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I'm starting a summer job in 3 weeks + I'm v.worried about it, not only because I have to go out but because I can't stop trying to 'read' people's thoughts.Last year I worked for 2 months, I was v.nervous all the time + constantly analysing how other staff were thinking +feeling, esp. how they were seeing me. I desperately wish I could stop doing this but it's a continuous, unstoppable flow of thought, that escalates as I become sure they r seeing me as weird, frightened and clumsy. I try overly hard to please everyone. Once a collegue snapped at me and I cried. I knew I was completely overreacting and tried to hide it but she noticed and was shocked, and I was so embarassed I could hardly talk to her again. I feel like an alien at work. I get so stressed I have d most mornings and come home exhausted.Anyone got any tips for coping?