Thanks so much for the article! It's really helpful and I'm relieved that there's many people out there having the same problem and I'm not alone.
As you said this is online and anonymous, but I really appreciate how considerate and supportive you are.
I feel really anxious with talking to someone I'm not familiar with, especially when meeting new people. Which is why I haven't made any friends in uni so far...
Thank you so much for your reply