Does anyone here suffer from anxiety - and if so, what triggers it? How do you cope and get over what makes you anxious (if you do)? I just got diagnosed with performance anxiety - basically the need to be an overachiever and to please people. I am so conscious of what others think of me, making me very anxious when doing exams/presentations, and when I start a new job. I got a great full-time job for the summer in an accounting firm, but had to quit because my anxiety was terrible after just the first day! I couldn't handle it. I always excel at what I do but sometimes my anxiety just makes it not worth it. I'm working with a therapist now and trying to figure out where I belong (maybe that's not in a big firm I've realized)... it's just hard because I never used to be this anxious! I am lucky to have a family that is supportive. I still feel like such a failure and I still live at home (I'm 21)... I feel like I need to get 'this show on the road' so to speak, even though I know I'm young! Ugh!