10 Things You’re Probably Good at If You Have High-Functioning Anxiety

Anxiety can be a debilitating mental illness that can leave us breathless and powerless.

But what if I told you that what seem like your most negative traits could also be your greatest superpowers?

Holistic Anxiety and CBT Therapist Alison Seponara discusses in an Instagram post the 10 positive traits of someone with high-functioning anxiety, saying, There are both positive and negative traits of someone who struggles with high-functioning anxiety.

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Here’s what he had to say about the most positive aspects of this difficult condition.

10 Positive Traits Of People With High-Functioning Anxiety

1. An outgoing personality

It may be hard to believe, but those with high-functioning anxiety tend to have an outgoing personality. Yes, sometimes people who smile and laugh a lot may deep down have a lot going on in their mind.

According to psychologist Adam Borland, An individual with high functioning anxiety may appear calm on the outside but feel extremely anxious on the inside.

Borland says the reasoning for this has to do with high-functioning people wanting to mask their anxiety by taking control of situations.

2. Always arrive early or on-time

We all know that one person who always arrives early, or at least on time and maybe youre that person! The need to be proactive comes from individuals with anxiety who are nervous about everyday situations, says the National Institute of Mental Health.

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