People simply cannot believe how people with anxiety can worry about something as simple as going to the store to buy something. But, between leaving the house, and getting back, there are numerous questions popping out about fear that a person with anxiety disorder needs to conquer.
Living with anxiety has many downsides, but there is a silver lining – anxiety in itself comes with some ‘superpowers’ depending on how you look at it. Keep reading to find them out!
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal part of life. You may feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking an exam, or making an important decision. BUT, anxiety disorders involves more than temporary fear or worry. For an individual with anxiety disorder, the anxiety doesn’t just go away, but it goes untreated, it can get worse over time. Those feelings of nervousness, fear, worrying, and apprehension, can get in the way in the daily activities including relationships, school, and work.
Anxiety disorders can be classified in several types:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorders
If you are dealing with anxiety, maybe it’s about time you start looking at the good aspects rather than the bad. Keep in mind that with anxiety comes a heightened sense of perception. Which means that a person with anxiety disorder have superpowers.
Below is a list of top five superpowers. So, if you, someone you know, or a loved one have an anxiety, I encourage to embrace this article, and turn your life around!
An ability to sense the energy of others
People with anxiety disorder often have a gut feeling about others, and can easily determine whether those people have a positive or a negative energy. On one hand, anxious people can find themselves comfortable with someone because they carry positive energy. On the other hand, they might get ‘bad vibes’ form someone, often because that person is harboring some negative energy. Usually, normal people have trouble to tell if someone is overly negative.
An increased empathy
If you struggle with anxiety, you also struggle with emotions. Meaning that people with anxiety disorder have better understanding of their own feelings, and more important: they understand the feelings of others. Moreover these people are more concerned with the feelings of others than normal people. Their heightened sense of empathy is not understandable by others. Also, people who deal with anxiety can detect emotions better than others.
A life-saving instincts
The constant worrying that something bad will happen, makes you to become more aware in recognizing potential dangers. This can be used as a survival mechanism. A study that was published in the European Journal of Psychology found out that people who suffer from anxiety disorders are more able to detect danger and respond to it.
An increased IQ
Researchers from SUNY Downstate Medical Centre in New York found out that individuals who deal with anxiety tend to have higher IQs than other people. This is not surprise, since anxious people spend a lot of time over analyzing situations and possible outcomes.
An ability to see through lies
People with anxiety disorders are extremely cautious to everything around them. As a result, most often, they can see right through a lie. Moreover, if something doesn’t make a sense to them, or simply doesn’t add up to the plan, they just won’t risk. In fact, they will be the first one to call it out. This makes them much braver than you might think.
People with anxiety are more special than you can imagine. Even though they over-thinking situations and overcomes, as well as being constantly nervous about something, they are able to live their lives, and achieve their goals. Prepared for about anything, anxious people are some of the strongest people you may ever come across. Do you have these superpowers? If yes, feel free to share this article, so others can understand you!
Still not sure what anxiety is? What means to deal with this disorder? Watch the video below to get a better understanding, and what it’s like living with anxiety.
Articles based on: https://theheartysoul.com/what-you-learn-from-an-anxiety-disorder/