I've had Nicki for almost ten years now (I got her Christmas 2007) and I just got around to re-reading her books, and I realized that Nicki shows a lot of signs of having a Social Anxiety Disorder (I know because I was diagnosed with it a few months back. )
mayoclinic.org states symptoms as being:
Fear of situations in which you may be judged
Worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself
Intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers
Fear that others will notice that you look anxious
Fear of physical symptoms that may cause you embarrassment, such as blushing, sweating, trembling or having a shaky voice
Avoiding doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment
Avoiding situations where you might be the center of attention
Having anxiety in anticipation of a feared activity or event
Enduring a social situation with intense fear or anxiety
Spending time after a social situation analyzing your performance and identifying flaws in your interactions
Expecting the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation
And I'd like to clarify that SAD isn't just general "I don't like being around people", it's a real disorder that can lead to panic attacks/breakdowns due to fear of embarrassment/interaction.
Anyway, I was wondering what you all thought of this? Do you guys think Nicki has a Social Anxiety Disorder or do you think she's just an introvert/shy?