I’ve got some good and bad news for all the anxious people out there. As an anxious person myself, I know that anxious people will naturally want to know the bad news first, so I’ll start with that. Bad news:
You’ve always been the “mature” one in your circle of friends; maybe you were recognized and praised by a coach or teacher for being considerate, understanding, patient with your peers and calm under pressure. Or, maybe no one really noticed.