Is it immature for a man w/social anxiety disorder, to get mad when his co-workers don’t believe he’s a ladies man?
Let’s say he can’t make eye contact, as he has anxiety issues. But he still lives a normal life — has his own place and car. In addition, he has a lot of girlfriends. When he told this to a co-worker, he (co-worker) went around the office telling everyone what he said. In addition, the co-worker asked him who in the office he thinks is pretty, and then told said females, “He said you’re pretty” and/or “He likes you.” Apparently, the co-worker was patronizing him as of he’s a 5-year-old making up stories, to which the co-worker was thinking “Oh that’s adorable,” on top of the fact that he admitted who is pretty. Basically, he treats him like a man-child because of his social anxiety, as if a man with awkward body language is incapable of living on his own, driving, or having sex. The co-worker was mad about this, as he cares about what people think about him. But since he actually does have a sex life, should he not care as long as HE knows it’s true? FYI, the co-worker who who told the whole office his business, treats their other co-worker (who also bragged about his sexual escapades to him) he total opposite — says to him, “Player player, you’re the man!” but DID NOT spread his business around the office. So the nervous co-worker with the man-child reputation at the office is jealous of the co-worker with the awesome swag who has a ladies man reputation at the office. Does the nervous co-worker need to grow up, or was the big mouth co-worker wrong for patronizing him?