thanks Elly Gangsta and Aileen. It's nothing to do with the Mr Bean reference. I found it quite funny tbh - I often have these moments - I constantly keep comparing myself to people. Ive always been such a quiet and shy person. It's just such a nuisance at times in my life.
I agree with Elly. I think most of us have been down the same road but we've come through it all safely.
John, when you start comparing yourself to other people - yes, I know, everyone's better looking, cleverer, etc, etc, than I am - try to switch these thoughts off and focus instead on your own attributes. You'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.