I often feel that others (co-workers, family, friends, etc.) are whispering about me behind my back when I am around them. I find myself having hurt feelings for no reason, because I suspect they are talking about how socially inept I may be, or how stupid I am, etc. It makes me withdraw and become very quiet, unwilling to share myself with other people, for fear they will only make fun of me for who I am. It’s quite emotionally painful, and I have begun to consider suicide frequently as a way out.