It's interesting you posted this. I was just thinking about this yesterday. I feel rather young all the time. And not in the vibrant and full of energy sort of way. I feel even younger when I converse with men. So naturally, I feel quite young whenever I come here to MS. I'm 27 but feel 10 years old sometimes.
I get paranoid that someone may not like me, afraid that someone might be mean to me, and worrying that I come off as irritating (one of the root causes of my silence when I am around people or in the MS chat room).
Maybe "younger" doesn't fully describe how I feel. "Smaller" ....yes I feel small. Easily overpowered, easily frightened, easily looked down on and shy beyond reason.
-Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say-