Chat is artificial. I had those feelings. I think it's a boundary issue. I did lots of telephone work through the years and being afraid to call people and clients gave me the same feelings.We really need to get beyond this some how. It has effected me at most of the sites I have been to that have chat, so I think it is all on me to change this some how. I have been trying to but like everything else it takes nothing to set me back again.
Take good care
But they can't hit you. : ). People are rude in chat in general or rather the social norms don't need to be observed. Lots of times I think two people want to talk and don't want it to be a group thing I was always like that. I don't like groups.
But people aren't nearly as bad and my cPTSD makes them seem. In anonymous chat you can certainly ignore them. (The people and the feelings) I also know the uncomfortable feelings are trauma feelings and it's nice it's not bothering me as much anymore but when it was I couldn't help it either.