The best example of this entire discussion would be Bruce Banner, aka Hulk, from Marvel Comics. He suffers from anxiety and whether it is a result of gamma radiation or a personality trait, there are reasons that make him a superhero and that is the presence of superpowers.
No, we are not talking about the Hulk smashing things, we are talking about what makes Banner, an anxiety-prone person not just a human, but something more than that. Something that makes most anxious individuals superhumans in a way! It doesn’t have to be some tangible feature. In fact, the strongest powers come from within.
Let’s see what superpowers have people with anxiety:
This is a given trait! If a person is anxious, they will be more empathetic towards the condition of others. Simply because they wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to them. They are better at detecting emotions, which would make a difference small enough to help someone out.
2) Ability To Feel Energy Around People
An anxious individual would be the best judge of character. He would see if one has positive energy around him or negative. If the individual has positive vibes he would be comfortable around that person. And regular people cannot really sense out vibes
3) High IQ
Anxious people are considered to be way smarter than others, reported SUNY Downstate Medical Centre in NY. This is obvious because their anxiety leads them towards analyzing every single thing, forming out conclusions on every front until they are exhausted, but are filled
4) Survival Instincts
An anxious person will have the finest survival instincts because they are somewhat attuned to their surroundings. This gives them the ability to correctly predict if something dangerous is going to happen. The European Journal of Psychology reported people with anxiety to have been better prepared for danger.
5) Lie Detector
Anxious people are amazing lie detectors. While it may take them some time to confront you about it, confront they will, and will certainly point out that you were lying. Their intelligence, combined with their empathy, allows them to be amazing at detecting lies.