I am afraid of being social

I am way to shy. I might as well say its like im scared of talking to people because they intimidate me and idk why. They are all human just like me. I can't be out going like most people. I feel like it's holding me back but its to hard. Its hard for me to be able to look at someone straight. I can't start up a conversation with someone. I just feel sad and alone. I want to crawl in my bed and cry. I thought about a thearapist but I already know how my parents will react. Only god sees my tears. I need help.

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  • It's okay that you're shy and not outgoing. All you need to do is talk to one person instead of groups of people. And the best way to start a conversation is with a simple Hello. And since you are still in school. You can chat with the person next to you and talk to them about the lesson you just had. Or compliment them on something they are wearing..just to start a conversation. Practice looking at someone in their eyes, not staring just looking. Another thing you can do to meet people and really challenge yourself is try out for a group sport, or the school play or even band. Something you enjoy. You can do this. A therapist may be a good thing and there's no shame in asking for help.

  • I do participate in band and it has helped a little bit thanks for the advice

  • First of all, the problem could be how you feel about your self. Stop all the negative thoughts of your self, and try to figure out how you can solve the issue. Start practicing on trying to talk to people what can you lose by trying to make friends? Some will be nice and try to respond to your friendly Ness, while their are others who won't. But that would be their loss. What I'm trying to say is try it go out there try making friends. Your never going to meet, or know if you keep hiding in your room. Don't just sit back and watch your life pass you by. Life is too short to be shy, scared of what? Saying the wrong thing, getting rejected, or feeling people won't like you for who you are? Go out there be wherever you want to be. Believe in your self, if no one likes it tuff. I'm sure there are so many who would like to know you. Good luck.

  • Thanks for the advice ill try

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