Originally Posted by Incman
Thanks for the good advice guys. Yea, I'm not trying to just go throw myself on anyone, anywhere and start talking. I just want to be able to go up to someone (say in one of my classes or whatever), introduce myself, and be able to talk to them. But for some reason I find that near impossible in pretty much any situation. The talking part after I've been introduced is fine, but I can't bring myself to just walk up to someone and introduce myself. As I said though, I've been working on it lately, and hopefully it will just "click" sometime in the near future.
When I said "Throw yourself to the wolves." some of you obviously misinterpreted. I should of been a little more clear. I wasn't implying for you to try hard which basically seems to me is what you are exactly doing... STOP TRYING SO HARD! I didn't say just go up to any person, and start talking about stupid shit. Just put yourself out there. You don't have to talk much to do this. Believe me people will know you as the "quiet guy." Watch, and observe how most people interact. If you have nothing to say... DON'T SAY ANYTHYNG! People will forgive your shyness, but after awhile you will be known as that boring fuck that doesn't talk, and has no friends.
Like I said "Throw yourself to the wolves", and face what you are scared of... people.