My social awkwardness is oh so apparent in new social situations. I linger too long. Leave conversations early. Stare at one spot in hopes of channeling myself away from the crowd. My online person is funny, witty not afraid not say stuff. In real life I am a mess. I am always telling myself “Susan, don’t be weird.”
Laugh if you will but I said it about twenty time last night in the span of three hours. I had to (GASP) talk to people. Be in a conversation. Encourage interaction. It was pure and total HELL.
I watch those cool and bubbly people, the ones who aren’t afraid to strike up a conversation. The leaders of the room. I hate to think of myself as a follower.
Are you socially awkward? How do I fight the fear? Tips please