Personally expanding social boundaries

United States
September 6, 2008 6:22pm CST
Throughout my entire life I have been rather shy. I realize that it is important on many levels to have social interaction and yet no matter how many times I tell myself this, I do nothing. Yes, I have a small circle of friends, but just talking and socializing with other people in general just doesn't come to me. Even on social networking sites I tend to not have many friends or much activity. I've read that doing little things, (can't think of any off the top of my head), I can slowly open up more to people. Even this, however, I find difficult to do. In an attempt to overcome this, I'm trying to open on mylot, being a much lesser known site and with a very low chance of being seen by someone I know. Really I just would like to try and meet people and try to make friends. I feel weird having opened up this much already, so I'll wait to (hopefully) read some responses. Thanks to all that give some input.
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@nengs10 (3183)
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
There's nothing wrong about that really. I even find some shy people as humble ones. Well, in your case, don't rush things. Just be yourself and discover new things as time goes. Socialize and join some online sites and forums. I know you will find new friends there.
• United States
8 Sep 08
Thanks for responding. I was beginning to feel kind of stupid. But no more pessimism! I'm starting to take better steps; I've joined a extra curricular at school. I've been having some wonderful discussions on mylot and I've made more comments on other social networking sites. Thanks again for responding!