Yes! I have always been the shy, quiet one in my family. My whole family are extroverts, except my Dad, who's still even a bit extroverted. I've always wanted to hide from people, not answer the door, not introduce myself to people, not even go up to people I don't know, etc. I don't enjoy big parties, graduation parties, birthday parties, going out to the bars or dancing. Sometimes it's fun, but I always feel awkward. I feel like I'm standing alone in a corner or something and just not contributing to conversation. It's so hard not to compare myself to people, especially my family.
And it's so hard to get out of this habit of running away from people, but its not good, because people HAVE to communicate to make it in the world, ya know?
So ... what do we do about this guys? Focus on our strengths, is one thing I'm always told. And just enjoy the conversation and entertainment around us. I think a lot of us are introverts too, and there's nothing wrong with that. So we need to accept this part of ourselves, it's just sooo hard.
any advice or similar stories?