I'm extremely shy in the sense that I don't like to spend a lot of time with people. I have the couple of close ones, like family that I love to be around, but as for hanging out with friends everyday and meeting new people and going out everyday, I simply spend much of my time alone. A lot of people have tried to get me to change, especially at school, to be an "outgoing" person, and to just stop being so quiet. Some even get mad at me for being quiet! It's frustrating, because I don't think there is anything wrong with being so shy, of course I would like a couple of friends here but sometimes I wish that they would just understand that's the way I am and accept me for who I am, especially how hard it is for me to talk to people without feeling suffocated... Does anyone ever feel this way too?