I've been reading though some of the posts here and I have to say that I can relate to a lot of what other people are saying. I've dealt with this issue of social phobias for a long time now. I've have struggled to overcome it. I think I have come a long way, but I can't seem to figure out how to end the loneliness. I feel that I'm a very outgoing person, but in the end, and deep down, I have the belief that I'm unlikeable. Even though I know this is not a reasonable conclusion, I can't shake it. I just can't believe that someone would enjoy being with me for me. It leaves me feeling completely depressed. I'm happy that I've found this forum where other people are struggling with some of the same issues. I know I'm not alone. I'm hoping that maybe I can find some answers here. Maybe I can even lend a few myself.