I've kinda thought that I've had SA for a long time now, probably around 14. I'm not really sure, but I know that I like physically can't talk to new people unless it is like 'required'. Like if you're in class and you get instructions to get into a group, ill have no problem just to start talking to someone and ill probably be fine in the group too. But talking to random people when it's not required just does not happen. Before I can even approach them I feel like they're thinking, who does he thing he is? Approaching us like that, he's not cool or whatever. I'm not physically unattractive. I work out, I consider myself to be 'good-looking' but I just can't shake the feeling that no one else agrees. It's just really frustrating. And then the second you give into those thoughts, which happens eventually, you actually start acting weird, due to anxiety, then people actually think you're weird...! Basically anywhere where there is a chance that I can mess up, I tend to my even try, because I don't want people thinking bad about me. In reality I could care less what people think, but in my head apparently their opinions are far superior to mine. I've tried to just 'meditate' by trying to stay positive and focusing on breathing, but it doesn't work all that well. Should I try to get some meds or see a psychiatrist or something? Because at times I feel like I'm missing a pretty fun time in my life that I can't really seem to enjoy. I kinda hoped I'd shake the feelin eventually if you know what I mean; but it looks like it's here to stay. Any advice for a newbie lol?