I'm quiet all day at school and it kills me. I actually really like to talk and have interesting conversations and such but it's just no one talks to me. I don't try to talk to people cause I'm afraid people will just be like "why is this kid talking to me". I've been embarrassed enough times trying to talk and the fact that no one really tries to talk me just makes me think I should stay quiet and not try to make friends. There are some kids on my bus though that I feel like I can talk to because we broke the ice on a common interest: anime. I overheard them talking about anime on the bus one time and thought it was an easy subject for me to get into. But I soon found out that these kids are too unusual for me to be friends with. I heard them talking about unusual sexual fetishes that they belong to, one time. At that point I was like "kill myself". I hate people like that that make the anime fandom look bad but that's another story. A lot of people try to break me out of my shell. There was this one girl, real cute, I had her in two classes where she tried to do this. She seemed really down to earth and she was really nice to me and just was really trying and I probably seemed so uninterested and I thought "why does this girl even wanna be my friend? I'm so lame" So in this class I'm in with her I made myself look really stupid just cause I get super nervous around people. I don't think she was even there that day but maybe she was cause she soon stopped trying to talk to me and just looks past me now. I thought she was more down to earth than that. Then there was this this other girl, a real extrovert. She tried to break me out my shell too and I was the same super nervous boring fellow but she seemed persistent and I just didnt want to get too close to her because I didn't want to cramp her style. Soon she started being the same way, now she barely acknowledges me. What's wrong with me? I wanna try not to have this too long so I'm gonna stop it here. I hope it's not too long. Can anyone share any similar stories? Also it's my first year at this high school and I'm a senior.