I guess I cope with shyness by thinking "If I'm going to make a fool of myself and have people laugh at me, it will be on MY terms" and I goof around with dark humor and scare the hell out of people.
I made this one:
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I'm in between. Introvert acting like an extrovert in public, it's so exhausting I could die. And I annoy people. But at least I'm not bored. I think I get neurotic from overstimulation because public places tend to have too loud music, it feels like being screamed at for hours, no wonder I feel anxious at the mere idea. But I wouldn't be scared to hike in the woods.
Hahaha! I had an answering machine and called back, but after a mean message telling me to pick up when I wasn't even there, I unplugged my phone... and now I don't have any... saving a fortune. Why pay to have telemarketers wake me and harass me, or have people insult me, make plans just to cancel them... When I finally found friends to go to the places I liked... it wasn't as fun. They were late, I had to take picture of them kissing... Bored.
Can be a good thing when you actually don't want to bother with some bad people.