Hi. My name is Kate, and I have social anxiety. I'm afraid to go places and see people, but it's mostly a result of my own embarassing actions and ruined reputation....so while I do have low self-esteem and have always had trouble making friends....it's gotten worse becuase of my own actions. I drank to deal with the anxiety and to "make myself more socialble" but it went to far the other direction. Now not only am I afraid to talk to people i know they all know I'm crazy. And when I do socialize I don't know how too....I either don't talk at all or overcompensate by being wayy too aggressive and friendly, I say and do all the wrong things....does anyone else have any similar problems?