i have been an extremely shy person my whole life. i remember going through many days during elementary and middle school without speaking to a single person. ive improved a bit in my adult life out of sheer necessity but its a constant struggle. i still have much fewer friends than i would like to have and feel quite deficient. i do get comfort out of knowing others like me and often seek out other fellow wallflowers in social situations. this is an approach i have used my whole life to try to acclimate. this is what drew me to this forum.