Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I struggle to meet new people in social situations. I donítít have social anxiety disorder. I donít get shaky or terrified, but I just donít look forward to doing it. At work it is not a problem other then I am teriable at remembering names. Maybe because I go into professional mode and am trying to get a job done. I am not sure why I am so shy otherwise. School, clubs, college, new neighbors have always been harder for me to be social right away. I try to find a person I already know to introduce me to others. I am not the person that just walks in the door and starts talking to strangers and makes friends right away. I donít have a problem talking to people but for some reason I struggle getting names and getting to know real things like interests, what they value, or what they would like to do, about someone new. I am going to face that fear. I joined a parish back in April. I signed up to do a few things so people have a chance to see my name. but otherwise I donít know their names. So the last few weeks I started asking 1 or 2 people for their names. I actually get a few butterflies before I do it, but I want to be more of a part of my church community and I sometimes think maybe people are as shy as me.