Okay my first response was possibly harsh, but it’s because all the complaints overlook the fact that these are UNIVERSAL experiences. It doesn’t SEEM like it because those others who seem so much more confident got over themselves and realized it. I can say this because in HS, I was incredibly shy, a total twit dweeb, stuck in my own head until I took to heart the greater message of the book I mentioned previously, which is; Everyone is constanly forming an opinion of you. You have the choice to inform their opinion, positively, or not. Just dive in - it get EASIER with Practice!!