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    How To Overcome Social Anxiety And Become The Life Of Any Party

    Being a normal person in the world takes effort. There are things you can do about social anxiety besides just curling up into a ball and dying.

    1. Pretend anyone you talk to is your future best friend.

    2. When you forget someone's name, pull a friend into the convo and do the one-sided introduction.

    3. When you meet someone for the first time, work their name three more times into the conversation.

    4. Start a conversation with something SPECIFIC.

    5. Hold your drink with your left hand so your right hand isn't all clammy and wet when you go in for the inevitable handshake.

    6. Hold your drink at belly button level, not chest level.

    7. When meeting someone for the first time, ask them, "What do you like to do?" instead of "What do you do?"

    8. To escape a boring conversation, say, "I'm going to get another drink. Want anything?"

    9. If you find yourself sweating nervously, go to the bathroom and run cold water on your wrists.

    10. If you can't hear someone at a bar or a concert because the music is too loud, push back that little flap of cartilage in your ear and lean in.

    11. Avoid dreaded wine teeth with bread and sparkling water.

    12. Always carry a lighter, and learn how to open beers with it.

    13. Drink something bizarre.

    14. Watch British comedy panel shows on YouTube.

    15. Pay attention to your audience when telling a story.

    16. Learn from your alcohol experiences.