I feel myself going through the same thing, I find it hard to intiate conversations with people, even friends. I feel really weird and out of place, for no significant reason, but when I do have an occasional drink or two, I'm a social bee and ready to confront anyone. I was working on an assertiveness project in psychology and felt that I needed to be more assertive, rather than, aggressive/passive/indirect. I've come across a few places where they offer assertiveness training, but I'm not sure if that's what I need, but I definitely need to build up on confidence to be an assertive person. Anyway just thought I'd share with you, because I've been having a hard time with this shit as well.
i'm not sure if this is related, but do people sometimes feel that they are not able to speak because they can't think of anything worthwhile to say and that nothing that you say can be of any interst and you just don't want to hear the sound of your own voice.
and the same with typing?
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