- Starting a conversation
This is really hard for me. I have a lot of trouble trying to come up with a topic to talk about with people.
2. Maintaining a conversation
This is also difficult for me.
3. Saying “Hi”.
This can be anxiety provoking for me. Often times I just say a quiet “Hi” back or I nod my head.
4. Eye contact
I have fairly good eye contact. I can maintain eye contact, but not for more than a couple minutes. I especially don’t like making eye contact with strangers.
5. Asking about something/Asking for help
Asking for help is hard for me. Asking about something can also be difficult.
6. Trying to join in group conversations
Nope. I can never seem to do that.
To finish this up:
I am working on my social anxiety and social skills. I haven’t gotten to the point where I can socialize well, but I’m working on it. I may go backwards some days, and I may avoid some things, but I want to be able to at least learn how to socialize some- but not all the time because that would be too tiring.
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