Go to the park and ask people for the time as they pass by. Make a special request at a restaurant. These are just a few things to get started, they've helped me.
Get into MMA!
i didnt really figure it out until i got a job. just talk. all there is too it. they will be more uncomfortable than you are, because as a stranger reaching out to them, you will show you have confidence.
if its just a stranger, and they brush you off, who cares.
also i suggest taking a psychology class. i did and i gotta say it helped
talk to people,make new friends,here on EP or where you live. self esteem is very important.
a good confidence builder is studying martial arts. you can build self confidence, self esteem
and before you know it, you will become someone's hero. :)
It's easy!!! Just consider them as being totally naked and embarassed, then carry on as if you are the only well dressed person there!!!
I am the same way, I just say you don't overcome it, you simply accept yourself for who you are.