this is a battle we all fight every day some just hide it better than others <br />
so relax and remember that the person next to you is just as awkward and the person being mean is more intimidated by you than they will ever admit and try not to think about what you look like or what others say they are just trying to hide their own fear and doubt
Care more about what you think of you... shy is shy... thats hard to overcome, but if you accept you are not loud and obnoxious, then it is not so hard. If people don't accept you, that's their problem, you don't have to let it be yours.
You're only young, it goes with the territory, better being sensitive than totally insensitive