I feel isolated from my classmates. There's only 8 of us in this program, so I want to be friends, but..Advice?
It's a small advanced program. But we don't really have many common interests, and the other day a guy called me negative and said he didn't want to hang out with me, and I'm not sure to what degree he was joking (it was said light-heartedly and I joked back, but I think there was some truth in it). I'm kind of a gloomy personality, I'm the realist in the group and I play the "straight man" in comedy... But I actually like everyone else here, and I want to be liked, too. Why do I struggle with this so much?