I have a fear of participating in class. First of, whenever I get the wrong answer, the class laugh at me. Second, if I raise my hand in class too often, I might be labeled as a teacher's pet. For the majority of the time, my hand is down. Sometimes, I try to raise my hand, but it just limps and goes down. I think class participation is the hardest thing for me.
Update: A few months after writing this story, I gained more confidence, and is able to participate in class now.