Is Anything Wrong With Me Or Something?

I'm not really sure if I'm an introvert or not. Or am I just social phobic? My story is that I find it kind of hard to speak in public and as such I kind of keep to myself a lot. I also noticed that whenever I make effort to speak in the public so as not to appear too reticent, I find myself saying meaningless things or things I'd prefer not to say.
    What is unpleasant about all this to me is that people are quick to jump to conclusions that one is too proud to relate to others, aloof or something. And there are times I try to relate to some people and what I get is cold shoulder and this discourage me a lot from mixing freely with people. The reason I suspect for this is that the kind of clothes and stuffs that I used is kind of sub-standard to them or something, I guess it is a case of you are addressed as you dress. I only hope this changes for the better when I have the resources to measure up. But to me, it's really disgusting trying to please others when none is trying to please me.
    The issue now is that I don't know I fit in as an introvert or just being social phobic. I need to find a way to improve myself because every time I think about what the future hold considering my personality, I get frightened.

Viqta Viqta
22-25, M
3 Responses Mar 4, 2009

I'm an introvert also so I can understand how the future can seem daunting but, well, there's always hope. :-)

Though this response is rather late. I would like you to know that I appreciate the suggestion. Thanks.

I am an extreme Introvert, as is my partner, as are all three of my children, as is my oldest brother. <br />
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If you would like to know more, I highly recommend that you get the book "Please Understand Me II", contained within is the 'Kiersey Temperament Sorter' that will help you to decide if you are a true introvert or not.<br />
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This book has been the best source of information that I have been able to get my hands on, to date! The more you understand yourself, your personality, and your temperament. . . . . I believe you will then have the tools you need to help yourself.<br />
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Never stop learning.