Again, Ive joined many similar groups here, but also, I hate it when my friends joke about how quiet I am especially - I find it funny sometimes but other times it depresses me, they dont notice that I am making more of an effort to talk to people and stuff, to speak audibly - I thought I was making progress, but apparently not :(. Why cant I be like the other people my age? They can all go up to new people and start a conversation with them - Id rather be disembowelled than try that in most cases, seriously! Only if someone else seems awkward and quiet can I seem to go up and talk to them - though, of course, conversation is awkward. Its so exasperating though!