Does anyone else have any of these problems? I'm to shy to t

Does anyone else have any of these problems? I'm to shy to talk on the phone, or to order through drive thru. Or just order and pay at stores? I never go alone to places. I always have to be with someone. I make them pay for me or ask them to order my food. I don't know if that's just me?

You were probably born shy but that doesn't mean you can't learn to feel more comfortable doing the drive thru, ordering food and paying. It's just a matter of graded exposure which is a fancy word for practice. If you keep doing it, it will get easier, if you don't, it will get harder. I was exactly the same as you when I was young..then I was thrown into a top teaching job where I didn't have a choice.. I had to either sink or swim and all theses students were depending on me..so I just jumped right in at the deep end. And don't think we are the only ones who feel this way. Some of the most famous people in history have been shy and felt exactly the same.

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