Aye, anyone and everyone. So I've never been one that enjoys social interactions, and as a person with Asperger's Syndrome and horrible social anxiety it makes it even more difficult to communicate. The thought of eye contact, alone, is nerve-wracking. I'm blessed to have my best friend and my significant other, but I've been told that I need to make more friends with people to try and better my mental health, as well as, preparing myself to get a job and interact with total strangers. I'm extremely anxious about this and have no idea what I should do, how to say the first words to anyone (I never use my cellphone to call anyone and I always text the same two people).
I have a FaceBook that is full of people, though I rarely ever speak to anyone unless said person has spoken first. I feel ashamed and down right rude that I can't bring myself to message somebody first, not even to see how he/she is doing. It makes me feel self-centered and narcissistic, like I'm too good to talk to anyone when it's the complete opposite. It's all fear taking over my mind. Fear of talking and not knowing what to say or how to say it, fear of eye contact, fear of making myself sound like a fool or weirdo, fear of rejection, etc. The list just goes on. Again, I'm unsure of what to do or how to go about making and maintaining friends. I'm hoping that I'll come across some like-minded individuals on this site and since everyone seem to nice and helpful, maybe this attempt will work out. I've found it a lot easier to talk to people on here, although the only thing I have really done is give some sound advice and thank those who have given me the same. I guess it's a start, aye? Anyway, I hope to talk to someone eventually. Hope you all have a good rest of your day or a good night.