I'm afraid of talking to people and i try to avoid any situation where i might have to talk or chit chat with others. i always feel like i don't know what to say and then if that happens, the situation will become awkward. i live in dread of not having anything to say when i'm around people and that's why i try to avoid them altogether. this fear is ruining my life. i hardly have any friends and i'm afraid to meet new ones because i will have to talk to them. i feel ashamed of myself that i have nothing to say and i don't want anyone to see me like that. even if no one is around, just the thought of having to talk with someone or spend time with them can send me into anxiety. i feel anxious most of the time and i'm sad and lonely. i'm afraid that people will see my fears of them and then want nothing to do with me. i can't help myself but to be scared. i know i shouldn't be afraid but i am. i feel so stupid. i get extremely self conscious when i'm with people also.