I'm 17, almost 18 and I am still really shy and quiet. I can't talk to people, it's like my mind just goes blank whenever I try. But when I'm around certain people I'm very talkative, and theirs certain people that I've know for a long time but I still can't talk to them without embarrassing myself. when I met new people I silently freak out, but sometimes I talk really freely to a person I just met. I don't know what's wrong with me, It's so hard to deal with life being this quiet and shy. It hurts me emotionally everyday because I try to be 'normal' and force myself to talk. I don't know what to do, Is it normal to be this way?