I am a very shy person. I am always quiet, except for at home.
When I was younger, I didn't even dare to ask where the toilet is, whether it's in the restaurant, in sports class or on a trip. So I rader peet in my pants. (Which was of course much worse and totally embarrassing.)
In class I am one of those, that never really raises the hand and almost faints before a presentation, because of the nervosity.
So this was one of my biggest problem, however I learned to deal with it, and noticed that I just have to overcome my shyness sometimes.
But now I have another problem, that is a burden for me and I don't know how to handle it.
Even though I have always been shy, I wore whatever I liked and didn't care what others think of my style. Now in secondary school it's different. People look and talk. Actually it shouldn't bother me. Why should I care what they like?! But I just can't convince myself to wear whatever I like. I am afraid that people will talk about me and find my taste horrible. But why should I care?! Sometimes I just don't understand myself...
If you know how to get over this, than please contact and help me.
What I did to help myself, is hanging up self-confidence quotes above my bed, so that I will read them every evening before falling asleep.