You know Jimmy, and I know this is unsolicited advice, but the secret is to not give a damm. It's all fear of rejection, you know? Im naturally a shy person myself, the moment I started not caring about others opinion that much, it started to go away a little. I hope that means something to you my friend.
Thanks for sharing. I'm certainly less shy than I was as a kid/teenager, but it's still overwhelming. Depends on the scenario, too, of course. I do care what people think, though. It does mean something, and thanks. :)
I'm not really aware of any negative aspects to my personality. I believe myself to be positively wonderful and the picture of absolute normalcy. Ask around. I feel quite certain that most everyone will tell you the same.