self esteem & personality

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Registered: 11-08-2004
self esteem & personality
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Sun, 12-26-2010 - 2:15am

I'm not sure if this is the right place but i hope someone can help me. I'm a male age 35 and i have been brought up in a small family where i have been controlled by my parents with little freedom. I'm also a shy & afraid type person. Due to the way i have been brought up, i do not have much friends and my interpersonal talking skill is not so good. I'm also having problems to make friends. I can say that

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Registered: 10-12-2006
Sun, 12-26-2010 - 8:37pm

hey, muthup, welcome to the board. i think it can be hard to try to talk to other people if you have been shy your whole life but there's nothing to be afraid of. remember that everybody gets shy and nervous sometimes, even if they don't act that way. also, a lot of people are afraid of sounding stupid so that is one of the reasons why they aren't straightforward. i think that if you are always honest then of course

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Registered: 11-08-2004
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 7:57am

Thank you for your answer.

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 1:56pm

I've been the same way.




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Registered: 10-12-2006
Mon, 12-27-2010 - 8:15pm

you're welcome. of course you can ask further questions! have you ever thought about taking a public-speaking class? also, what is about girls that makes it difficult for you to make friends with them?