Originally Posted by tachycardia
I agree with every word of what you wrote, Pretzels. I can only be chill by putting on an affectation of being chill, tho, because I'm generally a nervous wreck.
I used to interview people for a living and I still actually consider myself to be a mild introvert. One of the tricks I do to trick myself into going out sometimes is not focusing on the first 30 minutes of going somewhere but the next 30 minutes when I'm already there and having a better time than I thought I would. Maybe that could work for you, too?