Raffi Bilek Says...
Much ink has been spilled on the topic of shyness and social phobia, which it sounds like you may be struggling with (although lots more information is needed before a diagnosis could be made).
Whether or not your particular problem is severe enough to warrant a diagnosis, I believe you could benefit a lot from seeing a counselor to help you deal with this. A trained professional could help guide you through the steps and work with your individual needs and strengths.
Self-help books are great, but they can't replace a human being who can give you the personal attention you need. Your problem is not insurmountable; you just need the right kind of help.
Good luck, and feel free to contact me if I can be of further help.
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