I feel like I want to hide in my room at university

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We will have multiple large and rather inviting communal/social spaces at university and in halls, although I currently feel that I would much prefer to close the door to my room and sit in bed.

It's exactly what I'm used to at home and it does make me feel more comfortable, as I do somewhat fear what it will be like being around individuals that are (near-enough) strangers. I have talked to them on Facebook in group chats and they seem to be a marvellously friendly group of people with great intentions.

I feel that even if I do hang around other people, I will retreat into my iPhone and avoid conversation--or if conversation is initiated, I will have very little to say and that exerting so much effort would be unnecessary and potentially draining for an introvert like me.

I'm not really sure how to change. In fact, people often say that it's not worth changing/being a different person; rather, it's best to 'be yourself'.

Going to pub quizzes, musical events, movie nights and things just sounds very intense.
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(Original post by dreamyhalo)
We will have multiple large and rather inviting communal/social spaces at university and in halls, although I currently feel that I would much prefer to close the door to my room and sit in bed.

It's exactly what I'm used to at home and it does make me feel more comfortable, as I do somewhat fear what it will be like being around individuals that are (near-enough) strangers. I have talked to them on Facebook in group chats and they seem to be a marvellously friendly group of people with great intentions.

I feel that even if I do hang around other people, I will retreat into my iPhone and avoid conversation--or if conversation is initiated, I will have very little to say and that exerting so much effort would be unnecessary and potentially draining for an introvert like me.

I'm not really sure how to change. In fact, people often say that it's not worth changing/being a different person; rather, it's best to 'be yourself'.

Going to pub quizzes, musical events, movie nights and things just sounds very intense.
I totally understand.

I don't often talk much unless I have something to say - not really good at small-talk IRL and people mistake that as me not liking them etc. However, others soon get used to your personality, from experience

At the very start, going to society events etc will probably be intense, but soon you'll make friends and it'll just become a normal 'thing' in addition to staying in your room (which is no bad thing)
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