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    Challenge yourself. Approach strangers and ask them for directions.
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    Perhaps you could talk to yourself in the mirror, I know it sounds weird but then you can see what you look like when you are talking to someone, it could help, I dunno.

    Or maybe go visit someplace you have never been before to help bring up your confidence.
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    dude, break the barriers down. forget those stupid things of looking in the mirror and talking to yourself.
    or doing phychological exercises like saying i am confident.

    THEY DONT WORK!!

    you have to do what makes you afraid and do it again and again until you break down the barriers.

    my opinion, in the future join toastmasters. they public speaking group for people, amateurs ect.. people who lack confidence.

    or join drama club, meet people often, get a part time job which involves interacting with customers.

    all this helps.
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    (Original post by fishy466)
    dude, break the barriers down. forget those stupid things of looking in the mirror and talking to yourself.
    or doing phychological exercises like saying i am confident.

    THEY DONT WORK!!

    you have to do what makes you afraid and do it again and again until you break down the barriers.

    my opinion, in the future join toastmasters. they public speaking group for people, amateurs ect.. people who lack confidence.

    or join drama club, meet people often, get a part time job which involves interacting with customers.

    all this helps.
    That's such bull****. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been proven to work.

    If someone has chronic shyness (as in social phobia) then simply 'forcing' themselves to be sociable won't change the thought patterns in the brain that are currently the problem.

    There's more to shyness than pushing someone into doing something hoping they'll 'get used to it' - it's not as simple as that.
 
 
 
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