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    Hello people of TSR.

    I am a 19 year old girl and I have a serious problem that is affecting my daily life. Whenever I meet a new person (mostly guys!), I tend to stammer and blush and make a fool out of myself in general. That is the reason, I don't have many friends even now!

    This September, I am starting Mechanical Engineering at university and I know that engineering degrees require group works and presentations :bawling: (as do many other degrees out there do too!), but I have always been on the shy side and no matter how hard I try, I always make a bad impression of myself. Even the idea of standing in front of one person makes me sick...

    I already have a friend who attends the university I will be attending - but she will be in second year and she is doing Computer Science. Also, I do not want to always intrude on her time as she has got other friends (unlike me!)

    Please give your advice on how I should overcome this problem - even my parents are sick of it.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hello people of TSR.

    I am a 19 year old girl and I have a serious problem that is affecting my daily life. Whenever I meet a new person (mostly guys!), I tend to stammer and blush and make a fool out of myself in general. That is the reason, I don't have many friends even now!

    This September, I am starting Mechanical Engineering at university and I know that engineering degrees require group works and presentations :bawling: (as do many other degrees out there do too!), but I have always been on the shy side and no matter how hard I try, I always make a bad impression of myself. Even the idea of standing in front of one person makes me sick...

    I already have a friend who attends the university I will be attending - but she will be in second year and she is doing Computer Science. Also, I do not want to always intrude on her time as she has got other friends (unlike me!)

    Please give your advice on how I should overcome this problem - even my parents are sick of it.
    Firstly one of the best people to mention this to will be your personal academic advisor as they can help you and possibly set things up for you to overcome thsi situation.

    Also you will have places like the chaplaincy at the university which can provide social support too (they aren't just for the religious!!!)

    Lastly the best thing you can do is just go for it. Start by talking to your flat mates and then join some clubs or societies you are really in to. It's always easier to talk to people when you are doing something you love!!!
 
 
 
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