I’m so quiet and shy at work that I think people are beginning to hate me Watch

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Just started a new job (first job since graduating) and I’m the youngest and obviously the most inexperienced. I find it intimidating being around older colleagues who are experienced and so good at what they do. Im normally a loud person amongst friends but for some reason I can’t bring myself to come out of my shell at work. I really think that people avoid being near me/socialising with me just because I’m so quiet. It’s frustrating because that’s not really who I am. I’ve been here a while now (8 months) but I still don’t know why I’m so quiet. I thought I would start to get more comfortable but I still feel shy. My colleagues are all very sociable so it can be very hard. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to be known as the quiet one forever but it’s just so hard.
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Just started a new job (first job since graduating) and I’m the youngest and obviously the most inexperienced. I find it intimidating being around older colleagues who are experienced and so good at what they do. Im normally a loud person amongst friends but for some reason I can’t bring myself to come out of my shell at work. I really think that people avoid being near me/socialising with me just because I’m so quiet. It’s frustrating because that’s not really who I am. I’ve been here a while now (8 months) but I still don’t know why I’m so quiet. I thought I would start to get more comfortable but I still feel shy. My colleagues are all very sociable so it can be very hard. I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to be known as the quiet one forever but it’s just so hard.
Do you feel uncomfortable around people? Is it like this around people you don't know? If you answered yes to both those questions then I think you might have social anxiety. If you answered yes to one of those then I still think you should go and check if you have it.
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