Is this severe shyness or something else?
Hi all, I'm not sure if i'm suffering from severe shyness or something else. Yes I'm a shy person, but this is severely affecting my life, socially. I always stay in the background, I don't talk much, only when talked to. I can never think of anything to say. Don't get me wrong I am a very friendly, pleasant person. Its just I don't talk much and it's affecting me. I am in a bad relationship right now, we broke up briefly a couple months ago, and I went on a date with a guy I had met. During dinner I barely did any talking. You would think that wiht someone new I would have a ton of stuff to talk about, but I didn't. He even said "wow you don't talk much do you", that made me feel really bad because I know I have a problem. Can anyone advise on what the deal is, is there medication that can help me, should i seek counceling? Thanks in advance.