I'm new to this website and i would like some advice and support.
From the age of 11, i have always been a very shy person. I only have a small group of friends, throughout school. My anxiety started to become worse as i got older, constantly worrying about the smallest things. I only get social anxiety, when i'm put in certain situations, such as the classroom. I have a fear of speaking to new people, especially those who have very outgoing personalities. I'm scared of what they'll think of me, if i embarrass myself. I constantly feel like everyone is talking about me and judging me. Most of the time they are. I agree that i'm an introvert, i prefer keeping to myself and i don't see that as a bad thing.
I have low self esteem from what people have said to me in the past. Little confidence. When i'am surrounded by family and friends, i'm a different person. I talk a lot more, i'm my true self. I'm now 16 and recently it has just got worse. I do not self harm and never will.
So, i was wondering if anyone can give me some advice and tips. On how to beat social anxiety from controlling me, and being more confident.