I really don't know what to do. I am starting to go crazy over this. Apparently, I am not good at talking. When I say that I mean the topics I talk about aren't interesting, I'm not funny, and many times I appear to sound close-minded or arrogant. Not to mention people make fun of me for no apparent reason at all other than to fufill some wild desire and lingering phobia that they may have. I need to learn how to be social, because this is starting to annoy me. And please, no one offer me to "memorize" or learn what other people like to do, and then talk about that. I've tried topics such as TV shows that we have in common, sports, local news, things happening around school, etc. and nothing seems to work...I feel hopeless in this endeavour.
to be social u need 2b confident in what you say and make sure you are hanging aroung the right group of frends normally u start by watching the movements of other ppls conversations and see an innong where they hit ur topic.
maybe ur problem is u have a weak opinon... dont watch enough interesting programmes... or maybe ur opinions are too general...
with the problems concernin u being picked on for, u need to use a sarcasm its not so bad soon it will shift off you and onto some1 else.
but then this could just be useless info im v.social but the down side is that im not serious about much and i find it hard to tell my deep feelings to people, thus i put it on a place like this.
neway hope this helps
You seem to be uptight, loosen up and stop worrying about what other people think, thats the greatest hint anyone will give you, just don't care about what other people think, don't look for aproval from others.
I must admit, Max, you completely hit the nail on the head when you said I'm too uptight. I really do worry way too much about what others think. But thats because I don't want to be like some of the a**holes in my school that have attitudes and don't give a damn about anyone. You know what I mean?