What is the best way to socialize with people?

I suffer from an extreme form of social anxiety and PTSD. I've just started working out again, and trying to move forward in my life, but I was wondering... What do a lot of you do to socialize with those that you do not know, and to personalize the conversation? Everytime I talk to someone, my mind races. I'm fine as a sales representative at the job I'm at though. :) Weird.

Asked By: BOBBY S - 2/11/2009
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Answered By: Ben Bien - 2/11/2009
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Answered By: starfy - 2/11/2009
Nice to know someone else that has it too. But go to places you are comfortable with ,like me its the will meet people who share the same interest.Go to that place everyday ,and eventually someone will talk to you.And you'll be familiar with the people ,thus making it easier to talk to them.
Answered By: ☮The joker*♥☮ - 2/11/2009
I have a problem kind of like this. What actually works is just the simple words "Hi or Hello" with a smile. Most people will strike up a conversation with you just by saying that and all you have to do is respond by saying,"um hum" "ok" or "wow" lol...sounds weird but it works and whenever you fell like the... More
Answered By: GirlyGirl - 2/11/2009
This may be an off-beat answer but I just happened to stumble upon your question. Take what you like, leave the rest... More
Answered By: Alora - 2/11/2009
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