How to act normal when speaking to new people
For some reason, I get extremely awkward around new people that I don’t know. I will stutter, stumble over my words, and feel extremely intimidated by them. It’s like my brain is screaming at me that they’re judging every word I say and I usually end up saying something awkward or stupid. I’m also very shy because of this reason.
However with people I’m comfortable with I’m easily confident, funny (I hope) and easy going. I speak smoothly and have no problems communicating.
How can I copy this behaviour with people I don’t know very well? I turn so red while speaking, and the stuttering is awful, and it’s quite embarrassing. Is there any mindset or thoughts you can think of to make things easier?