Then you've come to the right place. In the Introvert/Extrovert thread, I noticed that a large majority of people voted themselves as Introverted. Now there's nothing wrong with 'Me time' but when 'Me time' and 'All the time' mix, there's something that's not right. Of course, if you're happy with that, so be it, but you really need to be sure you're happy with it - no room for denial here. If you're not happy with it, read on. Why are you introverted? If it's because of your past or whatever, so be it. If you want friends there are lots of things you need to do. But the first one is to be confident. And confidence stems from all sorts of places. All of us here are writers - are we confident enough to show/read out our work in public? I am. I do it all the time. Praise is a good thing for confidence, even from family. Especially from family! But you can't suddenly wake up one day and decide "I will be confident!". If you can, you're very lucky. You need to work towards it. Start by being confident and sociable on the internet/msn. Not very hard. In fact, if you're not confident on here, you need to see a professional. Move on to being confident enough to talk with people on the phone. Again not very hard. Then move on to personal one on one and small group situations. Then larger group situations, until eventually, you can walk into a room of people you don't know and sit down and make conversation with them. Still, that sort of confidence doesn't come from no where. And what makes up a large portion of confidence? Appearance! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. This doesn't mean you have to be good looking though, it just means you have to take a little pride in how you look. Do you're hair in the mornings. If you currently have no style in your hair, get someone to style it. Go to a good hairdresser and get some sort of latest fashion. Take the time to do it. Wear clothing that fits you well and accentuates your good features, and detracts from the bad. For example, if you're a guy with bad skin around the chin area (as I am ) grow sideburns and wear collared shirts when you go out, and put the collar up. It hides the skin a bit, and if you have a nice shirt on, takes away the attention. Especially if you're resonably athletic and the shirt is tight. Like me. If you're a girl with perhaps a small bust but nice curvy hips, wear a dress with black tights beneath it, and a large belt around your waist to push up your bust (as well as a push up bra obviously), which makes your chest region look larger but also accentuates your hips. Also, if you 'carry weight' around the midsection and aren't to happy with it, a belt is a great way to cover that up. There are hundreds of ways you can gain confidence, all you need is patience. Good luck Note: If you're an introvert and don't care/are happy with that/don't want a life don't comment.