Hi guys. For a while I've been feeling so full of shame all the time. Not for things that have happened in the past, but always on the present. Like I go to tell a joke or a story, and suddenly I feel like I look ridiculous and get ashamed. Then I feel all ashamed about how that must have looked to other people, even people I've known all my life. Anytime I speak or smile or do anything apart from walking along with my head down, I feel like everyone must think I'm really stupid and so ashamed of myself. Even when I say something that goes down well or makes everyone laugh, I feel like they're humouring me. I can live with that, but lately it's been spreading to feeling ashamed when other people are doing extraverted things too. Like when I'm watching a comedy show or something, even something that's really funny and everyone loves, I can barely watch it for fear the guy will tell a bad joke and noone will laugh, and I'll get this unbearable hot feeling of shame. When people do anything at all to stand out, I feel petrified and so so ashamed. Even when the extravert is someone who couldn't care less if people are laughing at him, it still happens. I hate it cos I really want to be happy and loud and free, but this is killing me. Can anyone relate at all?