. . . I feel really awkward in social situations. I think I just try too hard. I mean, sometimes, I know I should just shut up and sit there, but I can't seem to help talking/spouting off. Then, I tend to screw up doing simple things, which makes me feel really dumb. I know that this probably comes as a shock to many of you, since I seem to be a VERY social creature. But, so many times, I come away feeling like a failure, and like no one really likes me. I know that this is lame, and not really true. (at least, I certainly hope not. Those of you with a penchant for making biting remarks toward me, please restrain yourselves. :-) But, at the same time, that's just how I feel. I really don't want it to continue. I'm not saying that I want to turn into a cocky person who has a too high an opinion of himself, but this really low self-esteem is just not healthy.
How do you think I can make it better? Any words of wisdom?