It’s natural to want to avoid the things that frighten you. But avoiding the situations that trigger you can make anxiety worse in the long run.
make eye contact with a stranger
smile at someone you don’t know
introduce yourself to someone new
ask someone you just met a question
give someone new a compliment
Talk therapy is always an option for treating any anxiety disorder. When it comes to social anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective treatment.
if anything just be yourself and try taking it one step at a time, I can be your friend if you'd like