| | can you be popular, well liked, admired if you're unattractive (in a shallow sense)?
Firstly, I do accept myself. However, it is difficult for me to talk to people and hold a conversation with people, because I donít feel pretty enough and feel they think Iím not pretty. I feel like I can be really funny and cute if I wasnít so shy. And people tell me I have a great personality, well the ones that I am already somewhat good friends with already. I guess what Iím asking is how can I stop being soooooo shy? Iím 20 years old now, and Iíd really like to break out of this shell that Iíve created. The thing is I have acne, and acne scars which are very very noticeable. I KNOW that if I was prettier that I would have been really popular and had more confidence. I know thatís shallow of me, but since I am not very prettyÖhow can I talk to people and get to know them and let them know me? The thing is Iím in this science camp in college with 60 other kids, and a lot of the kids have already established good friendships within three days (itís a 7week program), but not me. Its even more difficult for me to talk to guys (Iím a girl). I guess what Iím asking is because Iím not attractive, how can I have a great personality, not be shy, and be able to hold a decent conversation with people Iím meeting??? How should I carry myself? I feel inadequate when everyone else in the group is good looking and not me. SERIOUSLY THOUGH, I know I have to grow upÖI mean Iím friggen 20 years old already, and I still donít feel confident when talking to people!!!!!! Another thing is how do I start new conversations with people? I mean what else can you ask besides the weather???????????????? Also, can you be well liked if youíre unattractive???
Last question: How do I make the acne go away???? I eat a lot of junk food, and I KNOW that contributes to a lot of the acneÖbut I just canít stop!! Someone needs to throw a rock in my eye!!