When feeling shy/not very social in a group of people, it is good to remember the importance of being a good listener!
It only takes interest, a smile and the occaional question or comment to be the best 'quiet partner' in a conversation.
Given the oppurtunity, a lot of people would love to talk about
their favorite subjects...themselves!;p...so allowing them to do this not only takes the pressure off of you, but lets others expound on whatever they like...making you a very appealing person in the social circle!
I hope that it goes well for you, and that you can sit back, relax and observe/listen. There is nothing wrong with being the quiet one in the group, as long as you seem interested and engaged with the others present.
I am sure that you wife will appreciate your efforts.:)
Let us know how it goes!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 11/2/2012 3:15:47 PM (GMT-6)