There are quite a few times where I spot a cute girl that I'd like to talk to, and judging from her reaction, she might not be opposed to me talking to her.
Ironically, I am not that worried about what the girl's reaction will be if I go talk to her. In fact, if we were the only 2 people in the room, I will talk to her. But I am very concerned about OTHER people's reaction, and concerned about looking foolish in front of OTHER people because we are in a public setting.
It creates an invisible barrier that I cannot cross, and I cannot compel myself to go talk to her. It's kind of like telling someone with Vertigo to jump out of an airplane with a parachute - there is no way he can do it on his own. I am not sure why I am this way, perhaps because the problem goes back all the way to my high school days, 10 years ago. Because I was kind of ugly with pimples / braces, and didn't have much friends.
So how do I get over this impenetrable fear of looking foolish in front of others? This seems like too small of a problem go to see a psychologist, and I don't want to be one of those people who needs "mental help" lol. What can I do to overcome this impenetrable fear?