I'm 21 and the fact that people thought I was weird back in middle school and bullied me has crippled my social skills for a decade now. I'll be fair, I WAS a super weird kid in middle school. That's beyond the point. To this day I still fear that anyone I meet and talk to thinks I'm weird by presumption. It discourages me from approaching people in social settings and from becoming more vulnerable with them. Im always scared that I'll say or do something odd that will turn them away. I'm sure it's all in my head but damn I really wish I could get it out. Its been there for f a r too long. Has any of you ever dealt with this before? It's so embarrassing yet here I am. I just want to stop thinking so much about what others will think of me.