But I also am aware that I genuinely do like people of all sorts, even if I don't know how to interact with them.
I overcome this by trying to reframe how I viewed things:
- I am not a stupid, offensive person.
- I am actually likeable.
- Normal people won't think I am stupid or offensive or unlikeable if I make a gaff when talking to them or don't say everything as well as I could, they will be reasonable and I have to trust them.
- If someone is unreasonable and judges me, I have the option to be fair to myself and frame it back as "their issue" if I review it and decide an average person would have responded differently.
- There might be some people who don't like me and that is okay -- it's not my fault, necessarily, and doesn't mean I'm a bad person.