As someone that has spend most of their career analyzing data, I can tell you something right off the bat:
Your results are within the margin of error, because your sample size is too small.
You are only asking yourself how interactions are going. You have no idea what is going on in someone else’s head, unless they verbalize it. You can “infer” by actions, but as you are only competing those actions to your own data set, you are again within the margin of error.
You are just going to have to keep putting yourself out there, because science.
At some point in all of our lives, we have low self esteem about something. I have a terrible lack of confidence when it comes to public speaking (why would someone want to listen to me for an hour when they have the entire planet full of other options?) – so I force myself to do as many talks as I can, and I never repeat a talk. I always freak out when I’m preparing for the talk though, and I always want to run away right after.
If you think you might be fun to be around, then show people that. If you don’t want to risk your standing at school, find a group to join that doesn’t have kids from school and try things on them as the mysterious new kid. Go on YouNow (App) and try talking with people your age to see if you can find someone to connect with – I know there are a ton of people like you.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-succeed-socially
Originally Posted On: 2015-12-10