Hey guys,I'm sorry if this is placed in wrong thread or completely off topic,If you mind..Please tell me wheres a better place to post about this topic thanks.
Just wondering if anyone here has ideas how I should improve myself or what to do in this current situation.
Talking to people hasn't been easy,and I'm showing minor symptoms of social anxiety,When talking to friends(Male and Female),I can't have funny conversations,my conversational structure usually ends up around myself and but I've got no clue how to get out of this state.I've been living in a negative household for over 7 years and after dropping out of school My social skills seem to have reached rock bottom from my point of view I'm currently an extremely serious,deeply emotional person,never able to joke or chill,when starting conversations I Never have anything to say Nothing pops up in my head or its the lamest stuff like"hey..whats this?"because nothing comes up,Anyone got ideas how to cure this?
small talk like "did you have lunch today",are defiantly not a problem but even when Joking or chilling with friends I can't change the topic off myself or speaking negatively,nothing funny or good comebacks.Its not an issue of shyness,When talking to woman I'm not afraid or anything about them,My anxiety comes from having nothing to say,but I can't seem to have cocky funny behavior,and I soon have nothing to say.
therefore my questions here are How can I joke around ,and what to do when theres awkward silences and nothing to chat about.and how to focus off oneself in conversations,and be able to talk freely.
Help Much appreciated for life if cured