I suppose this is not really a TMS question (or maybe it is) but I have identified that my interactions with others are a large source of the anxiety I generate on a daily basis. I've always know that I was an introvert and like time to myself. I wouldn't consider myself shy but I struggle to build and maintain friendships mainly because I feel I struggle to be a good conversationalist. I just never seem to know what to say to people and dread ono-on-one or small group situations where I am expected to contribute to the conversation. For others, conversations just seem to flow effortlessly and with enjoyment. I even have this problem with family members and people I know well. I'm just constantly trying to think of things to say. Is this related to being overly self-conscious and low self-esteem? Does anyone else struggle with this? Can anyone give me any advice?