It's hard enough to make friends as an adult when you're a talkative, extroverted people person; it's even more challenging when you're the introverted type. But the first thing to remember is that you're not alone. While being shy can often feel kind of isolating, there are plenty of other people out there who are going through the exact same struggle - and they're probably looking for a friend just like you!
The key to making friends when you're shy is to accept yourself just as you are. You don't need to pretend you're a loud party animal in order to make friends (and besides, if you tried to do that, you'd just be left frustrated and fatigued). Here are seven tips for making friends when it just feels too scary to walk up to strangers and say hello.