Our expert says:
There seem to be many people around who assume that they are perfect, and you must either take them as they are or leave - they have unrealistic ideas about how marvellous they are, and no ambition.
At the very least, he doesn't sound like a suitable companion for you, as you seem to want a lot of conversation, and he doesn't. Maybe counselling would help you become more comfortable with yourself, and less needy - it may be your neediness which is driving people away who might otherwise be pleased to be friends of yours - neediness can be really scary to others. And its odd, but its like banks are so keen to lend you money, so long as you are rich and don't need any.
But just scolding yourself isn't helpful. See a CBT style psychological counsellor, who can help you work on improving your self-esteem and self-confidence, and you will be able to relax and enable people to see how nice it will be to get to know you.
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