Everyone is different and that is one of the things that helps to make life interesting. Some people are very gregarious and outgoing, while others tend to keep to themselves and can have trouble spending a lot of time in groups. There is nothing wrong with either personality type, but our society tends to favour those who love to socialize and can hold their own when surrounded by many people.
As a result, some view shyness as a curse that they need to overcome. If you fall into that category, here are some things that you can try in an effort to make it easier to break out of your shell.
Do you find it difficult to strike up a conversation with a stranger? If so, try it on a limited basis. Choose a situation where an unsuccessful conversation attempt will have little or no importance. Once you have done this a few times, it will all start to seem easier for you and more natural.
Except that every situation will not go well
Shy people often believe that those with confidence are socially infallible. That is very rarely the case. Even the most confident and outgoing person will have conversations that end in an embarrassing fashion. The difference is that they do not let it bother them.
Go easy on yourself
If you are very shy, setting a goal of being talkative and outgoing can be a major step. Thus, you need to be patient and go easy on yourself during the occasions when things do not go well. Like many things in life, it is a learning process and even bad experiences can be worth going through because of what you learn from them. It seems painful at the time, but this is all part of changing who you are.