Being shy means not being comfortable around people. To change that, determine yourself to interact more with people. Go out to shopping malls, grocery stores and amusement parks. Get a new job or hobby that forces you to work with other people. Becoming more social is not an overnight achievement – it takes to get used to these new environments.
Make friends as part of your vow to interact with people. It is ideal to choose people in your own age group, but mostly you want friends who share common interests and beliefs.
Everyone could stand to have one or two companions around. Start by searching for companionship in all of the places you visit often. Look for friends at school, at work and around the neighborhood. It may not be a good idea to look for friends at the local bar or casino, so choose only the right places.