I found friends that were funny and fun to be around it and you grow and you're personality grows. You can't just do it alone and change over night. You need to think confident and believe me I didn't have any real friends until I met mine in college. In school people always knocked me down so I was in a position you're in now.
The funnest people are the ones who wear that weird hat to school or stuff an orange in their mouth @ lunch. the ones who weren't afraid to be different laughed it off. I went to school w/ Calista Flockheart in NJ Now she's a star. wasn't afraid to be different and didn't care who thought otherwise.
As far as the funny part goes, I believe it helps to have a low annoyance/irritation threshold. Seriously. When I was in the active duty US Army and we were sent down to Ft. Irwin, CA to do some torture, er, uh, "training", I had members in my platoon cracking up almost to the point of physical pain, with some of the stuff I was saying, and poking fun of and/or complaining about. The ironic thing is I actually did not share their mirth. Most of the time I thought I was in Hell, and since Ft. Irwin is in the Mojave Desert, it is the closest to Hell I have ever been to with the exception of some childhood and adolescent experiences that just don't want to leave me alone. Don't believe me? Take a trip to Death Valley sometime in August. Go on! I'll even let you have a nice air conditioned car with maybe half a tank left to get you out of there. As far as fun to hang out with? I dunno, drink Dos Equis XX, that is what the Most Interesting Man in the World Drinks.
It’s hard but you have to just jump in. It will get easier as you do it. I bet you are a nice, sweet, person and that is a great first start. Try do funny things that make you laugh first and they may or may not follow but that’s ok try something different .Try doing something goofy. Being funny/goofy you have to not care what other people say about you. Some comments will be good, some bad, some jealous being careful not to hurt anyone.Try some acting to fit the mood. Don’t worry, it’s ok to be shy, but I believe you are just being careful. It takes me forever to warm up to people. Try making friends with one in the group and that should open the door for you. Everything happens for a reason. You are going to have a wonderful life with or without them. Isolation and alone are to different things.
I know it seems hard to make friends but its really not. try doing these things. - Be the one to start a conversation with a stranger or someone who looks lonely - Don't complain a lot ...no one likes a complainer - If you hear people talking abut something you like jump in the convo.....unless its personal - Do what you truly believe is right other people will respect you for it - Don't try too hard people will think your fake - And lastly be YOURSELF the worst thing to do is to pretend your someone else then realize you hate your friends