How do I become more approachable towards my classmates?
I knew I was shy, but I didn't know I was unapproachable! Today, one of my close friends had told me that someone said that I was hard to talk to. Ever since I was In the second grade they couldn't even hold a conversation with me because apparently... they said I was quite scary. Not by my appearance, but people say I don't smile as much; so they are quite frightened. What I'm asking is how does one become more approachable? Maybe I always look pissed when I'm talking to others that I'm not familiar with; but in fact I'm just quite shy and trying to look for the right words. I really want to get along with my classmates, because there are a ton of group work ahead of me this year. Oh, and another thing, I'm not very good at making eye contact with other people. I try to look at them for at least three seconds then I immediately pull away