I know that I simply am afraid of the big "R" (rejection).
Dear Alice, I am an undergrad who knows many people at my school.
Interestingly enough while I am a very outgoing person and a very self-confident person, I am very shy when it comes to initiating a relationship.
Rejection happens to all of us, even the most successful of people.
Do you keep persevering or are you stuck constantly fearing rejection?
The fear of rejection can prevent you from moving forward and trying new things.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to cope with rejection and build your self-confidence so that you no longer fear rejection but instead view it as an opportunity.I have been asked out a few times this year, but the guys did not interest me at all (one was divorced with two kids, the others I found nice but dull).All my friends are male, and I talk to them about my problems, but it hasn't helped at all.Learning to Deal With Rejection Seeing Rejection as Opportunity Retaining Your Self-Confidence and Self-Worth Community Q&A You've applied to your top choice for college… In the end, however, how you deal with that rejection is what really matters. Being rejected is something we encounter when we try.What probably motivates you to understand your dating-related insecurities, though, is that there's a chance you'll land yourself a wonderful, mutually satisfying relationship.