Over a few years with my friends and new friends I meet I've noticed some of them tell me later on after we are better friends that they thought I hated them when I first met them. I'm not a mean person, nor do I try to be. I think it's just how I act when I meet them. It's not intentional at all I know that. I try to be very up beat and happy to meet people when I first meet them. But a lot of times if I don't know them or anyone else I'm very quiet and unless I find something of interest to talk about I don't say much at all. For some reason in my mind if I try and keep asking questions to get to know someone or keep the conversation up I mentally think I'm going to start to annoy that person or something. I think this is one of my big flaws. When I'm in a group, if we aren't talking about something I'm interested in, I won't say much of anything if anything at all. I just kind of sit back an listen. I feel like if I jump in and add to the converstion I'm barging in on everyone even though I was there when the conversation started off.