Currently I'm a first-year at university, and I gotta say it has really pushed me in the deep end for social interactions. I live in a 12 person flat, and mostly everyone seems to get along really well with each other and I feel like an outcast; a black sheep almost. I'm an introvert, and I find socials drain me of my energy so much, and so a lot of times I just hangout in my room. I'm guessing my flat find that peculiar since the majority of everyone are extroverts, and love each other's company thus when I'm in my room whilst everyone is hanging out with one another, I again look like a black sheep. I feel as though no one genuinely likes to be around me since I'm such an awkward, boring person...characteristics no one likes at all. The other day I heard one of my flat mates talk about me, saying how I can't hold a conversation and I'm so awkward. She's wondering what she is going to do next year when we live together. I just feel like a burden to everyone around me and i hate that. No one should have to feel like that, but somehow I do. Since I'm not originally from the UK, it's hard for me to grasp and understand the culture here versus my home country, making it harder for me to connect with my flat mates. I just hate being classified as 'boring' or 'awkward' when I know I'm not. When I'm with my close friends at home, I'm seen as one of the funniest and spontaneous people in my friendship group, which of course is stark contrast to university. I guess the whole pandemic situation has made it difficult to make any new friends outside of my flat since there are so many restrictions. I barely know anybody in my course and I haven't even been able to physically join any clubs or societies as of yet. It's not like I hate the people in my flat, in fact I like everyone...I just don't think it's reciprocated. I don't want that overwhelming feeling that everyone finds me annoying and plain throughout the flat...it makes me so sad and I constantly think about it.