How do you overcome shyness?

I dont feel it, but people keep telling me that I am totally shy. I know once I really get to know someone I'm not, but until then, I clam up and don't know what to say. (Especially around guys.) Any suggestions? [and I love to hear stories, so feel free to spill or just to say you sympathize or something... show more I dont feel it, but people keep telling me that I am totally shy. I know once I really get to know someone I'm not, but until then, I clam up and don't know what to say. (Especially around guys.)
Any suggestions? [and I love to hear stories, so feel free to spill or just to say you sympathize or something :-) ]
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