I am a 14 year old girl. I was in 7th grade earlier this year and had 2 friends I was very close with. But one day they came to class and started making fun of me, telling me that I had conspired to turn them against each other and whatnot. This was a complete lie, I was even absent from school for a week. Looks like they decided to turn against me or something.
The 2 of them were telling everyone at school how bad I was, that I was obnoxious and other things. So all the other kids turned against me, I didn't have any friends because of them and felt awful. They kept making fun of me, insulting me, I even skipped school.
But at some point I stopped caring but it's as if they completely destroyed all of my self-esteem. I live in a big city and I'm in 8th grade now. We broke off all contact and I won't be seeing them again. I'm not shy, I love meeting new people, going out and so on. But there's something about me I really hate and that's when I'm with others I can't think of anything to talk about. I ask them something, they answer and that's that.
Soon I'll be seeing a boy I haven't seen in a long time and I don't know what to say to him. Please give me some topics for discussion, how I should present myself to people so I look sociable. I don't like people who are closed off and maybe because I ended up without any friends that I'm kind of like them now but that's not who I am. Please give me some advice on what I should do!
Participate in sport or take boxing lesson or martial art or join the track and field or the swimming team this will help with you self esteem and give you more confidence. Try and see. Good luck