Do you find yourself terrified at the mere idea of taking part in a community you're unfamiliar with? Even if you, yourself, do not have outright social anxiety disorder (a disorder in which social engagement and interaction with sometimes even familiar parties is highly terrifying), you might find some useful tips and tricks for getting yourself into a larger community. Joining role-plays and resource communities can be scary, but hopefully we can chase away some of the scary. This does also contain some tips for admins dealing with a shy/anxious player!
Whether you are an admin or a player, there's probably been at least one time in your role playing career that you felt you were obligated to be social and chat- and just didn't know how. Or perhaps you want to, and still don't know how. Either way, here's some tips and tricks on being social when that's not your strong area!