I hate making new friends. Not because I don't like new people but because I like people. A lot.
And I want them to like me. A lot.
Which makes me nervous. I want them to like me. So I over analyze myself into a paralysis and generally ask myself questions like, "was that funny?" or "do they like me?" or usually "why did I say that?"
I won't list all the stupid things I've said so far because I embarrassed myself once and that was enough. In the future I will stick to politically neutral jokes, no references to Kurt Vonnegut since no one seems to know who he is, and less family stories. Because not everyone understands my sense of humor in reference to divorce and broken homes.