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Shy Rural Student

I'm a 16 year old Australian high school student, but unlike most guys my age i have real trouble talking to people unless i know them really well, and it makes me lonely and depressed. I started thinking - maybe i can be cured of this, and after taking some Internet quizzes i got these results:

  • Paranoid: Very High
  • Schizoid: Medium
  • Schizotypal: Very High
  • Antisocial: High
  • Borderline: High
  • Histrionic: High
  • Narcissistic: Low
  • Avoidant: Very High
  • Dependent: High
  • Obsessive-Compulsive: Medium

There is no chance of me seeing a psychiatrist where i live (its like 650km), so i was wondering are there things i can do to help myself, because i can't be like this for my entire life.

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