Any tips on approaching someone who has bad social anxiety? I always try to talk to him via IM or email because i take it face to face interaction is real tough for him he gets nervous with everyone. He tends to keep to himself & is always in his own world. Hes extremely quite with anyone & everyone . He will only give you short 1 word answers never engaging in any convo. He seems to never get jokes that people say he wont really react or laugh to them like everyone else. Actually he never really has much reaction to anything people say always just nods and smiles and thats it. He gets nervous with everyone and tends to run off as soon as anyone tries to talk to him. He never ever makes eye contact always looks down. Hes always short and quite with me doesnt engage much in conversations but hes like this with absolutely everyone. I try to be friendly & nice to him. If hes very socially anxious is it bad that i always try to initiate conversations and always try to talk to him?