There are two types of people in this world and that is introverts and extroverts. It’s okay to be either, we are all different. As introverts, people tend to be more shy because they chose to or because they have anxiety about what other people think about them or about their shyness. These fears are based on your perception and not any real flaw. Being shy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. For instance some people perceive shyness as a person who is associated with being nice and sweet, which believe me is much better than being known as mean or rude.
Meeting new people is a difficult thing for a lot of people. You must go into it without any thought about whether they are thinking you are shy because they aren’t thinking about your actions. They are most likely thinking about their own behaviors and is they are giving a good impression.
The more you put yourself in the position to meet new people, it become much easier after a very short amount of time. If you put this off for a long time, it will get worse and you’ll find it harder to get tone confidence to meet new people.