Some people are naturally extroverted and enjoy social gatherings. For the more introverted ones, meeting new people can be quite nerve racking.
Here are some tips on what to do before the social meeting to sooth your nerves.
For some people however, no amount of preparation can calm their nerves when it comes to being in an unfamiliar social situation. When confronted with a feared situation that cannot be avoided, they experience significant anxiety and distress.