Thank you so much @DDream for your beautiful replies in almost every thread of mine. I feel so uncomfortable with people around especially at work. When I go out with family, I dont have any problem. I used to go to canteen all alone during lunch breaks and that has left a huge void inside me. I tried making friends with my colleagues but I was royally ignored, gossiped about and dont know what else. Though I was in the group I was made to feel lonely. Even if I smile nobody smiled back and I feel dejected even now. Even if people whom I have interacted see me sitting alone in a table they just walk past me and sit in a adjacent table and this makes still more sad but I always tried gelling with them. Now am tired in all dimensions. I dont smile at anybody, I have completely stopped talking with the ones I was talking to earlier. I watch videos or read something while eating completely oblivious of my surrounding but deep inside I crave for human interaction with sensible people. A little bit of empathy would have gone a long way but alas I am so unlucky in that aspect. I did make a few good friends but they were on projects and left with time. I help people in need, have decent relationship with group members but tats it. Now I have a differently abled friend who I take to canteen as she could not even carry her plate. Earlier she never used to have food at office as nobody was willing to tend to her needs. This struck me so hard that I started taking her with me and yes it gives immense satisfaction when I see the girl eat. People can be so rude and when they cant have some sympathy towards an extremely crippled person, I dont have much hope for myself! I always feel conscious about smiling at anybody fearing rejections and feel v uncomfortable walking alone every time..So my question is how do I get past this feeling at work? I want to feel relieved and relaxed with no thoughts about the surroundings.