I spend time daily reading the online forums on crossdressers.com. In my opinion, I think the participants fall into two categories: those who are confident with their crossdressing, and those who are not. I think most participants are those who are less confident. The site is a terrific resource for building crossdressing confidence, because those who are insecure can learn so much from the advice of those who have become at ease with their crossdressing.
I admit it. Not only am I an introvert, I also fear how people react to me. Both of these attributes have been my lifelong personality traits. Being a crossdresser with these traits is difficult, but I have a story about how I am progressing forward despite them.