When I flirt with a girl they will often be caught off guard and go “me?” Idk I’m not a bad looking guy. But their hesitation I confuse with rejection because I am a paranoid schizo…makes it hard to find a relationship because I back off. I need to find a girl as non hesitant to be amicable as I am. I don’t initiate flirting much anymore as a result of the paranoia but when I did it made me paranoid.
Also yesterday there was a rude lady at the grocery store who said “he’s a retard” and I immediately thought she was talking about me. This happens often.
How do I change my thinking?