sorry if this isn't the right place to ask, but it seemed on topic even if this isn't a game or discussion of a game. i realize i might be asking too broad a question, or maybe too obvious a one, and very likely the reason i don't get it is a me problem and not one that can be worked around, but i'll ask anyways. how do y'all roleplay? like, how is it done? i don't really get how to do it because when i try to pretend i'm a character instead of me, no matter how much i think i know about characterization or how they would act, i panic. it feels like someone has grabbed my stomach and given it a sharp twist. i want to roleplay because it looks really fun and there are a lot of games i'd like to try that involves it (like DnD) and i've played rpgs with set characters and the like (like borderlands, however loosely that fits into the category) but when i try to go from my own character and try and come up with dialogue (for instance) i panic and run away. i'm not sure if it's the fact that i'm interacting with real people or what. even when i play skyrim my character is essentially me, avoiding npcs as much as possible and hanging around picking interesting flowers instead of actual playing because following the story is avoidable. is there any way to work around that, or a different way to think about it so i don't freak out? or is roleplaying just not for me? btw if a mod wants to move this that's fine.