I fear the humans

I chose to live in an isolated area. The humans couldn’t find me there (much). I thought I’d dealt with my fear of conflict, but I’m realizing I’ve just been avoiding it and have gotten in the habit of being a shut in. When I’m around the humans one little comment will set me off and I’ll go back in the cave. How do learn to love the humans like you do and stop fearing the inevitable conflict that interacting with them brings? Boy… I sound like a Martian, I think I have problems accepting my own humanness.