Yes, I think it would help to get others to open up more to you, and not be so defensive, agressive or cynical towards you.Would you suggest me heading over to the Fursona thread and asking for ideas on how to make one?
It would be best to think about what you would like beforehand. What animal, what kind of patterns, that sort of thing. When you have a general idea, you could continue on to ask for pointers on how to create it, or outsource your description to an artist who can make a reference sheet or character model for you. With some general idea it will be a lot easier to create one.
For me it was really basic: Wolves are my favorite animal, Red is my favorite color. I didn't really need much more than that to get started, even though I changed the design a little a week down the line.
Creating a fursona for you is purely to improve forum based interactions with us, you could always make a survey if you're not willing to to go through the hassle of creating one. Just remember that people will be wary, and you will be less approachable when you have nothing for a profile picture.