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I Am a Pretty Quiet Person, Until You Get to Know Me

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    People: Wow you're so very quiet Me: Well

    nobody plans a murder out loud
    BackToBiege BackToBiege 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I always get ask the question

    why am I so quiet and Im just like "Are you my friend"
    Kyceyodiditagain Kyceyodiditagain 13-15, F Oct 13, 2015

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    I generally feel better opening up

    and talking to people if they approach me first. I am pretty shy and quiet when I don't know who you are. But once we have spoken a few times I'm a loud mouth :)
    xWarriorPrincessx xWarriorPrincessx 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    kezzaaap kezzaaap 18-21, F Jan 12

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    lynnox lynnox 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Gotta love that when someone doesn't like your

    reply they'll block you in return
    vol7769 vol7769 36-40, F 29 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    This is literally the truest.

    I seen quiet at first. Most people tell me I'm seen as super friendly because I smile and I don't have the resting ***** face like my twin but I'm still quiet. Why? I don't know you yet so I'm like shy. But once you do get to know me, oh you find out I am the most strange in a...
    domdotcom domdotcom 18-21, F Oct 7, 2015

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    I'll be pretty shy when we first meet

    but as we get to know each other I'll open up
    cutegirl104 cutegirl104 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    I'm always the quiet one in groups

    but when u get to know me I speak a little but when we are bestfriends I'll do the stupidest random **** Lol. that's Me
    unrrulytamii unrrulytamii 16-17, F 11 Responses Apr 3, 2015

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    I'm a pretty shy person.

    I don't normally introduce myself to people. But once we get to know each other it's hard to shut me up. It's weird though cuz at home I'm super crazy and bouncing off the walls but as soon as I get into a public place I completely close up. The only thing I'm really good at is...
    therealpinkpony therealpinkpony 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2015

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    Every time I meet someone knew I'm always shy,

    like really shy, I can hardly say my name. But after you get to know me I talk non-stop. I'm worried people will think I'm annoying.
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    People always assume I'm mean

    because I don't talk but then they talk to me and see that I'm absolutely insane (lol).
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2015

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    I can totally relate.

    It has affected my social life and I've been trying to change that. The only way to be more confident and more comfortable around confident people really is to expand your comfort zone. Make yourself do things that you don't feel comfortable about and you'll get used to it soon...
    Beemee88 Beemee88 26-30, F Sep 26, 2015

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    I was bullied when I was younger

    because people would say things to my friends like "you can't be her friend if you want to hang out with me" (says the self proclaimed cool kid). Because of that, I didn't talk much with other people and still don't. I mainly wait for people to approach me to talk. I don't even...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    I'm different with everyone,

    because of someone starts talking to me and their really charismatic or confident, then I feel intimidated and I stay in my shell until their gone. But if someone is just as quiet and nervous as me, then I don't feel as on edge. I hope one day I can be super confident. That...
    izilee izilee 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2015

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    a lot of people say this to me

    because I am quiet, but i never shut up once you get to know me!!(:
    beccawhatevea beccawhatevea 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2015

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    Tips for shy folks http://reluvworld.

    tumblr.com/post/138143768218/how-to-hint-that-you-like-them
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 27

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    I hate this when I like someone.

    .I get so scared to talk or even look them in the eye I think it makes them think I'm not interested..I just get so anxious..
    brandinichole85 brandinichole85 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2015

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    People moan and pick on you

    because you're quiet then when you talk they look at you like a piece of crap, like they've just a heard an uninteresting noise.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    This is a strange thing to post.

    .. But I'm curious... I go to a small church that has a nice amount of people in it, and one of the persons who goes there is of course a dude... The first time I saw him I thought he was definitely attractive, but didn't think anything more of it. A year goes by and I never talk...
    AmyGriffein AmyGriffein 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2015

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    This is the worst feeling

    for me.I feel like a fake because I know how I really am and when people get to know me they're like "you are different from what I thought" .So naturally I ask if that's a good thing or a bad thing and so far everyone has been fine with it but I feel so bad about.
    baewatch baewatch 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    What can I say? I am

    so shy at times that all I do is listen to conversations and smile. However, once I get comfortable around someone or a group of people I am not able to keep quite, hehe. It is a bit hard for me to get comfortable with people though. It can take days, weeks, even months, but if...
    ja131989 ja131989 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    But people find me annoying anyways.

    I understand how my silence can be a nuisance... but it still hurts.
    Nero7universe Nero7universe 18-21, F Jan 29

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    I should be sleeping

    or studying but I'm not because of this interactive app. Am I the only one?
    shortbrunette3 shortbrunette3 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    I am a pretty quiet person

    but my friends would say differently. : )
    ChaosArchangel ChaosArchangel 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    As a young girl I was painfully shy

    and reserved. Adults loved me because I always listened, never made a scene....I was a good girl. The sweetheart, the little doll, the quiet one. *cringes. In all that quietness I observed. Ever watchful. Ever perceiving. In time I learned to speak more. But I'm still the...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 24, 2015

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    canadachick430 canadachick430 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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    I am quiet. But then

    after like 2 moths or so BOOM i go off like a firecracker.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 14, 2015

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    They say that "No man is an island "

    but i dont have friends
    Mhaerkit Mhaerkit 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I am quite shy. It takes me a

    while to warm up to people I don't know at first. Once I know you better, I am pretty open.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 16, 2015

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    I like to observe what is going on around me

    before I talk to people. I'm really self conscious about saying the wrong thing. It's hard for me to have conversations because I'm in my head too much. Unless I get comfortable.
    IndecisiveDoeEyes IndecisiveDoeEyes 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2015

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    I am shy and quiet, but

    once I get to know someone, I am talkative and able to be myself. Once I feel comfortable with you, I don't let anything hold me back.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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    People assume that because I'm quiet

    that I'm a prude. I absolutely love their expressions when they get to know me and learn that I am by no means, a prude. Priceless.
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 25, 2015

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    Hard for me to chat Unless they praise me.

    Then beware the chatty kathy flood.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2015

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    I tend to stay quiet

    until someone cracks my shell. Then i talk until their ears run away. Sometimes I feel like it is annoying to them. But oh well.
    Stephenwashere92 Stephenwashere92 22-25, M 3 Responses May 11, 2015

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    I do not say much at first I am very shy .

    But once I get to know you I never shut up
    princessandravensmom princessandravensmom 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    Jupiter613 Jupiter613 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 5, 2015

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    Very quiet. I don't know what to say to

    strangers to even start a conversation and only respond if they initiate. But, after meeting someone a few times I talk a lot :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 2, 2014

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    Yeah I'm quiet at first.

    But it's a quiet confidence. It's a quietness of choice, not of fear. It's the deliberate decision to process and observe, rather than blabber or make small talk. Because I hate small talk. Small talk is for the fools, small talk is for the birds. Small talk is for those who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 26, 2015

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    I'm pretty talkative

    and I'll never shut up once you get to know me. I might start talking about comedians than end up at Japanese snacks (like taiyaki).
    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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    Most people know me to be shy

    and unusually quiet. And in some cases, they aren't wrong. I usually am quiet and shy. But once I begin to get comfortable with someone, (not just after being around them for a long period of time) but after I've let my guard down with someone, letting them into my deepest...
    DarkDesires019 DarkDesires019 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2015

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    Duct Tape

    When you first meet me, you may notice that I'm quiet, until you realize that there's duct tape on my mouth. I am like the Tin Man and you are like Dorothy. (work with me here. Yes, it's a stretch. ) So, out of pity, you gently remove the duct tape. At that point I...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 9 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    When I'm around strangers I don't talk much

    and they think I'm just a shy little butterfly. But what they don't know is that I have a picture of my cousin with the worst haircut ever and I fully intend on using it to blackmail him into buying me Minecraft for Xbox.
    OperaFantasma OperaFantasma 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    When I first meet someone,

    I tend to be quiet while I silently feel them out. If I determine they aren't really someone I want to waste my time getting to know, I tend to just remain quiet. If they're someone I feel the slightest connection with, I have no problem chatting them up and letting them in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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