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

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    Over the years, quite a few people have

    described me as shy. lol TRUST ME!!! I am NOT shy!!! I may be quiet when you meet me but it is not because I am shy. It is because I am gaging you and observing you. I am very bubbly. I get excited over the tiniest things. I am a shrieker when I see sparkly anything. I am not...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jan 19

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    It's True, I'm A Little Shy At First

    People would normally describe me as the quiet type, a loner, or shy. I guess I can see that. I am pretty shy around people. I am typically not the type to talk to someone first, even if I am interested in them. That's probably something I should work on. I often wonder how many...
    lacedup77 lacedup77 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    But When I Have Something To Say...

    Sometimes I feel like most people go around talking constantly for the sake of breaking up the silence. At work, on the train, walking down the street... all I hear is a lot of people talking about mostly nothing. Not me. I've always been the quiet type. I'm very private and...
    jimmyseven jimmyseven 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    cutedisha cutedisha 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't like to talk.

    I hate the sound of my own voice...but sometimes, if it's the right subject, or I'm in exactly the right mood...I jabber away. I talk and talk and talk and sometimes I forget to breathe.
    BlueRosesFadingBlack BlueRosesFadingBlack 18-21, F Feb 27

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    During school, I'm not the outgoing person.

    I sit there in class, and do my work. I don't raise my hand, I don't talk to people unless I know them. I don't know why though; I try to talk more but I never seem to be able to. I only ever seem to come out of my shell when it's lunch and I'm with my group of friends. Whenever...
    QuietSerene2 QuietSerene2 13-15, F Jul 1

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    Boo! Scared Ya ;)

    I guess I usually don't feel the need to talk. Then, if I feel comfortable around you, I like to chatter your ear off with every unimportant detail of my inane life.
    mishkabunny mishkabunny 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2011

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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 8 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    Hey There

    I am a very quiet person until you get to know me .. and i love to write poetry .. but my poetry has a same what dark personality of its own .. unlike me  i am a very bright and funny person ..
    atattooedheart atattooedheart 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I have always been like this,

    since I was a child. The only difference is that the older I get, the more shy (in person) I get. I feel it has a lot to do with me being bullied about my weight. I can not say that is the only reason, but I feel it is the main one. Aside from that, if you treat me with...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F Mar 26

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    So hey guys, I think it's about time you've

    gotten to know the real me.... Self: Dont Do IT Nerd!!!!!!!!! *echoes* Nerd, nerd, nerd... ...Yea, so anyway ^_^' Um, this may come to a shock to ALL of you, but I am shy and ****... No seriously I kinda AM *averts eyes* Ive been shy for a while but I AM also loud and boisterous...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    M00kM00k M00kM00k 22-25, M May 8

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    Ever heard of the phrase?

    Well that pretty much summarizes that no matter what 'appearances are always deceiving' just like me.Teacher's always thought I'm reserved and quiet that's why they gave me 96 on my good moral until they met the crazy ***** i am and well let's just said that 89's going to stick...
    reading27 reading27 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I realize that everyone is different.

    Some are boisterous and outgoing in their nature. Others (like myself) are reserved and quiet. I am more so reserved but quiet, until you get to know me. As explained in one of my other posts, I have had issues with opening up to others. While I don't have low self esteem, and...
    NinjaGuide321 NinjaGuide321 26-30, M Dec 20, 2013

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    I Am Very Quiet Person

    untill you get you to know I am just really shy but once you get to know me I open up
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 11, 2012

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    I love peace,but in this world nobody is going

    to leave you to have it,in Greece where i live everyone want to go to the mountain to live,alone,but there are not enough mountains sometimes i think all the planet is a huge nuthouse.
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F Mar 17

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    Shy At First

    Around people I don't know, it's very hard to open up, and especially when I'm put on the spot. I hate that. However, when I get to know people, it eases my anxiety somewhat, and I'm more open and able to just chill. It bugs me when people think I'm being stuck up, I just...
    ShyButterflyLover ShyButterflyLover 18-21, F Sep 1, 2012

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    I am a pretty quiet person,

    until you get to know me. I can be very shy, maybe too shy sometimes. I have always been that way, maybe its why I don't make friends easily and why I have a hard time interacting with people, but once you get to know me, and once I start talking to people and getting to know...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Apr 12

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    I Used To Be

    and I want that again... but I wonder if I ever will be the same ever again.after everything I have been through I fail to see a door that will open for me to introduce myself the way I would like to ...I am mostly a shy person in real life ...I tend to be able to write better...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 23, 2012

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    Yea this is really true

    for me haha some times I am quite others I won't shut up if you are like that a swell let me know
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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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 :)
    PitofDespair PitofDespair 26-30, F 6 Responses May 2

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    I can be serious at first

    but shortly after, be weird.
    skyalarm skyalarm 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    Hate Talking.

    Whenever I am talking to someone new, its hard for me to keep the conversation going. Am from another country but I am living in New York now and whenever am talking to someone, I often have to repeat myself...whichI hate, so I try not to talk to anyone, which is impossible...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10, 2013

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    I don't talk a lot, and find it difficult to

    give a stranger a reply. But if you know me better, I will talk a lot more to you. I'm much on the background and will not easily ask questions. But to a friend I talk a lot about everything. I listen good and love to make friends.
    VanjaBraat VanjaBraat 13-15, F 1 Response May 5

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    Coolgirl16 Coolgirl16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Opening The Book

    I'm friendly and always polite to anyone I meet, but I also tend to be quiet and reserved. I pick and choose my words carefully...I am cautious about offending people. I don't share a lot of personal information...I keep thoughts and feelings to myself. When first meeting me...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Yes Im Quiet

    I am that kinda student that just sits in class and dose not say a word unless i get called on by the teacher..lol...Or i already know that person...Most other ppl are the ones that talk 2 me first ....Once you Speak 2 me..u will find out that Im a chill person and Easy to get...
    MzLoveAll MzLoveAll 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2010

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    Cautious

    I am always a bit shy and cautious when I meet people for the first time. I need to get to know them. When I do I am a pretty open person and love to make close friends that I would do anything for.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Don’t Judge Me Because I’m Quiet,

    Just because I'm quiet doesn't mean I'm mute Doesn't mean I'm boring Doesn't mean I can't be outgoing Just because I'm quiet Don't make fun of me Don't judge how I am Don't treat me like an animal Just Because I'm quiet I still want make friends Still love to have conversations...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    Two Sides Of Me

    Some of my friends would say, that I'm talkative, and that I don't shut up. Some others would say that I'm quiet, and don't like talking to people at all. Both of them are right. I am shy/antisocial, and try to avoid starting conversations with people I don't know, or barely know...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    I tend to find that in any social

    or business gathering. There are those who feel they need to be heard. There are those who raise their voices in order to be heard. And there are those who'dlove to raise a ruckus. But can't.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M May 8

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    She Said Quietly

    As much as I try, I am Not a Social Butterfly. I keep to myself for the most part. But my brothers say that I'm loud and talk too much when I'm around them. And if you get me on a subject I know or think about a lot, well then yea you'll get me talking. Otherwise I have no clue...
    LadyTEA8 LadyTEA8 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2011

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    Brick Walls

    I like having a brick wall between me an the other person in the beginning.  I need to feel the person out as to what kind of a person they are with me.  I don't judge people. Who they are and what they do is their business but I need to know if they fit in with my personality...
    montroy montroy 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    I stay silent until u come forward to speak to

    the person that's been waiting for 20,000 years I'm fun to to talk to u just never notice
    katiecarter13 katiecarter13 13-15, F May 2

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    SuicidalSilence SuicidalSilence 13-15 Dec 13, 2013

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