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I Am a Shy Person

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    Hi everyone, I'm a University student and I'm conducting a study that focuses on introverts, the shy and the quiet in education (although I am fully aware shyness/quietness and introversion are not the same). Personally, I have always struggled with the extrovert nature of the...
    haveyoursay haveyoursay 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2013

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    Childhood Days.

    During my school days, I volunteered to perform in a school show. I and my friends started singing. My friends were ok - it was me - I was shaking very badly that all of them started laughing. I was so embrassed by the whole situation. This has sort off put me talking in a crowd...
    kandamud kandamud 46-50 2 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    Shy

    I can be very shy in person and i dont like it at all.I want to be loved,touch and happy like everyone else but my shyness gets in the way.
    SamTraveler16 SamTraveler16 16-17, M Jun 12, 2013

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    Never Been Outgoing, But It's Getting Worse

    I'm going to try to keep this short, simply because I have to leave really soon. I've always been shy. It happens when you're the awkward nerd with no friends in elementary. But lately it's become more and more apparent to me how much it's affecting my life. I don't have many...
    JustForTheStories JustForTheStories 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    When i was young i always was the spontaneous

    kid but that quickly changed after i started to get picked on. People always had to target me since i had a very weak backbone and they just knew i wouldn't do anything to prevent it.. It had gone so far that i actually had to fight just so that people knew they should just...
    Matzuba Matzuba 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Shy, Lonely And Depressed

    The events of the past few weeks have really given me a reality check and got me depressed. My family and I have had a dear friend and neighbor die at a young age from cancer. At her funeral I saw how many friends that she had by the turnout for her service and the procession to...
    colt576 colt576 41-45 2 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Afraid Of Crowds

    When I am invited to things that I know will have large crowds of people I freak out. I just want to find any excuse to say no, and not go. The most recent event I was invited to was a friends wedding over the past weekend. I went, and when I got there I was completely...
    eyeneversmile eyeneversmile 36-40 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    I hate when people ask me

    why I'm shy. It's called personality and everybody's is different. It's not a phase, it's just who I am. I happen to like my personality and the people who love me do too. Everybody doesn't have to be loud, bubbly or crave constant attention. There are some people on this earth...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I Love Being a Shy Person, Its Who I Am!!!!

    omg i love it, although since i turned 18 i stopped blushing every now and then but i still put blusher on my face! although i love it but i used to get so pissed off each time i blushed when i was young cause it used to show alot.anyone call my name or give me a complement or...
    fafitalicious fafitalicious 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2009

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    Dear Circle, If I'm taking forever to reply to

    you, it's because I'm thinking of what to say. I never know what to say, and I sometimes panic, so forgive me if some random bullshit rolls out of my mouth during that time. Dx I can't help it. :c
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know where it came from,

    because my whole family is so out going but I'm like the mistake lol. Going to school is like a nightmare on its own, having to work in partners is so scary for me, and when the teacher calls on me in class I almost start crying because I know everyone is watching me. I don't...
    Nicoledemers Nicoledemers 13-15, F Dec 29, 2013

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    Hi All, Stephen here just joined

    and looking around.
    Lknatya Lknatya 51-55, M Jan 18

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    As In Introverted Right?

    yes...i have been shy my entire life. i cannot think of one single moment where i let my guards down and behave in a wacky way. the thing is i am okay with this...i am willing to accept it. but what bothers me is how this affects me daily. i cannot be in a play or do any acting...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Been Humiliated Every Day of My Life

    What's the point of interacting with people, when all they do is stare @ you, laugh @ you, make up lies on you, beat you up, insult you, make you feel stupid, look for things to yell @ & scold you abut. As a child, I sued to be outgoing, but after years of society &...
    otad12 otad12 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2009

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    This is my weakness… i hate being shy

    because i have a loud mind. Its hard to talk to people you don't know and i really don't know how to keep a conversation running without making it awkward or me being a weirdo. I have a fun side too only if we have a lot in common but the downside is I'm really shy at first...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ashamed Of My Shyness...

    I have always been shy and what makes it weird is that I am really confident around children. Maybe this is because it is a line of work I KNOW I am good at. I always know what to say to them and when I work with the older children, I have no problem calling out the register of...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2011

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    Want to Be More Friendly!! Now a Shy Guy

    Dear all, I am a working guy aged 32 from Asia, I have a problem which is very rare case... I am too shy I dont knwo what to talk in public/office presentations I Dont have confidance among friends some times okey. but in the case of official meeting and presentations...
    DashingDude DashingDude 31-35 1 Response Dec 28, 2008

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    I wasnt born shy, in fact

    as a kid i was more care-free and always in my own little world; no matter what anyone said to me it would always go through one ear and out the other. I feel like I only became shy when i started going to school and got bullied a lot :/ From then on i feel too self-conscious...
    sabgha123 sabgha123 22-25 1 Response Jan 1

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    My Lost Bunny.

    When I was 13, I met this boy, Bunny, that I cared for deeply. We just got along so well and I told him so much, and he shared even more about him. I guess, from day one, I loved him and his sensitive nature. I loved the way he could blush at any little thing, we even played this...
    Adarel Adarel 16-17 Nov 26, 2013

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    Want To Come Out Of The Shell Amd Start Living

    I have been suffering from social phobia since I was a kid....although I dont have severe social anxiety disorder but more of a moderate one according to the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale..... but it still sucks...i can hardly talk to strangers and girls....i find it difficult...
    socialphobicguy socialphobicguy 18-21, M 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Very Much So...

    I cant help it. I'm trying my best to get over it and i am, i think, little by little, but i still have a long way to go. I'm so shy that quite often my shy nature is mistaken and people just think i'm a snobby person, that's not the case at all. I'm just so painfully shy that i...
    kuramalove kuramalove 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    Thats Me

    Am a shy person though not as shy as I used to be. When ur brought up a certain way and been through alot of tough situations, u tend to grow into urself and thats basically what happened to me.  I was brought up to be like what u might call an "...
    Bethian Bethian 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Does Anyone Know What Shy Means?

    Yes, I am very shy plus I have anxiety so talking to someone new can very very nerve wrecking to me sometimes, but once I get comfortable around someone I can talk to them easier and I calm down being around them. I don't have to worry about it when I am just texting or messaging...
    itsjustbrit itsjustbrit 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Shy Me :)

    Im really shy. If i meet anyone new, im going to be shy. I'll be quiet and barely talk. Its only when i get to know u the shyness starts going away.
    wolfbeliever wolfbeliever 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I'm a very shy. But I'm also sweet.

    My freshman year in high school I moved to a new city. I was so quite, nervous and shy that I never spoke. I remember hearing someone over talking saying I was a mute. Lol. When I answered a question in class one day it shocked everybody. The lil Asian girl off Pitch Perfect...
    sfawzi sfawzi 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Building Confidence

    Okay, I can admit I'm a very shy person, am I a coward?...no!!! I can also admit I had no one to teach me to talk to girls or become someone's friend. It's quite hard to talk to anyone cause of my nervousness or shyness. I want to learn tho but it seems so hard.
    JJordan2259 JJordan2259 22-25, M 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Hello I'm here to tell something more about me to be honest, I do not even know where to start, was still very young when I started to be shy, do not know why I have no reason to...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I can't even talk to a girl when my friends tell me to ask or talk to a girl I couldn't I was even shy when I had a girlfriend
    faithfulperson19 faithfulperson19 18-21, M Mar 20

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    I've always been quite a shy person but over the past few years it's got a lot worse. I hate having to interact with anyone who I haven't had a lot of regular contact with...
    TiredOfNotTalking TiredOfNotTalking 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I don't like to talk to strangers, especially girls and women. I feel like they are constantly judging me and will talk behind my back, so I never speak in public places. I have...
    ThatelfR ThatelfR 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't say "very shy", but I am shyer in person.
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F Apr 7

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    Not very. Just enough to be considered as a po.0. As shy and timid as a po.0. Now ain't this the very first story for this experience group? Aren't we living up to its name? Love...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Mar 26

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    I'm so sick of being so shy all the time. I just want to be normal and talk to people, but I get so scared and anxious. I thought that as I grew older I would get less shy, but...
    hugbees hugbees 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    It's an odd feeling being cripplingly shy and forced not to be by a need for companionship and a job that eats shy people alive. I am forced to assume this bravado of a strong...
    Casinova85 Casinova85 26-30, M Mar 27

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    There are these guys at school (hight school) who have been watching me and my friend for almost 4-5 months and I like one of them and he also likes me, we walk by and they get...
    pamela19 pamela19 16-17, F Apr 4

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    It really all depends on the person. If you come off as a cool rad person and not make it awkward, I'll open up quicker but if you are shy it will take more time. Haha but once...
    lilay98 lilay98 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I AM a sweet, shy, innocent person ^_^.....or so it seems anyways ;) I revel in the idea that I can tease guys with naughtiness they don't expect from such a geeky innocent looking...
    littlesaiyan littlesaiyan 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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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...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I find it so funny that on the internet and over skype I seem so umm, naruto-ish? Yeah well, like a loud and outgoing person. Then when I meet people face to face I become a Hinata...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was very shy growing up all the way until college. I was overweight and a child and I ate to compensate being in an unhappy home. I was always athletic and made lots of friends...
    NYSPANKER NYSPANKER 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I am painfully shy. When I'm online or with my friends i can talk like normal and even 'weird out' at times. My best friends are all outgoing and unafraid but I'm the unknown quiet...
    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Imma shy kinda person, all you gotta do is say hi :)
    Jaimedee Jaimedee 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I have sides to me.. part of my personality is shy and sweet but I can also be confident and feisty when I want to be.
    Rosesanddiamonds Rosesanddiamonds 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I wasn't always shy not until I was about 10 no idea why, but when I'm online lol whole different person
    Kanpe Kanpe 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Does this make any sense?... "I am internally shy" I say internally because no body else really looks at me and thinks "oh wow, she's so shy". In fact, they think the complete...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    im actually quite shy i dont talk to people with whom i meet for the first time,it might be a girl or a guy if they start a conversation then i dont have a problem and once we...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Mar 22

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    Ppl r so shy. Shy ppl miss out n they r boring af so pls stop being shy
    truth2b truth2b 26-30, M Mar 27

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    When I'm with my close friends I'm no where near shy, but when it comes to my crush… He's in my friend gang, but I can't talk to him, ugh. There is no reason I can't it's just...
    laracali laracali 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It limits me so much. When i meet new people i can barely speak 2 words to them. Apparently they have medication for shyness now o think its dumb even though i dont like being shy...
    LizWasNotHere LizWasNotHere 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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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...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I am the perfect pet. Sugar baby for a woman wanted a huge huge fun size bed man everyday. Ill travel with you everywhere take deep care of ya 😜. And ill sing and play...
    Henrys1 Henrys1 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    hahaha u guys so funny i admire those person who say they need a friend or someone to talk to n when u send them a message trying to be a shoulder to lean on they dont reply hahaha...
    loveableprincess123 loveableprincess123 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    One guy , my roommate, changed me from an afraid-to-try, rule-following person to a experimenting fun loving guy I am now. I got guts to play Counter-Strike for 4hrs on the day...
    kalel2389 kalel2389 22-25, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am a very sexual person. I am not intimidated to try new things if it sounds fun to me. When I'm not thinking about sex, I'm having sex, and when I'm not having sex, I'm thinking...