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I Am a Shy Person

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    I am definitely very shy.

    I find it hard to start conversations and a lot of times I never know what to say. It can be very tough to deal with at times.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    Do you ever think how bitchy

    and annoying you really are and wonder how anyone ever tolerates you?
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25

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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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    Always Have Been!

    Unless I am with people I know and have been around awhile, I am shy. I always have been, and would rather sit in the back row than up front. I hate to have to talk in front of groups of people, I can if the job says i have to, but do I ever get the big butterflys! I'd rather...
    carriewpd carriewpd 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2010

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    I am new and shy... this is the first time I

    am trying to comminicate online... I am not sure what else to say I guess I would like to say "Hello everyone..."
    Siretheory Siretheory 18-21, M 3 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I am shy because I do not know

    if I'll ever say the right things :.( that's why I do not have many friends. :.(
    catbradley catbradley 13-15, M Jun 12

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    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F Sep 29

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    I've been a shy person every

    since I was little. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so shy because sometimes people take it the wrong way and think that I don't like them or that they did something wrong. I want to be outgoing and talkative right away like I am when I warm up to people.
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I'm an observer not a doer.

    I prefer to stay out of stuff and just watch. I don't talk really, only when I absolutely have to.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Nov 2

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    I'm so shy:( every time I person walks by I

    look down at my phone to avoid eye contact. I don't make friends easily. I hate dancing in public. I hate huge crowds.
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F 1 Response May 27

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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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    I am a shy person I always been a shy person I

    am very shy when I meet new people and sometimes very shy when I talk to a girls, when I talk to girls I start to sweat on my forehead a lot
    LoneLegend LoneLegend 13-15, M Jul 13

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    Hi All, Stephen here just joined

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

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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 Apr 15

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    Is anyone truly happy?

    If you are tell me how you got that way. I feel my life is purposeless...all I want to do is sleep and watch series, and I don't know why, I can't say I am depressed...I just feel like I'm floating...
    Buffy27 Buffy27 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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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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    I'm super shy and once you get to know me I'm a

    great person all my friends tell me that and I know being shy hold a me back from my love life and making new friends. I kind of feel like my shyness is a cloud above my head it's always there no matter how outgoing I would love to be
    SophieBabe20 SophieBabe20 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    I don't know why becauseI'm a really friendly

    person, but when I meet new people and when I'm inthe middle of a group or if I have to talk in front of people in school I get shaky and nervous and my brain and my mouth stop working especially with boys. People think I'm stuck up but I'm not. I just cant help it.
    munchkinallie munchkinallie 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I am a very shy person.

    When I first meet someone my voice is all cracky and shaky and even I start shaking a little bit if it's a pretty girl. Once I get to know someone however then I tend to talk too much and I say weird and in other occasions stupid things. Something I have never concurred is...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 16

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    Shy People - Have Your Say

    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2013

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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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    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 26-30 1 Response Jan 1

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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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    I've been getting better recently.

    I'm good with meeting new people, and I think I make a good first impression. Keeping it up is the hard part, though. Usually what calms me down is the thought that "this person hasn't known me for long, so they can't judge me," or "I probably won't see them again, so don't...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F Dec 7

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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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    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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    my friends and best friends

    and my brother and sister tell me to ask a girl out but I'm to shy to do it it's just so hard like if they say no then u just stand there thinkin about what u should do now but someone message me i need some help😊😊
    AdrianTooNice AdrianTooNice 13-15, M Aug 13

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    My Name

    my name on ep keeps me from branching out to other people because i did join this **** to learn more about things i liked and was into but i know there arnt alot of people that like this stuff that i like but still have stuff in common with... im to shy to talk to them because of...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 5 Responses May 29, 2013

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    It's true im a shy person.

    I've always been shy around everyone im not sure why though
    NICU95 NICU95 18-21, M Nov 21

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Apr 15

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    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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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 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2009

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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 16-17, F Dec 29, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    In person i get so shy so nervous sometimes i can't look at someone new or i know what i wanna say but nothing comes out and i end up looking dumb saying nothing
    Kyle456 Kyle456 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So a student teacher asked me the way to a classroom today and while I was telling him I could feel myself going bright red. Why? I hate it. I don't even know why i would blush...
    EllieT01 EllieT01 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I hate even now the expression 'come out of your shell' as though I am a hermit crab. I've never lived as one and shy people shouldn't be thought of as pushovers in need of people...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a shy person. But I am very friendly! I'm a friend to all that need me. :P
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I have been a shy person my entire life. It's gotten in the way so many times. I've been trying to get better over the years but it's definitely a struggle
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 27

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    Everyone thinks of me as someone who doesn't have feelings and always seems to be an all round happy person, but it's insane how people say stuff and think that it has no effect on...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I joined this group as a result of lilreddress's post as I felt it also applied to me. It's fascinating how many facets of our personalities are displayed, depending on the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm shy but I really like this person. I take quick glances across the courtyard every morning at assembly.. Some times I think that person may be looking at me too but I can never...
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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