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I Am Camera Shy

i hate people photographing me 316 People

    No Pictures Please

    I am sure my being camera shy has something to do with body image but more than that I believe it stems from a strong dislike of being the center of attention. I really don't like being the focus of any group; I'd much rather be part of the crew than the star of the show. And...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    You'd Never Believe It Looking At My Albums

    I really am camera shy. I could count the pictures of me that I really like on the thumbs of both hands. That's maybe/maybe not an exaggeration. But I really don't like posing for pictures. If attendance is not requires I will try to avoid the camera. I just figured how I can get...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy 70+, M May 30, 2010

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    It's ruining my life!

    I dread social events as there is always someone trying to poke a camera in my face. I like how I look in the mirror but hate how I look in pictures. When people know you hate having your photo taken it seems they need to make a big deal out of it and the whole thing is just...
    LolaPlum74 LolaPlum74 36-40, F 1 Response May 27, 2014

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    Big Time!

    I am talking to MTVLM on Skype right now, and feeling pretty damn good tonight, I decided to get on Skype and turn my webcam on tonight, for the 1st time in a Long time. I wasn't even sure it would work!and I wasn't really talking much. and he asked if I was camera shy, I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    Not Certain Why

    For some reason I'm not sure of, I've never liked having my picture taken. It's not that I'm ugly (I get told often that I'm attractive), or that I have horrid self esteem, I just don't like taking pictures that involve me being in them.
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    I Am Camera Shy...

    ...and yet I really love photography. Joke of the century I think.
    CuriousBlackCat CuriousBlackCat 26-30, M Feb 4, 2013

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    Video Camera

    I don't mind taking pictures with the photography camera; but I don't like being on video camera. I don't like hearing my voice on the video camera; and I don't always look good on video camera.
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F Apr 2, 2012

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    Always Been That Way

    i dont know why it is,but for as long as i can remember,iv just hated it.its not like i look like the elephant man or anything,i just have never liked any photos of myself.its getting worse as i get older,i force a smile now to give the ones who love me the impression that im...
    sniperblue sniperblue 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2009

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    I don't know why, though.

    I'm actually very photogenic.
    AlayaRi AlayaRi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    I am a good photographer, but I never look good in pictures, I can't act, and I'm camera shy. I can't not be the person with the camera. My friends and family hate that I never...
    kittycat179 kittycat179 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    i am verry shy at times well a lot of the time when i talk to new ppl i only just meet or doing new things i get verry scared and shy
    jessicalove02 jessicalove02 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    You can recognize when someone is feeling shy or bashful when it is obvious that they have butterflies in their stomach. They would feel rather light-headed, or begin to sweat and...
    ole0005 ole0005 18-21, F 26 Responses Jan 10

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    I am not remotely photogenic, and I accept this. But knowing this has led me to always being the guy with the camera, as I would rather be taking the picture than be in it. This...
    m3mb3r1 m3mb3r1 26-30, M Jan 18

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    I'm friendly, but very very shy. Shyness is the biggest barrier of my life. I want to mingle with everyone, but shyness prevents me from that. I am shy even to talk with my own...
    coolhappyme coolhappyme 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I hate my photos when I take pictures, cameras make me look so awkward
    BMTH26 BMTH26 13-15, F Jan 16

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    I do have a camera on my phone but it's broken
    GassGirl03 GassGirl03 22-25, F Jan 18

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    There were lots of times where I regretted not taking my camera or not taking a picture or video of something.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F a week ago

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    I am shy.I can't have eyes contact with people when i talk to them. I am even more shy when i am around the person i am attracted to.I remember i was attracted to a lady at the...
    Stephanieloveowl Stephanieloveowl 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I am always shy meeting new people. Once I get more comfortable being around someone is when I tend to let loose and be myself. Introverted, shy, maybe a little misunderstood. The...
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222 26-30, M Jan 1

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    I'm shy whenever I meet someone I just don't throw myself out there, then once someone really knows me I'm completely different and very outgoing, but that's about it I've always...
    TayCon321 TayCon321 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I don't know why I am... or when I even started being shy.. I'm trying not to be so shy anymore now that it's a new year.
    1whiterose1 1whiterose1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm shy with girls irl idk what to do or say,im shy with anyone new I meet irl. It's annoying I just don't know what to do.
    Eadwyn22nd Eadwyn22nd 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I am pretty shy when I first meet people. It takes me a while to warm up to people but when I do I am a lot less shy
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I sometimes feel like being a shy introvert means that I'll always miss out on life. A shy life can be a lonely one. I'm an open book but there's so much more to me that people...
    Arija18 Arija18 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    I act totally and completely myself no matter where I am or who I'm with but when it comes to talking to people I falter completely. My voice shakes, cracks, and I stutter. So say...
    Blackbirdy13 Blackbirdy13 16-17, F Jan 18

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    I'm not necessarily sure how to deal with my situation. Since I first met this guy I have always loved his personality, he is a genuine guy who cares for his future and is...
    Gonzalez0430 Gonzalez0430 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm really not a good singer, although I have gotten some compliments for my singing, surprisingly. I'm too shy to do many things in public, unfortunately. I wait for the right...
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M Dec 31, 2014

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    well there is this girl that i like and she goes to my school, and i was going to ask her out but im shy, anyone could give me some tip.
    Sammeyer54 Sammeyer54 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm always a quiet person. Whenever people talk to me, it takes about a week for my shyness to go away.
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I'm always shy to the people who talk to me in school. I've known most of them for more than three years, but I can't ever get use to them.
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M Jan 3

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    I am shy around new people. Always have been. Im better once I start to get comfortable with people
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I hate meeting new people. I don't know what to do or what to say... but if the other person is happy and gives out positive vibes then its like im not shy anymore... is that...
    fOrEvErYoURs321 fOrEvErYoURs321 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you didn't know what to do because it was so awkward? And the fact that you're the most socially shy and awkward person on Earth...
    3039cc 3039cc 13-15, F Jan 5

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    I have friends, but that's it. I don't branch out and talk to new people and buying things are sometimes a struggle. I just can't talk to people. When I do my voice changes and I...
    KingdomQueen007 KingdomQueen007 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 5

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    I think sometimes people take my shyness as being rude. Honestly I love meeting new people, but approaching people scares me...and when people approach me it shocks me lol. Is that...
    willibemissed willibemissed 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Some of my friends always joke around with me saying what happened to the shy quiet girl we first met lol
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I'm a very introverted person, unless I know you very well. I'm always shy around friends, strangers, and waiters. But I'm very loud and crazy around BEST friends, family, and...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Depending on my comfort level with you. Shyness turns into you wanna shut me up
    Babypuncher454 Babypuncher454 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    he know i like him but he want me to talk face to face and i' to shy for that.... at the end the only thing we do is look at each other...i don't know what to do he just look at me...
    suzye99 suzye99 13-15, F Jan 10

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    Every time someone i really like talks to me i become so shy that i can only answer on his questions by using yes or no and then i feel like running away what should i do to stop...
    sawana13 sawana13 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I am shy till you get to know me then I start to open up .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I love to strike a conversation with girls but I am always too awkward and shy :(
    Plainkyle Plainkyle 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I'm extremely shy . But after awhile I finally decided to join the dance team .
    xxtina15 xxtina15 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    i am really shy in public but with my friends I am a different person
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    Difficult concentrating around people when you're so shy and self conscious. That's changing now. But I really regret why it took me all these years to let go of my inhibitions in...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I am quiet and shy. It's such a damn struggle. I wish I was way more outgoing and confident
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 13

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