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I Am Camera Shy

i hate people photographing me 343 People

    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 41-45, F 1 Response May 27, 2014

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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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    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 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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    Ahhhh! The camera is out.

    .. Quick! Duck or hide! I don't mind taking photos of myself by me but when others do it oh my god I hate it I have to run away I never like my photo taken!
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 12

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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 66-70, M May 30, 2010

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    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 3 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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    I don't know why, though.

    I'm actually very photogenic.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 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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    I can't stand the sight of myself.

    I have a hard enough time looking into a mirror. Whenever I see a camera pointed at me my first instinct is to hide.
    ai13regen ai13regen 31-35, M May 30

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    Yep this is very true indeed it is
    Kingofthedarkness Kingofthedarkness 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    I've always liked the really outgoing guys who were super popular, but I'm super shy and no one ever knows I'm in the room. They didn't even know my name, my name was "That quiet...
    zerofiveonesevenninetyseven zerofiveonesevenninetyseven 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I can't seem to go in a public bathroom if someone is in there. This ruins my school days and field trips where I've had to hold it in until I get a free moment at school. My...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Browsing through many videos Wondering how a simple acts Could turn into a million views Many good arts gained no invitations Many truthful words failed to be accepted Human...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I wait for people to talk to me first, I'm very shy! 😖
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    shy girls just are soooo attractive!
    nudedares nudedares 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I like to watch others enjoying themselves.
    Blackbandit12 Blackbandit12 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It is hard when you are shy and lonely. I am afraid to talk to people even though I crave for company so much. It hurts to be lonely and it hurts to see others have such a nice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm pretty shy because when I was growing up relationships were never really an option haha. So now that I'm not a little kid anymore I can start to mingle ... If I wasn't shy lol...
    zpay zpay 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Exactly! I HATE having my picture taken. I would rather be the one TAKING the pictures!
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    i hate being shy because like, everyone thinks your arrogant and they think that you think you are better than them so that's why you never make eye contact and only talk freely...
    xnikkkix xnikkkix 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'm very shy, especially when I'm talking to someone I've just met because I have no idea how to start conversations. I just don't know what to say and I feel like I might be...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Well, I'm not shy but I don't talk much, I an socially awkward and I'll never have a girlfriend because of my lack of self-confidence. So what I am trying to do is to become...
    RedCloud98 RedCloud98 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm very shy actually in person I barely speak or look up
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Girls on this seem a little too shy, I want to know what your cute brain is thinking!! argh!
    octaviusfrench octaviusfrench 18-21, M Aug 18

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    Being shy it's like having two personalities, where the outside you has complete control over everything that you are and want, while the real you stays freeze. i just wish i...
    Bshy96 Bshy96 18-21, F Aug 16

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    Hi everyone I'm a shy person who had little skills in talking to people. I have low self esteem and about my image as well. I know I have to lose weight. Look sharp and have to...
    loveislove76 loveislove76 26-30, M Aug 16

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    Ugh, I'm really shy and it gets in the way of making friends, crushes, presentations, and basically almost anything. It's really annoying.
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    This person is kind to everyone, beautiful, and hardworking. I've known her only through work for half a year, but I've slowly grown to admire her more, day by day. She treats...
    CindyLEvans CindyLEvans 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Shyness and insecurity hold you back from doing so many things that would have made beautiful memories; being shy means being stressed which leads on to sadness and regret. There...
    laura270 laura270 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I have an easier time talking to girls, not sure why it's just how I am. But yeah I can't think of things to say when I'm out. I'm not really shy, I seem more shy than I am cause I...
    CopperFoil CopperFoil 16-17, M Aug 13

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    Is it bad that I like to flirt, but I'm shy and married?
    tamischasmith tamischasmith 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    All my friends and ex's have always made fun of me because they say I flirt all the time. I never realized I was, and the worst thing is never know if someone is flirting with me...
    BarrelOMonkeys BarrelOMonkeys 41-45, M Aug 11

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    I'm very shy but once you get to know me I'm really nice and I tend to flirt a little.
    Zachariah1996 Zachariah1996 18-21, M Aug 11

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    Shy and socially awkward. Usually everyone around me is talking to each other, while I just stand or sit by myself either staring at my thumbs or be on my phone. I used to try and...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm shy only because I can't divide and conquer but I swear give me just one person to get along with. I won't fail that.
    ahhokayyy ahhokayyy 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I was born shy. I never made more than 3-4 best friends throughout elementary and middle school. I never had friends over unless my mom was babysitting her friends kids or forced...
    BamaChick1625 BamaChick1625 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    that's why i chosen this profession :P
    nice4mheart nice4mheart 31-35, M Aug 10

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    There is so much beauty in the world... So much to see and drink in. I would rather be focusing outward than inward in most areas of my life... I don't like to be the center of...
    smilesandtrials smilesandtrials 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    or could that just be a ploy to drag you in...hehe....nope, i,m shy. well at first anyway :)
    lookingtosmile lookingtosmile 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I tend to be less shy on the Internet than in person.
    Addy123x Addy123x 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 10

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