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I Am Friendly But Shy

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    Well not really shy. Not in real life.

    But I always see people on twitter and stuff who are sad, and I just want to say "hey, it's gonna be ok, I'm here to help if you want" but I always stop myself out of fear/shyness. And it's so annoying :( I want to change so I can help people. But idk how /:
    BulletproofLoneliness BulletproofLoneliness 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    i am newish to this site i made an accont along

    time ago but never used it and now that i am i don't really know what to do with it but i would like to talk to people i just am not a big fan of everyone seeing what i say cause i say alot of stupid stuff sometimes
    Undeadmaker8 Undeadmaker8 22-25 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I would rather talk about anything

    and everything one-on-one than write lots of 3 line 'stories' and pretend to open up to the world. Yes, it can be liberating and therapeutic to write but I want to know something about the person who is reading it, so do not hesitate to connect with me so we can share.
    shydate shydate 70+, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I'm really shy and get nervous

    when asking some one to be my friend because I'm afraid they won't like me
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    About Me

    I'm new to this kind of thing ,messaging people i don't know and talking about myself is all new to me,had a bad time recently and need escapism which is why i'm here ,love a bit of a laugh so the Q & A thing gives me a giggle ...but i am very shy and find it hard to make friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Im very friendly but its rare

    for people to approach me. Im shy I don't normally reach out to people I let them make the first move im too shy and kinda fear people
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    yes i m little shy guy,

    but very friendly no doubt
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16

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    I am Active and Outgoing Online

    but shady asf in person. You'll have to approach me if you want to be my friend. I am seriously weird though. I would bring up the most randomest question and say the most randomest stuff.
    TheBeastlyWoman TheBeastlyWoman 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I am so shy but I would love to make new

    friends on here:) I want someone nice who can make me feel special and like me the same as I like them:)
    Carrrie Carrrie 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    I have always had a hard time making friends

    because I am shy. I am getting over it now, but only because I realize that while being shy is a self-protection mechanism, it also lets you miss great opportunities. One time a couple of months ago, a girl in school whom I had never met before, just came up to me and said, "Do...
    LMAO3 LMAO3 22-25, M Feb 12, 2014

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    I'm like a little puppy.

    . I follow behind people when in a group and I don't talk unless I'm very interested in something it someone is talking to me... Yep..
    Alisenpai Alisenpai 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    I'm scared to talk to people

    that are older than 15 I don't know why. I am fine around my parents teachers and parents friends but I'm scared of strangers older than 15
    thatsweetgirl85246 thatsweetgirl85246 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    A lot of people mistake me

    for being rude or smug when I don't talk or look at them, but it's simply because I am painfully shy. I am friendly, but I can't make myself act outgoing. I only become more nervous than I already am.
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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    I absolutely love to talk,

    but when I feel like I get too serious when talking to someone, I get scared and shy and walk away...
    Melissaluv Melissaluv 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    I am shy at first but

    if you know me I am so friendly
    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2014

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    I'm far too shy and self-conscious to message

    anyone on here, but by all means if you message me I will reply and chat away quite happily :)
    lynnealine lynnealine 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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    I'm a friendly person

    but very shy. I find it hard to communicate with others. People end up thinking I'm anti-social.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I can be very shy when in a group of strangers.

    . there is a ton of interns all around my age that i would love to chat with but I would find it awkward to just randomly talk to them.. basically I'm shy.. very very shy.. unless its online or we have been introduced! I am naturally a VERY loud and talkitive person though.
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29

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    UnicornFlavoredDonut UnicornFlavoredDonut 16-17, F Apr 8

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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 bothering the person, so sometimes I end up going days or weeks without talking to people unless they message first. I'm also...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I love making new friends.

    The problem is that I feel like I annoy people. I never want to be a nuisance but I always feel like I am. This is mainly why I stay in my room most of the time and sit by myself when I eat. It's weird because I'm really friendly, but only if someone approaches me first. When I...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 22-25, M Feb 17, 2014

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    Not Stuck Up, Just Shy

    I can be quite fun and talkative to be around once you get to know me and im rather confortable to be with you, but its really hard in the begining, I have no idea what to say im rather bad at making up convo's with people, in general most of the time, that are interesting at...
    EbonyAndIvoryy EbonyAndIvoryy 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    This is my first post

    and I just wanted to say hi.. Soo hi...
    Abbey18701 Abbey18701 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    Some people might find me rude

    because I do not talk much, but I am not, I am just really shy. I used to not be, the older I got, the worse it got. I feel it has a lot to do with me getting bullied over my weight. All people need to do is get to know me and then when I get comfortable enough with them, I...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    I don't get it it's like I'm nervous

    and shy and once I get a couple Mins to get close to my surroundings it's like I'm not shy anymore
    jaddielove024 jaddielove024 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    friendly but shy because i am not like most men.

    not skinny not rich truck driver. just shy because i am not perfect and have flaws.
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    In person I'm rather reserved.

    I come across as being stuck-up, but I'm really not. Once I get to know a person, it's all good. :)
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    candies020 candies020 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I have made posts, but get few responses,

    or hesitate to keep mine up for a long period of time. Does anyone else experience this?
    Lancer78 Lancer78 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I may not approach you first

    because I'm shy but if you start a conversation with me, I will talk to you for hours and hours.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Shy Or Mental

    i HATE been shy it's so painful at times. I'm probaly one of the most friendly people you'll ever meet when i'm not shy, when i've got a bit of confidence going for me i feel like i can talk to anyone. I hate my personality when i'm not confident it just feels like it's not me...
    jamzam jamzam 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    People Are Scary!

    Yeah, I'm a little bi-polar that way.  It takes me a while to get to know people, but once I'm comfortable around them I let my true self come out.  And I do find that most people, if you bother to get to talk to them, are actually very nice, "normal" people...
    PlantyMcGee PlantyMcGee 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    I'm bad at approaching people

    and horrible at starting conversations and small talk, but if you come to me about tv shows or existentialism or youtube or poetry I probably won't stop talking to the point where it's annoying.
    Amani7 Amani7 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'm really shy when it comes to making new

    friends. I want them to be the one to befriend me.. I think this is very wrong. Any tips? :/
    redrose61 redrose61 13-15, F Jun 3

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    if i didnt know you that well,

    i might be shy. i let others make the first move. but when you know me too well, i might look like a hyper monster??
    nisanjhh nisanjhh 13-15, F Aug 5

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    Why do I find it easier to talk to people online

    than face to face? I lack confidence and freeze when it comes to personal interaction. I wish I could get up the courage to talk to my crush (Jordan) the way I talk to guys on here. If I wasn't so nervous and shy maybe he would notice me
    workinggirlkelly workinggirlkelly 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I won't approach you first.

    You can add me to your circle of friends, and I will as well...it doesn't matter if we have 5 things in common or 200..but unless you pm me first our only interaction will be comments and hearting things.
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    hi guys & gals i am Rose i am highschool

    student i am a writer and love people who do it back:) i'll be happy to have friends here every age every sex and every nation....
    tikto2014 tikto2014 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    I Really Am!

    Some things never change they say, but I am working on it, really! I am friendly with almost (see that word!) everyone, but most of the time to shy to speak up and say the right thing when I should. Then I realize I should have but didn't. But I will keep trying and remember...
    carriewpd carriewpd 26-30, F 8 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    Friendship is so weird.

    . you just pick a human you've met and you’re like “yep I like this one” and you just do stuff with them
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M May 6

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    Is it sad that I like going to work just

    so ill have people to interact with? Sometimes being shy sucks lol
    justalittlegirl21 justalittlegirl21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    I used to not having a social problem

    even though I was shy. I used to be very cheerful and a prankster and have a lot of guy friends who care so much about me. Now I can't even talk with people and get anxious in crowd and suspicious of everybody. Help me to be the old me maybe?
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 18

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    Yeahh this is me!!! Lol So hard to Meet new

    people and even worst talk to then cause my face turns all red !!!! Haha terrible,,!! :D
    Divine82 Divine82 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    I get along well with most people,

    but I find it hard to make real friends. I don't usually turn people away if they reach out to me. It's just that my mom and I move often, so I don't allow myself to get too attached to people.
    tfsQuack tfsQuack 16-17, M May 21

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    Feel free to message

    but do know I'm a girl of few words and incredibly shy.
    ChloeAnnabelEdwards ChloeAnnabelEdwards 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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