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I Am Friendly But Shy

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    I enjoy talking to people, but I feel shy to ask or start a conversation with strangers. People say that its comfortable to talk online... but I feel more shy because I rely on...
    fun279 fun279 18-21, M Jan 17

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    I am new to EP and have joined to make friends here. I hope to have a pleasant experience here in this project. I would be happy if you would add me and make me feel at home.
    c1ueless c1ueless 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate then when I do something I regret; I'll think about it all day. Like today, I didn't join some friends and opted to stand alone. WHY did I do that?! It doesn't make sense...
    p3ppermint p3ppermint 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I am not really one for writing but that may change on here. I am a friendly person and am easy to get along with but I do tend to be a little shy at first until I get to know...
    DecemberAngel DecemberAngel 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Like I'm really nice or that's what a lot of people tell me most of the time, but anyways it takes me a little while to get over my shyness. Once it's over I become really friendly...
    infinitedreamer90210 infinitedreamer90210 16-17, F Jan 11

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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...
    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. ...
    PlantyMcGee PlantyMcGee 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    I Am Shy,not Aloof. - People that go by first impressions make the decision that I am aloof,or stand offish,I am neither,I am Shy,I love to make Friends,but i have trouble because...
    ozzysteve ozzysteve 66-70, M 5 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Trying To Break Out - Sometimes I am too shy to start the conversation, but I am always open to talk. I have been working on not being so shy anymore, but it takes time to break...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    I've never had a girlfriend and I'm 17, I've never kissed a girl and all I want is a girl just to look at me and see me as more than a friend. All my best friends are girls but...
    Me17gjh Me17gjh 22-25, M Feb 18

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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...
    EbonyAndIvoryy EbonyAndIvoryy 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    That's Me - That's me People say I am friendly but to shy.
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    it depends...if i am sexually attracted too you yes i can be shy....not for long though. lol
    totsy50 totsy50 46-50, F Jan 19

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    I'm am shy but I look like a rough person and I am , I think that's why I don't make friends easy but the friends I have , I go out of my way for them. I am very friendly once you...
    Ben9279 Ben9279 31-35, M Jan 29

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    I Hate Being Shy. - This group sums me up perfectly. Friendly but shy. I'm a nice guy, I get along with people. It's just making that first encounter that I have a problem with. I...
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M 1 Response May 13, 2012

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    I like to talk to guys my age or a few years older. Anyone want to talk? c:
    neervahnuh neervahnuh 13-15, F Feb 8

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    How can i talk to/approach men without being nervous?? I know it sounds immature but I become a shy mess around men im attracted to..😳 Im extremely extroverted and confident but...
    jilliebeen jilliebeen 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Feb 17

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    My Ex Disliked Me - When I first met my ex, we were in the ninth grade. He told me he couldn't stand me because he thought I was stuck up. He didn't understand how I could talk to...
    Unfocused Unfocused 26-30, F 4 Responses May 29, 2012

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    good night everyone !! (2:16 in the morning in aouth africa)
    sixpackman sixpackman 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I'm shy and quiet(everyone says it) around people I don't know but when I get to know them and I feel comfortable and they accept me I became laud and free to do crazy things 😃
    gummybearhuh gummybearhuh 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I love being friendly to people but I'm also shy at the same time I never fully express my self out to people like I used to
    officalredneck09 officalredneck09 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    i love getting to go out and meet new people, the only problem is that i am absolutely terrified to just walk up to people and try talking to them. especially when I'm in a school...
    aleeta47 aleeta47 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I'm not friendly at all but I can b nice when I want to but I'm also one of the meanest pepole I know
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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...
    LMAO3 LMAO3 18-21, M Feb 12

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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...
    BulletproofLoneliness BulletproofLoneliness 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 18

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    i am very shy. i hardly speak with strangers, especially girls. im like raj from big bang theory. i dont know why. im like this from begining. i wish i could change myself. any...
    ritzp08 ritzp08 18-21, M Feb 8

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    I AM SHY! This my 2nd and secret account. I tend to use my other account often but you can chat me over here =)
    girlsdeadmonster girlsdeadmonster 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Extremely Shy - The shyness is a real problem in my everyday life. EP is helping somewhat. I worry that I may come across as being a snob.
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    I am very friendly but I am all so the meanest person I know. If u take the **** I'm mean 😡😡 if ur nice to me I'm the kindest person ever!!! 😄
    TwinkleStar123 TwinkleStar123 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18

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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

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    The Shy Me - In my childhood and teen years, I was the most shy girl. Because of my shyness, I lack self-confidence, I couldn't stand still in a stage, and teary. I always...
    frustratedlady frustratedlady 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Me - I'm friendly, out-going and nice i promise. Just you wait and see. I'm weird to say the least but friendly.. I love jokes and people.  Just don't touch me or stare to long...
    misery22 misery22 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    Its Really An Awkward Combination - It's horribly confusing, I'm friendly towards strangers, outgoing and not afraid to express my self to anyone but at the same time I'm really...
    kralyn13 kralyn13 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    So my school has a semi-formal dance tomorrow night and I asked this girl I like to go with me and she said yes, but she would meet me there because she and her friends had already...
    MedivalJolk MedivalJolk 13-15, M Mar 7

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    It's hard to make friends I mean new friends because of my shyness but when you get to know me I'm friendly or honestly really weird
    Porangiataahua Porangiataahua 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    A Contradiction? - When I first became a member of EP, I browsed various groups and joined a few, but I didn't do any intense looking until I was here awhile.  When I saw the...
    Endomorph Endomorph 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    im pretty shy initially..but once you get to know me im very friendly and open.
    Lenny195 Lenny195 18-21, M Feb 5

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    Woah! It Matches My Username! - Not gonna lie, my mine has been blown a bit. A group with my username as a title. I didn't even plan this, I swear! Oh snap, how'd that get there...
    friendlybuthorriblyshy friendlybuthorriblyshy 18-21, F Dec 27, 2012

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    I'm sorry to anyone I've annoyed or angered. To anyone I have then I'm sorry...all I'm trying to do is be nice, not be weird or "pathetic" or "creepy" or anything. I just wish...
    Shocksquatch9989 Shocksquatch9989 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    Sometimes being shy or quiet does not always reflect the circumstances of the moment. Sometimes it is better to stay silent if there is nothing good to say. Other times, my...
    ronniepaulmichigan ronniepaulmichigan 51-55, M Jan 26

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    Hello Everyone - I'm 20 and i really don't have friends or a lot of people to talk to. Especially people my own age. Anybody feel free to message me and try to talk to my even if i...
    Arcentine Arcentine 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    I'm too old to be this shy ..but I love meeting people and talking to anyone , :)
    LolitaxLana LolitaxLana 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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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...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    So apparently my personality is infp, does anyone else have this personality type? Just curious because i dont know anyone else who is.
    izaakt izaakt 22-25, M Feb 7

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    Today we had a party, well a "mini" party actually, my class decided yesterday out of the blue, each person must bring any type of food, so I decided to take it easy and buy two...
    Lozat Lozat 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am a shy guy and don't know how to associate with people...my friends say i don't look like a shy loner kinda guy.. for example: How other guys propose to a girl my love for you...
    AlanPalmer AlanPalmer 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    People, please talk to me! I'm open to anybody, but I'm just to shy to start the talk. Please, be the one to start the conversation, you won't regret getting to know me.
    Gorstone36 Gorstone36 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 25

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