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I Am Friendly But Shy

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    I'm always shy but I want this to overcome.

    I can be very approachable so for someone out there, feel free to be my friend and message me,thanks :)
    trishakaye trishakaye 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    sayafh sayafh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Up until you get me to open up.

    Then you'll be running for the hills! I'm weird and proud :)
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 15

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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 πŸ˜ƒ
    gummybearhuh gummybearhuh 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I sometimes come off

    as antisocial but Im just really shy. I kind of wish everyone knew this so I don't have to explain every time I meet someone new.
    dambookworm14 dambookworm14 13-15, F Aug 31

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    I'm classed as being very friendly

    and full of fun. But, to start talking to someone....useless lol. I just can't do it.
    greenglassgoblin greenglassgoblin 36-40, M Aug 31

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    I am a very shy person.

    I've always been this way since I can remember. Especially around strangers. Out of my siblings I'm the only shy one in the lot. Being shy isn't a fun experience. I thought that I would outgrow it by now. Usually people can tell that I am a nice person. I do like to smile. It...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M Oct 22

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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

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    My shyness shall be my downfall

    as well as why I got so fat 😩😩😩. I got depressed when I couldn't make a connection so I would eat but now I am working on losing weight went from 260 to 214 in a few months I am doing pretty good :) but still I am too shy to communicate 😰😰😰
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M Sep 11

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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 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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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'm far too shy. It's funny, because online I am anything but shy. You can't get me to shut up. But there is something...
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M 1 Response May 13, 2012

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    In real life people have to talk to me!

    !! I can't talk to people in real life besides my friends!!! I am super shy on the first day of school and when you have to introduce yourself!!! I die every time I have to do that!!! I turn red!!! But if you talk to me I am friendly!!!
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I am a shy person. But I am very friendly!

    I'm a friend to all that need me. :P
    XxDorkyBoyxX XxDorkyBoyxX 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm the most shyest person ever

    if I don't know you, but once I get comfortable around you I'll never stop talking πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
    erikamariahxo erikamariahxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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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 people were nicer to each other... I'm shy at times when meeting people. Friends who've known me for longer know how funny and kind and...
    Shocksquatch9989 Shocksquatch9989 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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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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    I try to be as friendly

    as I can. I am very accepting of everyone no matter their background. Since I was little I have always been shy. I want to break free from my shell but I know it won't happen over night. Any ideas?
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    ok I think this answers a previous post I put

    on, and that was in person I am quite shy especially when I struggle for something to say and I just suffer from conversation block, it happens sometimes but generally being a happy and nice guy I have a friendly face to so I cant complain too much
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Nov 15

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    People always give me the wrong impression.

    They think I'm unfriendly and snobbish but I'm not. So don't be afraid to talk to me. πŸ˜„πŸ‘
    Kristinaaaaa Kristinaaaaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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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

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    Alright this is to anyone !

    Ask me any question whether it's about how girls think or what's my opinion on peanut butter lol doesn't matter ask me anything.
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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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

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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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    I am nice to people,

    and talk to them, but sometimes I am shy. D: I've been shy all my life. It is just my personality. :) I actually sometimes get annoyed with the typically loud & obnoxious people. Lol.
    averiejune15 averiejune15 13-15, F Sep 16

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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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    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

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    I flunked 1st grade because I was very shy

    and introvert. The only time I really talked is when I had too and when I did my voice was very small. I used to be so embarrassed to tell this story in school every time someone finds out my age. Everyone made such a big deal out of it even though I was only a year older than...
    xlyricbelle xlyricbelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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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've always have this shyness that,

    as soon as somebody talk to me !!! My face turn red !!!! Lol hated it!!!
    Marbella82 Marbella82 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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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 if i see a cute/hot guy even just look at me i get weak in the knees and red in the face. Im confident in myself but never know how to flirt w...
    jilliebeen jilliebeen 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    This is sooooo me. I have talking to girls

    face to face but with a iPhone I'm way way way too flirty.
    bonnieandclydedog bonnieandclydedog 46-50, M Aug 30

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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
    kellywedgieknickers kellywedgieknickers 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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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

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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 18-21, M Feb 17

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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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    I am shy at first but

    if you know me I am so friendly
    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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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 14 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    I won't start the conversation usually,

    but if you do, I won't be rude and shut you out most likely.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    shadowofbrokendreams shadowofbrokendreams 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 1

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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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    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 covered my mouth with the handkerchief everytime my classmates talked to me, and a stranger or even my...
    frustratedlady frustratedlady 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    I have a photographic memory.

    It's really strong. I can see images like a very well done painting. No on in my family knows this. Only my ex boyfriend knows this. I'm posting this in the "I Am Friendly But Shy" one because I am friendly and shy. I don't really tend to tell people about the sort of power I...
    XxitsmesarahxX XxitsmesarahxX 13-15, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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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.Β  When I saw the group, "I am Friendly But Shy", I knew this groupΒ fit me to a tee.Β  Yet, how can a person be friendly, but shy at the...
    Endomorph Endomorph 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    I am shy but I am friendly

    once you get to know me. Sometimes it can be awkward for me to start a conversation unless I really know the person. I want to get out of my comfort zone and be more sociable. I also like to take my time and think about what I am going to say before I say it. Can anybody help me...
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M 25 mins ago

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    I love making new friends

    but I'm very shy, I'm in ese so no one wants to be real friends with me
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 11

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    I don't understand why the group is called "I

    am Friendly BUT shy" I am friendly and shy. Being shy isn't exactly a bad thing although I do wish that I was better at speaking publicly in some situation.....Like when im forced to make a speech...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    When I am around new people,

    I am usually shy. However, after I get to know them and trust them, I show my true colors as a friendly and talkative person.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 16

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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 want to make friends.

    Anybody wanna talk?
    J4ckie123 J4ckie123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    This is me for sure. I'm shy

    so I find it difficult to start conversations but I like to meet people
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M