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I Am Friendly But Shy

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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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    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.
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm 13-15, F Aug 31, 2014

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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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    yes i m little shy guy,

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

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Actually, I've been working hard (and plus a

    lot of prayer) the last year to conquer it and I've really done well. I'm not so shy anymore. I've let go of overthinking and letting go of my feelings of worthlessness. I have value as a human being and now able to show my true colors more vibrantly even around strangers. It...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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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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    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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    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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    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 remember first week of first grade of

    highschool, I did not talk to anyone, I was so afraid of starting conversation with them, and now I am happy that they started it becasue some of them became really good friends.
    Nedza96 Nedza96 18-21, M Jan 30

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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'd love to be able to talk to people more

    openly, but my anxiety has me refrain from doing so 😢
    woot2u2 woot2u2 16-17, M Feb 11

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    im more of a listener

    than a chatter box. Tho when i do talk abit i hate getting the "lol yeah" reply after hours or days and then thats it.
    BiFurZak BiFurZak 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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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'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 1 Response Jan 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    dezi1124 dezi1124 16-17, F Jun 11

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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 2 Responses Jun 29

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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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    Idk why but I'm really shy

    whenever anyone talks to me but i LOVE talking to ppl :/ :p
    Prettygirl345 Prettygirl345 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 15

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    I can be very friendly

    but I'm very shy so your going to have to actually get to know me before I actually talk but I'm really loud when I'm just with you know ppl I warm up to now I'm going to go because I talk a lot ok
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F 2 Responses May 13

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    UnicornFlavoredDonut UnicornFlavoredDonut 16-17, F Apr 8

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    I'm too shy. I'm too nervous.

    I'm too self-conscious I'm too quiet. I'm me. "U need to try harder" "I know, I'll try harder" But I can't.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    candies020 candies020 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4

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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'm trying to be able to speak more to people,

    but some days I find it harder than others. I'm always friendly to everyone I meet, but it can be hard to try to speak. I am trying to work on speaking more to others as I find it great to make friends. :)
    redbetblue2 redbetblue2 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 24

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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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    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 am shy at first but

    if you know me I am so friendly
    RedAndBlack21 RedAndBlack21 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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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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    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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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