I Am Friendly But Shy

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    I like getting to know people,

    but I am shy until I get comfortable with someone.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    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...
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    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    who is in Los Angeles.

    . looking to chat with local people
    bright101 bright101
    13-15, F
    6 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    My sis and mom asks me

    why I don't talk to girls and it's not the fact I can't I just don't want to because I'm afraid I might embarrass myself, in front of a cute or pretty girl, and I'm bad starting conversations, I do have female friends, and I love talking to people but they have to start the...
    dominick6 dominick6
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2015

    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.
    robcharles11 robcharles11
    66-70, M
    Aug 11, 2015

    Most people wont even know

    when I talk to them. To them, I might seem like a friendly girl all the time, but in reality Im shy as hell until I get to know them. ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    I'm a friendly person

    but very shy. I find it hard to communicate with others. People end up thinking I'm anti-social.
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    1 Response Jul 30, 2015
    UnicornFlavoredDonut UnicornFlavoredDonut
    18-21, F
    Apr 8, 2015

    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.
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    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

    I try to be nice to people

    but wind up stuttering and shying away which is weird because I love to talk.
    silent62 silent62
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Oct 28, 2015

    This is exactly how I am,

    I would like to be completely friendly with everyone but my shyness always holds me back, ...I wish I could just drop the shyness and be friendly... urrggh.. But I don't know how. Any suggestions ??
    Khyruddeen77 Khyruddeen77
    18-21, M
    Feb 12, 2016

    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, 2015

    I have a hard time making friends cause I'm

    quiet and college has not made it any easier
    lolamer lolamer
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    I can be perfectly friendly to people at work

    or out in public. But I feel like sometimes I'm a wordless freak with a octopus on my head. Just can't seem to get on with some people. Life is strange.
    OJhickley21 OJhickley21
    22-25, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Jun 23, 2014

    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

    I'm shy at first, but then I do the stupidest

    random Sh!t when I get comfortable with someone.
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    12 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    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
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    2 Responses Nov 16, 2014
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    Feb 7, 2016

    So I just messaged a girl

    that I haven't been messaging for a very long time. I felt guilty because I was suppose to be at least messaging her every once I'm awhile as a friend. She said it was totally fine. I guess this friend is a keeper :)
    ShesGottaBeTheOne ShesGottaBeTheOne
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2016

    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
    5 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    well two of my cousin sisters just arrived at

    our house yesterday, they changed so much since I last saw them, ever since they got here u have been treating them as if they were invisible, we haven't said two words to each other... my younger sister even asked me if I knew they arrived ... It's not like I don't want to talk...
    Khyruddeen77 Khyruddeen77
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2016

    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
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    5 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2015

    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
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    3 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    wish I can meet new friends.

    but I'm to shy at first.
    Damiank Damiank
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    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. :)
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    2 Responses Aug 11, 2015
    dezi1124 dezi1124
    18-21, F
    Jun 11, 2015
    ToopeBy ToopeBy
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2015

    so ...What's the difference between being shy

    and having low self esteem ??
    Khyruddeen77 Khyruddeen77
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2016

    I am joining this site

    because I have moved to a new state and am too shy to go out and meet new people to make friends!
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    i am actually a really friendly person

    if we have common interests, but i cant start a conversation. or end it, lol
    darklotus01 darklotus01
    13-15, T
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2016
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2016

    People think I ignore them

    because I'm always looking down, but when you get to know me, I'm friendly. I also have a large group of friends but find it hard to talk to other people I don't know well.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016

    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.
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    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    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...
    22-25, M
    Feb 12, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    I´ve been always like this

    and I will be like this forever. I can´t change this part of me.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2015
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    4 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    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
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    Most of the time, I wont make the first move

    myself (even not sending the first message here ;) ). I guess I will never know what I missed...
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    Jan 24, 2016

    Being shy people think

    that I'm rude as I don't talk a lot, but in a friendly person.
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    7 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    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??
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    Aug 5, 2015

    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...
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    11 Responses Nov 21, 2011

    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

    I am friendly. I am shy around any ladies I do

    not know at all. I have a big heart cause I care to much.
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    Oct 1, 2015
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