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I Am Friendly But Shy

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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.
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    So there's this girl I asked out,

    maybe a week and a half ago. She said yes and I was all excited. But because she is in theatre and they have an upcoming play, she is always saying she can't hangout cause she is busy. At first it seemed understandable, but now she's saying she's too busy to chat after school...
    MedivalJolk MedivalJolk 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 9

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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

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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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    sayafh sayafh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Yes, im an introvert.

    Yes, im shy, yes im antisocial, socially awkward, and everything in between. So I listen in people around me's conversations, and I listen and observe. I don't like small talk, yet I love talking for hours about stupid and silly stuff. Id rather be at home with two close...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    I hate even now the expression 'come out of

    your shell' as though I am a hermit crab. I've never lived as one and shy people shouldn't be thought of as pushovers in need of people giving advice, especially those who seem to feel annoyed because someone isn't as gregarious as they are, or the subject of amusement. When I...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    Alphaseed Alphaseed 18-21, M Dec 10

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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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    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. 😄👍
    Kristinaaaaa Kristinaaaaa 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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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 am a shy person. But I am very friendly!

    I'm a friend to all that need me. :P
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 29

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    shadowofbrokendreams shadowofbrokendreams 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 1

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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 Nov 25

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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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    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 Nov 23

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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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    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 7 Responses Nov 26

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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 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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    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 😂😁
    erikamariahxo erikamariahxo 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 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 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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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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    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 Nov 27

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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 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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    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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    Only have three to four friends depending on

    the day, need someone to be there for me :) I need help and not from someone on the suicide hotline :/ just a person to be there :)
    GweepotheCat GweepotheCat 16-17 1 Response Nov 16

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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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 1 Response Nov 15

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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 am extremely shy. People don't usually talk

    to me but when they do they get really attach to me...
    Kimberlye17 Kimberlye17 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11

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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...
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