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I Am Friendly But Shy

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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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    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 8 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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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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    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 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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    Many see me as stuck up,

    but I'm just too shy to socialize
    mar97 mar97 13-15, F Aug 31

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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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    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 shy and awkward. Huh.
    kralyn13 kralyn13 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4, 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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    Experiencevisionary Experiencevisionary 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 1

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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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    breezysmiler breezysmiler 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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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 someone.
    DecemberAngel DecemberAngel 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 day ago

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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 want to make friends.

    Anybody wanna talk?
    J4ckie123 J4ckie123 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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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.
    dambookworm17 dambookworm17 13-15, F Aug 31

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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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    sayafh sayafh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 31

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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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    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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    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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    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'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 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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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 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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    It takes time to warm me up.

    When I meet new people I'm really quiet and reserved. But once you get to know me sometimes it's hard to get me to shut up. Lol
    asimp000 asimp000 22-25, F Aug 25

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    I love meeting new people

    but I get very nervous and embarrassed and give off silly impressions, I don't have a lot of self confidence and this really upsets me because I get anxiety over the thought of having to meet people face to face :/
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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 6 Responses Aug 26

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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 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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    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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    It's really hard to make friends

    for me, but when I get to know someone I get crazy πŸ˜‚ Even my few friends tell me how I'm really shy, and serious sometimes, but when we're alone I'm completely another person. Lol
    heHsi heHsi 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I really am shy. So shy

    that I dress in basic colors (black, white, gray) so I'm not noticed as much as the other students.
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Always get misunderstood

    for being unfriendly but actually not . Need to deal with aftermath of bullying
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Jul 23

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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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    Ive always been quiet

    and shy.but i enjoy meeting new people,and im a cool person :)
    JMGEARTHTHINKER JMGEARTHTHINKER 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 18

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    I work at a coffee shop in Chicago,

    today a Costumer came in checked me out and whistled. And then every guy starts to stare at me >_<
    Erasmurf90 Erasmurf90 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    So last year for my junior year in highschool I

    didn't go to the same school. But I'm back after a year and I'm a senior and an autistic kid Kyle said hello to me and I've known Kyle since middle school and I said "Hey Kyle" and he looked shocked and asked, "You remember my name?" I smiled and said "Of course." Kyle gets made...
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm still a bit shy. I'm not NEAR

    as shy as I used to be though. Within the past year or so, I've done much better. It's easier for me to answer people when they talk to me. I've always tried to though, that way I was friendly and polite, but it was difficult. Now, I usually can do alright. The only thing I...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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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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    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 is like a ring which has no beginning no end how i propose my love for you is like diarrhea.I cant hold it in somebody help...!!
    AlanPalmer AlanPalmer 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    yes and its hell. i really want to make friends

    cause no doubt im a great friend, but im just so shy aa
    griefseed griefseed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I am completely shy yes :)

    and that one of my disadvantages I think.. :/
    Vaszax Vaszax 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 14

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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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