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    My Step-Daughter'S College Graduation. - This weekend, my beautiful step-daughter, Janene, made her college graduation from SUNY New Paltz. This was an outdoor event, which...
    tickleshy tickleshy 46-50, F May 21, 2013

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    Shy and Awkward - I've always felt socially shy and awkward.  When I was a kid, I didn't have any huge problems socially.  I'd say it was maybe around fourth grade when I...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    Mouse-y - People always see me as quiet, shy or mousey... but that's not how I see myself. My internal world is pretty rich but I find it so hard to bring those thoughts, feelings...
    NorthernSky NorthernSky 22-25 Apr 30, 2009

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    Small Talk?? Kind of a Rant - I never know what to say to people.  How do you learn the art of small talk anyways?  And what exactly is the point of being able to rattle...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 3

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    Different - I believe I am in need of some advice from more experienced people. I always feel shaken by social events. I tend to speak in metaphors and the like. As a young person...
    Ginnie Ginnie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2008

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    I Am a Loner In Social Situations - I'd rather not say uncomfortable, but somehow end up being isolated in social situations. For instance, yesterday I was at a social function at...
    kkgal kkgal 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    I Am Always the Quiet One. - Usually I avoid  situations with just me and another person, especialy if it is someone I dont know that well. But even around my group of friends...
    PXL77 PXL77 19-21, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    Vroom Vroom *no Relation to the Entry* - I'm good in one on ones, and talking to a small group, but more than three people gets a bit uncomfortable. More than three and I'm only...
    mixedview mixedview 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    Inferior. - That's how I feel. Everyone else seems to be prettier or a better dancer, or is more witty and has more to talk about. EP is building my confidence though, When I first...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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    I Dont Know Why!! - social situations have just never been my thing, i mean, i do go out occasionally, but thats about it!!! i prefer being in the company of just a couple of...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    Where Are My Training Wheels??? - I'm trying to do this whole being social thing.  But i feel like a kid trying to learn to ride a bike.  I don't understand social rules...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Jun 18, 2010

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    Mini Shirt and Heels?? - hello, just thought I would share a little about me, the first time I went out dressed as a female it was in a short skirt and heels, My makeup was really...
    2bmtruely 2bmtruely 51-55 1 Response Dec 21, 2008

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    Situationally Shy - I am great in one on one situations... actually I thrive on them.  I am just someone who does not like to be in massive groups.  I had a suprise hen...
    Oregano Oregano 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2008

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    A Life of Silence - I just never know what to say when I'm around strangers or even acquaintances--I even have trouble talking with old friends that I haven't seen for several...
    bluepepper bluepepper 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2008

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    I Don't Know What's Wrong With Me - Maybe I'm just too introverted or maybe it's social anxiety, but I don't like being around too many people. I'm okay with hanging out with 1-3...
    RatsieRizzo RatsieRizzo 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    Always Have Doubt and Feel Insecure - I can fake confidence most of the time, depending upon the situation. But I am never completely comfortable and at-ease. I'm always second...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    My Blog - everyone please check out my blogs. i want everyone to check it out with social anxiety.. because  WE ARE NOT ALONE !!!! (: pleaase comment them saying anything thats on...
    amandabanana1 amandabanana1 18-21, F Dec 20, 2010

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    Annoys Me - There was a time when I was the life and soul of a party! No one would dream of going for a drink without inviting me! A night out with me was the best - and everyone...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Jul 24, 2008

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    Being Around Many People - I've always had trouble being around groups of people. I feel like I don't fit in and suddenly I become quiet and shy to the point I feel like I want to...
    tickleshy tickleshy 46-50, F Apr 8, 2013

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    I Am Quiet And Seemingly Anti-social..but Am I? - I am not capable of really talking to people. I think my ability to make friends has been decreasing. its really sad. At the end...
    wecry04 wecry04 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Tired Of Feeling Like This - I am afraid to admit how I feel in social situations because of my age.  I have been feeling out of place for as long as I can remember.  I have...
    Trafe Trafe 56-60 4 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Complicated... - I have been told by my mother that I am destined to be a people-person. I have been told that I am very polite and I make my parents proud with my ability to...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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