I Am Private and Shy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 218 People

    Back to My Shell.

    I have really opened up here on EP.  But, I have made the decision that from now on I will be talking about anything but my feelings.  I am experiencing the most difficult time of my life.  I used EP as an outlet.  Unfotunately this site has attracted some...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 19, 2009

    Always Have Been

    I am very shy and very quiet and keep to myself when people first meet me.. i get nervous and don't know what to say.. i'm always scared i'll say something stupid or look like an idiot so i try to stay to myself... my friends say i'm more open as i drink but i'm not really though...
    dejavudreamer dejavudreamer
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Aug 21, 2008


    I am too private to reveal things about myself to people around me. I am afraid the little information I share will cause me trouble. I am also embarassed about myself. That's why people think I am all cold and unfriendly. The truth is I am just shy and really, really, really...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Feb 4, 2011

    Dazed and Confused- At Least In Public

    People tell me- that i am a very hard person to know.  You know what I've never denied it either.  There was even a time in my life where i created a whole "bat sh!t crazy" smoke  screen- so it LOOKED like i was sharing everything unintentionally instead...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2009


    Despite outward appearances, I am shy, and VERY protective of my privacy.  Sure, in public I'm outgoing and bubbly and full of witty things to say.  What you don't realize is that those very witty remarks are a deliberate strategy.  If I'm being silly and telling horrible...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    May 18, 2012

    ...more to the Point...

    I am a private person, I am a quiet person.  More to the point, I fail to see a reason to go around splashing my personal life in everyone's faces. 
    Geode Geode
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2009

    Privacy, Please ....

    I am not really too much of a shy person, maybe a little, but I love my privacy. I do enjoy being with someone I love, but I really like being by myself a lot ( I guess because I've had so much experience at it ! ) . I like the time to think, to read and write, watch TV and...
    13mikael 13mikael
    56-60, M
    Mar 13, 2011


    So, I don't really like sharing things about myself and I keep almost my whole life private from even my closest friends and family. If you ask, I might tell, but other than that I won't say much. I've probably shared more here on EP than I have with anyone in person and there's...
    mimsy2 mimsy2
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2008

    Makes Things Tough

    I hate that I am so private and shy. It's just that I have trust issues. People typically write me off soon after meeting me because they think I'm snobby, when the reality is that I am trying to feel them out and see if I can trust them...and that takes me a while. I am...
    dancer2011 dancer2011
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 12, 2010

    Mingling Makes Me Uncomforatble

    I've always considered myself as 'outside the group', maybe that's my problem.  I can connect with people one on one but when I'm in a group of people I know it always seems like I get lost.   I  don't like to mingle at gatherings; I feel more comfortable in...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2008


    I do not know. Its probably because of issues I have with my family. Or how I have never got help, or a true friend. I guess I am fit for my age, I'm slim, and that does help with self-confidence but that usually makes popular girls call me gay.... Which is odd..... I usually...
    VampireAbby VampireAbby
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2013

    Shyness Is Just How I Am

    I am a very shy person; I value my privacy greatly and I expect others to understand that about me. But it seems like they often don't, and for this reason I often feel like I am being misunderstood. Just because I don't talk much doesn't mean I'm not friendly; just because I...
    Armine Armine
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2008

    Why Do You Think I'm Here

    Well, like most everybody here, we are here writing and posting something because we are (mostly) introverts. I prefer being alone and since I work with the computer all the time, this is my means of communication with friends. And yes, they are online friends. Me and my online...
    arianne19 arianne19
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2010
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