I Am Quiet, Shy And Socially Awkward

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    I am so shy I can't keep a conversation with

    someone I just met I just can't and the main problem is because I'm really awkward and have low self esteem pls help :(
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 22, 2016

    In middle school when I hit puberty I was

    so awkward! People would be so interested in me because i was the shy quiet kid. I wasn't always like this but since the majority of my elementary school friends went to a different school I felt alone . Like I said people loved to poke around me , tease me, just spill their...
    joshuaruiz1945 joshuaruiz1945
    13-15
    Mar 20, 2016
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2015

    I'm cerebral. Meaning,

    I over-think everything. Frankly, It's difficult to strike up a conversation when you're thinking about what to say.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2016

    At first and around many people.

    But around the few people that I trust, I'm the exact opposite!
    butterflybaby90 butterflybaby90
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    I am so quiet at school

    and I hate that I just can't speak up. I try but I can't .I can never keep a conversation going and I hate it when people ask me why I'm so shy and quiet. It gets annoying I just don't know what to say...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 28, 2015

    I am shy. I've always been shy.

    ever since I can remember, I've associated myself with shyness. Everything I do, can be explained by that one word. I find ways to go through my life and daily routine without having to get into arguments, face to face conversations with people. I have to find out ways to get...
    booklover200016 booklover200016
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2016

    Until I get to know you,

    then it's the total opposite!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 26, 2015

    I wish I could randomly talk to people first

    without feeling so doubtful. I always have the huge fear of boring someone.
    mentallyhigh mentallyhigh
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 29, 2015

    Hello this is my first post

    and I want to say hello. 😊
    Starflower34 Starflower34
    18-21, F
    18 Responses May 1, 2015

    I don't know why I'm sensitive to the most

    stupidest things, sometimes I think I should be cold-hearted.
    KT3535 KT3535
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    I sometimes think I won't be able to find a job

    because of this, I try really hard to push these away but when I do I always mess up somehow. Regardless of what happens when I get around people I don't know or uncomfortable with I get really nervous and my palms become sweaty and my heart rate increases. This isn't going...
    Uniquetalented Uniquetalented
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2016

    I'm not shy I don't mind talking to people I

    just don't know what to say sometimes. but I can be socially awkward sometimes I blame being homeschooled lol
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    Two days ago my sister decided to make a quick

    stop by her friends house. I'd met her before but didn't plan on getting out of the car. When we got there my sister motioned for me to come along so I followed her up to the house and when I saw there were about five people hanging out on the porch I hung back a little. My...
    cillasavage cillasavage
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    I'm a very introverted person,

    unless I know you very well. I'm always shy around friends, strangers, and waiters. But I'm very loud and crazy around BEST friends, family, and myself. Sometimes whenever I'm around a friend (not a BEST FRIEND, but a casual friend) I can't hold conversations and I don't say...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 8, 2015

    I am a shy and quiet girl.

    When I go with someone, I rarely talk. I can't think of what should I say to other. Could anyone tell me what should I do to fix this? Thank you.
    silentreader261 silentreader261
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 25, 2016

    But only when I'm pretending to be a man.

    It's something I'm just not comfortable being. But put me in feminine guise and I come alive!
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    So EP is ending soon.

    If there anyone out here that would like to talk to me again (I highly doubt it) but if you do just PM me your Facebook/Twitter/Kik/Skype << one of those Thank you
    josholeary josholeary
    18-21, M
    Apr 14, 2016

    I can't really connect with people

    and it is because I am scared of rejection and being judged. I tend to just keep to myself, but am trying to open up more and think this site might help.
    DelilahValentina DelilahValentina
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    I wish I wasn't. I wish I wasn't shy all the

    time. I wish I could have an interesting conversation with a complete stranger. I hate this. It holds me back from opportunities.
    doublecornflakes doublecornflakes
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    I like to be alone in the quiet

    or with my few friends that I have
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    Most of the time at school I am invisible

    and many times people forget i'm even there.
    KellyAqua KellyAqua
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Jan 13, 2016

    I'm shy and socially awkward,

    I don't usually approach people when trying to make friends.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2016

    I wish they taught classes about how to be

    interesting and not awkward.
    quietbird quietbird
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2016

    I want a girlfriend so badly,

    but I am completely clueless as to everything. I feel like it is instinct for me to turn everyone away, and I hate myself for that.
    stewartgreen stewartgreen
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jan 28, 2016
    Zack607 Zack607
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    I feel like when ever I talk to people they are

    thinking that I'm a complete freak
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 17, 2015

    I found that just accepting

    that I am awkward and ceasing to fight it has helped. I'll never get to thinking "I'm not awkward" but I have gotten to "I'm awkward and that's okay. It beats being a jerk." People also tend to be uncomfortable when they sense they are making others uncomfortable. I've learned...
    faustangel faustangel
    41-45, F
    Jan 29, 2016

    although I've changed a bit

    but I still get very nervous when I'm around with many people or when everyone listens to me when I'm talking because most of the time I'm quiet, I even get more nervous when for example I'm in a mall and there isn't much space to walk because of the crowd I get REALLY nervous I...
    SilverStarsz SilverStarsz
    18-21
    Mar 19, 2016

    I'm not really talkative

    unless I'm really making an effort or I know you well enough that I'm comfortable saying whatever it is with you. But otherwise I'm awkward and not really sure what to say to anyone. Probably doesn't help that I may not look like someone you would wanna talk to. More like...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 2, 2015

    i'm was very quiet, very shy

    and very socially awkward, until one day i met some friends that changes me into a happy one and they made me quietless, even tho i'm still quiet and shy, they accept me
    fishelp fishelp
    18-21, F
    Mar 22, 2016

    I have always been shy

    and quiet girl. As i have gotten older 15 now and am self consious and have low self esteem. I don't know why i am. I have ever been bullyed if i have pretty minor times. It makes it hard to let people in i have this wall built around me and i don't know how to let people in.
    puppylove42 puppylove42
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 9, 2016

    Whenever I'm with my best friend

    and another group comes up to us to chat, I feel like they only talk to my best friend and not me. I feel like no one likes me because I'm just socially awkward around people. I feel like I will never get a boyfriend or be able to make new friends at all because I find it so...
    nicole1234321 nicole1234321
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    But when I close my eyes,

    I'm laughing, talking and not awkward anymore. I don't envy the extroverts I used to be one of them, I don't remember the person I used to be before everything happened and made me a pretty shy girl. I don't hate myself anymore for being invisible and wanting it all the time...
    LastSunrise LastSunrise
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    I used to be like that

    but I just stopped giving a **** about what others thought of me and to anyone out there who is like that I advise you stop feeling of being that way because your better than you think and stronger than you believe
    caiseyi caiseyi
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 13, 2015

    Whatever I do to overcome my shyness,

    I just fail. There's no way for me to be able to express myself.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 6, 2015

    Well, in kindergaten,

    I told everybody at my table that my sister was a ninja. My crush was like, really? My cheeks heated up and I turned away.
    Popplikewhat Popplikewhat
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    I used to be so painfully shy

    as a child that I had difficulty functioning in school. I felt that the act of putting food into my mouth was obscene and should be done in private. I was always conscious of myself especially when we had to take our meals together. Over time, I learnt to be more social...
    novembermoon novembermoon
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    Social gatherings are completely exhausting.

    I can spend all day with one other person, but I hate going to family parties. I have to take breaks and walk away from people occasionally if I'm stuck at family parties. I also hate mindless small talk, about who is dating who and people's children and stuff they bought. I...
    hollywood1919 hollywood1919
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    I am very quiet, though I am not

    so shy, I just don't know what to say it's like my mind is completely blank when someone starts talking to me. I am so very thankful for the friends I have, they really make my life worthy
    mromp mromp
    18-21, T
    Mar 26, 2016

    And because of my social awkwardness I can't

    get a job. I feel like the employers know that I am somewhat weird and different so they don't hire me.
    abe15 abe15
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 30, 2015

    And my parents keep trying to change

    that part of me it really does get me mad that my parents want to change part of me
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2016

    My first instinct when I see an animal is to

    say "hello". My first instinct when I see a person is to avoid eye contact and hope it goes away.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jan 28, 2016
    KT3535 KT3535
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    I always feel like a outsider.

    Even if I am in a group I just feel like I don't belong I just don't know what to do or how to socialize. I think I might just end up lonely with no friends in the future. I think I'm genuinely just a boring and awkward person.
    quietbird quietbird
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    In real life I'm quiet,

    shy, annnnnnnd socially awkward. I'm very sensitive and get hurt easily. When I get to know someone I come out of my shell. Also online it's easy to come out of my shell for the most part. Maybe this is why I'm addicted to the Internet. I remember when I first transferred to my...
    Lexigirl12 Lexigirl12
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    And all of these traits make it hard to have a

    conversation with new people, but somehow things work out ^^
    arai12 arai12
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    the #1 thing I dislike

    when going to the salon is the conversation I'm forced to have with the hairdresser...she'll ask 30 million questions then 20 million secondary conversations about my life ...anyone that knows me knows that I'm not a social butterfly at all....so expect one or two word answers
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 30, 2015

    because of that I don't have any real friends.

    I think I make the uncomfortable and also I'm a boring person. I hate going to school. :(
    SadBeany SadBeany
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    Since I was 7 until now,

    I'm still shy and I felt awkward to talk to other especially the ones who hates me. I kept asking myself what's wrong with me. I felt like I'm O.P. 😦😟😔
    dcrest dcrest
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    I hate being awkwardly shy!

    I have so much to say but the words can't come out! Yet I'm expressive on the Internet FML. :/
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    I have friends, but that's it.

    I don't branch out and talk to new people and buying things are sometimes a struggle. I just can't talk to people. When I do my voice changes and I turn into this shy, quiet girl who just answers with "yes" and "no". It's easier here, because no one can see me and judge me for...
    KingdomQueen007 KingdomQueen007
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Me: *on date* Brain*thinks something

    stupid* Me: *Hoe don't do it* Me: I built my own computer and it's more powerful than most gaming computers! Me: Oh my god.
    adav218 adav218
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2015
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