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I Am Quiet, Shy and Socially Incompetent

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    Alone - I have one friend. I see her very rarely. At sixth form no one speaks to me. I speak to no one. I find comfort in the safety of my books and school work.... *sigh*
    magicmillie66 magicmillie66 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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 4

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    Until... - Until I know someone really well and am comfortable with them, then yeah. Even people who've been my friends for almost 4 years, I dread being left in a 1-1 convo...
    maydaybandit maydaybandit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2011

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    On Social Anxiety... - I'm not very sure how long I've been on the meds. I feel two changes in me. The gateway is gone. I feel so comfortable around people. I make jokes in class...
    Nyeeh Nyeeh 16-17, F Aug 3, 2011

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    Shy Turtle Steps Out - Very Shy, Quiet And Feel Socially Incompetent. Read And Enjoy - I am profoundly tired and exhausted until late afternoon. Then I get energy to do a few...
    Johnmil Johnmil 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Shy - I want somme help my life ils awful
    narzisse narzisse 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    I Don't Know What To Do - Um I'll just start off by saying im 15. i constantly doubt myself and that's probably one reason i don't have many friends. Ever since i was a kid, i've...
    DeniseSG DeniseSG 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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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 4

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    Very Much So All Of The Above - Naturally, I am a quiet person and have always been all of my life. More observant than outspoken, I get this trait from my father. Sometimes...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    According To Everyone Else I Am - on all of my school reports; nice quiet girl, should talk more in class but a pleasure to teach.i never thought of myself as quiet when i was...
    HiddenFallenAngel HiddenFallenAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2012

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    Untitled -  Untitled...it's how i feel   I have friends and a pretty great family, i get on with most people and i have a pretty cool best friend, but i feel like...
    ignoredindividual ignoredindividual 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    I've always been quiet at school and one of my friends always points out that I'm quiet and anti-social. I hate it when he says that because I'm not anti-social. Just because...
    xjazzymainex xjazzymainex 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Quiet As A Mouse - Tiptoe my way out of stuff
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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    Its Ok Most of the Time - I really enjoy being quiet and keeping to myself in public. The only time I have problems is when a) people try to start a conversation with me. I don't...
    GrimTron GrimTron 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2009

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    Everyone that knows me labels me as shy, quiet, cute and sweet, and I've been this way my whole life. Just about everyone likes me, although people rarely speak to me, and I can't...
    ray1357 ray1357 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I Think It's Getting Worse.. - I've always been the kind of person who is quiet and has few (though close) friends and have felt most comfortable expressing my feelings through...
    casintexas2 casintexas2 22-25 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    I Speak The Same Language, Yet No One Understands Me - I had one of those moments when I answered someone's question. They looked at me as if they were a dog who seems confused...
    pville102 pville102 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    Don't Know What To Say Sometimes -   I wish I was a chatty kind of person. But sometimes I just feel so self conscious about the fact that I can't think of what to say. My...
    Goddess65 Goddess65 41-45, F Oct 28, 2012

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    My Life With Social Anxiety - I've always been shy. Nobody thought very much of it until I reached middle school, once my shyness got worse. This simple shyness led to extreme...
    hazelgreeneyes hazelgreeneyes 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    Social Anxiety. - It's ruining my life. I get incredibly anxious when I'm around people I dont know. My social skills are nearly nonexistent... And I dont talk much in general...
    sometimessunshine sometimessunshine 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Shy - I get so nervous talking to people i cant text or talk to people online and be fine but when it comes to talking to someone in person i get really nervous and its just hard...
    Sammi72 Sammi72 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Hahaha, this is a funny one! But seriously...that pretty much describes me, or does it? Personally it all comes down to being accepted or not with the people around me. I really am...
    Dragonslayer38 Dragonslayer38 16-17, M Apr 4

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    I Think I Have To Join This Group - When I saw the title i felt that that is sooooo me. But at the same time I think that I might be curing myself out of it.. or doing a very good...
    Grakka Grakka 31-35, F Mar 31, 2012

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    i am so shy its unbelievable i am 43 i am still single and male i could never chat up women when i was younger i am technically still a virgin i am a hermit all my friends have...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I Hate It. - I hate how it takes a while for me to make a friend. I hate it when any conversation I'm in with an acquaintance dribbles down into awkward silence. I hate how, for a...
    RedheadedWhippersnapper RedheadedWhippersnapper 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    I just want to explode into the world. But I am trapped in a cage. It is social incompetence. As time goes on, I am afraid..... Afraid for what is inside of me. I must release it...
    nigganuts nigganuts 16-17, M Dec 6, 2013

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    Shy - i have been shy ever since well ever. but latley its been wierd. if a teacher calls on me and even if i know the answer i blush so much and say it so quitlyey. its been hard...
    Lolspark43 Lolspark43 13-15, F Jan 4, 2013

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    My Situation. - I would say i'm anti-social, but i'm not. i could say i cant communicate with people, but i would only be contradicting myself. who i am, what am i.. human. im one...
    imthelostone imthelostone 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    This might be true for me o_O I don't know or really care ^_^' Anyway the only thing ******* me off is constantly getting caught off be EP... Luv ya Betch XD Anyway I was saying my...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Apr 4

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    Sometimes I Feel Almost Invisible... - ...and I like it that way. It's so much better not to be noticed at all than to be teased or abused for being yourself. I can't make small...
    forgetmyname forgetmyname 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    Loner - At school I have two people I enjoy talking to, but I don't see them so often. One is a senoir at my high school and I only talk to her in P.E., and the other I wait for...
    Maggotgirl Maggotgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    This is definitely me in person
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I wish I knew how to socialize better. I am so awkward it's crazy and it sucks. It also ruins so many chances.
    yesenia33 yesenia33 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Awkard Little Me - I do have friends. Amazing ones at that that I love so much. But when I'm not around them I shrink up and become so quiet and shy at times it scares me. There...
    l212 l212 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    The Ignored - I'm a very quiet and well reserved person. I do like people, don't get me wrong, I just can't seem to ever know how to begin a conversation. I know it's probably...
    TheGuerrilla TheGuerrilla 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    Solitude - I realized how much of a solituded person I am and actually prefer it , I just don't like being around people 24/7 despite having to work or go to school , my family...
    stasia191 stasia191 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    Theunheardmovement - FOR ANYONE WHO IS SHY,QUIET,A SOCIOPATH ETC THIS IS FOR YOU, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF THIS AND HELP ME BEGIN THIS ORGINIZATION PLEASE SEND A EMAIL TO...
    stasia191 stasia191 18-21, F Dec 6, 2012

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    Shaking Hands - Yesterday I had to go to the vet's for the finale checkup for my sister's hamster. She was there the previous two times with me so she did all the talking mostly (I...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F Aug 2, 2011

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    Some Encouragement For All Those People Who Call Themselves Shy. - As a child I was very shy, both my parents were shy/quiet also, not sure if it was something inherited or learned...
    sherln55 sherln55 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Mute - Again, Ive joined many similar groups here, but also, I hate it when my friends joke about how quiet I am especially - I find it funny sometimes but other times it depresses...
    Enjoythesilence Enjoythesilence 16-17, F 7 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    What's Wrong With Me - i have this annoying voice that make people whince and snicker..it's one of those voices where peope will automatically take you for a joke over the phone...
    JP74 JP74 36-40, F Oct 17, 2012

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    I feel like I'm too different from other people my age to act cooly around them, I just freeze there and I feel unable to do anything, fearing that they will judge me if I do so...
    raficchi raficchi 13-15, F Apr 4

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    My Shyness Is Making My Life Worse And So Depressing - Shyness is everyone's problem, but mine is worst. I am a quiet person and much like a shy introvert. I've been very shy since...
    warriortears warriortears 22-25 11 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    Be Daring, Bold, Courageous, And Audacious - I was so extremely shy for years. I still struggle somewhat but no where near how i use to. Here is an article that led me to a very...
    charlesafton charlesafton 41-45, M Mar 11, 2012

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