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I Am Really Shy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 363 People

    Genetics Vs In-laws

    I read some where that shyness is genetic.  So it you're shy you're always gonna be shy to a certain extent. My mother-in-law totally doesn't get this. She always complains to my husband about how she just wants me to like her. The thing is, she doesn't get that being...
    wantingnothing wantingnothing 26-30 Aug 16, 2008

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    Too Shy Or Too Stubborn?

    So, I'm generally a person who doesn't have /much/ trouble talking to new people and making friends. I mean, I used to but, since I lost weight I've gained more confidence. However, when it comes to the things I really need, like to tell my friends I need them or to tell someone...
    UnluckyLassie UnluckyLassie 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    Painfully Shy

    Just around new people or people i dont kow well, i just am scared or nervous about approaching anybody or starting a conversation. But if its somebody i am comfortable with i can open up and be my crazy self. Is anyone else like this, wanting to be more outgoing and social but...
    ConverseKid ConverseKid 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    I recently made some awesome online friends

    and they wanted to voice chat. The first time they called me, I just giggled for the whole call (which lasted around 3 hours) and said 'um' a few times. I'm so shy around people xD.
    lemonsprinkles lemonsprinkles 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Sometimes shyness feels like a spreading

    disease, you seeing ppl ur age enjoying while your lonely. The one you love is out and ur shy to approach her. You know u cn do it, still you obey ur mind and fall back.. Shyness sometimess kills the best moments !
    kingkhaalid kingkhaalid 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I am very open with persons

    who have made their way into my heart. But when it comes to talking with strangers i am way too shy. I see bullying, i want to stop it but i just can't open my mouth. I see a pretty girl but i won't even smile at her. I've found myself countless times almoust opening my mouth...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M Sep 16

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    I am very very shy! I don't really like my voice

    so just the thought of someone being able to hear me scares me. When I was in school and talking to my friends if someone turned to me and commented on something I said the only thing I would think is "Oh god they heard what I said" and weirdly just being noticed by people makes...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I find it hard to talk to people.

    I feel like they will not want to talk to me. I don't like being rejected. when people come up to me to talk I get really quite. I find it really hard to talk and my cheeks get really red. part of it is self esteem issues. I feel ugly and that people will judge me on my looks.
    shygirlaquamarine shygirlaquamarine 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    Meeting People

    Well I'm a pretty shy person and for me its really hard to meet new people in new places such as a new school or somewhere were I don't know anyone and were I'm stranger, so I won't make eye contact and speak pretty softly. The problem here is that when that happens some people...
    Citro Citro 16-18, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2007

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    It's hard for me to tell my friends & family

    everything & I'm so quiet in public. I can feel my face get hot as soon as my name is mentioned by a teacher or unfamiliar person. I would love to have someone to talk to such as a therapist but whenever my mom beings it up I get embarrassed & pretend I don't need one..
    Willow890 Willow890 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Lost Friends

    I think my shyness started when I was 8. That was the year when life changed for me. I was in the third grade. Nothing different happened, just growth I suppose. I made a friend who sat next to me in class. We talked together and laughed together. Then our seats were changed...
    SaraBabble SaraBabble 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2008

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    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    Ridiculously shy. It kind of makes me made of

    how shy I am. I've alway been shy, and I thought by now I've would have grown out of it. But what can you do really?
    MusicJunkie6794 MusicJunkie6794 18-21, M May 29

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    I don't usually talk to people

    unless they talk to me😊☺️
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm Actually Outgoing But..

    When it comes to boys I like its like I'm allergic, odd I know. I'm too shy I won't make an approach even if its someone I've had a crush on for a long time. When he decides to talk to me I can't make eye contact. Its like I'm from another planet. I really hate but more than that...
    emmyc80 emmyc80 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    But once I know you I am really loud, out going and a little crazy. Sometimes I just talk and talk and talk.
    GhostWriter97 GhostWriter97 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Today I stayed late at school with my teacher to study for a test this Friday so I took the late bus home. And when I got off my bus with these 3 other girls, they started walking...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I am really shy and people tell me that I often look like I am judging them or like I am angry when I am not. I saw a video online that describes my condition perfectly as "b*tchy...
    DoveGirlRainbows DoveGirlRainbows 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    okay so shy and fiesty if someone endangers my kids or granddaughter. mama bear syndrome. lol confident not so much unless it's about useless information. lol
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I joined this group as a result of lilreddress's post as I felt it also applied to me. It's fascinating how many facets of our personalities are displayed, depending on the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have a photographic memory. It's really strong. I can see images like a very well done painting. No on in my family knows this. Only my ex boyfriend knows this. I'm posting...
    XxitsmesarahxX XxitsmesarahxX 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 23

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    I'm very shy at first indeed. It really suck because people don't always know how shy I am and they take it sometimes as a disinterest and thing I don't want to get to know them or...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I'm shy but I really like this person. I take quick glances across the courtyard every morning at assembly.. Some times I think that person may be looking at me too but I can never...
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    If I just meet you and you're shy, I'll be shy back. But if we just meet and you're outgoing, then I'll be outgoing back. I tend to go off of vibes lol I won't lie, most days I am...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I hate even now the expression 'come out of your shell' as though I am a hermit crab. I've never lived as one and shy people shouldn't be thought of as pushovers in need of people...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    They're so mean. Sometimes when I tell them how pretty or lovely they look, they'll be like "Shut up and **** off, *****!" If I ever encountered a shy, pretty person, If I were to...
    Kim2018 Kim2018 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I am shy but I am friendly once you get to know me. Sometimes it can be awkward for me to start a conversation unless I really know the person. I want to get out of my comfort zone...
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M Nov 27

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    People don't really understand how it's possible to be both. Shyness can creep up on you half way through a conversation. I tend to over think and suddenly become self conscious...
    Littlemissshy7 Littlemissshy7 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I'm shy when I start to get to know someone and well I guess that's normal but what I hate about shyness is that I get to scared to start a conversation with someone I'm getting to...
    Didi33 Didi33 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    It may be cute to guys but being shy has it's cons. Most work places requires someone to be outgoing or a people person. I am outgoing when I get to know you more but at first I...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    Outside of my EP personality, I am much more conservative and shy. That might be why I have taken to this site so well and really enjoyed the conversations and fantasies that go...
    halujakin2 halujakin2 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    It's true im a shy person. I've always been shy around everyone im not sure why though
    NICU95 NICU95 18-21, M Nov 21

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    So I am the kind of girl that is trying to become more active but don't want to be shy I don't know how to get over my shy spell anyone know how to or is having the same problem
    destinymoog410 destinymoog410 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Only sometimes. I am not shy in my class or around my family. But I am super shy in front of people I don't know especially when none of my friends or my parents are around. I wish...
    ohbecca ohbecca 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I think I'm shy because of the fact I was sheltered as a child growing up. The other reason is because I am different. Nothing too eccentric but I know it could shy others away...
    ChristianKekoa90 ChristianKekoa90 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I'm very shy. I don't know how to talk to people. I'm always quiet and don't know friends or even answer a question in class. I'm so shy that I lock myself up in my room and look...
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F Dec 5

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    even though it isnt that great I am not shy about my body image and show it off to my friends and not shy about nudity either and I get in trouble for inapppropraite nudity at...
    iamreallyonly17 iamreallyonly17 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Im that girl that if we just met our conversation is going to be really awkward and short because i have no idea what to talk about (it gets worse if you are really social and...
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    well the reason i've never dated anyone is because the schools i went to all had really mean students that bullied me all the time mainly because i have long hair, have acne, and...
    viper1024 viper1024 16-17, M Nov 21

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    Recently I've been doing something with my school's band program to help the 6th graders across the street with learning a specific instrument (flute). I really want to help them...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Judging from my photos, you might not think it. However, I am a very shy and timid man if I don't know you, and it takes me a little while to warm up to new faces. But dont let...
    PatrickMoosePants PatrickMoosePants 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    Hi, I am new here and would love to talk to some people but am always too shy and awkward to message and/or add anyone. I love books and musicals, especially The Phantom Of The...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F Nov 22

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    I dont know if I'm introvert or just shy. But I get this voice in my ear saying "what is wrong with you?" "He doesn't like you he thinks you're just some creep." And it just f***s...
    lonelygirl2619 lonelygirl2619 16-17, F Nov 23

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    I try to be as friendly as I can. I am very accepting of everyone no matter their background. Since I was little I have always been shy. I want to break free from my shell but I...
    Rippie Rippie 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    Why do I find it easier to talk to people online than face to face? I lack confidence and freeze when it comes to personal interaction. I wish I could get up the courage to talk to...
    kellywedgieknickers kellywedgieknickers 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 26

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