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I Am Really Shy

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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?
    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M May 29, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 10, 2014

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    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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    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, 2014

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2007

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    AMB97 AMB97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I like shy guys!!! I think it's cute when you are shy around a girl you like...because I get REALLY shy around a guy if I like him too :) Hehe *turns red*
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Well I moved in with my dad about 6 months ago and I had to transfer schools, the first day of school I was really shy but the people at this school are pretty so people started...
    bellaswan18109 bellaswan18109 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm honestly to shy to talk to anyone. once I get to know a person ill never shut up but they have to talk to me first. people used to think I was rude because I talked to one...
    brookebam brookebam 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I used to be REALLY shy when I was younger...but have grown more...extroverted (thought not a lot) as I have gotten older. Yet I still find that I can say more things & do more...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Okay so here we go around January this year I noticed I was being really shy around my teacher mr zainer so I told him about it and he said we could work on it together so this...
    Twylitte Twylitte 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I hate being shy at first coz thats the first impression of the people you are talking to. I really hate it, thats one reason why the guy i like so much doesnt want to talk to me...
    fridaylove fridaylove 26-30, F Mar 4

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    ive always been a shy person...and it has affected my sex life...guys assume that because im shy i dont like it rough...but i love aggressive sex...i guess i never really say it...
    mycatisbettrthanyurs mycatisbettrthanyurs 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 8

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    Actually, I've been working hard (and plus a lot of prayer) the last year to conquer it and I've really done well. I'm not so shy anymore. I've let go of overthinking and letting...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish I wasn't that shy. Some people say that there's a good side about being shy, like, shy people are more careful about doing things that you will regret. But I don't. I...
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    Im not really that shy, Im just antisocial. However, when I am talking to a girl, my mind just falls apart slowly.
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    So I've got these two missionaries that come and talk to my family. Well one of them is close to my age and he's really cute and there are things I love watching him do, I finally...
    TsGirl16 TsGirl16 16-17, F 13 mins ago

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    I am very shy, too shy, i hate it. i never fit in and always alone
    SadAlyssa SadAlyssa 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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    It's not fair that when girls are shy it's cute (which is true), but when a guy is shy he's considered weak and no girl wants a true introvert....
    ghostinthenexus ghostinthenexus 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I'm very shy. I tend to keep to myself and I'm comfortable doing that. Of course, I have my moments but for the most part I'm a very shy person.
    unanymous1 unanymous1 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    If you ever meet me in person im shy but when we get to talking I'll come out of my shyness
    BabyGirll1998 BabyGirll1998 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Ok so again, I'm having some really confusing experiences with this guy... Let's call him J. So, J has lots of friends, and he has a good amount of friends who R girls. I have two...
    D1206 D1206 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I really love this website. Everyone is kind and I feel comfortable talking. But I am terribly bad at keeping conversation (probably because I think through too much before talking...
    mumunozo mumunozo 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    ugh, it's stressing me out so damn much I've liked this guy for about for about 9 months already, I really just can't seem to get over him I mean it's not that I want to but I just...
    miia01 miia01 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    coming from a very very outspoken family, people find it strange that im nt as outgoing ....if i make a group of friends i tend not to try n make other friends.. but all my friends...
    greenpear greenpear 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I'm too shy. I'm too nervous. I'm too self-conscious I'm too quiet. I'm me. "U need to try harder" "I know, I'll try harder" But I can't.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I'm shy at first but once I get to know people I think I'm more outgoing and a very open person.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Mar 4

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    Im that kind of person that loves meeting new people but too shy to start something. If someone sat next to me I'd have a battle in my mind like "Do I talk to them?!" "Do they want...
    Patienceie Patienceie 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Yes I get told this everyday from coworkers to friends even strangers can tell that I'm sweet shy and innocent
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F Mar 9

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    When you see me, and we're only acquaintances, I will not acknowledge you properly. It's not because I'm a snob, or because I hate you, or anything else-it's because I don't know...
    theShySnob theShySnob 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I'm painfully shy around other people but my friends say that I'm the loudest person they know, I wish I wasn't like this but I am
    Black15Camdy Black15Camdy 13-15, F Mar 14

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    I never know I am so shy. But it doesn't lead me nowhere haha.
    NeonCorpse64 NeonCorpse64 16-17, M Mar 17

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    I talked to the guy I like today. And while in class I was eating sour patch kids. I do eat the orange, green or yellow ones. So once I ate the red and blue I asked him if he...
    Emily217 Emily217 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17

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