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I Am Really Shy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 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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    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?
    LetForeverBelongToTheDead LetForeverBelongToTheDead 18-21, M May 29, 2014

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 22-25, M Sep 16, 2014

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    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...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I really don't care about age, as long as the person I talk to is an adult.
    naughtybar10der naughtybar10der 26-30, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I am very shy and I am very busty for my age
    JanetMarie1300 JanetMarie1300 70+, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    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. :/
    SunsetOvercast SunsetOvercast 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have always been the shy girl that hardly talks. Growing up I have always kept to myself and people have tool that as me being stuck up. That isn't the case. I am just to shy to...
    tutulover11 tutulover11 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ugh I'm extremely shy around random strangers and am never myself. With my small group of friends, I'm the crazy and fun one, but with other strangers, I never seem to be able to...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I just moved to Melbourne 5 months ago and still no friends except those who moved with me. Everyone i meet keep on saying that i am very shy and reserved. True, I am but because...
    laurenkt laurenkt 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    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...
    anonymoussas anonymoussas 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    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...
    anonymoussas anonymoussas 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    yes i m shy and very shy but only at times not usually all the time lol
    boobilicious4you boobilicious4you 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    It seems that my parents think that i am not grateful to them for whatever they have done for me and that I am selfish and egoistic and hate people but the truth is I love my...
    tas5 tas5 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Hey guys! I am new to this experience project so i am not quite sure what i am doing but i need some advice/opinion. My 16th birthday is coming up and i decided to invited friends...
    zaynmali zaynmali 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't really like talking to people in person its just so uuumm makes me so nervous coz well they looking at me and waiting for me to say something I hate it and I hate when...
    colorfulshadow colorfulshadow 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Feel free to ask me if you're interested. Don't be shy, I'm opened minded.
    logan1997 logan1997 18-21 5 days ago

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    She puts so much pressure on me to succeed you see I'm home schooled and she tells us all theses tales about how horrible school is. I'm not sure if their really true. Sometimes...
    Hannahmoore Hannahmoore 13-15, F a week ago

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    im the shyest person ever but new pepole most likley are wicked awsome! its hard but when i get to know them im happy unless they are asshokh
    LexiMarieTherien LexiMarieTherien 13-15, F a week ago

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    No, I used posted photos of myself. Now I do not because I am camera shy.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have always been way to shy to talk to a boy I like in person so I just do it through websites
    Vloveweeden Vloveweeden 13-15, F Jun 24

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    I am that guy you were too shy to talk to. Yes, I know I'm awesome (at least now I do but didn't always). No I don't accept shortchange. No, I don't just assume that you would be...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Hello everyone! There is this guy that I like, he is already 34 and im 22. I really like him and he knows it but I guess he thinks Im too young and immature for him thats why he is...
    chrisdee26 chrisdee26 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I hate my life Im an eight grade student 13 years of age Im really really shy and tomorrow i would sing in front of class because i missed school yesterday . Its a group...
    margsmallow margsmallow 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    anxiety ridden shy as a child
    NewSeren NewSeren 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I really want to grow my confidence but I find it so hard. I have been online and looked at different ways to help but I'm just curious if anyone on here has some tips that might...
    fightingwithyou fightingwithyou 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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    I do wonder what it is people really see in me- both good and bad. The problem is, though, that even if I am complimented, I don't trust it. I've had people say "Oh, you're so...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    What is wrong with me? I can't stand being alone with new people or even people I know but just don't speak to a lot. I panic at the thought of it. I can't order food at a...
    RadiateLove RadiateLove 16-17, F Jun 19

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    If I see a cute guy, I look away. Dafuk is wrong with me, why can't I just look at them for a while and admire their beauty?
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I am so shy (even around family members sometimes)