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I Am Really Shy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 390 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 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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    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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    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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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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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 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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    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?
    xBleedMeDryx xBleedMeDryx 18-21, M May 29, 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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    Related Experiences

    I am a really quiet person but I can be talkative if someone get to know me. I haven't have friends for five years so I'm always quiet in school. But I only have one friend who...
    BlackRaven20 BlackRaven20 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Give me some really really really really really hard dares to do. If I can't complete the dare I will privately message you and give you whatever you want but if u message me...
    boobsandtits1 boobsandtits1 18-21, F 16 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I really enjoy exposing myself and ************ in front of females whether it's one or a group...
    myfantasy1 myfantasy1 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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    I am tired. I am tired of always putting everyone else's needs and wants above my own. I am tired of people thinking so highly of me. I am not a saint. I am unhappy and so very...
    Kathrax Kathrax 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    My friends and I got together the other day (it's funny considering that they don't even know each other), they bonded over making me feel bad about my decisions. When I'm just...
    smurfinaround smurfinaround 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    This has been on my mind a lot recently, well…ever since I joined EP. It is the whole “sissy” term. Being a closet crossdresser and being very sheltered and isolated, I was...
    gilliian gilliian 36-40, M 7 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I'm super shy. Once get to know me. I'm funny and I outgoing
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I am very shy I really just don't know what to say sometimes people take it wrong when you get to know me that bit more I am not as shy I have my moments of being loud sometimes...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    It's so annoying to be like that I remember one time on a bus I was alone going to visit my family in the north and some guy in front of me was cold and he wanted to close the air...
    ronyida ronyida 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yeah I'm very shy around people I don't know and in school.I don't like saying speeches or talking in front of the class.I stutter a lot and go red if I have to say a speech.But...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't have friends really, I don't talk. Like I'm mute you know? I vowed to myself to never let another word slip out of my mouth again. I always seem to mess my words up and...
    scaredscarlet scaredscarlet 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi I really want a gf to talk to
    Cool18C Cool18C 13-15 3 days ago

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    I can't even tell my parents about health problems that I have and these problems are very serious. I think that I have a collapsed lung and serious gastritis and more. Well I'm a...
    ArthurIII ArthurIII 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I could be shy if I really don't know you but I could be feisty if you mess with me
    RagingDemon29 RagingDemon29 13-15, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    When ever my mom introduces me to people her age I get very shy and quiet and when they talk I'm node and don't say anything. I just nervous that I will make a bad impression or...
    CourtneyForever CourtneyForever 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    yes I am especially with one certain person the one person I don't want to be shy with i know that person is why out of my league and is taken just wish I was not shy around that...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I'm really shy when I meet people I don't know although sometimes if I meet someone and we get on straightaway then I am fine. I remember when I was young I was so shy I never...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    i want to have lots of friends so that i can prove to myself that im not a shy person!!
    msdainne msdainne 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Being on EP is a way to break out of that. Do I need to be shy? The comments and feedback that I get on posts, questions and photos helps me to feel more self confident!
    Cbob1412 Cbob1412 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I use to be so shy I was scared to talk in front of people, and I hated to be seen. I'm still shy just not that shy anymore
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Not the kind who just seems shy talking with someone. Who are abit quiet and such. But those who are asking me stuff in a specific soft way, and maybe are close to me physically...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M a week ago

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    I've met people who, after initially meeting me, told me they were afraid to approach me because I looked stuck up! I think that is worse than being shy or introverted, but they're...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm sarcastic and sassy (my feisty side) confident in my intellect but shy about my looks. Sometimes I feel like someone dumped a bunch of different puzzles into a big bucket and...
    Pumpkinivy Pumpkinivy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    You know, it's funny, but I was just having this discussion with a new friend who has the word shy in her name. She said she "didn't know there was a cure" for being shy. I told...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    **** THIS SHYNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    halohai halohai 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I am one of those people that are really shy and quiet when I first get to know you. But when I am comfortable with you, then that's when all my bluntness and funniness come out...
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Sometimes I would say I'm shy because I feel that I can't be myself around people who I think are better than me and I just feel really awkward and stupid...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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