Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Really Shy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 383 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't usually talk to people

    unless they talk to me😊☺️
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I am too afraid to start a conversation with women. I don't know how to start or continue a conversation.
    Peaceanquiet Peaceanquiet 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 26

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok so there's this girl who's the same age as me (11) but shes really shy, I am afraid if I am too bold ill scare her, any advice, I will need in the next two weeks cause that's...
    FATSOzz FATSOzz 36-40, M May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ~I am absolutely shy mostly in public because I am very self conscious but when someone comes up to talk to me or says something I'll respond; I love talking to people and I am...
    Starliteyes24 Starliteyes24 18-21, F 5 Responses May 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have never wanted to kill myself because of my past or even the present. The times I have tried to or considered it was because I wanted to stop being me. I love my life, but I...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    On the train from Paris my feisty side agreed to Etienne's wish for me to remove my panties so he could look up my skirts. It resulted in some really satisfying sex at the hotel...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 6 Responses May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can be very friendly but I'm very shy so your going to have to actually get to know me before I actually talk but I'm really loud when I'm just with you know ppl I warm up to now...
    anshaw anshaw 13-15, F 1 Response May 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I get shy really easy when I meant new people but I am kind and I like to get to now people
    cutecreeper cutecreeper 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Thee is a girl whom i really like and i think she likes me too. I think she becomes shy whenever she is close to me and i too. I would like to be with here but i Don't have...
    Sinner113 Sinner113 18-21, M 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Growing up, being as shy as I was, it sucked. Trying to get the courage to make friends was like, trying to get courage to talk to your crush. Talking in general was something I...
    xDrAwInGxStOrMsx xDrAwInGxStOrMsx 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i just love the thought of two shy girls together, like two shy girls who are best friends and they start to become attracted to each other...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My ex wife was incredibly shy. sweet and innocent when we first met. Never been kissed. Yet she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. Why so shy and innocent, you may ask...
    Naturecharles Naturecharles 41-45, M May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just because I don't share my real name, phone number, email or other accounts like facebook/whatsapp/instagram/etc doesn't mean that I'm fake! My experiences are real and I'm...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I really don't like when there are many people around me. In situations like this I get really nervous and just wish that I was alone. Same in school: although I know all the other...
    HereIam2000 HereIam2000 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was in love with this woman who fell in love with me we work together at the library she was a janitor and I was the security guard it's a bad town that needs a security guard...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It began during middle school. I really don't know if its becuase Im too judgemental but I became really conscious about myself and chose to keep in all my opinions. I craved...
    Anirudhanil Anirudhanil 26-30, M May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love shy guys I find them adorable especially when they blush
    RyRy7400 RyRy7400 13-15, F Apr 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There's two girl friends I have had they look so innocent and are so shy but love to send nude pictures. I have never thought they were like that. I also love it that they do that...
    NudeFTW NudeFTW 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wish I wasent so shy, I can never instigate Conversation with people I want to
    Nani777 Nani777 18-21, M May 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I absolutely love to talk, but when I feel like I get too serious when talking to someone, I get scared and shy and walk away...
    Melissaluv Melissaluv 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm so shy in public and when meeting new people.
    inFinitY1814 inFinitY1814 16-17, F 2 Responses May 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just freeze whenever I meet new people and they think I am dumb or something,I just am freakin' shy
    AnnaAndreea AnnaAndreea 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a shy guy think this is part of why my wife has had over twenty guys but she is still my first and we have been together 18 years. Chatting on here is fine but face to face...
    Londoncuckhold Londoncuckhold 31-35 4 Responses May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There is a guy at my gym that I've been sharing eye contact with a lot. He always looks for me when he moves to different machines and I love it. This one time he walked by me and...
    groovyhugsbunny groovyhugsbunny 18-21, F 2 Responses May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm shy at first, then no one ever talks to me... so in the end it gets me no where lol
    chamicus chamicus 26-30, M May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think it definitely takes me a while to warm up to people, but in the end I eventually get comfortable with people and am not shy.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M May 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am shy,especially when some guy approach to me. And I easily blush c:
    NikyLoveM NikyLoveM 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I might sound very open at this moment, but out in the world away from this screen, I'm a shy person. My shield is gone, so I avoid anything that makes me feel weird- or at least I...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

    Your Response

    Cancel