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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?
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M May 29

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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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    I hatei have to present behind 70 people.

    I really hate my self.I HATE MY SELF.i mean what could i do for not having a shaking voice, red face , shaking hands ,when presenting behind people.why only me all my friends present normal and they dont look or nervous.why me?i cant sleep all night thinking about this ****,i...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    Ok so im 21 and i still feel awkward

    and shy to talk to people .this is really devastating .im also shy to present in classes beside the fact that am about to graduate ..i spent hours of training music and when i have to play to an audience i screw up everything because im nervous and shy ..seriously this is an...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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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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    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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    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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    if your ok with little human interaction, then we can get along
    ajgamer ajgamer 13-15, M 23 hrs ago

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    When I was in elementary school I used to be one of the most liked and talkative kids, I was quite popular back then. Once I started middle school all of that changed, I started...
    AwesomeErica AwesomeErica 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 7

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    So yeah I'm really shy and awkward and have trust issues so it's really really hard for me to make friends which really sucks cuz I'm actually a really friendly, caring and loving...
    anonymouscuzynot3 anonymouscuzynot3 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I am really shy. No doubt about. I am very shy towards friends and teachers in general. Once I get to know you, i can talk and express myself more easily. But, if its the...
    xxTimeToRisexx xxTimeToRisexx 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm a really shy guy, especially when it comes to women. Whenever I try to talk and have a conversation with someone, I start to freeze and get nervous. Then I start to get hot...
    SgtRecker06 SgtRecker06 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I sometimes come off as antisocial but Im just really shy. I kind of wish everyone knew this so I don't have to explain every time I meet someone new.
    dambookworm17 dambookworm17 13-15, F Aug 31

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    While I may look like I'm tough at times.. I'm actually really shy and timid. I am too sensitive & take all "jokes" to heart. I've been bullied and abused my whole life and have no...
    Faelanthewulf Faelanthewulf 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am really super shy when it comes to talking to new people but I really want to know more people but I'm shyy :(
    darrlenevdj darrlenevdj 16-17, F Aug 23

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    Shyness is a cat. This crushed for another cat she saw. Shyness tryd to be friends with the other cat. Confidence. Shyness and and confidence fought to the death. In humans eyes it...
    LifeBeingCereal LifeBeingCereal 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I really am shy. So shy that I dress in basic colors (black, white, gray) so I'm not noticed as much as the other students.
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I have always been a quiet girl. People would always ask me why I was so quiet. I didn't even know myself so I would just either shrug, or say I don't know. In recent months I have...
    Nisha303 Nisha303 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I have always been a quiet girl. People would always ask me why I was so quiet. I didn't even know myself so I would just either shrug, or say I don't know. In recent months I have...
    Nisha303 Nisha303 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    This is a little long so sorry. So today the guy i like took the day off school to come over cause i had the day off from exams. I met him at the station and we both kinda acted...
    Aimeelouisee Aimeelouisee 16-17, F Sep 10

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    I have probably never started a conversation with someone else... Never. When I say that I mean with people I am not close to, outside of friends and family I course. I am cool...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    for some reason I find them so endearing and sweet. I tend to be drawn the most ( at least usually) to the quiet, shy ones. Especially if they are actually really attractive and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 22

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    for some reason I find them so endearing and sweet. I tend to be drawn the most ( at least usually) to the quiet, shy ones. Especially if they are actually really attractive and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    Ahhhhhh! I need help!! I've been really down lately and all I want is a boyfriend, and I've seen so many guys on here my age that are really cute, but I'm to shy and scared of...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M Aug 27

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    I'm really starting to hate my shyness more than ever. It has become so bad that I do not have any friends at my new college and I feel overwhelmed and anxious if I dare think of...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 9

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    I really want to be cocky and very confident with myself but im still sooo shy its pathetic
    Qcf257 Qcf257 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I hate it!! Most people probably don't think I'm that shy, but I really am.. I can barely even talk to people I don't know, and usually I get so embarrassed talking with pretty...
    laurenpat laurenpat 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I love someone, he was once my close friend, we sometimes spend our times together, swimming, bicycling, and many more. Everytime i looked at his face, i just want to say, i love...
    Freimm Freimm 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Most of my online friends would never believe it, but I'm extremely shy and reserved in real life. It's not that I don't like talking, I'm just terrible at starting conversations...
    mhenson144 mhenson144 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    This girl is like wow...lol That's best I can use with words right now. Cause I have no idea!! What to expect from how I'm feeling right now. I mean I feel good, real good actually...
    Lifelover38 Lifelover38 18-21, M Sep 7

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    How do I overcome shyness? I am so shy when it comes to men I find attractive. Today I got approached by a very good looking man at Starbucks and he tried making conversation and I...
    Iamthecutegirl Iamthecutegirl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't understand why the group is called "I am Friendly BUT shy" I am friendly and shy. Being shy isn't exactly a bad thing although I do wish that I was better at speaking...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to be quiet and shy, whenever people walked on me I'd just ignore it. Now, I talk more- and what people do ****** me off to the point where I want to fight them. I miss...
    KayandtheCelloCats KayandtheCelloCats 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I love meeting new people but I'm just extremely shy..when I first met my bf I was shy for a while
    Kayl1995 Kayl1995 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I've always been the shy one but then when people get to know me I'm not that shy😏
    penayolisma penayolisma 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I am shy but once you start talking to me then I become less shy and more fun
    D3fau1THack3R D3fau1THack3R 18-21, M Aug 24

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    All I want is a true, proper friend. All my life I've had all this mean people around me and being treated like crap by so-called friends. I'm a really friendly, decent person and...
    ElviraGoth ElviraGoth 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I hate being shy sometimes.. Like, I hate starting convos with people because of it. But then whenever I get comfortable around people, I'm like the complete opposite of shy. I don...
    JustAnotherBoy18 JustAnotherBoy18 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    My shyness shall be my downfall as well as why I got so fat 😩😩😩. I got depressed when I couldn't make a connection so I would eat but now I am working on losing weight...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M Sep 11

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    I am nice to people, and talk to them, but sometimes I am shy. D: I've been shy all my life. It is just my personality. :) I actually sometimes get annoyed with the typically loud...
    averiejune15 averiejune15 13-15, F 4 days ago