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I Am Really Shy

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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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    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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    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 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 Sep 16

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    Need some help overhere Im 21 years

    and im so shy in public ,and it is visible, and i cant even hide it or do anything about it (red face -shaking voice -trembling hands whenever in shy! ) I need a solution for this situation because it is causing me so much trouble and it attracts attention to me too!!
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 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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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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 2 Responses Sep 17

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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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    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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    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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    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?
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M May 29

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    I don't usually talk to people

    unless they talk to me😊☺️
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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

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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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    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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    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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    if your ok with little human interaction, then we can get along
    ajgamer ajgamer 13-15, M Sep 20

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    I am not the same person at home and outside. When I'm home I can be crazy, stupid, childish, confident, very outgoing but whenever I go out I' m completely out of control, really...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am really shy in real life but not on the internet :D You can msg me if you need someone to talk!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 23

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    I really am shy. I find it hard to talk to people
    balletrinared balletrinared 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I am completely shy about everything when people get to know me I may be more open than before but that's the the outer layer.. I have 1 true friend that I confide in. And we were...
    FabledCity FabledCity 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I hate pictures of myself!!! I'm one of those people who cover their face when you try to take a picture of them. I just really hate how my body looks. Pictures of myself really...
    rdawes rdawes 26-30, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Is there any women out there looking for a nice couple to have some fun with ? If so don't be shy say hi
    tryingnewthings2627 tryingnewthings2627 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Being shy sucks. I just need to put that out there. IT SUCKS. Nobody is ever like, oh yeah that quiet girl in the corner, she's so cool! I wanna party with her! Nope. That **** don...
    popcorngoo popcorngoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm really a shy person, specially when I'm with someone I've just met. It's so hard for me also to deal with guys.. I really find it hard to be at ease when I'm with them.. how I...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 24

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    I really hate being shy and it's annoying. I really can't stand my ground that much and Im shy in front of the classroom giving a speech or something like that. I wish I wasn't...
    TornadoStar TornadoStar 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I've spent my high school years like a pessimist, not caring about my grades, people, and just plain anything. I always have problems when meeting new people. Even if someone...
    ProfessorBrad ProfessorBrad 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I'm shy but I need to make friends and I really don't know how. I feel like I'm just scaring them away or something. I'm actually pretty funny I think, or I can be but I really...
    AriHenderson AriHenderson 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    this is one of the reasons I join ep to see if it can help me overcome my shyness, especially when it comes to the opposite gender. I don't really know how to talk with girls so if...
    shadowdragon24 shadowdragon24 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yes, very shy. It's funny, really. Here and other places on the Internet, I can talk as candidly as I want, even on sexual matters. And when I was working, I had a friend and...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I'm shy about my body. I am smaller than the other boys in my class. They look like men compared to me, tall and muscular with some hair on their faces. I blush at the sight of...
    2tfx 2tfx 13-15, M Oct 9

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    I am a very shy person and getting close to someone is very hard for me. I always feel like im going to say something lame. I start feeling really hot and my hands get clammy.
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I am introverted. I dislike social events because of it. The thing is though, I definitely am not shy. I can happily meet people and interact professionally with them, but socially...
    WillMeer WillMeer 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate being shy, I'm so shy and I'm so awkward. People try to talk to me but because of my shyness I just come off as a *****. I can't make conversation idk what to say I don't...
    ustt ustt 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ugh, shyness and quietness can get the best of me sometimes. It's ridiculous how much a person can talk while typing or writing vs. how much they can talk in real life. How do...
    EUO356 EUO356 13-15, F Sep 24

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    It shocks everyone who knows me, except those who knew me before age 10. I was terrified of everyone outside my family and every place (including church and school) outside my home...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    introvert [( in-truh-vurt)] a person whose motives and actions are directed inward; tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings; minimize their contact with other...
    freakmagnet freakmagnet 36-40, F Oct 11

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    I don't think I've ever been shy, but I was voted most shy in high school! LOL that did make me laugh. I am quiet. I am listening, looking, assessing. I am soaking up your vibes...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 11

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    I am painfully shy! I am confident on the computer because this is not face to face and you are meeting me on my battlefield of life. I have "problems" psychological and I am...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I am.. Probably too much. I don't talk at school, I don't socialize, I don't have many friends, really none. Just one guy friend but we don't really hangout he occasionally talks...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    I just constantly wonder what people really see in me. I'm shy, at times very insecure. I don't take very many pics. Of myself because I'm not confident in my appearance, I can...
    Isa44 Isa44 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really don't talk much in real life and when I do it's apparently really quiet, I always have people saying, "what? Speak up!" Plus I can't start a conversations or continue one...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I am such a shy person. When I first meet someone it's hard to make a conversation. I hardly speak of Im not spoken too and I hate it!
    imacoolguy14 imacoolguy14 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    I've never been attracted to the guy making a show of himself with his friends. I understand that you are outgoing but you also come off as annoying. I hate when people are loud...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F Sep 26

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    I'm like super confident on the internet but in real life I'm so damn shy it's so stupid
    mich1998 mich1998 13-15, F Sep 27

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    I am shy but my closest friends call me extroverted
    TomasSC TomasSC 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I'm extremely quiet, extremely shy, and VERY awkward around social situations. But under all that, I'm much more. If someone cares enough to get to know me, they will gain the most...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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