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I Am Really Shy

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 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 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 11, 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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    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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    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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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    AMB97 AMB97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 2, 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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    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 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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    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?
    PopulaceInOne PopulaceInOne 18-21, M May 29, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I am a pretty quiet person and I don't have very many friends I have maybe three friends and that's it. I really wish that the kids at school liked me more than they do I feel like...
    wendiemyers46 wendiemyers46 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hello. I'm new here. I found this great forum while searching for "how to handle a bipolar spouse" I noticed a lot of other people deal with this and could really use the support...
    Tjm1919 Tjm1919 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    And my parents keep trying to change that part of me it really does get me mad that my parents want to change part of me
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I have a big C*** and it is long and fat, but sometimes he get bigger in the wrong time and .. Damn every time i feel shy when it's happening. :(
    alexxxa123 alexxxa123 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Good news it seems im getting over it a bit still a little bit shy but it's a work in progress.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ill occasionally right write stories but i'm always on questions that's i all i really do here
    nathanb23 nathanb23 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I have been having these thoughts of having sex with another female. Nothing serious, just a hookup. I'm straight (or at least I think I am) but the thought of another woman is the...
    Nikki252 Nikki252 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When you're too in yourself that you rarely let stuff out of your heart, because you know, you'll never get anything good from doing so. On the contrary, you'll find all that's bad...
    Mangosan Mangosan 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I know it sounds cliche but I really, really do believe it's just a number and nothing to get hung up about
    BabyGirrlie BabyGirrlie 18-21, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like to be myself in quiet places so I can read. Along with the quietness that I have as a trait I am very shy and think a lot of people might eat me.
    shyshortandstrong shyshortandstrong 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It happened when I was 12 years old. I was attending this party, and made on I was older - at least 16 - in order to impress the boys there. It was stupid, but at the time, I...
    Lipsinco Lipsinco 18-21, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    I need a trustworthy best friend who won't lie or hurt me. I need someone to be there for me when I'm not okay and understand everything that's going on in my life. I'm tired of...
    xmichaelax xmichaelax 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I broke up with my boyfriend in December last year. But there's this guy in my economics class who resembles him so much and every time I look at him I'm reminded of everything...
    charicealpaca charicealpaca 18-21, F Feb 1

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    and I still am shy but not as bad as I used to be
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 31

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    It might seem hard to believe, but I really am shy. There is something about being on EP that gives me a way to get over that. I'm so psyched by the feeling that I'm really...
    Funbob41 Funbob41 41-45, M Jan 30

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    I just want them back as my best friend =::::( really hurts. I NEED MY BEST FRIEND.
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    There's this guy. And he's really cute and he's a bit of a nerd. And I like him. But I'm scared to tell him. And with anxiety, it makes it really hard. I've thought about...
    ZiggyZebra ZiggyZebra 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I sometimes think I won't be able to find a job because of this, I try really hard to push these away but when I do I always mess up somehow. Regardless of what happens when I get...
    Uniquetalented Uniquetalented 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I guess that's the way I am. It doesn't really matter to others, they can't fix it and they don't really care. I do appreciate and respect the few that might, but I've never met...
    bigmountain1 bigmountain1 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I've never had a boyfriend and I'm really shy so I find it hard to have conversations with any guys. Can someone help me get over this please
    Emilyd4 Emilyd4 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I am feeling like I just don't belong anywhere. I feel like I abandon people all the time. I lost my two most favorite people, my older brother Misha, and a girl whose name I...
    TinselCookie607 TinselCookie607 18-21, M Jan 27

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    I don?t know what you want, or what you are looking for. I believe you are being selfish. You may buy me things, and you are in my presence but that?s not what I need. You want...
    popeye123456 popeye123456 26-30, M Jan 27

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    I need a bestie to shoot the **** with. I'm married and apparently that's a friend repellent sometimes, I had 2 besties in high school who ditched me when I didn't want to be...
    SnowWhite87 SnowWhite87 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    wow, so im in a meeting, and i cant leave, and im pretending to do work on the computer...i really need to pee hold on let me crane my neck to see if theres a bathroom nearby...
    Nelly123321 Nelly123321 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    nothing much to say... im just shy person
    UsagiVicky UsagiVicky 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Well, im not shy x) but , being next to someone i think is perfect makes me shy ha ha...
    Saya024 Saya024 16-17, F Jan 24