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I Am Really Shy

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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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?
    ificutmyhairhawaiiwillsink ificutmyhairhawaiiwillsink 18-21, M May 29

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    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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 don't talk much and it freaks me out. Like, I would like to be this outgoing gregarious person but things have shaped my life in to this way. I guess i really don't have an...
    DallasB DallasB 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm a basket case when I'm talking to girls, even online lol. I'm also really shy around new people, and I act so awkward. And when I'm nervous and shy at the same time, I do this...
    ificutmyhairhawaiiwillsink ificutmyhairhawaiiwillsink 18-21, M Aug 1

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    Frankly, I am sort of shy when first approach anyone. I will force myself to be a extrovert, many of my friends will ask me if I have makeup on my cheeks (because I blush so often...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I'm really shy. I have social anxiety. Don't know how to function around people in public. I am mostly alone, were its safe and comfortable. I have a huge heart and always give 20...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 29

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    I'm really shy at a lot of things...I can sing but I can sing in front of more than 4 people I can dance but I shake and get really nervous and I can't meet new people but if I do...
    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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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 3 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I really want to be cocky and very confident with myself but im still sooo shy its pathetic
    Qcf257 Qcf257 16-17, M 20 hrs ago

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    I am a totally extremely horrifically shy person. You think you know shyness well you have no idea what I am like. In all fairness my shyness isn't as bad when I talk to strangers...
    farahway farahway 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I've been recently trying to get out more so I can be more confident in public. Sometimes I feel like I'm being stared at by everyone.. I hope they really aren't, but then again I...
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I'm still a bit shy. I'm not NEAR as shy as I used to be though. Within the past year or so, I've done much better. It's easier for me to answer people when they talk to me. I've...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I've always been a shy person but it seems to me that every day my shyness is taking a bigger part if me. For me it's very hard to talk to people as i don't know what to say to...
    Vaidas Vaidas 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I am so shy but I always love to meet new people. I have always been shy. I don't even really message anyone on here just becuase I'm scared of what they will think.
    Tjw241 Tjw241 16-17, M Jul 23

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    Every since I was a little girl, I was super shy. If I met new people, I would be super quiet around them. But when I feel more comfortable around people and feel I can trust them...
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    It's really hard being someone who is shy because you get so many opportunities to meet the greatest people but you just get so shy that your mind stops and you hide. The worst...
    Minniebeeb Minniebeeb 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    All of these things seem to have been getting worse with time. It's nothing like cheese or wine. ._. I remember when I first came to EP I had a bunch of people in my circle and I...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response Aug 6

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    I was shy around girls because they seem so different thn men. I always hang out with men that is why I don't know what to talk about with girls. It is like talking to an alien...
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M Aug 12

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    I can't talk to strangers. I just can't. I start stuttering and speaking really softly to the point that every sentence I say, they ask "What?" It gets really embarrassing... I...
    Redhy11 Redhy11 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 28

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    I think shy guys are so adorable. I'm shy myself and I think shy guys are the cutest things ever. It sounds weird I know but I always crush on shy guys because they're kinda...
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    yes and its hell. i really want to make friends cause no doubt im a great friend, but im just so shy aa
    griefseed griefseed 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    it's not like i hate to socialize or such but i'm shy to the point it scared me sometimes to meet people. 'sthat normal for you? and, the people in my neighborhood are all kinda...
    ciel472 ciel472 16-17 1 Response Jul 27

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    I'm that type of person that love meeting new people but when it meet them I'm very shy🙉 I know that I'm very shy but can I do to get over the shyness
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    When I'm shy I'm just shy but when I'm shy and quite it means something's wrong
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Aug 3

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    I have social anxiety so being shy, quiet and socially awkward kind of falls into that diagnosis naturally. I have a hard time trusting other people. I rarely let someone inside...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I am very shy but I really want to be kinky
    katie1569 katie1569 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 11

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    I am unmatchably shy, my social skills need some work on but I am so shy that when someone asks me to go to a random person and tell then Hello, what are you doing?, etc... I would...
    WillToonz WillToonz 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I am going into highschool witch is like a big deal cus I came from a school with only 100 people or less. Anyways I am painfully shy that its almost gotten as bad that I don't...
    BookWorm09 BookWorm09 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Okay look, I feel the need to say this cuz some odd string of fate is compelling me to. Or maybe it's my compassion for humanitytyty... And, I forgot ^w^ Brain: HOW are we supposed...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm shy and I hate it! Usually I'm okay with it but today... I was woken up (after 5 hours of sleep) by my phone. I had applied for a job and they were calling me back. At first he...
    siiuuhh siiuuhh 22-25 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    literally if I met you in life I would be so shy haha I'm sooooo shy idk why but that's just who I am oops
    joseph6472 joseph6472 13-15, M Jul 28

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    Another thing I want to share is the fact that I'm shy around new people. My mind goes blank whenever I meet someone new.What I don't like is when people ask me why I'm shy in...
    MimicMkX MimicMkX 13-15, M Jul 30

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    Is it possible to be shy but outgoing at the same time? Like I "put a face on" to hide my shyness and I think people can tell it's forced.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 1

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    I hate that I can't even hug my bro or hug my sis or talk to ppl .all cuz I'm too shy I hate myself cuz I make my bro feel lonely cuz I am too shy to hug him .i hurt ppl I'm a bad...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I've been a shy person every since I was little. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so shy because sometimes people take it the wrong way and think that I don't like them or that they did...
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I felt so shy and shakey when i saw my crush i havent seen him in a long time because i moved to a different town and he hugged me and it felt perfect and now were talking and i...
    briannax8 briannax8 22-25, F Aug 8

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