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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 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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

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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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    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

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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, 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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    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 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

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

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    Related Experiences

    I like shy guys!!! I think it's cute when you are shy around a girl you like...because I get REALLY shy around a guy if I like him too :) Hehe *turns red*
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Idk why but I'm really shy whenever anyone talks to me but i LOVE talking to ppl :/ :p
    Prettygirl345 Prettygirl345 18-21, T 1 Response Feb 15

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    I have always been shy. I was a lot more shy in the past then I am now, but i'm still quite shy. I always thought being shy was a bad thing, but I finally realized it's not that...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I hate being shy at first coz thats the first impression of the people you are talking to. I really hate it, thats one reason why the guy i like so much doesnt want to talk to me...
    fridaylove fridaylove 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    My guy is very shy. And he's so cute because of it. In fact, we are both shy. One of the things that attracted me to him, was his shyness.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Why am I shy? There's really no reason why I should be, no one bites, and the worst that could happen is just a small snub or an awkward moment. And, who cares? I do, and I hate...
    theShySnob theShySnob 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I'm such a shy person. When I meet knew people, I feel like I can't think of anything to talk about. It's kind of awkward. Some people just assume that I think I'm too good to talk...
    Amd81491 Amd81491 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Gah!! its my stepsister's birthday today! her family is invited. I dont really spend time with them. I am so quiet and shy. I cant even talk properly with them. I keep giving...
    TheWiseRedOwl TheWiseRedOwl 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    I just turned 20 today and I don't really feel like doing anything. That's the life of a shy boy.
    NewToTheWorld NewToTheWorld 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    People say I'm stuck up and ignorant but I'm so shy that I can't talk to people. I'm actually a really nice person.
    roxymorgan17 roxymorgan17 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Glad I'm not the only one who is this way. I'd like to have a gf of bf but I'm just too shy and keeping up a convo is very hard for me. I hope one I'll break out of my shyness and...
    KyotoFlower KyotoFlower 22-25, F Feb 23

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    i was too shy to talk to Curran Helmitch...a guy at my school. i hate this. i was io shy to tell him happy .birthday
    wanorexic wanorexic 13-15, F a week ago

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    How do i ever get confidence in myself I really hate I'm struggling with this all my life and it stops me from doing anything :( also I really hate it I'm gay and chubby ugh I used...
    quattrodsg88 quattrodsg88 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    I was forced to give a short speech off the top of my head today, and I'm usually really bad at talking and I get really nervous, but I thought I did really well and I felt no...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    There's nothing in this world that makes me sweat more than being around a guy I find attractive. Whenever I'm interacting with even a mildly attractive guy, I find myself...
    theShySnob theShySnob 18-21, F Feb 5

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    Being shy is the worst thing ever in the world >.< it's like you meet some one new but your too scared because they would say Somthing or somthing els
    Alonzoisgay Alonzoisgay 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I tend to come across as an out there person when I have to be at my job, im soo shy i cant even talk to my own family
    staceyhazellee staceyhazellee 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I always hide it at home. I can't hide my shyness at school, there I only hide my anxiety.
    xForgottenOne xForgottenOne 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I'm so shy that if someone talks to me in person I just stand there and say nothing at all. I look like an idiot!
    MysteriousGirl15 MysteriousGirl15 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Shy, reserved pretty much the same for me, I am not one to strike up a conversation with someone. I do not approach people and tend to try to fade into the background when at all...
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Sometimes I use EP to help break out of my shy shell. Like posting experiences or photos or asking and answering questions. I find it can help quite a bit. I'm interested to...
    cowboybob142 cowboybob142 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm very shy. I love meeting new people. I'm rarely approached though. I am not one to reach out. I'm the type to speak when spoken too. Long story but kinda beat into me on...
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I do suspect that this is why I am an introvert as I am sometimes painfully shy.
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M Feb 25

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    Also im too shy to push the me too button :)
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Feb 25

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    For realz they act shy in school but when they get home Turnt up lmfao
    sylarisgay sylarisgay 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have some regret when I let the changes go during junior till senior highschool. And at the present I am still the same. Too shy.
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I hate when I tell people that I am, and they treat me as if they never heard that come out of my mouth. I am shy, I cannot do the things you ask of me if it involves any type of...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15, F 10 Responses a week ago

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