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I Am Really Shy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 387 People

    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 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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    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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    AMB97 AMB97 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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?
    EmbraceTheEVIL EmbraceTheEVIL 18-21, M May 29, 2014

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    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 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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    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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    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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    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 too afraid to start a conversation with women. I don't know how to start or continue a conversation.
    Peaceanquiet Peaceanquiet 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People who read my stories on here or talk to me on here...or know me at this point in my life...don't believe that I used to be so shy that I couldn't or wouldn't even eat in...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Apr 4

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    Even though I have no trouble starting conversations or sharing stories or adding friends here on EP...actually I have like zero confidence in real life!!! Probably because I'm...
    littlebobby6 littlebobby6 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm really shy and get nervous when asking some one to be my friend because I'm afraid they won't like me
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 1 Response Apr 7

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    I'm a really shy person @@ Like, I won't talk to people in my class unless they make the first move. Like, usually I just start feeling comfortable enough to talk when the semester...
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    I really don't like when there are many people around me. In situations like this I get really nervous and just wish that I was alone. Same in school: although I know all the other...
    HereIam2000 HereIam2000 13-15, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I was in love with this woman who fell in love with me we work together at the library she was a janitor and I was the security guard it's a bad town that needs a security guard...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    There's two girl friends I have had they look so innocent and are so shy but love to send nude pictures. I have never thought they were like that. I also love it that they do that...
    NudeFTW NudeFTW 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It's not even "Quite shy" I am a very shy person unless I get to know you. But there are some situations where I know that even after knowing someone I'd still be shy around them...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Apr 10

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    Yes I am. I'm quite a confident person generally, and people are usually surprised when I say I'm shy, but I feel shy sometimes. Even here, anonymously, sometimes I feel shy, haven...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    My shyness is really strong... I can't really talk to people. Some people in my surrounding don't even know how my voice sounds, because I nearly never speak. And I don't know how...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 12 Responses Apr 3

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    There are people I really want to talk to or things I want to do but I just can't because of how shy I am?.-. I thought ep would help me be less shy but I'm still shy on here? ugh...
    Liseyyx Liseyyx 13-15, F 19 Responses Apr 8

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    I am very very shy in real life, but online I'm not really that shy.
    SSxREAPERx1998 SSxREAPERx1998 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm not actually shy, it's just I stay quiet and I don't talk to much because kids my age are so judgemental these days. I just cant really take so much hate at once by me saying...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I like this guy who works in a local store...Indeed, I have not felt this way about a man in a long time. He is good-looking and really sexy....and he makes me very nervous...
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Ok people just because I am shy, it doesn't mean I will deal with your sh*t. People think that because I'm too afraid too talk, I keep to myself, and stutter and won't make eye...
    ElectrifiedArrow ElectrifiedArrow 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    When I'm with people I'm comfortably around I can talk easily. Same when I'm around children because I get along with them. But sometimes I think people probably think I'm cold. I...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't get it it's like I'm nervous and shy and once I get a couple Mins to get close to my surroundings it's like I'm not shy anymore
    jaddielove024 jaddielove024 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I think their adorable because when they are shy around you, you just wanna try harder for them lol like get them out of their shy zone idk XD
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Shyness is cute. c: Though, it would be hard to talk, since I'm shy at first as well. xD
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 17

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    i get even more shy when i talk to shy guys
    psfromthestars psfromthestars 16-17, F Apr 18

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    When I'm awake I'm shy... But when I'm really tired around friends... I go crazy xD I say things I regret saying... I do crazy things and I don't think straight and I have way too...
    GayAussieKid GayAussieKid 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Two EP friends very close to my heart are gone. My first friend said goodbye last month. It was a painful parting, because this friend 'tho prone to argumentations and...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 17

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    Like legit. I'm so shy. But once you get to know me I'm like a fluffy ball of joy xD
    ajmomo828 ajmomo828 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 28

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    About 20 years ago my wife and I went to a nudist resort . I was very nervous and excited at the same time. After many minutes I took off my clothes , it was many naked people of...
    nicelifeok2 nicelifeok2 56-60, M Mar 31

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    I may not approach you first because I'm shy but if you start a conversation with me, I will talk to you for hours and hours.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm shy sometimes, I don't know why I blush at times without no crush I want to hide, to stay inside Within the wall, I built so tall
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F Apr 3

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