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I Am Really Shy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 366 People

    adorable101 adorable101 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 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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    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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    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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    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?
    MusicJunkie666 MusicJunkie666 18-21, M May 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    AMB97 AMB97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30, 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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Every time someone i really like talks to me i become so shy that i can only answer on his questions by using yes or no and then i feel like running away what should i do to stop...
    sawana13 sawana13 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Alrighty, so there's this guy I really like and we text alot, but I'm sorta really socially awkward when it comes to talking to him face to face. I try to work up the courage to...
    annaerb annaerb 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    i am really shy in public but with my friends I am a different person
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    I'm really shy until you get to know me... then I don't shut up ^.^
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well there is one in particular. She has a friend a little older than us, and whenever they are together, she ignores me. I just follow her and act really shy and hurt but she...
    juliettecf juliettecf 13-15, F Jan 12

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    You can recognize when someone is feeling shy or bashful when it is obvious that they have butterflies in their stomach. They would feel rather light-headed, or begin to sweat and...
    ole0005 ole0005 18-21, F 26 Responses Jan 10

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    I'm friendly, but very very shy. Shyness is the biggest barrier of my life. I want to mingle with everyone, but shyness prevents me from that. I am shy even to talk with my own...
    coolhappyme coolhappyme 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I'm shy whenever I meet someone I just don't throw myself out there, then once someone really knows me I'm completely different and very outgoing, but that's about it I've always...
    TayCon321 TayCon321 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I get accused of being stuck up, or even boring, because I'm so shy and never really say much around people I don't know. I just smile, nod, and stay polite, until I get to know...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm really not a good singer, although I have gotten some compliments for my singing, surprisingly. I'm too shy to do many things in public, unfortunately. I wait for the right...
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M Dec 31, 2014

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    Difficult concentrating around people when you're so shy and self conscious. That's changing now. But I really regret why it took me all these years to let go of my inhibitions in...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Honestly, I view my shyness as an enigma. Online, I'm an open book. I can talk casually about everything and anything and remain truthful. Even in text-based chats I feel perfectly...
    WikaloFwoosh WikaloFwoosh 18-21, M Jan 19

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    I am not really into horoscopes but some of them are very believable. Both my american (Cancer) and chinese (the Rabbit) zodiac tell me that i am timid and shy and what they say i...
    johnnykman johnnykman 13-15, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I find it really hard to talk to people because in shy... it seems like I'm rude though. I love chatting to people, what can I do? sometimes I find it easier after a few drinks...
    MrVorn MrVorn 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    When I was little I was shy to meet new kids so I really didn't go outside to play or talk to the kids around the block.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well, not shy. I have not any time for shyness and timidness, definitely not bashfulness in my career. (I like how those words can all be interchanged, however bashful is my...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I am always shy meeting new people. Once I get more comfortable being around someone is when I tend to let loose and be myself. Introverted, shy, maybe a little misunderstood. The...
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222 26-30, M Jan 1

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    I don't know why I am... or when I even started being shy.. I'm trying not to be so shy anymore now that it's a new year.
    1whiterose1 1whiterose1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm shy with girls irl idk what to do or say,im shy with anyone new I meet irl. It's annoying I just don't know what to do.
    Eadwyn22nd Eadwyn22nd 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I am pretty shy when I first meet people. It takes me a while to warm up to people but when I do I am a lot less shy
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I sometimes feel like being a shy introvert means that I'll always miss out on life. A shy life can be a lonely one. I'm an open book but there's so much more to me that people...
    Arija18 Arija18 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I act totally and completely myself no matter where I am or who I'm with but when it comes to talking to people I falter completely. My voice shakes, cracks, and I stutter. So say...
    Blackbirdy13 Blackbirdy13 16-17, F Jan 18

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    I'm not necessarily sure how to deal with my situation. Since I first met this guy I have always loved his personality, he is a genuine guy who cares for his future and is...
    Gonzalez0430 Gonzalez0430 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Iam called damien (son of the devil)I have bright ginger hair, freckles, pale skin (no soul... South Park) I'm also 6ft 1/2' n quite well built, I am so I'm told 'an imposing...
    gingerstone gingerstone 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 19

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    I've had a lot of opportunities to talk to him but I can't bc I'm not a very sociable person but I really really wanna be to be at least be friends with him *cries* how do you even...
    nocturnalanon99 nocturnalanon99 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    So I was just on here thinking about how I'm a loner lol and I have always wanted to get to really know someone over the internet, you know just for the experience. I'm shy but...
    adinnnaaa adinnnaaa 16-17, F Jan 9

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    I really like this girl at work but she doesn't notice me. I don't know how to make her notice me,I always say that I'm going to do something but I can't. And I always see guys...
    ZackAb248 ZackAb248 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    idk why since I broke up with ex about 4 months ago, i never got who care of me more than him. I never laughs so hard, im free but I'm not free in. and I won't have any...
    callixtine callixtine 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I have to present in front of my whole class in 5th on Wednesday. I need some words of encouragement, I'm really nervous! The weird thing I am actually getting over stage fright...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Because im quiet ,shy and socially akward i don't meet much girl but i would like that to change
    Robertp121 Robertp121 16-17, M Dec 27, 2014

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    I am shy around new people....BUT as soon as you get to know me I will be me :)
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T Dec 27, 2014

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