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I Am Really Shy

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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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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?
    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M May 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Until I get to know you then you can't get me to shut up.
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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 4 days ago

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    my whole life i've been really shy. i can talk to you over the internet but in person its really hard. i get nervous and ****.
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am really shy, especially when it comes to talking to girls.
    captaindexter captaindexter 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm really shy around people, but those who know me think I'm quite loud.... I just don't feel comfortable around people I don't know, ya know, trying to avoid awkward...
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Recently I have begun to chat with people online and I think my circle may think that I am chatty person that is not shy but in real life if you met me you would see I am very shy...
    musicshy musicshy 26-30, F 17 hrs ago

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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 14 hrs ago

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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 1 hr ago

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    Here are details about me: - 180 cm - 71 kg - I'm not very skinny or fat (i'm working out) - good looking guy - i love sports - I'm a meme person - not a nerd - smart - kinda guy...
    Marko22 Marko22 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    It's just the way I am. I don't how to say it any other way, I'm shy. Everybody I get to know makes me so nervous because I always have this feeling like I'm about to make a fool...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I really hate being shy. Whenever I have to speak in front of the class my cheeks almost instantly get red. The teachers try to get you to talk more. The teacher would always smile...
    ilovemrfitz ilovemrfitz 13-15, F Jul 18

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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 4 days ago

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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...
    Littlewallflowerx Littlewallflowerx 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm nice to most people when spoken to, but no one really gives me a chance but then again I'm so shy around people yet behind closed doors I'm crazy, random , funny, hell I dance...
    Scarlet513 Scarlet513 16-17, F Jul 14

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    I really need to overcome my shyness. It's holding me back from everything. I have no social life. I feel like everyone else is more important than me. I hate people looking at me...
    TheShyOne1996 TheShyOne1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I honestly always have been shy... I just can't really find my way around it. I like talking to people by like texting , but it's really hard for me to talk to people face to face
    beoneofakind beoneofakind 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Has anyone truly outgrown their quiet,shy nature?Bloomed from the anti social cocooned caterpillar to the beautiful social butterfly? if yes, then do share your experience. if not...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am the worst kind of person in western society; a shy male. You could not find another combination that would be as frowned down upon by normal social standards. Being shy is...
    TheMadHater TheMadHater 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I am a shy person I always been a shy person I am very shy when I meet new people and sometimes very shy when I talk to a girls, when I talk to girls I start to sweat on my...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 13

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    I'm super shy and once you get to know me I'm a great person all my friends tell me that and I know being shy hold a me back from my love life and making new friends. I kind of...
    SophieBabe20 SophieBabe20 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    But I always lose. I am the most shy person in the world and I am saying this because: 1-I can't look in people's faces when I talk to them 2-I can't speak with people when the...
    nona000 nona000 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Outside of my EP personality, I am much more conservative and shy. That might be why I have taken to this site so well and really enjoyed the conversations and fantasies that go...
    halujakin halujakin 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    I love a girl and I don't know but she's shy, never calls and ALWAYS wants me to make the first move. I know I'm the guy but it shouldn't be all the time. I've tried telling her...
    ereu ereu 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Im shy, but i try to act like im not. everyone knows that i am and its just all sort of weird. I get really nervous when I have to talk to someone im not comfortable with for over...
    martiangrrl martiangrrl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Only Ppl Who Are Close Nd Kno Me Weel Would Say Im Loud Nd Outgoing But New Ppl Or Ppl Tht Dont Kno Me Tht Well Would Say Im Really Quiet Nd Shy.
    NaeNae00 NaeNae00 16-17, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Okay so 2014-2015 school year is starting really soon and I don't want to be know as the shy one like the past years. Any advice? I want to be a bit loud and funny and that girl...
    ashley12xoxo ashley12xoxo 18-21, F 2 Responses 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 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    M bit shy first and coz of this m facing lotzzz of problem in my profession as i do freelance photogeaphy the need of the hour is to be bold and friendly dont understand what to do...
    carterdgi carterdgi 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Im very shy and its hard to make new friends and meant people, i want to i just over think everything. There is a girl that works at the store up the street from me that i say hi...
    MickeyBella94 MickeyBella94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I am a a very shy person and I don't talk a lot.... But once you get to know me I am a a great guy but I am so shy especially when it comes to talking to girls... So it's...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    School is staring soon and my boy friend moved schools. I'm starting sophomore year and I'm super shy. I have a lot of close friends but I'm in advanced classes and they're not...
    jordan43930 jordan43930 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm taking a class in high school and I'm pretty sure it will have a lot of presentation type stuff but I am super shy. How do I get over the stage fright/ shyness?
    jordan43930 jordan43930 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Literally! How are you meant to 'fix' shyness when it is who you are. I don't know what I'd be if I wasn't shy but I wish I could know. I know (or hope) I'll grow out of it but I...
    AnnaSpring AnnaSpring 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    its a pain in the *** to be shy. you dont get to meet people and do stuff everyone is doing on a daily basis. you are alone and concious of it but dont dare to do something against...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M Jul 19

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    Not gonna lie I am I may be talkative on the internet but in real life im super shy and awkward I try to talk to people because being shy has never worked out for me. :)
    PerfectAtImperfection PerfectAtImperfection 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a middle-schooler and this past year I had a really hard time making friends. People ignored me all the time and I would just sit by myself in class alone while everyone...
    kaseyf2801 kaseyf2801 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel this way everyday. It makes me sad when I see everyone around me so happy and in love. I am 23 and have never had a serious boyfriend. Never been loved romantically, or been...
    livingmemory livingmemory 22-25, F 12 Responses Jul 17

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