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I Am Really Shy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 244 People

    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 limits me so much.

    When i meet new people i can barely speak 2 words to them. Apparently they have medication for shyness now o think its dumb even though i dont like being shy its normal and im not gonna take pills to get rid of my shyness
    LizWasNotHere LizWasNotHere 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm really shy when even meeting ppl online

    so I'm not sure what to even say on here!
    Marh80 Marh80 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    There are these guys at school (hight school) who have been watching me and my friend for almost 4-5 months and I like one of them and he also likes me, we walk by and they get...
    pamela19 pamela19 16-17, F Apr 4

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    This is my weakness… i hate being shy because i have a loud mind. Its hard to talk to people you don't know and i really don't know how to keep a conversation running without...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Some people might find me rude because I do not talk much, but I am not, I am just really shy. I used to not be, the older I got, the worse it got. I feel it has a lot to do with...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    There is this really shy guy in my English class.. He's really cute and I want to talk to him. I wish I had the guts.
    pebbles55667 pebbles55667 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I find it so funny that on the internet and over skype I seem so umm, naruto-ish? Yeah well, like a loud and outgoing person. Then when I meet people face to face I become a Hinata...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm shy especially around women
    Fuckyouall247 Fuckyouall247 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Does this make any sense?... "I am internally shy" I say internally because no body else really looks at me and thinks "oh wow, she's so shy". In fact, they think the complete...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Not very. Just enough to be considered as a po.0. As shy and timid as a po.0. Now ain't this the very first story for this experience group? Aren't we living up to its name? Love...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Mar 26

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    Desperately need a friend... I'm sorry this is a long background story but this is the abbreviated version. I'll try to make things clear. It may just come off as shallow, whiny...
    ArtsyPatrick ArtsyPatrick 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Hope there are others that live with shyness and anxiety and can relate to this...nobody really understands people with shyness and anxiety
    shyguy07 shyguy07 26-30, M Mar 23

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    I just want to find someone who understands who I am without judging me. Most people think I'm stuck up because I don't really interact with people and I don't look anybody in the...
    fearflash fearflash 18-21 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Hello I'm here to tell something more about me to be honest, I do not even know where to start, was still very young when I started to be shy, do not know why I have no reason to...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I've always been quite a shy person but over the past few years it's got a lot worse. I hate having to interact with anyone who I haven't had a lot of regular contact with...
    TiredOfNotTalking TiredOfNotTalking 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm really weird. When I'm with my friends and we meet people we don't know I'm outgoing but if it were to be me by myself and I met someone I don't know I'm super shy. I think it...
    Li14 Li14 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    im actually quite shy i dont talk to people with whom i meet for the first time,it might be a girl or a guy if they start a conversation then i dont have a problem and once we...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Mar 22

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    Ppl r so shy. Shy ppl miss out n they r boring af so pls stop being shy
    truth2b truth2b 26-30, M Mar 27

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    When I'm with my close friends I'm no where near shy, but when it comes to my crush… He's in my friend gang, but I can't talk to him, ugh. There is no reason I can't it's just...
    laracali laracali 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm so sick of being so shy all the time. I just want to be normal and talk to people, but I get so scared and anxious. I thought that as I grew older I would get less shy, but...
    hugbees hugbees 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I have trouble talking to my crush but I really want to get to know her better and like hangout...but I'm scared. Even though we r friends already i get scared. She's so pretty I...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    It really all depends on the person. If you come off as a cool rad person and not make it awkward, I'll open up quicker but if you are shy it will take more time. Haha but once...
    lilay98 lilay98 16-17, F Mar 23

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    Everyone that knows me labels me as shy, quiet, cute and sweet, and I've been this way my whole life. Just about everyone likes me, although people rarely speak to me, and I can't...
    ray1357 ray1357 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I can be painfully shy at times. I am working on it but it is part of who I am. I really do try to keep that side hidden and be more outgoing but it is hard
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Apr 3

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    Most of the time. I have to know you really well to not be shy and/or awkward around you and sometimes even that doesn't work.
    JayyPsythe JayyPsythe 13-15, M Apr 5

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    I really think shy and awkward girls are adorable, they're very sweet too!
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really hate being shy. I decline invitations to hang out with friends, I can't talk to boys without having an internal anxiety attack, and I always miss out on stuff:(
    juliaclaire777 juliaclaire777 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I can be very shy, but I love meeting new people! I may not talk at much, but once we do, I'll get rid of that shyness. :3
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I sing in fact I got accepted to a singing high school. But I'm am so shy. It prevents me from showing my talent & I hate that about myself. I wanna be confident with myself I...
    lianx19 lianx19 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I don't think I started out shy necessarily. My social anxiety seems to have been triggered at about 10 years old when a group of kids at a new school made fun of my accent. Ever...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    It's an odd feeling being cripplingly shy and forced not to be by a need for companionship and a job that eats shy people alive. I am forced to assume this bravado of a strong...
    Casinova85 Casinova85 26-30, M Mar 27

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    I guess i like shy guys, cause im pretty shy myself... I just want someone to be awkward and silly with and be able to make each other laugh.. Yeah that would be nice...
    jessieann0921 jessieann0921 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I wouldn't say "very shy", but I am shyer in person.
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F Apr 7

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    I hate when people ask me why I'm shy. It's called personality and everybody's is different. It's not a phase, it's just who I am. I happen to like my personality and the people...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    All most everyday I get pick on for being shy not just by people at my school but mostly by my family and I hate it. I'm trying so hard not to be shy. I want to be an actress when...
    SandraArdell SandraArdell 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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      Would you like to here my life story? Well if you do here it's and sorry its long but it right down there πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ It starts...
    MickaylaP MickaylaP 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    But I did. I just did, can you even believe it? It was an epic fail though. But better than being a slug forever. Would it be more pathetic if I high-five myself? I honestly don't...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 1 Response Mar 25

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    Hahaha, this is a funny one! But seriously...that pretty much describes me, or does it? Personally it all comes down to being accepted or not with the people around me. I really am...
    Dragonslayer38 Dragonslayer38 16-17, M Apr 4

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    This might be true for me o_O I don't know or really care ^_^' Anyway the only thing ******* me off is constantly getting caught off be EP... Luv ya Betch XD Anyway I was saying my...
    SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 SquirrellyChanLuvsAcorns83 18-21 Apr 4

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    They say opposites attract. I guess it's more of a magnet attracting a magnetic metal. He's so nice to be loved, or maybe he's just so similar to my ex. We are both introverted...
    nerdylizz nerdylizz 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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