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I Am Shy A N D Anti-social

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    I always feel shy and awkward around people.

    I can tell myself is an introvert person. Rather than going out meeting people, i prefer stay in my house and spend time alone. I am an anti-social person. I like observing people but don't want to involve with them. Even people that i know, when i rarely or haven't met them for...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    Paula

    HI im at home all the time..Never know what to do since my kids left home.In a rut not confident.feel like lifes passing me by.I just wish i had a little bit of something to look forward to.
    paulamarriott paulamarriott 51-55 2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    My Best Friend Is

    my best friend is the best lair i have ever known
    hema11 hema11 26-30, M Nov 22, 2013

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    Anti Social

    I really need to stop being anti social. I hate being so shy around people and if someone asks me to hang out, I’ll either say no or make up a phony excuse. I haven’t made any friends at my work and even if I tried, I’m afraid to ask them to hang out with me. First of all...
    Tamashi88 Tamashi88 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    I Am Anti-social.

    Ever since i was very young, around kindergarten, i have been very shy. im not a big talker, even when around friends im only a bit of a talker. one time i was given the name silent dude by a group of kids a couple years back, and i can think of plenty of times people jokingly...
    werslty werslty 13-15 2 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    Im Shy

    I really dont care about meeting new people that much but sometimes I do want to talk to people and Im just to shy to do it. Iv never even been able to get a girlfriend because Im to shy to talk to one.
    TNguy453 TNguy453 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    I can talk to people over text all day long.

    But in person and sometimes over the phone. I make things awkward for many people. I want friends but I don't know how to make them. I want to find love but I don't know where to start. I can't talk to people. I can't make the first move. I'm a mess.
    yazzygirl17 yazzygirl17 18-21, F Dec 8, 2013

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    Behind My Keyboard

    In public situations i am verry shy and anti social but online i can talk to anyone about anything i guess i feel more confadent behind my key board
    italianbaby2013 italianbaby2013 18-21, F Feb 1, 2012

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    So i just started school i am a sophomore

    studying business and this semester i dont have the same ppl i knew from the last 2 semesters and i am really anti social i hate meeting new ppl i dont know whats wrong with me i cant start any conv with strangers or even sometimes friends it really irritates the hell outta me...
    anaconda24 anaconda24 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    Conservative

    I'm not sure to  what extent..In my real world circle, I can be quiet ,low volume and don't seek attention from anyone.  When approached, I handle conversing fine. I keep chatter short but still friendly.My class door is closed at all times so people know I'm...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 5 Responses May 28, 2010

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    I Should Be Having Fun, But I Feel Lost

    I don't know how to break out of this habit of being anti-social. I just moved to the US. I left behind my friends and boyfriend and I'm here alone. I'm looking for work, but it's tough. This weekend I came to New York to stay with a couple of relatives but when they leave for...
    hardboiled hardboiled 22-25 2 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Ahhhhhh! I need help!

    ! I've been really down lately and all I want is a boyfriend, and I've seen so many guys on here my age that are really cute, but I'm to shy and scared of being rejected to even message them!!!! I just want to be able to send the message but I can't......What do I do?!?!
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2014

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    Serious Textmate That I Can Share Some Experiences

    hi, im a 20 year old girl looking for a textmate that i can call a friend and share some thoughts sometimes.. :) 09169993018
    jonabie jonabie 18-21 Oct 18, 2013

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    Both.

    Makes it hard to discriminate sometimes...i know i feel shy to interact with most people, but honestly i actually couldn't give a **** about doing it either...if i don't openly talk to the real people in my life and would prefer to sit at a table by myself...its not just because...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F Mar 28, 2010

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    HazmatIdiocracy HazmatIdiocracy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I am not Anti-Social. I am Anti-Idiot :)
    misterweirdo misterweirdo 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    When you wanna hang out with your friend but you're too anti-social and they have to babysit anyway -_-
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    I'm always a quiet person. Whenever people talk to me, it takes about a week for my shyness to go away.
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    I have friends, but that's it. I don't branch out and talk to new people and buying things are sometimes a struggle. I just can't talk to people. When I do my voice changes and I...
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    I'm a very introverted person, unless I know you very well. I'm always shy around friends, strangers, and waiters. But I'm very loud and crazy around BEST friends, family, and...
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    I was never good at making friends or at least tried keeping a friend. I do have a few friends but I don't talk to them as much as I should. You see.. I was bullied when I was...
    MJay087 MJay087 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I was never very social but it's not that I never tried I just never stood out. So I was never noticed And no one cared But at the same time it Didn't even matter. I found myself...
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    I am socially awkward how am I going to make friend?
    kimmye17 kimmye17 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In life we avoid things which make us kick ourselves later on to then feel bad to then reinforce the reason we didn't do it... it then turns in to a cycle... a few years have...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F Jan 9

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    Yeah I am lol i can't talk to someone I don't already know. Which makes making friends difficult
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    The friends I have last forever (so far...). But I have a VERY hard time making new friends. In general it's very hard for me to meet new people, unless they're really easy-going
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    Definitely me. if you want me to solve a problem, or need advice im your man. Want to carry on a conversation with me, yeah goodluck. i usually run out of things to say after 5 min...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I was always these things. but I like that am quiet and just like being to myself it's not that I Don't wanna talk it's just who I am
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M Jan 12

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    It just seems I dont fit in with the same gender or most peopls except my closest friends
    ForeverAmity ForeverAmity 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I don't know why, but since 2015 I have become a quiet person and doesn't speak much at school. I only speak when it's important. When it's recess time I would sit quietly in my...
    AnonymousIDK AnonymousIDK 18-21, T 3 Responses Jan 19

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    When it's come to my family and my closest friends i am probably crazy i feel confident. i went to a new school it's was so awkward i didn't fit in to an group. there's those...
    brooke2001 brooke2001 13-15, F Jan 20

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    Yet I'm able to hate someone so much that I dream of screaming at them so Lou that their skin peels off
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    This is the most accurate thing, this title. I'm a quiet man, often seen with a book or my phone in public. I read often. I am most definitely an introvert. But I'm trying to...
    AceWarbringer AceWarbringer 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Don't think I'm a wallflower just because I might "hold up the bar" at a concert or social occasion. No, I'm not a lush. No, I'm not anti-social. In fact, I love good...
    Aristartle Aristartle 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Today some guy my age came to my work to bring his horses in. He's a new boarder, so he'll be back. Which sucks. Because I'm literally so awkward around people especially guys. I...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    Let me be clear, I admire the work that women did to get the rights they have now however this new form of feminism damages everyone, not just the straight white male. When I...
    NameNotFound404 NameNotFound404 26-30, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
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    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you didn't know what to do because it was so awkward? And the fact that you're the most socially shy and awkward person on Earth...
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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...
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    For as long as I can remember I've had social anxiety disorder. As a child i was labeled as being "shy" and that I would grow out of it. Growing up I never had any friends until we...
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    its great how if your an socially akward person, you will attempt to act natural in a social situation, which will just make you more akward, and then you will think about how...
    ablonddude ablonddude 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    More of what I have learned... This comes from my recent therapy session as well as what I have learned from the following book: (I highly recommend it!) "Overcoming Social Anxiety...
    ludix ludix 41-45, M Jan 13

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    I've always been pretty shy but I just recently got diagnosed with social anxiety. I am now at the point where I don't even want to leave my house. Is there anything I can or...
    mandadelilah mandadelilah 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm going to watch a movie with this guy from school. And I was freaking about it because I'm a introvert and not used to being around people. I wanted to try push out of my...
    PoopieNoodle PoopieNoodle 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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