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I Am Shy A N D Anti-social

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My family was really anti-social when I was growing up; both to the outside world and between each other. My Dad was always in front of the television and my Mom was cleaning the...
    JaeHarmer JaeHarmer 18-21, M Sep 3

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    I'm not anti-social, i'm just anti-idiot
    cutiepoplorelei cutiepoplorelei 31-35, F a week ago

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    I'm extremely quiet, extremely shy, and VERY awkward around social situations. But under all that, I'm much more. If someone cares enough to get to know me, they will gain the most...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    And I've been getting more socially awkward every passing day at school. I thought I was finally self confident enough to at least handle social situations with less angst, but I'm...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've pretty much had the same friends for the past 6-7 years now.... and even so I'm still very self conscious to " act like myself " I'm so shy that I'm scared to sing, dance...
    sammy14xx sammy14xx 22-25, F Sep 19

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    I never know now to talk to people! Someone teach me to be interesting and social!
    quietbird quietbird 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    This girl I like keeps trying to pull me into her social group but I'm so scared to talk to anyone besides her so I just stand there. She told me that I isolate myself. I just dont...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why do people assume that if you look "able bodied" that you don't have mental of physical hurdles to overcome on a daily basis?I'm tired of people thinking they know me, or what I...
    Niraya Niraya 26-30, M Sep 16

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    So, here i'm, going through days when i don't really feel like seeing anyone's face. No friend. No collegue. It really hits me down when i think about their sarcastic stuff they've...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    As a soldier, I've just spent the last 6 months on an international peacekeeping mission in Egypt, isolated in the middle of the desert. I got so used to being by myself or with a...
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's my second week at college and I feel kinda bummed that I haven't make really made a lot of friends . My room mate already has a ton of friends and really close friends. And...
    quietbird quietbird 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    :'( I have a wedding to get ready for
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yeah, kind of. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend. But I like being awkward and weird I just gotta find someone who accepts me as I am.
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yes. I admit that's definitely me. All three words say about me. Well what can I say, I'm a peaceful, friendly & loveable lady. No nobody is going to tell to run my life. Going...
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I really don't talk much in real life and when I do it's apparently really quiet, I always have people saying, "what? Speak up!" Plus I can't start a conversations or continue one...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've spent my high school years like a pessimist, not caring about my grades, people, and just plain anything. I always have problems when meeting new people. Even if someone...
    ProfessorBrad ProfessorBrad 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I seem rude at times, & I seem so anti-social. It sucks bc Im really a nice person and i love people and my goal is to lift spirits, and if i could talk to you I would. Im pretty...
    eeeosborne eeeosborne 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    The other day at school my best friends cousin ate with us at lunch, and we were talking about our personalities. And I swear just met the guy, and he said I was the anti social...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F Sep 13

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    I'm not a social being but, I'm more social than I was before. All through my childhood I was the shyest little girl you wouldn't even notice. At school I had a few friends and I...
    foreverisabella foreverisabella 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I just looked up today the mental disability "social anxiety," or "social phobia," and after seeing many symptoms that match mine, i went on to take an online test to see how...
    Otokonoko Otokonoko 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I noticed a poster advertising an information event about a new package of EU funds available for use in Ireland. People could apply for grants from this budget to fund projects...
    lanavor22 lanavor22 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    Ever since I was a child I've been really awkward socially. I think my overly-sheltered upbringing has a lot to do with it as well as my older sister telling me to "shut up" when I...
    nursingstudent4 nursingstudent4 22-25, F Sep 10

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    People tell me...'confidence isn't everything'. That is a lie. It worms its way into every area of my life and makes me realise that being shy is actually a curse. I am currently...
    smits15 smits15 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't really know how to make conversations. I'm nervous just posting this for some reason. I'm really shy in public like for example I used to be so shy I was scared to order...
    TrashBoat18 TrashBoat18 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    It helped me to become good at something, I played in my first adult soccer team at 15 and I was completely overawed, but by the time I was 21 I was a very good player and was made...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    hello, i have been suffering from social anxiety for a few years. and it's now at it's worst. my SA is a result of a combination of my quiet shy personality and my fear of walking...
    vitotheclutchhand vitotheclutchhand 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    When I was a kid my moms priority was cleaning house, not making sure I was around other kids. Starting school was a bit rough because I'd rarely been around others, let alone...
    compassionateear compassionateear 46-50 2 days ago

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    I don't talk much. I actually just tend things to myself, which doesn't really help. no one knows much about me but my friend landon. he helps a lot. but it's apart of my many...
    juliaarosee juliaarosee 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    It's pretty bad it's like whenever I'm in a social situation I'm dead silent . I can easily talk to my elders or adults but never my peers .
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 9

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    Question...for guys? How does an older gentleman make friends? I have been driven by career and family for so long, allowed my wife to drive our social lives. Now that there is...
    ozziejo ozziejo 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I'm so shy I don't talk to anyone at school, I sit in my room all day feeling lonely.
    ladybuggy3 ladybuggy3 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 15

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    I have a really hard time with intimacy. I know I'm not a bad looking guy but I'm terribly shy around girls. I hide it by joking all the time but I really struggle with sharing...
    AdamLINY AdamLINY 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 18

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    . If you want to chat/vent , i'll be there to listen :)) Dm me for my id or username and blablabla.. Lets be friend no need to be shy.. Xoxo Well now its 22:55 pm here . So im...
    Unstableteen Unstableteen 13-15, F Sep 22

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    And I hate it... I feel like it's restricting my life too much. I'm scared to be myself around new people like what if they don't like me so I just say nothing until I get more...
    Careisla Careisla 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    (From my other account that's being deleted) Re: Introvert Screaming. "YOU PIECE OF..." Fighting. "Go to hell" Talking. "I was all like..." Thinking. "I am an introvert living in...
    kelseytoby1337 kelseytoby1337 16-17 1 Response Sep 2

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