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I Am Shy A N D Anti-social

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25 Oct 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have anxiety and am not afraid to admit it in case my life depends on it. I have always been sort of anti social. But ever so recently anxiety has kicked in making life difficult...
    SmileyFaceJenn SmileyFaceJenn 18-21, F 27 mins ago

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    certain people I find hard to talk to not that I don't want to it's nothing to do with how they are it's my issue I just find meeting new friends a bit nervous but want to get over...
    susananngoga32 susananngoga32 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    Although I suffer from social anxiety, I try my best to get out there and meet new people.This is a pic from last night. I'm the blonde.
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry if I seem uninterested. And no I'm not listening to you.  To be honest I've got no business here.But this is where my online friends are so I hang out here...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    Social gatherings are completely exhausting. I can spend all day with one other person, but I hate going to family parties. I have to take breaks and walk away from people...
    hollywood1919 hollywood1919 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I have many insecurities so sometimes Im scared to go out into public places
    bayralp bayralp 13-15, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I'm not anti-social. I'm just not social. -Woody Allen
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Being called "Shy" because you're quiet in public situations.
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I used to be very talkative until I experienced a very bad heartbreak (it was very complicated). My self esteem plummeted and while I have recovered from the hurt I have forgotten...
    iZalmstra iZalmstra 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been reading articles about this, and I keep thinking to myself that I actually do suffer from it. I have been talking to close family members and friends about this, and...
    alaniW180 alaniW180 13-15 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Being called shy because you're quiet in social situations .. I'M NOT SHY, I JUST DONT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING STUPID AND EMBARRASS MYSELF IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was around 13 to 14 years old, I became suicidal because of my parents arguing a lot and my home being ground-zero for a lot of shouting and accusing. I started blaming...
    GoneByWind GoneByWind 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not really talkative unless I'm really making an effort or I know you well enough that I'm comfortable saying whatever it is with you. But otherwise I'm awkward and not really...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. When one person suffers from delusions, we call it a mental illness. When society suffers from them, we...
    DA68 DA68 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate being awkwardly shy! I have so much to say but the words can't come out! Yet I'm expressive on the Internet FML. :/
    SunsetOvercast SunsetOvercast 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ugh I'm extremely shy around random strangers and am never myself. With my small group of friends, I'm the crazy and fun one, but with other strangers, I never seem to be able to...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    This year has been amazing!! First beyond the point of depression My mom got sick Mom went to the hospital I went in to a mental hospital My mom died School started Grief...
    sealare sealare 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Hallelujah!!! Same-sex marriage is legal in America, all 50 borders of this nation cannot override any expression of love whatsoever! Rejoice all my LGBTQA++ brothers and sisters...
    MentAl69noMAD MentAl69noMAD 18-21 6 days ago

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    I am so quiet at school and I hate that I just can't speak up. I try but I can't .I can never keep a conversation going and I hate it when people ask me why I'm so shy and quiet...
    anonymoussas anonymoussas 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am so quiet at school and I hate that I just can't speak up. I try but I can't .I can never keep a conversation going and I hate it when people ask me why I'm so shy and quiet...
    anonymoussas anonymoussas 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I recently went on holiday with some of my school including my "friends". I was thinking I will develop social skills, learn something and make new friends however it really...
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It seems that my parents think that i am not grateful to them for whatever they have done for me and that I am selfish and egoistic and hate people but the truth is I love my...
    tas5 tas5 18-21, F a week ago

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    Caring, single, non judgemental and deep but slightly shy guy here. Looking for true friendship, never had. But, want something that has a meaning. Does any woman want the same, if...
    Tannedguy007 Tannedguy007 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I'm not perfect, far from it. I have a quick temper, which I hate. It certainly doesn't help me deal with my annoying dad. I'm also always way too negative, which is something...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Basically I have no friends so summer is hard. I'm 18 supposed to go to parties and enjoy summertime with friends?!! For my whole life I've been going to two places every summer...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Since when did basic compassion for other people become "pc" How the hell is it a bad thing to think about the words you use before you use them, aka think before you speak Like...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 Jun 24

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    Been immigrants my family traveled to Sydney, Australia via small boats during the war. I had a very rough childhood growing up. My dad left my mum after I was born. A guy moved...
    zenzuu zenzuu 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    1. my body 2. my nose 3. my ability to get easily frazzled 4. my anti-social nature 5. teenagers attitude
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 24

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    What I find strange is that I have more friends who are closer to me and who I care about more now but my social anxiety has gotten worse. I'm just more shy and quiet.... I'm...
    HidingInTheMusic HidingInTheMusic 13-15, F Jun 23