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I Am Shy A N D Anti-social

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    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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    My Best Friend Is

    my best friend is the best lair i have ever known
    hema11 hema11 22-25, M Nov 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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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 18-21 Oct 18, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    All of these things seem to have been getting worse with time. It's nothing like cheese or wine. ._. I remember when I first came to EP I had a bunch of people in my circle and I...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Aug 6

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    I have social anxiety so being shy, quiet and socially awkward kind of falls into that diagnosis naturally. I have a hard time trusting other people. I rarely let someone inside...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Who needs social life? I have music and games.
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    See school started a couple days ago and I try to talk to people, trying to be more socially adept, but its really hard because I am such an introvert. It just feels so awkward...
    HiImDrekd HiImDrekd 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I feel like shutting down again, I just want to go to my bedroom and hide from the world. The smallest little thing is agitating me, I don't want people around me or touching me...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    All of my EP friends are away apparently. Normally not an issue for me, however this site and my friends quickly became addicting. So anyone want to chat? I don't care who or what...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I am at first. But once someone breaks my shell, I'M THE MOST AWESOMEST PERSON EVER.
    EmiTru EmiTru 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I feel like it's really hard to talk to people and for them to understand me
    Paragonn Paragonn 13-15, M Aug 12

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    Usually, very. Don't question it.
    mslainiegrace mslainiegrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I will always prefer being on my own, listening to my music and reading a good book. I am not anti-social and when people are in my company, I put all distractions away and focus...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F Aug 16

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    I am unmatchably shy, my social skills need some work on but I am so shy that when someone asks me to go to a random person and tell then Hello, what are you doing?, etc... I would...
    WillToonz WillToonz 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I m not Anti Social But I m Pro Solitude !!
    ProSolitude ProSolitude 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Many see me as stuck up, but I'm just too shy to socialize
    mar97 mar97 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Entry # 1 Hello All :), Here is my attempt to record my progress toward becoming anxiety free. Ive been a shy person way before I could even comprehend what shy was. A shy...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a totally extremely horrifically shy person. You think you know shyness well you have no idea what I am like. In all fairness my shyness isn't as bad when I talk to strangers...
    farahway farahway 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I am so shy and my boyfriend tells me to be more social but he doesn't understand that other people aren't as social as he is.
    jojojojo207 jojojojo207 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have probably never started a conversation with someone else... Never. When I say that I mean with people I am not close to, outside of friends and family I course. I am cool...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Don’t be concerned. I’m not moving into the debate on irrespective of whether some Lion winners are scam. You'll find adequate voices on that. And my place to begin...
    Yolandajn652 Yolandajn652 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's really hard being someone who is shy because you get so many opportunities to meet the greatest people but you just get so shy that your mind stops and you hide. The worst...
    Minniebeeb Minniebeeb 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Entry #2 Why am I doing this? or better yet, what is keeping me going? I am challenging myself, my thoughts, behaviors, my ANXIETY because I know what it feels like to be...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I've not had a formal assessment done but I'm pretty sure I'm on the autistic spectrum. I can be a bit awkward socially and therefore self-conscious and shy, especially when...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    Okay , I've been at my current job for about 2 months (I work at Starbucks ). I still have social anxiety. I don't really conversate with my co workers as much....I'm the youngest...
    girlygirl1995 girlygirl1995 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I've started with volunteering and joining Uni clubs and societies. I've taken the first step to overcome my awkwardness and shyness.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I don't talk much and it freaks me out. Like, I would like to be this outgoing gregarious person but things have shaped my life in to this way. I guess i really don't have an...
    DallasB DallasB 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    That awkward moment when you realize your Momma has a better social life than you.... 0.o
    kittykat6918 kittykat6918 13-15, F Aug 13

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    I am always shy and never comment on what people, more specifically, strangers have on or what they look like. Such as "I like your hair" or "that's a pretty dress". I guess I don...
    AlanaLlama AlanaLlama 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    so when people ask what type of music I listen to, I lie, as most people find metal socially unacceptable and I don't like it when people have bad first impressions of me :(
    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm pretty sure I know how I got my anxiety. I used to get bullied really badly throughout elementary. Now I am totally shy with new people. I'm scared of them. I can't even go...
    undeadblackhawk undeadblackhawk 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I remember a time when I didn't stutter at all. I used to be able to talk so fast that people would jokingly tell me to slow down and I'd laugh back and tell them sorry it's a...
    chickensoup17 chickensoup17 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I've been diagnosed and given meds for ‘social anxiety’, called ‘shy…rude…anti-social’ always knew I was ‘introverted’  but just yesterday discovered what...
    imdeanna imdeanna 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think I had it for the longest time-met this friend thought it's all good now.stopped unhealthy activities and tried hard to save that friend too.coz thatfriend stil does this...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 57 mins ago

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    I used to just chill around and let stuff happen as they happen, so lately, I have taken it into my own hands to go and get myself fit, I am by no means unfit, just not what I...
    SturgyZA SturgyZA 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I posted already several times here. My sister has an autism condition. She is older than me ( we have a big age gap) but she is this 3-4 year old big baby. And when I share with...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Tell me if I'm wrong but in order to get to know you id have to look you up on my phone, But you can't tell me, because how else would I ever know? All I would know is only by what...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F Aug 13

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    Here goes. Thought it would give me some confort putting it out here. I’m a 20-year-old from China, and I go to college in Canada. In March 2014, I got to the point where I gave...
    ASalami ASalami 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this for a month now. Every time I start, I always get off track or start to sound a little depressing. Although I suppose that’s...
    jphegan jphegan 18-21, M Aug 15

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