I Am Shy And Nervous At Times

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    Most of the time

    I have always been shy. I have always hated it. I have always been nervous to see people I know in public, except for my few close friends. I'm not sure why I am still this shy. I try not to be, but it is difficult to not be shy around most people. Over the years I have been told...
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

    Idk why but sometimes I'm just the opposite of

    it; over confident and hyper lol maybe it depends on my mood I guess..
    kyleaustin kyleaustin
    18-21, M
    May 6, 2014

    Well, not shy. I have not any time

    for shyness and timidness, definitely not bashfulness in my career. (I like how those words can all be interchanged, however bashful is my favorite and best way to describe myself) I'm starting my first profession on Tuesday. I'm already writing down my goal for my, seemingly...
    yousentmeflying yousentmeflying
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    I always get nervous around the people I like

    and I try to be myself but I can't and it upsets me a lot because I want them to know the real me not the shy and awkward version of me, the version that always tries so hard to make good conversations but ends in a really awkward and horrible conversation. Sigh i don't know...
    Sanji94 Sanji94
    22-25, M
    Aug 1, 2015
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    May 3, 2015

    If you told someone this

    that knows me they would probably tell you that you're losing it! But secretly I am shy and get nervous at almost any situation. I'm working on it. My obnoxious ways are only a coverup
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2016

    I get very nervous not only

    when I have to talk I front of big crowds but also when I have to walk in a big crowd.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

    Large crowds are too much to handle.

    It wasn't always this way though.
    SethTheKid SethTheKid
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    When I meet up with new people I can't

    even eat with them because I'm so nervous. I met up with this guy and he made me so nervous that I couldn't truly enjoy myself. I was having a blast, but I feel like that didn't come across because he said oh you're nervous...don't be. I wanted to deny it but he clearly knew. I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    i got so nervous when i was asking Megan to be

    my girlfriend that i had to ask her if i can start over. whoops.
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

    I'm pretty shy because

    when I was growing up relationships were never really an option haha. So now that I'm not a little kid anymore I can start to mingle ... If I wasn't shy lol. I can warm up to people but why if half the time they will stop talking to you anyways
    zpay zpay
    18-21, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    At times when I really like someone,

    I tend to be more reserved at first. Its a crux, but once I get comfortable, watch out, my mind goes to all realms lol
    Kman4You Kman4You
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    I'm really nervous today cause I have an

    appointment with my psychiatrist later. I hope he prescribes me medicine that will actually help with anxiety
    ACyanideSurprise ACyanideSurprise
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2016

    I wish I could be myself more often

    but I always get so shy around people and it doesn't help making any new friends. Once I'm friends with them though I never shut up its just hard starting out for me it seems.
    Krystelia Krystelia
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    How can i hide Shyness

    and nervousness in public?? This is making me look weak and i hate it
    Bagh8 Bagh8
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2014

    It's unreal how nervous I am

    when talking to people face to face, yet when it comes to over the phone, I'm totally fine, even though I cringe at everything I say because I can't see people's reaction to the stuff I say
    ThatGirlAllAlone ThatGirlAllAlone
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    It's prom on Friday..

    .. I'm now debating if I should actually go or not.... It's not that I don't want to go it's just im nervous about a large number of people, what people will think of me and if people will judge me. I'm terrified. But I don't want to let my friend down:/
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    I am terrified to talk to people,

    and as a defense mechanism I start to flirt, especially when they're cute. And when I have a crush on someone, I become dumbfounded. Then when they ask me why I'm acting like that I just say sorry, then somehow I make them mad and they leave me.
    Drifter15 Drifter15
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2014

    I was forced to give a short speech off the top

    of my head today, and I'm usually really bad at talking and I get really nervous, but I thought I did really well and I felt no pressure, and I didn't feel judged. What's happening to me :o
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    I'm not really like other people.

    .. I'm always quite and I find it really hard to start a conversation sometimes... But when I'm chatting with people online I just find it easier to chat with people.. I guess it's because I don't really know them.
    BeChiBaChan BeChiBaChan
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

    I'll get to the point

    whenever I'm nervous my face gets red !! That's a problem for me even if I'm nervous I can hide it I can act like everything is fine , but my face will just get red and I have no control over it !!
    JamieDaveJ JamieDaveJ
    18-21, M
    Mar 4, 2015
    ACyanideSurprise ACyanideSurprise
    22-25, M
    Sep 16, 2014

    I have a date tomorrow with the most gorgeous

    white/Asian firefighter. I'm really nervous considering how open and honest he is with me. It's easier to respond to someone when you aren't looking them in their eyes all the time. Now that we'll be next to each other, I'm afraid I'll be lost for words. Really hope I don't...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs
    22-25, F
    Aug 1, 2014

    I am generally shy and nervous

    when it come to communicating with other people, even online! stupid I know! when I go out in public I tend to avoid crowded situations and eye contact, I get really nervous when people are even near me and just overall cant handle human contact in any form! Im hoping to build...
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    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    I don't like being looked at

    for a long time. I used to hide behind my mum when I hung out at a small age. Now I have to bear the sights from people. The way they look at me make me feel like I look ugly, make me can't walk along. Every Time I want to bury my face in my hair, or just run away.
    Smoothiesloth Smoothiesloth
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    Shyness Is The Best Emotion!

    Okay so today I invited my girlfriend over to my house, we havnt seen eachother for about 4 months, she had to go away on a collage trip to Iceland to do some research. when she came up I was do excited to see her but she acted like she's never seen me before, she was just very...
    18-21, M
    Nov 17, 2013

    Omg, I was so scared literally a minute ago

    this happened. I live in Michigan so maybe other people felt it too. I was laying in my bed and my room started to shake. I jump out of bed and ran down stairs. I ask my mom who was down stairs "what are you doing!" She was really confused and said "nothing" I said "did you feel...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 2, 2015

    I've been texting this girl

    who goes to college and every time I reply to her I swear I re-read what I've put about 10 times before I send it!? 🙈lol
    Fennerbache Fennerbache
    18-21, M
    Jan 20, 2015

    I finally decided to start dating again.

    So far I have met a fantastic guy that I have decided to date exclusively. Things are great and well can't complain about his graciousness. But since we're planning a vacation together things were going just fine until he started battling on whether or not he should invite his...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs
    22-25, F
    Feb 20, 2014
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