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I Am Shy Around New People

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    The Hungry Mouse

    A mouse was having a very bad time. She could find no food at all. She looked here and there, but there was no food, and she grew very thin. At last the mouse found a basket, full of corn. There was a small hole in the basket, and she crept in. She could just get through the hole...
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677 36-40 Jan 17, 2013

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    Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    So there's this girl that I'm interested in who runs our local pub quiz. We've chatted a bit but mainly just hello and stuff about the quiz. She's invited me to her 21st but I'm really nervous about going - I won't know any other people there apart from her and maybe 1 or 2 more...
    MajorPanic MajorPanic 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    I Was An Extremely Shy Nervous Child, Teen And Young Woman

    I used to shake and near faint my head would swim around and I felt weak and I have collapsed a few times its so embarrassing. I try my best to hide my nerves and fear of people especially men... or violent situations. I am shy out of fear and I used to feel embarrassed and...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 19, 2011

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    I'M So Shy

    I always feel so awkward when talking to people I don't know. I feel like I'm incompetent of holding a decent conversation unless I've had 3 shots of espresso. It's really terrible, and I think it effects how much friends I make
    itsalongstorybirdy itsalongstorybirdy 22-25, F Aug 16, 2013

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    Can't Talk to New People

    I  started  going  to  a  preforming  arts  school  every  week,  which  I  love. But  I  never  seem  to  pluck  up  the  Confidence  to  talk  to  anyone...
    tessiabc tessiabc 16-17 Aug 25, 2008

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    I Wish I Was More Outgoing..

    I'm just super shy around people I don't really know..I'm scared to get up in front of people to present something and I feel awkward being partners with someone the teacher picks cause I don't really know what to talk about or I don't want to make myself look like a complete...
    punkishgreeny punkishgreeny 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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    I Don't Do Well With New People

    I.. its too awkward for me. I have to be forced to sit next to them or be in the same room as them to start talking. Otherwise, I'd just stand near the closest person that I know and close my mouth.
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 18, 2008

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    I'm So Shy That It's Ruining My Life.

    My name is Garret, and I'm 15. I lived in Colorado and was very popular and had many friends. I was very open And crazy around them. Recently I've moved to Missouri and since I'm so shy and insecure I have a hard time fitting in. I barely have any friends here.. They think I'm...
    garretricker garretricker 13-15 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    UGH.

    it's not like i chose to be this way, or have much of a problem with it, but ughhhhhhhhhhh everyone else is always surrounded by big groups of friends and i only have 3 or 4 friends... :( i don't know what to say around new people... i can only open up around people i perceive...
    thestolenlayla thestolenlayla 13-15 1 Response Jul 12, 2009

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    I guess it's a part of the Social Anxiety

    Disorder. Every time I am around people that I don't know my stomach knots up and I feel sick. This tends to make it kind of difficult to interact with people.
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Oct 11

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    A Bit Shy

    I'm a bit shy around people i don't know. I really hate being shy, but at least i'm not a loud mouth. at first when i met someone, i am very shy. I'm also shy around poeple i don't take to much. when i'm at school and someone talks to me that doesn't normally talk to me, i always...
    lynne21 lynne21 16-17 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Shy... Till I Get Comfortable

    i am always shy around new people, takes me a little while to get comfortable... but once i do you can never shut me up!
    angeldevon angeldevon 26-30, F Jul 11, 2008

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    It's Like We've Never Talked (but We Did!)

    I met this really cute and intelligent guy last year in my college. For our conversation, it seemed we shared same activities and interests. He had a study cicle (3D design) and i told him i was very interested in it. He asked me for my mail and facebook, so he could contact me...
    bitswit bitswit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2010

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    Church And Social Anxiety

    Here's something that religious christians never think about. Come join the body of Christ, they say. Every church I have been to, I go to a Sunday worship service, and it's difficult to meet anyone. This is because it requires me to be outgoing and say "hello, I'm new, and I...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2012

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    Im Shy and I Dont Know Why

    the truth is that i am shy around people i dont know and i dont know why that is the case, and it isnt just around the pople i think are attractive. The other thing i can say is that when i get to know people i am more talkitive when i am around them.
    MysticBrunette MysticBrunette 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    A Bit Shy

    I'm a bit shy around people i don't know. I really hate being shy, but at least i'm not a loud mouth. at first when i met someone, i am very shy. I'm also shy around poeple i don't take to much. when i'm at school and someone talks to me that doesn't normally talk to me, i always...
    lynne21 lynne21 16-17 Jul 27, 2008

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    How do I stop being so self-conscious

    and shy? I feel like i constantly have a wall up that stops me from being 100% myself until I really get to know the person
    bluecrush42 bluecrush42 18-21, F Mar 3

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    It Is Embaresing

    i get to where i cant talk.and become very withdrawn.it really is like a small kid with there parents in a strange place .it is silly,but that`s how i am.,
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 2 Responses May 30, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    i love meeting new people to chat with on EP. anyone want to be friends and have a chat then feel free to add me.
    GirlyAndrea1987 GirlyAndrea1987 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I would love to talk to someone around my age (21) so message me if you want to talk :) I would love to get to know new people!!
    cici0307 cici0307 18-21, F Oct 8

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    I want to meet new people from all around the world, I want to have someone who won't judge me and will listen to my problems. Please, feel free to message me. :)
    Brekary Brekary 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    7:15pm October fourth two thousand and fourteen I like meeting new people so much that I often try to meet a new person every day... Its so interesting to see what kind of variety...
    DoeEyedOwl DoeEyedOwl 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    It's so hard to meet someone as you get into your 30s and beyond. I am writing this to see if others can relate. I find that when you are single in your 30s, it is so hard to meet...
    robbie39 robbie39 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I love meeting new people, finding out new things from people I had no idea about, getting to know someone and maybe becoming great friends for a long time. Sounds like a great...
    tay143 tay143 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    hey i just wanted to say i wanna meet some new people and gain some new friends so plz pm or inbox me i am a pretty down to earth person sometimes not really smart lol and i am...
    wolfygrin1212 wolfygrin1212 16-17, M Oct 2

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    I want to meet new people Message me
    Aroura666 Aroura666 16-17, F Sep 26

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    Well, it has been a long time since i've been on here, so need to find new people to chat too... so drop me a line.. the kinkier the better
    joeybuck joeybuck 31-35, M Oct 3

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    I enjoy meeting new people and making friends.
    scifigeek22 scifigeek22 13-15, M Oct 4

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    i like to meet new people hoping that one of them i can trust very well
    liajip liajip 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Went to Austria and Germany during the summer. Loved meeting the new people, their different cultures. Made me want to travel everywhere in the world. Where do you guys suggest to...
    shuja322 shuja322 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    talking to new people is the hard part .-.
    6ABEBABE 6ABEBABE 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Hey. My name is carlos im 19 years old,i was born in cape verde. I hope i'll get some messages after this post. I wanna meet new people :D
    19yearsold 19yearsold 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Anybody? I jus like talking to new people :)
    Jwillis2181 Jwillis2181 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love to meet new people and share ideas and experience and hopefully become good friends.
    nsmoov nsmoov 18-21 2 days ago

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    I am really shy in real life but not on the internet :D You can msg me if you need someone to talk!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 23

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    Im new at this lol, im just here to make friends, If you'd like to chat im here :D, dont be shy, im pretty open to new ideas and dont judge people ^.^
    Al0haS0ha Al0haS0ha 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Every time I talk to girls I freak out! I have no issue talking to guys. But I get so shy and close up around girls. It's the craziest thing too I'm a girl you would think ish...
    pretypinkpsy pretypinkpsy 22-25, F Oct 7

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    Looking for cool people around 16-20 to chill and chat with hopefully who like reading scary stories and watching interesting TV shows.
    v1ol3ntjokz v1ol3ntjokz 22-25, M Oct 8

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    I went a very long time isolating myself in my real world to only come on Ep and do the same exact thing. Hopefully I can make some connections and reciprocate some intellectual...
    11knaves11 11knaves11 31-35, M Sep 25

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    I'm 17 in a few days, someone around my age should message me c: (just looking for a friend, I have a boyfriend)
    vyctoriaa vyctoriaa 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Around 14 possibly girls open to talking if so I'm here...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    Basically it makes me feel really good when I'm able to talk to someone new. I've never had any real friends but that doesn't bother me to much. Ever since starting my senior year...
    Nakimyss Nakimyss 16-17, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    There are many types of people, one unfortunate type I've had experienced would be the people who are stuck in the same rut so to speak. They have a way of ******* everything up...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F Oct 1

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    I like making new friends and no one is talking to me at the moment, so new friends (guys only age 30 and under please) add me and message me. (:
    Rasclez Rasclez 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    New friends! More fun! I like to meet different people. :)
    kiarababesss kiarababesss 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    So, I'm not all that social, but I would love to have some new friends! I am a teen mother and when I got pregnant, all my previous friends were no where to be found.. And now, as...
    KaylaSilva2 KaylaSilva2 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    For my job I have to go to parties and their are many people with a lot of $ we need funding for research facility where I work. I just would like to talk around them I have a hard...
    buzzed90 buzzed90 22-25, M Oct 11

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    Would you like to talk, would you like to share different experiences whilst learning something new from someone else, establishing a meaningful relationship?
    DavidG1986i DavidG1986i 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    I want new texting buddies, send me a message if you're down ;)
    sydmthekid sydmthekid 16-17, F Sep 26

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