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I Am Shy Around New People

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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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    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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    I hate myself for being like that.

    I mean, I can get very crazy with those I'm close with. I'm sure people would think that I'm just acting innocent or something.
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 4

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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, 2014

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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 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 3 Responses Jul 24, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    It is horrible, i feel

    so small and awkward
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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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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    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 am shy around new people.

    ...BUT as soon as you get to know me I will be me :)
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T Dec 27, 2014

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    I hate being shy around new people makes it

    so difficult to connect with them plus if their shy as well the situation just gets awkward fast.
    CookmySock CookmySock 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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    I am shy around new people.

    Always have been. Im better once I start to get comfortable with people
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I hate meeting new people.

    I don't know what to do or what to say... but if the other person is happy and gives out positive vibes then its like im not shy anymore... is that normal??
    fOrEvErYoURs321 fOrEvErYoURs321 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Oh yeah I'm the exact same way,

    like I don't know what to say or talk about with new people
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Dec 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Hello new people. I'm shy too but like to talk.
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M Jan 15

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    I was 12 years old when I and thirty other kids were waiting outside in front of the school. It was the first week of secondary school. In a few minutes we would bike to a nearby...
    Jemoeder Jemoeder 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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    I love meeting and talking to new people! Don't be shy ladies and gents! :D
    ChrisSFTY ChrisSFTY 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This is the whole reason I joined ep. I want to meet new people and make new friends around the world. It's great to say you have these friends because it's almost like you learn...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I wanna meet new people who are my age 16 or 17 or 15 I'm 16 . I'm just looking for new people to talk to that I can Skype with and be hella cool with
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I'm 30, single with friends that are all married who don't hang out anymore I'm broke saving up money looking for apartments and just got out of a long relationship and just want...
    Darkne55 Darkne55 26-30, F Jan 1

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    I am not a lonely person, actually, i know a lot of people, but the most part is from my city, i want to meet new people with new experiences. Let's do this!
    PauloRoberto16 PauloRoberto16 18-21, M Jan 7

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    I'm new to this, would love to meet/speak to new people :)
    LottieSmythe1 LottieSmythe1 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    Well I'm into the word talking and making new friends and talking to new people I mean that's who I am I don't like to be lonely I just bike a lot of friends I want someone to go...
    aymanbreak aymanbreak 16-17, M 18 hrs ago

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    I wanna meet new people, I met the person in my life on XBL a few years back fall in love broke my heart still bestie's. But thing I learnt is some times the people u meet on line...
    Eadwyn22nd Eadwyn22nd 16-17, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I like new people but if you're about my age message me I like making friends 👻
    zxlove63 zxlove63 13-15, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi I'm just looking to meet new people and see more friendly faces. So if you want a friend or someone to talk to and have a laugh message me :)
    TayCon321 TayCon321 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Wouldn't mind meeting some new people if anyone needs a friend im here
    1losthope 1losthope 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 9

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    I would really like to meet new people who I would hopefully become great friends with.
    blackbird2396 blackbird2396 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I like meeting new people and make friends.. If u want something to say you're free to message me :)
    Gorgeous71 Gorgeous71 16-17, F Jan 13

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    I'm so bored with the day to day conversations that I have. I'm looking for something deeper. I want to meet new people , and connect with them emotionally .
    DarkDesires019 DarkDesires019 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I love getting to know new people. Message me if you'd like to chat ^-^
    OptimisticRealist OptimisticRealist 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hey, just send me a message if u want to talk! I love meeting new people! :)
    Newgirl00 Newgirl00 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    In my case, it's not really a 'new' person. I've known this girl since primary school and for some reason I've never been able to establish, she's always disliked me. I've a very...
    AliasTaylor AliasTaylor 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm hoping to meet inspiring and funny people with great advice. I have 2 step daughter ages 4 and 5 and my husband do everything for his kids regardless of them living with her...
    Babycheekz Babycheekz 26-30, F Jan 16

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    MERRY XMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!! Peace and love! I'm looking for new friends to practice my English and learn about their country and culture. I've met some good people...
    andoni13 andoni13 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I've lost many of my best friends over time, almost always after they met a one night stand and he didn't like me, or the way my friends wanted to be around anyone else. Once that...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I think I need to get serious with my life. I find myself falling into a state where I tell myself "man, I wish I had a girlfriend", or "man, I wish I had a more cut body instead...
    Okami890 Okami890 22-25, M Dec 27, 2014

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