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I Am Shy Around New People

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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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 don't like this at all.

    But i really am!
    Vietta Vietta 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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

    I am really super shy when it comes to talking to new people but I really want to know more people but I'm shyy :(
    darrlenevdj darrlenevdj 16-17, F Aug 23

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    I love meeting new people but I'm just extremely shy..when I first met my bf I was shy for a while
    Kayl1995 Kayl1995 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Yes. I am shy but up to meeting new people :)
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 23

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    It's really hard for me to meet new people sometimes. When I'm behind the screen, it's much easier. I'm basically talking to my phone. But when I'm out in the real world, I'm...
    Barakaflacka Barakaflacka 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I really like meeting new people but I'm too shy to do anything about it :(
    Paragonn Paragonn 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I can be kind of shy at first but I do love talking to new people
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Aug 21

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    new people bring in new perspectives. There's always something to learn from their experiences & their cultures. You may not like the way they speak or the way they dress or...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 20

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    I'm new to this not completely sure how it works but love talking to new people 😃
    niomi8 niomi8 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I really like meeting new people, but I'm sorry if I don't reply to you, I can talk to everyone.
    imaloser2580 imaloser2580 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I really enjoy meeting new people. Just to talk to them for the first time and get to know them is something I really enjoy doing. Especially if we both like the same things
    deany311 deany311 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    41 and female looking for some new people to chat to.
    debs73 debs73 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    I love meeting and talking to new people :)
    Rosetuck32 Rosetuck32 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Just chillen out love to meet new people. I only speak english so if your english is not the best don't be afraid to talk to me I have friends in other countries and maybe you...
    Mindfritz Mindfritz 16-17, M Sep 10

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    Hey everyone I need to meet some new people so please feel free to send me a message and have a chat I promise I don't bite...the is unless you want me to lol ;P haha Anyway look...
    vjboo vjboo 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I met a few new people today and they're all so nice ^-^
    piercetheveil22 piercetheveil22 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I enjoy talking to new people about life and life stories. If you wanna talk about anything message me. Im a good listener and i have a lot of experience with life, so feel free to...
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    This is a little long so sorry. So today the guy i like took the day off school to come over cause i had the day off from exams. I met him at the station and we both kinda acted...
    Aimeelouisee Aimeelouisee 16-17, F Sep 10

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    I'm a new member of EP and would love to make friends here. :) Add me.
    missph missph 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    It's not so much about the destination, it's more our journey. Today I've spoken to someone in a different country. I honestly can say that I have felt I have cried I have laughed...
    sapphirescorpion sapphirescorpion 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    This is my desire and I wish to fulfill that goal. Wanted to know the tradition and culture of its country. And wanted to make new friends, travel around the world. Anyone...
    Jetsel Jetsel 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Being around the same people gets really familiar 😏
    Rosaleenamor Rosaleenamor 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Id really like to talk to people around my own age of 41.
    debs73 debs73 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I really want to make some new friends. In school, i only have one person i'd consider a friend, and while we speak in school, she doesn't really text me or message me anymore...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I would like to talk to someone around my age (14-17). I would love the chance to talk to you and get to know you.
    AnotherSmasher AnotherSmasher 16-17, M Sep 7

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    I enjoy getting to know people and cultures. Every person has a different perspective and a different experience of the world. I get inspired by variation and I feel as if my world...
    nelby710 nelby710 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Free yourself from negative people. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and like-minded. Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F Aug 24

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    I want to meet spiritual travelers, and experience new things with them
    cantpick cantpick 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    IAM LONLY AND IAM SEARCHING FOR NEW F FRIENDS
    mohamed500 mohamed500 13-15, M Aug 29

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    My now ex best friend Cheyenne is trying to say I'm posting things about her and changing the names. Like "oh, I didn't realize that if you don't all to me for almost a month you...
    dontfeartheripper dontfeartheripper 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love meeting people who I can be myself with... Those people, they are winners!
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 21 hrs ago

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    I just have too many things happening in my life right now to deal with people's sob stories. I can't handle it. Nobody wants to know about them but I would tolerate it for close...
    sociableTim sociableTim 31-35, M Aug 21

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