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I Am Shy Around New People

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    OmgItsAGayBoy OmgItsAGayBoy 13-15, M Jun 16

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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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    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 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 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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.
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah 16-17, F Jan 4

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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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    I am shy around new people.

    ...BUT as soon as you get to know me I will be me :)
    ZeldaGuardian95 ZeldaGuardian95 18-21, T Dec 27, 2014

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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 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

    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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    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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    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 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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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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'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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 think it would be awesome to meet someone who's around my age. I'm 21 and a great listener, I'm also super talkative so I think we'd have a blast. I'm currently on summer break...
    soulfulmuse soulfulmuse 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm new to this whole experience and hoping to meet some new people. My name is Sandy. I suffer from anxiety and depression. Every day is a struggle that I'm trying to get through...
    sandycheeks08 sandycheeks08 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    But they should be genuine. I like meeting new people. I can start conversation but I just don't lots of connections. I want quality people. But I rarely find them.
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    There is something about negative people that makes me highly upset. Negativity is spread by those who are not content within them selfs. ~M
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I actually love talking to old people. I just have this immediate trust with them, which is probably not good. I met this elderly woman at the eye glasses place, and we talked...
    yopper52 yopper52 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Today I shook hands with Sir Paul McCartney. Total gentleman, I felt quite honored to have the opportunity.
    endlessenvirons endlessenvirons 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have not meant one person my age who is like me. Everyone I keep getting to know is the same. It's sad, I have more things in common with an 35-45 women than I do with a women my...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M Jun 24

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    im the shyest person ever but new pepole most likley are wicked awsome! its hard but when i get to know them im happy unless they are asshokh
    LexiMarieTherien LexiMarieTherien 13-15, F Jun 24

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    Hey there everyone, I really like and enjoy meeting new people and making friends with others here on ep, and if anyone would like to chat or whatever feel free to message me or...
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M Jun 24

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    I'd like to meet someone who is around my age group and in same state as me. I'm 24, and I'm from Florida
    MussiPaw MussiPaw 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I wanna meet friends here my age range it would be fun
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    :) i want to meet new people who are in my age i'm 18 :)) if you guys anytime wanted to talk i'm here and i try my best to help you guys i will be happy to be your friend :)
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    Thank you, Mr G for introducing John Wilmot, Keats, Shelley, Byron, etc and meeting Kurosawa and Bergman in passing. If only we met at the faculty lounge, we would have finished...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I would love to make some new friends here. I've made friends but they don't always stick around. I am one of those people who is always willing to talk and will always be there...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    What are your turn off's and turn on's when meeting new dating potentials?
    asherjoh asherjoh 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Some days i hate people. Some days i love everyone. The great thing is every single person is so different. Although some people have boring personalities, there are some people...
    darkskies7 darkskies7 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Kinda bored, anyone wanna talk?
    AMB97 AMB97 18-21, F Jun 18

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    When i come to america next year i hope to meet some amazing people
    mustangkid2025 mustangkid2025 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    PM me if you feel like it lovelies xx
    ladieswannahavefun ladieswannahavefun 22-25, F Jun 18

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