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I Am Shy Around New People

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 27, 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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'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

    Every since I was a little girl, I was super shy. If I met new people, I would be super quiet around them. But when I feel more comfortable around people and feel I can trust them...
    faithomfg faithomfg 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I am so shy but I always love to meet new people. I have always been shy. I don't even really message anyone on here just becuase I'm scared of what they will think.
    Tjw241 Tjw241 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    I love meeting new people but I'm kinda shy at first but after I get used to you ill be the weirdest person you've ever met lol😝😂
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F Jun 25

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    I'm a little shy, but I absolutely adore getting to know new people from all over the world and become friends with some. I really don't bite... Please talk to me ! Much love...
    KellyTaramaschi KellyTaramaschi 18-21, F Jul 4

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    Hey guys, looking for suggestions here. I'm looking to meet new people and wondering if you have any suggestions of how I could find people in my town willing to spend some time...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'd like to meet new people so I can get new friends or maybe a new love. I'd like to talk to lesbian girls who are dutch but anyone may respond. Feel free to talk to me I like...
    lucy707 lucy707 13-15, F Jun 25

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    I love meeting new people. It's amazing what you will learn by starting a conversation with a stranger. I'm that person that walks up to random people and hold conversations I am a...
    marcillia marcillia 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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    I don't know I want to meet new people and open up to people and see how people are doing in there lives :)
    Vickychajon Vickychajon 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Feel free to add me to your circle I love to meet new people to share my interests with especially healthy living stuff and new recipes! :)
    Christy922 Christy922 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Its really nice to be able to meet interesting new people on here who i can talk to and share my interests with :) I do not relate to a lot of the people who live in my area so its...
    Christy922 Christy922 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I'm pretty antisocial in general but I wouldn't mind having a few close friends. I've been looking at this website called Meetup.com. There are a few groups there that I'm...
    FreedomtoFly FreedomtoFly 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    People are interesting, they are full of stories and personality, I honestly like meeting new people and learning for their personal experiences. It's always nice if someone took...
    drbreezzy drbreezzy 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    I enjoy meeting new people! Id like to make some new friends on here!
    earththinker earththinker 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I have recently just got over my break up with my four month boyfriend and am finally ready to embrace the single life! After the break up I cut my hair and dyed it to make me a...
    kimilolakara kimilolakara 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think people are just the best most awesome thing ever, they're just so interesting and every single person has their own unique personality ,how can u not love meeting new...
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Im tired of talking and texting my freinds (don't get.me wrong i like my freinds) but id like to meet some new people. text me 2514216535 or follow me on instagram d.smit or...
    drock460 drock460 18-21, M Jun 26

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    It doesn't happen everyday, but when I am around positive people it's refreshing 😊 I feel like I need to push all that negativity that been in my life for years and just...
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17, F Jun 26

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    I am getting older and would like to travel and meet new people. I don't want to be confined to where I live. I'm in school and I work a lot. ..but I finish school in December...
    Trulyblessed2009 Trulyblessed2009 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 27

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    Always looking to meet new people, and make friends, anyone want to talk?
    TwisterTy TwisterTy 22-25, M Jun 28

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    I like talking and getting to know new people. Im very friendly and curious to all those who are on EP.
    FaithfullyFaithfully FaithfullyFaithfully 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    I really want to meet and get to know new people. :):)
    Eyesofthebeholder Eyesofthebeholder 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I would like to meet new people! Message me or anything, im pretty easy to talk to as well (:
    markyymark markyymark 22-25, M Jul 3

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    I really like to meet/talk to new people, expecially if they're from diffrent countries. So write me, I respond to anyone :)
    mrsfenty mrsfenty 16-17, F Jul 6

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    I always love to meet new people and hear about their life stories. Don't be afraid to message me. I garuntee I'll answer.
    vixonexperience666 vixonexperience666 16-17, F Jul 6

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    Id really like to meet new people not just on EP but in real life
    Unsettledteen Unsettledteen 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    Am 15 and love talking. Would love to talk to some new people. :)
    ScottieRose ScottieRose 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I always love meeting new people
    Skykilllers7 Skykilllers7 13-15, M Jul 14

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    Looking to meet new people, if you want to chat, just hit me up.
    TwisterTy TwisterTy 22-25, M a week ago

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    It's always great to know new people so feel free to message me please!? (:
    eflor1436 eflor1436 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I am shy so I probably won't reach out and message you first but please feel free to message me.
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F Jul 11

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    I'm shy and have a hard time messaging someone at first because normally they pretend to be my friend the whole time
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am very shy but like meeting nice people. Message me.
    heaven777 heaven777 13-15, F Jun 28

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