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I Am Shy Around New People

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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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    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 3 Responses 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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    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 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    i get to where i cant talk.and become very withdrawn.it really is like a small kid with there parents in a strange place .it is silly,but that`s how i am.,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 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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have social anxiety so meeting new people is really difficult for me. I think its funny how much I love meeting new people considering I'm so shy. I'm always really awkward when...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F Mar 21

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    Well I want to meet some new people here around my age 16-18, feel free to message me :)
    tankfan96 tankfan96 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Why is it so hard to meet new people that you have things in common with? A lot of my friends don't share the same interests, so I end up missing out on going to shows, exhibitions...
    jenjo555 jenjo555 31-35 Apr 5

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    30 year old from Australia here. I love meeting new people and making new friends.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had a media workshop in the city today for school and I met a really great girl while I was there! She was so friendly and we seemed to have quite a lot in common :) we have...
    baberlay baberlay 18-21, M Mar 20

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    hi my name is makailey I am 13 and I just want to meet new people and talk with some one
    misprisy101 misprisy101 13-15, F Mar 23

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    It's really hard to though haha. I'm not the most outgoing person nor the one that enjoys talking to new people face to face. Even in Personal Development we're learning about...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I want to meet new people. For those who want to meet me, please message me! <3
    bloodycrimson8 bloodycrimson8 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    How the hell are we supposed to meet new people if we can't even contact them or add them?
    Flemdog38 Flemdog38 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    This is the account holders brother, and I'm just testing this out, but I'm just here to get off my chest that when I move somewhere amazing with new people, I tend to hold back on...
    DemitriaGoddess3 DemitriaGoddess3 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm 14 and just looking for new people to listen and chat. I'm not the funniest person but still looking for some laughter.
    danceliv2 danceliv2 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm 23. I'd like to talk to and get to know people around my age. Message me. :)
    samm11 samm11 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Very. I am a very clean person, it's not like I walk around with filthy hair or have crusted dirt around my mouth. I do laundry once a week, I shower everyday, my clothes are...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 3

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    I do not have a whole lot of friends and I'm often bored when I'm not busy. It would be nice to make new friends, I need a new bff 😊
    lifechange69 lifechange69 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Kinda want to have some more new and interesting people to talk to. 😊
    Melanie15 Melanie15 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm hoping on this website I can make some new friends :) I have a boyfriend so I just want people I can talk too.
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I am not sure what to write about but i don't live an exciting life like i want to. I watch about 11 different kids a week and want some real people besieds two year olds to talk...
    TashaNicole TashaNicole 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    this is going to be weird, but i would like to talk to people who are ranging in ages from 21-40.... I like talking to older people idk why... I'll be 18 in a month so I don't...
    KaliG15 KaliG15 16-17, T 1 Response Mar 24

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    Hi Guys, I'm new here. Looking forward to be friend with you especially those who love MUSIC. <3
    verywelldonne verywelldonne 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm new here. I don't suck too bad, someone should totes give me a shot.
    rockosmodernstrife rockosmodernstrife 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I want to meet a New Zealand girl and just chill and hang out :)
    gamer07 gamer07 18-21, M