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I Am Shy Around New People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 516 People

    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 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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Jan 4

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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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    I'm very shy. I love meeting new people. I'm rarely approached though. I am not one to reach out. I'm the type to speak when spoken too. Long story but kinda beat into me on...
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I genuinely want to meet new people and make new friends! Don't be afraid to say hi, and hey we might just have some things in common haha
    Quaillie Quaillie 18-21, F Feb 7

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    I have this one person I work with who is negative all the time! He will come in to work complaining about something or someone. It's as if everyone and everything around a him can...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Feb 8

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    I always enjoy meeting new people and making new friends. I'm from Australia
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Lol people say that they want to meet new people and then when you actually try to message them they show no interest. Wow.
    namedashley namedashley 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm all for meeting new people :)
    AMarinesGirl0401 AMarinesGirl0401 22-25, F Feb 5

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    Like everyone I usually talk to doesn't want to talk or won't answer so I'm trying to meet new people
    JoeyFire JoeyFire 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'm 16 and gay, I want to find some new people to talk too and be friends
    ottoweirich ottoweirich 16-17, M Feb 9

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    I seem to have a shortage of friends in my life suddenly. I love the ones I have, but I also miss meeting new people:)
    atiekay atiekay 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    So I love meeting new people :D If anyone would like to chat, I'd love to :D
    TurningTrixta TurningTrixta 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Hello new people !! !
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Feb 11

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    I wanna talk to new people just hit me up
    Jonathan9800 Jonathan9800 13-15, M Feb 11

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    I love talking with new people and im a good listener. I'll listen to your problems and give the best advice I can. I'm no expert though
    JDeeL266 JDeeL266 18-21, M Feb 22

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    always love chatting to new people
    mattr1994 mattr1994 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I love meeting new people and getting to know who they are and what life has offered to them. It almost feels as though i gain some of those experiences when i hear about them.
    BrockEP BrockEP 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I'm looking for new people to talk to about anything really message me if you are bored
    CESARR7 CESARR7 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Hey I wanna talk to new people and if you wanna talk to me hmu
    purpleisyummy76 purpleisyummy76 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I want to meet new people who are invmy age range 20 to 25..message me if u want ??
    saharmansy saharmansy 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Currently, I'm studying at university - and everyone says how its a great opportunity to get to know people. But at first I come across as really shy, no matter how confident I try...
    mariya03 mariya03 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    There's nothing in this world that makes me sweat more than being around a guy I find attractive. Whenever I'm interacting with even a mildly attractive guy, I find myself...
    theShySnob theShySnob 18-21, F Feb 5

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    Well...... Around everyone. I really need to talk more. My life as a introvert......I will live under a rock when the day comes that I have my first date.
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F Feb 20

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    positive personal expression Taken from https://suspendedm.wordpress.com/page/2/ "You can’t force people to change who they are. And there are certain instances where you...
    DarkLush DarkLush 26-30, F Feb 4

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    I love meeting people from around the world. it's fun.
    gautamgk gautamgk 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I am looking for people around the Kansas city area in between the ages 22-28 who would like to talk.
    synfullove31713 synfullove31713 22-25, F 1 day ago

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