I Am Shy Around New People

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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

    I am shy around new people.

    ...BUT as soon as you get to know me I will be me :)
    PantyQueen95 PantyQueen95
    18-21, T
    Dec 27, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    jessjess0625 jessjess0625
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2008

    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

    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

    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??
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    18-21
    Aug 30, 2015
    OmgItsAGayBoy OmgItsAGayBoy
    13-15, M
    Jun 16, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 4, 2015

    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

    I am shy around new people.

    Always have been. Im better once I start to get comfortable with people
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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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