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I Am Shy Around New People

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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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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 Oct 11

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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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    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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    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 shy around people that know me. But I'm a fireball of personality when I meet new people because they don't know my background or where I come from. They have no clue that I'm...
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    I love to meet new people. I love meeting people from all over the place and making new friends
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really like to meet new people here (EP). And maybe make new friends.
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    Starting a new job Monday. So loads of new people to be met!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 7

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    I love to meet new people, make new friends from all over the world.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Nov 8

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    I used to find it hard to get to know new people. Life always seemed to get in the way of meeting people. Then jealous girl friends didn't want me going anywhere without them and...
    jdansn jdansn 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I love to meet new people and make new friends from all over the place
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I love meeting new people just getting to talk to them is a challenge I got into karate and today started talking to lots of different people in the class :D
    herealways2017 herealways2017 13-15, F Nov 5

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    Getting to meet new people expands my point of view and I get to understand other people better. I believe if anyone wants to message me they can.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really would like to talk to new people so messaging me would be greatly appreciated! lol Guys, girls.. It doesn't matter. Just enjoy getting to know people. I'm a straight male...
    thuggafu007 thuggafu007 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I love to meet and chat with new people, I've lived in several other countries and enjoy the differences between people, life would be dull if we were all the same
    knownasjojo knownasjojo 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love meeting new people!! Message me if you want to talk!(:
    Hornygirl118 Hornygirl118 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    Always good to meet new people on EP all over the world.
    boohya boohya 41-45, M Nov 6

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    I love meeting new people with the same experiences, anyone want to talk?
    aprilriosss aprilriosss 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    I enjoy meeting new people and friends. If you wanna chat let me know.. Have a nice day:)
    debbieeee2014 debbieeee2014 36-40, F Nov 10

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    I wanna meet new people text me 2512722881
    drock460 drock460 18-21, M Nov 16

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    I'm keen for new people, someone hit me up with a message
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    I love meeting and chatting with new people from all over the world and all walks of life. So feel free to send me a message anyone :) I spend a lot of time sitting and waiting in...
    tripedge tripedge 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I have always enjoyed meeting new people. I like making friendships that last for years
    bacon62 bacon62 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Anyone wanna chat? I want to get to know new people 😊
    rachlin50 rachlin50 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I hate being so shy. If I could I would already be inbox-ing so many people! If anyone wants to talk inbox me❀
    nomnom14 nomnom14 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    People should message me :L bored as shiz and got no friends yay me πŸ˜‚
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F Nov 4

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    it's not even that. I'm paranoid of messing up and screwing up any association with a guy, or giving a bad impression. It's almost a anxiety. So I never ever talk to guys. However...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Nov 10

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    Preferably girls around my age, not in a creepy sense but I just have an easier time talking to girls than I do guys sometimes. I will try not to be creepy, though sometimes my...
    redmoon383 redmoon383 16-17, M Nov 7

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    I'm a social butterfly I wanna meet other guys around my age ( 15-19 )
    RyRyOfAwesomness RyRyOfAwesomness 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Though I am classified as an introvert (and still show strong signs of it on days that I'm left alone for too long), I still like meeting people. I make a conscious effort every...
    Truthseeker18 Truthseeker18 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I just would very much like to talk to nice & friendly people. Seems like there aren't any human beings out there willing to have a conversation.. I hate it. Always willing to make...
    2grunge4u 2grunge4u 13-15, F Nov 16

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    If any one wants to message me:) I like making new friends, and I don't have many on here:)
    Score16 Score16 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    There's so much I want to learn, and I'd love to meet someone I could talk to about Psychology, or someone who could teach me bits of different languages, or maybe even philosophy...
    SuperWomanFly SuperWomanFly 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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