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I Am Shy Around New People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    OmgItsAGayBoy OmgItsAGayBoy 13-15, M Jun 16

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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 2 Responses Jan 4

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I wanna meet people and share their new daily experiences around the globe cmon guys let's make use of this app n talk :) Ask me anything shoot
    Maazizhere Maazizhere 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    just thought id tell you guys if you are looking for real friendship with people your age don't trust the people on this website as a lot of people them lie about their age here...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I'm 18 and just starting college. I'd love to meet new people around my age because I'm really nervous about the future right now. I need someone I can relate to. :)
    suddenliberty suddenliberty 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hey I'm a girl and I need new people to talk to I'm tired of talking to the same people so if anyone wants to talk hmu I'll answer
    butterflylover678 butterflylover678 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Trying to find some new friends and people to talk to.
    sneer95 sneer95 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Anyone around to chit chat?
    devilzflower devilzflower 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I would mind meeting some cool people in my age range if so drop a message??
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    It's awesome isn't it? Makes me smile to talk to new people
    hal84 hal84 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I am 28 years old and have a great boyfriend, I am wanting to meet new friends, anyone around 26-30 years old that wants to chat can msg me
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm 18 yrs old and I'm looking for someone to talk to about movies, books (especially trashy books), the music industry and pretty much anything. I'm looking for friends around my...
    crazyellie crazyellie 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am 12, almost 13 and a girl. I want friends around my age. Please message me boy or girl.
    sceabc sceabc 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really want to meet new people my age (20-something). i like books, videogames, series, movies and a lot of other stuff. But english isn't my first language, so please be...
    ABMarie ABMarie 22-25 3 days ago

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    It does not really matter as long as one is not a minor or too much a senior. I want a person who will understand me as I feel like no one will.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Just a little tired of people under under 40 with all their confusion, complaints and constant crud (yes, the word is 'crud'), as well as all those even younger who write off older...
    ClownNine ClownNine 56-60, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been to London, Paris, Rome, Athens, bath, brighten, and Rhodes
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I really wanna meet people who can relate to. If you're 13 and wanna chat hmu
    StillFlawless StillFlawless 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I've been EP for a few days now and I really like it. I've talked to some cool people. I've talked to people similar to me. If anyone wants to chat, I'm all ears : )
    Pulpnonfiction Pulpnonfiction 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    anyone in Louisiana wanna tlk .. friends only
    vixen91 vixen91 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want more friends who are 13-17...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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