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

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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 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

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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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    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 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

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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    i get to where i cant talk.and become very withdrawn.it really is like a small kid with there parents in a strange place .it is silly,but that`s how i am.,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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 Aug 30, 2015

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    OmgItsAGayBoy OmgItsAGayBoy 13-15, M Jun 16, 2015

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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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    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 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 4, 2015

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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.

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

    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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    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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    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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    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'm new!! Very excited to meet some new people😊
    Arinalowell Arinalowell 18-21, F 44 mins ago

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    I have a difficult time making new friends, I tend to stay very guarded to myself when I’m around new people, even after meeting people on multiple occasions, I still find it...
    jims011 jims011 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Anybody here from Romania?
    Theo13 Theo13 22-25, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Too hungover to sleep!! :( haha Brutal! Drop me a message? :D I from Scotland :D I am also not a catfish or a perv lol Just need chat to tryband take my mind off this hangover...
    scottymcl88 scottymcl88 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    My circle of online and real life friends is getting stale. Unfortunately the only thing I seem to find here is pervs and people who think I'm their therapist.
    monsterchic monsterchic 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'd love to talk to someone new. I always enjoy getting to know someone new! New people = new vibes! I'm always open and always here if you need a helpful ear !
    Xirzin Xirzin 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I'm at work loading these trucks all night anyone want to talk hit me up open for any and all conversations
    KJ987 KJ987 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Hello everyone. My name is Lily and I'm interested in making new friends on here. Don't ask for pics or anything tho. But feel free to message me aha
    punkandpizza420 punkandpizza420 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm having some whiskey right now craving fun conversation with someone. Fun convo doesn't mean sexual.
    MadlynBeau MadlynBeau 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    just started moved to Bali, living alone here, get through the job, kinda hard and sucks. no love no family, new island, new cultures, new people, new freak and fake people, just...
    callixtine callixtine 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This seems to be something that i will never get over.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok so how do you ask someone if he/she likes talking to you in a really nice way? I wanna find out if that person is interested in talking to me Anyone?
    ilovemusicandsports ilovemusicandsports 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    What's your favorite type of person to MEET. ?
    CODECRACKER2014 CODECRACKER2014 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just booked to stay at a hostel in Brighton to meet new people
    cantpick cantpick 18-21, F a week ago

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    If you want somebody to talk to, Feel free to message me. I love meeting new people from many different walks of life. I will not discriminate. Feel free to message me.
    MichaelTheInspiration MichaelTheInspiration 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Hi are the any fun busty ladies reading this thread wanna chat? If so fancy messaging me back?
    teddyboylovesboobs teddyboylovesboobs 41-45, M Jan 30

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    Hey you ,I am Jake Jos.I am from the beautiful state of Kerala,India.I love meeting people and I guess you do love the same,right? I have a dream.That is to have a male and female...
    jakecarguy jakecarguy 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I can't help but feel alone. I'm kind of shy and I can't really seem to meet anyone. I guess I'm just looking for someone to talk to. I don't really know.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 30

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