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I Am Shy Around New People

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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 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 horrible, i feel

    so small and awkward
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 :)
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 20 hrs ago

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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 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 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

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    Related Experiences

    It's always been a pleasure meeting new people, knowing about them & becoming friends. It's been totally a great experience when you come across a stranger, start talking & then...
    ProjectXPune ProjectXPune 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 13

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    i love talking that's for sure,and i also love meeting New people the reason why i love meeting New people is because i can my experience with them.And get to know them And about...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Dec 17

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    I wanna meet new people who are my age 16 or 17 or 15 I'm 16 . I'm just looking for new people to talk to that I can Skype with and be hella cool with
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I am a new member to EP. I would like to make some new friends and meet new people. I am down to earth and easy to get along with. Hope to hear from you soon.
    lakoda07 lakoda07 66-70, M Dec 7

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    Anyone wanna chat? I want to get to know new people 😊
    rachlin50 rachlin50 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm bored and love to meet new people message me
    iveyj0425 iveyj0425 16-17, M Nov 29

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    Anyone here on instagram , I want to meet new people follow me jagoda__biersack
    BringMeTheHorizon14 BringMeTheHorizon14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'd love to meet some new people that wouldn't mind chatting about geeky things. It'd be great if you were in Washington so we could meet up too.
    Niltiac6 Niltiac6 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    Exactly.. I need new friends.:/
    xokatieasauros007 xokatieasauros007 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    So I took my profile picture off because I don't want people just to message me based on how I look I want someone to message me to have a real heart to heart conversation without...
    Alexis109 Alexis109 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    I've lost many of my best friends over time, almost always after they met a one night stand and he didn't like me, or the way my friends wanted to be around anyone else. Once that...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I think I need to get serious with my life. I find myself falling into a state where I tell myself "man, I wish I had a girlfriend", or "man, I wish I had a more cut body instead...
    Okami890 Okami890 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    looking to chat with females around my age. I miss female companionship, would like to find a friend first and then see what happens from there
    gentleman1988 gentleman1988 26-30, M Dec 15

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    Just walking anywhere and see a person, saying hello or saying something about the weather or an issue that's in the news. You never know what you can learn by listening to what...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M Dec 2

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    Somewhat new to NYC - 31 year old writer. It's tough to meet people in this city!
    Rcbwabash Rcbwabash 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm hoping to meet new and interesting people through this site! :)
    LifeThroughMyEyes27 LifeThroughMyEyes27 22-25, F Dec 11

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    I'd like to talk to someone new. To share stories, and gain trust with them. I feel like the people I'm with now aren't as fun.
    JoshKilbride JoshKilbride 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 14

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    I'm 20 years old from Ontario Canada. Just looking for some new peeps. Maybe a gf
    Derfthequantumpotato Derfthequantumpotato 18-21, M Dec 11

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    Always interested in meeting new friends. Im into pc gaming, hiking, taking care of pets, got an army of cats im raising and two dogs. Im 39, live in the south east, into anime...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    Looking to make new friends someone message me ?
    CESARR7 CESARR7 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    where can i go to find people who are able to influence my life the most..?
    ESMatricX ESMatricX 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 3

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    Anyone wanna talk? Would really like to get to no some people better
    SlaveToSociety SlaveToSociety 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I've been on ep for while now and I've to see that there are a lot of fake people I just want to meet someone who is honest and wants to talk..I know most girls on here think all...
    Lookingtotalk90 Lookingtotalk90 22-25, M Dec 5

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    I've been on ep for while now and I've to see that there are a lot of fake people I just want to meet someone who is honest and wants to talk..I know most girls on here think all...
    Lookingtotalk90 Lookingtotalk90 22-25, M Dec 5

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    I'm done with all the crap! I need more guy friends. All these are bringing to much drama into my life. I wish I was out in the real world I wouldn't have to deal with all this...
    GoodbyesandHellos GoodbyesandHellos 16-17, F Dec 11

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    where are the 16-17 people at? ^~^
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 13

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