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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 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 3 Responses Jan 4

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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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    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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    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 3 days ago

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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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    OmgItsAGayBoy OmgItsAGayBoy 13-15, M Jun 16

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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 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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    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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    I am shy around new people.

    ...BUT as soon as you get to know me I will be me :)
    FootMaster95 FootMaster95 18-21, T Dec 27, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    hey, I'm just trying something new. I'd love to meet and talk to some new people. (:
    samarajobaby samarajobaby 13-15, F 46 mins ago

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    Add me people looking forward to meeting you all
    clarky24 clarky24 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love meeting new people with a similar mind and vibe that's worth my time, it's always nice exploring inner personalities
    aj32792 aj32792 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    who lives around New Bedford Massachusetts
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    August 31st 2015 It's a grey, wet and autumnal feel to the last day of August. The bank holiday being restful though as a result. The break has given me time to think of the...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Hi there, I have hummed and hawed about joining this site as I had my reservations about sharing my life so openly as some people have. Hoping to try and make friends through...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Negative people suck the life out of the room and it spreads like wild fire. I used to work for a company that would fire you if your attitude sucked. You cannot do that anymore...
    gundyone91 gundyone91 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    hay evry on am new here my name is Tiffany am 13 and am a single child I life with my mum and dad my mum is a model and helps designed cloths and my dad is in the army I joined...
    cutetiffany cutetiffany 13-15, F 17 Responses 2 days ago

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    So alone, no friends, single. And I've no idea how to rectify this situation. Being an introvert is both a blessing and a curse.
    dannosaur dannosaur 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Namely from Omaha Nebraska, but anywhere else would do
    Ayunir Ayunir 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    why do people say they are interested in getting to know new people and then just dont even reply to people who say hi ... hmmmm
    Curious86cub Curious86cub 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a 15 year old girl and I actually like meeting new people. But it's hard without having to think that they're are fake or perverts. There aren't any new people that live in my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I like this app my only beef is that I'm mostly finding teens on her or somebody in there late teens.
    metsfan87 metsfan87 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It makes me wonder.. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an outsider. Almost all the girls and most of the guys everywhere I’ve been, have always hated me for some...
    Anon8615 Anon8615 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    i just met the hottest guy ever at 2:15 AM ??
    chapeleira chapeleira 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I would love to talk to someone around my age
    tacofun11 tacofun11 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    O.o uhm i'm not sure how to start this... I'm awkward... Message me xD and i will very quickly block all pervs. Yeah o.o
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I get a horrible feeling and I'm forced to isolate myself
    Baeforlifebae Baeforlifebae 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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