I Am Shy At First

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    Not A Word

    I know it may seem a little weird that I would be writing about being shy cause I am not all the time just one I first met people are get to know them. It's like that outgoing girl I once was kind of hides in her shell and is scared to come out until its all good, but the good...
    Elizabeth1993 Elizabeth1993
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2012

    Shy Shy Shy

    when i meet new people i am very shy, i can't make conversation and i'm awkward, and thats how i've always been for as long as i can remember. if people are talking in a group then unless i know the majority of them really well then i can't speak up, and if i try i say something...
    sosososo sosososo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2009

    I Am Quite Quiet Until I Get T...

    I am quite quiet until I get to know someone, I let them do the talking.
    minnie1 minnie1
    Feb 23, 2008

    Once I get to know someone I will never shut up,

    but at first I tend to be quiet. I don't want to be hurt and it takes a lot to get past my walls.
    Edanamarie Edanamarie
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 14, 2014

    It's Unfortunate

    I wish I wasn't.  I have always been a little shy around new people, I have to know them a while to really be able to open up.  If you would ask my husband or close friends about it, they would probably say I am not shy at all, but that is because I have known...
    J21883 J21883
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2009

    I'M A Little Shy At First

    I'm not a very outgoing person... Until you get to know me. But not many people know me for who I really am, I know what you thinking I'm a depressed person that want to end his life, but I'm not. I love life I love, to make people happy! I'm one of those people that make you...
    duheforever duheforever
    26-30, M
    Sep 27, 2013

    When We First Meet

    When we first meetI may appear shy and snobbish,but I am this way for a very good reason.I'm protecting myselfFrom what I don't knowBut after a whilethe proactive shell is gone
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2011

    When I first meet people,

    I hardly ever talk. When I get to know them I won't shut up. If I'm best friends I'll be dancing on tables in the library to 'ugly heart'
    Amity77 Amity77
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    I am pretty shy when I first meet people.

    It takes me a while to warm up to people but when I do I am a lot less shy
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2015

    I don't understand why I am

    so shy, I'm a senior manager and find it really easy to talk to people of the opposite sex if it is work related, but as soon as I want to ask someone for a coffee then that's it... Then it back to when I was 12. I'm told that I'm confident and extrovert for work related stuff...
    Emotions13 Emotions13
    41-45, M
    Mar 12, 2014

    But then if I get comfortable enough,

    I become a weird crazy psycho
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Mar 28, 2016

    I Felt Extreme Guilt Over Being Shy

    I felt like there was something wrong with me as a child I was so shy... I don't like people who make out that shyness is a sin or that extrovert is the only right personality ... as a child I used to fight my shyness and sometimes I was more bold or out there to cover up my...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2011

    I'M Not Tooo Shy...At Least Not On The Internet

    People sometimes think I come of as a anti-social ***** because I normally sit back and wait for someone to approach me. That is definitely not the case. I dislike approaching people first, but love to meet new people who seem like they are cool. Possibly the only benefit of...
    Wishfuldreams Wishfuldreams
    22-25, F
    May 5, 2013

    I can't help it, especially

    when it comes to girls!
    TrapMusicCreator TrapMusicCreator
    13-15, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    Very Shy At First

     I am a 21year old girl. when i come to a new place i will hardly talk with people and  looks very dull.. Like the new job i found now. i don't know how to communicate with my collagues and i can't even look into their eyes not talk of my boss. when asked something i...
    liznne liznne
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 12, 2010
    heathersayshi heathersayshi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    I hate being shy at first coz thats the first

    impression of the people you are talking to. I really hate it, thats one reason why the guy i like so much doesnt want to talk to me, because i dont speak much and i am quite , i am SHY!!! I promise i wont be shy again.. :(
    fridaylove fridaylove
    26-30, F
    Mar 4, 2015

    Nothing is heard in my corner.

    Sometimes people don't even realize I'm there. But if approached I have much to say. If welcomed there is no force on earth that can shut me up.
    lostfollower lostfollower
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2014

    Until I Get to Know You

    I am shy at first - until I know you. Then I warm up.
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2008

    I am very shy at first depending on the person

    and the situation. Sometimes I may open up fast and sometimes it may take awhile. I'm a nice fun person once u get to know me just sometimes "you gotta take it one step at a time"😄
    BlueMoonx BlueMoonx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2014

    Takes Some Time

    Whenever I meet new people, online or offline, it takes some time for me to "sniff" them and see if they are harmless or not. That might sometimes make me seem like an icy-cold person, but I really can't let my shields down before I know that person better. "...
    Fennella Fennella
    31-35, F
    15 Responses May 4, 2008

    Dont Judge a Book...

    My biggest problem is people that instantly take me for a snob when really I'm just shy. Sure I could just go up to them and talk to them and I know they'd realize I'm not stuck up AT ALL but why should I? People are too quick to judge eachother . Just because I'm not running up...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 2, 2009

    But If I Feel Comfortable With...

    but if I feel comfortable with someone, I come out of my self, If I talk to someone who is really good looking, then I become very shy.
    rosygal rosygal
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2008

    Most of the time I literally don't talk to

    someone that i almost never talk with, unless they talk to me first :P
    eph01 eph01
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    I Am Really Shy Person

    Well , I am really shy around new people . . but not shy at all around my friends and family !!!!
    Rodwali Rodwali
    31-35, F
    Jan 13, 2012

    i'm always so awkward

    when i first meet people and then once i get comfortable, i'm super outgoing :)
    livelaughlovegs livelaughlovegs
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2014

    But when I open up I am

    as intricate as a blooming flower.
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill
    36-40, M
    Mar 13, 2014

    hi, i guess i just want to see

    if anyone else is like me, im actually im not shy at first but most times, it take me long time to warm and trust people, im mostly quiet, i mostly wait for other people to ask me something to talk and i mostly dont know what to ask or say to people, its hard sometimes because i...
    mariere16 mariere16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    People Always Think I'm Mean..

    when they first meet me because I'm too shy to speak first. I don't want to be awkward so I always wait for the other person to speak first. I usually smile and nod at someone instead of speaking. I don't know why I'm so shy...
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    Dec 22, 2012

    When you get to know me,

    you'll regret it cause I'm bat **** crazy. :p
    missylawl missylawl
    18-21, F
    Jul 24, 2014

    Well Its Surprising

    the very first i meet someone they picture me as a total shy indian girl.well m a bit shy but the another half of me is bindass(free).so the next time once i become regular with them they find me so naughty and cheerful and jokey tat they think i have changed. lol. its their...
    godangelgod godangelgod
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 17, 2012

    I'm usually quiet and take the role

    as an observer before actually interacting if I'm feel comfortable.
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2014

    I can't hold a conversation with anyone I'm not

    used to talking to. But then my friends can't get me to stop talking
    Bubba48260 Bubba48260
    16-17, F
    Jul 31, 2015

    Once you get to know me,

    I tend to act a little goofy and vivacious. I'm pretty shy when meeting people however, but if we have things in common to talk about, then I'll open up rather quickly!
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589
    18-21, M
    Jul 6, 2014

    My Shell

    I`ve always had this feeling of being inferior with people I don`t know very well. I feel dumb, clumsy and unworthy. There are a few people that I feel compfortable with and close to, people that allow me to be myself. But it takes too long to break through my shell, by which...
    fullfigureozchick fullfigureozchick
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2009

    I've been on here over a year (had an old

    account) and only recently have I been able to share Exp with people and really express myself. It takes a while for me to be comfortable with a new environment.
    brokenkailyn brokenkailyn
    18-21, F
    Dec 14, 2013
    deleted deleted
    Sep 1, 2014

    I am extremely shy when I first meet people

    but once I get to know you..you better watch out because I'm crazy :p lol just kidding, I'm just more open to talk to you about stuff
    xobeijinhoxo xobeijinhoxo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2013

    I'm More Shy In Real Life..

    I'm more shy in real life than i am on the computer..but i can say that i'm less she than i was when i was younger. but i still dont like being in big groups of people.. be it in real lfe or in a chat room... i just sit there and read what other people say.. and if i aggree i...
    MorbidxMalice MorbidxMalice
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2008


    "I am. I am shy. Believe me." This were the words of desperate help. When my best friend would drag me to meet with a blind date (again) in Hs.
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2011

    It's time I start to describe myself to ep.

    I am an average guy who happens to have a weird personality. I am kinda shy at first, yes this is true. I guess when I'm out of my comfort zone, or when I'm in a new environment I get kinda shy. This probably happens because I am nervous and not used to new people. I know this...
    rbacchus rbacchus
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2014


    When we first meet, I'll be quiet. Nothing like on the phone. I will be soaking you in. Thinking of all the things that we shared a laugh over and things we really connected with. I will not be cold or distant. I will be quiet and observant. I will feel you out just as you are me...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 8, 2009

    I get accused of being stuck up,

    or even boring, because I'm so shy and never really say much around people I don't know. I just smile, nod, and stay polite, until I get to know them. I feel awkward sometimes in social situations and never really talk unless spoken to. I'm not one to really start a...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2015

    Dont Like Too Talk

    thanks too someone I know I neverlike to talk on the phone but after the 2nd time she Call me I was ok n I never call no before but after the first we talk I cant wait too Call more nmore we talk I was soo glad haveing someone too talk too even there Live away I was ok with her...
    shyspidergirl shyspidergirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2012
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