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I Am Shy But Confident In Who I Am

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    I'm shy but I need to make friends and I really don't know how. I feel like I'm just scaring them away or something. I'm actually pretty funny I think, or I can be but I really...
    AriHenderson AriHenderson 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    People have to approach me first or I will never talk to them. I don't care if I'm dying to talk to that person, I won't talk to them first. Also, it takes me a hella long time to...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Today I saw the most BEAUTIFUL girl. I'm a decent looking guy and I'm friendly but how in the heck do I walk up to someone like that!? who seems just perfect? Hate that feeling...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I want to know what you think about me! Ask me questions! Don't be scared.
    gingybread123Ash gingybread123Ash 18-21 16 hrs ago

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    From a young age i moved to a country where they didn't speak my first language. Struggled a lot, became super shy but over came it, can speak the language and somewhat fit in but...
    Qcf257 Qcf257 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    I woke up this morning, in my sister’s house where I am living now, thinking, “is this really my new reality?” Just a few weeks ago, I was living in a wonderful home with...
    sunlover7866 sunlover7866 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    Being shy sucks. I just need to put that out there. IT SUCKS. Nobody is ever like, oh yeah that quiet girl in the corner, she's so cool! I wanna party with her! Nope. That **** don...
    popcorngoo popcorngoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I don't think I've ever been shy, but I was voted most shy in high school! LOL that did make me laugh. I am quiet. I am listening, looking, assessing. I am soaking up your vibes...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 11

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    I am shy but my closest friends call me extroverted
    TomasSC TomasSC 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    At the end of the day, I think this is why I'm still a virgin. Well, that and I'm shy. But anyway...I think this is the dominant reason.
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 27

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    I would never be anyoe else, but apparently who i am is a guy people enjoy f*cking chance they get. Someone who people enjoy making up rumors about, bullshi**ing to and behind my...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    January 28th 1989, but also who is a mid-July Leo from 1992? Just testing an astrology theory.
    Yggdrasilian Yggdrasilian 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I have worked in this café for 2 years. I laid an eye on him on first sight. He is quiet, friendly looking and mysterious. He came to the coffee shop everyday for a coffee, but no...
    seraphurn seraphurn 22-25 9 hrs ago

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    When someone messes with me you better leave me alone or something bad will happen. I get shy when it comes to making new friends but im also confident about myself. I tend to get...
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F Oct 7

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    I dunno if I'm shy or just antisocial wait no, I think I'm both...
    red123223 red123223 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am not the same person at home and outside. When I'm home I can be crazy, stupid, childish, confident, very outgoing but whenever I go out I' m completely out of control, really...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    Why is it so hard? When I'm alone or around someone I know too well, I'm okay with myself and don't mind anything. But the moment I'm surrounded by others or have to interact with...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    It helped me to become good at something, I played in my first adult soccer team at 15 and I was completely overawed, but by the time I was 21 I was a very good player and was made...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I am painfully shy! I am confident on the computer because this is not face to face and you are meeting me on my battlefield of life. I have "problems" psychological and I am...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I'm like super confident on the internet but in real life I'm so damn shy it's so stupid
    mich1998 mich1998 13-15, F Sep 27

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    Seeing Spots. The weather turned from sunshine to cold an hour before the parade was to commence. The wee village has two parades. The Memorial Day Parade and The High-School...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've seen a lot of people who crave, need or are desperate for affection or to be accepted . People tend to care about what other people think of them more than their personal...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    As I said in another post: EP Link I was raised with what I think was a good (but far from singular or unique) model of the Strong Confident Woman, and was ultimately...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    And I've been getting more socially awkward every passing day at school. I thought I was finally self confident enough to at least handle social situations with less angst, but I'm...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I met this guy on tinder and we decided to meet tomorrow but i'm afraid he'll run away if he sees me. I have been having a breakout recently. I'm not confident. I cancelled our...
    Sepanx Sepanx 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I come across as quite a bubbly kind of guy, and I am. But for the most part its because there is an entire internet separating us. I am confident here because A) you cant see me...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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    What is confidence? I think I have plenty, until I see what it means to exude confidence. It is portrayed in every step… even if it leads others down the wrong path. It is...
    NewShoes12 NewShoes12 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I was raised among strong, confident women. My mother's best "go to" friends when my dad was away (summer firefighting for weeks at a time) were the "ranch widows" living in our...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    introvert [( in-truh-vurt)] a person whose motives and actions are directed inward; tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings; minimize their contact with other...
    freakmagnet freakmagnet 36-40, F Oct 11

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    It shocks everyone who knows me, except those who knew me before age 10. I was terrified of everyone outside my family and every place (including church and school) outside my home...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    Confidence can get you through a lot in life. I think that's why I'm having so much trouble as I change and get older. I am not confident. When it comes to being professional I can...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I used to be so carefree and did not care about how I looked , who likes me who don't . But now...I am still the same person yes but at the same time not . I try so hard not be in...
    LisaReeds LisaReeds 13-15 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I've spent my high school years like a pessimist, not caring about my grades, people, and just plain anything. I always have problems when meeting new people. Even if someone...
    ProfessorBrad ProfessorBrad 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I just find a confident man very attractive. And by confident i do not mean arrogant, but secure in himself.
    StockholmblondiE StockholmblondiE 22-25, F Oct 13

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    I'm shy about my body. I am smaller than the other boys in my class. They look like men compared to me, tall and muscular with some hair on their faces. I blush at the sight of...
    2tfx 2tfx 13-15, M Oct 9

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    I hate being shy, I'm so shy and I'm so awkward. People try to talk to me but because of my shyness I just come off as a *****. I can't make conversation idk what to say I don't...
    ustt ustt 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am a very shy person. I've always been this way since I can remember. Especially around strangers. Out of my siblings I'm the only shy one in the lot. Being shy isn't a fun...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    This made me smile. I didn't lose my virginity until I was...22? But I probably had the opportunity several times from the age of 16. Parties I'd gone to and been hit on by older...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    I really hate being shy and it's annoying. I really can't stand my ground that much and Im shy in front of the classroom giving a speech or something like that. I wish I wasn't...
    KiaraTheLioness KiaraTheLioness 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I am having problems talking to people, i just cant seem to do it. I have always been shy and found it hard to be around people. I stayed away from social interaction for many...
    PeaceAndCalm PeaceAndCalm 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    Need some help overhere Im 21 years and im so shy in public ,and it is visible, and i cant even hide it or do anything about it (red face -shaking voice -trembling hands whenever...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I am very very shy! I don't really like my voice so just the thought of someone being able to hear me scares me. When I was in school and talking to my friends if someone turned to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I have never been confident. My entire life I have always second guessed myself, my choices, my actions. I don't know why, it's just the way that I've always been. I envy those...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Oct 11

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    i feel shy....when a girl who is a stranger...seat besides me in the bus...oh i can't say something that i need...why??? #Bangladesh
    RusselBiswas RusselBiswas 18-21, M Oct 15

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    Do you think that boys and men are afraid of strong and confident girls women and if so why and what can be done about that?
    cucksome cucksome 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I admire my sister: she's strong as well as confident. At least I'm strong though. She's a great older sister and I always looked up to her when we were growing up. She did some...
    SlowWhispa SlowWhispa 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The woman I started seeing actually caught my eye with her confidence and exotic beauty. Whatever that means. It's funny though, she's definitely confident, until it comes to...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago