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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...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Looking for new people to talk to. I'm 18, gay, open to talk about anything, and currently majoring in biology. Text me anytime, and don't be shy! (239)-443-8938
    Milesdavisrocks17 Milesdavisrocks17 18-21, M 5 days 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 hate being the one to start a convo but i loooooveeee meeting new people!!!
    Haydenck Haydenck 16-17 4 days ago

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    I want to know what you think about me! Ask me questions! Don't be scared.
    gingybread123Ash gingybread123Ash 18-21 6 days 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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    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 6 days ago

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    I'm always shy but I want this to overcome. I can be very approachable so for someone out there, feel free to be my friend and message me,thanks :)
    trishakaye trishakaye 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 1 Response Oct 22

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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 Oct 21

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    Not very many people really care about me...but those who do will deserve my love.. especially my family:) Although im not a very bright i still know enough to be happy and hold...
    DamienBiomorph DamienBiomorph 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I get thrown new insults and criticism everywhere I turn. But knowing who I am has made me strong. My strength comes from my independence and more importantly God. Theres not a day...
    jennn78 jennn78 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It started when I was just a 3 year old girl. I was so shy towards family and friends, I barely talked to anyone. I grew out of it eventually, I am still pretty shy towards adults...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    And to make it worse I'm a guy . And we all know how shy guys are viewed negatively
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Oct 22

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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 Oct 22

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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 22-25, 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 Oct 19

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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 Oct 22

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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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    Ever since I had depression (about 10 years ago) I have developed confidence issues that affect me in different ways during different times in my life. One thing I find is that...
    miloks miloks 26-30, F 3 days 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 just love to be in the company of a confident man. Confidence is like happiness because when a man has it, he owns it mentally and physically. His gestures, his speech, and his...
    PricelessLegacy PricelessLegacy 31-35, F 22 hrs ago

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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 Oct 18

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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 Oct 22

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    This experience has come about from a recent conversation I was having with someone on here. It started fairly late last night, so I didn't get a chance to respond. To his...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 Oct 17

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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 Oct 18