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I Am Shy

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    Painfully...

    I always have been and I always will be...takes me a long while to loosen up around people, especially around people I admire and have respect for ! Sometimes I get so nervous before talking to someone that I have to rehearse ! Even here on EP, where pretty much anything goes I...
    phillyphan78 phillyphan78 31-35, F 46 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    I'm really shy at a lot of things.

    ..I can sing but I can sing in front of more than 4 people I can dance but I shake and get really nervous and I can't meet new people but if I do Im really quite and can't get a word out
    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Boys Are The Problem!!!!!

    I've had this very strange problem of shying when it comes to communicating with men. I frequently shy away from interacting with boys even if it is needed. i dont know why but i get nervous. And sometimes even if i try to interact with them , i get confused. i become...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 8 Responses May 21, 2010

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    Im shy, but i try to act like im not.

    everyone knows that i am and its just all sort of weird. I get really nervous when I have to talk to someone im not comfortable with for over 2 minutes. palm sweat kinda thing. I look away and avoid eye contact, and I guess that can be awkward for the other person too. Haha...
    martiangrrl martiangrrl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Lil Shy Girl

    I am one of the shyest girl ever. Unless you are one of my closest friends, I am the type of girl to be standing in the ground. Looking at the ground curling my hair around my finger. I am not the type of girl who can write and write in a story. So sorry if my stories are short...
    AnisaRose AnisaRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    message me cause I need some advice

    or something cause I want to ask but I'm shy please help me out 😋😋
    AdrianTooNice AdrianTooNice 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I find it really hard to talk to someone in

    person, but when I talk to someone online I feel like I've just made a new friend!
    BeChiBaChan BeChiBaChan 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    That socially awkward introverted geek standing

    by themselves in a party, fiddling with an iPhone...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I'm extremely shy, and apparently shyness isn't

    good if you're someone in my area. I have always been shy for as long as I can remember. I am a friendly person who takes a while to warm to new people so in the meantime I'm usually trying to get to know the person. My shynesss often keeps me from talking to people. I like...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 4 Responses May 25

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    Can I sing? Yes. Can I dance?

    Yes. Will anyone ever know that? No. I was shy since my early childhood, and my shyness has only increased since. Engaging in a conversation isn't easy, and when it comes to speaking in front of people ...I would rather die.
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I don't like to talk to strangers,

    especially girls and women. I feel like they are constantly judging me and will talk behind my back, so I never speak in public places. I have very low self-confidence, I never go to parties and I never go to a hair salon because I feel intimidated by beautiful confident people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Justenjoylife Justenjoylife 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    its a pain in the *** to be shy.

    you dont get to meet people and do stuff everyone is doing on a daily basis. you are alone and concious of it but dont dare to do something against it. Even though i know its a fact that im shy and a little bit sick of it, i constantly hear im social, funny and a down to earth...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M Jul 19

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    I Am a Shy person In Real Life

    Yeah i am very very shy in real life. i have joined many groups on here as i am frustrated as i am suppressing my feelings and emotions and feel sad to be truthful. i have close friends who i trust which is good as i am not an extrovert at all. i like being amongst people that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    So my sister decided to get one

    if her friends to help me with the babies my sisters and I dont know what to do like all this things right now going through my mind the friend brings over a boy her baby her kid helping me with my nieces and I when theres new people over in our house I go in my room I dont know...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Why Am I So Shy

    Hi, I am new here. I was always a shy child. My mother was extremely shy. This makes it difficult to connect with people. So this is where I think the social anxiety comes from. I always felt alone. Probably because I have a very small family. I was not emotionally connected to...
    Cassandra Cassandra 51-55, F 22 Responses Apr 10, 2007

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    Almost Too Shy to Do This

    I'm so shy that even writing on here anonymously is a little scary for me. I hate when people tell me "You don't need to be shy" or "Stop being shy" because if I could turn it off like a lightswitch, i would have done so ages ago. This is the first story i've...
    aprilrain47 aprilrain47 21-25, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    I need a large sun hat.

    As long as I can't see anyone, I'm calm. An overcoat or two. Maybe I'm hiding my scars?
    thelookinglass thelookinglass 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I'm shy and I hate it!

    Usually I'm okay with it but today... I was woken up (after 5 hours of sleep) by my phone. I had applied for a job and they were calling me back. At first he said he couldn't hear me well, so I held my phone closer to my mouth. Later on the same thing happened. And he said "I...
    siiuuhh siiuuhh 22-25 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I have always been a quiet girl.

    People would always ask me why I was so quiet. I didn't even know myself so I would just either shrug, or say I don't know. In recent months I have just accepted that I was a quiet person so I would instead tell them when they ask that I am just a quiet person, I'd rather listen...
    Nisha303 Nisha303 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I Hate Being Shy...

    I work at a fast food place, so it is out of my comfort zone... My coworkers were laughing at me because I couldn't get myself to yell for one of the managers... I feel awful about it, I wish they would understand that I just can't get myself to yell in front of other people...
    sailingtonowhere sailingtonowhere 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    i hate being shy. I wish i was outgoing

    and loud. I even get shy when talking to new people. I panic. Although i have much improved, there is still a long way to go.
    AbdulRaheem123 AbdulRaheem123 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    It'S Getting Worse

    I've been shy since childhood. It's weird... I have a strong personality and I can be extremely friendly... But I get awfully nervous when I meet new people or when I'm in crowded places. I really hate when I have to attend to big meetings or when I need to take my kids to a...
    anonimacy anonimacy 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    Many people think I'm really confident

    but I'm actually really shy. Especially with guys I like or I think are cute. I act confident but I'm really freaking out inside and wanna hide.
    beautifulc0nfessions beautifulc0nfessions 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 1

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    Had a sudden burst of confidence

    and messaged someone first... They read it and never replied haha okay yep never trying that again bye 👋😔
    deathbear deathbear 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    my whole life i've been really shy.

    i can talk to you over the internet but in person its really hard. i get nervous and ****.
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hi I'm Matt, 28 from london.

    I don't know where to start but for the last couple of years my shyness and social anxiety has really affected me, I usually think about it every 5 mins even when sitting at home. It's got really bad recently, last week I had to go and see my boss in his office to get paid, the...
    jomato28 jomato28 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I am shy at first but I do d stupidest random

    things when I get comfortable with sumone;) Who all are like me here?
    happinesslieswithin happinesslieswithin 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    I'm a really shy girl.

    I can not talk normally to people. I speak oddly, I reddened and I look at the floor when someone speaks to me. if I fall in love with a guy, I can not tell him. I stay in my corner and I imagine scenarios. Also, if I have an oral presentation, I panic. I start crying and it's...
    Tromal Tromal 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I never want to start a conversation I always

    feel like I'm an Inconvincing them.
    Traviesaal Traviesaal 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    Why Are You So Quiet?

    I've had that type of question directed at me more times than i can count. Along with sarcastic remarks like "Shut up man", among others. I don't understand how people with good social skills don't get the fact that it bothers me when they say stuff like that. Especially my...
    JP1990 JP1990 22-25 5 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    So many people I know kept telling me to break

    out of it already... Well it's not that simple. Wish they can just understand. If not, I would like for them to just back off and give me more time to overcome it. I don't need impatient people in my life.. 😔
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Rock The Shy!

    I enjoyed reading a lot of these experiences but I realized that being shy or introverted is seen as a weakness in society. But is it really? Being outgoing and extroverted is great but it shouldn't be seen as superior to someone who has the opposite characteristics. Yes, I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    Frankly, I am sort of shy

    when first approach anyone. I will force myself to be a extrovert, many of my friends will ask me if I have makeup on my cheeks (because I blush so often..) I dislike my soft voice, although some say it is a boon to have tremulously sweet voice, I think it as a bane of my...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F Aug 20

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    So this weekend im going on a mission trip to

    an orphanage and one of the leaders asked me to pray about giving my testimony about how God helped in my life by being in a wheelchair i just kept thinking. Sure pick the girl who is shy and doesn't like to speak to crowds of people and even my mom was telling people to pray...
    desitor desitor 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Another thing I want to share is the fact

    that I'm shy around new people. My mind goes blank whenever I meet someone new.What I don't like is when people ask me why I'm shy in comparison to my size as if you need to be a certain size to be that way. It's mostly since I'm taller than most people I know and because I'm...
    MimicMkX MimicMkX 13-15, M Jul 30

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    I Am... A Little Tok Much Sometimes.

    I Guess It Helps Me Determine Who's Worth Being A Friend Though. Because The People Who Would Actually Spend The Time To Get Through It Are Definitely Good Friends (>^,.,^<)
    ThatOneGothKidxD ThatOneGothKidxD 13-15, M Aug 5

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    I am shy but once you start talking to me then

    I become less shy and more fun
    D3fau1THack3R D3fau1THack3R 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Okay look, I feel the need to say this cuz some

    odd string of fate is compelling me to. Or maybe it's my compassion for humanitytyty... And, I forgot ^w^ Brain: HOW are we supposed to trust such a flaky, twitchy ignorant child who can't even remember her name is really Bob? Me: owO My name's MagzChan >w< Brain: I don't...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 1 Response Aug 17

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    I'm a really shy guy,

    especially when it comes to women. Whenever I try to talk and have a conversation with someone, I start to freeze and get nervous. Then I start to get hot and I begin to sweat and my heart begins to race. Depending on how severe it is, I sometimes may begin to stutter as well...
    SgtRecker06 SgtRecker06 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is it possible to be shy

    but outgoing at the same time? Like I "put a face on" to hide my shyness and I think people can tell it's forced.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 1

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    Meltdown three days ago; didn't leave my room

    except for meals, and spent the rest of the time unsuccessfully trying to cry it out
    MichaelBayArea MichaelBayArea 22-25, M Jul 27

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    I talk a lot except when I'm not around people

    I know , I get very shy even though I very outgoing and adventurous
    Haayyyythere Haayyyythere 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Sense And Sensibility

    “I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness ... Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    I have probably never started a conversation

    with someone else... Never. When I say that I mean with people I am not close to, outside of friends and family I course. I am cool though and nice and fun to hang out with. I am so easy to get along with it's unreal, and I love making people happy no matter how insignificant...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really hate being shy.

    Whenever I have to speak in front of the class my cheeks almost instantly get red. The teachers try to get you to talk more. The teacher would always smile or chose me on purpose in class to do something on the board. Whenever I talk to someone I barely have met I feel like they...
    ilovemrfitz ilovemrfitz 13-15, F Jul 18

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    Believe it or not. It's not an oxymoron to be

    both kinky and shy. Bashful is the term I'd choose. It just comes from being hyper-aware of oneself and one's surroundings. Once a certain comfort level is reached, you'll discover a whole new me...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    I used to be really bold

    until I entered middle school. Now I just prefer to stay in my shell, it's safe in here.
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I can't talk to strangers.

    I just can't. I start stuttering and speaking really softly to the point that every sentence I say, they ask "What?" It gets really embarrassing... I also hate using the phone or any type of video chat. I'd rather text that person than have to deal with the awkward silences...
    Redhy11 Redhy11 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 28

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    I may seem crazy on here

    but in real life I can be like a mute sometimes ._.
    NinjaKitteh1999 NinjaKitteh1999 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    I won't ever talk first to someone.

    That's just how I am ...
    oxxxmv oxxxmv 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I am so shy and my boyfriend tells me to be

    more social but he doesn't understand that other people aren't as social as he is.
    jojojojo207 jojojojo207 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Okay so I do know this one

    but im not sure what to do though its my sister friend that I know I thought it was someone totally different ill flip out and stay in my room like I am now im just shy we dont talk like that my sister does its my sisters friend she supposed to help me but I let them do it cause...
    Xxchristinx18 Xxchristinx18 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    and I hate it! sometimes I cant find a subject

    to talk about.. I can not develop deep friendships.. when I have alcohol talking is easier, actually everything is easier.. I want to be relax without taking alcohol but its not easy to change
    acinu acinu 26-30, F 5 Responses