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I Am Shy

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    I was pretty shy/quiet when i was in school. Just wondering if any one else was shy or quiet.
    johnnythreee johnnythreee 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    The thing is, in my head I'm like "when I meet this person I'm gonna be all outgoing and nice and awesome" then I meet them and it's more like "hi how doing you name my today is...
    Wadboy Wadboy 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    i love to make new friends, but i really can't seem to this year. every time i try to be myself or put myself out there people think im weird. i hate my class this year. i only...
    addictedtoashx3 addictedtoashx3 16-17, F Feb 18

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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...
    aprilrain47 aprilrain47 21-25, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    I'm fine talking to girls and stuff, cuz I'm random and weird :3, but when I'm a girls boyfriend I'm the most shyest little **** in the world when around that girl... :'(
    PushMePullYou PushMePullYou 13-15, M Apr 5

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    I'm so sick of being so shy all the time. I just want to be normal and talk to people, but I get so scared and anxious. I thought that as I grew older I would get less shy, but...
    hugbees hugbees 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I don't know why but when I started school it was so easy to talk to people and meet friends. Now when I talk to someone I always say the wrong thing. I think that is why I became...
    FantasyButterfly4 FantasyButterfly4 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    And that's one of the few things that I HATE about myself. I mean, what do I have to be nervous about? Nothing, right? Well, I still do anyway! :/
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Feb 16

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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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...
    phillyphan78 phillyphan78 31-35, F 47 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    There Is Hope... - Three years ago, I was asked to be the best man at my brother's wedding. While an honor, it also made me uneasy. Apart from standing up in church next to the...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses May 7, 2011

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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...
    AnisaRose AnisaRose 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 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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    This is not a bad thing. Sometimes people see it as a negative, but it means that I can value you, without drowning you out with so much me-ness that you can't breathe, and it...
    Brangwen Brangwen 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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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...
    Tromal Tromal 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    I Am Very Shy - I am really shy...It takes me a while to open up to people..but when i open up im really cool to be around..and very funny. The only people im very open around are...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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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...
    acinu acinu 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    I've always been quite a shy person but over the past few years it's got a lot worse. I hate having to interact with anyone who I haven't had a lot of regular contact with...
    TiredOfNotTalking TiredOfNotTalking 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I hate that I'm so shy I feel like I miss out on a lot of stuff
    luvelylyn luvelylyn 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I hate that I am so boring no one likes me cause I never talk . Talking to me is like talking to a brick wall I wish I wasn't so ******* shy
    nadirah96 nadirah96 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I am blushing for EVERYTHING! Not EVERYTHING but almost. I always am judged. I never talks to people. I am 13 but i hope i get better someday...
    shubbiebunnie shubbiebunnie 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I'm writing this for me. I've always been shy. Since I was small. I was ways the crier at school. Too sensitive. I didn't like to go to the other children's parties or houses. I...
    leo1292 leo1292 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    How does one differentiate between shy and introverted? People say I am shy, but I don't necessarily agree. I think I'm more introverted. Anyone have opinions on the difference?
    TheEng85 TheEng85 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 8

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    So my school has a semi-formal dance tomorrow night and I asked this girl I like to go with me and she said yes, but she would meet me there because she and her friends had already...
    MedivalJolk MedivalJolk 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 7

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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...
    jomato28 jomato28 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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    even here wtf is wrong with me :3
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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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...
    JP1990 JP1990 22-25 5 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    I needed to vent I don't require sympathy: I feel empty. I think a lot of it has to do with my social situation. I have or feel like I have a hard time connecting with people and...
    VKdesire VKdesire 22-25, M Jan 17

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    I don't think I started out shy necessarily. My social anxiety seems to have been triggered at about 10 years old when a group of kids at a new school made fun of my accent. Ever...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I tend to have a hard time talking to anyone besides family and I get nervous when I text people. I do have a lot to say, but I'm always nervous about driving people away.
    shyguy38 shyguy38 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm always so shy in a crowd but one on one I open up like a spring flower
    chelseadulin chelseadulin 18-21, F Feb 16

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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...
    beautifulc0nfessions beautifulc0nfessions 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 1

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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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    Yes I am. But you know what though? Shy people end up being the coolest people when you talk to them. Give them a chance!!
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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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...
    Cassandra Cassandra 51-55, F 22 Responses Apr 10, 2007

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    Soo, I just realized the irony behind my name...Lonelystoryteller, no stories/experiences. Lol but I have a reason! It's because I'm kinda shy! So, I have issues with posting stuff...
    Lonelystoryteller Lonelystoryteller 18-21, M Mar 1

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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...
    anonimacy anonimacy 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    I'm really shy around new people or people that I think are too cool for me :x I speak in a voice that's hard to hear sometimes and sometimes I feel so awkward because of how shy I...
    Iamjustme22 Iamjustme22 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    At times it can take me a while to feel comfortable enough to be myself when it comes to new people and places. I guess that makes me slightly shy, doesn't it? It's not that I'm...
    ihavenoideawhatsoever ihavenoideawhatsoever 70+, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I am shy. I have always been shy for a big part of my life. However, once you get to know me, my weird , funny, cheesy , part of me comes out. I guess im just shy when i dont know...
    iamjorge iamjorge 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    More shy initially, not a very good ice breaker at all. I warm up though once the initial awkwardness and such is past.
    Solgrid Solgrid 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    I'm not to sure if I'm shy or just a guy with few words I've been called both.
    Harbinger96 Harbinger96 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 14

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    Please Understand - ‘It’s easy,’ you sayWell maybe for youYou don’t have a fast beatingDrum pounding in your chestYou don’t have an unstoppableShaking in your voice and...
    perfectworldwalkaway perfectworldwalkaway 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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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...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 7 Responses May 21, 2010

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    i find it difficult to talk to ladies lots of time.it gets especially worse when i talk to ladies whom i especially like.i liked a girl at school for 6 years but i couldn't bring...
    olayele olayele 18-21 4 Responses Mar 28

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    In person I am actually very reserved. I don't open up easily and tend to look for cues to figure out the other person.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I am shy... Therefore it's hard for me to make friends. People call me "the quiet girl" at school...
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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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...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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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...
    LaurenJFisher LaurenJFisher 22-25 3 Responses Jan 2

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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 6 Responses Jan 20

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