I Am Shy

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    I've been watching a lot of videos in this

    subject matter. I find my shyness crippling. I wasn't born this way. I learned it. I am trying to get back to that freedom I had when I was younger. When I never even considered what others thought of me and just did what I liked. I could talk to anyone, do anything and was not...
    IntuPisces IntuPisces
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016
    ridlez ridlez
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Mar 5, 2016

    Shy people notice everything,

    but they don't get noticed.
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2015

    Except when I drink Tequila .

    .. Then I am NOT!! ;oP
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    Missing my bff who always asked me to wear a

    paper bag on my head and another bff who asked me to turn my back to the camera bc I am more confident to show it than my face... I need them whenever I have to go in front of a camera
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    Mar 11, 2016

    I'm half tempted to get some shirts made up

    that say "don't talk to me"
    BoyRandom BoyRandom
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    Shy people tend have great observational skills,

    making it easier to recognize the core of a problem then solving it.
    iamsal iamsal
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2016

    There are people I really want to talk to

    or things I want to do but I just can't because of how shy I am?.-. I thought ep would help me be less shy but I'm still shy on here? ugh:cc
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Apr 8, 2015

    “I wondered how many people there were in the

    world who suffered, and continued to suffer, because they could not break out from their own web of shyness and reserve, and in their blindness and folly built up a great distorted wall in front of them that hid the truth.” ~ Daphne du Maurier
    sciguy18 sciguy18
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    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
    26-30, F
    8 Responses May 21, 2010

    i hate when people are like,

    oh my gosh your face is red!! it only makes my face more red :/
    spulunky spulunky
    16-17, M
    Feb 23, 2016

    people think im stuck up

    but i really am just shyyyy
    Heyababe Heyababe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

    I hate when I tell people

    that I am, and they treat me as if they never heard that come out of my mouth. I am shy, I cannot do the things you ask of me if it involves any type of social interaction, I would either stay away from everyone, not talk, or if I feel under pressure by people I'd cry or have a...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s
    7 Responses Feb 25, 2015
    sunnyday33 sunnyday33
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2016
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    i hate being shy... i

    even have problems socializing over the internet. i try so hard to be social that sometimes it causes a panic attack. took me 30 min just to send this lol. its so frustrating!
    lexluthor420 lexluthor420
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    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
    21 Responses Apr 10, 2007

    I Am very, very shy in person very,

    very quite person for me in real life having trouble making new friends, because I'm not normal I'm a strange person also weird because lot of people like tease, and judge people who they are because our stories what we r experience real things no one believes in vampires, or...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 12, 2016

    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
    9 Responses Sep 1, 2012

    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
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 23, 2014

    aagghhh, i always get flustered

    when i become the center of attention, i really hate it, and i. cant stop thinking about it :(
    spulunky spulunky
    16-17, M
    Feb 24, 2016

    So the other day, my friend

    and I found this adorable little book store. They had a little staircase up to the attic, where you can look at a lot of the older books, just sit and read or whatever. So we were kinda freaking out (nerd alert) because it was just so perfect, we were taking pictures of the...
    Rachel335 Rachel335
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Feb 21, 2016

    Shy and socially awkward.

    Usually everyone around me is talking to each other, while I just stand or sit by myself either staring at my thumbs or be on my phone. I used to try and have conversations with people, but they usually lose interest in me within the first 2 minutes or so.
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2015

    I hate it when people think shy people are rude

    just because they don't talk. We just don't know what to say the moment and/or we want to make sure we don't say the wrong thing. We also don't want to be involved in drama and stuff like that. I just prefer to do my own thing and let people do their own thing.
    sagespoo sagespoo
    18-21, F
    Dec 12, 2015

    I envy those people who can walk into a room

    full of strangers and talk their heads off like they've know everybody for ten years. I'm the opposite. I walk into a room and try desperately to avoid the center of attention. I keep my mouth shut and my thoughts to myself because I'm afraid of coming off as dumb or annoying...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    talking to an online friend ive known

    for over half a year. had huge drama moments and when idk what to talk about it hets quiet yet i get the "you must think im boring" crap like no idk what to say. why am i always keeping/starting conversations. Least i put in effort. This is the person who asks you something and...
    BiFurZak BiFurZak
    22-25, M
    Feb 18, 2016

    "Shy people notice everything,

    but they don't get noticed."
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    I hate it when people ask me,

    why I am shy. I don't have an answer to it.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    Good news it seems im getting over it a bit

    still a little bit shy but it's a work in progress.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2016

    I have a question for shy boys.

    .. Does it ever stop you from asking a girl out? Or if you aren't asking a girl out does that just mean you aren't that into her? I am always attracted to shy guys and I'm never sure if I should go for it or if that will freak them out.
    Lucylove1234 Lucylove1234
    26-30, F
    13 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    I say I want to have more friends/do more w my

    life but I'm afraid to get out of my comfort zone. Felt the cold sting of rejection far too many times before.. I say I want to get better at talking to people but deep down I know I hate ppl, so I just stay here, in my comfort zone...
    Justventingg Justventingg
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    Im too shy to wear makeup.

    I know that most people want to go out and wear makeup to make themselves feel more confident, but im the opposite. I want to wear makeup but i get shy when people compliment me. I don't know why. And i hate it when people "check me out" like they look up and down at me. Sorry...
    zaynmali22 zaynmali22
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2016

    Yes I'm shy it's easier to talk to people

    through text like if I meet anyone in person from this site I will probably be awkward and nervous..
    deleted deleted
    6 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    Being shy (more like social anxiety) I find it

    really hard to reach out to people and make good friends. Ahh, hopefully I'll grow out of it. One day.
    Velocii Velocii
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    I hate some people at school they annoy me to

    much That call me names like sumo sage or biggie smalls it makes me so mad my brother makes me mad a lot to he beats me up all the time just two nights ago he crushed me he elbowed my chest I had to lift him off of me I never fight back I don't fight out of my kendo classes or...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 5, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

    I'm shy. I keep telling myself

    that I'm not and that I can become a more sociable & talkative person. but whenever I try speaking up in real life, it's so so hard for me to talk to people! Especially grown ups (teachers/friends parents) All my thoughts mix up and instead of saying something with a clear loud...
    frisky928 frisky928
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jul 11, 2015
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    Can you escape shyness

    or no😁😖
    Cuteguy4000 Cuteguy4000
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    being shy is so hard

    for me i hate when i can't even speak in the class room i start shaking , i know i have great personality . it's get awkward sometimes with my friends and some people think i'm quiet person actually i'm so crazy lol and i like having fun and talking to the people
    Taylorlife Taylorlife
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2016

    I have always been shy.

    I am not very outspoken and many times can just go under the radar, that people don't even realize I am there. It is something I would love to get better at, but it is hard.
    MissCurly MissCurly
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    im too shy to even write anything on here,

    its so awful. i just feel like im going to be hardcore judged for anything and everything
    angelb4by angelb4by
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    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
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

    One thing that used to make me really shy online

    or more specifically here, is that many times when I posted something personal, inevitably I would get this comment bomb from someone who would tear what I said to shreds. I started to feel discouraged, invaded and misunderstood. Next thing I knew I was second guessing...
    IntuPisces IntuPisces
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    I was hopelessly shy

    and extremely introverted as a child and through my teenage years. I could list a multitude of reasons for it, but I think most of it came from two sources. The first being that my dad was socially inept and therefore I couldn't learn social skills from him. The second being...
    FallenKnight777 FallenKnight777
    46-50, M
    Mar 7, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    I'm 17, turning 18 in a couple days.

    .. im currently doing Year 12 and it is very stressful.. I've been shy pretty much all my life :( i cant talk to people, idk if i'm scared, or self conscious, but i just cant create or keep a conversation, and it really worries me, especially turning 18 soon... i love movies and...
    SuperManXD SuperManXD
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    I'm shy in terms of not being shy.

    I'm not shy in terms of being shy.
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2016

    When I look back on it,

    I wasn't always shy. I used to be very outgoing and friendly. I knew just about everyone and everyone knew who I was (I apologize if I come off as arrogant, as that is not my intention). Every day, I was excited to go to school just to chat and hang out with people that didn't...
    FreshAirLover FreshAirLover
    22-25, M
    Mar 10, 2016

    Like I won't text first.

    .ever even when we are friends xD if you talk to me in person I'll be quiet and just nod or shake my head if you sit next to me I'll try my best to ignore you not because I don't like you is just that..idk what to say so I get nervous :D sorry? Kms bye
    smilelover smilelover
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016

    When I was a young child I was very shy

    until my 24th age. Now I am not more shy anymore in my work. In my work I am very confidently and everybody respects me. But in private life I am still very shy and because of that I don´t get any social contacts.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 10, 2016

    I know that you think I'm a *****

    because I'm not talking to you, but that's because I'm afraid I'll say something stupid. I know that you think I'm a freak because I don't go out often, but I have social anxiety. I know that you want me to be myself, but I'm afraid of being judged by other people. If you know...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    Being shy sucks, I want to message people

    but I just can't bring myself to do it, I just feel like I'm going to be bothering them if I do, but if I don't I feel like I will regret it later
    Fred363 Fred363
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2015

    Sometimes I would say I'm shy

    because I feel that I can't be myself around people who I think are better than me and I just feel really awkward and stupid...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    I'm shy when I first meet people

    but the more I get to know them, then I loosen up
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2016

    When I am in a group of people

    where I don't know anybody I get so shy and quiet, it's hard for me to talk to them. However, if I know at least one person there I get a little better, I can branch out a little but I try to stick to talking to just that one person. I feel better using American Sign Language...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2015
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