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I Am Shy

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    I changed my style lately,

    my shirts, my pants, my hair i changed every thing and i bought an expensive sun glasses. I love my new look all my friends are saying it's great, and the problem is i am getting more attention from the ladies. And one lady particularly were talking to her friends and i was just...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M Jun 15

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    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...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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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 9 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 11

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    I hate being shy...i wish i could be confident

    so people would know what I'm really like, and not just assume I'm shy and boring.
    BitterSweet101 BitterSweet101 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    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 13-15 8 Responses Feb 25

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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, 2014

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    I cant say what i actually want to say i am

    feeling afraid to ask people the questions i want to ask them because i always think i know the outcomes of it I am feeling trapped in a box that i can get out of it until i break this wall of silence
    ThePsychoMantis ThePsychoMantis 13-15, M Jun 28

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    Johnathan32 Johnathan32 31-35, M 3 Responses 23 hrs 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 Jan 23, 2014

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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, 2014

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    mind: come on! just talk to them!

    shyness: no way! all these people staring . . . i can't do this! mind: please! i need to present, my group needs me! shyness: no way! Me: *runs out because feels like there isn't enough air*
    wolfsparadise wolfsparadise 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I have always been the shy girl

    that hardly talks. Growing up I have always kept to myself and people have tool that as me being stuck up. That isn't the case. I am just to shy to start a conversation.
    tutulover11 tutulover11 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 11

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    Hi, I'm Bea. I suppose I am

    rather shy, I come across as rather blunt and un interested. But I guess I just like to get to know people before I show people my true self. I understand that's a lot of work for people. But that's just the way I am.. So I'm sorry.
    DaddysBabyPrincess1 DaddysBabyPrincess1 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    I won't ever talk first to someone.

    That's just how I am ...
    oxxxmv oxxxmv 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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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 21 Responses Apr 10, 2007

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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 5 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    really reaally sucks

    if I wasn't shy my emotions wouldn't be so ****** right now;_;
    cartoonblankets cartoonblankets 18-21, M Jun 1

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    tilky tilky 61-65, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am. I tend to sit back

    and let my brothers do most of the talking.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2

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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 26-30, F 8 Responses May 21, 2010

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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 7 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    LoneLone LoneLone 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I have always been shy.

    I was a lot more shy in the past then I am now, but i'm still quite shy. I always thought being shy was a bad thing, but I finally realized it's not that bad at all. and here is why: 1 - People don’t know who I truly am until they actually take the time to know me -This...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Hey guys! I am new to this experience project

    so i am not quite sure what i am doing but i need some advice/opinion. My 16th birthday is coming up and i decided to invited friends over. I am having a party bus which will take us to a restaurant to have dinner. But i am kinda shy. I feel like people are gonna think my bday...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 27

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    Every day, after get up; I look in the mirror

    and get myself motivated to be sociable but when I get out there in the crowd and on the bus, I always see a pretty girl that I'd really want to talk too. Mainly because now-a-days, I can only talk to people of my generation but like a turtle, I go back into my shell when the...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Gypsykid3 Gypsykid3 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 8

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    Well you can call it anti social

    or shy but to be completely honest I have a low self esteem... I can be open (to very few people) but in general I am not one to talk much, I stay away from crowds and i have a habit of hiding behind my hoodie
    NZginger NZginger 18-21, M 1 Response May 29

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    ThisIsMarie ThisIsMarie 13-15, F 11 Responses Jun 13

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    just do it you wimp;_; is what I silently yell

    at myself. does it work nope:)
    cartoonblankets cartoonblankets 18-21, M Jun 3

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    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 26-30 18 Responses Apr 8

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    I don't have friends really,

    I don't talk. Like I'm mute you know? I vowed to myself to never let another word slip out of my mouth again. I always seem to mess my words up and have something come out wrong, and I'm really insecure when I do. It's hard sometimes. But I hope to find someone who understands...
    scaredscarlet scaredscarlet 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 3 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Shy people notice everything,

    but they don't get noticed.
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    This year ive decided to get out more

    and meet new people. I need new/more friends, and i wont find any by hiding from every one. Wish me luck lol
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I consider myself a shy person.

    I had friends and family that have called me shy and quiet before. There are times I don't like starting a conversation or asking questions because I'm shy. I'm not comfortable with hanging out with certain people like my brothers friends because I'm shy. Sometimes I don't...
    Dolinda15 Dolinda15 22-25, F 1 Response May 30

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    when i say, i'm shy, no one would believe me.

    but i am reservated when i meet people i didn't know before. i am not able to talk to people i'd wished to talk to, or i should have talked to for some reasons. it permanently restricts my advancements. when somebody starts to talk to me or when i enter a conv, no problem. but...
    ViennaMan ViennaMan 46-50, M Jun 12

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    Ugh. I hate being so shy.

    Here at work today, I went to the kitchen to make my lunch.. well, I brought bread to make toast because that's all I had time to bring. Anyway, the toaster was unplugged so the dietary lady could make tea in this kettle for the residents and the radio was plugged in on the...
    Sahdahh Sahdahh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I am extremely shy and was recently diagnosed

    and medicated for social anxiety. it's awful because I lost all my friends because of it. I haven't hung out with anyone for 6 years. I am so incredibly lonely.
    missradiology missradiology 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    people think im stuck up

    but i really am just shyyyy
    Heyababe Heyababe 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I just never have been good at starting

    conversation and never thought that much of myself
    Johnathan32 Johnathan32 31-35, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    smileylove91212 smileylove91212 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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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 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Except when I drink Tequila .

    .. Then I am NOT!! ;oP
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Extremely. But I'm sort of forcing myself to be

    active here, and so far I've met a good few of kind people. So I guessing putting effort into anything yields some results.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19