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I Am Shy

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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 3 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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    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 someone, but throughout the years i have improved. For instance, ive learned that if you like someone, don't just sit there and wait...
    iamjorge iamjorge 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 22

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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 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 my boyfriend, my bestfriend and thats really about it. I get super anxious and nervous because im afraid of what...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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

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    i hate it. I can talk on here perfectly fine

    but in person i cant. Im allways afraid to say the wrong thing. I need to not be shy, no girls want someone who is afraid to talk.
    tribetown tribetown 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    I'm taking a class in high school

    and I'm pretty sure it will have a lot of presentation type stuff but I am super shy. How do I get over the stage fright/ shyness?
    jordan43930 jordan43930 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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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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    Idk there's just really cool people on here

    that I would love to talk to but I'm scared they will think I'm creepy or weird so I just don't talk....😳
    lewis349 lewis349 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    ._______. Wow, so many friendly people on here.

    .and then there's me, who doesn't know what to say u______u Sorry, friends
    Riley218 Riley218 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Justenjoylife Justenjoylife 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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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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    It's just the way I am.

    I don't how to say it any other way, I'm shy. Everybody I get to know makes me so nervous because I always have this feeling like I'm about to make a fool of myself or I already am. It feels like whatever I'm trying to say is wrong, like I'm not saying it right. I keep re...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses 2 days ago

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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'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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    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 9 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    My parents always said

    if I don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. People always wonder why I don't talk.
    Melove2012 Melove2012 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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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 4 Responses 6 days 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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    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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    Around people I don't know I feel nervous

    as hell, I feel so afraid of saying something and so stupid for not saying anything.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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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 3 Responses a week 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 15 hrs ago

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    It's true, no matter how much i talk online.

    In person i tend to just sit/stand there rarely speaking, or i simply nod, shake my head or shrug.
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jul 17

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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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    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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    I love to talk to new people.

    But only on the internet.. In person i mumble, freeze up, and will avoid all eye contact with you until ive gotten to know you.The internet has done me a lot of good haha
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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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.. 😔
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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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 am really shy, especially

    when it comes to talking to girls.
    captaindexter captaindexter 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm starting to get really annoyed with myself.

    I'm an incredibly kind person but my shyness or anxiety makes me come off as a *****. I've tried smiling regularly but it's just forced and it's really just not my style to be smiley all the time. It's hard because I'm not an outgoing type either to approach people without...
    Merylras Merylras 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Recently I have begun to chat with people online

    and I think my circle may think that I am chatty person that is not shy but in real life if you met me you would see I am very shy. To make life harder I do not vocally speak, I communicate via signing. I want to make good friends and meet someone special but even when I do find...
    musicshy musicshy 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Ridiculously shy.... Around new people.

    ..... And girls -_- haha. I've always been this way.
    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25

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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 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'm confident with people I know

    and would probably talk the most around people I am familiar with. But if I don't know someone I am often not confident enough to be the first to speak, probably from a fear of rejection.
    MattySomeone MattySomeone 18-21, M Jul 6

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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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    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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    School is staring soon

    and my boy friend moved schools. I'm starting sophomore year and I'm super shy. I have a lot of close friends but I'm in advanced classes and they're not. Idk what to do because I'm terribly shy and I'm scared to do something stupid.. 😞
    jordan43930 jordan43930 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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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 3 Responses Feb 13

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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...