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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 3 Responses Feb 9

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    So for you introverts out there,

    how do you get out to meet new people? There is a get together tomorrow, but I don't know anyone there. Should I go anyway?
    scurvyoranges scurvyoranges 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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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    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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    People say I'm stuck up

    and ignorant but I'm so shy that I can't talk to people. I'm actually a really nice person.
    roxymorgan17 roxymorgan17 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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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 4 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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
    Liseyyx Liseyyx 13-15, F 19 Responses Apr 8

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    Gah!! its my stepsister's birthday today!

    her family is invited. I dont really spend time with them. I am so quiet and shy. I cant even talk properly with them. I keep giving them akward glance and stuff. The person i can only talk to is my mum and stepdad.
    V1rus V1rus 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    I wish I wasn't that shy.

    Some people say that there's a good side about being shy, like, shy people are more careful about doing things that you will regret. But I don't. I still very impulsive, and when I do these things that I shouldn't, all that happens is that I get much more ashamed about it. And...
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I just like to be by my self some times.

    i mean I have friends but there only like school freinds we don't do anything after
    daniel7268 daniel7268 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 16

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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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    Yes I am.. I won't walk in first anywhere.

    . If someone talks to me I kinda just look down.. And in school I won't present a project or have the attention drawn to me.. I aloe have anxiety..
    Hellfire66 Hellfire66 18-21, M Apr 9

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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 think the instructor

    for medical assisting at my college is so attrctive, sadly ive never had a conversation with him, hes probably even married i know he has a son so i wouldnt doubt that he is... i only have one more week in college, sadly i wont be seeing him again. :( ive also noticed he stares...
    MermaidLove24 MermaidLove24 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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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 4 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    LoneLegend LoneLegend 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 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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    Is so hard when you want to talk with a guy

    but your too shy for it T,T
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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.
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 1

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    heaventhompson heaventhompson 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    It may be cute to guys

    but being shy has it's cons. Most work places requires someone to be outgoing or a people person. I am outgoing when I get to know you more but at first I am shy and since I have been working I always get told something like " you can't be shy" It's a trait I am born with and...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    ThisIsMyFightSong ThisIsMyFightSong 13-15, F Mar 1

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    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...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 5 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    dvniele dvniele 16-17, F Apr 3

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    Shy people notice everything,

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

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    So theres this guy around my age

    and i been in his class since last year i think and we never really talked just say hi and this year we started talking more and sometimes he opens the door for me or he involves me in what him and the group are talking about and he jokes around with me and trys to small talk...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I have a deep fear of (drumroll) starting

    conversations. And because of this I have no friends*. I am perfectly fine with replying to someone, I can even carry on a conversation, I just can't bring myself to start it. * friends that aren't just online friends
    lonelytechie lonelytechie 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    My whole life, I've had people make fun of me.

    I couldn't (and sometimes still can't) do anything about it. Now, I'm so afraid to speak, even to my own family members because of the bullying nonsense
    ma005 ma005 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I never know I am so shy.

    But it doesn't lead me nowhere haha.
    NeonCorpse64 NeonCorpse64 16-17, M Mar 17

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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, 2014

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    I am very shy, too shy,

    i hate it. i never fit in and always alone
    SadAlyssa SadAlyssa 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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    I tend to come across

    as an out there person when I have to be at my job, im soo shy i cant even talk to my own family
    staceyhazellee staceyhazellee 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I was going to the bathroom in the nurses

    office at school (college ) and i saw a box of condoms i was tempted to get some to play with but i didnt want them to think i was a nasty or whatever and if my mom found them xP well ... If i need any free ones i know where i can get them haha
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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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    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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    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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    Ok people just because I am shy,

    it doesn't mean I will deal with your sh*t. People think that because I'm too afraid too talk, I keep to myself, and stutter and won't make eye contact , then I'm the perfect target for all their bullying. Well think again. I may be have social anxiety and may be painfully shy...
    ElectrifiedArrow ElectrifiedArrow 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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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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    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, 2014

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    I'm trying to start an youtube channel with

    some friends, and also i want to be more social over the internet soo i can enjoy the wonders of knowing people from all over the world. Buuuuuut i admit that i'm too afraid of talking to people and just spend my time playing games.
    GreenRiot GreenRiot 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 8

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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 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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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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