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I Am Shy

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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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    ThisIsMarie ThisIsMarie 13-15, F 11 Responses Jun 13

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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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    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 8 Responses Feb 3

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    okay so I'm going to tell you guys something,

    that is personal I guess? I mean no one knows this but myself. I have this friend, her name is Jenna. We have been close since the seventh grade, I'm in high school now. But, I have started to grow feelings for her. Like relationship feelings? Well, I'm not really a full on...
    scaredscarlet scaredscarlet 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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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 1 Response Jun 15

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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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    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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    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 12

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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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    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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    smileylove91212 smileylove91212 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I really want to cuddle,

    hug, and kiss a girl.
    Classicalbird Classicalbird 18-21, M Aug 6

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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 4 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    Johnathan32 Johnathan32 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 27

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    So, yesterday I met a guy at this party.

    We kinda flirted, and well I was a little drunk tbh... We exchanged numbers and I added him on Fb, now we are friends on Fb... He said hi to me on Whatsapp. Idk what to do... I'm afraid. This had never happened to me.___. I've never been in any kind of romantic situation *like...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 3 Responses Aug 2

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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*
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 8

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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 16-17, M Jun 28

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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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    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 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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    I won't ever talk first to someone.

    That's just how I am ...
    oxxxmv oxxxmv 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I have always been really shy.

    I can talk online but I cannot talk to people in real life. For some reason I am really shy with everyone until i spend 20-60 minutes with them (20 if very close friend, 60 if acquaintence) I am so shy I am scared to make friends because if I lose them I cannot reverse it.
    AudeAimer AudeAimer 13-15 Aug 6

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    tilky tilky 61-65, M Jul 28

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    I don't really like talking to people in person

    its just so uuumm makes me so nervous coz well they looking at me and waiting for me to say something I hate it and I hate when tall people look down and get right in my face I;m short not deaf , also why do people always say break out of your shell what if I like my shell it...
    colorfulshadow colorfulshadow 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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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...
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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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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    It is hard when you are shy

    and lonely. I am afraid to talk to people even though I crave for company so much. It hurts to be lonely and it hurts to see others have such a nice life compared to mine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week 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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    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 Jul 27

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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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    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 11

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    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.
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 11

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    Well, I'm not shy but I don't talk much,

    I an socially awkward and I'll never have a girlfriend because of my lack of self-confidence. So what I am trying to do is to become slimmer because I'm too chubby, so maybe I'll earn some self confidence! :p working on myself haha. Do you guys have advices to gain self...
    RedCloud98 RedCloud98 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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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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    Shyness and insecurity hold you back from doing

    so many things that would have made beautiful memories; being shy means being stressed which leads on to sadness and regret. There were so many chances I didn't take because I was shy; heck I'm even shy to talk to people over the internet and get stressed out over what to write...
    laura270 laura270 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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 5 Responses Jul 18

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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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 16-17 8 Responses Feb 25

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