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I Am Shy

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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 just freeze whenever I meet new people

    and they think I am dumb or something,I just am freakin' shy
    AnnaAndreea AnnaAndreea 18-21, F 3 Responses May 10

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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 Apr 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 7 Responses May 21, 2010

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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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    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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    Sense And Sensibility

    β€œI 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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    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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    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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    Idk why but i just am,

    like when i first meet ppl I'm very akward but once they got to know me they realise I'm a fu cking clown lol πŸ˜‚
    Gypsykid3 Gypsykid3 16-17, T 1 Response Jun 9

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    SW59 SW59 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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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    I Thought i was over her actually.

    But when she talk to me, hahaha, i can still feel butterflies growling in my tummy! I miss her a lot. 4months of not seeing her. Darn.
    mykimchi mykimchi 18-21, F Apr 15

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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 2 Responses Jun 15

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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 3 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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 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 Apr 7

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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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    Except when I drink Tequila .

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

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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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    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.. πŸ˜”
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    I am. I tend to sit back

    and let my brothers do most of the talking.
    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 3 days ago

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

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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 get shy really easy

    when I meant new people but I am kind and I like to get to now people
    cutecreeper cutecreeper 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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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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    I literally have no one to talk to in school.

    Just sit alone during breaks/lunch. I never say a thing. I get so scared when people ask me something, comes near me, or asked to do something during class. Heard people the other day saying "He doesn't care about anyone." Made me so sad to hear this and other things people say...
    DavidDG DavidDG 16-17, M 5 Responses May 25

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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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    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 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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    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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    when you have nearly grabbed the grapes

    but a terrifying, gigantic bear threw stones at you!
    helloIamK helloIamK 13-15 May 24

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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 5 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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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    I'm a really shy person @@ Like,

    I won't talk to people in my class unless they make the first move. Like, usually I just start feeling comfortable enough to talk when the semester's almost over XD