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I Am Shy

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    starr38 starr38 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    ElectrifiedArrow ElectrifiedArrow 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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 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'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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    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    I like this guy who works in a local store.

    ..Indeed, I have not felt this way about a man in a long time. He is good-looking and really sexy....and he makes me very nervous. :-)....but he also puts me at ease. It is so strange. He tried to make conversation a few times but I am absolutely useless. Maybe a couple of shots...
    2095TwistedTransistor3684 2095TwistedTransistor3684 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    Shy people notice everything,

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses May 21, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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
    thehonestgentleman thehonestgentleman 18-21, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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, F 9 Responses Feb 25

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

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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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    "Just because you're quiet

    or shy doesn't mean you're unimportant; The world's smallest violin still plays a sweeter melody than the worlds loudest explosion." -Beau Taplin.
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23

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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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