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I Am Shy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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..
    Graffititagyourit211 Graffititagyourit211 18-21, M Apr 9

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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 don't want to be shy anymore.

    I'm trying hard, I like to make friends, talk with people, work... but my shyness it's because I'm white, and my face gets red easily ):
    nobodye nobodye 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 6

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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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 20

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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 19 Responses Apr 8

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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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    Shy people notice everything,

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

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

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    heaventhompson heaventhompson 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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 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 6 days ago

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    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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 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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    ThisIsMyFightSong ThisIsMyFightSong 13-15, F Mar 1

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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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    dvniele dvniele 16-17, F Apr 3

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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 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 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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    Thee this guy who I been crushing on

    for a few weeks and we talk kinda text eachother but we talk to eachother in class and I kiiiinda seems like he likes me back maybe idk lol but u only live once I'm gonna see him tomorrow and I'm gonna grow some guts and just ask him if he would wanna hang out besides at school...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 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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    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 really am and it actually makes me mad

    sometimes because it has kept me from alot of different thngs
    gentlyyours707 gentlyyours707 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 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 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 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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    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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    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 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