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I Am Shy

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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 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I am shy. I have always been shy

    for a big part of my life. However, once you get to know me, my weird , funny, cheesy , part of me comes out. I guess im just shy when i dont know someone, but throughout the years i have improved. For instance, ive learned that if you like someone, don't just sit there and wait...
    iamjorge iamjorge 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    message me cause I need some advice

    or something cause I want to ask but I'm shy please help me out 😋😋
    AdrianTooNice AdrianTooNice 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 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 22 Responses Apr 10, 2007

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    Painfully...

    I always have been and I always will be...takes me a long while to loosen up around people, especially around people I admire and have respect for ! Sometimes I get so nervous before talking to someone that I have to rehearse ! Even here on EP, where pretty much anything goes I...
    phillyphan78 phillyphan78 31-35, F 46 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    I am shy but once you start talking to me then

    I become less shy and more fun
    D3fau1THack3R D3fau1THack3R 18-21, M Aug 24

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    I don't like to talk to strangers,

    especially girls and women. I feel like they are constantly judging me and will talk behind my back, so I never speak in public places. I have very low self-confidence, I never go to parties and I never go to a hair salon because I feel intimidated by beautiful confident people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I'm a really shy guy,

    especially when it comes to women. Whenever I try to talk and have a conversation with someone, I start to freeze and get nervous. Then I start to get hot and I begin to sweat and my heart begins to race. Depending on how severe it is, I sometimes may begin to stutter as well...
    SgtRecker06 SgtRecker06 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Why Are You So Quiet?

    I've had that type of question directed at me more times than i can count. Along with sarcastic remarks like "Shut up man", among others. I don't understand how people with good social skills don't get the fact that it bothers me when they say stuff like that. Especially my...
    JP1990 JP1990 22-25 5 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    I won't ever talk first to someone.

    That's just how I am ...
    oxxxmv oxxxmv 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I need a large sun hat.

    As long as I can't see anyone, I'm calm. An overcoat or two. Maybe I'm hiding my scars?
    thelookinglass thelookinglass 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I never want to start a conversation I always

    feel like I'm an Inconvincing them.
    Traviesaal Traviesaal 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    LifeBeingCereal LifeBeingCereal 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I have this friend and she is a girl

    and we play around all the time but idk should I say that I like her or something idk what I should do though ._. .-.
    AdrianTooNice AdrianTooNice 13-15, M Sep 2

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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 5 Responses Jan 20

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    Shyness is a cat. This crushed

    for another cat she saw. Shyness tryd to be friends with the other cat. Confidence. Shyness and and confidence fought to the death. In humans eyes it was a play fight. BUT SHYNESS WAS 300 and CONFIDENCE WAS THE PERSIANS! They fought for days. Confidence beat shyness. Shyness...
    LifeBeingCereal LifeBeingCereal 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm shy and I hate it!

    Usually I'm okay with it but today... I was woken up (after 5 hours of sleep) by my phone. I had applied for a job and they were calling me back. At first he said he couldn't hear me well, so I held my phone closer to my mouth. Later on the same thing happened. And he said "I...
    siiuuhh siiuuhh 22-25 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have always been a shy person .

    I am not the kind of person to open up easily. I hope that I am able to share more of myself through this site and find people I can relate to. So if anyone wants to learn about me do not hesitate to message me.
    younggrasshoppar younggrasshoppar 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am shy at first but I do d stupidest random

    things when I get comfortable with sumone;) Who all are like me here?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 25

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    Biggbangg Biggbangg 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    my whole life i've been really shy.

    i can talk to you over the internet but in person its really hard. i get nervous and ****.
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Justenjoylife Justenjoylife 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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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

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    Rock The Shy!

    I enjoyed reading a lot of these experiences but I realized that being shy or introverted is seen as a weakness in society. But is it really? Being outgoing and extroverted is great but it shouldn't be seen as superior to someone who has the opposite characteristics. Yes, I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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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 may not have the courage to say how i feel

    most of the time, but i hope i find it one day. Hopefully then i wont be sin
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I find it really hard to talk to someone in

    person, but when I talk to someone online I feel like I've just made a new friend!
    BeChiBaChan BeChiBaChan 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    That socially awkward introverted geek standing

    by themselves in a party, fiddling with an iPhone...
    ThatAwkwardPanda ThatAwkwardPanda 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    Frankly, I am sort of shy

    when first approach anyone. I will force myself to be a extrovert, many of my friends will ask me if I have makeup on my cheeks (because I blush so often..) I dislike my soft voice, although some say it is a boon to have tremulously sweet voice, I think it as a bane of my...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F Aug 20

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    I never really liked to start a conversation.

    I dont like to start a convo on here. I really just wait until they start it first. I wouldnt know if they are mean or racist. And i'm scared of rejection. I had people block me already for no apparent reason
    xxTimeToRisexx xxTimeToRisexx 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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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

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    I have always been a quiet girl.

    People would always ask me why I was so quiet. I didn't even know myself so I would just either shrug, or say I don't know. In recent months I have just accepted that I was a quiet person so I would instead tell them when they ask that I am just a quiet person, I'd rather listen...
    Nisha303 Nisha303 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I am so shy and my boyfriend tells me to be

    more social but he doesn't understand that other people aren't as social as he is.
    jojojojo207 jojojojo207 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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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 8 Responses Aug 1

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    I Hate Being Shy...

    I work at a fast food place, so it is out of my comfort zone... My coworkers were laughing at me because I couldn't get myself to yell for one of the managers... I feel awful about it, I wish they would understand that I just can't get myself to yell in front of other people...
    sailingtonowhere sailingtonowhere 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    I'm really shy at a lot of things.

    ..I can sing but I can sing in front of more than 4 people I can dance but I shake and get really nervous and I can't meet new people but if I do Im really quite and can't get a word out
    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm extremely shy, and apparently shyness isn't

    good if you're someone in my area. I have always been shy for as long as I can remember. I am a friendly person who takes a while to warm to new people so in the meantime I'm usually trying to get to know the person. My shynesss often keeps me from talking to people. I like...
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994 18-21, M 4 Responses May 25

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    I've always been the shy one

    but then when people get to know me I'm not that shy😏
    penayolisma penayolisma 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Almost Too Shy to Do This

    I'm so shy that even writing on here anonymously is a little scary for me. I hate when people tell me "You don't need to be shy" or "Stop being shy" because if I could turn it off like a lightswitch, i would have done so ages ago. This is the first story i've...
    aprilrain47 aprilrain47 21-25, F 6 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    I Am Very Shy

    I am really shy...It takes me a while to open up to people..but when i open up im really cool to be around..and very funny. The only people im very open around are my boyfriend, my bestfriend and thats really about it. I get super anxious and nervous because im afraid of what...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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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 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    I Am... A Little Tok Much Sometimes.

    I Guess It Helps Me Determine Who's Worth Being A Friend Though. Because The People Who Would Actually Spend The Time To Get Through It Are Definitely Good Friends (>^,.,^<)
    ThatOneGothKidxD ThatOneGothKidxD 13-15, M Aug 5

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    I hate being shy sometimes.

    . Like, I hate starting convos with people because of it. But then whenever I get comfortable around people, I'm like the complete opposite of shy. I don't get it
    JustAnotherBoy18 JustAnotherBoy18 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Okay look, I feel the need to say this cuz some

    odd string of fate is compelling me to. Or maybe it's my compassion for humanitytyty... And, I forgot ^w^ Brain: HOW are we supposed to trust such a flaky, twitchy ignorant child who can't even remember her name is really Bob? Me: owO My name's MagzChan >w< Brain: I don't...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 1 Response Aug 17

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    I am really shy. No doubt about.

    I am very shy towards friends and teachers in general. Once I get to know you, i can talk and express myself more easily. But, if its the first time I've seen you, the most I could do is force myself to smile awkwardly and wave a stiff and quick hi.
    xxTimeToRisexx xxTimeToRisexx 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have probably never started a conversation

    with someone else... Never. When I say that I mean with people I am not close to, outside of friends and family I course. I am cool though and nice and fun to hang out with. I am so easy to get along with it's unreal, and I love making people happy no matter how insignificant...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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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

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    Hi I'm Matt, 28 from london.

    I don't know where to start but for the last couple of years my shyness and social anxiety has really affected me, I usually think about it every 5 mins even when sitting at home. It's got really bad recently, last week I had to go and see my boss in his office to get paid, the...
    jomato28 jomato28 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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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

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    Many people think I'm really confident

    but I'm actually really shy. Especially with guys I like or I think are cute. I act confident but I'm really freaking out inside and wanna hide.
    beautifulc0nfessions beautifulc0nfessions 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 1

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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 22-25, F 8 Responses May 21, 2010

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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 5 Responses Dec 31, 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 10 Responses Sep 1, 2012