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I Am Shy

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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 7 Responses Feb 25, 2015

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    LizzieTheKitty LizzieTheKitty 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I'm too shy for my own good.

    It's good at times... The mystery of it all. Other times it's the detriment of me meeting women.
    Free8fallin Free8fallin 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    Poem Why is that I know the words

    but can’t speak them My tongue is tied in a knot And my heart starts to beat Because the embarrassment overwhelms me I can’t help being shy i try and try But this feeling was never a feeling I wanted to feel A curse or a blessing It keeps people guessing Keeps me out of...
    afield9619 afield9619 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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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 feel like being shy

    and quiet is my defense mechanism. It hurt me to the core when I was rejected by someone who knew the real me inside and out. I've seen a few good ones go since then, and I can't help but think if I was showing my real personality they could've stayed. But that, that would be a...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2015

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    I like to chat. However,

    I am very shy. I guess I won't start any chat here, unless someone else will start it for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2015

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    I feel like if I wasn't attractive id have a

    much better personality...I can literally say nothing and guys will ask me out or I'll make friends. It kind of sucks to a degree because then I have no motivation to have social skills...I really want to develop some, though. Then I can do more of the choosing when it comes to...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2015

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    Shy people notice everything,

    but they don't get noticed.
    LurkingShadow LurkingShadow 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2015

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    im too shy to even write anything on here,

    its so awful. i just feel like im going to be hardcore judged for anything and everything
    angelb4by angelb4by 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 3, 2015

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    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    I am so insanely shy here on EP.

    There's just so many cool people I want to talk to, but I don't wanna bother them or just be a bore to them. If people message me, I normally reply, but I've never messaged someone first. It kinda just scares me too much. I'm terrified of awkward moments too, whether I say...
    notthatoneguy notthatoneguy 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2015

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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, 2015

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    Good news it seems im getting over it a bit

    still a little bit shy but it's a work in progress.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In person I'm the most quiet person ever,

    you have to really push to get me to talk at all. It's sad because I really like talking to people I just have trouble doing it.
    Maddie2000 Maddie2000 13-15, T 4 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    lovecatsnothumans lovecatsnothumans 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 13

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    I hate being shy. It comes off standoffish.

    But it's just me trying to figure out what to say. Or I'm nervous. People make me nervous
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    walls all around . 4 walls up around I'm

    holding on to these walls trying to keep them up as much as I can but they just keep falling "Stay up Stay up" I scream "please Stay up" a world of pain and hate and being misunderstood . I will help I will do as everyone asks and I will smile as I do it all you would think "oh...
    Ashisshy Ashisshy 16-17, F Jan 6

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    I say I want to have more friends/do more w my

    life but I'm afraid to get out of my comfort zone. Felt the cold sting of rejection far too many times before.. I say I want to get better at talking to people but deep down I know I hate ppl, so I just stay here, in my comfort zone...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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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 it when people ask me,

    why I am shy. I don't have an answer to it.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    I have always been shy.

    I am not very outspoken and many times can just go under the radar, that people don't even realize I am there. It is something I would love to get better at, but it is hard.
    MissCurly MissCurly 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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    To the point where I feel I'm unrelatable

    and just awkward when I speak :/
    krazylilmeow krazylilmeow 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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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, 2015

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    IAlwaysWandered IAlwaysWandered 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    "Shy people notice everything,

    but they don't get noticed."
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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    It might seem hard to believe,

    but I really am shy. There is something about being on EP that gives me a way to get over that. I'm so psyched by the feeling that I'm really thinking of getting adventuresome and posting a picture of me without clothing!
    Funbob41 Funbob41 41-45, M Jan 30

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    I act different around different people.

    It's not because I'm fake. It's because I have a different comfort zone around certain people. My husband is an extreme extrovert, and he just doesn't seem to understand...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    Introvert's Guide To Surviving The Holidays.

    ..Introverts not enjoying being around other people is a stereotype. Often, they enjoy them just as much as their extroverted counterparts. However, the balance between alone time to unwind and recharge and social time is essential.This is particularly difficult during the...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2015

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    nothing much to say..

    . im just shy person
    UsagiVicky UsagiVicky 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    smileylove91212 smileylove91212 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 15, 2015

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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 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 11, 2015

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    I hate it when people think shy people are rude

    just because they don't talk. We just don't know what to say the moment and/or we want to make sure we don't say the wrong thing. We also don't want to be involved in drama and stuff like that. I just prefer to do my own thing and let people do their own thing.
    sagespoo sagespoo 16-17, F Dec 12, 2015

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    I have a question for shy boys.

    .. Does it ever stop you from asking a girl out? Or if you aren't asking a girl out does that just mean you aren't that into her? I am always attracted to shy guys and I'm never sure if I should go for it or if that will freak them out.
    Lucylove1234 Lucylove1234 22-25, F 17 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    When I am in a group of people

    where I don't know anybody I get so shy and quiet, it's hard for me to talk to them. However, if I know at least one person there I get a little better, I can branch out a little but I try to stick to talking to just that one person. I feel better using American Sign Language...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    im super shy quiet and unnoticed offline

    but online im rly talkative and social
    Gomii Gomii 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 11, 2015

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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 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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    Being shy is tough because people think

    that you think you are better than everyone else, when that is not the case at all! We all have different personalities and some people are just shyer than others. Just because you are outgoing, doesn't mean that's how everyone else should be.
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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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 a big C*** and it is long

    and fat, but sometimes he get bigger in the wrong time and .. Damn every time i feel shy when it's happening. :(
    alexxxa123 alexxxa123 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 14 Responses Apr 8, 2015

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