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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 13-15, F 10 Responses Feb 25

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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 3 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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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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    TrojanPrincess TrojanPrincess 13-15, F Mar 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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    Except when I drink Tequila .

    .. Then I am NOT!! ;oP
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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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    Shy people notice everything,

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

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    I'm gonna sing in the talent show this year

    and need some advice on being in front of crowds Any tips?
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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

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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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    Is so hard when you want to talk with a guy

    but your too shy for it T,T
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Can anyone relate? I can't wear shorts

    because they show my legs, I hate it. I don't wear short sleeved shirts because they show my arms, which I also hate. It was 30 degrees once and I was wearing a jacket pretending I wasn't sweltering at all. I hate hot holidays for then I have no choice and I feel pressured by...
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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 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 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'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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    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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    Ever since I have been alone on my journey,

    I have started to become socially disconnected from others. My family is an exception, along with my one sister (online BFF). So I have nothing to really contribute or say to many out there, regardless of the fact that I contemplate a lot and read random stuff on the internet...
    DragonAcid DragonAcid 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 3

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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'm really shy until you get to know me.

    .. then I don't shut up ^.^
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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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'm extremely shy . But

    after awhile I finally decided to join the dance team .
    xxtina15 xxtina15 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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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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    "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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    I am shy. I moved a lot

    when I was a kid. I spent most of my life living in the woods and went to school with other kids like that so we got along well. When we moved to the city, kids were mean to eachother, angry, and cussed a lot. It was like a culture shock. We moved back and forth and I just grew...
    roseangel5747 roseangel5747 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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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 Feb 16

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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.. 😔
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 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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    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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    I find it really hard to talk to people

    because in shy... it seems like I'm rude though. I love chatting to people, what can I do? sometimes I find it easier after a few drinks...
    MrVorn MrVorn 31-35, M Jan 23

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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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    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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    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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