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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 21 Responses Apr 10, 2007

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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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    Ugh. I hate being so shy.

    Here at work today, I went to the kitchen to make my lunch.. well, I brought bread to make toast because that's all I had time to bring. Anyway, the toaster was unplugged so the dietary lady could make tea in this kettle for the residents and the radio was plugged in on the...
    Sahdahh Sahdahh 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I am. I tend to sit back

    and let my brothers do most of the talking.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 2

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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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    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.. πŸ˜”
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    Johnathan32 Johnathan32 31-35, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm too shy to talk to girls in person I'm

    too shy to cough in class since I already did it a lot of times and I don't want the other kids looking at me weird I am too shy to say here when the teacher says my name so I prepare myself in my head how I am going to say it When the teacher says you got to do a...
    LOVExSEXxDREAMS LOVExSEXxDREAMS 16-17, M 10 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Extremely. But I'm sort of forcing myself to be

    active here, and so far I've met a good few of kind people. So I guessing putting effort into anything yields some results.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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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 am extremely shy and was recently diagnosed

    and medicated for social anxiety. it's awful because I lost all my friends because of it. I haven't hung out with anyone for 6 years. I am so incredibly lonely.
    missradiology missradiology 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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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 don't really like talking to people in person

    its just so uuumm makes me so nervous coz well they looking at me and waiting for me to say something I hate it and I hate when tall people look down and get right in my face I;m short not deaf , also why do people always say break out of your shell what if I like my shell it...
    colorfulshadow colorfulshadow 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 11

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    okay so I'm going to tell you guys something,

    that is personal I guess? I mean no one knows this but myself. I have this friend, her name is Jenna. We have been close since the seventh grade, I'm in high school now. But, I have started to grow feelings for her. Like relationship feelings? Well, I'm not really a full on...
    scaredscarlet scaredscarlet 13-15, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I cant say what i actually want to say i am

    feeling afraid to ask people the questions i want to ask them because i always think i know the outcomes of it I am feeling trapped in a box that i can get out of it until i break this wall of silence
    ThePsychoMantis ThePsychoMantis 16-17, M Jun 28

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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 8 Responses Feb 25

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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 18 Responses Apr 8

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    when i say, i'm shy, no one would believe me.

    but i am reservated when i meet people i didn't know before. i am not able to talk to people i'd wished to talk to, or i should have talked to for some reasons. it permanently restricts my advancements. when somebody starts to talk to me or when i enter a conv, no problem. but...
    ViennaMan ViennaMan 46-50, M Jun 12

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    Sense And Sensibility

    β€œI 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 may seem crazy on here

    but in real life I can be like a mute sometimes ._.
    NinjaKitteh1999 NinjaKitteh1999 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Gypsykid3 Gypsykid3 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 8

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

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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 just never have been good at starting

    conversation and never thought that much of myself
    Johnathan32 Johnathan32 31-35, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    smileylove91212 smileylove91212 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 15

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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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    So, yesterday I met a guy at this party.

    We kinda flirted, and well I was a little drunk tbh... We exchanged numbers and I added him on Fb, now we are friends on Fb... He said hi to me on Whatsapp. Idk what to do... I'm afraid. This had never happened to me.___. I've never been in any kind of romantic situation *like...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Idk why but i just am,

    like when i first meet ppl I'm very akward but once they got to know me they realise I'm a fu cking clown lol πŸ˜‚
    Gypsykid3 Gypsykid3 16-17, T 1 Response Jun 9

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    I changed my style lately,

    my shirts, my pants, my hair i changed every thing and i bought an expensive sun glasses. I love my new look all my friends are saying it's great, and the problem is i am getting more attention from the ladies. And one lady particularly were talking to her friends and i was just...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M Jun 15

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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 don't have friends really,

    I don't talk. Like I'm mute you know? I vowed to myself to never let another word slip out of my mouth again. I always seem to mess my words up and have something come out wrong, and I'm really insecure when I do. It's hard sometimes. But I hope to find someone who understands...
    scaredscarlet scaredscarlet 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    Hey guys! I am new to this experience project

    so i am not quite sure what i am doing but i need some advice/opinion. My 16th birthday is coming up and i decided to invited friends over. I am having a party bus which will take us to a restaurant to have dinner. But i am kinda shy. I feel like people are gonna think my bday...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 27

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 11

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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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    Except when I drink Tequila .

    .. Then I am NOT!! ;oP
    GingerGirl46 GingerGirl46 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 19, 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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    ThisIsMarie ThisIsMarie 13-15, F 11 Responses Jun 13

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    SW59 SW59 22-25, M Jul 3

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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 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Every day, after get up; I look in the mirror

    and get myself motivated to be sociable but when I get out there in the crowd and on the bus, I always see a pretty girl that I'd really want to talk too. Mainly because now-a-days, I can only talk to people of my generation but like a turtle, I go back into my shell when the...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 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 8 Responses May 21, 2010

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