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I Am So Shy It Is Ruining My Life

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    Quilt - hey as you may know I am really shy, and lately I've been kinda sad and it's bothering me and I feel like its bothering everyone Else. People think I'm being rude by not...
    blackpepperfox blackpepperfox 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2013

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    I Can't Even Ask For A Job - My family is full of loud people and I am not shy around them but i have problems with getting embarrassed and now it is a time in my life that i need...
    battlefighter battlefighter 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    How Do You Live A Normal Life When You Can't Even Say Hi To People? - All my life I have been exceptionally shy, it used to be so bad I would blush, I hated being called on in...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    16, Wasting My Life -   I’m not the best writer in the world so please ignore how bad this is well just like lumi I was browsing the net trying to figure out how to...
    crimsonrazac crimsonrazac 16-17 Sep 20, 2008

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    A Question - Is the problem being shy or needing to be not shy just to fit in?
    anananahi anananahi 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    I'm So Shy I Have No Friends No Life, Want To Be My Friend Plz? - Hi I'm Jill I'm 26 from md and I'm shy with soical anxiety and depression. Been this way all of my life and I hate...
    Jillianalexis00 Jillianalexis00 26-30, F 11 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    I Hate Being Shy..... - I'm pretty upset right now but I don't really know if I should be or not. Like honestly I feel like crying and just apologizing over and over again even...
    thesuitelife285 thesuitelife285 18-21, F 17 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    15, lonely. - Okay so im a terrible writer so mind my typing. basically, im a 15 year old girl and i attend a high school as a freshman. After eighth grade i decided to go to a...
    elizabethh16 elizabethh16 13-15 2 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    I have never been able to speak effectively to people. Every time I manage to make friends by some fluke, they leave me really quickly when they realize I seem to have nothing to...
    dropmirabelle dropmirabelle 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    The Quiet Man - Hello everyone, I'm 20 and have been quiet and shy for as long as I can remember, as if that's not bad enough I'm also a chronic blusher meaning I blush often and...
    DonBrunoJr DonBrunoJr 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    I have no social skills whatsoever because I am so shy. I can't get a job because when people interview me I freeze up and never know what to say. It ruined my college path because...
    slytherinvamp slytherinvamp 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22

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    It's Not Cute Anymore - I'm 15 years old, in high school, and extremely shy. I'm African-American and honestly some people expect me to be outgoing and have a lot of friends and...
    DontKnowWhatToDoAboutIt DontKnowWhatToDoAboutIt 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    My Shy Story Of Shyness - so i guess it all started around when i was in 7-8th grade, ill sum my shyness up with this(completely unable to talk to people i havent know forever...
    ryan881 ryan881 16-17 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    Being Shy Is Ruining My Life - I have been shy all my life I have no idea why. But it's killing me I have only 2 friends that I talk to but I grew up with them.I am a loner at...
    shyguy117 shyguy117 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    So Sad, 24 Years Old, Acting Like A 10 Year Old Kid=( - When I meet new people it's the same, so shy, so distant, but in some days or weeks, I can get along with them... Not the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    I Hate It - I fill like im the only one at my school and other places i go that is social akward. its ruining my life and i fill like im wasting it. and lately i felt depress and...
    blackpepperfox blackpepperfox 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    Trying - I'm trying to get over my shyness. I don't know what I should do, besides getting my self into social situations. I get so anxious. I feel like I can't speak what I want...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    29, Shy and Watching My Life Go By - Well while searching the net for sites to overcome shyness I found a comment left by another with a similar problem.  So here I am...
    lumi lumi 26-30, F 22 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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    On the computer, it's a lot different, but in real life speaking to another person is so difficult that I just don't even try, really. I'll never initiate a conversation with...
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I Dont Seem to Fit In -  This is the second time that i am sharing my experience. There would'nt have been a better day than today for sharing it. I have always considered...
    shygal shygal 31-35 11 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    Losing Everything - I'm shy, and its really ruining everything. I've lost the guy of my dreams to a nice, outgoing, beautiful friend of mine pretty much. Everyone is so upset and...
    Nattnatt Nattnatt 13-15 2 Responses Sep 17, 2012

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    Does Anyone Feel The Same As I Do? - Hi to everyone who reads this! :)   Well I'm not sure really where to start, I only found this site around 15 mins ago and I'm...
    sethsmum sethsmum 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Shes So Lovely :/ Why Am I So Shy - So, Since i finished sixth form, ive gone through 4 years of university and developed all the way up to trainee manager in my current job. I...
    Twiggz Twiggz 22-25, F Apr 22, 2012

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    Shy - Ever since I became a teenager everything seemed changed.I started to be shy even from my own family and when I'm alone I'm shy of myself doing ugly or weird stuff! When I...
    Someone1995 Someone1995 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    Im To Shy - when I was 10 I was a kinda shy girl but when I turned 11 I wondered why nobody would ever talk to me. then when I turned 13 I realized I never had any friends and now...
    paleandpink paleandpink 13-15, T 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    My Life Of Shyness - When I was a boy at school i would have 1 or 2 friends. I was never popular kids would sometimes bully me. I was a teenager that lacked confidence girls...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    My Shyness Is Affecting My Life - I am a 22 year old girl who works at a bakery. I have my hairdressing license and makeup and hair are my passion. I am miserable at my current job...
    Shygirl66 Shygirl66 22-25 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    I Can'T Speak To People And I Don'T Know Why - I'm 16 and school's just broken up for me so it's the summer holidays now, everyone else is excited but nope not me. I only have a...
    Han2305 Han2305 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    Being Shy Is Affecting My Friendships and Relationship - Hi everyone hope your all ok im not to show how to start but hear goes: Basically im 21 years old and im so shy and self...
    angelface21 angelface21 22-25, F 5 Responses May 31, 2009

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    Im Really Shy And Feel Like Im Going To Lose My Friends - basically im 13 years old and im so shy. The thing with me is l ike i can have a best friend for like a week but then they...
    shygirl1999 shygirl1999 13-15 2 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    A Whole Dictionary of Words and I've Only Mastered Eight - So, I don't know exactly when the social paralysis started kicking in. I wasn't always so shy! But now anytime I'm around...
    jacireed jacireed 16-17 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    Lice Bullying... - hey i was bullied so much.. like every minute by my classmates coz some girl had seen lice on head..she just spread that news to every1 in my class. that every1...
    Bullyingsucks Bullyingsucks 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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    I never go on holidays ... I would love to travel and see the world but ....
    KoB39A2nu KoB39A2nu 26-30 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Hear Me Out - Hey. So, I've always been naturally shy but like most people things happened which made me lose all self esteem and made me feeling self conscious and unworthy of any...
    josephhalpin1 josephhalpin1 18-21 4 Responses Sep 23, 2010

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    So Confused - Yea so no one has to read this if you don't want to. I just need to let it out. Okay so for as long as I can remember I have been shy. I feel like an idiot because...
    Cerulean66 Cerulean66 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    I Am Too Shy - Hey... I've always been shy. Right now I'm at the point where I'm just so sick and tired of it. Nobody understands me. And it's so annoying when everybody is...
    crystal234 crystal234 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Silly Woes - hey guys ,its my first post plz dnt hate: i m 22yrs old,but i dnt hav the confidence of even a twelve yr old to talk to someone..i always evade eye contact,i see here...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    Stage Fright Life - I'm 14 and I love to sing and I'm really good at it BUT I'm shy so I have major stage fright I wish I could get rid of! And picturing people in their underwear...
    Rosebloodthorn Rosebloodthorn 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    My Shyness - My shyness has been with me since birth. I'm 14 and i'm petrified to talk to anyone that isn't in my main group. It mostly occurs when a girl is around me. When I am...
    zodbomber zodbomber 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    I'm Painfully Shy - ok am quite new to this site and i was reading some of the recent stories from other shy people and could relate so thought i'd give mine and see your...
    dnwhttmtddr93 dnwhttmtddr93 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    A Shy Girl, Never Did Great With Anyone. - Hi! I recently joined this website to share among all of you my story of shyness. Throughout my life , I was never really shy until I...
    MarcyandMe MarcyandMe 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2013

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    I Am So Shy - I'm 55 and still I am so shy. people think I am standoffish and a recluse. I find it very difficult to make new friends even online. I'm single so never get invited...
    jandan jandan 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Shyness Is Killing Me - hello everyone, I just discovered this website 10 mins ago and it is actually a blessing. I have always wanted to share my story was any1, any1 that would...
    smokingdizy smokingdizy 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    High School - I'm 15 and started going to a public high school where i don't know anyone last September. In 8th grade i went to a catholic school and my class was extremely small...
    side2 side2 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    My shyness has ruined so many good opportunities for me :( I haven't really tried anything to over come it cause I don't even know how to but I hope I can eventually get out there...
    Jahhh Jahhh 16-17, F Mar 16

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    For some reason I have always had trouble talking to people. I don't know what it is! I just moved into my step-dad's family's house and I never leave my room. I mean seriously I...
    Mariahlaloo Mariahlaloo 13-15, F Dec 6, 2013

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    My Shyness Is Ruining My Life - in school am always sitting there with this one group ... that for me is easy to talk to but i dont like them much but i dont have the guts to go...
    purplegirlxx purplegirlxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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