I Am Very Quiet Around People I Don't Know

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    I'm very shy and find it hard to make new

    friends. Once I get to know people it's so much easier to talk, but as soon as there's a new person introduced I clam up. Then I find no one really wants to talk to me because they think I'm weird. I'm hoping joining some groups here might help, we'll see...
    cheechako cheechako
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2014

    Silence

    I let others do the talking while I muster up the courage to speak
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    22-25
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 28, 2013

    Okay anybody else parents said "she's not shy "

    or "speak!" If you have your not the only one. Everytime I don't know somebody I'm very quiet unless they talk to me first. But one time I was with my grandma and she said we have to go to Golden Corral to have lunch with her friends so we went and her friends were a bunch of...
    lifeisastruggle4ever lifeisastruggle4ever
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    And That's Bu***hit

    you should never be quiet around people you don't know,you should express yourself the best you can.unfortunately,there are some of us who find it very difficult.but i WILL find my way to win that stupid,stupid habit.
    wilddarksick wilddarksick
    18-21, F
    Sep 21, 2010

    I'm very quiet and very shy around the people i

    don't know but when i know them more i will be anoyying and crazy like werido 😊😜
    Sozdar Sozdar
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2015

    Strangers At School Issues

    Ok... It is one thing to judge someone you know and have met, but I don't understand judging someone that you DONT KNOW! It seems like I hear people talking about me under their breath, and then they laugh.. Like... On the bus when I was sitting by myself and minding my business...
    MJIzReal MJIzReal
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013

    The Quite One!! *_*

    In class im Usually the quite one..i dont talk at all..unless there is someone in dat class dat i know...otherwise i dont talk...Im not dat kind dat talks 1st 2 ppl..I wait 4 dem 2 talk 2 me..im not a snob or nothing like dat i Just been shy since i was small..Im just Very quite...
    MzLoveAll MzLoveAll
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 27, 2010

    I don't know if this applies

    for anyone else but I'm very outgoing and cheery when I approach the person first but if they approach me first I'll be quiet and awkward.
    Hi34527 Hi34527
    13-15, F
    Sep 6, 2015

    I Hate Being Left Alone With People I Don't Know

    I find it very diffucult to start a conversation with people i barely know like yeah i can ask them obvious questions but it rarely develops into anything else. I have come to a point where i refuse to go to a party where the only person i know is the one hosting it. I know it...
    ImperfectionsMakeUsUnique ImperfectionsMakeUsUnique
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2012

    It's Not Me

    Over the weekend I went camping and brought my friend courtney with me. Me and courtney just became close, but we aren't that strong in friendship yet. So my best friend came out the next day and I was so happy because courtney isn't AS social as me, but she still is, if that...
    Begs17 Begs17
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2012

    "..................."

    I went with my moms friend who was in her 20s or 30s on the fourth of july.In this car was her cousin who was 17 and her little sister who was an age I never found out.So anyway,we drove 45minutes or so to a place I at the time didn't know.But as we got there,I saw men around,and...
    NovemberHasCome NovemberHasCome
    18-21, F
    Jul 11, 2012

    I just find it so hard to talk to someone,

    let's say, sitting next to me in class. I need people to start talking to me or I won't say anything at all. This makes me wonder if I look like I'm rude, since I avoid conversation.
    MarioT96 MarioT96
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    I'm Quiet

    My social skills suck. I was never the girl who hugged her friends cuz physical contact was just too uncomfortable. Til this day it drives me crazy when someone is in my personal space. I get really stiff and quiet. I have always been shy. High School was horrible, glad that's...
    kialiaciao kialiaciao
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 4, 2012

    I'm very quiet around people.

    I would like to start conversation with other people but afraid to. I think I'm afraid that i'll scare people or afraid that people will find me boring, or liar or brat.
    ilgloves33 ilgloves33
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    Its really hard meetinf new people.

    they either think i dont like them or im stuck up because i barely say anything. sigh
    scar0824 scar0824
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jun 22, 2015

    I lost my confidence

    since the day I moved to another state, I tend to shut everybody away and I am not the kind of person that would go out and meet new people.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    If you start chatting to me (online

    or in rl) I will be very quiet and not know what to say which is very annoying, especially if I want to keep talking to you. So if you message me and I'm not saying a lot, its because I'm shy, not stuck up or whatever
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 6, 2015

    Quiet One

    In a room full of people I don't know, I'm the strange quiet girl in the darkest corner, just observing everyone else. I have to get a "feel" for people before I can talk to them.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2010

    I am quiet around people I don't know

    but once I hang out with you for three days I start getting warm and I open up and I begin being me which is a loud talker and don't realize, always happy and willing to do new things.
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    18-21, F
    Apr 8

    People always think I'm shy

    or snobby and rude because I don't walk around starting conversations, but I'm really just quiet and awkward and I don't know what to say
    sam3294 sam3294
    18-21, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    Sometimes....

    I'm not nearly as bad as I used to be...but still pretty quiet around people I have just met. I need to try to "figure" them out first & see what their personalities might be like, before I will start opening up at all. Even then, I don't really know what to say..especially if...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    Oct 10, 2012

    Super Shy

    I am super shy. In class I dont talk at all. Not even a word. But oh boy, out side of class I'm a wild child. No one knows me. Outside of school I actually talk a lot, laugh a lot, and Im funny. My sister is really cool and lets me hang around her friends. We pretty much share...
    Jarofhearts8 Jarofhearts8
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2011

    I am very quiet around people I don't know

    and I don't know why. My friends who know me well always say I'm a lot of fun and I can always make them laugh, and they tell me I shouldn't worry about what others think because I'm a lot of fun, and I always want to talk more around people I don't know so well, but for some...
    BelgianGirl1999 BelgianGirl1999
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 8

    This Silent Girl

    She is hurt. She is mad. She feels pain. She sees the same. She is strong. She is wise. Because she has no fear of society.
    J2352 J2352
    13-15, F
    Jan 16, 2013

    I Get Nervous...

    when I'm around people I don't know. So I sort of shut myself down until I know them more. I guess I just get kind of worried of what they'll think of me. I get worried they won't like what I have to say or that they'll pick at everything I say like its wrong or something. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 14, 2011

    It's actually horrible,

    I get so shy and self concious in public and my voice gets really squeeky. It's so embarrassing. Thank you social anxiety.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    Initially At Least

    I suppose at the core I am actually quite a shy person. That initial first contact for me is always difficult. Yet when I write.....the thoughts and words just flow out of me. It's been like that my whole life.Being able to put my thoughts into stories is the ultimate ice breaker...
    bassplayer bassplayer
    46-50, M
    16 Responses Jun 18, 2012

    Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps!

    I wish I was a bit more bubbly and envy people that are. It shows great confidence but then behind closed doors who knows? I can be bubbly after a few glasses of wine but that's just sad. I prefer to be genuinely more out going and much more loud than quiet. Hopefully I'll...
    AmethystWings AmethystWings
    26-30, F
    Dec 8, 2011

    People don't know me:

    why are you so quiet? Relax and talk to us. I mentally think Hah...don't wish I'd shut up. My friends: why are you quiet? What's wrong? Hey, I'm trying to act mature as my age. XD
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 8, 2015

    I am very quiet around people I don't know

    because I don't want to be weird or awkward to suddenly start a conversation that might get them to feel uncomfortable or maybe they been uncomfortable around you because they don't know you or just don't want to get to know you but...when I am gaming online, I'm the total...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX
    18-21, F
    Feb 20

    Stand-offish?

    That's how people often describe me, although other gems have included: Stuck-up, boring, retarded, and judgmental.But if you get to know me, I'm quite down to Earth, fun, intelligent, and for the most part, open-minded and warm hearted. If you can't see past my shyness, **** off...
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2011

    Only Six Words

    Apparently, one of best friend's friends believes he's only ever heard me speak 6 words. Considering my track record (of being a complete mute), I consider this to be quite a lot of words really. I'm just too shy for words...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS
    18-21, F
    Apr 11, 2013

    I Do Not Know When It Started

    My mother tells me that when I first started talking in sentences I would talk all of the time and would never shut up. She told me about a time when she was shopping and had me in the cart. I was talking away, she doesn't remember about what though. A friend walked up and...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise
    36-40, T
    Mar 31, 2013
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