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I Am Very Shy and Feeling Very Depressed

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    Shy.. Or Am I?

    I am very shy at school, and feel the constant need to hide away from people. I'm quiet and non-social, but I really dont care. Because it's all an act; at school I'm that girl who sits silently by her friends and does her work, but as soon as I'm out of those gates I'm (most...
    nothingtogive nothingtogive 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2010

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    Battling Shyness

     Hi! I'm a 20 year old girl who has been shy pretty much my whole life. I'm so sick and tired of it that i've now decided to start to change. Obviously i know its not going to be easy at all. I've feel like i've tried so many time before to not be shy but i always fail...
    Laila1324 Laila1324 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2009

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    How Do I Get Over It? R

     I just been really depressed lately. I have even thought about jumping in front of cars, hurting myself. I don't know how to not feel this way. How do i get over this feeling? Will it ever go away? I am also a very shy person so i wont tell anyone how i feel. 
    Dancer6 Dancer6 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Very Shy and Depressed

    Like many others in this community, I feel very shy and also depressed. I am not always like this but it is getting worst.  It has affected me with my friends a lot. They have seen the change and they are started to worry or reject me. It is not the first time that this...
    acuadeterra acuadeterra 31-35, F Sep 22, 2009

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    I Am Shy

    I personally have been very shy and quiet for as long as I can remember. I remember it becoming a real problem when I entered middle and highschool. I hardly had any friends in school and I was a big loner. I remember i could go all day without saying a word when I was in school...
    vinnyblade57 vinnyblade57 22-25, T 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    High School + Depression= *sigh*

    well..my lack of social life has brought me here...i hate everything in my life right now..nothing ever goes my way [ yes i know typical depressed dialogue] i dont know what im gonna do if i dont start mking friends..well i have friends but what good is having friends if u cant...
    EaSiLYBR0KeN EaSiLYBR0KeN 13-15, F Oct 1, 2010

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    So Hard To Explain

    I was a shy child... and very nervous then I learnt to cover it up ... but during my teens and twenties it got worse and worse. I couldn;t mix with men and was getting panic attacks around men... its laughable now but even still I get nervous in the classroom or around men... it...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jul 20, 2011

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    I Hate Being So Shy

    I feel so frustrated at myself, no matter what i do always ripples back to me negatively.... i was'nt always so shy and withdrawn when i was really little and it becomes very tough at work, when some one says something and puts me down i get horribly tied in knots... other...
    crimsongoddess crimsongoddess 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    No Friends

    I've never had any friends I'm just so shy I find it so hard to speek to people its like I just freez.   I have no social skills and i'm always so scard that i'll say the wrong thing and offend someone by mistake.whenever I am in a social situation i fill like a fish out of...
    katemum katemum 26-30 3 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    It's Never Going to End, So Just Learn to Accept.

    I've suffered from shyness and depression my entire life.  I don't really know how to communicate with people verbally, so I write.  There are things that I want to say to people, people I want to be friends with and discussions I want to join, but I have this inherent...
    devilgrrl devilgrrl 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I get depressed at times and don't know why and my parents add to that depression. Especially my mom, all she does is ***** at me for smoking weed and make me feel bad about it yet...
    kayceebby kayceebby 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Am sick of it all I want is to be like everyone els have friends and a gf and abill to go places with them and talk talk the time but cos my social anxiety I can't and my social...
    thebigscottishguy thebigscottishguy 22-25, M Mar 3

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    I hate when i get this sadness feeling this morning i feel like i want 2 cry being depress sucks i dont even feel like working & dealing with anyone this morning. I feel that...
    britefutureahead2 britefutureahead2 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I've been randomly feeling depressed since I was in the third grade. At least that's the earliest that I can remember, and remember vividly. I locked myself in my room and put a...
    Jaivous Jaivous 22-25, F Feb 27

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    If you have been feeling depressed and you are just tired of it and you want to be in peace, I invite you to surrender the war you have with depression. Our society judges...
    SatsangWithTathina SatsangWithTathina 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    So tired of feeling depressed and acting like everything is okay when its really not 😔
    dawwnn dawwnn 16-17, F Mar 15

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    I usually Keep things to myself. Like I just started feeling depressed
    aespino06 aespino06 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I think I might be depressed. I have been in a lower mood than ever lately. I am shy, lonely, with no friends. I don't do anything except going to school and studying. I see...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Am 20 years old and lonely and depressed. Am a guy who is meant to have friends am tall handsome am a dancer and am loving to people i meet but i don't have any one. Have been...
    jamie1994 jamie1994 18-21 1 Response Mar 14

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    I've been going through a really rough patch. I lost my job at the beginning of the year. I went on one interview, tried to remain hopeful, kept looking for work but not really...
    WildWoman25 WildWoman25 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I wish I wasn't that shy. Some people say that there's a good side about being shy, like, shy people are more careful about doing things that you will regret. But I don't. I...
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    when I'm feeling really depressed I listen to music and lately I've been listening to it constantly because it tends to help me. this time its not. I'm feeling extremely depressed...
    Imstillhere122 Imstillhere122 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Actually, I've been working hard (and plus a lot of prayer) the last year to conquer it and I've really done well. I'm not so shy anymore. I've let go of overthinking and letting...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I walk around with a smile. Joke around with everyone I know on campus. Though, no one knows that I'm depressed. No one truly understands and no one takes the time to actually see...
    DesignBlack DesignBlack 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 2

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    I hate myself for it but i do it everyday I leave for work, hold open doors, and wish everyone a good morning with a smile When the truth is i feel like id be better off dead im a...
    TheLastOfMe TheLastOfMe 22-25, M Mar 13

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    I've got no one in real life, who can are about this or I can share this with.. I just want to share how I'm feeling right now with you guys! I want to tell someone how happy I'm...
    Flawful Flawful 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been feeling very depressed lately. I just want to be alone.
    aestrada91 aestrada91 22-25, F Mar 4

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    I am not really depressed, I'd like to think I'm not at least. I am just constantly feeling angry at everything. I have a great hard working family. Two gorgeous sisters. I'd like...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M Mar 5

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    I'm a junior in college and I study Literature. I picked Literature as my major because I thought I was a talented writer and had things to say that no one else had said quite like...
    alliemacd alliemacd 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I'm not sure what it is I'm supposed to do. I want to write this so I can put my thoughts down but I'm not sure what the thoughts are exactly. Lately, at times I'm fine then the...
    MrMobos MrMobos 16-17, M Mar 15

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    i feel so sick...i lost myself again.. i feel so painful.... i only want to share these feelings who has been depressed many yrs. i don't need any advices. i just want company...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I'm not quite sure how it happened, how I became a loner. During my younger years I was always an extroverted person. You know, the bubbly, random type that didn't care about what...
    Misericordia Misericordia 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I like shy guys!!! I think it's cute when you are shy around a girl you like...because I get REALLY shy around a guy if I like him too :) Hehe *turns red*
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I hate being shy at first coz thats the first impression of the people you are talking to. I really hate it, thats one reason why the guy i like so much doesnt want to talk to me...
    fridaylove fridaylove 26-30, F Mar 4

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    I was a fool for thinking that if I worked hard enough to make it work, we would be together when the reality is that there were warning signs all along. It was I who had to be...
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I have social anxiety, I can't: - invite people over - go out with friends - go abroad without family - do sleepovers Without feeling anxious or feeling like I'm going to have a...
    tillygeorrge tillygeorrge 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Depression is the worst. Not because of what it feels like, but because I feel more judged as a depressed person. everyday, people say "today is depressing", "I feel so depressed...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    So today my crush gave me her response letter to my love confession..tbh I thought she forgot completely about it, but she didn't obviously. My feelings weren't returned, but I'm...
    PrincessPolarBear PrincessPolarBear 16-17, F Feb 28

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    How do you explain to a 5 year old that world isn't as bad as it seems? That not everyone she meets will disregard her feelings? That what she's feeling isn't her fault? That...
    SingToTheSky2298 SingToTheSky2298 16-17, F Mar 1

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    I just can't take all this anymore. I feel so drained mentally and emotionally. Why do people always try to mess with something good? I know I shouldn't be bothering anyone here...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F Mar 3

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    I've been quite good at making people believe that I have control. Most of them know I'm a bit, as they would say, sad and down sometimes. But I kept my real feelings to myself. I...
    StEaMa StEaMa 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    ive always been a shy person...and it has affected my sex life...guys assume that because im shy i dont like it rough...but i love aggressive sex...i guess i never really say it...
    mycatisbettrthanyurs mycatisbettrthanyurs 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 8

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