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I Am Very Shy and Feeling Very Depressed

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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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    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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    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 i was'nt always so shy and withdrawn when i was really little and it becomes very tough at work, when some one says something and puts me down i get horribly tied in knots...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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    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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    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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    Shyshy

    i think im very shy...and i know i am very depressed, all i do is walk around, with my head to the floor, thinking about how i will or how i would want to die, the very few friends i have barely want to talk to me anymore, i feel like i just bring everyone down around me. i...
    Dragonites Dragonites 18-21, M 8 Responses May 3, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Misscoconut Misscoconut 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    My only friend never wants to hang out with me. Every time I ask her she says she is not feeling well or is busy. Today I asked why she never wanted to hangout with me , she said...
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    I'm shy at first.... but i do the stupidest random **** when i get comfortable with someone :D
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    I had a sh*tty Christmas. Dad has been gone since the Dec. 22nd because grandma died. He flew out of the country for her funeral. My mom, siblings, and i can't go. On that same day...
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    I am afraid today not because I am depressed. But the pain is ready to touch the max limit.. I've bipolar. Was diagnosed when I was in my late teen. Though my mom's friend who...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 16

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    Everyone around be seems to be in their holiday spirit. Even the weather is beautiful here where I live. Exactly one year back, I was the happiest girl in the world and never...
    AmberDD AmberDD 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Even though my own mother is in complete denial, I am depressed. It's her job at making this easier for me, but she tends to always love doing the opposite. I'm feeling like I no...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I hate even now the expression 'come out of your shell' as though I am a hermit crab. I've never lived as one and shy people shouldn't be thought of as pushovers in need of people...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 17

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    I've noticed recently how more withdrawn I am becoming to everyone. I'm not doing it on purpose, I just generally want to be left alone. When I'm at work, I put my earphones...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 5 Responses Dec 5

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    I joined this group as a result of lilreddress's post as I felt it also applied to me. It's fascinating how many facets of our personalities are displayed, depending on the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 13

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    December 15. Feelings. It's okay to have and feel our feelings - all of them. Years into recovery, we may still be battling with ourselves about this issue. Of all the...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    December 16. Taking Care of Ourselves Emotionally. What does it mean to take care of myself emotionally? I recognize when I'm feeling angry, and I accept that feeling without...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Dec 16

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    December 18. Staying Open to Our Feelings. Many of us have gotten so good at following the "don't feel" rule that we can try to talk ourselves out of having feelings, even in...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    I am super shy around people. Doesn't matter whether I've known them forever or I've only just met them, it takes me a long time to get used to people and to be able to keep up a...
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    12.20.2014 You know when you listen to an old song that you use to love and start remembering what life was like during that time period when you listened to that song? This is...
    eenriqueeadr eenriqueeadr 18-21, M Dec 20

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    Is it possible to thrive for this feeling? I feel like if i ever lost it i would lose myself...but what is it? How can you possibly know what your feeling when its the only thing...
    bunnydisaster77 bunnydisaster77 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Kim2018 Kim2018 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    Nightingale73 Nightingale73 16-17, F Nov 29

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    Feeling very down today and don't know why I woke up this morning so depressed I don't know how much longer I can deal with this
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    i need a friend to speak. i am depressed, want to share my feelings right now
    rushikesh99 rushikesh99 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    When I find out someone I have a crush on is in a relationship. I just get really sad, avoid them like the plague and try to forget and disregard all my feelings. Happened in high...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Ever since me and my ex friend split up I've been depressed and lonely. I have people to talk to at school but we aren't really close anymore since they're friends of my ex friend...
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I feel like a failure all the time. I am an adult and I've never been in a relationship. I dont feel worthy enough for any man anymore, I feel as if i am wearing a big danger...
    Itscomplicatedtbh Itscomplicatedtbh 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Hi everyone. I used to be depressed because I felt like I was alone, but not anymore. I used to feel pressure in high school that I needed to cling on to someone, whether it be a...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response Dec 10

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    Depression is a horrible thing. Not that it's bad. People have it. It's horrible because it can hurt. It's not a positive (obviously). I find myself getting depressed e