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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, T 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    adenhigh adenhigh 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I always get nervous around the people I like and I try to be myself but I can't and it upsets me a lot because I want them to know the real me not the shy and awkward version of...
    Sanji94 Sanji94 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I deleted one of my posts due to negativity about how my face looks so not feeling the best kinda depressed about it to be honest because I didn't think I look that bad...
    Jacob0399 Jacob0399 16-17, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am feeling empty, very empty for no reason. I just hope there are better days ahead of me. Been away for sometime and don't expect to be this quick depressed. Slept all day and...
    Afua77 Afua77 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I woke up depressed and it wad because of an anime i watched last night. Sometimes i watch shows that reflect what im going through. While in the anime she had a happy ending. She...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    HATE it so much.. I really dont like using the word "hate" but i cant help but feel like this. You would think this would be the happiest time for me, but i feel like its the most...
    beautifulego beautifulego 16-17 3 days ago

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    This has been happening for a long time now. I tried to talk to my friends and family, but they've never really actually talked about it. (Please excuse any confusion or awkward...
    ohgodijustneedausername ohgodijustneedausername 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am very shy I really just don't know what to say sometimes people take it wrong when you get to know me that bit more I am not as shy I have my moments of being loud sometimes...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Yeah I'm very shy around people I don't know and in school.I don't like saying speeches or talking in front of the class.I stutter a lot and go red if I have to say a speech.But...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    As well as me being depressed, I make my friends depressed... Even if im happy, I still manage to make my friends depressed.... im such a bad friend..
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Im extremely tired and depressed. I cant sleep now without waking up from dreams or just feeling tired no matter what. I hate going to bed after 5am. Im always tired even in the...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I become more and more depressed the more I visit or stay on Facebook. Approximately ten days ago, my ex became my friend on Facebook again after almost a year. That only adds to...
    Beth1218 Beth1218 51-55 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate pretending that I'm happy most days go by and i just feel so depressed so down so empty, and i don't know what to do its like i can never be happy no matter what i do I'm...
    IHateYourSmile IHateYourSmile 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't really think I'm depressed. I've felt this way for a while, and I don't necessarily correlate it with one singular event or period. Maybe it started after I changed schools...
    amazingamelia amazingamelia 13-15, F a week ago

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    yes I am especially with one certain person the one person I don't want to be shy with i know that person is why out of my league and is taken just wish I was not shy around that...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F Jul 24

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    okay. so I'm new to this & wanted to share something. okay , I'm currently 14 yrs old & have honestly been feeling stressed and depressed.. like lately it's been a lot. I'm...
    2001baby 2001baby 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm really shy when I meet people I don't know although sometimes if I meet someone and we get on straightaway then I am fine. I remember when I was young I was so shy I never...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F Jul 24

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    im back im depressed again idk if this is really depression or im just sad and feel worthless when i feel like this, i always look back on the things I've done before things i did...
    RATM1991 RATM1991 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I lost a lot of friends and none of them really were that healthy anyway. And the one great one I could talk to who shared stories and had a lot in common with me died not getting...
    BananaBandana BananaBandana 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I often wonder why I exist I have no friends irl that are my age and the ones I did have either are gone or were never really my friends in the first place . Even my husband who...
    SilverSpiritWolf32 SilverSpiritWolf32 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm on immigration process and am not allowed to work or get a driver's license until I'm authorized. My husband needs to take me places even though he is exhausted with hard work...
    VogueChloe VogueChloe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I use to be so shy I was scared to talk in front of people, and I hated to be seen. I'm still shy just not that shy anymore
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F Jul 22

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    I was talking to my mom about one of my friends. This friend got in an argument with her parents and needed to get out of the house. Knowing all too well how it feels to be in a...
    AKGhost98 AKGhost98 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I'm just going to babble for a bit. There's no real point to any of this, so I don't think it'll end up coherent. I woke up early with cramps shooting down my legs. Poor...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Clouds got darker, winds swirled so violently. Loneliness got deeper. My mind can't escape those years long past-that is when all innocence was lost ! That shy young girl didn...
    Seekingmeaning Seekingmeaning 41-45, F Jul 21

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    You know, it's funny, but I was just having this discussion with a new friend who has the word shy in her name. She said she "didn't know there was a cure" for being shy. I told...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I have come so far, have seen so much and in the darkest of places i always guide people to look up to the sky and see that light shining just look down on those concrete that you...
    Lugelogistics93 Lugelogistics93 22-25, M Jul 20

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    It wasn't till today that I realized how much I have screwed up my life! When my parents got a divorce, I became an adult, I gained trust issues, and most importantly, I refused to...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 16-17, M Jul 19

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    Could someone help me get my mind off of self-harming... please?
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I am not sure why, but I always do, I get depressed and feel low in holidays. The only thing I remember from my psychology class in high school is that when people feel low during...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I feel like I'll never get over my social anxiety, my shyness, and my social awkwardness. I've been this way for as long as I can remember, and whenever I look ahead into the...
    nooblordiv nooblordiv 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    And when I do get depressed, I just want to be alone. I push everyone away for fear that I'll just bother or annoy them. Or perhaps it's because I just don't want to talk about it...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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