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I Am Very Shy and Feeling Very Depressed

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 i was'nt always so shy and withdrawn when i was really little and it becomes very tough at work, when some one says something and puts me down i get horribly tied in knots...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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses May 3, 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 2 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    My so-called friends never understand me when I'm depressed. They don't know how badly my heart aches when I'm forced to go to a social event with them and the anxiety starts to...
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    A lot of it has to do with not wanting to be a downer but also not having a lot of support. Honestly one of the things that most makes me depressed is the unreliability...
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    It's an odd feeling being cripplingly shy and forced not to be by a need for companionship and a job that eats shy people alive. I am forced to assume this bravado of a strong...
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    April 3. Acceptance. Surrender to the moment. Ride it out and through, for all it's worth. Throw yourself into it. Stop resisting. So much of our anguish is created when we are...
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    Oh my god, I'm so tired of this. I'm so sick of being alive. I hate myself in every single way. I don't want to keeping living anymore. I want to die. I don't want to go to college...
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    I feel numb and depressed at the same time especially when I can't solve my problems. It's a horrible empty feeling. That feeling paralyzes me and it's frustrating.
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    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 6

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