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I Am Very Shy At First

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 331 People

    Maybe I'm Being Insecure?

    I dunno, I am always horribly shy when I meet most ppl. I think its because I've been hurt by too many ppl before. I just find it hard to open up to ppl any more. I have found some ppl though, which I have just connected to from the start. But I am trying to open up to ppl more...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    Can Open Up

    Once I get to know someone and feel confident around them, I feel more safe to be myself.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Jul 9, 2013

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    Do Not Show Any Weakness.

    When I first met my wife; I came to her house which is now "our house", As soon as I walked in the door her mother and stepfather walked in and sat down at the kitchen table. Her mother kept looking me up and down. She had a smug look on her face. I reacted with a defensive...
    Snookybear Snookybear 36-40, M Feb 17, 2010

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    Shy At First

    Shy at first,That's me,When in big groups,Never know what to say,'Til someone says "Hello",Once I'm started,Lose all scene of me,Shy no more.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 18, 2011

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    How do I stop being so self-conscious

    and shy? I feel like i constantly have a wall up that stops me from being 100% myself until I really get to know the person
    bluecrush42 bluecrush42 18-21, F Mar 3, 2014

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    I normally am but then there are times like this

    when I just wanna talk talk talk so that's why I'm posting so many experiences..
    staygoldenbaby staygoldenbaby 16-17, F Jan 23

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    Shy When First Meeting Someone

         When i first meet someone i am very shy, I only speak when spoken to and it takes a little while before i feel comfortable enough to say anything or to even start a conversation, This is something that i have been working on and i have improved alot...
    confusedone confusedone 41-45, F 7 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    I'm Shy When I'm Alone.

    I'm shy depending on how many people I already know there. If I'm with a lot of good friends, then I'll talk.  But sometimes I appear shy only because I like hanging out in the back and relaxin. I'm just kickin back when I'm kickin it. 
    rhawn rhawn 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2009

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    I Wish There Was A Pill For The End Of The Curse Of Shyness

    I literally used to feel gulity as if I was sinning against god by being shy.I always had those butterfly nerves at school ... doing talks, reading out loud, drama and sport, music and singing... home work etcI would avoid going to school if my work was bad or I didn't understand...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2012

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    Im Really Shy...

    Im extremely shy the first time I talk to you, but im really outgoing once I kno you:)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 5, 2012

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    Im very shy and its hard to make new friends

    and meant people, i want to i just over think everything. There is a girl that works at the store up the street from me that i say hi to and we talk a little, i want to ask if she wants to hang out some time but i dont know how. I always get to shy to ask. Help me please.
    MickeyBella94 MickeyBella94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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    I'm very shy at first indeed.

    It really suck because people don't always know how shy I am and they take it sometimes as a disinterest and thing I don't want to get to know them or whatever when in reality I'm just very shy.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 12, 2014

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    So Quiet

    Sometimes, Im quiet for a long time after I first meet someone, I think I have some form of Social Anxiety, its getting a little better, but I still often go red around people I dont usually speak to...I wish I could be as loud and confident as everyone around me, it bugs me that...
    Enjoythesilence Enjoythesilence 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    I am shy but will talk with you

    if you approach me lol drinks help too :-)
    MrMan1978 MrMan1978 31-35, M Feb 3, 2014

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    Very Quite

    It takes a lot to get to know me.  I tend to be very quite and reserved to those I just meet and it takes a lot to bread that shell.
    miaforfun miaforfun 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 12, 2009

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    But In Some Circumstances I Shine

    Usually I'm very reserved at first, but with some groups of people I click the moment I meet them. When I'm in my element I can be witty, funny, creative and intelligent. But with most groups of people I adopt a reserved posture.
    CrazyWuWu CrazyWuWu 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    Shyness

    i wish i never get shy at first sut i always do and that is a big problem with me even since childhood. I beleive that it has effected my whole life and wish i could just open up more. As soon as i get to know someone i get very talkative. feels strange.
    mistyic mistyic 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    Awwwww Chucks....

    I'm always very shy when i meet people in person, and i feel like my heart sinks into my stomach and as people start to talk to me for a little while my hearts like XD but after a period of time like maybe min. hours. a day or two or weeks, i tend to come out of my shell.. unless...
    FWhIsPeR FWhIsPeR 18-21, M Jan 27, 2010

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    Either shy, or just unmotivated to get to know someone.
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    I've always liked the really outgoing guys who were super popular, but I'm super shy and no one ever knows I'm in the room. They didn't even know my name, my name was "That quiet...
    zerofiveonesevenninetyseven zerofiveonesevenninetyseven 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't seem to go in a public bathroom if someone is in there. This ruins my school days and field trips where I've had to hold it in until I get a free moment at school. My...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey, if you're reading this and you have an advice or an opinion I'll be glad to read it because I'm looking for that one advice or quote that will get me through this. Where to...
    American19 American19 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wait for people to talk to me first, I'm very shy! 😖
    ToopeBy ToopeBy 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    shy girls just are soooo attractive!
    nudedares nudedares 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    It is hard when you are shy and lonely. I am afraid to talk to people even though I crave for company so much. It hurts to be lonely and it hurts to see others have such a nice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm pretty shy because when I was growing up relationships were never really an option haha. So now that I'm not a little kid anymore I can start to mingle ... If I wasn't shy lol...
    zpay zpay 18-21, M a week ago

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    i hate being shy because like, everyone thinks your arrogant and they think that you think you are better than them so that's why you never make eye contact and only talk freely...
    xnikkkix xnikkkix 13-15, F Aug 22

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    I'm very shy, especially when I'm talking to someone I've just met because I have no idea how to start conversations. I just don't know what to say and I feel like I might be...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Well, I'm not shy but I don't talk much, I an socially awkward and I'll never have a girlfriend because of my lack of self-confidence. So what I am trying to do is to become...
    RedCloud98 RedCloud98 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm very shy actually in person I barely speak or look up
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 20

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    dweenietodd dweenietodd 18-21, M Aug 19

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    It was when I was 6 and my sister was taking me home from school, she used to taunt me saying all the girls fancied me, I was a shy boy. I stumbled on the school drive and Pamela...
    peefun2528 peefun2528 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Girls on this seem a little too shy, I want to know what your cute brain is thinking!! argh!
    octaviusfrench octaviusfrench 18-21, M Aug 18

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    I remember my first day at school quite well. I walked into the classroom feeling scared. I waited in line by our teacher's desk so she could put a name tag on us and then she...
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Being shy it's like having two personalities, where the outside you has complete control over everything that you are and want, while the real you stays freeze. i just wish i...
    Bshy96 Bshy96 18-21, F Aug 16

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    Hi everyone I'm a shy person who had little skills in talking to people. I have low self esteem and about my image as well. I know I have to lose weight. Look sharp and have to...
    loveislove76 loveislove76 26-30, M Aug 16

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    He was my first crush when I was eleven and he's still my first crush now. My first crush became my first love, my first love that I will never forget .
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F Aug 16