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I Am Very Shy At First

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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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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    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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    I am shy but will talk with you

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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I am extremely shy, but I'm trying to break

    myself of it. So far, I think it's working out pretty damn good. ^_^
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't like to talk to strangers, especially girls and women. I feel like they are constantly judging me and will talk behind my back, so I never speak in public places. I have...
    ThatelfR ThatelfR 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Not very. Just enough to be considered as a po.0. As shy and timid as a po.0. Now ain't this the very first story for this experience group? Aren't we living up to its name? Love...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Mar 26

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    im actually quite shy i dont talk to people with whom i meet for the first time,it might be a girl or a guy if they start a conversation then i dont have a problem and once we...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Mar 22

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    I actually have a crush on this guy in my high school. the first time I met him was during English class and I first lay my eyes on him. and I have this feeling of deja vu . its...
    alissahou alissahou 18-21 1 Response Mar 27

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    This is my weakness… i hate being shy because i have a loud mind. Its hard to talk to people you don't know and i really don't know how to keep a conversation running without...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello I'm here to tell something more about me to be honest, I do not even know where to start, was still very young when I started to be shy, do not know why I have no reason to...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Ermmm this story is going to be a bit weird I think then again my username is awesome weirdo so it kinda fits okay so my first kiss was not to long ago actually a few days ago on...
    AwesomeWeirdo AwesomeWeirdo 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Ah... My first kiss was ok. He was my second boyfriend (yes second, never did kiss the first lol) but I don't think there was a spark. The kiss wasn't bad, he knew what he was...
    queediana82 queediana82 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    Does this make any sense?... "I am internally shy" I say internally because no body else really looks at me and thinks "oh wow, she's so shy". In fact, they think the complete...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Ppl r so shy. Shy ppl miss out n they r boring af so pls stop being shy
    truth2b truth2b 26-30, M Mar 27

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    When I'm with my close friends I'm no where near shy, but when it comes to my crush… He's in my friend gang, but I can't talk to him, ugh. There is no reason I can't it's just...
    laracali laracali 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It limits me so much. When i meet new people i can barely speak 2 words to them. Apparently they have medication for shyness now o think its dumb even though i dont like being shy...
    LizWasNotHere LizWasNotHere 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm so sick of being so shy all the time. I just want to be normal and talk to people, but I get so scared and anxious. I thought that as I grew older I would get less shy, but...
    hugbees hugbees 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    here wasn't much to this, except that I kind of wish it worked out differently. It was at camp, we were all 14-18 - I was 14 and he was 16. I admired him from afar, but was too shy...
    borderlinesymmetry borderlinesymmetry 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Even though it was almost 10 months ago, I remember that day so clearly. It was a hot, sunny day in the Valley. I like to dress cute and almost exactly a month before, I had...
    wackywoman wackywoman 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hope there are others that live with shyness and anxiety and can relate to this...nobody really understands people with shyness and anxiety
    shyguy07 shyguy07 26-30, M Mar 23

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    I just want to find someone who understands who I am without judging me. Most people think I'm stuck up because I don't really interact with people and I don't look anybody in the...
    fearflash fearflash 18-21 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I can be very shy, but I love meeting new people! I may not talk at much, but once we do, I'll get rid of that shyness. :3
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I sing in fact I got accepted to a singing high school. But I'm am so shy. It prevents me from showing my talent & I hate that about myself. I wanna be confident with myself I...
    lianx19 lianx19 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I don't think I started out shy necessarily. My social anxiety seems to have been triggered at about 10 years old when a group of kids at a new school made fun of my accent. Ever...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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...
    Casinova85 Casinova85 26-30, M Mar 27

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    I guess i like shy guys, cause im pretty shy myself... I just want someone to be awkward and silly with and be able to make each other laugh.. Yeah that would be nice...
    jessieann0921 jessieann0921 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    There are these guys at school (hight school) who have been watching me and my friend for almost 4-5 months and I like one of them and he also likes me, we walk by and they get...
    pamela19 pamela19 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I wouldn't say "very shy", but I am shyer in person.
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F Apr 7

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    I hate when people ask me why I'm shy. It's called personality and everybody's is different. It's not a phase, it's just who I am. I happen to like my personality and the people...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    All most everyday I get pick on for being shy not just by people at my school but mostly by my family and I hate it. I'm trying so hard not to be shy. I want to be an actress when...
    SandraArdell SandraArdell 16-17, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    While I have broken this rule in the past (usually when extremely lonely), I probably won't start up a conversation with you myself. Several reasons for this, I suppose: -I don't...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am a shy person and I always wanted to sit in the corner of the class. Our biology teacher is a bit scary, and she didn't approve that I was invisible in the class. So she...
    CrazyStar137 CrazyStar137 13-15 Apr 4

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    1. I’m kind of shy. 2. I do things on my own. 3. I don’t like it when people stare at me. 4. I play guitar. 5. I don’t know why but I’m attracted to girls. 6. Don’t say...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 6

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    My first kiss was when I was 16 at my birthday party with one of my brothers friends. I was very shy back then and he was good looking and forward but was possibly the worse kisser...
    SalinNY SalinNY 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It was in 4th grade when I just moved to a new school all the way on the other side of the country from California to North Carolina (do to the military) any way I was very shy at...
    madison57 madison57 13-15, M Mar 21

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    I was 13 and she was 12. We were sat in the park near her house and we were playing truth or dare. I could tell she knew I liked her when I asked her if she has ever been with a...
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I'm just way too shy and have a lack of self-confidence.
    Lloyd97 Lloyd97 16-17, M Apr 7

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    I am so shy when I look back my life feels like a 32 year awkward silence. I sit and think about what I think other people are thinking and it paralyzes me. I think about what I...
    teetoe1 teetoe1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 19

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