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I Am Very Shy At First

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 allĀ sceneĀ of me,Shy no more.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Dec 18, 2011

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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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    carterdgi carterdgi 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    I'm still a bit shy. I'm not NEAR as shy as I used to be though. Within the past year or so, I've done much better. It's easier for me to answer people when they talk to me. I've...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Every since I was a little girl, I was super shy. If I met new people, I would be super quiet around them. But when I feel more comfortable around people and feel I can trust them...
    Littlewallflowerx Littlewallflowerx 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's just the way I am. I don't how to say it any other way, I'm shy. Everybody I get to know makes me so nervous because I always have this feeling like I'm about to make a fool...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    In real life people have to talk to me!!! I can't talk to people in real life besides my friends!!! I am super shy on the first day of school and when you have to introduce...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I really need to overcome my shyness. It's holding me back from everything. I have no social life. I feel like everyone else is more important than me. I hate people looking at me...
    TheShyOne1996 TheShyOne1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    It'd be better if I knew the things to say ahead of time, so I don't need to have this weird silence thinking about what to say. I'm kinda on the shy and awkward side toward...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 6

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    Once you get to know me, I tend to act a little goofy and vivacious. I'm pretty shy when meeting people however, but if we have things in common to talk about, then I'll open up...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 6

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    Right now I am at the beach and I'm all alone. There are people that I KNOW here, but I dont dare to go and talk to them. I hate it so much that I'm so freaking shy. All my other...
    camelunicorn camelunicorn 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am shy so I probably won't reach out and message you first but please feel free to message me.
    curiousgirl1214 curiousgirl1214 26-30, F Jul 11

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    I love a girl and I don't know but she's shy, never calls and ALWAYS wants me to make the first move. I know I'm the guy but it shouldn't be all the time. I've tried telling her...
    ereu ereu 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm shy and have a hard time messaging someone at first because normally they pretend to be my friend the whole time
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    If shyness was an Olympic sport I would easily come in first place.
    Foxie913 Foxie913 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am shy at first but I do d stupidest random things when I get comfortable with sumone;) Who all are like me here?
    happinesslieswithin happinesslieswithin 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am the worst kind of person in western society; a shy male. You could not find another combination that would be as frowned down upon by normal social standards. Being shy is...
    TheMadHater TheMadHater 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    When first saw her, before I could see her, I heard her. She pulled up in a sporty Honda civic, blue and blacked out windows. She stepped out of the car and my breath was lost and...
    Ategenos Ategenos 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am a shy person I always been a shy person I am very shy when I meet new people and sometimes very shy when I talk to a girls, when I talk to girls I start to sweat on my...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 13

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    I still love that person.i wrote a post last month or something.got loads of help and advice.and my craving to hear his voice or see him has reduced.but still I can't forget him...
    Naina94 Naina94 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I know it's not a big deal or anything but I haven't had my first kiss but I'm scared of actually kissing someone. Is that normal or am I being paranoid ?
    Smiles1997 Smiles1997 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm super shy and once you get to know me I'm a great person all my friends tell me that and I know being shy hold a me back from my love life and making new friends. I kind of...
    SophieBabe20 SophieBabe20 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    But I always lose. I am the most shy person in the world and I am saying this because: 1-I can't look in people's faces when I talk to them 2-I can't speak with people when the...
    nona000 nona000 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    I fell in LOVE at first sight, we didn't actually met i just watched his vlogs and then we started talking like every couple days every time he text me or call me i just OMG can't...
    Yara555 Yara555 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Recently I have begun to chat with people online and I think my circle may think that I am chatty person that is not shy but in real life if you met me you would see I am very shy...
    musicshy musicshy 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I've been seeing a guy for a couple of months and things are mostly going great... except that he very rarely texts me first. When I text him he texts back immediately and then...
    ilovesun ilovesun 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am a a very shy person and I don't talk a lot.... But once you get to know me I am a a great guy but I am so shy especially when it comes to talking to girls... So it's...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    School is staring soon and my boy friend moved schools. I'm starting sophomore year and I'm super shy. I have a lot of close friends but I'm in advanced classes and they're not...
    jordan43930 jordan43930 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm taking a class in high school and I'm pretty sure it will have a lot of presentation type stuff but I am super shy. How do I get over the stage fright/ shyness?
    jordan43930 jordan43930 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    Literally! How are you meant to 'fix' shyness when it is who you are. I don't know what I'd be if I wasn't shy but I wish I could know. I know (or hope) I'll grow out of it but I...
    AnnaSpring AnnaSpring 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I really hate being shy. Whenever I have to speak in front of the class my cheeks almost instantly get red. The teachers try to get you to talk more. The teacher would always smile...
    ilovemrfitz ilovemrfitz 13-15, F Jul 18

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    its a pain in the *** to be shy. you dont get to meet people and do stuff everyone is doing on a daily basis. you are alone and concious of it but dont dare to do something against...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M Jul 19

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    I am so shy but I always love to meet new people. I have always been shy. I don't even really message anyone on here just becuase I'm scared of what they will think.
    Tjw241 Tjw241 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    Not gonna lie I am I may be talkative on the internet but in real life im super shy and awkward I try to talk to people because being shy has never worked out for me. :)
    PerfectAtImperfection PerfectAtImperfection 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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