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I Am Very Shy At First

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I just turned 20 today and I don't really feel like doing anything. That's the life of a shy boy.
    NewToTheWorld NewToTheWorld 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Currently, I'm studying at university - and everyone says how its a great opportunity to get to know people. But at first I come across as really shy, no matter how confident I try...
    mariya03 mariya03 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I have always been shy. I was a lot more shy in the past then I am now, but i'm still quite shy. I always thought being shy was a bad thing, but I finally realized it's not that...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    People think I'm a total snob because I don't talk to them first. I'm the quiet type that don't do talking to people first cause I think if I do approach first they'll think that I...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I get told I'm weird.. And if I speak in class because the teacher asks a question.. I shrug because everyone is looking at me for a result to their quiz.. "Quite shy" doesn't fit...
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 3 Responses Feb 3

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    My guy is very shy. And he's so cute because of it. In fact, we are both shy. One of the things that attracted me to him, was his shyness.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    This is not what i expected my first kiss would be :"( On winter vacationmy friends and I went to a bar, I was feeling a little dizzy and tired at that time so my friends went to...
    Joawe Joawe 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think shy guys are adorable, because I'm shy too. Don't you love it when their face gets red, and they sway back and forth awkwardly? :3
    Amusical135 Amusical135 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    when I was a little kid, I used to have the worst case of shyness, to the point where I barely spoke to my own family, as I got older, it's gotten better though now i'm only shy...
    DayzEvenden DayzEvenden 16-17, F Feb 3

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    My shyness literally ruins everything. I can't even say hi to people I wanna say hi to. And later, I feel horrible for not even saying hi to them. I feel like people think I'm...
    reimixoxo29 reimixoxo29 13-15, F Feb 3

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    I am shy. I moved a lot when I was a kid. I spent most of my life living in the woods and went to school with other kids like that so we got along well. When we moved to the city...
    roseangel5747 roseangel5747 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Glad I'm not the only one who is this way. I'd like to have a gf of bf but I'm just too shy and keeping up a convo is very hard for me. I hope one I'll break out of my shyness and...
    KyotoFlower KyotoFlower 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I am at first and probably second and third and maybe even fourth meeting. But once comfortable with you I can be a real chatterbox.
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 5 days ago

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    i was too shy to talk to Curran Helmitch...a guy at my school. i hate this. i was io shy to tell him happy .birthday
    wanorexic wanorexic 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I can't talk to guys unless they talk to me first and I get really nervous and stumble over words. its so lame.
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Well...... Around everyone. I really need to talk more. My life as a introvert......I will live under a rock when the day comes that I have my first date.
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F Feb 20

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    Im 14 nd Me and my bf are in school..naturally we're always scared to meet up here that someone might just catch us..but that day after such a looong wait we finally decided we...
    iloveyoumylife iloveyoumylife 18-21, F Feb 21

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    I'm living a hostel for the year and there is this guy living here too on the first floor. He's a bit older than Everyone else at 27 where as most of us are 17-25 (student hostel...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I moved to Mexico I thought about how I would never find anyone to like, I was wrong. There was this nice guy in my class who was just so .. Nice. We started talking in class...
    Brenda2397 Brenda2397 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I just wanna know something. Am I girlfriend material? Am I good enough to have a girlfriend? Do I have any chance at all? I just want to know the honest truth from real people...
    jjcho849 jjcho849 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    Anybody shy but outgoing at the same time
    jaddielove024 jaddielove024 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Hi, I'm Bea. I suppose I am rather shy, I come across as rather blunt and un interested. But I guess I just like to get to know people before I show people my true self. I...
    DaddysBabyPrincess1 DaddysBabyPrincess1 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 3

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    Ever since I have been alone on my journey, I have started to become socially disconnected from others. My family is an exception, along with my one sister (online BFF). So I have...
    GunWarrior GunWarrior 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Ugh, YES! Shy guys are the cutest. Cocky guys are a huge turnoff. And the confident ones are a bore Lol totally kidding on that last one :P
    sadvibes sadvibes 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    Is so hard when you want to talk with a guy but your too shy for it T,T
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I'm not sure if it's shyness, but I just don't talk to people because I doubt they're interested in listening. Also when i do talk I ge nervous and mess up my sentences. It's so...
    WritingDesk11 WritingDesk11 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    There's nothing in this world that makes me sweat more than being around a guy I find attractive. Whenever I'm interacting with even a mildly attractive guy, I find myself...
    theShySnob theShySnob 18-21, F Feb 5

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    Being shy is the worst thing ever in the world >.< it's like you meet some one new but your too scared because they would say Somthing or somthing els
    Alonzoisgay Alonzoisgay 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    I tend to come across as an out there person when I have to be at my job, im soo shy i cant even talk to my own family
    staceyhazellee staceyhazellee 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 7