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I Am Very Shy At First

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 275 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 18

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am definitely more shy offline than I am online for some reason. It's always been that way.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    My name is Shy! I am really shy at first but only at first!
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 1 Response Nov 2

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    I am definitely a shy person. Especially when I first meet someone. It's made life very difficult indeed and I wish I wasn't so shy.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 8

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    Doesn't everyone remember their first love? Looking back it was really sweet, but at the time I remember thinking it was the real-deal and we'd be together for ever. Towards the...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 7

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    For the longest time I'd rarely, if ever, talk to anyone while in school. That started to change around my sophomore year, when I began opening up more to others and started making...
    ZeroShadow ZeroShadow 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    Just please, say something to me. I'm shy, terrible at meeting people, and did I mention I'm shy? I really hate how I'm assumed to always have to start conversations.
    nickwrocks1 nickwrocks1 13-15, M Nov 3

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    it's not even that. I'm paranoid of messing up and screwing up any association with a guy, or giving a bad impression. It's almost a anxiety. So I never ever talk to guys. However...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Nov 10

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    Hi! I'm Abby,i'm 18 and i am a very quiet girl.I struggle with anxiety and depression a lot and i hate myself.I go to a small private school and i hardly ever talk to anyone unless...
    ajulian ajulian 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I'm shy at first, but I do the stupidest random things when I get comfortable with someone.
    JustSomeTeenagerr JustSomeTeenagerr 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't get shy around guys. I just get shy around a group of people. When I hang out with friends I get shy like crazy. But if I'm with someone just me and him, I'm funny sweet...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    dfd223 dfd223 18-21, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I have a huge problem. It's about announcing my mom about my first period (I just got them). She will tell everyone. My cousins my grand-mother, my aunt, her friends... And I don't...
    lovexlifex lovexlifex 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am really not shy here at all. I may be a 21 year old male, but I am not shy of showing my inner weirdness... EP Link EP Link EP Link EP Link EP Link EP Link EP Link
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Oct 28

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    hi names Brandon I'm so shy I really want to talked to guys but they make me nervous and even though I'm shy I still help anyone even though I get hurt in the end
    Teddybearfluff Teddybearfluff 16-17 Oct 29

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    It started when I was just a 3 year old girl. I was so shy towards family and friends, I barely talked to anyone. I grew out of it eventually, I am still pretty shy towards adults...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I was accompanying my best friend to a Christmas party (she practically dragged me out because I was in a miserable excuse for a relationship) because she needed someone to make...
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F Oct 31

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    I'm so shy , I want to change I cant talk to girls without being embarrassed, I feel like girls from another planet, I cant make good conversation with them I'm so shy .
    Ihabq8 Ihabq8 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    My first boyfriend kiss! Halloween night, I went out with a bunch of friends. One of the boys is really cute and I wanted him to like me. But I get all shy and quiet around him...
    Somethingcute Somethingcute 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Well i have no inhibitions to talk to the girls i know,say someone who sits beside me in the class but i find it difficult to approach a girl who is a total stranger to me. I find...
    Tushar96 Tushar96 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    I met him at band practice. I saw him out if the corner of my eye as he sat there behind his drum set quietly. I made my rounds to all of the band members and waved a hello to...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I am painfully shy and have been since I was little. Sometimes I've thought that it would be better to be stupid than shy because at least I'd have friends. Then I laugh at what a...
    Lenimentus81 Lenimentus81 18-21, M Nov 8

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    I can be shy at times, it often depends on the day, my mood, how confident I am feeling. This varies dramatically. However, I joined experienceproject so I could start being myself...
    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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    You'll never notice this talking to me online, but in person, I am painfully shy. I'm usually too shy to even ask an employee at a store for help finding something. I will never...
    ADawnS ADawnS 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Like the title says i hate myself for being shy. I been shy for as long as i can remember. A year ago i made close connection with friends we hung out during and after school. My...
    johnnykman johnnykman 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    I am definitely a shy person and have always had trouble talking to people, even online. I would have never signed up for this website in the past because I would usually be too...
    NONtoxic NONtoxic 18-21, M Nov 11

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    I am so sick of being shy. I feel like it holds me back from my true potential and making new friends. I want everyone to be able to see the real me and not judge me or assume that...
    mofty123 mofty123 18-21, F Nov 12

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    Yes in some ways I am a shy person.But I am never shy when I see something being done which I feel is wrong.I try to protest .I also don't like controlling people as they don't...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I'm shy around people that know me. But I'm a fireball of personality when I meet new people because they don't know my background or where I come from. They have no clue that I'm...
    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    It's true im a shy person. I've always been shy around everyone im not sure why though
    NICU95 NICU95 18-21, M a week ago

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    I have a photographic memory. It's really strong. I can see images like a very well done painting. No on in my family knows this. Only my ex boyfriend knows this. I'm posting...
    XxitsmesarahxX XxitsmesarahxX 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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