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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    People have to approach me first or I will never talk to them. I don't care if I'm dying to talk to that person, I won't talk to them first. Also, it takes me a hella long time to...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 9 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have trouble going up to new people and starting a conversation with them because I am too shy or worried of messing it up which makes me an awkward person to most people but...
    RZTheSlayer RZTheSlayer 13-15, M Oct 4

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    I remember how I first met him. I'm sure he recalls it a lot differently, though. I was 16 and doing my A Levels, I was checking out universitys perhaps too eager and I went to...
    hankpalmer hankpalmer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm shy about my body. I am smaller than the other boys in my class. They look like men compared to me, tall and muscular with some hair on their faces. I blush at the sight of...
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    I am not the same person at home and outside. When I'm home I can be crazy, stupid, childish, confident, very outgoing but whenever I go out I' m completely out of control, really...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I hate being shy, I'm so shy and I'm so awkward. People try to talk to me but because of my shyness I just come off as a *****. I can't make conversation idk what to say I don't...
    ustt ustt 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a very shy person. I've always been this way since I can remember. Especially around strangers. Out of my siblings I'm the only shy one in the lot. Being shy isn't a fun...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I really hate being shy and it's annoying. I really can't stand my ground that much and Im shy in front of the classroom giving a speech or something like that. I wish I wasn't...
    KiaraTheLioness KiaraTheLioness 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I've spent my high school years like a pessimist, not caring about my grades, people, and just plain anything. I always have problems when meeting new people. Even if someone...
    ProfessorBrad ProfessorBrad 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    It shocks everyone who knows me, except those who knew me before age 10. I was terrified of everyone outside my family and every place (including church and school) outside my home...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    Need some help overhere Im 21 years and im so shy in public ,and it is visible, and i cant even hide it or do anything about it (red face -shaking voice -trembling hands whenever...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I am very very shy! I don't really like my voice so just the thought of someone being able to hear me scares me. When I was in school and talking to my friends if someone turned to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I don't think I've ever been shy, but I was voted most shy in high school! LOL that did make me laugh. I am quiet. I am listening, looking, assessing. I am soaking up your vibes...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Oct 11

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    I am painfully shy! I am confident on the computer because this is not face to face and you are meeting me on my battlefield of life. I have "problems" psychological and I am...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Most of the time I literally don't talk to someone that i almost never talk with, unless they talk to me first :P
    eph01 eph01 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Once I get to know someone I will never shut up, but at first I tend to be quiet. I don't want to be hurt and it takes a lot to get past my walls.
    Edanamarie Edanamarie 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I'm too shy to message people, so I wait for them to message me first.
    StraightShemale StraightShemale 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 16

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    I am completely shy about everything when people get to know me I may be more open than before but that's the the outer layer.. I have 1 true friend that I confide in. And we were...
    FabledCity FabledCity 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    When I first meet people, I hardly ever talk. When I get to know them I won't shut up. If I'm best friends I'll be dancing on tables in the library to 'ugly heart'
    Amity77 Amity77 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It had to be a Frenchman...I was in summer camp and their were some exchange students from different parts of Europe. Antoine was from Nice, France. He was 16 an I was 14. I was...
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F Sep 30

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    I have this crush on a Spanish guy. He likes me too ❤️ Carlos, but when we tried to talk he walked passed me all Shy and his cheeks were red and I just decided to walk over to...
    ANNI3PI3 ANNI3PI3 16-17, F Oct 17

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    I feel as if my inhibitions will keep me from making the first move if I ever come across that one girl who holds eye contact with me in earnest...
    ph0x ph0x 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've never been attracted to the guy making a show of himself with his friends. I understand that you are outgoing but you also come off as annoying. I hate when people are loud...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F Sep 26

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    I'm like super confident on the internet but in real life I'm so damn shy it's so stupid
    mich1998 mich1998 13-15, F Sep 27

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    I am shy but my closest friends call me extroverted
    TomasSC TomasSC 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I'm extremely quiet, extremely shy, and VERY awkward around social situations. But under all that, I'm much more. If someone cares enough to get to know me, they will gain the most...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I am, suprisingly, very shy. Sometimes when I try to talk, it comes out awkward and I stutter when I talk to my teachers. I know that I am intelligent, yet my school wanted to keep...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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