Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Very Shy At First

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 294 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Dec 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am shy but will talk with you

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I will never get to tell my children an awkward first kiss story. I was a sophomore and the girl that had asked me to prom was a senior. We had grinded a lot at the dance and we...
    HalfMoonRun HalfMoonRun 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am waiting for the one. But I think he will never come. To be honest I never had a boyfriend. But I did have had this someone. At that time I was still so young. But distance...
    1hatemy5elf 1hatemy5elf 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It may be cute to guys but being shy has it's cons. Most work places requires someone to be outgoing or a people person. I am outgoing when I get to know you more but at first I...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, not shy. I have not any time for shyness and timidness, definitely not bashfulness in my career. (I like how those words can all be interchanged, however bashful is my...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate even now the expression 'come out of your shell' as though I am a hermit crab. I've never lived as one and shy people shouldn't be thought of as pushovers in need of people...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I joined this group as a result of lilreddress's post as I felt it also applied to me. It's fascinating how many facets of our personalities are displayed, depending on the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 5 Responses Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm extremely shy in person. I stutter and I have a lisp so I don't like talking much when I first meet someone. I'm also self-conscious about my accent. But as soon as I'm...
    Igot7starlightarmy Igot7starlightarmy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just posted my first picture in my album, and I'm sitting here freaking out because I'm so shy and . . . uhhh . . . picture of me! Maybe I should delete it . . . ?
    thewritestuff27 thewritestuff27 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am new and shy... this is the first time I am trying to comminicate online... I am not sure what else to say I guess I would like to say "Hello everyone..."
    Siretheory Siretheory 18-21, M Dec 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    im shy when i first meet ppl an its hard for me talkin to stangers online but i soon come out my shell wen u get to know me
    liverpool2005 liverpool2005 22-25, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok so this is probley because i have no friends lol but when u first talk to me I'm super shy, very polite and kind... But once u get to know me I'm just some over the top tranny...
    Prettygirl345 Prettygirl345 18-21, T 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    They're so mean. Sometimes when I tell them how pretty or lovely they look, they'll be like "Shut up and **** off, *****!" If I ever encountered a shy, pretty person, If I were to...
    Kim2018 Kim2018 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    so I had my first kiss today with my girlfriend. a bunch of our friends came over to my house today. we went up to a room to watch movies and shows. before that, I had told one...
    drukware drukware 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The first moment I saw him, felt a deep, passionate distain for him. It was the second day of high school, and he walked into our English class like he owned the place. He...
    missbehave1691 missbehave1691 22-25 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm shy when I start to get to know someone and well I guess that's normal but what I hate about shyness is that I get to scared to start a conversation with someone I'm getting to...
    Didi33 Didi33 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The first time I wore a girls one piece swimsuit I lost a bet to my friend and she made me put on her one piece swimsuit I was shy at first to show her cuz I knew should take...
    swimsuitboy17 swimsuitboy17 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I won't approach you first. You can add me to your circle of friends, and I will as well...it doesn't matter if we have 5 things in common or 200..but unless you pm me first our...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I do this like all the time. I want to be able to approach people and say hi, even in just a message, but I always get nervous to do it. I feel like people are gonna think I'm...
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My first kiss was with a boy named Randy lol I remember it was on 12.12.12 on our way back from the city on the bus, of course me being shy to kiss him (everyone was trying to make...
    kcochrane2000 kcochrane2000 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Only sometimes. I am not shy in my class or around my family. But I am super shy in front of people I don't know especially when none of my friends or my parents are around. I wish...
    ohbecca ohbecca 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I'm shy because of the fact I was sheltered as a child growing up. The other reason is because I am different. Nothing too eccentric but I know it could shy others away...
    ChristianKekoa90 ChristianKekoa90 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm shy but I really like this person. I take quick glances across the courtyard every morning at assembly.. Some times I think that person may be looking at me too but I can never...
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm very shy. I don't know how to talk to people. I'm always quiet and don't know friends or even answer a question in class. I'm so shy that I lock myself up in my room and look...
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F Dec 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If I just meet you and you're shy, I'll be shy back. But if we just meet and you're outgoing, then I'll be outgoing back. I tend to go off of vibes lol I won't lie, most days I am...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

    Your Response

    Cancel
    even though it isnt that great I am not shy about my body image and show it off to my friends and not shy about nudity either and I get in trouble for inapppropraite nudity at...
    iamreallyonly17 iamreallyonly17 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm shy. Very very very shy. I'm quiet and have no self-esteem. I don't have friends or a boyfriend. I rather read a lot of books than go to parties. (Never been to one). I don't...
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was little was shy and still am very shy and extremely withdrawn. To add onto that, I didn't look people in the eye either. My mom told my teachers that if she never knew me...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm incredibly shy! I have been all my life. Obviously when I was small it was because I was scared as heck of people. Then through my teenage years it warped so that I have a...
    Holdontothefire Holdontothefire 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate being shy around new people makes it so difficult to connect with them plus if their shy as well the situation just gets awkward fast.
    CookmySock CookmySock 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel