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I Am Very Shy

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    Being Shy Makes Me Feel Little.

    I am 24 years old and have always been shy ever since I was a child I was quiet and didn't have many friends. I always felt like being shy made me a victim to bullying in school because I felt so alone and had nobody to defend me and I didn't have the confidence to defend...
    Neonights Neonights 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    New

    I'm new to all of this don't know how it works... Guidance? :/ shy girl
    2013curiosity 2013curiosity 22-25 Mar 4, 2013

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    It Gets Easier....

    Alright, I'll share my shyness with you.... Ever wonder what makes you shy or afraid to meet new people? I know I do.... 23 years old and although I can say I have many friends, most of which are still back in Ontario, I do not have much to show of my few frantic years in...
    relentless relentless 21-25, F Jan 30, 2008

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    I sing in fact I got accepted to a singing high

    school. But I'm am so shy. It prevents me from showing my talent & I hate that about myself. I wanna be confident with myself I wanna be fearless when I step on stage to show what I'm made of. But this shyness is holding me back
    lianx19 lianx19 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Very Shy

    I was always shy as long as i can remeber.  My verbal abuse as a child crippled me into leading a very dull life. i wasn't excelling for myself i was trying to get that recognition from my father but it didn't matter if i got a hundred or 30 no reaction so as a result i...
    awakened awakened 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    It May Be Strange, On This Sit...

    It may be strange, on this site I tell a lot of personal things about myself and I really enjoy doing that. In normal life I wouldn't dare that. I want to be expressive, charmiong etc but I am shy.
    linda linda 21-25, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2007

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    I was very very shy for years

    since I started doing self harm when I was about 12 or 13 years old for some reasons. There's a lot of different stories about me being shy, no confident, my ex boyfriend was so cruel to me. He made me lost my confident. I doesn't know how to speak to anyone about my problems...
    zara13 zara13 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I'm Shyyyyyyyy

    I hate when my friends' parents have to drive me home. Wow. That is one of the most awkward situations to get involved with, for me personally. I never know who they are talking to unless I hear my name lol. Otherwise, staring out the window awkwardly is the way to go.
    mixedview mixedview 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2008

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    I Am Pregnant I Am 14years Old

    i went too a swim party my boy friend and i went into a room we had sex i took my my bottoms off sodid he about three weeks later i felt strange in my tummy my mom found spots in my pantys she gave a pregnant test she aksed who i with now i can not see no boys my mom wanted to...
    bettysdawn bettysdawn 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    The Shy Me

    Almost too shy to talk about it on here.  As a child i was shy, nerdish and too sensitive, which i never lost growing older. I think that i'm always too much, too intrusive or too much bothering people, so i don't. Work isn't too bad, because i can hide behind my...
    DutchPerson DutchPerson 41-45 2 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    The Biggest Mistake

    I made the biggest mistake of my life when I married my husband. wait did I even really get married? thats a good question because it sure as hell doesnt feel like it. I am beyond broken and the idiot who made me this way cannot fix it or take it back this time. this time its...
    Glitzlyn Glitzlyn 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    Soooooo Shy

    Ok, I'm shy. I'm so stinkin' shy, that all through my high school years, I walked around my schools (plural.....because I went to a different school every year) with my eyes glued to the floor!!! I had very few friends, and I didn't look up at anyone while I was moving around in...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    Used To Be Extremely Shy, Got Better, Now Feel Like It's Coming On Stronger

    I have been extremely shy ever since I was about 4 years old. I was so shy that I was almost held back in Kindergarten because I would not talk to my teacher when she tested me on my letters etcc. But luckily my mom fought for me. My mom was awesome! Anyway, I went through...
    beachgrl74 beachgrl74 31-35 4 Responses Nov 12, 2010

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    So my school has a semi-formal dance tomorrow

    night and I asked this girl I like to go with me and she said yes, but she would meet me there because she and her friends had already planned on going together. We only really make small talk and I want to have better conversations but I don't know what to talk about. So any...
    MedivalJolk MedivalJolk 13-15, M Mar 7

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    Specifically, I Am "body Shy"

    I'm certainly more of an introvert that extrovert, but I have no problem speaking to people at gatherings and such. But there was no story topic called "I am body shy", so this was as close as I could come. Though I'm now 53 and could lose a few pounds, I don't think I'm...
    pf1oyd pf1oyd 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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    Phones.

    I almost have a fear of phones. What if I can't understand what the other person is saying? What if I think they said one thing when they said another? What if I say something stupid? What if I just freeze up and don't say anything at all?
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    Ripjr Ripjr 18-21, M Dec 12, 2013

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    Accepting the Shyness

    Well, ever since I was in Kindergarten I've been a little shy and reclusive around other children. For the past year or two I've been trying to deal with several insecurities that I had no control or explanation for, and I ended up realizing the core of the problem was my shyness...
    Bbrawl Bbrawl 18-21 Jul 21, 2009

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    Iam Very Shy

    As a kid i was very shy, it takes me awhile to warm up to ppl , once i start to trust a bit i open up to others, i missed a lot when i was young because of shyness, and thinking ppl were out to hurt me.... vinny
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    I Tend to Have Different Perso...

    i tend to have different personalitys around certain people. If i feel intimidated in any way i will be VERY shy, i wont talk at all. But when im comfortable i never shutup. I tend to annoy the calm. Im naturally a reserved person also, so when i feel like being alone il just...
    iamtredelle iamtredelle 16-18, F 4 Responses Jan 24, 2007

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    Meeting A Deadringer

    He was a friend of mine for four years, we met through an arcade game where we both frequented during our college days. We weren't very close in any regards, we only see each other while we're at the arcade, and the topics of our conversations never go beyond that of our gaming...
    shiroblanc shiroblanc 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    Since I Was 5

    My older sister said I started to be shy once I turned around age 5. Maybe part of it related to me learning disabilities as kids made fun of me when I was at school and didn't really want to be my friend. I always had discomfort trying to connect with people. At the same time, I...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 14, 2013

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    I Am a Very Social Person, And...

    I am a very social person, and enjoy new experiences with new people.
    sdanamarie sdanamarie 21-25, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2007

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    This Isnt How It Used To Be.

    ever since this summer I dont go outside, hangout with friends, I usually only eat sleep and play zelda. I text a few people. but I just went outside for the first time today in a week. i was with six others. I sat there the whole time sitting on the side,not talking. I try to...
    panic123 panic123 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

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    Aarrggghh!

    I get so angry at myself for being shy and socially awkward! It`s stupid! If it weren`t for my wife knocking me over the head and taking me back to her 'cave' I would probably never have gotten married. I feel for all of you. It seems in my case it doesn`t get any better with...
    aintlifegreat aintlifegreat 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2010

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    My Shyness Eats Me Away

    Im only shy because people judge me for my opinion so i dont talk much and when i do people look at me like they just saw a herd of sheeps get token away by aliens haha. people also judge me by my look i wear not that much new cloths cause truthfully ive hit rock bottem wear i...
    SunnyShine200 SunnyShine200 16-17, F Mar 25, 2013

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    Is Being Shy A Bad Thing?

    Ok so on friday my family and I had a get together because my aunt came into town and people know I'm shy I have been ever since I was little and you think they would understand but they don't. Just because I'm shy they act like I'm not in the room. I have a hard time talking to...
    ghost17 ghost17 18-21 4 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    One Bad Trait.

    Ever since I was a little kid, I have found it unbelievably hard to walk up to someone and say something like, "Hey, do you want to hang out sometime?" Or, "Hey, I haven't seen you around before, I'm Megan!" Instead, I'm the stuttering, blabbing fool who can't seem to pluck up...
    LittleMonster1011 LittleMonster1011 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    what I want to post on facebook "shock kayu

    ganina sa plane survey bai, abe ku unsa, wew... x) d na ku mag pa late sunod" what I really want to post "shock kayu ku ganina sa plane survey bai.. abi kug unsa.. wew, gi kulba gud ku, tanan naka tan.aw sa ako na, apil si maam nakatanaw sa aku.. x) .. d na ku mag pa late sunod...
    aljada aljada 18-21, F Mar 8

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    Idk Why But For Some Reason I Am....

    when i was little they tell me i was soo outgoing and would go home with anybody lol not that they let me but that i would just talk to anyone anywhere in elementary school i was the same way, everyone just liked me and i was probably well liked by just about everyone and would...
    papasmerf21 papasmerf21 22-25, M Jan 12, 2012

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    I Wish I Could Be More Outgoing

    A lot of the time in my life, I have found it very hard to connect with people.  Sometimes I just think people don't really care or they think "I have a great life, why do I need her as a friend".  I think it comes from my experiences as a child.  Looking...
    falfts falfts 46-50 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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    Emotionally Broken

     im 19 and extremely shy,i have no job ,boyfriend and my friends dont call me anymore. i have never in my life been so shy until this year.i have had many jobs,friends and boys in my past and all of a suden im left with nothing. getting a job for me is not hard but keeping...
    cristina19 cristina19 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    I Am Somewhat Shy

    I'm somewhat shy.   I don't bother talking to people till they talk to me first.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 30, 2012

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    I have very bad social anxiety

    and I have a very hard time making friends. People always say "Never be shy" But that doesn't work for me, I can't just turn it off. I HATE being shy. Can someone help me
    Kornstev Kornstev 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    Hell Yeah I Am Shy!!

    Well, i'm not as shy as I used to be. I used to like...not really even talk to anyone at all, like not to the cashiers or anything. It still takes me a while though still to get comfortable with someone and actually talk to them like i do with my friends and joke around and such...
    Undefinedsystem Undefinedsystem 16-17, M Jul 21, 2010

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    I'm extremely shy around people I don't know

    or barely know. (Honestly, I'm having a hard time trying to post these "experiences") But hey, there is always a time to start getting more comfortable with myself and others. My goal is to one day openly talk to anyone!
    DrStrychnine DrStrychnine 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Too Much For My Own Good

    i have told almost no one how i feel about them. i have such a hard time when it comes to stuff like that.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M May 1, 2011

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    I feel like a lot of people would like me

    if they actually knew me but I'm too shy to act myself in front of people so everybody thinks I'm either awkward or just an *******.
    Chris1083 Chris1083 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    A Poem For Shy Girls

    A Diary Of A Shy Girl By skywriter13 The words are at the tip of my tongue. I desire to speak, to express myself. But, my strength is beneath me. Instead, I slip away mysteriously. I move silently across the room. My lips in movement but never making any sound. I'm used to stares...
    FadeAway95 FadeAway95 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    That's The Way I Am...................

    i am a very introvert person, with a shy nature. i find it difficult to go and talk to people who are absolute strangers to me. not to mention that i have trouble gelling with new groups. sometimes i really hate myself for this, but then i think whats the point blaming myself? i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    I Guy That I Am Attracted to

    i am attracted to my co-worker right..but i think that it is so physical.....he is very big head and so wrong for me....but i still want him i still am intrested in him...and last night i dreamt that he was wrighting the song endless love on a piece of paper.. and i cant shack...
    Mcfangel Mcfangel 19-21, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2006

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    Related Experiences

    I'm shy especially around women
    Fuckyouall247 Fuckyouall247 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Hello I'm here to tell something more about me to be honest, I do not even know where to start, was still very young when I started to be shy, do not know why I have no reason to...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Does this make any sense?... "I am internally shy" I say internally because no body else really looks at me and thinks "oh wow, she's so shy". In fact, they think the complete...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    im actually quite shy i dont talk to people with whom i meet for the first time,it might be a girl or a guy if they start a conversation then i dont have a problem and once we...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Mar 22

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    Not very. Just enough to be considered as a po.0. As shy and timid as a po.0. Now ain't this the very first story for this experience group? Aren't we living up to its name? Love...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Mar 26

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    Ppl r so shy. Shy ppl miss out n they r boring af so pls stop being shy
    truth2b truth2b 26-30, M Mar 27

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    When I'm with my close friends I'm no where near shy, but when it comes to my crush… He's in my friend gang, but I can't talk to him, ugh. There is no reason I can't it's just...
    laracali laracali 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    It limits me so much. When i meet new people i can barely speak 2 words to them. Apparently they have medication for shyness now o think its dumb even though i dont like being shy...
    LizWasNotHere LizWasNotHere 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I'm so sick of being so shy all the time. I just want to be normal and talk to people, but I get so scared and anxious. I thought that as I grew older I would get less shy, but...
    hugbees hugbees 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Hope there are others that live with shyness and anxiety and can relate to this...nobody really understands people with shyness and anxiety
    shyguy07 shyguy07 26-30, M Mar 23

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    I just want to find someone who understands who I am without judging me. Most people think I'm stuck up because I don't really interact with people and I don't look anybody in the...
    fearflash fearflash 18-21 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I can be very shy, but I love meeting new people! I may not talk at much, but once we do, I'll get rid of that shyness. :3
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 13-15, F Mar 26

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    It's an odd feeling being cripplingly shy and forced not to be by a need for companionship and a job that eats shy people alive. I am forced to assume this bravado of a strong...
    Casinova85 Casinova85 26-30, M Mar 27

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    I guess i like shy guys, cause im pretty shy myself... I just want someone to be awkward and silly with and be able to make each other laugh.. Yeah that would be nice...
    jessieann0921 jessieann0921 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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