I Battle Shyness

For everyone who battles or have overcomed shyness! 223 People

    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
    22-25, M
    Jan 28, 2014

    i always wanna date girls

    and women, but they always say no
    steack2 steack2
    41-45, M
    Apr 23, 2014

    hey all ! ... this is important

    and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i expected people will help me out from my heart broken stage and yes to maximum extend people helped, thanks a lot... then i began...
    heartless2 heartless2
    26-30, M
    Jul 22, 2014

    Stop It Before It Stops Me.

    Its the worst feeling in the world. When you dont want to something because you are too shy , not because you CANT do it. If i wasnt shy i would have so many more opportunites opened up to but instead im closing doors in my own life because of how shy i am. This is in pretty...
    kayla13 kayla13
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2010
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    My Shyness

    I am shy person. My shyness comes naturally as my personality. I don't have serious problem before about this specific trait of mine. But the life lead it differently. I notice that the shyness of mine when it merged with fear, terror, and Self pitying can make me close my own...
    blackravencat blackravencat
    26-30, M
    Oct 14, 2013

    I used to be really awkward

    and shy but I'm happy to say I changed to a better person and I'm more confident now, I will try my best everyday to be better cause I finally know that we're all beautiful as we're God's creation!
    MariamH MariamH
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    "i Battleshyness'

    I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SHY BY NATURE and an a very quite person i will open up with a few drinks though , but even without the drinks i will speak up if i think i am right but as a kid i was very shy i hated to speak in class i would blush i still have problems talking around crowds...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2012

    I felt so shy and shakey

    when i saw my crush i havent seen him in a long time because i moved to a different town and he hugged me and it felt perfect and now were talking and i didnt feel so shy. I just felt shakey because hes talking to me ..... I WAS WAYY MORE HAPPY!
    briannax8 briannax8
    26-30, F
    Aug 8, 2014


    I was too shy as a child. Now as an adult I can be confident for a period then I find myself back to my shy tendencies. :)
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    Jul 23, 2010

    But I always lose. I am the most shy person in

    the world and I am saying this because: 1-I can't look in people's faces when I talk to them 2-I can't speak with people when the phone rings so I just leave it and don't answer. 3- I did a quiz to measure how many per cent I am shy and I got 100% shy. What do I have to do? I...
    nona000 nona000
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    Slowly Improving

    When I was younger I was barely able to find the nerve to start conversations with people, even with those that weren't strangers. I was that girl who sat silently never making eye contact...never talking to anyone unless spoken too...I was practically invisible. Luckily, I'm to...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 1, 2010

    ok, well i did a story on being an introvert,

    was told i wasnt introvert, i was shy, so just to cover my bases, i hide online cause in public i want to be invisible. if you want the full story, check out my introvert story, check out all my stories, first step to recovery right?
    confused623 confused623
    36-40, F
    Feb 24, 2014

    My shyness is complicated.

    When I'm with people I know I'm not very shy if at all but if a room of people I don't know I'm horribly shy. Like in school I had to read a report I did to the class which I knew everyone in the class so even still shy I was able to do it but today in speech class with people I...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix
    Jan 7, 2014

    Since I Was Young, But Not As Much Now!

    I can remember being about 5 or 6 years old and being so shy. I remember going to some class for the first time and crying my eyes out. I felt so lonely and it's weird after 41 years you can still remember that feeling. Then I went through my elementary and middle school years...
    AlnAlli AlnAlli
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 12, 2011

    its starting to get..

    .annoying...I want to say something but nothing is coming out.
    sisi19 sisi19
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2014

    A Goal.

    I set this as a goal of mine. It is my goal to someday "battle" mere shyness. My dream is to be shy. My life would no longer be a battle if I were shy. If only I were shy my life would be a million times better than it is now.
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    Apr 24, 2010

    Do You Feel Me?

    I was so shy I would escape to music or just shut my room. I was soo scared to read out loud.......Fear overtook me. Why I said, no answer. Tell me now. Do the angels take meds to feel normal??? I hate fear and shyness but it rules my life. 
    AlnAlli AlnAlli
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2011

    I don't really know how fo I put this.

    ..... But I have some issues....... I am nor really very shy..... I write and direct school plays...... But.... Whenever a girl comes close to me.... Like even hugs me..... I get scared....... My heart starts racing......... Like it beats really fast..... In light of recent...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 18, 2013

    Shy Guy - 3 Quotes On Shyness

    These are my 3 favorite quotes on shyness - quotes which I think paint a paradoxical and accurate picture of it: "When you're worried, tell yourself the truth: Shyness is a strength to build on, not a character flaw to be stamped out" - Malvern School "Shyness has a strange...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2010

    Like most people sometimes i can be outgoing

    sometimes not, but for many years i have had episodes of shyness. i am generally quite a shy person but the shyness i have about attention being on me is crazy. Even with my bf who i love and loves me i get real shy sometimes. Its like im frozen in my own body i cnt say much or...
    lululi lululi
    26-30, F
    Dec 25, 2013

    Indecisive Shy.

    I've been shy as long as I can remember. And everyone i've known would probably say the same thing. I was a shy little kid who never talked but I still managed to find good friends. The only problem was that even though I made friends, I had trouble keeping them because of my...
    glendasa101 glendasa101
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2010

    Goodbye To Shy

     I've been shy pretty much my whole life. But it wasnt until I was 14-15 i really started to suffer from it. When i really started to hate it.  During my early school years I've somehow managed to get friends, not many at all, but atleast i wasnt lonely. One year ago...
    Laila1324 Laila1324
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2009

    I have been a shy person my entire life.

    It's gotten in the way so many times. I've been trying to get better over the years but it's definitely a struggle
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2014
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