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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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    Am a Listner

    I listen a lot. To everyone and interject my thoughts carefully and only when needed. I prefer to be shy and quiet cause it doesn't force me into situations I would rather not be in presently. Sometimes confrontation is necessary and I realize that and step forward. Most times...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2008

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    I just hate it when I'm in a place with a lot

    of people but I don't have someone to talk to.
    BlueEyesTeumer BlueEyesTeumer 18-21, M Dec 15, 2013

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    Wow!!! I Am Shy...

    All my life, I have felt uncomfortable in crowds and speaking to a group of people. I never felt like I belong but, I would join clubs or organizations anyway to try and fit in. it's like what I would say or do would never be taken seriously. But, someone else would use my...
    Vont Vont 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2013

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    I Can Be Very Shy And Quiet

    Sometimes I'll be sitting at a table near a group of people  and I don't partake in their chatting..  I think I'm  being quiet and shy then.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Worrier

    I have been very shy and quiet my whole life. I have always had trouble making friends and getting close to people and I still do. I never even been in a relationship before. I have been on very few dates, but not many. When I think about all of the years in elementary, middle...
    babygirl12 babygirl12 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    That's Me

    I'm exceptionally shy and quiet when you first meet me. That's probably one of the reasons it's so hard for me to make friends and get to know people. I have a bad habit of saying things before I speak that overly sensitive people would get offended by, so I like to "feel" a...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F May 6, 2009

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    When I'm shy I'm just shy

    but when I'm shy and quite it means something's wrong
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Aug 3, 2014

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    Quiet

    I have always been quiet and shy and alot of people take it the wrong way that I am not interested in what they have to say or that I am a snob.  I am just a quiet observer who just watches, listens and reads until I am comfortable with you then I open up...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 4 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Tired,or Depressed

     i have noticed that when i am tired or depressed i do become shy and tend to hide.i try to pull myself out ,but i keep hiding away.i am always shy,but when i get like that,it is even worse.and especially when their is a lot of conflict around me.but,i eventually snap out of...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 2 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    I Was Afraid Of Talking In Front Of People.

    When I was small, I never would go up and talk in front of others, I would freak out. One time, in third grade, my class was going to sing Christmas carols at a nursing home. I freaked out and started crying. I don't think my teacher, Mrs. C liked me anymore. Whenever I had to...
    Leeotnt Leeotnt 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    Sometimes I Go Very Shy.

    I was a very shy child. I had very few friends and generally didnt like kids and grownups outside my family. I prefed to play by myself or with my grandmas to playing with kids. Untill i was 16 i hated school. I had only 3 friends in school and was bullied by part of the class...
    LittleMagicFox LittleMagicFox 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    Terry

    For those of you who haven't guessed, Terry is just my internet persona. In real life I'm quiet and unassuming. Some would say excessively so. I still like a joke though .
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 2 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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    Eurieka!

    I've just had an epiphany. I've realized that the problem was that i was trying to become popular with people who didn't care about me all that much. I wasn't focusing on those who accepted me for who i was already. I wanted to get out there. However I didn't realize that just by...
    YDOLO YDOLO 16-17, F Aug 10, 2012

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    As I Wrote to Someone

     Shy means closed and self-conscious. You’re shy in situations that touch matters in which you don’t feel free to expose yourself (and don’t have or unmotivated to support an appropriate image). with girls I’m shy cos I it’s not something I...
    Alex011235 Alex011235 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    Making My Way.....=]:

    I am willing to chat and have a conversation but i honestly don't feel the need to fill every silence with mindless chatter. Mind you i do have some days when i get really hyper and spout whatever comes to mind, but most days i'm pretty mellow. Sometimes i don't speak at all...
    YDOLO YDOLO 16-17, F Aug 11, 2012

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    Why Me

    why am i mr queit shy nice guy and not intellegnt suffer from anxiety
    lenny1980 lenny1980 31-35, M Nov 18, 2013

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    I can't stand being shy

    and quiet. I just never know what to say.
    Frogs4life Frogs4life 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2014

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    Shy and Loving It

    This isn't really a background story or anything. Just me sharing some thoughts and idea's on a publicly shy personality. I'm not sure about all shy people, but I know with me the shyness is an outward appearance in public or outside of my comfort zone. So...
    CheezyYumYums CheezyYumYums 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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    Esp

    when i am down ordepressed i think people are talking about me anyway but if i dont talk to them then i wont know if you share tgings with people they only use it ag aginst you
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Feb 15, 2013

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    It;s Just Me

    i have alwasys been a shy person.. even around my friends... well because all my friendships that have ended in the past have probably been because i am too shy.. well because my last coupld of friends would alwasy tlak over me, not listen to what i was saying... like seriously...
    heyla heyla 18-21 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    No matter what situation I am in,

    I never really know what to say and I always feel awkward. It really causes me a great deal of anxiety. ..
    unfocusedmom unfocusedmom 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    I Can...

    Many on here who know me might think this strange, but on here i can be myself, more than that I can express myself clearly, honestly, openly - i can write it down and it makes more sense.... it is more free here.  I joined, commented and stand by my post that I am the same...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F Nov 14, 2011

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    Yes I'm Shy

    I want to overcome this shyness. I have always been shy. I remember this one time in high school I had to make a speech about something in class and when I sat down the girl in front of me turned around and was like "Your face is SO RED!" Why do people have to point out the...
    afterthought12 afterthought12 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    Oh Yes!!!

    i have always been like this!! maybe not so much now, but i still can be quite quiet and shy,well, compared to the way i was in my younger days anyway!!! lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    Can Be? I Am.

    I hate how people always ask me why I'm so quiet. It's so irritating. Anyway, I am very quiet and shy. I never have anything to talk about. I don't want to open up to people and let them really know me. I can't. Being quiet is just the way I am and obviously no one can take it...
    WhiteSparrow WhiteSparrow 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Feel free to message but do know I'm a girl of few words and incredibly shy.
    ChloeAnnabelEdwards ChloeAnnabelEdwards 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This is probably why i never get a girl. Because I'm always too shy to ever say anything. My friend tells me they're human beings just like everyone else but then I'm like they're...
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 7 hrs ago

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    Some acquaintances of mine say I look shy and like the typical good girl...if only they knew me, then they'd think the opposite.
    misunderstoodxgirl misunderstoodxgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    If you start chatting to me (online or in rl) I will be very quiet and not know what to say which is very annoying, especially if I want to keep talking to you. So if you message...
    Marie0121 Marie0121 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    Social gatherings are completely exhausting. I can spend all day with one other person, but I hate going to family parties. I have to take breaks and walk away from people...
    hollywood1919 hollywood1919 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Every time I'm out with my friends or my mom I never talk to anybody else no matter how bad I'm trying to make new friends in person I just can't make new friends in person I'm so...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Every day, after get up; I look in the mirror and get myself motivated to be sociable but when I get out there in the crowd and on the bus, I always see a pretty girl that I'd...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    as sometimes I don't know how to take people I have had to many people be judge mental I am afraid I am to boring or might say something strange I am no good at asking questions...
    susananngoga32 susananngoga32 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I tend to be pretty quiet all the time, but if you are someone I don't know then I'm even more so. I prefer to listen to people as a way of feeling them out. People are so easily...
    jmc39 jmc39 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I need quiet time, alone time .. To recharge. I could enjoy a month alone. Is that weird? It takes time to quiet the mind.
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's like this invisible force field that's wrapped around me that no one else can see, feel, touch...but I can. It keeps me from speaking out. It keeps me from raising my hand...
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's those quiet moments that make you realize who you are, satisfied or not. It's that moment when you're at that party you've been waiting to go to all week, then you realize it...
    Personalstories Personalstories 70+, M 4 days ago

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    no idea how i got on this site...i was looking on google for "suicide" Becuz the past 15years or so have litterally been a hell for me. i have a light form of autism this means...
    battlesnakedress battlesnakedress 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't like having the spotlight on me in class, so I only speak when absolutely necessary and I tend to keep it brief. I hate that full-class discussions are always a big part of...
    heartmusic678 heartmusic678 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate being awkwardly shy! I have so much to say but the words can't come out! Yet I'm expressive on the Internet FML. :/
    SunsetOvercast SunsetOvercast 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have always been the shy girl that hardly talks. Growing up I have always kept to myself and people have tool that as me being stuck up. That isn't the case. I am just to shy to...
    tutulover11 tutulover11 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    people used to always ask me that, sometimes people still do and if I'm with someone they'll usually say it's cause I'm shy, honestly if I'm ever really quiet it's either cause I...
    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Ugh I'm extremely shy around random strangers and am never myself. With my small group of friends, I'm the crazy and fun one, but with other strangers, I never seem to be able to...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F a week ago

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    I just moved to Melbourne 5 months ago and still no friends except those who moved with me. Everyone i meet keep on saying that i am very shy and reserved. True, I am but because...
    laurenkt laurenkt 22-25, F Jun 29

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