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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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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    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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    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 21-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have friends, but that's it. I don't branch out and talk to new people and buying things are sometimes a struggle. I just can't talk to people. When I do my voice changes and I...
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    Some of my friends always joke around with me saying what happened to the shy quiet girl we first met lol
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    I am shy.I can't have eyes contact with people when i talk to them. I am even more shy when i am around the people i am attracted to.I remember i was attracted to a lady at the...
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    I'm often known for being, shy and quiet. I'm usually the one to sit at the back of the class in college, rarely speak. So if people want to talk, from any backgrounds that would...
    AmyGirlWinter AmyGirlWinter 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm always a quiet person. Whenever people talk to me, it takes about a week for my shyness to go away.
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    I am quiet and shy. It's such a damn struggle. I wish I was way more outgoing and confident
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    People think I'm shy at school, I'm really not though haha ... I just don't talk when it's not necessary or when I'm around people I'm not close to... but outside of school, with...
    TyrannosaurusRexx TyrannosaurusRexx 16-17, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    It is not that I'm shy... I'm far from being shy... Its just I don't talk a whole lot... One of those unless someone speaks to me directly your not going to hear much out of me...
    QuietWriter QuietWriter 70+, F 3 days ago

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    there is no single reason. sometimmes i just have to many obscure thought trains travelling at top speed and i have to keep them from crashing. sometimes i don't feel like i have...
    AmethystMoonChild1 AmethystMoonChild1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I don't know why, but since 2015 I have become a quiet person and doesn't speak much at school. I only speak when it's important. When it's recess time I would sit quietly in my...
    AnonymousIDK AnonymousIDK 18-21, T 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm a very introverted person, unless I know you very well. I'm always shy around friends, strangers, and waiters. But I'm very loud and crazy around BEST friends, family, and...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I was never good at making friends or at least tried keeping a friend. I do have a few friends but I don't talk to them as much as I should. You see.. I was bullied when I was...
    MJay087 MJay087 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    This is the most accurate thing, this title. I'm a quiet man, often seen with a book or my phone in public. I read often. I am most definitely an introvert. But I'm trying to...
    AceWarbringer AceWarbringer 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    shyness and being quiet have ruined so many good opportunities for me.
    classylips classylips 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    To the people I know I'm so open and crazy but when it comes to talking to a cashier or someone in a store or something I'm so shy and talk so quietly or I refuse to talk to them.
    GothicLoveXxX GothicLoveXxX 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I was always these things. but I like that am quiet and just like being to myself it's not that I Don't wanna talk it's just who I am
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M Jan 12

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    I was never very social but it's not that I never tried I just never stood out. So I was never noticed And no one cared But at the same time it Didn't even matter. I found myself...
    DexterPyro DexterPyro 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    When it's come to my family and my closest friends i am probably crazy i feel confident. i went to a new school it's was so awkward i didn't fit in to an group. there's those...
    brooke2001 brooke2001 13-15, F a week ago

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    "Just because you're quiet or shy doesn't mean you're unimportant; The world's smallest violin still plays a sweeter melody than the worlds loudest explosion." -Beau Taplin.
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I get accused of being stuck up, or even boring, because I'm so shy and never really say much around people I don't know. I just smile, nod, and stay polite, until I get to know...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You can recognize when someone is feeling shy or bashful when it is obvious that they have butterflies in their stomach. They would feel rather light-headed, or begin to sweat and...
    ole0005 ole0005 18-21, F 26 Responses Jan 10

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    Yeah I am lol i can't talk to someone I don't already know. Which makes making friends difficult
    Cerda114 Cerda114 18-21, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I want to be noticed. I want to be the most popular person in the room. I want people to laugh when I say something funny or be concerned when I get sad. I want to be the life of...
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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