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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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

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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...
    Vont Vont 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

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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...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 4 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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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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    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...
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Feb 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...
    LittleMagicFox LittleMagicFox 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 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...
    WhiteSparrow WhiteSparrow 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2010

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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...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 2 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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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...
    DietIcedTea DietIcedTea 36-40, F May 6, 2009

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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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    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...
    YDOLO YDOLO 16-17, F Aug 10, 2012

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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...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2008

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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...
    Leeotnt Leeotnt 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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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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    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...
    afterthought12 afterthought12 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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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...
    CheezyYumYums CheezyYumYums 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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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...
    babygirl12 babygirl12 21-25, F 3 Responses Jun 28, 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...
    Alex011235 Alex011235 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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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...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F Nov 14, 2011

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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...
    heyla heyla 18-21 1 Response May 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...
    YDOLO YDOLO 16-17, F Aug 11, 2012

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    Everyone that knows me labels me as shy, quiet, cute and sweet, and I've been this way my whole life. Just about everyone likes me, although people rarely speak to me, and I can't...
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    I don't think I'll ever get a girlfriend for all the reasons that women aren't attracted to in men I have. Yeah I got okayish looks even though I am overweight I'm also shy quiet...
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    I have sides to me.. part of my personality is shy and sweet but I can also be confident and feisty when I want to be.
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    I am a pretty quiet person, until you get to know me. I can be very shy, maybe too shy sometimes. I have always been that way, maybe its why I don't make friends easily and why I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not shy; I prefer to be quiet and to keep my ears open.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F Mar 16

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    The inner me I'm outgoing and loud but the outer me is quiet and shy...
    NarukoUzumaki NarukoUzumaki 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I was a quiet baby and 20 years later I'm still a quiet, shy guy. Hard for me to start and hold a conversation with a stranger. So I'm terrible with girls. I'm used to it, so...
    pappa94 pappa94 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I've always been quiet at school and one of my friends always points out that I'm quiet and anti-social. I hate it when he says that because I'm not anti-social. Just because...
    xjazzymainex xjazzymainex 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Hahaha, this is a funny one! But seriously...that pretty much describes me, or does it? Personally it all comes down to being accepted or not with the people around me. I really am...
    Dragonslayer38 Dragonslayer38 16-17, M Apr 4

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    Sooo this makes little sense, I know. But the thing is- I love going out. I love to party. I love having the spotlight. (I realize that probably makes me sound like some drunk...
    KaylenG2121 KaylenG2121 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I am painfully shy. When I'm online or with my friends i can talk like normal and even 'weird out' at times. My best friends are all outgoing and unafraid but I'm the unknown quiet...
    FiftyLyricsInAMiracle FiftyLyricsInAMiracle 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am very shy. I try to overcome it. But I can't. I get called "the quiet girl" at school.
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am shy... Therefore it's hard for me to make friends. People call me "the quiet girl" at school...
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    It's true... I'm a very shy and quiet girl who seems innocent but is actually very kinky;)
    justalittlegirl21 justalittlegirl21 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    People always think I'm shy or snobby and rude because I don't walk around starting conversations, but I'm really just quiet and awkward and I don't know what to say
    sam3294 sam3294 18-21, F Mar 26

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    Woooooi, that's me, because of ma quiet nature a gat no friends en bro of ma shy nature ma life is boring . How do I Change that
    Kitongamwesh Kitongamwesh 22-25, F Mar 27

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    I like to keep to myself a lot. I think it makes a person mysterious and interesting. Though don't confuse me with being shy. I'm well capable of holding up a conversation with a...
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    It's not on purpose. It's just me. They assume I'm scared, or shy, or don't like them, or I'm mute, or I'm mentally disabled. I'm not. Or at least not to my knowledge. Most times I...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I used to be really shy around people because everyone treated me like an outcast every time I spoke. Then one time I went to a school that the kids accepted me and I started...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    OMG! especially if i'm in a new crowd, new to a place or party... most of the time i am quiet because i love to observe my surrounding: the people, the atmosphere, the place, etc...
    eternallight351 eternallight351 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's odd because some people would describe me as loud and talkative, whereas others would say I'm quiet and shy. Lol It takes a lot to get me talking :)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I can't stop thinking about a guy I barely know- He works with my mum and I've seen him in the pub a few times too. Since my uncle is dating his mum, I was quite keen on knowing...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am super shy when around more than one person. I do not know something to say that is interesting. It is easier when my boyfriend is with me I can hold his hand or lean against...
    jiangtan jiangtan 13-15, F Mar 16

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    whenever I am with a group of people close or not I keep my mouth shut more often. I'm not really shy. I am not so insecure either to not talk. Actually I am a talkative person...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I wasn't as much when I was younger, but it's increased as I've gotten older. I can hardly look at people in the eye when they talk to me and I swear if one more person makes the...
    vlop vlop 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Yes it's true. I am very, very shy. I'd like to talk to someone and try to break out of my shell. If you want to talk you can message me.
    anonymous2396 anonymous2396 16-17, M Mar 25

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    I have always been like this, since I was a child. The only difference is that the older I get, the more shy (in person) I get. I feel it has a lot to do with me being bullied...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I ALWAYS Get asked why I'm quite. What am I supposed to answer with ? I'm just a quite and shy person I can't really change who I am
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28