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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Dec 15, 2013

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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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    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 41-45, 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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    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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    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 66-70 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    I can't stand being shy

    and quiet. I just never know what to say.
    Frogs4life Frogs4life 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Generally speaking, I don't think being quiet is actually a bad thing. Personally I don't enjoy quite talking and instead I prefer listening and observing unless I'm being spoken...
    LeneAna LeneAna 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    so ...What's the difference between being shy and having low self esteem ??
    Khyruddeen77 Khyruddeen77 16-17, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    This story is a continuation of ‘I was punished with a strap’ I awoke and the first thing to enter my mind was the caning I was going to be given after assembly that morning...
    Rob468 Rob468 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    Why can't I just talk to people? I go to all these events and clubs to try and make friends, and I end up leaving early because I'm too shy to talk to anyone. I guess there's no...
    Syntagram Syntagram 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    well two of my cousin sisters just arrived at our house yesterday, they changed so much since I last saw them, ever since they got here u have been treating them as if they were...
    Khyruddeen77 Khyruddeen77 16-17, M 22 hrs ago

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    Im too shy to wear makeup. I know that most people want to go out and wear makeup to make themselves feel more confident, but im the opposite. I want to wear makeup but i get shy...
    zaynmali22 zaynmali22 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wish I was braver because there are so many opportunities out there but my shyness is setting boundaries everywhere..
    Tilexy Tilexy 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is exactly how I am, I would like to be completely friendly with everyone but my shyness always holds me back, ...I wish I could just drop the shyness and be friendly...
    Khyruddeen77 Khyruddeen77 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Like I won't text first..ever even when we are friends xD if you talk to me in person I'll be quiet and just nod or shake my head if you sit next to me I'll try my best to ignore...
    smilelover smilelover 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I like to be super friendly to everyone!! But I'm also very shy
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Most people wont even know when I talk to them. To them, I might seem like a friendly girl all the time, but in reality Im shy as hell until I get to know them. ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I be kinda shy lol like for real tho
    MariahLoveDough MariahLoveDough 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have a question for shy boys... Does it ever stop you from asking a girl out? Or if you aren't asking a girl out does that just mean you aren't that into her? I am always...
    Lucylove1234 Lucylove1234 22-25, F 17 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am quiet because people suck for the most part. I have pretty much met really awful people who just want to bully you or take advantage of you. Plus some are really dumb so not...
    Lilykins22 Lilykins22 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    People don't get why I'm quiet, I don't have the confidence to speak up over people. I lack confidence and self esteem, I would rather not be around other people. I always get...
    Kirstyj19 Kirstyj19 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    People doesn't say i'm quiet but they think i'm not hyper or look sad. To be honest,i just need space and i don't need to talk to people all the time like braking record. My...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    all of my all friends are absolute oposite of me, they all quiet shy, reserved while im all the place like, and very social
    FelineLover311 FelineLover311 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't speak in real life more than a few words before the fear and embarrassment take over. Even online I can't start or carry a conversation because I worry so much about every...
    hreinn hreinn 18-21, M 4 days ago