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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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 2 Responses Feb 15, 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have social anxiety so being shy, quiet and socially awkward kind of falls into that diagnosis naturally. I have a hard time trusting other people. I rarely let someone inside...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    If you want a discreet screening Remedy There may be not “a person dimension fits all” approach. Study a lot moreR30;What you wish should be to appreciate is your...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Guess I was just always on the quiet side. Being shy.. well a lot of things happened big and small. It often seemed like everytime I climbed a rung of the confidence ladder...
    Acitar Acitar 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Every since I was a little girl, I was super shy. If I met new people, I would be super quiet around them. But when I feel more comfortable around people and feel I can trust them...
    Faithlovee Faithlovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Yeah, and it's been like that my whole life. I'm a quiet person who hates to stand out. I'm not good at small talk so when I meet a new person it gets awkward fast. I can never...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    !) How the "instantaneous energy meditation" system installs the actions designs desired for you to stand out from the group... and... attract constructive attention! (I am going...
    Anthony616q1zv3 Anthony616q1zv3 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    All of these things seem to have been getting worse with time. It's nothing like cheese or wine. ._. I remember when I first came to EP I had a bunch of people in my circle and I...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response Aug 6

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    In front of teachers and people who work in shops and cafés and stuff that I don't know I'm so shy. I speak with a tiny quiet voice, I try not to talk to them as much as possible...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I think I'm Introvert. But when the time when i'm alone i'm very active and thinker. I want to change this. What can I do about this? I'm really aware and concern about myself.
    JancenDC98 JancenDC98 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    With no noise, no drama, no hate. All things good. I think once I have that for a while I can die in peace.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Alot of the time I just like to keep to myself especially when im in a bad mood and many people quickly get the impression that im shy or antisocial but they are completely wrong
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Oh I am hopeless around them. Cant talk, say stupid things then blush like crazy and want to go hide under the furniture. Most of the time I just don't say anything and just really...
    kanadiankitty kanadiankitty 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I am a totally extremely horrifically shy person. You think you know shyness well you have no idea what I am like. In all fairness my shyness isn't as bad when I talk to strangers...
    farahway farahway 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I've been recently trying to get out more so I can be more confident in public. Sometimes I feel like I'm being stared at by everyone.. I hope they really aren't, but then again I...
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I get so shy in front of everyone. My twin sister is the exact opposite. It takes me a while to warm up.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a basket case when I'm talking to girls, even online lol. I'm also really shy around new people, and I act so awkward. And when I'm nervous and shy at the same time, I do this...
    ificutmyhairhawaiiwillsink ificutmyhairhawaiiwillsink 18-21, M Aug 1

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    I'm still a bit shy. I'm not NEAR as shy as I used to be though. Within the past year or so, I've done much better. It's easier for me to answer people when they talk to me. I've...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I was shy around girls because they seem so different thn men. I always hang out with men that is why I don't know what to talk about with girls. It is like talking to an alien...
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M Aug 12

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    I've always been a shy person but it seems to me that every day my shyness is taking a bigger part if me. For me it's very hard to talk to people as i don't know what to say to...
    Vaidas Vaidas 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I'm that type of person that love meeting new people but when it meet them I'm very shy🙉 I know that I'm very shy but can I do to get over the shyness
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    I think shy guys are so adorable. I'm shy myself and I think shy guys are the cutest things ever. It sounds weird I know but I always crush on shy guys because they're kinda...
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm shy and I hate it! Usually I'm okay with it but today... I was woken up (after 5 hours of sleep) by my phone. I had applied for a job and they were calling me back. At first he...
    siiuuhh siiuuhh 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know if I could ever be able to talk more comfortably around new people or the distant ones. I mean I don't know what happens to , I become so shy that I can't even talk...
    openheart92 openheart92 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I am unmatchably shy, my social skills need some work on but I am so shy that when someone asks me to go to a random person and tell then Hello, what are you doing?, etc... I would...
    WillToonz WillToonz 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Frankly, I am sort of shy when first approach anyone. I will force myself to be a extrovert, many of my friends will ask me if I have makeup on my cheeks (because I blush so often...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F 1 day ago

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