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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    Related Experiences

    I always knew n hve been told that I'm a bit quiet.. But I didn't know that I can be quiet online too..LOL
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    There is a spot along the creek on my land that is so serene. I enjoy going there for the peace and tranquility and ponder life. I want to bring a special lady there so we can...
    Bryan65 Bryan65 46-50, M Mar 13

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    Actually. That's not true. Not only can I say.... I can observe. I can do. I can listen. Or, I can remain quiet. Nah. Just kidding. I never shut up.
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Caned in assembly. I first got caned at junior school when I was only 7 years old. I also found out that girls got treated differently than boys. It was in assembly one morning...
    PeteThePain PeteThePain 61-65, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm good at giving a speech in front of 1000 people, but meeting 50 people in a party just drains me out. I don't know, I always want to say something, but get bothered by the...
    secretsofmylife secretsofmylife 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    About 20 years ago my wife and I went to a nudist resort . I was very nervous and excited at the same time. After many minutes I took off my clothes , it was many naked people of...
    nicelifeok2 nicelifeok2 56-60, M 1 hr ago

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    As a young girl I was painfully shy and reserved. Adults loved me because I always listened, never made a scene....I was a good girl. The sweetheart, the little doll, the quiet...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 20 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm too shy. I'm too nervous. I'm too self-conscious I'm too quiet. I'm me. "U need to try harder" "I know, I'll try harder" But I can't.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    you can look at me and think wow that girl is quiet and probably shy but once you get close you will see that im really chill and fun to hang around and hmmmm what am i missing oh...
    hellohowareyoudoing hellohowareyoudoing 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    hi, i guess i just want to see if anyone else is like me, im actually im not shy at first but most times, it take me long time to warm and trust people, im mostly quiet, i mostly...
    mariere16 mariere16 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    When you see me, and we're only acquaintances, I will not acknowledge you properly. It's not because I'm a snob, or because I hate you, or anything else-it's because I don't know...
    theShySnob theShySnob 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I get anxiety talking to new people so I tend to stay quiet so people think I'm shy
    dreamwriter1000 dreamwriter1000 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate being myself. I'm an awkward social being who can't find the words to say. When I do, people either tell me they can't hear me, stare at me, or ignore me. My teachers, my...
    soulfulmind5 soulfulmind5 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I am very socially awkward. whenever im around people i just think to myself "please don't talk to me! please don't talk to me!" and when people do talk to me i always say...
    nduwachick nduwachick 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I really love this website. Everyone is kind and I feel comfortable talking. But I am terribly bad at keeping conversation (probably because I think through too much before talking...
    mumunozo mumunozo 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I can't even buy things without screwing up. I literally embarrassed myself so much buying Majora's Mask at GameStop that I'm considering wearing it the next time I go. But that...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I was always a very shy person growing up that kid that would cry alllll the time when my mom left. I have only recently become more outgoing but I still would rather curl up in a...
    LaurenJfitness LaurenJfitness 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I'm a pretty shy person. I don't normally introduce myself to people. But once we get to know each other it's hard to shut me up. It's weird though cuz at home I'm super crazy and...
    therealpinkpony therealpinkpony 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    My reasons : A. I'm to tired to say anything B. I don't like the person/get bad vibes from them C. I may be shy sometimes D. I'm daydreaming
    moonmaiden1 moonmaiden1 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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