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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "Why you being so quiet? Are you shy? Are you high? Are you nervous"? "Shut the hell up, I'm thinking". I can daydream easily, especially when I'm bored. There could a room full...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have always been a quiet girl. People would always ask me why I was so quiet. I didn't even know myself so I would just either shrug, or say I don't know. In recent months I have...
    Nisha303 Nisha303 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have always been a quiet girl. People would always ask me why I was so quiet. I didn't even know myself so I would just either shrug, or say I don't know. In recent months I have...
    Nisha303 Nisha303 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Ahhhhhh! I need help!! I've been really down lately and all I want is a boyfriend, and I've seen so many guys on here my age that are really cute, but I'm to shy and scared of...
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    I'm shy at first But i do the craziest random **** when I get comfortable with someone
    ButtersTheMerciful ButtersTheMerciful 13-15, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I am sometimes too shy to talk to other people or start conversations so I hope some people will talk to me on here. I am friendly and like making friends.
    Cayboy Cayboy 18-21, M 8 hrs 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 Aug 15

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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 4 Responses Aug 14

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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...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Aug 6

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    for some reason I find them so endearing and sweet. I tend to be drawn the most ( at least usually) to the quiet, shy ones. Especially if they are actually really attractive and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    for some reason I find them so endearing and sweet. I tend to be drawn the most ( at least usually) to the quiet, shy ones. Especially if they are actually really attractive and...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm thinking and watching you fool. Good thing your not a mind reader, but your to busy acting like a fool. One of the advantages of being quiet, you get to watch the freak show...
    Kaiboy Kaiboy 18-21, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I love the fact that others aren't able to read my mind. It's the only place where I can truly be alone and express how I really feel and I know no one will ever be able to hear my...
    queque02 queque02 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I heard "find a church before you look for a job." Woke up feeling very grumpy, frustrated and fearful today. I cried. I prayed. I asked God to give me patience. I cried...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs 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 Aug 15

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    It takes time to warm me up. When I meet new people I'm really quiet and reserved. But once you get to know me sometimes it's hard to get me to shut up. Lol
    asimp000 asimp000 22-25, F 2 days ago

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