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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 1,056 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 like to be super friendly to everyone!! But I'm also very shy
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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 ♪
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    I be kinda shy lol like for real tho
    MariahLoveDough MariahLoveDough 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs 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 16 hrs 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 23 hrs 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 1 Response 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

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    People think I'm being a d*ck or I'm just always angry, because I quiet, but really I just have no interest in talking. Ok admit I don't talk to some people because the amount of...
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Rush, tare, glaring screens, chit chat, the raw of roads, children crying, shopping as if at war, door slamming, dogs barking, noise noise, more and more, its never ending...
    walkingwithtime walkingwithtime 56-60, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My zodiac sign and almost all traits match me.just found this out. The Cancer Woman The Cancer Woman: Love, Sex, Friendship, Style The Cancer Woman The Cancer woman is ruled by...
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Sometimes resigning yourself to the fact that your life is difficult, maybe more than others and being okay with this fact and maybe trying to make a difference to someones life...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a big C*** and it is long and fat, but sometimes he get bigger in the wrong time and .. Damn every time i feel shy when it's happening. :(
    alexxxa123 alexxxa123 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Good news it seems im getting over it a bit still a little bit shy but it's a work in progress.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When you're too in yourself that you rarely let stuff out of your heart, because you know, you'll never get anything good from doing so. On the contrary, you'll find all that's bad...
    Mangosan Mangosan 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    I like to be myself in quiet places so I can read. Along with the quietness that I have as a trait I am very shy and think a lot of people might eat me.
    shyshortandstrong shyshortandstrong 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2