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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Mar 25

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    While I appear to be a quiet person on the outside my brain is always working overtime! I try to think before I speak, if my words are a necessity in a conversation. Most often as...
    BarefootDreaming BarefootDreaming 51-55, F Apr 12

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    In real life I'm quiet, shy, annnnnnnd socially awkward. I'm very sensitive and get hurt easily. When I get to know someone I come out of my shell. Also online it's easy to come...
    Lexigirl12 Lexigirl12 16-17, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    Person: wow, you're so quiet Me: nobody plans a murder out loud..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am very quiet, shy and socially awkward. This definitely messes me up when meeting people because I take so long to get comfortable around people and many times they just don't...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 13

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    As a little kid, I talked a lot and yelled a lot. I started out as someone who wanted to express herself and had no problem doing so. I always asked questions, especially if there...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Yeah I was a shy kid with little confidence so was very quiet but now I'm much more confident and outspoken. So quiet ones there is hope.
    Katakuna Katakuna 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm not actually shy, it's just I stay quiet and I don't talk to much because kids my age are so judgemental these days. I just cant really take so much hate at once by me saying...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I felt a bit of relief after finding this group with so many others in it. and I just told myself that 'so, you are not alone' ! Though i'm working on changing these qualities that...
    Kheya092 Kheya092 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I was on a plane once, and when a flight attendant didn't hear what drink I asked for, she straight up asked "Are you shy?". I don't really consider myself all that shy anymore...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    this is only at certain times because my school is very time, and since I was a little girl I've been known to always talk and be happy but that has changed and I try to hide it...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F a week ago

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    I am a really quiet person and I seldom voice out my thoughts during family or friend talks. I'm always the listener and people always come to me whenever they want to rant. So...
    Sofiie Sofiie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I used to be the complete opposite, people used to make jokes about how I never shut up… but now I'm the most quiet and awkward person in all of my classes, and it's annoying...
    brokenandbi brokenandbi 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just dont understand the people around me. I wish I could communicate with others but when I try I just feel out of place and unwanted. I just can't relate to what my peers...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    Sometimes I get so mad at myself. Why can't I be a social butterfly like people call it. I don't know anymore I wish I could change the way I was but it seems impossible. I'll...
    cmt334 cmt334 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    Yes I am. I'm quite a confident person generally, and people are usually surprised when I say I'm shy, but I feel shy sometimes. Even here, anonymously, sometimes I feel shy, haven...
    Tinboxdoll Tinboxdoll 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    and quiet until you get to know me then I talk pretty much non-stop
    dtrain34 dtrain34 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    This is quite accurate, especially for those born in the 90's and are around 20 years old. I was shy around my peers, but get all weird once time has passed.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's not even "Quite shy" I am a very shy person unless I get to know you. But there are some situations where I know that even after knowing someone I'd still be shy around them...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Apr 10