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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 624 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm naturally shy and introverted put me in a group of people that I don't know I'm the wallflower...quiet as a mouse. I'm the complete opposite though when you see me with people...
    Mct7988 Mct7988 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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    am a very quiet and lonely person. i always have this emptiness in me. am too shy to talk people but i also want friends....
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    RoyalxNicole RoyalxNicole 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15

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    I always get asked why I'm so quite its not that I'm shy its really because I have noting to say but then I feel like I have to say something its just so awkward
    Alisha5751 Alisha5751 16-17 1 Response Oct 30

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    People would often assume that I'm a snob ... because I don't talk much and most of the times I do things on my own... But what others don't know is I'm a talkative person I just...
    crowdedthoughts93 crowdedthoughts93 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I am usually shy when I met new people but once you and I get to know each other I'm like a jack in box, I'm full of surprises
    meekakitty meekakitty 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hello, my names Eli. I'm a quieter person and looking for people to talk too about anything.
    Allotope Allotope 16-17, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm so shy , I want to change I cant talk to girls without being embarrassed, I feel like girls from another planet, I cant make good conversation with them I'm so shy .
    Ihabq8 Ihabq8 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    Like the title says i hate myself for being shy. I been shy for as long as i can remember. A year ago i made close connection with friends we hung out during and after school. My...
    johnnykman johnnykman 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    I hate those questions "why are you so quiet?" "Why aren't you saying anything?" like, can't you see that I don't do it by choice? Some times I just don't know what to say or...
    RobbieID RobbieID 13-15, F 15 Responses Nov 1

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    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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    I don't get shy around guys. I just get shy around a group of people. When I hang out with friends I get shy like crazy. But if I'm with someone just me and him, I'm funny sweet...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I'm shy around people that know me. But I'm a fireball of personality when I meet new people because they don't know my background or where I come from. They have no clue that I'm...
    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I look and I see how others are, I try and fit in as best as I can, not by copying anyone or getting into trends that everyone likes or doing all other kinds of non sense to fit in...
    Rememberme79 Rememberme79 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a photographic memory. It's really strong. I can see images like a very well done painting. No on in my family knows this. Only my ex boyfriend knows this. I'm posting...
    XxitsmesarahxX XxitsmesarahxX 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm quiet on the outside. I'm that girl that most likely stands alone in a crowded room until someone comes up and talks to her. She makes a full of herself and tries to be funny...
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