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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It's so bad like I feel like i'm socially awkward /: I can't talk to people or anyone because i'm so shy. Like I can't even go to my own family gathering because i'm just to shy. I...
    13puggylover 13puggylover 13-15, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in saying anything if I've got nothing to say. It really confuses me when I get asked, "why are you so quiet?" Why can't I be quiet?! :(
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    What can I say? I am so shy at times that all I do is listen to conversations and smile. However, once I get comfortable around someone or a group of people I am not able to keep...
    ja131989 ja131989 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    "Penny for your thoughts?" is a common sound bite in my life, or others in a similar vein. The thing is, I tend to prefer to keep quiet and just observe a situation, believe me...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so shy. But who likes shy guys. They are so boring. It's no fun befriending with them.
    waiting4someone waiting4someone 18-21, M 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    "Why are you so quiet?" "What are you thinking?" "What's going on inside your head?" I've heard those questions all too many times over the years. All too many times, I've...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't have a clue where to start this but I will say thank you to anyone who finds the time to read this. The thoughts and memories that are in my head make me think this will...
    Valtboy Valtboy 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've always liked the really outgoing guys who were super popular, but I'm super shy and no one ever knows I'm in the room. They didn't even know my name, my name was "That quiet...
    zerofiveonesevenninetyseven zerofiveonesevenninetyseven 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm usually the quiet one sitting by myself or with people I know not talking much until I feel comfortable with someone then I have trouble not talking, I'm not necessarily a loud...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I can't seem to go in a public bathroom if someone is in there. This ruins my school days and field trips where I've had to hold it in until I get a free moment at school. My...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I get asked why I'm so quiet all the time... Well maybe I'm sick of being ignored by the ones I love, who obviously don't love me back. And let me tell you being ignored by someone...
    SoUGLY SoUGLY 16-17, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    i like it in summer when i can walk around the woods and find somewhere quiet, like next to a stream or a tunnel or something. there are a lot of places like that, though, if you...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I am a quiet and soft spoken and shy person if I don't know you or I am in a large group and so to most people I am seen as weak and someone who doesn't show that I deserve respect...
    john6899 john6899 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Why does this heart still love you? When it knows you may never be mine. ? The feelings just won't go away ,no matter how hard i try. Your soul captured me a very long time ago and...
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Every time I'm quiet, people that I know think I'm upset or mad at them and people I don't know think I'm an unapproachable snub who doesn't want to get to know them. YET, every...
    StraySoul StraySoul 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I am so quiet when I go to school I don't even talk. Just listen and observe what is going on. But whenever I speak I am too quiet and it's like I lost my voice..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24

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    I would never consider myself "shy"... I was just a serious introvert. I was never good at starting a conversation anyways though.
    Onikage Onikage 22-25, M Aug 23

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    I generally feel better opening up and talking to people if they approach me first. I am pretty shy and quiet when I don't know who you are. But once we have spoken a few times I'm...
    xWarriorPrincessx xWarriorPrincessx 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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