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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It'd be better if I knew the things to say ahead of time, so I don't need to have this weird silence thinking about what to say. I'm kinda on the shy and awkward side toward...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jul 6

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    Every since I was a little girl, I was super shy. If I met new people, I would be super quiet around them. But when I feel more comfortable around people and feel I can trust them...
    faithomfg faithomfg 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    In high school I used to be the student that would skip class just so I wouldn't have to do presentation, I used to put my head down for an entire class just so I wouldn't have to...
    YouDaOne23 YouDaOne23 18-21, F Jun 27

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    M bit shy first and coz of this m facing lotzzz of problem in my profession as i do freelance photogeaphy the need of the hour is to be bold and friendly dont understand what to do...
    carterdgi carterdgi 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    I'm always "that" kid who sits in the back of class and never speaks a word unless I'm forced to. If we're being forced to read aloud in class, I get so nervous that my heart...
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate being shy and quiet . It sucks . Everyone always has to say "why are you so quiet ?" Idk i would just rather listen to people have a conversation than be in it .
    savannah0115 savannah0115 13-15, F a week ago

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    Has anyone truly outgrown their quiet,shy nature?Bloomed from the anti social cocooned caterpillar to the beautiful social butterfly? if yes, then do share your experience. if not...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Jenipe Jenipe 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Its not something I am proud about. Its upsetting at times. I spent nearly two thirds of my college years roaming around campus alone and sitting in some corner reading or playing...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F a week ago

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    I really need to overcome my shyness. It's holding me back from everything. I have no social life. I feel like everyone else is more important than me. I hate people looking at me...
    TheShyOne1996 TheShyOne1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    If you know me well I am a loud person who has good fun, But around new people I can be very shy and quiet. Xo
    ScottFord ScottFord 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm so shy and quiet that one of my teachers in high school thought I was mute. Reality I suffer from social anxiety and I hated my classmates so I never talked in class
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    There's a huge difference. In my case I choose to be observant, unlike shyness. When you speak less, the actual things you do say have more impact. That's just me, I guess.
    ashbomb132 ashbomb132 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Ive always been quiet and shy.but i enjoy meeting new people,and im a cool person :)
    earththinker earththinker 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Only Ppl Who Are Close Nd Kno Me Weel Would Say Im Loud Nd Outgoing But New Ppl Or Ppl Tht Dont Kno Me Tht Well Would Say Im Really Quiet Nd Shy.
    NaeNae00 NaeNae00 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    One more sleep,before it is finally the day we canucks have all been waiting for. It's why we have our propane tanks filled to the brim,and steaks marinading over night. The beer...
    diggler diggler 41-45, M 15 Responses Jun 30

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    It's just the way I am. I don't how to say it any other way, I'm shy. Everybody I get to know makes me so nervous because I always have this feeling like I'm about to make a fool...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I can't stop thinking about my boyfriend. He means everythjng to me. My family hates me and treats me like crap every day. There's nonstop screaming and yelling and name calling...
    saxophonegal22 saxophonegal22 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am sometimes very shy, and it is difficult to overcome
    cmia7 cmia7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    i am interested in the convo i am im jst shy i dnt say a lot thats jst me
    siofrafay siofrafay 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I am the worst kind of person in western society; a shy male. You could not find another combination that would be as frowned down upon by normal social standards. Being shy is...
    TheMadHater TheMadHater 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    But I always lose. I am the most shy person in the world and I am saying this because: 1-I can't look in people's faces when I talk to them 2-I can't speak with people when the...
    nona000 nona000 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I've been known as the quiet girl ever since elementary school. People ask me why I'm so quiet and I just say that's just the way that I am. But, I will open up to people though if...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I am a shy person I always been a shy person I am very shy when I meet new people and sometimes very shy when I talk to a girls, when I talk to girls I start to sweat on my...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 13

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    Because I'm very shy I have never had a boyfriend because I'm too shy to talk to the guys that talk to me which isn't that often. I've let several chances at relationships fall...
    Foxie913 Foxie913 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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