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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 61-65 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M Dec 15, 2013

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    As the topic says I am an introvert. Growing up I've always been that child who was able to entertain themselves. I've always had a very big imagination and used it quite often...
    tormentedinternally tormentedinternally 26-30, M Dec 11

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    okay so shy and fiesty if someone endangers my kids or granddaughter. mama bear syndrome. lol confident not so much unless it's about useless information. lol
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm usually a quiet person who doesn't talk to too many people. I'm socially awkward and people find me a bit boring. I've recently gone to a new class and people keep telling me I...
    malakhkhalil malakhkhalil 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I'm very shy. I don't know how to talk to people. I'm always quiet and don't know friends or even answer a question in class. I'm so shy that I lock myself up in my room and look...
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F Dec 5

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    In our group, im that guy who looks like a serious type and barely even talks, but if he does, its either they laugh because they dont get it, or they dont laugh because they still...
    PreChY PreChY 16-17, M Nov 30

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    Today I stayed late at school with my teacher to study for a test this Friday so I took the late bus home. And when I got off my bus with these 3 other girls, they started walking...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I don't have any friends because I am always quiet and shy. But I want to be loud, have friends, talk to someone till late in the night, go to a party without thinking that I will...
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm always the shy one until you get to know me ... Then I won't seem so shy anymore
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    It is always those quiet, shy ones who are the most imaginative and surprisingly fun in the naughty sort of way!
    HisMsAdler HisMsAdler 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I joined this group as a result of lilreddress's post as I felt it also applied to me. It's fascinating how many facets of our personalities are displayed, depending on the...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I hate even now the expression 'come out of your shell' as though I am a hermit crab. I've never lived as one and shy people shouldn't be thought of as pushovers in need of people...
    HolmesGirl HolmesGirl 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im that girl that if we just met our conversation is going to be really awkward and short because i have no idea what to talk about (it gets worse if you are really social and...
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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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 Nov 25

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    I come from a family with shy parents, whenever people ask me I just say it runs in my family...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    As soon as I'm comfortable with i open a bit but most the time I try to keep quiet.
    ChrisSFTY ChrisSFTY 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'll be pretty shy when we first meet but as we get to know each other I'll open up
    cutegirl104 cutegirl104 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It may be cute to guys but being shy has it's cons. Most work places requires someone to be outgoing or a people person. I am outgoing when I get to know you more but at first I...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10

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    They're so mean. Sometimes when I tell them how pretty or lovely they look, they'll be like "Shut up and **** off, *****!" If I ever encountered a shy, pretty person, If I were to...
    Kim2018 Kim2018 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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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 Nov 23

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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 Nov 23

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    I'm shy when I start to get to know someone and well I guess that's normal but what I hate about shyness is that I get to scared to start a conversation with someone I'm getting to...
    Didi33 Didi33 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I'm shy but I really like this person. I take quick glances across the courtyard every morning at assembly.. Some times I think that person may be looking at me too but I can never...
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I'm very shy at first indeed. It really suck because people don't always know how shy I am and they take it sometimes as a disinterest and thing I don't want to get to know them or...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 12

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