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I Can Be Very Shy and Quiet

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 was once stabbed while using a urinal at boarding school growing up. Since then I have had a shy bladder. I can't pee if there is even the possibility of someone behind me.
    NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe NoBodyKnowsMeLikeIKnowMe 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    And it's not that I don't want to talk to people (although, sometimes that's true). I'm just not outspoken, it's sorta difficult to reach out to people I'm unfamiliar with...
    Cenlow Cenlow 16-17, F 1 Response 26 mins ago

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    really reaally sucks if I wasn't shy my emotions wouldn't be so ****** right now;_;
    cartoonblankets cartoonblankets 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    That is a thing wich im still think about bicouse in past i was never shy or quiet i was just enjoy all life moment and feel evry day a power emotion for anythings what i was doing...
    MagicTragic MagicTragic 26-30, M May 9

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    I'm so quiet, shy and socially awkward and my friends know that. I wanna be a more out going person but I guess I'm not. I'm not quiet with friends or family but only with new...
    PandaGirl28X PandaGirl28X 13-15 1 Response May 16

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    for being so quiet I got bullied sometimes
    sstinette sstinette 18-21, F 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    when im with strangers or people I know but wouldn't really consider my friends im extremely quiet... but when im with my close friends I will dance on top of the table and I will...
    ShyG14 ShyG14 16-17, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am quiet ,shy and socially awkward It takes me a long time to open up to someone on my off days from work I can go almost all day not seen a few words 2 anyone
    eric8811 eric8811 31-35, M May 17

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    My friends say that I can't be shy because I talk so much. But I am shy, I talk so quietly they can't hear me sitting right next to me and I don't talk to anyone else but my two...
    Boo4Kayti Boo4Kayti 13-15, F a week ago

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    I consider myself a shy person. I had friends and family that have called me shy and quiet before. There are times I don't like starting a conversation or asking questions because...
    donna6061 donna6061 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't like it when people try to convince me that I'm shy. They tell me that, since I am quiet in school, I must be shy. To be shy means that you are scared to socialize. To be...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I'm Dying, Husband Affair: I am 32 and have been married to my husband, the love of my life and best friend, for the past five years. A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with...
    Thelaughingman34983 Thelaughingman34983 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    People often mistake my quietness for arrogance or think I'm snobbish. I am neither, I'm actually the total opposite. I've always been pretty shy and quiet, but as soon as you get...
    Littl3Madam Littl3Madam 18-21, F 10 Responses May 23

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    I always been a shy little wimp who barely talk to my family. When I talk it's sounds more like a whisper and often people come closer to trying to hear and I always got so nervous...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    People have always referred to my being on the quiet side as being shy. Can't a man just be picky with his words without people thinking he's timid?
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M May 11

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    I have never wanted to kill myself because of my past or even the present. The times I have tried to or considered it was because I wanted to stop being me. I love my life, but I...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    I hate it too. Once I'm comfortable with people they see the fun, loving, concerned person I really am. But getting to know, or even say "hi" to someone, isn't something I do well...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 46-50, M 2 Responses May 17

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    I am not open to many people. I am usually quiet, and I don't really like attention. So if I like you enough to show you the real me, YOU must be very special.
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 1 Response May 18

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