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I Conquered Shyness

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    Good One By Socrates

    The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the od, but on building the new.
    nezka nezka 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

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    Maybe I Still Am

    I had always been a shy child. Painfully shy. I never had more than a couple of friends at a time, one was more like it. It took me years to get close to someone. Which is why i had a difficult time in school as i was growing up. On top of that,i was a chubby kid. So while...
    zecchini zecchini 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2008

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    Don't Know Who I Am

    i don't know how to create consistency. I feel like i've crossed that shyness line many times but don't know how to stay therE once i'm there i'm only there for a short while before i jump back over to the quiet shy side of the line.  T o an extent i feel like i've over come...
    jamzam jamzam 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    I Was Shy..

    I was a shy child and remained so until my late teens possibly.  I don't have any clear defining date of when it dissolved, just that i know when i look back, it is not something I have been in a while. As a child, I did not like new people, I used to take a book...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 17, 2008

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    To The Stage

    I used to be pretty reserved..it all kinda stemmed from my last few years of elementary school , all of middle school and first two years of high school...   I only had two friends as a kid..and right when middle school started one moved, and one essentially dropped out in...
    lastYearsRent lastYearsRent 18-21, M Nov 4, 2009

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    I'm Ok

    I am still shy at times but not has bad as I was! It has taken me 38 years to accept who I am and to relise there is nothing wrong with me! I'm 48 now  
    mum8 mum8 51-55, F Aug 16, 2008

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    I haven't conquered it completely,

    but I am about 80% there and feeling great 💕
    cityfolk cityfolk 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2014

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    The Occasionally Shynes Still Occurs.

    But I still have my moments of shyness. I have a little panic attack and stutter like a buffoon. But it's only under the rare circumstances that a beautiful girl talks to me and intimidates me with her beauty. But for the most part I'm not shy anymore.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    I Just Like Reading Your Stories :)

    I cant say that I have conquered my shyness completely. Even my mother says that as a child I had a timid and cautious nature. I have intermittent moments when I don't experience shyness, but for the most part I am living my life through a foggy lense that is not helping me, that...
    ethereal101 ethereal101 22-25, F Sep 29, 2013

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    It Just Took Too Long

    I wish I would have just figured it out years ago. I wonder sometimes what my life would have been like if I was more like I am now, back in my youth.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 1, 2011

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    Anyone?

    Does anyone ever want to be anything but what they are? I've always wanted to be more outgoing, more unique, more funny...   why can I never just be what I am?!
    frecklestylepolka frecklestylepolka 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2007

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    Can You Tell?

    I used to be the girl who sat in the corner and didn't speak unless someone spoke to me. But now, I'm the one who speaks to people. I'm the one that brings others out of their shells. I've broken my shell. And I'm bloody glad I have!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23, 2008

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    I Beat My Shyness

    I used to be held back by my shyness in a lot of areas of life. I was too shy to do many social things, (which kept me single) I suffered through other social interactions instead of enjoying them, I had a whole lot less fun at parties and I avoided a lot of get togethers. I did...
    Ender22 Ender22 22-25 5 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Say What You Will, But.......

    Having a false sense of superiority really helps. Call me a monster, but there are alot of idiotic people in the world. Once you realize this, talking to people won't be so tough.
    LaceinBlack LaceinBlack 22-25, F Dec 27, 2012

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    I hate my life so much. When I was younger I was bullied every day in school due to my shyness. They never told me why... they just hit me and called me names. I never had friends...
    Miridia96 Miridia96 16-17, F 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So I'm in this long distance relationship and it sucks. I've been with this beautiful women of mine for eight months now and she had to move on the other side of the US to further...
    Sean49 Sean49 22-25, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Four weeks, this time. Ive finally climbed out, and yet its the anger, that helps me through. The path to feeling normal is so delicately structured, im hoping i can get through...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I sometimes feel like I can conquer the world and on other times I feel like the world has conquered me..It's so hard to feel connected to anything let alone anyone..I feel so...
    SpiderLilyPig SpiderLilyPig 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Myth #1 : Introverts don’t like to talk.This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around...
    mmorgan0678 mmorgan0678 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    THANKS DAD !!!! For buying me a gameboy color , Xbox, GameCube , game gear, neo geo , Nes , Snes , and sega genesis !!! WHEN I WAS 4 years old !!!! It made me anit social , an...
    ButterCups644 ButterCups644 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Shyness and Introversion are not synonymous... Introversion is more about how one responds to stimuli within social dynamics. Shyness is about the fear of interacting within...
    MrsKat78 MrsKat78 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    PART THREE JONATHAN CIRCLED SLOWLY OVER THE FAR CLIFFS, watching. This rough young Fletcher Gull was very nearly a perfect flight-student. He was strong and light and quick in the...
    TheRisingPhoenix54 TheRisingPhoenix54 61-65, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I had a dream last night, that I and my imaginary friends crossed the Rohtang Pass... and went to a beautiful valley, green mountains on both sides and a river running in between...
    Voina Voina 18-21, M a week ago

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    After a long day of school, Joe plopped on the couch and put an ice pack on his face. "Damn my face still hurts. That fight with Cade took quite a toll." he said aloud. As he was...
    ThatMetalDude ThatMetalDude 22-25, M a week ago

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    I have no friends, shyness and other things make my self-esteem lower a lot. I really feel like ****. But with my mom I feel like I can never feel bad or angry (though shés often...
    nowherewego nowherewego 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm 22 And I haven't had a boyfriend yet. It is really hard for me to get attached to boys, and I haven't had luck finding the one. When any boy has liked me, I haven't felt a...
    spanishlady spanishlady 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 23

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    When a guy is intelligent, it would seem like he would be able to figure out how to talk to girls as quick as he could solve a complicated math equation. But it's actually the...
    erika514 erika514 16-17, F Aug 23

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    Im finally emerging from a 3 week abyss. Those days that you dont talk to anyone, and people insist on asking whats wrong, and you can only say youre tired so much. I get droughts...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Wealth sought. Dominance sought. Are we conquered by china. And not told. Money for wars Covered by chinese loans. Wealth creating poverty. Why. Facts about sad...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I am a loner. I am so comfortable being like this that being around people makes me very uncomfortable. I get nervous. I think that they are staring at me. Thinking negative...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F Aug 21

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    As I got older and started to learn more about myself, I came to the conclusion that I was just different from most of the people around me. The more I tried to fit into the...
    MrsKat78 MrsKat78 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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    I should get that tattooed on my forehead so I see it every morning. You know how many times I've given up? Way more times than I will ever vocally admit. I've quit so many...
    fitethemback fitethemback 18-21, F Aug 20

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    She wore her troubled past like scars...she had been through battle and though no one could see her demons...they could see the face that conquered them
    Salsaconqueso1124 Salsaconqueso1124 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    people often mistake my quietness for shyness and I'm nowhere near shy. I like to observe and decide wether i want to talk to whatever group of people I'm with. especially if I...
    nikinikkol nikinikkol 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    my mom is a strict parent. i know that if i had made friends then we would never really get to hang out with each other. which is the main reason why i never really made any...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    No word of a lie, I still have a ps1 (actually I have 2 but only one is plugged in) and I still bash spyro regularly. I conquered spyro.the dragon and spyro year of the dragon for...
    Randompi Randompi 13-15, F Aug 17

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    Despite having a few turn-ons that could be classified as kinky, my favorite turn-ons are sweetness, playfulness, intimacy, comfort, and security. If I feel a woman has real...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Ok, so I wanted to complain about being socially awkward and shy. This is a major problem I have, and I have been working hard to fix this. But I've realized that shyness is not...
    WhereaboutsUnknown WhereaboutsUnknown 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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