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I Conquered Shyness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 104 People

    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 16-18, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2007

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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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    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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    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 haven't conquered it completely,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 24

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    blink 182, Adam's Song "I never thought I'd die alone I laughed the loudest who'd have known? I traced the cord back to the wall No wonder it was never plugged in at all I took my...
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    Qur’an:8:39 And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religion, all of it, is for Allah . And if they cease - then indeed, Allah is Seeing of what they do” Qur...
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    kuveeraa kuveeraa 36-40 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ugh, shyness and quietness can get the best of me sometimes. It's ridiculous how much a person can talk while typing or writing vs. how much they can talk in real life. How do...
    EUO356 EUO356 13-15, F Sep 24

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    Women can be catty and rude. I try my best to be kind to everyone, though my shyness gets in the way of that sometimes. Sometimes I worry people mistake my shyness as being snobby...
    watermelonbliss watermelonbliss 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I tend to get this label once in a while, some people used to say about me that I was mysterious and I kinda liked it. I can sometimes be expressive but I am undefinable and have...
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Being shy sucks. I just need to put that out there. IT SUCKS. Nobody is ever like, oh yeah that quiet girl in the corner, she's so cool! I wanna party with her! Nope. That **** don...
    popcorngoo popcorngoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I was always the most Introverted person you could know. Or not know. I never let anyone inside. I was always very quiet, always listening even when people thought no one was...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Every day I send silent praise of thanks to my Gran and Grandma. When I am lost, sinking and cannot find my way (which has been a lot lately), I think of your unshakeable faith...
    willbefreeiwill willbefreeiwill 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    A crazy thing happened to me the other day. I caught myself being really kind to myself. And a couple of days before that I found myself being excited for an outing I was...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 10 Responses Sep 23

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    A poem I wrote about Bipolar, which I call simply 'River'. Pain like a river, a tsunami if you will I feel it deep within my veins, god how it makes me feel ill. I cast out...
    RealJax0009 RealJax0009 26-30, M Sep 30

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    It was the way she walked. As if dancing like treetops swayed. Her toes curl when she walks up the steps. Her body as intricate as fingertips. Skin left untouched. I wanted her...
    BandsAndNyc BandsAndNyc 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    Mohawks Don't Live in TeepeesI'm part Mohawk. Watered-down, I have to admit, including the fact that I'm a redhead with freckles. But still the Mohawk blood runs through my veins...
    BadPam BadPam 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    "The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of...
    Kittenpowee Kittenpowee 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 13

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    Who is running America? Have you ever asked that question? Under the doctrine of Parens Patriae, "Government As Parent", as a result of the manipulated bankruptcy of the United...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    "But I loved you. I loved you so much it changed who I was. It gave me something I never had before. It gave me a greater knowledge of love, it's fire, it's passion, it's...
    Iblis88 Iblis88 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a free spirit that shows no judgment towards anybody. I am an open book you can ask me anything and tell me anything. I am young but I have lived I have been through a lot and...
    Changeallaround Changeallaround 22-25 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My spirit, soul, or conscience whatever one may call it, is as free as it can be for now. I used to think if it as my soul, something to be saved from hell and reserved for...
    FrolickingFemale FrolickingFemale 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just don't seem to get along with people my age. I normally blame my shyness but I mostly just use it as an excuse it feels like. What's so annoying is I want to talk to people I...
    BreaFaey BreaFaey 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Stress... for the past hour I have just been curled up in bed just thinking about what's to come, all these presentations in front of the class that count for like almost half of...
    AwesomeErica AwesomeErica 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I don't know that I can or could ever explain what it felt like to get poked. (thank you technology) or the confusion that came with it but hearing her voice after so many years...
    zwijacztracyjoanne zwijacztracyjoanne 41-45, F Sep 23

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    Whenever I get nervous, it's never immediately obvious from the start. I've always been a very anxious person, though my body copes with anxiety in very interesting ways. Usually...
    lemmy2012 lemmy2012 18-21, M Sep 24

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    I'm a bit drunk and I wonder what you're doing. I just want to know your name. Let's end this cat and mouse game. I always catch you staring at me. You see me looking too...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F Sep 24

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    And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Is it unusual to hide shyness behind sarcasm and wit?
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 26

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    I find connecting on EP through written word gives me a split second more to think more thoughtfully and carefully on communication, that has made me a better person. I am able to...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 27

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    In the process of writing this for a friend: She was in college, He lived a state away. Now they were meeting for the first time. Both were nervous and both apprehensive...
    Quandry7777 Quandry7777 41-45 3 Responses Sep 30

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    I've spent my high school years like a pessimist, not caring about my grades, people, and just plain anything. I always have problems when meeting new people. Even if someone...
    ProfessorBrad ProfessorBrad 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Don't Be Shy ! I met this girl, younger then me, she is not from my nation and she seems very different to me. I like her, and since she started looking at me in "that" way I...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Especially adults. I feel they're judging me because of my shyness and talking very little. My friends parents constantly give me looks and stares when they meet and talk to me...
    leolove4 leolove4 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 3

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    1. I am afraid of relationship. I never had a satisfied relationship.. Back in my teenage, I thought I was ugly. But no, it'a about my personality. I was too shy. I had two...
    bubblyeater bubblyeater 18-21, F Oct 3

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    I don't really know why I sign up for this website. I guess I just needed a place to receive some sort of feedback about... Whatever I write about. I would like to put into words...
    Andrea091 Andrea091 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I don't know where to start. I am a college sophomore that reflects on the world in a negative manner. I feel that the world despises me and that I am a self-loathing person. This...
    zosozeppelin95 zosozeppelin95 18-21, M Oct 5

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