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I Conquered Shyness

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm doing my best to hide it because once people find out they see me as a freak. It's my fear that they can see through this "normal" looking facade.
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    I'm shy. I have been told to GET OVER my shyness. How can you magically just get over shyness? I was forced to talk to people. You can't force anyone to talk to people if they don...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    Swimming Fully Clothed Makes Me Sing! I have always been madly in love with the sight and the act of diving fully dressed into the water. It's very embarrassing, and that...
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    I was chosen to be class president (second term now). I am literally the last person fit to be class president, with my social anxiety and shyness. I just recently became...
    Rocessive Rocessive 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well I think I conquered it. My last 2 recurring dreams I had to realize that I was dreaming in order to stop them from coming back and this time in my dream I figured it out and...
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    We made love till midnight, fell asleep in each other's arms then i woke up at 5.. pulling her closer to me......... i love her soft skin, her texture, her fabric, her scent n...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Copying a letter here that I wrote to my former AP...haven't sent it and may not, but there is healing in writing it out. I thought it might help others: Dear MM, I want you to...
    Kadl6671 Kadl6671 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    oh God you are my only answer, all i need. You have given me a good life, the things that tempt me is not your fault I know its the devil trying to tempt me not to believe in you...
    ilovemusic7 ilovemusic7 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    A new day dawns In strength In peace Free to just be To live To smile Easy generosity Free kindness Firm footsteps Laughter without the false note of nerves Waking up comfortable...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    At this point in my life I've done so many things wrong I don't know if I can do right If you put your trust in me I hope I won't let you down If you give me a chance I'll try You...
    justme5079 justme5079 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    After Three Years(written in my senior year) It feels not so long ago that I first saw you A fine spring afternoon on the school courtyard Our eyes locked, happiness framing our...
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    Is this it my friend my lover? Or is this a pause in the game? Afraid of never speaking to you again. Afraid of speaking to you again. Conversations will never play out as we...
    HurtsEverywhere HurtsEverywhere 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I ask that everyone put down the bible for one moment. I believe everyone can find god within. revert back to a child state. where everything was beautiful, you loved all, and you...
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F Feb 18

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    I ask that everyone put down the bible for one moment. I believe everyone can find god within. revert back to a child state. where everything was beautiful, you loved all, and you...
    kristymom kristymom 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    The satisfaction of a job well done! One of our biggest client got this land developing project which is priceless.. A project like that takes about 3 different entities with...
    h4n5dj22 h4n5dj22 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    JoLawrence JoLawrence 46-50, F a week ago

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    It's sooo romantic. Seeing them holding each others hands, and then each other. Whether they've been together for 6 or 60 years. They've conquered everything that life has pushed...
    xam3580 xam3580 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with BP-NOS. My story starts when I was eighteen. I went to an out-of-state university on a full scholarship. I was in the top ten of my class and I had a bright...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    New machine: 55k Satisfaction of winning a bet: priceless!!! I joined this company like 1.5 months ago... They've been asking for a decent machine for over 3 years now.. Being...
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    I'm 35 years old, and I've never kissed a woman. I'd like to, but I never seem to get to the point where it would be a reciprocated feeling. I've often tried to imagine what it's...
    halfblind79 halfblind79 31-35, M Feb 6

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    I really do not know from where i have to start !!!!!!!!!!!!! , anyway i will do , in my childhood when i was studying in the primary school i faced many difficults in making...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    but my shyness stops me from showing my romantic side !
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 10

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    im very bad at holding a normal conversation with anyone, no matter who i am with , i feel like i have nothing to say and that affects my connections with others ! i don't think...
    neyah20 neyah20 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 10

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    I love singing but my shyness always gets in the way Of me putting myself out there can anyone help me with this
    HebaYumi HebaYumi 18-21, F Feb 10

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