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I Conquered Shyness

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    TheShyOne1996 TheShyOne1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    ... and I'm losing. Badly.
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    "Veni, vidi, vici" "I came, I saw, I conquered." -Julius Caesar
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    "Veni, Vidi, Vici." Latin for "I came, I saw, I conquered."
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