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I Conquered Shyness

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    Hope there are others that live with shyness and anxiety and can relate to this...nobody really understands people with shyness and anxiety
    shyguy07 shyguy07 26-30, M Mar 23

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    When I'm with my close friends I'm no where near shy, but when it comes to my crush… He's in my friend gang, but I can't talk to him, ugh. There is no reason I can't it's just...
    laracali laracali 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    i always wanna date girls and women, but they always say no
    steack2 steack2 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    My fear was the dark. This started when my dad told me at a very young age that he claimed to see this old rocking chair moving back and forth by itself in my Grandmas basement...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F Mar 29

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    What fear do you want to face head on?
    Littlelionwoman81 Littlelionwoman81 36-40, F Apr 5

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    I struggle to talk to people. I consider myself as an introvert . I don't know how to overcome this problem. When I go out I feel left out . I just wonder if I suffer from...
    cheekyp cheekyp 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I talk everyday now unlike I use to in the past
    Renesmee9611 Renesmee9611 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Two biggest fears - fear of what others think of us and public talking. I overcame both by continually forcing myself to speak in public forums. I've found when I am passionate...
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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...
    KortneeAnne KortneeAnne 22-25, F Apr 12

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    I have this one thing to destroy the little bit of shyness I still have as a nudist. When I go to a place and un-dress to be nude, I have this one thing I always do. I take off my...
    africanude africanude 51-55, M Apr 11

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    Sous le vent "... Et si tu crois que c'est fini Jamais C'est juste une pause, un répit Après les dangers Et si tu crois que je t'oublié Écoute Ouvre ton corps aux vents de la...
    amankhalila amankhalila 18-21, F Mar 25

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    "bandaid for her moments" she is my defining moment she scatters me like ashes on nightbreeze and with carefree laugh gathers me up like the loose notes from girlhood romances...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have a life filled with people that love me and are loved back unconditionally. Yet, when it all comes into focus, I feel empty inside. I feel as if I were a pumpkin and I was...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M Mar 30

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    what could you add or say about this? Ill just say what I think of a episode I saw called "LIFE AFTER PEOPLE" Life after People Humans, as a species, are more like animal viruses...
    luisito196 luisito196 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I have a fear of barbers and barber's shops. I think it originates from my childhood and being taken to the barbers by my mum. Perhaps I'm scared of having my hair cut too short, I...
    hairguy49 hairguy49 46-50, M Apr 7

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    Communication is key in my relationship: In today’s society, college students searching for relationships rely on the bar scenes, drinking, and meeting someone at parties to...
    zeniyelhsa zeniyelhsa 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I'm not going to go into much of the background, but the experience is something I've kept inside of me and is dying for a release. It began when everyone around me became so fed...
    borderlinesymmetry borderlinesymmetry 13-15, F Apr 11

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    1. Pain is part of growing. Sometimes life closes doors because it’s time to move forward. And that’s a good thing because we often won’t move unless circumstances force us...
    EnigmatiK EnigmatiK 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I know my Lord and Savior is amazing because the Bible tells me He's a BOSS. He humbled Himself to the crappy human level, and even with all His dignity He remained humble. He...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Gotta be the best and yes wer the flyway like David and Goliath I conquered the giant now I got the world in my hands I was born from two stars so the moons where I land~belieber
    itssamaayxx itssamaayxx 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    A long time ago, I lived in a fairy tale and met a prince named Andrew... You never truly realize how much you've gone without until you fall in love. Without having been aware of...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    This is an email from one of my friends, sent yesterday. Because of its impact and deeply powerful message, I wish to share it with you, in the hopes this might give you the...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 2 days ago

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    Because of my own experience, I feel that I have to share these words: see faith as a window with thick blinds or curtains. When you make the choice of opening those blinds...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    India... Read This. Amazing Facts about India and Indians! India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization. India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years...
    Rockstu Rockstu 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    so Iam guy from Delhi who is very shy....shyness or social anxiety is something I have to cope with and sometimes it gets really tough because people just don't understand...but I...
    shyguy07 shyguy07 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    in sixth grade the bullying for me was horrible. it started when one of my close friends told me i wasn't popular enough to be friends with her or anyone else in our friend circle...
    cxc4ever cxc4ever 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I just want to find someone who understands who I am without judging me. Most people think I'm stuck up because I don't really interact with people and I don't look anybody in the...
    fearflash fearflash 18-21 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I can be very shy, but I love meeting new people! I may not talk at much, but once we do, I'll get rid of that shyness. :3
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I sing in fact I got accepted to a singing high school. But I'm am so shy. It prevents me from showing my talent & I hate that about myself. I wanna be confident with myself I...
    lianx19 lianx19 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I don't think I started out shy necessarily. My social anxiety seems to have been triggered at about 10 years old when a group of kids at a new school made fun of my accent. Ever...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Make it nasty ladies no shyness ;P ;-) Thx..
    MatureCockMaster MatureCockMaster 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I need to get over my shyness in public
    quietgaygirl quietgaygirl 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    1. I am an otaku 2. I love to draw *u* 3. J-pop and K-pop fan 4. I'm an animal lover 5. Cat person 6. I like to read novels <3 7. I only have a few friends 8. I value my...
    AegyoPrincess AegyoPrincess 13-15, F Mar 27

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    Especially in school... My shyness doesn't help. I feel like people don't notice me. When I do try to talk I get shushed.
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F Mar 27

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    My little girl is now a woman. She is 20 years old and engaged to be married. I'm so happy for her. My little girl is getting married. I'm leaving the house to her and her...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    well I'am,I find it really hard to make friends cause I get so shy around people.I have never had a boy friend....I'm a loner.I will prob stay single for a long time cause it is so...
    shygirlaquamarine shygirlaquamarine 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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