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I Conquered Shyness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 103 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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'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 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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    at times im ok with how i look, but i have issues with my nose that's for sure. I mean, it's not like it matters, considering I don't interact with people. what's worse is the...
    discoburn discoburn 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    well, she is really far away...all the way on the other side of the world. she has the hint that I like her a lot...but she won't accept it. I feel she wants to believe me but can...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A lot of history is boring to me, but some things really interest me. I have always been interested into World War 2. And out of all of the countries I have been more interested...
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    Every day, after get up; I look in the mirror and get myself motivated to be sociable but when I get out there in the crowd and on the bus, I always see a pretty girl that I'd...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am having an alone day. I don't know what that means, whether I am too exhausted by the idea of interaction and social graces to be around others, or I am too scared and...
    SkyChevalier SkyChevalier 22-25, T 3 days ago

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    I've never had real friends. I've never had friends in Italy and now that I live in England I didn't make friends. I feel a failure. I just want to have real friends, but how can...
    disappeared88 disappeared88 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    All I ever knew was smoking, since I was raised by a smoker and I started myself when I was 12 years old. Back then, people didn't care about smoking around kids. It was the time...
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    As soon as I close my eyes the shadows come out to play. They blur out my vision like white noise on a television screen. They wrack my nerves like the storms of the seven seas...
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    macmann macmann 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    Ugh I'm extremely shy around random strangers and am never myself. With my small group of friends, I'm the crazy and fun one, but with other strangers, I never seem to be able to...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F a week ago

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    to the one.. who talked with me for months, about a place who pushed me away from my cave held my hand, told me that she loves me and i am saved so i went on a journey of...
    anotherclone anotherclone 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    ok I try and keep this short it all started back in my hometown of Wilmington with this girl Alexis I met her in 1st grade and sparked a huge crush on her and my shyness and...
    davidnasa1111 davidnasa1111 46-50, M a week ago

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    She came, she saw, she conquered, she broke his heart.
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    This was written by a friend. Thank you Indigo Sigh. As always you nailed it. By Indigo Sigh 1) Why don’t you tell me about it? I dislike this because he does it in such a...
    enchantress4ever2 enchantress4ever2 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    Basically I have no friends so summer is hard. I'm 18 supposed to go to parties and enjoy summertime with friends?!! For my whole life I've been going to two places every summer...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I Am Sooo Allergic To Bullshit, ugh, I can Barely Tolerate it from Others, let alone MySELF!! =/ Yet I spent the last several DAYS Practically SWIMMING In It! Ugh, gag, ach...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Umm, hi. I'm Manuel, I'm new to this amazing group. I've been working up the courage to get over my shyness and say hi for a while now. It's nice too be part of an amazing family.
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Its a little between shyness and anxiety. I get nervous sometimes and go blank not knowing what to say to get the conversation started.
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I feel I've reached an understanding about racism in the U.S. nowadays. I'm starting to feel like America will have a race issue for a long time. And Im wondering if the major...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    The Middle Wife I have not come across this before! The 'Middle Wife' by an Anonymous 2nd grade teacher I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself...
    borrioboola borrioboola 51-55, M Jun 20

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    I am not cut out for this place, I am not strong as I once thought in my youth. I do not understand the things I thought once I had. I will never get used to the way things take...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    People are so fascinating, trying to figure out their lives from casual observation, imagining what fills their thoughts and minds based on immediate interpretation of mood and...
    sexyspanker sexyspanker 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 19

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    True art is twisted It is perfection without any meaning nor an end, It holds you to your own personal standard and sets the bar in no particular place, leaps and bounds can be...
    tsumakov tsumakov 26-30, F Jun 19

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    I hate almost everything about me. I hate my body, my face, my hair, and especially my shyness and anxiety. I want to be different. I want to be happy.
    JustineMusey JustineMusey 13-15, F Jun 19