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I Conquered Shyness

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 remember being very shy to the point where I wouldn't talk to anyone. And because of that shyness I lost the chance to meet some people who attempted to reach out to me but...
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    I used to be ashamed of saying it, of telling this to my friends because they all had had at least one relations hip in their lives... But then I stopped caring... I mean I haven't...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 6 Responses Jul 27

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    Have you conquered anything lately?
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 41-45, M 9 Responses Jul 26

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    Dumb is dumb is dumb. Impressions are impressions and engender conversation. I understand shyness but really, this is pretty impersonal as a means to approach another. It's just...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm really shy when I meet people I don't know although sometimes if I meet someone and we get on straightaway then I am fine. I remember when I was young I was so shy I never...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F Jul 24

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    There's this guy who I've known for 2 years now. We met online, became extremely close with one another, blah blah blah, and yesterday I was having an extremely bad day. So I told...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    "With a little perseverance, you can get things done. Without the blind adherence that has conquered some. You can never surrender."The journey of my life has taken me to places I...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F Jul 23

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    I don't know if I will, and my shyness is ruining my life. But I want to be something great, I really do.
    jaimsy jaimsy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    They both saw..They both conquered..They both came..Voila!
    hardbargain hardbargain 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I write poems from my own life experiences. this one is titled "Fears"   the months have now turned into years your only fear now is that you have no fears for you have conquered...
    rodama1970 rodama1970 41-45, M Jul 21

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    I haven't posted on here in a while. It's been a crazy summer. My husband had training for most of June so I decided to go back to our home state and stay with my parents for three...
    amcgarity amcgarity 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    **** THIS SHYNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    halohai halohai 18-21, F Jul 19

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    Barefoot at the movie theater Last friday, I went to the local movie theater. I went to watch Ant-Man. I really love all Marvel Movies and I think Ant-Man is one of great movie...
    uiop1122 uiop1122 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 19

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    Sometimes I like cheesy romantic things - like Frank Sinatra. (Don't tell anybody or I'll lose my tough-chick credentials.) . These Foolish Things . A cigarette that bears a...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    I just love how it feels ☺ And despite my emotional shyness around most people, i feel completely at ease being nude around practically anyone. It simply doesn't bother me...
    voodoo1970 voodoo1970 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Not fearing to pass as a racist here I will all the same comment on what is happening in Italy in this moment. Italy is being invaded, on almost biblical exodus levels, by illegal...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 20 Responses Jul 18

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    I feel like I'll never get over my social anxiety, my shyness, and my social awkwardness. I've been this way for as long as I can remember, and whenever I look ahead into the...
    nooblordiv nooblordiv 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I miss you on so many levels. I just shake my head at myself for allowing these thoughts to escape my head out here. But, I fear, if you do not know you are loved, or missed, by...
    MsRebel MsRebel 31-35, F Jul 16

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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." Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games...
    GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    "The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men."
    Hurt329 Hurt329 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Sitting here, wondering how l got here...not literally, but emotionally. I thought if l write about it, maybe it would help put my thoughts and emotions in order. It's not one...
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 15 Responses Jul 13

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    hello. i just want to tell people and try to get some help... !!!!! PLEASE read and help me. it all started in the beginning of 2015.......... the second half of 2014 was the best...
    mccontrucci mccontrucci 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Why is this where did I go wrong why socially have I always struggled in life Is it because I'm from a broken home my father walked out on me when I was 12 I always suffered from...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Jul 12

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    I have conquered programming of most sorts and was looking for another fun thing to do when I came across the thought, "maybe I can become an actor!" I gave it much more thought...
    CoolIsBad CoolIsBad 26-30, M Jul 12

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