I Get Nervous When Meeting New People

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    Right now there is a family reunion happening

    at my house (not my family). I don't know anyone and I feel so nervous that it actually makes me cry. I just want to hide away in my room but I can't :'(
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 20, 2014

    I Don't Know Why But..

    when i meet new people im afraid that they dont like me, that i wont put the real me across, a bit neurotic i guess. Its just so difficult to relate to someone i don't know
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2008

    I get a horrible feeling

    and I'm forced to isolate myself
    Baeforlifebae Baeforlifebae
    22-25, F
    Aug 26, 2015

    My boyfriends sister

    and mom came down for his graduation next month. We have been talking about me meeting his family. He says there will be over 30 people there.… I can handle a few people but anymore than 3 scares me.… I know ill have him there with me, but I don't want to mess anything up...
    MaryCrossen MaryCrossen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22

    I hate going to my friends family events,

    I feel so awkward and people would stare at me.
    constancemariefat constancemariefat
    22-25, F
    May 26, 2015

    I Feel A Little Self Conscious

    Sometimes when I shake their hand, my hand is sweaty and makes me embarassed. Sometimes I just try to "pound it" but the othert person, especially if they are a girl, might not be ready. And I Accidentily pound my fist into their palm, which is awkward.
    epjoey epjoey
    22-25, M
    Jun 10, 2011

    Heart Pumping So Hard - Thought It Would Pop Out

    I am always nervous when meeting new people, regardless of how much I may not show it - rest assured that the nerves are there. Heck the first time I tried to tell a girl I liked her - I had a full fledged panic attack and figured I'd have a massive coronary in the process...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 13, 2010

    When it comes to meeting new people,

    i am sooo shy and i become awkward. I can't have a conversation because i feel like I'm going to have a breakdown. It's super hard for me. Ugh
    Mari18 Mari18
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 23

    I Am Not Shy But...

    i am not shy at all.I go on and on.Talk,talk,talk. But I get all shy if I meet someone new not like atschool but like outside of school even if if its someone my age!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Freeze101 Freeze101
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2011

    Yep, Always...

    I meet new people, all the time. Not just on this site, but offline too. And my knee-jerk reaction is wanting to run and hide! lol. But, deep inside my soul, I am a very sociable person, just struggling with an anxiety disorder. :-/ Anyhoo, MOST times, I overcome my waves of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 20, 2009

    Whenever anyone says they want to talk to me

    or get to know me, especially online, I get reeaally damn nervous. I get worried that person will end up hurting me or that it'll just turn out that we don't get along that well. I don't wanna have my feelings hurt or to have inadvertently hurt others' feelings. Sucks when a...
    Jelly3 Jelly3
    18-21, M
    Jan 27, 2015

    I Just Feel Really Awkward

    I never know what to say to people to really start the conversation without sounding like an idiot. My hands sweat like crazy and I always say "yeah" or "cool" way too much.
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2011
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