I Hate Being Shy

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    Like the title says i hate myself

    for being shy. I been shy for as long as i can remember. A year ago i made close connection with friends we hung out during and after school. My confidence was the highest it ever been in my whole life. I met this girl who i dated for half a year but then she left me and my...
    MasterB8er MasterB8er
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014

    I really hate being shy

    and it's annoying. I really can't stand my ground that much and Im shy in front of the classroom giving a speech or something like that. I wish I wasn't like this.....
    VitaniTheLioness VitaniTheLioness
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    I hate it. I get so awkward

    and nervous when I meet new people or I'm in a group of people. I start sweating my heart starts pounding. I find it so hard to talk to people. It takes me forever to become comfortable and begin to open up and be myself. It's one of the reasons why it's so hard for me to make...
    lon12 lon12
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    letter to myself,

    why cant you stop being a coward, day by day and you stay the same, day by day and you still do not speak , still do not think for yourself. Always afraid of yourself and the world outside. Never looking up and meeting people in the eyes, always playing the guilty, pathetic one...
    matila matila
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    Trying To Come Out Of My Shell

    I am quiet and reserved until I really get to know someone. Sadly, people rarely take the time to get to know me. I think I must not make good first impressions or people make assumptions about me based on my quietness. I also live in an area where it is very hard to meet people...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 8, 2012

    Being shy seriously sucks.

    It's gotten in the way countless times and messed up So many opportunities.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    But I am learning to open up.

    I have come so far since I've joined. pushing my boundaries far beyond my comfort zone. I have a few regrets but over all I'm having fun.
    ch3ll3 ch3ll3
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    Because I'm very shy I have never had a

    boyfriend because I'm too shy to talk to the guys that talk to me which isn't that often. I've let several chances at relationships fall through my hands because of my damn shyness. I really hate myself because of it.
    Foxie913 Foxie913
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

    AHHH ! I just hate being shy,

    I try not to be but nothing helps.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 25, 2014

    I really hate being shy.

    I decline invitations to hang out with friends, I can't talk to boys without having an internal anxiety attack, and I always miss out on stuff:(
    juliaclaire777 juliaclaire777
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    Found This Amazing Piece

    shout out to people who are scared to call others out, whose hands shake when they try to explain what’s wrong, whose throats threaten to close up with thoughts of ‘what if i’m just overreacting’, whose hearts are pounding out of their chests because they just stuck their...
    herotherself herotherself
    22-25, F
    Nov 23, 2013

    I always been the shy type of girl

    that no one notices and for once I just want to be confident and come out of my shell...
    depresslove depresslove
    22-25, F
    Jun 8, 2015

    Why am I shy? There's really no reason

    why I should be, no one bites, and the worst that could happen is just a small snub or an awkward moment. And, who cares? I do, and I hate it. I let those two things inhibit me from just being myself and letting go. It's so frustrating..
    theShySnob theShySnob
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 12, 2015

    A Letter To Shyness

    Dear Shyness, We have been together for 21 years. I remember when you first began hanging around- I was young, in school, and terrified of everyone around me but you. Whenever I was confused on a question in school, you were there to stop me from asking. Thank goodness! Can you...
    EmmaLeeS EmmaLeeS
    22-25, F
    Nov 25, 2013

    One day in High School my class was in a

    computer room to type Essay's. I was by myself like usual. Then this girl left her friends and sat next to me for the whole class it was the most awkward experience I ever had to put a person through because we barely exchanged words to each other ...
    Appleslices69 Appleslices69
    18-21, M
    Sep 1, 2015

    My shyness literally ruins everything.

    I can't even say hi to people I wanna say hi to. And later, I feel horrible for not even saying hi to them. I feel like people think I'm boring because of this. I just don't know why how I can open up things more. I always try but I just can't. I really hate myself for being so...
    reimixoxo29 reimixoxo29
    16-17, F
    Feb 3, 2015

    It's Time To Change.

    My dad and I were talking about my shyness and low self esteem, and he pointed out that my shyness may come out as snobbiness or stuck-upness because I have more to show for (appearance, academic performance, accomplishments). I think what he said was really true, and I don't...
    CNApple CNApple
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2010

    I hate being shy , my dad gets super mad

    and the forces me to talk I can't even talk to a person at a cash register so when I want to order something and my dad thinks I won't grow out of it
    Venchelle Venchelle
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

    How do I stop being so self-conscious

    and shy? I feel like i constantly have a wall up that stops me from being 100% myself until I really get to know the person
    bluecrush42 bluecrush42
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2014

    Every time I'm out with my friends

    or my mom I never talk to anybody else no matter how bad I'm trying to make new friends in person I just can't make new friends in person I'm so shy
    deleted deleted
    Jul 3, 2015

    All most everyday I get pick on

    for being shy not just by people at my school but mostly by my family and I hate it. I'm trying so hard not to be shy. I want to be an actress when I grow up and people are telling me I can't do it and right now I feel like giving up on my dreams and I am so close to becoming...
    Ardella Ardella
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014


    hate it. it sucks. when im around people i dont know its hard for me to talk to them. its hard to make friends. but i have no problem talking to my friends ive known for a long time. i think i just dont have enough confidence in myself
    hello456 hello456
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 4, 2007

    Shyness and social anxiety is taking over my

    life! I hate they way I am, I just want to be normal and do things everyone else my age is doing. Im really struggling and find it so difficult talking to people I don't know or are not friends with and always come across snotty but im not im just shy. I cant ring anyone I don't...
    Scarlett20 Scarlett20
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2014

    It gets in the way of everything!

    Feel like I am missing out on the fun everyone else is having. Ugh
    ch3ll3 ch3ll3
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend

    for almost 2 years I can't start a conversation with his family ! I get too shy ! I mean I should be talking to them because I'm dating their son . The mom scares me tho. I mean I want them to like me but my shyness gets in the way!!!! HELP!!!!? HOW DO I OVER COME MY SHYNESS...
    stephaniee413 stephaniee413
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

    Shyness Is Ruining My Life

    I'm 34 and I've been shy all my life. It is hard for me to interact with people, I am awkward meeting new people, it is so hard for me to make friends, and make good impressions in job interviews. I wish I could learn how to stop being shy. I always think of the song "Ask Me" by...
    TibiS TibiS
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2012

    Being shy it's like having two personalities,

    where the outside you has complete control over everything that you are and want, while the real you stays freeze. i just wish i could stop being shy, but i don't have the control yet.
    Bshy96 Bshy96
    18-21, F
    Aug 16, 2015
    MousieLovesYou MousieLovesYou
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2016

    i hate being shy because like,

    everyone thinks your arrogant and they think that you think you are better than them so that's why you never make eye contact and only talk freely around your friends and no one else but really you just feel so small and useless compared to them. don't even get me started on...
    xnikkkix xnikkkix
    16-17, F
    Aug 22, 2015
    Foxie913 Foxie913
    41-45, F
    Jul 22, 2014

    Being Shy...

    It is the bane of my life. It stops me being normal and screws me up when trying to talk to people. I used to not be able to talk to people unless I knew them for a while. Now I'm less shy and can.Beig shy hurts. It makes me feel lost and empty. When I want to speak up and can't...
    sundragonfly sundragonfly
    18-21, F
    Jun 27, 2011

    I Feel Ashamed That I Am So Shy At 25....

    I work in daycare and am always worried that I make the mums nervous or on edge as I am very shy. I usually just try and focus on the child and talk to them and I always make sure that I ask the mums how they are when they first arrive but I still worry. I have a daycare feedback...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 10, 2011

    What is wrong with me?

    I can't stand being alone with new people or even people I know but just don't speak to a lot. I panic at the thought of it. I can't order food at a restaurant if I'm on my own because, I stutter like crazy, speak really quietly and mess up the order. Then there's buses. I can't...
    RadiateLove RadiateLove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    Right now I am at the beach

    and I'm all alone. There are people that I KNOW here, but I dont dare to go and talk to them. I hate it so much that I'm so freaking shy. All my other "friends" are either mad at me right now or too lazy to go out or sleeping. I hate my ******* life. No matter what I do I...
    camelunicorn camelunicorn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    I love someone, he was

    once my close friend, we sometimes spend our times together, swimming, bicycling, and many more. Everytime i looked at his face, i just want to say, i love you, but i am to shy to say that.. He too, maybe ever loved me, but too shy to confessed. Now, he is going far away from...
    Freimm Freimm
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 7, 2014

    Like really. When I meet new people I'm all

    anti social and plain awkward but I swear, once you get to know me I can talk for hours on a random subject we choose to talk about.
    allthecoolnamesaretaken1 allthecoolnamesaretaken1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    I hate that I can't even hug my bro

    or hug my sis or talk to ppl .all cuz I'm too shy I hate myself cuz I make my bro feel lonely cuz I am too shy to hug him .i hurt ppl I'm a bad person .
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    I hate it!! Most people probably don't think I'm

    that shy, but I really am.. I can barely even talk to people I don't know, and usually I get so embarrassed talking with pretty much anyone! I don't know why.. I wish I weren't like this, it's so hard to talk to people! At least I can meet people on here a bit more comfortably...
    laurenpat laurenpat
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2014

    I hate being shy. I don't know

    why I'm so shy. well, I have really low self esteem I guess. I always tell my self "they are just people like you" and I always try to listen to myself but it never works and I end up becoming embarassed or something. I hate it. why am I cursed with such a trait!
    lexifaith435 lexifaith435
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    It's like this invisible force field that's

    wrapped around me that no one else can see, feel, touch...but I can. It keeps me from speaking out. It keeps me from raising my hand. Hell, most the time it keeps me from going out. I feel like a disgrace that I can't even hold my head high and make it through one shopping trip...
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2015


    I also hate to be shy. I cant say things i wan to say or do things i want to do because of it. I think im shy because of my low self asteem. Like when im into some guy i try to stay away from him rather than flirt with him. I love to sing and i sing pretty good when im alone but...
    HarpWish HarpWish
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2007

    EVERYONE Thinks I'm Shy

    I'm a sophomore in high school, and I've been shy my whole life. That's just who I am. People always comment on it, but what I really hate is the ones who say things like "You never talk". I'm sooo tired of being known as "the shy girl" or "the girl who...
    Katie610 Katie610
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 13, 2009
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