I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    You can recognize when someone is feeling shy

    or bashful, or when it is obvious that they have butterflies in their stomach. They would feel rather light-headed, or begin to sweat and continually blush. Being shy is an unsettling feeling. It is easy to recognize and acknowledge, but it is nearly impossible to cease. And...
    ole0005 ole0005
    13-15, F
    26 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    If you were to meet me in real life,

    I probably wouldn't say any other words besides hello. I would also be very awkward and stare at nothing else. There are online friends that want to meet me in real life. I'd love to, it's just that I'm shy .-.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 16
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 2
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 17, 2015
    Kingofthedarkness Kingofthedarkness
    26-30, M
    Aug 29, 2015

    I like to pretend that I'm outgoing.

    But I'm actually shy on the inside. I'm just trying to change myself.
    DougyAITF DougyAITF
    16-17, M
    Jan 18
    averylynnx averylynnx
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 15, 2014

    but everyday im working towards being open

    and talk-active with each and every one :D shy is nice i dont hate it, but since its resulting in bad social skills i like to talk to everyone as much as i can <3
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    Ok i have been always shy

    that when somebody talked to me, my face colored all red !!!! Hate it !!!!! Lol... : )
    Marbella82 Marbella82
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    it's so terrible sometimes to

    even walk into a restaurant, bleh, it feels like everyone is staring at you even though you know they aren't.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses May 30, 2015

    I'm really shy! I'm not able to talk to someone

    without my cheeks became red! It'a really embarassing!
    mael95 mael95
    18-21, F
    10 Responses Jun 5, 2014

    i am quite shy to talk in front of everyone

    and i don't talk at all when i don't know everyone in the room and it take a little while for me to not be shy anymore
    stephanie751 stephanie751
    13-15, F
    Sep 11, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 6, 2015

    If you ever meet me in person im shy

    but when we get to talking I'll come out of my shyness
    BabyGirll1998 BabyGirll1998
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2015

    I am the shyest when meeting girls,

    even tough most of my friends are girls, and of course when a really cute guy is speaking to me.
    ThatRandomShortGuy ThatRandomShortGuy
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

    I'm sorry if you are terribly shy

    and its mistaken for rudeness
    MyaA13 MyaA13
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    So if you talk to me on here ypu would think

    that i am crazy and open bout everything, but i am no where bear that in person. I can be a ninja because i am so quiet! In my classes, i hate raising my hand or speaking in front of the class because i am so shy and nervous to speak!
    regulare05 regulare05
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Dec 26, 2013

    Even people I am comfortable with-

    if I video chat or anything Im still extremely shy. Its really embarrassing because I turn pink from blushing 0.o
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    16-17, F
    Mar 19

    I have read your experiences,

    absorbing them, turning them over to see them again from a new angle. The words you have placed, seemingly without effort.The story bursting with life and drawing me in; granting a glimpse of your soul. Drawn closer, curiosity piqued, I look at your world through your deftly...
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    The world is scary ok?

    There are way too many extroverted people and there's a lot of preassure.
    JoaquinGuzman JoaquinGuzman
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    I'm painfully shy until I get to know people

    and then I just can't shut the f.uck up....I still find it difficult to talk to people about personal issues
    danie410 danie410
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 18, 2014

    Sometimes, if I'm about to message someone

    something that I'm scared they'll judge. I'll hurry and throw it out there, and if they act awkward, I block them and never look back ;-;
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 24, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    Walk into da club like: "waddup,

    I got social anxiety and I wanna go home..."
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014

    I tend to have a hard time meeting new people.

    I'm always second guessing what I'll say and how to introduce myself to others.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    I'm so shy and quiet

    that one of my teachers in high school thought I was mute. Reality I suffer from social anxiety and I hated my classmates so I never talked in class
    fallout07 fallout07
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 11, 2014

    All the people who know me think I'm really

    outgoing and a social butterfly, until I have to meet someone new with them. Then I become this totally shy girl that they can't get a single word out of. It's quite funny actually.
    saigebeck101 saigebeck101
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    I am actually Shy but

    when i get angry i become Wild ^-^
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 15, 2015

    She was in awe of him,

    captivated by his presence, hanging on his every word. He glanced over at her catching her staring. She quickly turned away, looking down at the ground, she gently smiled, blushing, feeling his eyes upon her. She bit down on her lower lip, tucked her hair behind her ear, then...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 16, 2015

    When ever speak I usually have to repeat myself.

    I don't like it, so I don't talk that much, unless you are really close to me...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses May 24, 2015

    I am painfully shy in person.

    I love to chat and will chat about anything but chatting in person is a totally different story. I think for me that having the computer/phone between me and the other person, I dont have to see their response. They can choose to ignore me if they didn't agree with me.
    ShyButterfly04 ShyButterfly04
    26-30, F
    16 Responses Jun 3, 2014

    Few months back i was passing a road near my

    home, when i saw 4 women standing beside a car seeking help, i stopped as the place is less crowded and rarely any car pass by at that time of the day, i asked what was the problem and came to know they forgot the key inside the car, upon ask if they have a copy of the key...
    nice4mheart nice4mheart
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 2, 2015

    I get told I'm a weirdo

    because I don't talk much but I want to its just the social anxiety I can't talk to other people
    Razziness Razziness
    16-17, M
    9 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    I am It's hard for me to talk with new

    people And I often shut down if someone is rude to me
    thatcurlyredhead77 thatcurlyredhead77
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2015

    Yeah, and it's been like

    that my whole life. I'm a quiet person who hates to stand out. I'm not good at small talk so when I meet a new person it gets awkward fast. I can never come up with anything interesting to say so they usually find me to be a dull human being. People usually describe me as a laid...
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    Unless I know the person really well,

    I am super shy when talking to people. It takes a lot to change that sadly
    annonymous56 annonymous56
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 23

    Get on a stage and preform

    or present? No problem! Talk face to face with another human? I can't do this!
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Interesting how being anonymous can bring one

    out of the shyness part of their life. If we were to meet in real life I would appear quiet and a bit of a recluse. I feel I can live a bit more bold here in EP.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

    About to go perform in front of a crowd

    for three hours. Wish me luck!
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014

    When I meet someone for the first time,

    I get all shy and barely talk..
    TaylorRenee14 TaylorRenee14
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2014

    I'm so shy in public

    and when meeting new people.
    inFinitY1814 inFinitY1814
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2015

    Nobody believes me when I say I'm shy,

    but I really can be around new people :3
    alyssiabeth alyssiabeth
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 22

    People view me as unfriendly

    or aloof, because I don't talk a lot. I am just observing and learning. I really don't like being the center of attention.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1
    56-60, M
    8 Responses Jan 29, 2015
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

    I like to blend into the background

    and get out quick if at all possible.
    jaimeedl jaimeedl
    36-40, M
    Jul 18, 2015

    I am very socially active,

    loud, and outgoing, unfortunately that's just in my head.
    Typingkeyboard Typingkeyboard
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 12

    Like legit. I'm so shy.

    But once you get to know me I'm like a fluffy ball of joy xD
    ajmomo828 ajmomo828
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    I love him. I really love him.

    I love him. I love him. I love him.
    emotionlessqueen emotionlessqueen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22

    I'm so stressed out, my grandparents decided

    they were going to "help," me out of the situation with my step-mother by forcing me into going to Job Corps here in my state. Let me start by saying, I'm not against Job Corps in any way, I'm just irritated. They're assuming that since it worked for my older cousin it's going...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2015

    I really want to grow my confidence

    but I find it so hard. I have been online and looked at different ways to help but I'm just curious if anyone on here has some tips that might help?
    fightingwithyou fightingwithyou
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    The thing is when people tell me im flirty i

    get confused cause first of al im not even flirting. Im just being friendly and yet people misunderstand it for flirting. Honestly if I find the person attractive I go hysterical and wouldn't even know what to do... if i can get away with it I would gladly do so than risk...
    EuphonyAly EuphonyAly
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    When I need to eat at a public space I'm on the

    empty side....when I wish I could go to the theatres to see an awesome movie I wait for the dvd....when I want to go outside to experience life I still manage to hide....why....because I'm simply that ****** shy....
    DarkPhoenix1985 DarkPhoenix1985
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    I'm shy at first But i do the craziest random

    **** when I get comfortable with someone
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2014

    I hate talking in front of people I can sing

    but I am so scared to sing infringement of people
    laura223 laura223
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    When I was in elementary school I used to be

    one of the most liked and talkative kids, I was quite popular back then. Once I started middle school all of that changed, I started getting bullied alot by this group of seventh graders, I never really understood why. I started getting a lot shyer because when I started talking...
    AwesomeErica AwesomeErica
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 7, 2014
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