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I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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    i am very very shy to be honest,

    yes i know i come across as this over confident and slutty person... but as you know everyone has to sides to them, the internet side and the face to face side... the internet side i can "talk to back legs off a donkey" but come to face to face i shy away from talking to people...
    shylilpaige shylilpaige 18-21, T 4 Responses May 10

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    But it doesn't ever show

    and you can't tell
    JadenLangVageta JadenLangVageta 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Some people make me feel

    so uncomfortable
    ItsSusan ItsSusan 16-17, F 4 Responses May 17

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    I hate being all shy

    and nervous around people I've met or my family.
    beautylasts beautylasts 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I should have asked her out

    when I ran into her yesterday curse my shyness
    Dmd3390 Dmd3390 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Only Ppl Who Are Close Nd Kno Me Weel Would Say

    Im Loud Nd Outgoing But New Ppl Or Ppl Tht Dont Kno Me Tht Well Would Say Im Really Quiet Nd Shy.
    NaeNae00 NaeNae00 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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    Outside of my EP personality,

    I am much more conservative and shy. That might be why I have taken to this site so well and really enjoyed the conversations and fantasies that go along with it. It is quite exhilarating.
    halujakin halujakin 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Since I was young, I didn't talk very much to

    people I barely know, but over years I was more self-confident and I was more carefree and I started talking more with friends's friends and more.
    UptownRider UptownRider 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 8

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    Hello :D I am 19 and I have social anxiety,

    looking to talk to anyone :D I like to think I am easy to get a long with, just want some long term friends. IF anyone is interested pm me '
    Lambertt Lambertt 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm really shy around people,

    but those who know me think I'm quite loud.... I just don't feel comfortable around people I don't know, ya know, trying to avoid awkward conversations.
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I try to be social, but I always feel like

    people think I'm weird and judge on what I have to say. I get nervousness talking to new people and tend to mess up my words. It's gotten a lot better from when I was little but I still have trouble communicating with new people.
    jennalaursen21 jennalaursen21 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I'm a shy guy, I have to admit,

    its been 6 months since I last dated a girl, when she broke me up my self confidence went down hard. Now I'm afraid to talk to girls through social media even, let alone approach them face to face. People have told me I'm actually good looking and have a fit body for a 13 year...
    wiltonsutardi wiltonsutardi 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 16

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    From the mind of a stoner,

    simple thoughts from a loner.
    Emaycee Emaycee 13-15, M 1 Response May 17

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    Soft spoken with a faint

    and gentle Southern drawl, I keep to myself. Never would you know that I have a kink or two.
    SouthernBelleBlue SouthernBelleBlue 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    My Shell.

    I always have my shell up. This means I am always shy. I am shy around family, friends, teachers, everyone. There's only one person I take my shell down to. Other than that, there's no one else my shell isn't there with. I'm a very shy person. I don't like talking about personal...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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    gelaibeam gelaibeam 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 13

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    Whenever I talk, people make me feel stupid.

    Therefore, I just don't talk anymore.
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 11 Responses May 13

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    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 5 Responses Jul 11

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    I was shy all my life

    but now it's takes I've my whole life
    newerebe newerebe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I'm Hyper But Shy

    Most people think just because I'm very hyper and have ADHD I am good at making friends. Well you see it's not that easy. I can't just go up to people and say "Hi." When I meet someone new I don't talk because I'm afride they won't like me. And that make sit hard for me to...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 13-15, M Nov 27, 2013

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    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 7 Responses Jun 3

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    I used to not be shy,

    when I was little I would randomly walk up to people and ask them if they wanted to be my friend. But I got older, I moved around a lot. And I learned what it was like to be severely bullied. Long story short, I didn't like people anymore and got nervous around crowds. I'm...
    YurraYo28 YurraYo28 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    I'm really shy. I have social anxiety.

    Don't know how to function around people in public. I am mostly alone, were its safe and comfortable. I have a huge heart and always give 200% when it's all about protecting and helping my friends, so in certain areas I function quite well. But in formal settings I'm useless...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm unbelievably shy,

    and it's because of my social anxiety and depression
    emilythespacecat emilythespacecat 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It really takes me a while

    for me to warm up to people and let my guard down. I think my shyness has a lot to do with judgment and how people view me. I really wish that I had the courage to just walk up to anyone and just strike up a conversation and not worry about what they think about me. It's...
    thespianMind thespianMind 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I've always kept to myself ever

    since I can remember
    undrayaaa undrayaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    I usually need a certain type of

    person/connection to bring out my fun side.. If not then - there will be that awkward silence! ..
    Jaidori Jaidori 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Literally! How are you meant to 'fix' shyness

    when it is who you are. I don't know what I'd be if I wasn't shy but I wish I could know. I know (or hope) I'll grow out of it but I wish I could talk to people just a little and it not be as awkward as hell. Fmwl.
    AnnaSpring AnnaSpring 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm pretty sure that I have social anxiety

    disorder. It's not an official diagnosis, but I do have a lot the right character traits for it. Unless I know someone personally, then it's really hard for me to just walk up to someone just to ask a question or strike up a conversation. For me, talking with new people makes me...
    RedactedUsername RedactedUsername 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    I've always been really shy.

    It's a problem sometimes, but I guess it's sort of a personality trait too. I have minor social anxiety and not a lot of friends because I'm usually afraid of talking to people but I'm really friendly. So please send me a message first, I promise you're not bothering me by...
    ShyRy ShyRy 18-21, F May 25

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    Uxio Uxio 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I have always been a little shy around people,

    especially people I don't know very well. I tend to get a little tongue tied, which can get quite annoying but I'm learning to get past this problem. Recently I've been having some counselling sessions to help me come out of my shell and to put myself out there and meet new...
    christid309 christid309 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    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 13 Responses Jun 5

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    i don't think is a bad thing.

    I actually like being this introvert
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 14

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    If you know me well I am a loud person

    who has good fun, But around new people I can be very shy and quiet. Xo
    ScottFord ScottFord 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am not here to date anyone.

    I am a shy person and like to keep to myself.So do not ask to meet me or my e mail id .I do not use skype.
    booklover87 booklover87 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Unfortunately I am quite shy

    which makes life pretty difficult at times. I wish I was more confident and outgoing
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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    Which i hate. I wanna be out going like people

    at school. But sadly, I'm not and for some reason.. I care about what do people think of me. So that makes it even worse
    LovelessAngel LovelessAngel 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 3

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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    I'm May seem very outgoing

    and talkative online but I'm really shy I only talk when I get to know a person. I stay hidden behind a keyboard because that's when I can truly be myself.
    BrookeDuchanne16 BrookeDuchanne16 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9

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    So there's this guy that told me to text him,

    and I want to but I don't know what to talk about. 😬
    3morgan3 3morgan3 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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    I am very shy. I try to overcome it.

    But I can't. I get called "the quiet girl" at school.
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    Here on Experience Project,

    a lot of people who have spoke to me have said that I sound like an outgoing person who isn't afraid to say anything. In reality, I'm nothing like that. Before I graduated High School, I only had around... 3 friends or so who I had made in my last 2 years of High School, meaning...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Walk into da club like: "waddup,

    I got social anxiety and I wanna go home..."
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I hate it! I really want to meet friends

    and talk to people but I just can't. If you are like me you will understand when I say... School presentions are the worst! I shake and almost cry. In the end it's fine but I still get scared. Also for those people who text me sorry if I can't hold a good conversation. It's...
    PrideOfTheRainbow PrideOfTheRainbow 13-15, F 3 Responses May 11

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    I am usually shy at all times

    if I am not around anyone I know, like friends or family, or if Im talking to a girl.
    ANapalmPanda ANapalmPanda 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    it's not like i hate to socialize

    or such but i'm shy to the point it scared me sometimes to meet people. 'sthat normal for you? and, the people in my neighborhood are all kinda chummy with each other, so, i felt out of place when there's a social gathering or what-such. moreover, some people (including my mom...
    ciel472 ciel472 16-17 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am socially awkward.

    .. I have anxiety and depression... Has been bothering me since I was 12 and now I'm 14 no one knows even my parents I just don't know how to tell them... So I thought it be nice to share this on here
    xLittleVampirex xLittleVampirex 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I honestly always have been shy... I just can't really find my way around it. I like talking to people by like texting , but it's really hard for me to talk to people face to face
    beoneofakind beoneofakind 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    i can be very confident and crazy sometimes though. i will do things i won't normally do and be very loud. the thing is i've always been pretty shy until i get to know people then...
    fxllxnangel fxllxnangel 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need friends. Anyone under 22! Please
    Somethingawful Somethingawful 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Another thing I want to share is the fact that I'm shy around new people. My mind goes blank whenever I meet someone new.What I don't like is when people ask me why I'm shy in...
    MimicMkX MimicMkX 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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