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I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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    Walk into da club like: "waddup,

    I got social anxiety and I wanna go home..."
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    I went to the only open store on Christmas

    and got so nervous when the cashier was looking at me that I payed and left without the groceries!!! Wtf man........ I gotta work on this shy thing 😣😣
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    From the mind of a stoner,

    simple thoughts from a loner.
    Emaycee Emaycee 13-15, M 1 Response May 17, 2014

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    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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

    **** when I get comfortable with someone
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, T 5 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    averylynnx averylynnx 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    I'm very very shy person,

    I don't know why, but I want to change that ******* ****, I even not upload my image on every social site because of this, tell me what I do.........when I talk to a girl even with my class mate my blood pressure rise and my ears became red........its very annoying......I, not...
    hamzaqayyum12 hamzaqayyum12 18-21, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    You can recognize when someone is feeling shy

    or bashful 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 18-21, F 26 Responses Jan 10

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    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 13-15, M 10 Responses Feb 3

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    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 6 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    I am really shy and people tell me

    that I often look like I am judging them or like I am angry when I am not. I saw a video online that describes my condition perfectly as "b*tchy resting face." Case in point, here I am:
    DoveGirlRainbows DoveGirlRainbows 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    When I meet someone for the first time,

    I get all shy and barely talk..
    TaylorRenee14 TaylorRenee14 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    I can't look someone in the eyes

    for too long because I feel unconfortable, so I mostly just look away when talking to someone. It's quite frustrating because people often then think that I'm just not listening to them...
    joana67 joana67 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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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 4 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    So I spent the night on EP trying to engage.

    The therapy seems to be working a bit
    cowboybob142 cowboybob142 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 22

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    All my friends are either family members,

    or friends of family members, or co-workers. I've never been good at breaking the ice with strangers, at branching out of my little circle. Online, I can talk about anything with anyone. In real life it's much more difficult for me. It takes forever to get to the point where I...
    howie79 howie79 31-35, M 7 mins ago

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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, 2014

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    minimum friends. bully in class.

    a laughing source for people. just because of my shyness.
    sumit555 sumit555 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I'm living a hostel for the year

    and there is this guy living here too on the first floor. He's a bit older than Everyone else at 27 where as most of us are 17-25 (student hostel) he's on his last year of his law degree. I really like him! He's clean, always dressed nice, his voice is like an angel, brownish...
    lifeisnottoobad lifeisnottoobad 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Till you get to know me

    and then I'm balls deep..
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 11

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    About to go perform in front of a crowd

    for three hours. Wish me luck!
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    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 51-55, M 9 Responses Jan 29

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    Most of my online friends would never believe

    it, but I'm extremely shy and reserved in real life. It's not that I don't like talking, I'm just terrible at starting conversations. Never really picked up those skills...
    mhenson144 mhenson144 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 7, 2014

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    I had a dream that everyone on EP saw me naked.

    Rather than being embarrassed and wanting to hide, it made me feel confident. I think I'm getting over my shyness. What do you think?
    cowboybob142 cowboybob142 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Shy, reserved pretty much the same

    for me, I am not one to strike up a conversation with someone. I do not approach people and tend to try to fade into the background when at all possible.
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Im like very very shy person.

    . even if i dont look like that.. i really am even with chatting im closed up until i get to know the person better.. and more stuff :)
    UsagiVivi UsagiVivi 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    I'm shy at many things

    but we you get to know me I'm awesome and crazy and the the best friend you will ever ask for
    JovieLee JovieLee 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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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.
    Duchanne Duchanne 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9, 2014

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    im shy intel i get to no you

    and then i will come around
    tylerstevens031397 tylerstevens031397 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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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 19 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    I'm a very shy person

    until you get to know me... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    To the people I know I'm

    so open and crazy but when it comes to talking to a cashier or someone in a store or something I'm so shy and talk so quietly or I refuse to talk to them.
    XNightmareBitchX XNightmareBitchX 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Welp starting college life soon.

    ............this should be fun...........
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Sometimes I use EP to help break out of my shy

    shell. Like posting experiences or photos or asking and answering questions. I find it can help quite a bit. I'm interested to know if any others have the same experience.
    cowboybob142 cowboybob142 41-45, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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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 Jul 27, 2014

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    i don't think is a bad thing.

    I actually like being this introvert
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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    I'm incredibly shy! I have been all my life.

    Obviously when I was small it was because I was scared as heck of people. Then through my teenage years it warped so that I have a million more reasons floating around in my head to be afraid of new people. Of course now I'm 20, and I'm pretty screwed as far as hopes and dreams...
    Holdontothefire Holdontothefire 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2014

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    I am always so nervous

    when it comes to physically being with someone face to face. I am always worried about what I say and what I might do, and I am always so confused about how others think and why I get the reactions I didn't expect. Every time some comment comes out of my mouth or I do something...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I've always kept to myself ever

    since I can remember
    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F Jun 4, 2014

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    Honestly, I view my shyness

    as an enigma. Online, I'm an open book. I can talk casually about everything and anything and remain truthful. Even in text-based chats I feel perfectly at home. However, when I meet someone I don't really know in real life, I'm just at a loss of words. I pin it on the fact that...
    WikaloFwoosh WikaloFwoosh 18-21, M Jan 19

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    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...
    SleepyGamer SleepyGamer 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I'm not sure if it's shyness,

    but I just don't talk to people because I doubt they're interested in listening. Also when i do talk I ge nervous and mess up my sentences. It's so lame and embarrassing. :(
    WritingDesk11 WritingDesk11 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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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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    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, 2014

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    I'm extremely shy in person.

    I stutter and I have a lisp so I don't like talking much when I first meet someone. I'm also self-conscious about my accent. But as soon as I'm comfortable around a person, that all changes because I can kind of control my accent and stuttering. The lisp on the other hand...
    Igot7starlightarmy Igot7starlightarmy 18-21, F Nov 30, 2014

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    I openly talk just fine online

    or at school with my friends, but when it comes to church or family fun at someone else's house and i have never met them before, i am prone to hiding in a corner and just letting them talk. i am so afraid of meeting new people some times when there is a big group of people...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I get told I'm weird.

    . And if I speak in class because the teacher asks a question.. I shrug because everyone is looking at me for a result to their quiz.. "Quite shy" doesn't fit the label for me, in fact I'm more like "incredibly shy". Why? Because of anxiety.. I absolutely hate saying things in...
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 3 Responses