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I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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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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    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.
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9

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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

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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 am but mostly I'm not

    when I'm with my bf I just get shy when I'm not around anyone that I don't know!
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Yes, very shy. It's funny,

    really. Here and other places on the Internet, I can talk as candidly as I want, even on sexual matters. And when I was working, I had a friend and she and I would flirt back and forth, even though I knew I had no chance with her. Of course, every so often, she'd say, "Now...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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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

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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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    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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    Question...for guys? How does an older

    gentleman make friends? I have been driven by career and family for so long, allowed my wife to drive our social lives. Now that there is hardly a marriage left, I am finding myself alone - especially at night. I would like to build some relationships, but don't know how. I'm...
    ozziejo ozziejo 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 12

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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 5 Responses Sep 9

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    I'm really starting to hate my shyness more

    than ever. It has become so bad that I do not have any friends at my new college and I feel overwhelmed and anxious if I dare think of approaching anyone else. I always avoid eye contact while walking to class and I just really hate my life right now. This is pathetic. Being 20...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 9

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    Does anyone wanna talk,

    I need more friends?
    abercrombie99 abercrombie99 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Some people make me feel

    so uncomfortable
    ItsSusan ItsSusan 16-17, F 3 Responses May 17

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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

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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 5 Responses Sep 7

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    But seriously if u befriended us,

    we can be ur best friend
    Overdrive18 Overdrive18 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Most people that know me would refuse to

    believe you since when I know someone I am somewhat out going then. And under certain circumstances, such as when I am preforming, giving directions, etc. I am fine but I have a hard time meeting new people and being shy until I know them.
    MasterDvdC MasterDvdC 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 11

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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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    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 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 14

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    For the longest time I'd rarely,

    if ever, talk to anyone while in school. That started to change around my sophomore year, when I began opening up more to others and started making new friends. I don't think my shyness has gone away entirely though. Even now I'm usually kinda nervous when meeting new people. I...
    ZeroShadow ZeroShadow 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been shy for as long

    as I can remember. I think it's just part of my nature. I have slowly improved with age, but it still affects me. It is especially difficult sometimes around people I don't know that well, I just turn into a bag of nerves and trying to get any conversation out of me is like...
    Sam1189 Sam1189 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Normally I have no trouble talking to people I

    know, but for some reason I become so isolated and reclusive when I meet people my age. I don't know why, but I'm just unable to communicate and open up to people of the same age, but not to those older than me.
    Rynesrai Rynesrai 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    After all the **** I've gone through,

    I have a right not to like people.
    celiy celiy 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    It's pretty bad it's like

    whenever I'm in a social situation I'm dead silent . I can easily talk to my elders or adults but never my peers .
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 9

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    red123223 red123223 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I've been on the Xfactor,

    uk. I got through to the third round and let my nerves win. What was I thinking. I have no confidence
    kaleyrose kaleyrose 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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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

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    I've always kept to myself ever

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

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    averylynnx averylynnx 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    I am intervert I have trouble talking to

    anybody I clam up in front of any women that I meet that is hot so I look like an idiot when I just look at her selective muteizum I think is what it's label like on Big Bang theory live with it all my life hard to get passed until I have a few drinks then the dam breaks and can...
    jkkarl jkkarl 51-55 1 Response Oct 22

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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

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    Whenever I talk, people make me feel stupid.

    Therefore, I just don't talk anymore.
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 10 Responses May 13

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    I come across as quite a bubbly kind of guy,

    and I am. But for the most part its because there is an entire internet separating us. I am confident here because A) you cant see me lol. B) I am in my domain and you are visiting. In life I barely make eye contact, which is why I have an online business. No need for face...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 9

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    I can text people all day everyday.

    But if I meet them in person I will not say a thing.
    lexrae lexrae 13-15, F 9 Responses Sep 3

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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 13 Responses Jun 3

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    i'm fearless at work,

    on the phone even at the counter because i know the business i am in, but put me in a room full of people outside of my comfort zone and i am quiet as a mouse
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Shy is a bit of an understatement.

    I'm more of an introvert. I'm trying to get out of that bubble I keep myself in, so I'm trying to share stories on most of my experiences. I have a very hard time talking to someone I do not know. I won't know what to say, I'm worried I'll be boring, etc. I have a harder time...
    hockeyfanm13 hockeyfanm13 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 19

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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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    I am a shy person at times

    and have isolated myself constantly.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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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

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    andrewj2014 andrewj2014 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I went from being a kid

    who wanted to be the center of attention, to an adult who gladly hides in the background and I don't care if it's immature .
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M Sep 29

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    i act crazy around my friends,

    but when it comes to talking to other people, i cant do it.
    buttney buttney 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    It shocks everyone who knows me,

    except those who knew me before age 10. I was terrified of everyone outside my family and every place (including church and school) outside my home until I was in the 4th grade. My baby sister was born that year and that's the only reason I can imagine that I broke out, but I...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 7

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

    **** when I get comfortable with someone
    SonicEXE SonicEXE 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 27

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    I could stand behind my bf

    while he talks if he was here right now
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 9

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