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I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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    So I am the kind of girl

    that is trying to become more active but don't want to be shy I don't know how to get over my shy spell anyone know how to or is having the same problem
    destinymoog410 destinymoog410 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2014

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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.
    GothicLoveXxX GothicLoveXxX 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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

    I have a right not to like people.
    celiy celiy 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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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 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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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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    minimum friends. bully in class.

    a laughing source for people. just because of my shyness.
    sumit555 sumit555 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am painfully shy especially

    when going into a new situation or meeting people I do not know.
    willylover1 willylover1 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 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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    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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    Only sometimes. I am not shy in my class

    or around my family. But I am super shy in front of people I don't know especially when none of my friends or my parents are around. I wish I would not be
    ohbecca ohbecca 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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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've always kept to myself ever

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

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    It's not easy meeting new people sometimes.

    I mostly stick to my main group of friends because we're already close, and that's all I need.
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    It's has hard for me to meet new people.

    I'm a little reserved sometimes but that doesn't mean I don't like to meet someone new :)
    ClarissaAnn ClarissaAnn 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2014

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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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    Seriously, though. I have pretended to be busy

    when I'm not just because I'm not super-social. I'm working on it. But I like to be left alone. But not forever.
    AerynAVA AerynAVA 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 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...
    awesome123124 awesome123124 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    Hello, my names Eli. I'm a quieter person

    and looking for people to talk too about anything.
    Allotope Allotope 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    Really. Which is pretty strange

    as I spent the last 25 years on stage more often than not. I suppose my guitar is my "wall" to protect me...But get me face to face? ALL language skills go out the door, lol! And confront me with a truly gorgeous, knock-out of a woman? I can't even look up from my feet, stammer...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 21, 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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    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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    Im that girl that if we just met our

    conversation is going to be really awkward and short because i have no idea what to talk about (it gets worse if you are really social and really cute because I'll make a complete fool of myself trying to impress you XD) I'll be really quiet around you for a couple months and...
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Some people make me feel

    so uncomfortable
    ItsSusan ItsSusan 16-17, F 3 Responses May 17, 2014

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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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    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 am a shy person at times

    and have isolated myself constantly.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Managed a small conversation with someone I

    like. I don't think it will go anywhere but I was nice. I can only find the confidence for small talk haha
    DomMort DomMort 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 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 3 days ago

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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'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 don't think is a bad thing.

    I actually like being this introvert
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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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 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 18 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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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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    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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    For reals, people. But it's a funny shy.

    ..like if I'm at a store that I frequent, or even a gas station, or restaurant, I flirt like a fiend....the waitress, the cashier, the attendant. They now me, I know them and we talk, and joke, and laugh. BUT, if I had to do the same thing at a party or a bar...forget about it...
    myzterieboy myzterieboy 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 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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    So my school's homecoming is coming up this

    Saturday (yes, my school has homecoming super late lol) and there's this girl I want to ask, but I'm too nervous to go up and ask her. I don't know why, I just can't gain the courage. Whenever I talk to any of the girls at school, I always become instantly nervous and talk fast...
    luigistar299 luigistar299 18-21, M 2 Responses a week 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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    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