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I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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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 4 Responses Aug 18, 2014

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    When I'm with people I'm comfortably around I

    can talk easily. Same when I'm around children because I get along with them. But sometimes I think people probably think I'm cold. I don't talk a lot when I'm uncomfortable or anxious which is often. I let other people do the talking if I'm suddenly in a social situation with...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    My friends say that I can't be shy

    because I talk so much. But I am shy, I talk so quietly they can't hear me sitting right next to me and I don't talk to anyone else but my two friends. Of course, if someone comes up to me and needs to talk, I listen and apparently that means I'm not shy
    Boo4Kayti Boo4Kayti 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    If you ever meet me in person im shy

    but when we get to talking I'll come out of my shyness
    BabyGirll1998 BabyGirll1998 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 27

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    I'm very socially awkward

    and always try to avoid social confrontations.
    ThatOneN3rd ThatOneN3rd 16-17, M 5 Responses May 10

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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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    ………….That is

    until you get to know me….I may change then if you manage to get issued a pass………. :)
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F Mar 29

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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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    Though I'm quite good in socializing with other

    people even though I don't know them, there are still a number of instances that I feel not to talk or even be with people. My friends usually told me a killjoy or something like "agaw trip", its a term in Tagalog because I'm a Filipino. I always feels I want to be alone and...
    jfallorde jfallorde 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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

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

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    I'm forced to be outgoing at work,

    but when it comes to new situations, I'm actually quite shy.
    MystyqueOne MystyqueOne 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    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

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    People who read my stories on here

    or talk to me on here...or know me at this point in my life...don't believe that I used to be so shy that I couldn't or wouldn't even eat in front of people, wouldn't do anything to cause attention to myself. Even now...if we were to meet in a "real life" situation...I would be...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm not actually shy,

    it's just I stay quiet and I don't talk to much because kids my age are so judgemental these days. I just cant really take so much hate at once by me saying something they find odd or different from them and then they have to just rub it in my face and say things back. So I don...
    Greywolf205 Greywolf205 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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 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 1 Response Feb 9

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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 might sound very open at this moment,

    but out in the world away from this screen, I'm a shy person. My shield is gone, so I avoid anything that makes me feel weird- or at least I try sometimes...! //*_*
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 2 Responses May 15

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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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    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 shy at first But i do the craziest random

    **** when I get comfortable with someone
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    So I started bartending,

    and that seems to have brought me out of my shell a bit, but I am sometimes quiet and all I do is just smile and nod
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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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 8 Responses Jan 29

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    I find it so hard to mingle with people I don't

    know. Even as a teenager, I was never the one to make the first move. The friends I have now were the ones who made the initiative to befriend me. I actually feel terrible when I fail to socialize.
    NiquieQuinn NiquieQuinn 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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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    the good thing about being a girl is

    that you can always count on boys talking to you first
    Clarissa01 Clarissa01 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I really don't like when there are many people

    around me. In situations like this I get really nervous and just wish that I was alone. Same in school: although I know all the other students I'm usually very nervous and insecure during the lessons. Even if I know the answer to a question the teacher asked, I'm often too...
    HereIam2000 HereIam2000 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 27

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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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    My friend who I used to sort of like last

    semester asked me to hang out tomorrow. We've only hung out once outside of school and we don't have classes this semester but we text sometimes. I tell myself I don't have feelings for him (even back then it was just a tiny crush) but I get so nervous. I feel so so nervous for...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Growing up, being as shy

    as I was, it sucked. Trying to get the courage to make friends was like, trying to get courage to talk to your crush. Talking in general was something I wasn't comfortable doing, but, now that I'm a bit older, I've lost some of that shyness. Which is good actually, at least now...
    xDrAwInGxStOrMsx xDrAwInGxStOrMsx 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9

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    dvniele dvniele 16-17, F Mar 24

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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 20 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    It's not even "Quite shy" I am a very shy person

    unless I get to know you. But there are some situations where I know that even after knowing someone I'd still be shy around them. Like for instance no matter how much I know about a girl. If we talk forever. If I find her attractive in person I get very shy. Not anymore though...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Apr 10

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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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    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    From the mind of a stoner,

    simple thoughts from a loner.
    Emaycee Emaycee 16-17, M 1 Response May 17, 2014

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    SloaneJ SloaneJ 16-17, F 3 Responses May 17

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    Im very odd when it comes to social life.

    I am great at speaking in front of large groups and performing but when it comes down to someone idk talking to me, i feel awkward and nervous and i just gotta get away from them.
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I feel if I was more open to people

    and girls my life would run more smoothly
    josec414 josec414 18-21, M 2 Responses May 18

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    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 6 Responses Mar 28

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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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    I'm all right with boys.

    Though if I am not friend with someone, I wouldn't want to talk randomly. I'd rather try not to make eye contact. And with girls, my classmates, oh, it gets worse. I can't even wave properly or say hi to them. Maybe they consider me to be rude or maybe they understand. I'll only...
    akhilnsec akhilnsec 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Even though I have no trouble starting

    conversations or sharing stories or adding friends here on EP...actually I have like zero confidence in real life!!! Probably because I'm short and look like a little kid and I'm completely under my sister's control, I have trouble even talking to people...and so I seem to most...
    littlebobby6 littlebobby6 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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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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