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I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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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

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    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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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 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

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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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    From the mind of a stoner,

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

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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

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses Nov 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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    Some people make me feel

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

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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 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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    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 3 Responses Aug 14

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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

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    You'll never notice this talking to me online,

    but in person, I am painfully shy. I'm usually too shy to even ask an employee at a store for help finding something. I will never understand why it's easier to talk to people I've never met on the internet than the person next to me in class.
    ADawnS ADawnS 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    About to go perform in front of a crowd

    for three hours. Wish me luck!
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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

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    As soon as I'm comfortable with i open a bit

    but most the time I try to keep quiet.
    ChrisSFTY ChrisSFTY 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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'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

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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

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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 8 Responses Sep 3

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    averylynnx averylynnx 18-21, F 4 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 think I'm shy because of the fact I was

    sheltered as a child growing up. The other reason is because I am different. Nothing too eccentric but I know it could shy others away from me but I believe it is uniqueness that makes us perfect.
    ChristianKekoa90 ChristianKekoa90 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 30

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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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    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 4 days ago

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    being a guy and being shy guy is kinda

    embarrassing... lol... but its just my nature, cant change it
    joethangbali joethangbali 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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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

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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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    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

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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 Oct 30

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    I am definitely a shy person

    and have always had trouble talking to people, even online. I would have never signed up for this website in the past because I would usually be too shy to even share my thoughts with complete strangers. I am beginning to have enough with this behavior and have decided to work...
    NONtoxic NONtoxic 18-21, M Nov 11

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    shellofaboy shellofaboy 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27

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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 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...
    Scaroth Scaroth 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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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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    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 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 3 days ago

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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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    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

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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

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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

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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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    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

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    red123223 red123223 18-21, M Oct 25

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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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    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

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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