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I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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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 11 Responses Jun 5, 2014

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    NikyLoveM NikyLoveM 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    There are times people don't

    even notice I'm there because I never speak up or do much of anything to get myself noticed.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 3 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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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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    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 May 25

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    Few months back i was passing a road near my

    home, when i saw 4 women standing beside a car seeking help, i stopped as the place is less crowded and rarely any car pass by at that time of the day, i asked what was the problem and came to know they forgot the key inside the car, upon ask if they have a copy of the key...
    nice4mheart nice4mheart 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Kingofthedarkness Kingofthedarkness 26-30, M 6 days ago

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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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    ~I am absolutely shy mostly in public

    because I am very self conscious but when someone comes up to talk to me or says something I'll respond; I love talking to people and I am definitely a talker when you get me to open up :) I think I have always been shy and always will be a little but I don't think it's really a...
    Starliteyes24 Starliteyes24 18-21, F 4 Responses May 9

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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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    I'm a single, caring,

    openminded, understanding and respectful guy in his 30s who doesn't judge. Is there any genuine women out there who want a meaningful friendship with me?.
    Tannedguy007 Tannedguy007 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Sometimes, if I'm about to message someone

    something that I'm scared they'll judge. I'll hurry and throw it out there, and if they act awkward, I block them and never look back ;-;
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 24

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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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    Dancing is my life. Though getting out in

    public scares the hell out of me. I cover my face while dancing just to hope I calm myself down. When people recognize me and tell me I did well I blush and look away.. I can't take any compliments as I feel so embarrassed and shy.
    yeoboseyo yeoboseyo 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 1

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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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    You can recognize when someone is feeling shy

    or bashful, or 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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    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, 2014

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    I'm really shy in person.

    But when I talk to people on any messenger I'm very out going. Wonder why
    TheRealArrowFan TheRealArrowFan 13-15, M 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am the shyest when meeting girls,

    even tough most of my friends are girls, and of course when a really cute guy is speaking to me.
    ThatRandomShortGuy ThatRandomShortGuy 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    it's so terrible sometimes to

    even walk into a restaurant, bleh, it feels like everyone is staring at you even though you know they aren't.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 30

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    I'm so stressed out, my grandparents decided

    they were going to "help," me out of the situation with my step-mother by forcing me into going to Job Corps here in my state. Let me start by saying, I'm not against Job Corps in any way, I'm just irritated. They're assuming that since it worked for my older cousin it's going...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F Aug 13

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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 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
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    About to go perform in front of a crowd

    for three hours. Wish me luck!
    AndreiTarkovsky AndreiTarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    I'm so shy in public

    and when meeting new people.
    inFinitY1814 inFinitY1814 16-17, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Walk into da club like: "waddup,

    I got social anxiety and I wanna go home..."
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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    I'm very socially awkward

    and always try to avoid social confrontations.
    ThatOneN3rd ThatOneN3rd 16-17, M 4 Responses May 10

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 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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    ARandomBlack ARandomBlack 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    I have read your experiences,

    absorbing them, turning them over to see them again from a new angle. The words you have placed, seemingly without effort.The story bursting with life and drawing me in; granting a glimpse of your soul. Drawn closer, curiosity piqued, I look at your world through your deftly...
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I am It's hard for me to talk with new

    people And I often shut down if someone is rude to me
    thatcurlyredhead77 thatcurlyredhead77 22-25, F 6 Responses May 30

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    I tend to have a hard time meeting new people.

    I'm always second guessing what I'll say and how to introduce myself to others.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 23

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    averylynnx averylynnx 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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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    I like to blend into the background

    and get out quick if at all possible.
    jaimeedl jaimeedl 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    In front of a new person I will get very quiet

    and start to mumble. Then I will just awkwardly walk away.
    Justhim64 Justhim64 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    I can't speak to women

    or men or just people in general just out of nowhere in a grocery store on the street at a party only at work because that's the only thing we have in common I'm just scared to be rejected deny whatever is gold these days it's happening to me so much I don't want to deal with it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 20

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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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    I have a serious case,

    I act rude when I get shy or uncomfortable and I can't even talk on the internet being under the constant pressure of acting out to the expectation of being funny and quirky
    HareemAnsari HareemAnsari 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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