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I 'm Actually Quite Shy

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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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses May 9

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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 4 Responses Jul 8

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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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    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'm so shy in public

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

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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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    When ever speak I usually have to repeat myself.

    I don't like it, so I don't talk that much, unless you are really close to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 24

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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 17

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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 May 25

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    I really want to grow my confidence

    but I find it so hard. I have been online and looked at different ways to help but I'm just curious if anyone on here has some tips that might help?
    fightingwithyou fightingwithyou 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 21

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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'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 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 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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    NikyLoveM NikyLoveM 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    Being on EP is a way to break out of that.

    Do I need to be shy? The comments and feedback that I get on posts, questions and photos helps me to feel more self confident!
    Cbob1412 Cbob1412 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    The best way to overcome your shyness is to do

    something completely opposite. They say about public speaking that you should imagine your audience naked. I say the opposite. Imagine they've already seen YOU naked! Then you have no reason to hide anything else! That's why I have chosen to open myself up on EP!
    Cbob1412 Cbob1412 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 6

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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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    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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    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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