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I Need to Come Out of My Shell

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    i am shy person. sharing feelings dont come easily to me. well i talk easily with people and have loving friends and family. but sometimes i wonder if there is someone who truly knows me. i know its because i have trouble showing who i really am. even though i am always talking...
    bett12 bett12 18-21 1 Response Sep 4, 2010

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    But I Cant

    I have trouble coming out of my shell. I hold back sometimes on the stuff that I would like to say or do. I have trouble opening up, knowing to much stuff about me. I start to write and experience/story about myself but then I stop and erase it because I'm not sure if I can open...
    Darkfarey Darkfarey 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 18, 2009

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    I Want To Be Myself

    i have this werid feeling that since i changed school i cant be who i reaAlly am im quit, i dont talk that much and im getting good grades and thats not really me im the oppiste i dont care about school
    iwellsaveyou iwellsaveyou 13-15, F Jan 10, 2012

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    I feel like I'm coming out of my shell.

    . I grew up where I couldn't show much of my body, I couldn't dance, I couldn't curse but now I just don't care, I wanna party, I wanna do what I wanna do
    MaciP MaciP 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    I was thinking if I should take theatre to come

    out of my shell & it sounds fun also so why not ? should I or not ?
    ashleeyj5 ashleeyj5 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Am I Not Turtley Enough?

    I'm just really introverted. I tend to keep to myself and stay quiet. I know I do this way too much and the only way to end it is to do something about it, but it's so much easier to say/think than to do, right?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16, 2011

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    Ridiculously Shy. ...

    Ridiculously shy. That's me. I have a hard time talking to people about anything. I don't ever feel like what I have to say is relevant or important, or I'm afraid that the person I'm talking to is sitting there thinking about how much they wish I would just shut up and go away...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    Time Is Running Out...

    Most of the time I keep to myself, and it probably doesn't matter. This time, though, I need to speak up...I need to open up before it's too late. You have no idea how I feel about you...and you never will unless I tell you. I'm scared...scared that you'll laugh in my face...
    lonelyheart807 lonelyheart807 41-45, F 3 Responses May 2, 2012

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    My Shell

    I didn't have a shell but then the shell magically apeared. Then I cracked then shell but the shell rebuild itself and when it cracked a little once more when you came along, but now it has rebuild again once you left,I miss not having a shell because not having a shell allowed...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2010

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    I Dont Know Whats Worng With Me.

    i have ben in a shell for a long time i don't feal right about being around people even family i stay in the house most of the time but i am done i cant do it no more i want to be a fun person i just don't know how to please help if you have Any advise.
    lex1661 lex1661 18-21 Jun 27, 2010

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    Wish It Wasnt So Difficult..

    So now is where i tell you how i am normally a quiet person i try to keep to myself, and not bug anyone, but i try to be there for people in need or that wants to hurt themselfs because ive been down the same road to, and normally i got a "shell" that surrounds me so that i...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F Mar 8, 2011

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    Letting Go

    A couple of days ago, I sent an email to a friend.  It was a little flirty, a little suggestive.  Not really sexual, but hinting a little.  I had a bad day, I was lonley, frustrated, and wanted someone to hold me.  I wanted someone to want me.  I...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom 36-40, F Dec 26, 2009

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    Too Quuiet

    i have no friends and whenever any1 tries to talk to me i get all embaressed and barely even speak. i have no social ife and eveen in work i barely talk i just keep to myself all the time.
    lonelygirl1998 lonelygirl1998 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    Psychotic Depression?

    To make a long story somewhat shorter, In January I was hospitalized with what the doctor's called a "Temporary Psychosis Episode" in which I was having extremely paranoid thoughts and thought my life was coming to an end at age 21 my reality was twisted.  It has...
    SeekingWisdom SeekingWisdom 18-21 5 Responses May 11, 2009

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    It Is All In The Numbers

    It is all in the numbers really so keep up... 25 yr old woman marries 25 yr old man 10 yrs later divorce 35 yr old man marries 25 yr old woman maybe they stay together maybe divorce but.... 45 yr old man goes after and possibly marries 25 yr old woman so ...... 25 35 and 45 yr...
    phoenix2011 phoenix2011 36-40, F Jan 5, 2013

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    But I'm Just Too Afraid....

    This is exactly what I feel lately. I feel so sick of being me, being so secure inside my shell and afraid to take chances. I always stay in my comfort zone, and it's really hard to break out of it. Whenever I want to try to do so, there's always this feeling, FEAR. I'm afraid...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    I Do Need To...

    But I don't want to though. I'm nice, comfortable & warm in my own shell. I have no desire to leave it. I need my people-free peace & quiet.
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Oct 27, 2011

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    Is Time On My Side?

    Timing has always been important to me especially when it comes time for me to come out of my shell. I'm waay weird and strange but is always too open for my own good. I always tell people my story too soon or I either wait too long to open up about myself. I was always merely...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    Random

    sometimes i break out of my shell and talk but when i talk i dont even know what is comming out usual more of a conceeded point of view where i admire myself for my looks to the people around me lol which is pretty hillarious yet it would get annoying if i was them and they did...
    bannanacream bannanacream 22-25, M Jan 2, 2011

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    My Shell Being the Overacti...

    My shell being the overactive, hyper, loud person. Me being quite, peaceful, calm, not wanting to make a fuss. I dont know why I feel the need to hide behind a persona i hate =s
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F Mar 25, 2008

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    Title of This Group Says It All

    I came out of my shell senior year of high school, and had a blast.  Went away to school and had a blast but ended up coming back home.  Since then I've pulled myself away from people.  If i could just loosen up a bit I'm sure my life would be easier. ...
    fred7 fred7 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Not the Typical Shy Person

    There are times when I'm quiet but, most of the time, I would say I talk too much.  I think my anxiety of being in awkward situations makes me babble on. It makes people confused when I tell them I'm shy or anxious because they can't see it.  I would like to come out...
    Reeny Reeny 26-30 1 Response Mar 24, 2008

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    katemicheal katemicheal 16-17, F Feb 19

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    RobearW RobearW 16-17, M Feb 25

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    everything I do I have a strong da-ja-vu, and I remember things I obviously haven't done. I know how various experiences feel, but they never happened. I sometimes remember...
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    When I'm angry I turn green and grow huge.
    FooIintherain FooIintherain 18-21, M Feb 25

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    I have officially left my gf and I'm done with all the emotional neglect and I AM going to move forward. I'm so proud of myself right now. My life awaits
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    One Way Mirror. Its' tough when to say ,when your love goes from shared to unrequited, in what seems like an instant the person you've cherished for so long becomes a cold...
    LastMinutePrince LastMinutePrince 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I’m Gay!.................Wow, okay that was easy. If only coming out were really easy. I wonder how straight people come out. Oh wait, they are just born that way. So are the...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    My life has been a series of landing up in crazy situations I never wanted to be in.. My dad is a child molester and after years of hurting his own children I finally was the one...
    Irishm4id3n Irishm4id3n 26-30, F Feb 12

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    This is essentially going to be talking to myself, but not really. I want to write a letter to my future self. Dear Future Abby (or whatever your name is now), Today I'm feeling...
    winception winception 13-15, T 1 Response Feb 19

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    so I truly need help forgiving people who have hurt me... I have a hard time trusting people as Is and I decided to let a guy in my life come into it and be apart of my life we got...
    alexmorales123 alexmorales123 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I know this is a little off since i'm talking about this and posting it a phew days later but bare in mind i'm just trying to figure everything out from everything before and now...
    BushMaster243 BushMaster243 16-17, M Feb 15

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    There was a girl I met not to long ago. I love who she is, very interesting and kind until she found out I was seeing someone. I have a wonderful gf and I like her. But I am...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    tabathalifecasting tabathalifecasting 22-25, M a week ago

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    I am a 51 year old male, born female who is just about to embark on my journey. Ive known since I was 4 I was a male but denied it. I was depressed and suicidal and even now that...
    brywil brywil 51-55, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    **I'm bi, and haven't come out to anyone yet. I've been debating on whether or not to cut my hair really short and when I mentioned this to my mom, she adamantly replied "No...
    MyNameMeansLight MyNameMeansLight 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I first found out I was gay in 6th grade. I went to the kind of school that doesn't care about people who are actually out of the closet, but will call you gay for crossing your...
    TightyWhitiesAtomicWedgie TightyWhitiesAtomicWedgie 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I didn't come out of the closet yet but my friend came out of the closet to me and I wanted to start laughing because he told me he hoped that it wouldn't effect our friendship and...
    ARos54 ARos54 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 8

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