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I Need to Come Out of My Shell

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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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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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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    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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    How To Start?

    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Need To

    When ever i meet new people esp members of the opposite sex i tend to be shy. I was very shy coming on here to begin with last year and i have been getting better and not being shy but there are moments when people just compliments me on how i smile and it does make me a little...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2012

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    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Periwinkle0 Periwinkle0 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I am bisexual. I know its not a phase because I've been this way for a few years now and I've even been in a relationship with a girl, which was great. I'm scared to come out to my...
    Knockoffheart Knockoffheart 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    But sometimes i do too much. Typical addict. Comedy saved me. And proves me right. But can hurt. Or make me sick Overrdohssss Hate those days. And days when it...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I came out to my mom and stepdad but now my friends...advice???
    nata1013 nata1013 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I've had this feeling for a couple years now. And reading all these comments and the things that I might be able to do, I hope that anyone who knows how to help me control this...
    Onelovezz Onelovezz 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    A ball of energy ready to explode
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I do. If you really want to tell your story then I would like to hear it, but that is not why I'm writing this. And I'm not even writing this to tell my story. I have one but it's...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is the second thing I needed to vent about because I realized how long the other story was. My other problem is that everyone expects too much out of me. My main cause out...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I don't hate my job. I hate who I work with. I am in school and I also work. I work as a petcare guy at PetSmart. I've been there for 2.5 years and in that time I really started...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi everyone thought Id just vent otherwise gonna lose my mind!!! I am 36 weeks pregnant and seriously on the verge of a breakdown if this situation doesn't stop. 3 months ago , we...
    islahlive islahlive 31-35, F Aug 26

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    I came out publicly and I feel relieved..However; Afterwards, I really don't remember why it mattered in the first place... if I replay the whole timeline- I do recall it all...
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I had a go about an inch into my foot and then broke off in my foot. I went to the hospital and they cleaned it, cut the stick out, gave me a tetanus shot, and antibiotics. They...
    virginiamarie94 virginiamarie94 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I hate that I get an open invite to something I don't want to attend by myself. That's nice you're inviting me, but then why even bother when you know I live way too far from the...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'm scared to come out as gay to my family. I need advice on how to do it. I don't even know what I should tell them or who I should tell first. Can somebody help? Please message...
    JustinAlixander JustinAlixander 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I feel chained down. I have held myself to such a high standard for so long...possibly too long. I tell myself "I have to do better,my family counts on me/will count on me in the...
    YohKomori YohKomori 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I Need A Solution For This This is yaswanth Reddy from Hyderabad city, India. I am into big problems due to people who cheated me by taking my innocence as an advantage. Right now...
    yaswanthr yaswanthr 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Why Need Emotional Intimacy - Emotional intimacy is not the same as sexual intimacy. Sexual intimacy can take place with or without emotional intimacy, and emotional intimacy...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    aight listen up, cuz now iv had enough, ya goin round spredin lies tellin people that babys mine bu yu no tha truth who ate all the pies? ask the father cuz that baby it ain mine...
    dragonninja dragonninja 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I'm having a bad time, I just want a hug. I want to stay in my room and never come out!
    hannahdreams24 hannahdreams24 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Hi everyone, Its kind of sad and intolerable that I get really mad when I am angry.. I wasn't like this an year back.. I feel anger and hate started building in me when my mother...
    toy67k toy67k 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been coming out of the closet; a little at a time at first, but now it's really become unstoppable and I can't imagine going back. A couple days ago, my boss, who teases me...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 1 Response Aug 22

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    I want to come out. And I am no way ashamed that I am bisexual. I just don't want to be remotely like my mother, who is a lesbian. I've fought from a young age to be exactly the...
    BeYourOwnSavior BeYourOwnSavior 13-15, F Aug 23

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    Freddieqk2494 Freddieqk2494 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Our school is having a fundraiser and we need so many more ppl to buy stuff last year we didn't have this opportunity to go shop online but this year we do and we really need ppl...
    Shinecarberry Shinecarberry 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    So I've been going through people's experiences about being or figuring out their bisexuality. The reoccurring theme is that they were around 12 years old when they figured it out...
    c0nfus3d22 c0nfus3d22 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 1

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    I kinda need someone to talk to, to clear my thoughts. I keep thinking about a problem I have but can't seem to reach a solution by just exploring my own thoughts. I think I need...
    painfulsilence painfulsilence 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 13

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    I didn't really have a choice to come out it all started when I was sling to someone on FB and he told me he was bi and I thought it would be a nice moment to say I was gay; the...
    chocolatemuffin6969 chocolatemuffin6969 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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