Post

I Need to Come Out of My Shell

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 615 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    So I'm a trans guy, female to male, and only one who knows this my psychologist. I still don't know how they haven't discovered it... My friends, family, almost everyone knew that...
    LeoThePandaHero LeoThePandaHero 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I came out as bisexual to only some people in my family; if my mom or grandparents find out I'll be disowned. :/ I haven't come out as Agender to anyone yet...
    SomethingGrimm SomethingGrimm 16-17, F Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm scared to come out because of my mum she hates lgbt she says why should they its digusting plus shes christian and my dads atheist but i dont what are his views on lgbt people...
    DCK1309 DCK1309 13-15, M Jul 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a man that has struggled all his life with the feeling that he should have been born a woman. I have been wearing womens clothing for most of my life but have never come out...
    Joanne55 Joanne55 61-65, M 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I'm cold I can control my nerves or something like that I can make myself warm, vice versa when I'm hot! I found out recently I can do the same in a room. Someone will say...
    mrmagnium mrmagnium 13-15, M Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The power, it's something more. I have a theory, and I need every one of you, my brothers and sisters, help to solve it. Please message me.
    Cwins165 Cwins165 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know if this is true so don't freak. But if you really are one of us, we may currently be hunted down by either a government group who know what we are or something. But...
    Cwins165 Cwins165 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I will tell people who ask that I am bisexual with no preference for one gender over the other. But I've never told my family. It's not out of being afraid of their response...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't want people to think I'm more of a freak than I feel already and have almost all my life. I'm just so drained all the time. I try to not care what people think but I still...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've had bad experiences with self harm. i usually can go to my sister or something with the little things in life. but how can I stare at my baby pictures and think what happened...
    internationalinspire internationalinspire 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    OMFG ....... and only $9.95 a month.
    peza peza 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just want to tell my mom how I feel :/
    Blab22 Blab22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This may be all I do on this site. I need an outlet right now. My husband is bipolar. Our relationship is aswell. I dont know where to begin. Right now im trapped in this toxic...
    amberd88 amberd88 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Need advice please help me. It's currently 11:28 pm and a guy I like asked me to come out to a bar. We were supposed to hang out just the two of us but he kind of totally bailed on...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Medical terminology and legal jargon can be quite confusing, so it is important to hire quality professionals if you're involved in a personal injury case. Glance at the article...
    neinsteinassociates neinsteinassociates 26-30, M Aug 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ok so I recently started a new job at a restaurant. I've been working there about 3 months and I have developed a huge crush on my manager. He's not an older guy but he's older...
    futureCRNA futureCRNA 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Okay, so some of my friends have been asking for my coming out as pansexual to my family and friends so here you go.(I have a few stories) When I was 12 years old I I had this huge...
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Someone please talk to me. No judging You see, I'm a girl. An average girl. I have a boyfriend.. but I am not fully happy with him. When I'm with him, I still feel lonely. I...
    RedPandaBear RedPandaBear 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So last Saturday i had a sleepover with one of my bet friends. We are pretty close, we know each other, but we don't know each other's darkest secrets or anything yet. So this was...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Quiet...shhh...quiet... "Do not wake my husband up," I say to the buzzing fly on the wall nearby. I am afraid to wake him up because he hates my guts, and I hate the feeling that...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 4 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To inquire about in-store discount rates or present-day promotions, please phone or halt by your neighborhood Household Leisure. Many thanks and we anticipate hearing from you...
    Ellsworth961yt Ellsworth961yt 31-35, M 1 Response 30 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Outdoor LED signs, or Digital Concept Facilities (EMCs) are computerized programmable electronic visual conversation devices, specifically manufactured for the skin setting. They...
    Michael592w2ui6 Michael592w2ui6 31-35, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like my mom don't care about me. Whenever I'm in pain physically or mentally, she doesn't let me recover from it. She makes me suffer more. And when she's in pain, I don't...
    Togepi07 Togepi07 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a Transgender MtF, and I'm about to come out to my parents. I've told my friend and relieves and they all support me and I'm almost sure my parents will too. But for a while...
    TrulyAGirl TrulyAGirl 13-15, T 5 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, how to put this.. Hmm. I am bisexual. I'm engaged to a man, and I've had my experiences with women and I've even dated one. I seem to find my eye wander with women, but I...
    AbbieNoel AbbieNoel 18-21, F Jul 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How do I honestly come out and tell my boyfriend I don't feel appreciated in this relationship.? We've been through a lot and I had a miscarriage in 2012 and that really brought us...
    jloves21 jloves21 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm going to Klean treatment center tomarrow in long beach Washington I will come out a better person
    jollybeard jollybeard 36-40, M Jul 30

    Your Response

    Cancel