I Want to Be Less Shy

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    Shyness Is Awful

    I have always been shy, I am still shy at 54 years old....painfully, horribly shy, nervous, timid....but I have learned how to deal with it.  First of all, don't think everyone is staring at you and making judgements, they aren't, they are too busy getting on with their...
    kimdenise kimdenise
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jun 11, 2010

    How do I stop being so self-conscious

    and shy? I feel like i constantly have a wall up that stops me from being 100% myself until I really get to know the person
    bluecrush42 bluecrush42
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    People that don't know me very well often

    regard me as a very quiet person. It's often hard for me to figure out what to say to people that I just don't know very well. But I want so badly to make more friends. It's even often hard for me to figure out what to say to people when typing to them. I don't want people to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 31, 2015

    I Need To Get Passed The Nerves!

    I am trying to talk myself into ignoring the nerves and anxiety I get in social situations. It is getting in the way of my life and I dont want to let my shyness, keep me from experiencing life anymore. So the first step I am going to take in overcoming my shyness is to start...
    StarryEyed142 StarryEyed142
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2011

    It's Always My Fault...

    Ever since I was a very small girl, my mother has somehow managed to suggest that I had so many failings and each and every one of them was my fault......I wasn't pretty enough/clever enough/smart enough...and fifty odd years later anything she can find fault with...she is 93...
    kimdenise kimdenise
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2010
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