I Want to Stop Being So Shy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 342 People

    18-21, M
    Dec 10, 2014


    Growing up, I was always the girl hanging out with the guys. I found it so much easier to talk to them and for women not so much, mainly because girls at my age, during middle and high school tore each other apart. The very few female friends that I did find hurt me a lot in...
    shygirl1986 shygirl1986
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2013


    So its my first day of school, a junior. Before this school year, I promised myself to be more outgoing, to actually interact with other people. And now, first day of school, I just can't do it. I don't know why, maybe I'm scared, that I might say something wrong and they'll make...
    randommgirl randommgirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    I really hate being shy.

    I've been shy all my life, and though it has gotten a bit better, I can't control it at all. And I always get nervous at the most inconvenient times because of my shy nature. I finally found a girl I love, and my heart wants me to ask her out, but every time I get close to, my...
    Someone12310 Someone12310
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 28, 2014

    I've been recently trying to get out more

    so I can be more confident in public. Sometimes I feel like I'm being stared at by everyone.. I hope they really aren't, but then again I can't help but stare at other people also sooo.. Being shy was really bad for me in elementary school. I got a D because I didn't do my...
    riruxchan riruxchan
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    I Don't Want to Be This Way Anymore.

    I am less shyer than I used to be but I still I'm quite shy. I always think things in my head but I can never seem to get my mouth to work to say them out. There are a few close friends I can almost always talk to but even then I find myself holding things back and keeping my...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2009


    I have been shy for as long as I can remember. As a young child, I think I was more outgoing, but at age 10, when I had my first stroke, I became A"a different person", almost. It had gotten to the point where I would even get nervous doing things like calling up and...
    snowlady snowlady
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2009

    I wish I wasent so shy,

    I can never instigate Conversation with people I want to
    deleted deleted
    May 6, 2015

    Shy Or Just Private.

    I wonder about this sometimes. I know when I was younger I preferred smaller groups of people but have progressed somewhat since then. Initally I am a progressive and proactive person but I still do prefer a smaller and selected group of people. I do have my moments when I am out...
    Technofreak Technofreak
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2010
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2015

    I hate being shy, I can't help being shy.

    School is the worst!! I have friends I'm funny, a lot of people say that,. Whenever the bell rings & u have to go to your next class I hate it because I feel like everyone is starring at me. Whenever I have like a dr. Apt. It orth. Apt, or anything where I go in late, I hate...
    fashion14 fashion14
    18-21, F
    May 28, 2014

    Painfully Shy

    As far as I can remember I am a person who is always shy. I don't want other people looking at me. I can't speak out what I want. I was so shy to participate in our class activities. When I was already in my high school, I collected all my reports cards during elementary years...
    applebite71 applebite71
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2013

    Boy Trouble Shy

    i can be shy when i don't have my bestie with me by my side. i find myself the most shy when i want to talk to a boy i think is cute. this could be the reason i have never had a boyfriend, i do want one. Just to experience it at least once. but i really want to get over this...
    poohbae poohbae
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2010


    So I am going to college where I will not know anyone. The only person I will know in a 4 hour driving radius is my sister who is going to the med school. I am so shy in person it isn't even funny. On the computer it is a lot easier, I don't know why. But even in highschool, I...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 28, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2014

    The shy one... I can't help it!

    I really hate being shy but I don't know how to overcome or change that... I don't think I can change my shyness because that's me and my personality! I don't know why I think being shy is a problem... I'm not sure if the others find me being shy a problem either... I don't...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 3, 2014

    Facing My Shyness Head-on By Swimming Fully Dressed In Public

    I have always been a little shy and somewhat easy to embarrass. I also have had a deep fetish for the sight of women and couples getting all wet from hair to toe in dress clothes, be it 1900 swimwear [ which beautifully does not look like swimwear at all!  :) ],  business...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    Being Shy

    i am not very good with boys,when i see them i get worried what they think of me,so i go all shy which means i don't talk to them.I have fancied many boys in my time but yet i don't have the confident to go up to them and talk to them.Yet i think i like this boy now but i am just...
    iknewyouweretrouble iknewyouweretrouble
    13-15, F
    Nov 27, 2012
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