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I Was Once Incrediably Shy

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    In elementary school I was soooo shy I didn't

    talk to anyone except my little group of friends lol
    trishayvette trishayvette 22-25, F May 13, 2014

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    Dae-yuuummm. I miss those days sometimes

    (especially when my forward ness lands me in trouble). You could say I was the quiet kid on the last bench sitting and just looking at everyone do there thing. But I guess after 8th Grade i realised that being the shy kid will not help and TADA I opened up to everyone and now I...
    Pandainpinktutu Pandainpinktutu 18-21, F Feb 20, 2014

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    How I Was Able To Beat Shyness.

     Shyness...I learned, is not something you GROW OUT OF.......or medicate out of.Shyness, I learned, is an issue that is not resolved by nature or external factors as medication.  The solution involves personal inner-growth requiring dedication and action of simple...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 46-50, F 19 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    :(

    ugh when I was a young girl I did not have very many friends & mostly just kept to myself because I was so afraid to really let ne one n or let them get to know me But the older I got the more that I realized that if ppl do not like me for who Iam that if their problem ! & I have...
    wolfspider wolfspider 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2011

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    Can You Talk?

    I used to be very shy. I remember in 2nd grade, another kid asked me if I could talk...and it was a kid I had been in class with all year. It made the social aspect of elementary school absolute hell. Now, even though I am no longer outwardly shy, I sometimes still feel like a...
    morticia1969 morticia1969 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    When I Was Younger

    when i was a kid i was extremely shy. but then i grew up and now i look back and see all of the opportunities that i have missed because of my shyness. i like to think of myself as a social butterfly because i dont stay in one isolated group. when i finally realized the type of...
    JustAButterfly JustAButterfly 18-21, F Jul 25, 2011

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    Finding Direction, Empowerment And Taking Action.

    I had come to a crossroad.  At  fifteen years old, I found myself, STUCK in a rut of being shy and having no friends.  I didn't have any answers in how to break out of my shyness.   I had no clue as to which direction I needed to take that would bring me to the path of...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    Being Shy At 41

    I am41 and i have had to deal with shyness since i was little. I played sports in school and was a popular athlete. I didnt date alot and was awkward around women my whole life. I have been able to combat the affects of shyness in the past and as i get older i am learning to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2011

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    Shy Girl

    I was an extremely shy child. God forbid the teacher called on me to read outloud, but they always did because I could read beautifully. They asked me in High school freshman english to do an oral report. I was the very last one to do mine. I was very good at hiding how scared...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    The Quite One In The Back

    I used to always sit in the back of the classes and not say much. I dreaded teachers calling me to answer questions.I even had people thinking that I didn't know how to talk at one point because I was so quite. I was very observant.Over the years starting in High School I forced...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    I used to be the shyest person in the world

    and I still am around new people but if i am with friends am the loudest person in the grouphahah
    EmmaWilliamss EmmaWilliamss 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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    Change Can Happen

    Just a few weeks ago someone in my friend circle said 'I heard that you can approach women in bars and clubs without much hesitation' which is true. Ironically that has been a MAJOR personally change that happend slowly and with conscious practice. I could share in many levels of...
    SEANCURIOS SEANCURIOS 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2011

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    When I Was A Little Girl...

    As a little girl, I remember hiding behind my mother when meeting strangers. As a kid, I was so shy in school, I would not dare talk to anyone.  If anyone, GOD forbid, had taken notice to me I would freeze.  Talk to me?    I would immediately feel the flush of my...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    Everybodies Shy Until...

    I remember me as a small child -so unsure,so scared never speaking and that feeling of shyness. Now I see that I did not know who I was or where my place was . I grew up in a children should not speak or be hears kind of family . We definately were loved but we were valued less...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2011

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    Once Lol

    From about the age of 3 to the age of 13, I barely said two words the whole time I was in school. I was painfully shy- blushed any time anyone even looked at me. Well, that's pretty much long gone. I can talk to just about anyone if they speak to me first, and sometimes, if I'm...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Anybody Know Hinata Hyuga From Naruto?

    Yeah I use to be as shy as her. I use to talk as soft as her to. It happened as soon as I turned 13 I chaanged from that to a little rebelion teen. Not as drastic as some though. I am really bosterious at times now. Kinda funny how that can happen. I remember when I couldn't even...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F 1 Response May 17, 2012

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    Was Super Shy As A Kid, But Slowly Outgrew It

    I was told that I went all the way through Kindergarten without saying one word out loud while in class.  I don't doubt it because I remember not wanting to talk in front of the other students.  I have a strong memory of one time where my Kindergarten teacher was clapping the...
    jacknelson jacknelson 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    You Couldn't Get Me To Talk For Anything!

    When I was younger, I used to be incredibly shy and sensitive to the point where It was ridiculous in retrospect. Even the harsh tone in a persons voice was enough to make me upset. I was afraid of raising my hand in class because of my shyness or to voice my opinions even when...
    TheNobody TheNobody 16-17, F Nov 7, 2011

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    Nobody thinks ain't he same person.

    For the past 6 years, I barely said anything to anyone and then this year, I had to let out what I've needed to say for those 6 years. Yes, I fit 6 years of talking into one. It's possible.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24

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    Incredibly Shy

    I've always been a shy girl.  I'm not as shy as I used to be. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2011

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    Tell Me How I Feel

    How do they exspect me to feel when they tell me that i never will have a place to heal they drug me instead of hug me with their fake smiles telling me the love me then when i feel good they say im manic and everybody starts to panic and acting frantic so i have grown accustimed...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 26, 2012

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    I recently had a dental implant procedure in

    Toronto Canada. The procedure is known as the all on 4 dental implants or permanent teeth in a day procedure ...I think it is also called teeth in a day or permanent same day teeth. Either way I must first say that it has completely changed my life. I have always had terrible...
    happyTeethInAday happyTeethInAday 41-45, M May 13, 2014

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    I wait for people to talk to me first, I'm very shy! 😖
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    shy girls just are soooo attractive!
    nudedares nudedares 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I was 165 two years ago and now am 222 and love the feeling and changes. I want to get to 250 by winter.
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    I'm pretty shy because when I was growing up relationships were never really an option haha. So now that I'm not a little kid anymore I can start to mingle ... If I wasn't shy lol...
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    I was once kidnapped by my home girl I came home one day after work and I went to bed I was woken up by her tightly wrapping duct tape around my mouth and she had snuck ropes...
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    i hate being shy because like, everyone thinks your arrogant and they think that you think you are better than them so that's why you never make eye contact and only talk freely...
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    I'm very shy actually in person I barely speak or look up
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