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I Was Once Incrediably Shy

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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 1 Response Feb 20

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    How I Was Able To Beat Shyness.

     Shyness...I learned, is not something you GROW OUT OF....... Shyness, I learned, is a problem you must consciously take action to mentally and emotionally progress out of.   Shyness for the most part, is a psychological developmental snag that requires the learning of...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 19 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    And it's been way too long :/
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    When I was in elementary school I used to be one of the most liked and talkative kids, I was quite popular back then. Once I started middle school all of that changed, I started...
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    I've been on the Xfactor, uk. I got through to the third round and let my nerves win. What was I thinking. I have no confidence
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    I hate it. I get so awkward and nervous when I meet new people or I'm in a group of people. I start sweating my heart starts pounding. I find it so hard to talk to people. It takes...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am shy but once you start talking to me then I become less shy and more fun
    D3fau1THack3R D3fau1THack3R 18-21, M Aug 24

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    I am really shy. No doubt about. I am very shy towards friends and teachers in general. Once I get to know you, i can talk and express myself more easily. But, if its the...
    xxTimeToRisexx xxTimeToRisexx 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's taken me until now to realise I was bullied by my mum. I started out on here with "I think my mum hates me"... but wow, I've filled a 100 page notebook with stuff she did in...
    rolledgoldboy rolledgoldboy 22-25 Aug 31

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    Shyness is a cat. This crushed for another cat she saw. Shyness tryd to be friends with the other cat. Confidence. Shyness and and confidence fought to the death. In humans eyes it...
    LifeBeingCereal LifeBeingCereal 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I am a very shy person. When I first meet someone my voice is all cracky and shaky and even I start shaking a little bit if it's a pretty girl. Once I get to know someone however...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Ever since I hit puberty (about 13 years ago) I've become very quiet and introverted. When I was a kid, I had no trouble making friends or reading aloud. I was the class clown...
    TheBotanist TheBotanist 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My husband left me on March 15, 2014 while I was 3 months pregnant. He moved in with his girlfriend a week later. And now she is pregnant. When he first left him and I was still...
    devistated62 devistated62 26-30, F 1 Response 36 mins ago

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    I really like this guy on EP and we've only talked like once and wasn't even a real conversation he only replied once then I asked a question then just said bye :P but idk if he'll...
    PANDASAREAWESOME67 PANDASAREAWESOME67 13-15, M Aug 21

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    I don't understand why the group is called "I am Friendly BUT shy" I am friendly and shy. Being shy isn't exactly a bad thing although I do wish that I was better at speaking...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Ok so im 21 and i still feel awkward and shy to talk to people .this is really devastating .im also shy to present in classes beside the fact that am about to graduate ..i spent...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    How do I overcome shyness? I am so shy when it comes to men I find attractive. Today I got approached by a very good looking man at Starbucks and he tried making conversation and I...
    Iamthecutegirl Iamthecutegirl 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love meeting new people but I'm just extremely shy..when I first met my bf I was shy for a while
    Kayl1995 Kayl1995 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I am really super shy when it comes to talking to new people but I really want to know more people but I'm shyy :(
    darrlenevdj darrlenevdj 16-17, F Aug 23

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    I've always been the shy one but then when people get to know me I'm not that shy😏
    penayolisma penayolisma 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I really am shy. So shy that I dress in basic colors (black, white, gray) so I'm not noticed as much as the other students.
    lilbum97 lilbum97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    It takes time to warm me up. When I meet new people I'm really quiet and reserved. But once you get to know me sometimes it's hard to get me to shut up. Lol
    asimp000 asimp000 22-25, F Aug 25

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    I have always been a quiet girl. People would always ask me why I was so quiet. I didn't even know myself so I would just either shrug, or say I don't know. In recent months I have...
    Nisha303 Nisha303 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I have always been a quiet girl. People would always ask me why I was so quiet. I didn't even know myself so I would just either shrug, or say I don't know. In recent months I have...
    Nisha303 Nisha303 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I hate being shy sometimes.. Like, I hate starting convos with people because of it. But then whenever I get comfortable around people, I'm like the complete opposite of shy. I don...
    JustAnotherBoy18 JustAnotherBoy18 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    This is a little long so sorry. So today the guy i like took the day off school to come over cause i had the day off from exams. I met him at the station and we both kinda acted...
    Aimeelouisee Aimeelouisee 16-17, F Sep 10

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    My shyness shall be my downfall as well as why I got so fat 😩😩😩. I got depressed when I couldn't make a connection so I would eat but now I am working on losing weight...
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M Sep 11

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    I am nice to people, and talk to them, but sometimes I am shy. D: I've been shy all my life. It is just my personality. :) I actually sometimes get annoyed with the typically loud...
    averiejune15 averiejune15 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    When I close my eyes I can still see the beautiful green of his eyes. My favorite color. The color of life. He was so kind to me. He wanted to be my friend. He wanted to get to...
    23starinthesky 23starinthesky 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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