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I Was Once Incrediably Shy

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses May 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'll try anything once as long as it doesn't have the chance to screw me up from the get-go. The way I see it, you can not honestly say you do not like something if you have...
    A7SH A7SH 18-21, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    So, yesterday I met a guy at this party. We kinda flirted, and well I was a little drunk tbh... We exchanged numbers and I added him on Fb, now we are friends on Fb... He said hi...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Im very friendly but its rare for people to approach me. Im shy I don't normally reach out to people I let them make the first move im too shy and kinda fear people
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 22 hrs ago

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    I'm too shy to talk to girls in person I'm too shy to cough in class since I already did it a lot of times and I don't want the other kids looking at me weird I am too shy to...
    LOVExSEXxDREAMS LOVExSEXxDREAMS 16-17, M 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    okay so I'm going to tell you guys something, that is personal I guess? I mean no one knows this but myself. I have this friend, her name is Jenna. We have been close since the...
    scaredscarlet scaredscarlet 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Im shy but when i get angry get out of my face . and at other times i just dont talk and hide behind music |-/
    Audrey99 Audrey99 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I always get nervous around the people I like and I try to be myself but I can't and it upsets me a lot because I want them to know the real me not the shy and awkward version of...
    Sanji94 Sanji94 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I was thinking that the first four years of my life I wasn't around many people. I was the first born child. My family is from Kansas and my father moved to Colorado for work just...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Born into a large family, being the second youngest. Of course I'm the quiet one. The rest of my family is so outgoing. When I was abandoned by my mom when I was 6, I knew I will...
    yumemi yumemi 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Two days ago my sister decided to make a quick stop by her friends house. I'd met her before but didn't plan on getting out of the car. When we got there my sister motioned for me...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm a friendly person but very shy. I find it hard to communicate with others. People end up thinking I'm anti-social.
    kuroijukai kuroijukai 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Being shy sucks, I want to message people but I just can't bring myself to do it, I just feel like I'm going to be bothering them if I do, but if I don't I feel like I will regret...
    Fred363 Fred363 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've never told anyone or brought it up to anyone. I am 24 and till this day I still think about those times i got molested. As far as I can remember it probably started when I was...
    lay1990la lay1990la 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    it's weird talking to a person online and you get along so well and the conversations are so fun and genuine and then when you two are in the same room it's like you find it hard...
    olahjagger olahjagger 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm super shy. Once get to know me. I'm funny and I outgoing
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am very shy I really just don't know what to say sometimes people take it wrong when you get to know me that bit more I am not as shy I have my moments of being loud sometimes...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    It's so annoying to be like that I remember one time on a bus I was alone going to visit my family in the north and some guy in front of me was cold and he wanted to close the air...
    ronyida ronyida 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yeah I'm very shy around people I don't know and in school.I don't like saying speeches or talking in front of the class.I stutter a lot and go red if I have to say a speech.But...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am hardly ever the first to message someone on here, but once in a while, I find someone who seems SO FREAKING PHENOMENAL and could potentially become besties with and then I...
    queeniejean queeniejean 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I could be shy if I really don't know you but I could be feisty if you mess with me
    RagingDemon29 RagingDemon29 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 25

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    When ever my mom introduces me to people her age I get very shy and quiet and when they talk I'm node and don't say anything. I just nervous that I will make a bad impression or...
    CourtneyForever CourtneyForever 13-15, F Jul 25