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I Was Once Incrediably Shy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    :(

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 one must consciously recognize and understand is not resolved outside of oneself  by nature or medication, instead, the solution involves personal growth...
    DreamWizard DreamWizard 41-45, F 19 Responses Jan 25, 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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    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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    I was the typical shy cliche geek. I didn't take any classes where I wasn't going to be without friends. I know I should have stuck up for myself, but I was weak and I was so shy I...
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Wish I wasn't so shy at times
    ceemayne ceemayne 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I have been hearing lots of alerts of young girls going missing or being assaulted or murdered and it breaks my heart cause I still remember how I felt during my ordeal at 16 and...
    brookeluv4evr brookeluv4evr 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Please, to those who come across my post, I'm in desperate need of advice. Approximately 3-4 months ago I found out my boyfriend of six years cheated on me. "Always trust your...
    Jninety3 Jninety3 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Only Once Then Never Again Because I Gained Respect-It's perfectly alright to be mixed race and have a White/Asian/Latino/Native American mother. For some reason it is not okay to...
    EspanolBlite EspanolBlite 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    This starts a little over a year ago. At that time I started seeing escorts. I was and am in a marriage without any passion or affection. I saw a few different girls never seeing...
    penn2 penn2 56-60, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I was 9 and I have peach snaps on holiday with my grandparents>.< im now 15 and I drink maybe once every 5 months...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I have always been shy. I was a lot more shy in the past then I am now, but i'm still quite shy. I always thought being shy was a bad thing, but I finally realized it's not that...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Am almost 23 years old. And this is my last year in college but i dont know if i made the right choice about my major and i dont know what to do with my life once i finish this...
    theorgasmicnumber theorgasmicnumber 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My guy is very shy. And he's so cute because of it. In fact, we are both shy. One of the things that attracted me to him, was his shyness.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am shy. I moved a lot when I was a kid. I spent most of my life living in the woods and went to school with other kids like that so we got along well. When we moved to the city...
    roseangel5747 roseangel5747 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    i was too shy to talk to Curran Helmitch...a guy at my school. i hate this. i was io shy to tell him happy .birthday
    wanorexic wanorexic 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    when I was a little kid, I used to have the worst case of shyness, to the point where I barely spoke to my own family, as I got older, it's gotten better though now i'm only shy...
    DayzEvenden DayzEvenden 16-17, F Feb 3

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    I get told I'm weird.. And if I speak in class because the teacher asks a question.. I shrug because everyone is looking at me for a result to their quiz.. "Quite shy" doesn't fit...
    K33024W K33024W 13-15 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Currently, I'm studying at university - and everyone says how its a great opportunity to get to know people. But at first I come across as really shy, no matter how confident I try...
    mariya03 mariya03 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    When you first meet me, I'm loud and outgoing ....but once you get to know me I'm shy , insecure and socially awkward
    FallenAngel2015 FallenAngel2015 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    hey guys .. !! i am 16 and in a confused stage on life ' teenage' !!! man these can get the world around !! Today i decided to share my story with you guys because i was dying...
    aishaaa29 aishaaa29 16-17, F Feb 5

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    I think shy guys are adorable, because I'm shy too. Don't you love it when their face gets red, and they sway back and forth awkwardly? :3
    Amusical135 Amusical135 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    When I was in the 8th grade, I was head over heals for this girl, at first I thought she did too but later on in the year she became more and more distant. I asked if she ever even...
    Leftalive Leftalive 22-25, M Feb 2

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    My shyness literally ruins everything. I can't even say hi to people I wanna say hi to. And later, I feel horrible for not even saying hi to them. I feel like people think I'm...
    reimixoxo29 reimixoxo29 13-15, F Feb 3

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    I'm doing my best to hide it because once people find out they see me as a freak. It's my fear that they can see through this "normal" looking facade.
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F Feb 10

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    my thoughts are a little too naughty.....im a really freaky girl...once you message me something naughty the conversation will be going somewhere....you wont be dissapointed
    kissmebabe15 kissmebabe15 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Glad I'm not the only one who is this way. I'd like to have a gf of bf but I'm just too shy and keeping up a convo is very hard for me. I hope one I'll break out of my shyness and...
    KyotoFlower KyotoFlower 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I am at first and probably second and third and maybe even fourth meeting. But once comfortable with you I can be a real chatterbox.
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    we are ! :) Ill try anyting kinky once or twice or 6 times :)
    AMP77 AMP77 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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