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I Was Once Incrediably Shy

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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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    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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    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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    :(

    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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    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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    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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    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 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 41-45, F 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't think I've ever been shy, but I was voted most shy in high school! LOL that did make me laugh. I am quiet. I am listening, looking, assessing. I am soaking up your vibes...
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    I've never been attracted to the guy making a show of himself with his friends. I understand that you are outgoing but you also come off as annoying. I hate when people are loud...
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    It was a cold night, I was feeling very empty and hopeless. Pride had become a very huge issue in my life, given the hand I'd been dealt it was only natural to build myself up and...
    Brohawk Brohawk 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 7

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    There was once when I was 7-8 , my mom had to go overseas to visit her relatives who had just fallen sick, and my dad was also in a business trip. So my aunt came to take care of...
    VannessaWilliam VannessaWilliam 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like I poison people. I have so many ideas and thoughts I can't keep track of them. I have high expectations but set a horrible example. I am lazy, inefficient and unable to...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Being shy sucks. I just need to put that out there. IT SUCKS. Nobody is ever like, oh yeah that quiet girl in the corner, she's so cool! I wanna party with her! Nope. That **** don...
    popcorngoo popcorngoo 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm the most shyest person ever if I don't know you, but once I get comfortable around you I'll never stop talking 😂😁
    erikamariahxo erikamariahxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I hate being shy, I'm so shy and I'm so awkward. People try to talk to me but because of my shyness I just come off as a *****. I can't make conversation idk what to say I don't...
    ustt ustt 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It shocks everyone who knows me, except those who knew me before age 10. I was terrified of everyone outside my family and every place (including church and school) outside my home...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm shy about my body. I am smaller than the other boys in my class. They look like men compared to me, tall and muscular with some hair on their faces. I blush at the sight of...
    2tfx 2tfx 13-15, M Oct 9

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    introvert [( in-truh-vurt)] a person whose motives and actions are directed inward; tend to be preoccupied with their own thoughts and feelings; minimize their contact with other...
    freakmagnet freakmagnet 36-40, F Oct 11

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    I am not the same person at home and outside. When I'm home I can be crazy, stupid, childish, confident, very outgoing but whenever I go out I' m completely out of control, really...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really hate being shy and it's annoying. I really can't stand my ground that much and Im shy in front of the classroom giving a speech or something like that. I wish I wasn't...
    TornadoStar TornadoStar 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I am very very shy! I don't really like my voice so just the thought of someone being able to hear me scares me. When I was in school and talking to my friends if someone turned to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I'm really a shy person, specially when I'm with someone I've just met. It's so hard for me also to deal with guys.. I really find it hard to be at ease when I'm with them.. how I...
    myleslus myleslus 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 24

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    Ugh, shyness and quietness can get the best of me sometimes. It's ridiculous how much a person can talk while typing or writing vs. how much they can talk in real life. How do...
    EUO356 EUO356 13-15, F Sep 24

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    It helped me to become good at something, I played in my first adult soccer team at 15 and I was completely overawed, but by the time I was 21 I was a very good player and was made...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    But once you get to know me, I'm more talkative and random at times haha
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M Sep 29

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    I've spent my high school years like a pessimist, not caring about my grades, people, and just plain anything. I always have problems when meeting new people. Even if someone...
    ProfessorBrad ProfessorBrad 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Need some help overhere Im 21 years and im so shy in public ,and it is visible, and i cant even hide it or do anything about it (red face -shaking voice -trembling hands whenever...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I am painfully shy! I am confident on the computer because this is not face to face and you are meeting me on my battlefield of life. I have "problems" psychological and I am...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Once I get to know someone I will never shut up, but at first I tend to be quiet. I don't want to be hurt and it takes a lot to get past my walls.
    Edanamarie Edanamarie 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am completely shy about everything when people get to know me I may be more open than before but that's the the outer layer.. I have 1 true friend that I confide in. And we were...
    FabledCity FabledCity 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I honestly believe no one is as shy as me. I refuse to wear shorts because they show my legs and I panic because I don't like my body to be shown, same goes for shirts. My arms are...
    fatality500 fatality500 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes, very shy. It's funny, really. Here and other places on the Internet, I can talk as candidly as I want, even on sexual matters. And when I was working, I had a friend and...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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