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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    :(

    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'm still a bit shy. I'm not NEAR as shy as I used to be though. Within the past year or so, I've done much better. It's easier for me to answer people when they talk to me. I've...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am the worst kind of person in western society; a shy male. You could not find another combination that would be as frowned down upon by normal social standards. Being shy is...
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    10 years. I got bullied for 10 years while in Primary School and High School, from grade 2 till grade 12, the year I graduated. So it all started in grade 2 when my best friend...
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    musicshy musicshy 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'm that type of person that love meeting new people but when it meet them I'm very shy🙉 I know that I'm very shy but can I do to get over the shyness
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Literally! How are you meant to 'fix' shyness when it is who you are. I don't know what I'd be if I wasn't shy but I wish I could know. I know (or hope) I'll grow out of it but I...
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    I really hate being shy. Whenever I have to speak in front of the class my cheeks almost instantly get red. The teachers try to get you to talk more. The teacher would always smile...
    ilovemrfitz ilovemrfitz 13-15, F Jul 18

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    I am so shy but I always love to meet new people. I have always been shy. I don't even really message anyone on here just becuase I'm scared of what they will think.
    Tjw241 Tjw241 16-17, M a week ago

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    Not gonna lie I am I may be talkative on the internet but in real life im super shy and awkward I try to talk to people because being shy has never worked out for me. :)
    PerfectAtImperfection PerfectAtImperfection 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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