I Pretend Not To Be...

I pretend that I am not shy, and it is very hard. I don't know why I do this, I just think people have stigmas about shy people. Like maybe we cut ourselves, or we are eternally depressed,etc, etc. I always pretend to be talkative and bubbly when I meet people, but really, inside I am screaming, "Get me out of here, profanity, profanity!!" Lol. I just started a new job the other day, and the people at work were waiting to leave and we were all standing in a circle. One guy was like, "Are you gonna be able to hang with us?" And I'm like, "Yeaaah." I mean, just because I am shy doesn't mean that I'm not intelligent and I can't take or tell a joke. I am actually very funny, not to toot my own horn, but TOOT. After a while, I usually open up, and that's what I'm expecting to happen in this scenario. I can't wait for the day when they say, man, I wish you were still shy and quiet. Lol!
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18-21, F
2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

Thanks for commenting! And yes, it also takes me a while to open up!

Nice story, I'm the same way, after a while you run out of things to talk about with new people because you don't know them. After some time you are joking around with them like family !! I hate the stereotype about shy people being depressed or suicidal, I am shy but I am totally a happy person !! Being shy though, it just takes a bit more time for me to get to know someone !! Thank you for sharing your story !!!!