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Painfully Shy
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19 / F / United Kingdom
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I'm shy, always have been- it's just my introvert personality type.

Sometimes it is a pain: for example flirting, attracting young men and so forth... but I like to believe that when the time is right i'll summon up the courage and bloom into adulthood (ehehehe)

Until then I shall ogle bishies in the beautiful isolation that is my room...

Posted 9/19/14

I empathize. I work in a library so I'm socially awkward and sometimes I get carried away and get my foot in my mouth. Then I shrivel up and become withdrawn.It really really hurts, the loneliness, even when you're not alone.I had a boyfriend and I never felt more alone than when I was with him.. I wrote my own thread on similar feelings awhile back. I do wish you better days~
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Lala knows a couple of shy people... Lala thinks they are kind and sweet.
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26 / F / Turn around
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Posted 9/19/14
I was to the point it made me mental thinking about going out under the sun in crowds of people. But these past few years ago (?idk idk?) something changed and now IDGAF, which is lovely btw . Not sure how it happened exactly. I still do try to keep people away anyway, though I have less problems being around others. I agonize far less than I used to. Every now and then it will still creep up on me and I flail and fail like I used to. :/
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23 / M / Middle of Nowhere...
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Posted 9/19/14
Me in a nutshell, especially when the center of attention of a crowd, i start sweating bullets and become too nervous to say anything.
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Posted 9/19/14
Yeah, I am really shy, I hate going out.
I'm being told by a certain someone is telling me to be more "friendly". I try, but I end up looking stupid and annoy everyone.
Including me.
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27 / M / UK, Liverpool
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Posted 9/19/14
I'm painfully shy, and during primary / high school I avoided talking to people and bringing equipment in to stop group events. I still get the quench when talking to people, but like everything else in life if you want something (e.g. not being shy) the best thing is to push through it, there is no easy way. This is one of my motos (I'm quite popular, not being egotistical just the truth): "I hate people, but I require them for my sanity".

As I said there isn't an easy way to stop being shy, but what helped me were the right friends, and a lot of alcohol fuelled parties =)

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Posted 9/19/14
*in my mind* hey she looks nice I should go talk to her. Hmmm, she's a little bit far away and this sandwich is really good...... decisions, decisions*
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It usually goes along the lines of something like this...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PohPrwCRpE
Posted 9/19/14
It depends on the situation. If I'm around people I don't know, I'm extremely shy. It takes me awhile to really get used to someone. I've been working at my job for almost 9 months and I'm just now starting to get used to being myself with the people there. Especially the ones who know I watch anime and still talk to me. Not saying people who like anime shouldn't be talked to. xD It's because I've lost a few "friends" after they found out I watched it. -__-

I've known my best friend for almost two years now and I can still be shy around her at times. Then on some days I'm with her, I'm just talking non stop. I don't know what causes that, but I wish I did. haha

I'm pretty sure the reason why I'm shy is because I'm an only child. When I was younger, my mom also used to say things that made me self conscious. Like one time I was in the store with her and saw someone I knew from school. I waved and said hi, but she didn't say anything and I felt embarrassed, but it didn't last since she wasn't a good friend. My mom said to not act happy to see people because most likely they won't be happy to see me. This is going to sound weird, but it stuck with me and now whenever I see someone I know, unless it's a really good friend, I pretend not to see them and wait for them to say something to me. Something I need to break. For some reason my mom would also make fun of my voice sometimes and that just made me not want to talk.
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20 / F / Ba Sing Se
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Posted 9/19/14
I don't have a problem with being shy. In fact, it's quite nice. Less verbal interaction with morons.
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24 / M / Hell
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Posted 9/19/14
Suppose I'm on the Painfully shy side, Can't even make eye contact with people and when i do i panic like crazy. So i'm one of the ones who just avoids everyone .-.
Posted 9/19/14

TheHiddenAngel wrote:

Hm, well I suppose I might be considered painfully shy.

Random person: Hi, how are you?
My brain: Oh, oh no. Is that person speaking to me? Am I sure? Oh no, are they angry with me? Don't make eye contact! Don't do it bro, you'll regret it. Don't look at them, are you crazy?! How long have I been sitting/standing without responding? Oh dear this isn't good they think I'm weird now. Say something! SAY ANYTHING!
Me: Uhhhhh.....hi.


Well done. You have summed up my life basically.
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Posted 9/20/14
I'm introverted and would say I'm painfully shy. I hate interacting with people outside my group of friends and find it hard and awkward to strike up conversation. I also find myself looking at my feet when I talk to people instead of looking at their eyes and I work as a cashier so I get a lot of strange looks.

When a teacher announces pair or group work and doesn't let you choose your partner/s yourself I feel like snapping my pencil in half out of frustration.
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30 / M / Central KY.
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Posted 9/20/14

Phersu wrote:

This thread is about painfully shy people, whether you are one or know one.

But Phersu, you yell, you already made a thread about shy people!

Yes, I respond. But this is about people who are painfully, neurotically, incredibly, maybe even incurably, shy. How do you tell if you are, or know someone like this? Here's a scenario....

You sit next to this girl in one of your college classes occasionally. She's attractive, she's cute, she's beautiful.....basically, seeing her makes your heart beat like a rabbit's and your stomach feels like you swallowed butterflies. What do you do?

Nothing.

You want to talk to her so bad it hurts, but you're too afraid, too cowardly, too shy to do anything. Oh, how you pine to do so, but it is as if a wall is put in front of you every time you want to, every time the chance appears. A wall of fear and self-loathing. So, finally, you force yourself to realize that this affection, this crush, this infatuation.....will be unrequited and focus on anything but it.

But it's still there. Perhaps not the feelings of longing, but the fear, and the self loathing for being too shy. Right in the back of your mind, scratching at the walls.

This is being painfully shy.

-Clears my throat and drinks some water.-

Discuss.


I'm painfully shy. I mean, I AM Tomoko, after all. Oh well. As long as Phersu is by My side, all is well.
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