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Old 11-24-2002, 09:27 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how I can get over my shyness?

 
Old 11-24-2002, 01:53 PM   #2
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First of all, how old are you? Are you still in school?


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Old 11-25-2002, 02:10 PM   #3
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I am a 16 year old girl and I still go to school

 
Old 11-26-2002, 07:19 AM   #4
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Hi there. I used to be REALLY shy, I'm still fairly quiet but i've overcome my nervousness etc. The best advice I can give is to force yourself into situations where you have to socialise. Getting a part time job forced me to mix with new ppl. After a while you'll find yourself being more relaxed and less awkward.
*And also remember that there's nothing wrong with being quiet/shy; lots of ppl admire a good listener and a down-to-earth person.

 
Old 11-26-2002, 06:11 PM   #5
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I agree. I used to be incredibly shy too. My problem was that I cared too much about what other people thought about me...and that was all wrong. I just opened up and had fun. I think that you should definitely join a club or sport or something that interests you...I learned that that is very important in making friends or just being yourself. And like already taken said... a lot of people like talking to a down to earth person. It's not a bad thing AT ALL being shy.

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Old 12-01-2002, 12:17 PM   #6
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hey there,

i think anyone can overcome shyness. are you really comfortable with your friends or do they cause you to be shy? i think if you find the right people to hang out with, you won't be shy and your true self will shine through

in high school i was very quiet and had low self-esteem. i really had to reason to be so quiet and shy. i had good marks, a good job, i was active etc.

then i got to university and started hanging around with new people. well, all of a sudden i came out of my bubble. i was outgoing, happy and really excited to finally be comfortable talking to other people

don't worry, one day it'll happen to you too.

 
Old 12-01-2002, 01:36 PM   #7
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Hey there,

The suggestion of getting a part time job was a great idea i think. It does cause you to mix with different people of all ages, sexes and races. I think you need to be more comfortable with yourself too, the happier you are with yourself the easier it is to meet people, and not worry about what people are thinking about you.

Drama classes or speech classes are a great idea too...Join a beginner group class somewhere and within a couple of months you'll hopefuly feel more confident and less shy. I take kids for drama lessons and at the start of a term you have VERY shy, quiet people on your hands. After a month or two they'll all bubbly comfortable with others and themselves.

Good luck.

 
Old 01-20-2003, 04:47 AM   #8
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I know what you mean. I'm really shy too. I have friends but only a couple of really close ones. It takes me awhile to open up to people.

 
Old 01-24-2003, 10:03 PM   #9
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I know what you mean. I'm the shy sort of person. Not really really shy but a bit I guess. I agree with the whole getting a part time job thing. I did that a few months ago and after a few days I felt quite comfortable there and wasn't shy to do anything. It forces you to put yourself in uncomfortable situations or deal with people who you'd never usually associate with. And the more you do that the less shy you get.

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Old 02-16-2003, 07:36 PM   #10
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I agree on the part-time job thing. I'm like super shy towards most people,partly due to me having moderate acne. =/ But anyways,I got a job as a lifegaurd over the summer and have been more open ever since, partly because you are always socializing with people in that kind of job. My problem is that I think Im still too shy, but people seem to like that in me. Like everyone thinks Im a good listener, someone to go to if they have problems, and that Im awesome to be around with, but I still think Im way too shy, kinda wierd...

 
Old 02-18-2003, 08:48 PM   #11
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i hate bin shy i need to get over it too

 
Old 02-21-2003, 05:57 AM   #12
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I'm shy too and things are especially hard for me because I'm forced to move around so much for my dad's job.

 
Old 02-21-2003, 05:58 AM   #13
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I'm shy too and things are especially hard for me because I'm forced to move around so much for my dad's job.

 
Old 02-21-2003, 09:18 AM   #14
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I was very shy growing up. My shyness was mistaken for stuck up. I had lots of friends and was very active in sports, but i was even shy in them. My dad always tell me to stop being a mouse and act like a lion. I didn't really come out of my shell until my senior year, cause i got a BF. Also gettin a job really helped me too. I worked retail through high school then my first year of college i waitressed. I am the most unshy person now. I will talk to anyone.
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Old 02-23-2003, 09:40 AM   #15
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my shyness is realing hurting me im in high school. Everyone thinks i am a geek and have no friends because i hardly talk but i do have friends and a lot of them at that

 
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