It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Shyness Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-11-2004, 10:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 30
kwyjibo HB User
Question about shyness

When I was in elementary school, I was a very quiet person who, at most, would have one or two friends. However, when I entered junior high, something happened (i'm not exactly sure what), and now, in highschool, i have completely changed. Now, I have a lot of friends, good social skills, and am extremely extroverted. The transition between an introvert and extrovert was so gradual, i didn't even notice it until i got moved twice in the same day during math class for talking too much. I am just wondering, is it normal for the most introverted person with no friends to be an outgoing extrovert? And has this happened to anybody else?

 
Old 06-12-2004, 03:35 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 989
justme_ HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Yeah. It happened to me when I changed schools.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-12-2004, 08:31 AM   #3
Inactive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: ma
Posts: 9,639
eightball61 HB User
Re: Question about shyness

It is very normal. In younger years girls tend to be more quiet than guys. The guys in elementry school fool around and do stupid things. They are very active.

As you get older you go through changes, not only puberty but social also. You get more comfortable with classmates and when you open up they see what kind of person you are.

 
Old 06-12-2004, 09:59 AM   #4
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Austin
Posts: 396
Will M. HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Yeah, I started being social in high school. I've been interested in girls for a long time, but I didn't even start talking to them until Sophomore year. Now I'm gonna be a Junior. So yeah, I think it's normal.

 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:14 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 30
kwyjibo HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Quote:
Originally Posted by eightball61
It is very normal. In younger years girls tend to be more quiet than guys. The guys in elementry school fool around and do stupid things. They are very active.

As you get older you go through changes, not only puberty but social also. You get more comfortable with classmates and when you open up they see what kind of person you are.
Umm... j/c, but when u wrote that, were u under the assumption that I was a girl? Cuz being a male and reading that, it seems very odd. But still, thnx everyone for the advice

 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:17 AM   #6
Inactive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: ma
Posts: 9,639
eightball61 HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Quote:
Originally Posted by kwyjibo
Umm... j/c, but when u wrote that, were u under the assumption that I was a girl? Cuz being a male and reading that, it seems very odd. But still, thnx everyone for the advice

Opps my bad A lot of females have this problem and you didn't specify so I took the assumption. Even still though people tend to open up as they get older and mor noticed\.

 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:23 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 989
justme_ HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Quote:
Originally Posted by kwyjibo
Umm... j/c, but when u wrote that, were u under the assumption that I was a girl? Cuz being a male and reading that, it seems very odd. But still, thnx everyone for the advice
haha OH my god

Phew so I'm not the only person of which Jeff thinks is from the opposite sex.

Last edited by justme_; 06-12-2004 at 10:26 AM.

 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:54 AM   #8
Inactive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: ma
Posts: 9,639
eightball61 HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Quote:
Originally Posted by justme_
haha OH my god

Phew so I'm not the only person of which Jeff thinks is from the opposite sex.


 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:57 AM   #9
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 989
justme_ HB User
Re: Question about shyness

aaah hahah relax man..

 
Old 06-12-2004, 11:25 AM   #10
Inactive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: ma
Posts: 9,639
eightball61 HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Quote:
Originally Posted by justme_
aaah hahah relax man..

I am a true blond

 
Old 06-12-2004, 11:52 AM   #11
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 989
justme_ HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Quote:
Originally Posted by eightball61
I am a true blond
Can't argue with that

 
Old 06-14-2004, 10:34 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Small town
Posts: 19
steeletugboat HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Through out my school career, i was always the out cast, this was the same in highschool. however, the last two years of high school, i began to get popular. what happens is people grow up, and they learn to interact differently. wether they mature, and realize that not talking to the unpopular kids is juvanile, or beacome more social, and start hanging out with other kids. it is just growing up, and maturing. nothing more complex

 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:03 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 212
wizzii HB User
Re: Question about shyness

I know how u felt...except Im still in that shy stage....to make it even worse Im brand new at my school, Im the only international gurl (but there is NO rasicm...very nice ppl)...and Im so used to having a variety of ppl from diff countries....

 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:11 AM   #14
Inactive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: ma
Posts: 9,639
eightball61 HB User
Re: Question about shyness

Quote:
Originally Posted by wizzii
I know how u felt...except Im still in that shy stage....to make it even worse Im brand new at my school, Im the only international gurl (but there is NO rasicm...very nice ppl)...and Im so used to having a variety of ppl from diff countries....

You have nice people and thats all it counts. You may be shy but these nice people will say "hi" which will get you more comfortable with them so you can open up.

 
Old 06-15-2004, 08:13 AM   #15
Senior Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 989
justme_ HB User
Re: Question about shyness

ohhh wizzii that is sooooooooo like me. I was at a WHITE school Aaaaaaaaaaaallllllllll white. Like less than 1 perfect at my school was a foreigner, and those who were were half-white. SEriously man! And there I was being the only foreigner. And not just a foreigner. Half of the ones who are most discriminated in this country (turkish). The other half is also foreigner but neutral (chinese). And no they weren't necessarily discriminating me negatively. Definitely not posivitively. But there sure as hell was some discrimination.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Overcoming shyness what a curse dylankaya4444 Shyness 8 04-14-2012 10:52 PM
Question about new symptom skelly03 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 20 12-14-2007 05:28 PM
Question About Social Anxiety saphire82 Depression 1 04-06-2007 06:19 PM
what the diffrence between Shyness and Social Anxiety Prince1 Shyness 4 11-20-2006 06:00 PM
Is this severe shyness or something else? US40126 Shyness 1 02-24-2006 10:45 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Positive Cynic (3), ht0626 (2), Blackandred (2), Van_27 (1), MountainReader (1), wachix (1), movielover40 (1), sweet_chic (1), US40126 (1), tone024 (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (997), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (832), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (745), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:43 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!