The What's On Your Mind Thread for Shy Guys

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    Jan 12, 2013 7:15 PM GMT
    Just to help all of you that are nervous to post in the other, this is a safe thread so you can say anything you want.

    I'll start: I am quite shy IRL, despite the social face I put on, when someone comes on to me, I have no idea how to react.
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    Jan 12, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    Same. A keyboard increases my confidence.
    I'm meeting a new friend I've made on RJ tomorrow so we will see if my digital boldness will transfer over.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Jan 12, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    Im too shy to say :S
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    Just read a cool article on how society tries to push introverted people to be more outgoing but introverts are actually the more creative members of society i.e. the writers, painters, musicians, scientists... Thought that was cool
  • PolaroidSwing...

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    Jan 12, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
    In lieu of an actual website, I've organized selections from my current body of work on Le Flickr. If anyone is interested.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/wartdept/sets/72157628015453035/
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    Shy guys would not even reply. They are lurkers

    Thread fail
  • dalwriter

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    Jan 12, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    *Lurks, then slinks away*
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:30 PM GMT
    I have tried to come out of my shell by organizing the get togethers here, and I was surprised how in-shy I was at the actual even. I was just so happy so many guys showed up
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    fotoben saidJust read a cool article on how society tries to push introverted people to be more outgoing but introverts are actually the more creative members of society i.e. the writers, painters, musicians, scientists... Thought that was cool


    Ding!

    Very well-said.
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    JOOU saidShy guys would not even reply. They are lurkers

    Thread fail


    No they aren't they just feel like they can't hold up to the ones who are very extroverted here. I think this is a perfect safe place for them to get heard
  • O5vx

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    Jan 12, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    Over the past couple of years, I have been learning to become more outgoing. People that I'm close with knows that other than with them, I really don't socialize much.
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    Boldness, brazenness, and showiness are often just surface gloss. Many is the extrovert who hides a yawning, needy emptiness within.
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    I am incredibly shy. No one would ever know I find them attractive because I usually look away from guys I find attractive. I'm even shy online; it's hard for me to contact someone I find attractive.
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    I am very shy and that is something I hate very much about myself. I always believe in order to prosper in relationship or career, you have to be outgoing.

    I wish there was a cure to get rid of shyness, but shyness is just a personality trait.

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    Jan 12, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    ryan2013 saidI am very shy and that is something I hate very much about myself. I always believe in order to prosper in relationship or career, you have to be outgoing.

    I wish there was a cure to get rid of shyness, but shyness is just a personality trait.



    Tequila.
    Not really. When I drink around people I don't know, I get quitter.
    I think the only cure might be to jump right in.
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:44 PM GMT
    Shy guys are far more alluring than brazen guys
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:45 PM GMT
    Sometimes I freeze up when I know guys are checking me out..




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    Jan 12, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
    xrichx saidSometimes I freeze up when I know guys are checking me out..




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    Lol great gif xrich
  • Whipmagic

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    Jan 12, 2013 10:54 PM GMT
    I recently read an interesting statistic: Over 90% of all adult Americans consider themselves shy. Any speculation as to why that't the case? Is everyone comparing themselves to the anomalities that pass as 'regular guys' on reality TV?
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:59 PM GMT
    dalwriter said*Lurks, then slinks away*

    Somebody bring this guy back. He's adorable.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 12, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    I can be shy around people I don't know. The only reason I'm outgoing on the forums is because I feel like a regular at this bar.
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    Jan 12, 2013 11:37 PM GMT
    Whipmagic saidI recently read an interesting statistic: Over 90% of all adult Americans consider themselves shy. Any speculation as to why that't the case? Is everyone comparing themselves to the anomalities that pass as 'regular guys' on reality TV?


    If that's the case, then I'm part of the 10%. I used to be one of the shy kids but I noticed that I was often mistaken for being snobbish and unapproachable. Then I got into the Disney college program and working for the Mouse changed my social life and how I interact with people. I think that if I didn't get into this program, I'd still be a shy guy.
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    Jan 12, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    Too masc and chill for this thread icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 13, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    Thanks for this. I too am often paralyzingly shy, to the point of just choosing to stay home on the rare weekend I could be doing something. This goes for social situations, but at work, I'm completely in my element, and have no problem asserting myself, and running the show if necessary. In fact, people at work would be shocked to know how truly introverted and shy I really am.

    That being said, my Hoosiers whomped up on the Golden Gophers today, and I smiled. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 13, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    xrichx saidSometimes I freeze up when I know guys are checking me out..




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    LOL....Love it!!!
    It's me when I'm out. Scared yet happy icon_confused.gif