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I hate being quiet. - August 1st 2010, 03:50 AM

I'm, I suppose, a naturally quiet person. But I hate it, I really really hate it. I hung out with a guy-friend of mine today, (we might possibly be more in the future? I dunno) and neither of us are really outgoing, so it was a little awkward. And we met a couple of his friends (whom I didn't know), and I just couldn't bring myself to say a single word around them... and I don't really know why. I didn't know what to say.

And I hate that I'm like this, and because of this I'm more self-conscience. I want to have more confidence, but I can't get that when I just don't know how to socialize >_< Does anyone have any advice?
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Re: I hate being quiet. - August 1st 2010, 05:29 AM


I know what you mean. I'm the exact same way, everyone just assumes I'm shy. It's annoying.

You just have to take a chance, open up and let go, take the risk. <3

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Re: I hate being quiet. - August 1st 2010, 05:44 AM

Hey Lily.

Being shy is nothing to be ashamed about, and even if you consider it as something to be shy about, everyone's been introduced to being ashamed about something or another. Everyone has something that they wish they could change about themself. Sometimes all it takes it you need to step out of your comfort zone. Even if it's hard, next time, try to speek up and try to join the conversation. It's going to be a little weird at first, of course, but after a couple times, it'll get easier. Step out of your shell and take a risk.
It can't end badly!

Understand that a lot of people are shy and it's not a bad thing!

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Re: I hate being quiet. - August 1st 2010, 06:04 AM

I have very good advice that I've told others on here. Go and talk to people, random strangers such as at school or in a mall. Doesn't matter if they're older or your age or younger. Just say a simple "hello" and try to comment on what's going on OR pretend to be unsure where something is. For example, if you're waiting in line for Tim Hortons, ask the person near you where a certain clothing shop (or whatever other shop) is and say you don't know because you don't come here often. Most people will answer you either they don't know or they'll give you a rough idea where it is. Ask them what they're going to get from Tim Hortons or what they'll be shopping for.

Point is, you get practice talking to others. If you screw up and think it's going a bit awkward, you have experience to build from and can figure out why it was awkward, then try again. Since it is a random person there won't be any worry if you embarass yourself because the person doesn't know you and you don't know the person. You may even get to talk to someone who you think is friendly or likes you.

I've done this to adults because they're likely to give me a mature response (and because they're now closer to my age). If you ask someone your age, you may find out the person has the same taste in fashion, Tim Hortons, music or whatever it is.
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Re: I hate being quiet. - August 1st 2010, 09:32 AM

Hey lily. I think everyone else has already said what i wanted to say, so i'm just gonna say that the world is open to you dont hesitate to go into it. Loads of new experiences and enjoyment await your arrival.

And i'm supporting you for all this because i know you deserve all the fun and enjoyment and smiles that will arise from all this.

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Re: I hate being quiet. - August 2nd 2010, 07:01 AM

I'm naturally quiet like you are too. There's no shame in it. That's just who you are. I guarantee you that in time and with a little bit of courage, it will get better. It's not easy to overcome though, I won't lie. It's still something that I struggle with everyday. Especially at school. Just remember that no one can make you feel inferior if you don't want them to. Just be yourself. Open up. Even if you end up saying something stupid or something that causes controversy, at least you said what was on your mind.

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