I've been an incredibly shy kid. Growing up shy can be quite challenging, and because I am still struggling today I drew some comics about being the shy kid.

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#1

Why Is This So Hard?

Why Is This So Hard?

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Hans
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2 years ago

The same happens in corporate meeting rounds. You start preparing how to introduce yourself. "Hello I am X Y, I work as ABC....No: hello, X Y my name, currently working on ABC. No. Ok, still two people before I need to go. Wait, why is the person next to me leaving the room? Everyone eyeing me now? Oh, It is my turn..." – "Herrg Err Err, I X Y am, uh, er, working also here, yes, er, thank you."

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#2

Missed Opportunities And All That Regret Afterwards

Missed Opportunities And All That Regret Afterwards

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MBZ MetalsmithArtist
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2 years ago

It took a year of offering to get my son's girlfriend to accept my offers of after school snacks- in contrast, his best (male) friend knows where I keep the rice cakes that I buy just for him. I was the kid that would be dying of hunger at friend's houses- I hate to think that our guests are uncomfortable in any way

Nope
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, you are a first class host!

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Typical friends mom: "I will leave it here anyway, I am sure you will get hungry soon. Well, to be sure I will prepare a second one!"

EvilDinosaur
Community Member
2 years ago

So true!! Plus it’s a challenge because I’m such a hypocrite about this because I’ll deny myself food until I practically pass out if I’m at a new friends house etc, but then INSIST that other people have to eat because I don’t want them to get hungry...

Magdalina777
Community Member
2 years ago

That's interesting. Is that a mentality difference? Here it's seen as kind of rude to not accept/eat food offered so it's kind of the opposite, I'll sometimes fail at refusing stuff I really don't like(and then I also have to say it's super nom and all) XD

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

Typical moms and grannys offering food as for a whole country, and, if you don't finish it, asking "don't you like it?" with that offended face...

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Kiki
Community Member
2 years ago

I've done this, not so much because I'm shy but because my stepfather drilled it into us not to accept "charity" from anyone. And charity meant ANYTHING you did not personally work for and buy yourself, which meant not eating at a friend's house.

Daniel Romlin
Community Member
2 years ago

im the opposite i accept the snack because otherwise i think i am rude

Kyra-Ähm Kywi
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't this very unpolite...? xD

ForkNBeans
Community Member
2 years ago

Not if you're terrified...

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Bryson
Community Member
2 years ago

This is something that I would do

Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

totally me

Bunzilla
Community Member
5 months ago

My gosh this happens to me CONSTANTLY. Once I was at this playpark sort of place as a kid. I went with a few kids I knew and a kid I really didn't know too well, and that kid's mom was the chaperone. So we were buying snacks and everyone else got water bottles and I was like "just give me a cup, I can fill it in the water fountain." because I'd seen my mom do that before. And she was like, "No it's fine," But I INSISTED even though I really wanted a water bottle, but thought it's too late to turn back now. And then everyone laughed at me. I was like eight or nine.

Jamie Davis
Community Member
1 year ago

I was raised this way. "People only offer you things as a gesture, you are never to accept" So now if one of my kids' friends declines I say "ok I'll just leave it right here in case you want it later." I never take it away.

Chanbot123
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol I don't see how even the boldest if people can't relate to this

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm not particularly bold, but I don't relate to this. If you're hungry, eat if it's offered.

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

It's even worse if you're shy AND raised in a Methodist house... :-(

makenzie stephenson
Community Member
2 years ago

Me at my Best Friend house: Hey mom number three can im gonna make a sandwich ok thx! I call her mom 3 cause i have my mom and a stepmom as well

Magdalina777
Community Member
2 years ago

Seems my comment to this disappeared or at least I can't see it here now o.O Was saying that this one seems amusing to me, different mentality I guess? Here it's considered kind of rude to refuse a treat if offered by the host. So shy me has actually agreed to stuff she really didn't want on more than one occasion(also had to politely say it's all nom and all afterwards) XD

Sophia Black
Community Member
2 years ago

this is me

Jazmyn
Community Member
2 years ago

This has definitely happened to me before. Sometimes, because the snack looks so delicious and I am really hungry, I say yes but usually I decline it unless someone else takes it first and I feel comfortable enough to follow along.

Nessie
Community Member
2 years ago

soooo me

SirWriteALot
Community Member
2 years ago

I can sympathize with being shy, because I was too, but this ist just stupid. This situation does not require you to actively do something, doesn't mean you need to ask someone for something ... someone's standing in front of you and asking if you want it ... just nod.

Ash E
Community Member
2 years ago

Then you were raised in a healthy environment Congratulations! This isn't stupid - it's how a person (clearly more than one person) feels. Feelings aren't stupid and people like you who invalidate peoples feelings only send shy people further down the hole.

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#3

Simple Questions Are So Hard To Ask

Simple Questions Are So Hard To Ask

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Reni W.
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2 years ago

this has happened to me so many times

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#4

Sometimes People Think You're Arrogant Or Cold

Sometimes People Think You're Arrogant Or Cold

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Kann
Community Member
2 years ago

I have always been exactly like this. Most of the time, people find me unfriendly and weird. I have almost no friends. I wish people knew that I was just shy but always willing to give a hand when they need help :'(

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#5

Mom Just Never Understood

Mom Just Never Understood

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Kann
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so me. Sometimes I even pretend being 'suddenly' ill so I don't have to greet them in person >.<

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#6

As If School Life Wasn't Hard Enough

As If School Life Wasn't Hard Enough

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

totally me when i was in school

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#7

Is It The Right Time To Speak?

Is It The Right Time To Speak?

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Add to this also polite behaviour, like, waiting for the person to let them finish because you don't want to interrupt their talking, and there you go! Mute forever. *sigh*

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#8

When Is Talking Not Awkward? Sometimes I Can't Tell

When Is Talking Not Awkward? Sometimes I Can't Tell

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Clara The Idiot
Community Member
2 years ago

I quite often sit there going "ok it's too late now" "well it's DEFINITELY too late now" "damn I could have said something but its been 2 days so maybe not"

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