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
Community Member
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

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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 :'(

mrreeow
Community Member
2 years ago

This is me too, I was way more shy when I was younger but have gotten more outgoing as I got older. Although when I'm in large groups I tend to just stay quiet and not talk, people always ask me if I'm okay or if I'm mad but I'm just content with observing everyone and staying out of the spotlight.

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Rebecah Ozuna
Community Member
2 years ago

Sadly, as soon as somebody ask me to talk i'm been told to shut up because my opinions doesn't match to the people around me. Acceptance is a lie; people don't like the ones that are different.

Vesna Sunrider
Community Member
1 year ago

This is true 😓

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

And I have reccuring thoughts about my talkative nature!

Lisa
Community Member
2 years ago

People always say I'm arrogant, I've pretty much gotten used to it

Ash E
Community Member
2 years ago

My whole life is this. And let's not forget when we're in the bathroom and over hear girls talking about how stuck up you are and that "she thinks she's so much better than everyone". When in fact you have NEVER said that (or anything for that matter) or thought that. Actually the opposite- but if that's the way they talk about and judge you when you say NOTHING! Why the F*ck would you ever open your mouth to let those people know you?

Bart Mika
Community Member
2 years ago

Don/t worry. Im 38 and I just exactly like you :)

Leigh C.
Community Member
2 years ago

People used to think I was a snob. But they loved me when it came to Hide n' Seek and any other game that required silence

Ash E
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL- literally

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Flexiegirl94
Community Member
2 years ago

i find it very hard to talk to new people and speak up for myself. i can relate

Vesna Sunrider
Community Member
1 year ago

Hah I had no problem confronting a guy too tall even for me (I'm 180cm) at the gas station, because I saw him hitting a woman he was with. But speaking up for myself... 🙄

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Nope
Community Member
2 years ago

The last 3 frames is pretty much anyone/everyone who practices the least bit of introspection.

Calvin Suzuki
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is it socially acceptable to say “why are you so quiet?” But not socially acceptable to say “you talk to much”? Extraversion has become the norm across humans that people put down introverts and shy people.

Vesna Sunrider
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly! I was shocked when a person that I knew for a while told me they thought I was arrogant 😓

Leonardo Sinigaglia
Community Member
2 years ago

That's me by the title

Aish Siva
Community Member
2 years ago

I have the opposite problem -.-

Nessie
Community Member
2 years ago

everytime someone say this to me I just want to shout at them to shut up. But I cant...

Szandra Bolla
Community Member
2 years ago

This is sooo me, but most of the time I don't care anymore. People think it's weird, but I'm just shy and try to get to know them first. That's why I'm a good listener! :D

Jaded Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

Sometimes! U r lucky. If I don't talk people are sure I am the ice Queen.

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

So true. But most of them don't tell it to you so you can't know. And if one does, it's so terrifying that you cannot explain what really happens :(

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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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