22 Confessions Shy People Will Never Tell You
*Converses with you in total silence.*
You should know that being quiet doesn't mean we're judging you.
We relive past moments over and over thinking of what we SHOULD have said.
It's a challenge to talk to people because, quite simply, we don't know what you want to talk about!
...and we're weirdly terrified that we might not have the same sense of humor.
We promise you that we're not trying to be snobby.
Finding ourselves on the outer edge of a circle of people socializing is EXCRUCIATING.
We're looking through our phones as a coping mechanism, not because we're trying to be rude.
...and we absolutely know we should stop doing that.
Sometimes we overthink things and come across as, well. GOOFY AS HELL.
Which, in turn, makes us feel MORE AWKWARD AND SELF-CONSCIOUS.
We need you to know that being shy definitely doesn't mean we don't like people or socializing.
Honestly, sometimes we don't even know what we're nervous about.
You'll probably never know when we have a crush on you.
We're relieved when you make the first move!
We're so afraid of ruining first dates with long, awkward pauses in conversation.
This is embarrassing but... we definitely give ourselves a pep talk before meeting new people.
We'd kind of hoped this shyness was just a phase we'd outgrow.
The "imagine the audience in their underwear" tip for public speaking? DOESN'T WORK. THEY'RE STILL PROBABLY JUDGING US.
And we'd rather go the dentist's office than to any sort of interview.
But you should know that, just because we don't voice them, doesn't mean we don't have strong opinions.
That said, not every shy person gets shy at the same situations.
We're secretly envious of sociable people. How DO you guys do it????
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