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Posted on Jan 8, 2014

27 Signs You Suffer From Shy Girl Syndrome

I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her — but I'm really shy and I'll probably just text you so don't hate me OK PLEASE.

You may or may not be aware, there's a condition that's sweeping the nation.

SGS (Shy Girl Syndrome) affects an estimated 40% of the female population. / Via NBC

Here's how you find out if you're one of them.

1. When you were younger, hearing the teacher say "Partner up" made you feel like this...

2. Being asked to go into the staff room = major freak-out. / Via SNL

3. All the other girls in school did TLC dance routines at school recitals.

You weren't brave enough (even though you knew some bitchin' choreography).

4. In class you knew the answer but were far too scared to say anything. / Via The Office US

5. In fact, your quietness had a few people thinking you were a mute.

6. When you did suddenly speak it made people feel uneasy.

7. Now you're older you speak up but it's more of a mumble than actual words.

8. People always ask you to repeat yourself.

9. After they've asked you for the third time you give up and walk away.

10. A girl with SGS has one mortal enemy: the phone.

11. When your crush calls you pick up — but it's SO HARD to keep your cool.

12. Even when making a doctor's appointment, phone fear makes you sound like a pubescent boy.

13. Facebook = difficult territory. You spend HOURS trying to figure out if it's appropriate to send a friend request.

14. When you got a new job you took to Facebook to write a happy status about it.

15. And then quickly deleted it out of fear of being "too much."

16. When someone annoys you, you get REALLY angry.

In your head.

17. Telling someone how you feel in general is pretty freakin' difficult.

18. You often send people songs, hoping they get the subliminal messages.

19. When you see someone you know in public you have a big debate with yourself about approaching them.

20. In the end you decide to stare at them. Hoping you can make them turn around with your mind.

21. When you're in a group situation and someone suddenly asks you a question your brain turns to mush.

22. You end up saying something that makes NO sense.

And everyone's like...

23. Going to the shop can be a pretty terrifying ordeal.

24. When you don't find what you need you purchase something anyway because the cashier is totally judging you.

25. Buying tampons makes you break out in a sweat.

26. Trying on clothes is a big-time nightmare — especially when there's no private mirror.

27. You have to venture out of your cubicle and check yourself out in front of hordes of other women.

If you exhibit any of these signs you most definitely have SGS.

But you'll be OK. Take it easy, deep breaths and get plenty of rest.

And embrace your SGS.

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