Are you shy or outgoing?

June 25, 2007 9:38pm CST
You know, looking back I don't know where it went wrong. I used to be very cheeky and pretty much a rebel (a lovable so please don't think I was bad 'un) lol Well I have clues to what turned my life, which I don't blame but I just lost the "outgoing" part and became very shy, although it's strange. As I can be "normal" or I can just "shut" everyone off and go into my own would. I'm not sure I greatly act shy because when I mention it people are like "you're shy, no.. surely not" Are you shy or outgoing? ~Joey P.s I act pretty shy here, as I'm quite a wacky person when I am "me"... My sense of humour is famous lol
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@drcrys (10)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I have always been shy. Ever since I started in the dating world I was shy. I am not very humorous and outgoing. Now I am married and I feel like my husband brought out the outgoing side of me. I think people change and the company you keep makes you who you are.
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26 Jun 07
Very wise thing to day drcrys :) I agree with you 110%. My wife a good source for being outgoing and my son, but it doesn't always work although I am getting better :P ~Joey Thanks. P.s welcome to mylot *waves
@jazzygdc7 (285)
• United States
26 Jun 07
defentely outgoing now than I was 5 years ago. I met the right friends who got me out of my shyness and made me into a more sociable person.
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26 Jun 07
That's great to hear jazzygdc7 I don't have that problem, it's more when I'm alone or dreading something. My wifes took the shell away more than it was and my sons also helping, but I just hate it :P Glad to hear your out of it though, ~Joey
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@senthil2k (1501)
• India
26 Jun 07
I dont think Im a shy person at all. I can talk with anyone, anytime. Infact, I can talk about any topic with anyone without any hesitation. I become friendly to anyone I meet at any place. Most of the people easily become my friend, when I meet at the theatres, at train, flight or at other public places. I dont feel shy to introduce myself to them and start the conversation. But I have to admit that I was very shy at my childhood. But this character of mine changed automatically as I grew up. Now I never have any shy to mingle with other people
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
26 Jun 07
I was shy as a kid and was always bullied. In school, I do not remember I was being shy. When I enter the workforce, I was even outgoing, blending easily with anyone. Perhaps it was the environment that moulds me such. However, when I switch careers and work in a differnt industry, I was back to being shy and reserved after missing my previous working environment which is so much different from my curent industry.
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@shan20us (272)
• Pakistan
26 Jun 07
it depends on environment which surrounding you and if there is necessity to shy then shy otherwise there is no need to shy to any thing just act what you are and tell all the peoples that what you are.......!
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Hello joey!(",) My mood depends much upon the situation. There are situations when I have the tendency to be shy and there are also times when I am outgoing. I am used to adapting to the given situation. I don't like to be shy sometimes because it can lessen my self-confidence That is why I wanted to be neutral most of the time. I am pretty shy especially when talking to guys and stuff like that but when I am with friends and loved ones I am the outgoing type. I always see to it that I act appropriately to the given situation at hand.(",) Great day to you Joey!(",)
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
26 Jun 07
For me it depends what i am doing. I am a teacher in a male maximum security prison. I cant be shy, but instead develop an alta ego of a confident, outgoing person. However, when i am at home, off stage, I am a shy quiet person. I guess I can be both here on mylot, maybe why i love it so much
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@pranav04 (67)
• India
26 Jun 07
hi, we have to go ahed in the life. thanks
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
26 Jun 07
I am a bit of both, like you my friends would say Im out going but I know a lot of its a front. I can be very shy and even though its not what people see I feel it inside. I always feel like I have to reach deep to bring out my out goingness. With my family and friends I am completely comfortable but on here and in new surroundings I actually feel very shy.
@dimaks (786)
• Japan
24 Aug 07
i think i am somewhere in the middle of them. i can be shy at times and outgoing at times :)
@lols189 (4797)
22 Aug 07
i am an outgoing person and i am not shy for anything really. i used to be shy when i was younger but quickly grew out of it when i become a teenager
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
shy i guess, i m still shy and still my friends say become bold, heh to make me bolder they tell me to do stuff which i never thought of , just to make me less shy.
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I'm a shy person by nature. Very secretive and reserved. I'm just not the type of person who can easily expressed my own feelings. I can show to my friends a different side of me. The wilder and insane me, LOL. I can strike a conversation and be friendly. But it is only the superficial me. All in all , I'm 80% shy and 20% outgoing. I can't help it. It is a part of the real me.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I don't know now why I became shy..when I was in my elementary years I use to excel in school. I joined extra co-curicular activities..singing and dancing..as well as when I was in high school. When I enter college, I was so shy to recite but I joined our University choir for a purpose of scholarship but I did not joined singing contest or dance contest. whew..maybe lack of encouragement from my parents and peers I guess. Now I'm bringing back my being outgoing person. I'm into a marketing world and everyday I encounter different kinds of people. So shyness is not accepted here. Step by step I regain my being shy...into an outgoing person. :)
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
I used to be shy when I was a kid. As I grew up I lost it a little bit. I don't consider myself shy now and I'm kind of outgoing. Now even though I was kind of shy as a kid, I still was pretty much the rebel. I guess we can be both:)
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Well, naturally i am a shy person!And i am outgoing too sometimes.Maybe it depends to the people who are around with me... But i guess,we should always try to find out,whom we can be more feel comfortable and not...Then that is the time we consider ourself as a shy or outgoing person.
@jeanbug23 (567)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I am a very introvert person. I like being at home always and I prefer to stay home rather than go malling or strolling. I usually spend time reading a lot of books, magazines and browsing the internet. That's what I enjoy doing. I still don't know the reason for being an introvert. Some says I'm shy but I have lots of friends who may visit me anytime, but I seldom go with them out for the sake of getting along well with them.
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I am more on the introverted side. I don't mind so much. I wonder who has the final say as to how we are supposed to be? Outgoing people are naturally looked up to and the less outgoiong looked down upon as if there is something wrong with them. If you were really outgoing before, you can probably gain some of it back by taking more risks. I don't think that being shy has anything to do with being more or less lovable or loving.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I am really shy and have to make myself step out of my safety zone and do things. Otherwise I would end up a hermit. However when I get to know people, there is no stopping me and I become quite the big mouth!
• United States
26 Jun 07
im very shy when meeting new people