Were you shy to talk to people when you were young?

A shy girl - Children are shy at their younger age, and close their eyes when see new people
@b4balaji (410)
India
January 6, 2010 6:42am CST
There are people who talk without shy to anybody, no matter who the other person is. At least till they reach an age, they feel shy to talk or smile at them. Have you felt the same?Where you shy or bold?Children of both the sexes feel shy to talk to or close their eyes, as the one in the below picture. Have you seen children like that or you yourself in such a position?
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@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
7 Jan 10
when i was a child i am shy boy and i don't play much with other kids so they always make fan of me, i think when i reach my 5th grade when i become activate and overcome my shyness..
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@b4balaji (410)
• India
7 Jan 10
Does fifth grade mean 10 or 12 years of age?I think it is too early for you. Some people give up shyness only during the late teens.
• United States
7 Jan 10
I was painfully shy as a child, I couldn't look anyone in the eye and literally could not make myself speak sometimes. Unfortunately I acted and sang from childhood too, and people thought I was just stuck up (I went to a private convent school which didn't help!) because they didn't understand how I could get up on stage and do anything yet couldn't speak to them as myself. I know know this is quite common among actors, a pretty insecure bunch!...
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@b4balaji (410)
• India
7 Jan 10
It is really great to know that great actors are shy during their younger days.
@Genericbe (1379)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
Yes, when I was younger then. I am shy to talk to people. I find ways to avoid talking to them. It is not that I am not confident. I just do not want them to focus their attention in me while talking. But now, I was able to overcome my shyness. I am the opposite now. Funny but true. this is what experiences had brought me. Speak out!!
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@b4balaji (410)
• India
6 Jan 10
Age and years change things a lot in life. It is quite natural to change. Have a nice day.
• Malaysia
7 Jan 10
i use to be shy as i was growing up, i think its normal for everyone because there is a stage where now we feel different and have to know some people before we can chat but now im so confident that people dont even believe that i use to be shy this shyness stage i think its in almost all the children
@MrKennedy (1996)
7 Jan 10
Luckily for me, I was a very outgoing person when I was younger and had no problems in engaging with other people. Although many people over-come their shyness, there are still some that I know who are still slightly apprehensive at approaching others and would rather be alone.
@xenafan (12)
• United States
7 Jan 10
I am certainly not shy now. If anything I'm too outgoing and bold. I used to be really shy though, and it got better as I got older. I actually used to be afraid to do simple things like go in department stores by myself when I was 8ish. lol
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
7 Jan 10
When I was young, I was extremely shy. i would hide in my room when company came over. I did not overcome shyness until later years of high school. English speech class helped in that respect.
@kirrugadu (114)
• India
7 Jan 10
ya, i feel very shy to talk to any girl, and i will give a smile if i see any knowing person. It is a big problem for me.
@karthi_88 (299)
• India
7 Jan 10
no friend i was not like that,i was very talkative and will never close my mouth will talk to all whether i know them before or not friend.as i grow up i became bit reserved i wont speak to every one now.only to my close friend i speak a lot .to others i wont speak that much.i am vice versa to what you said friend. have a nice day :)
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
7 Jan 10
I wa sextremely shy .I wa so shy that I didnt want to go with my mother when she wanted to take me with her to see her friends.I always avoided anywhere taht people could see me.I was never a talkative child and tahts the way I am now very shy and reserved and always staying away from the limelight
@merlinsorca (1123)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Actually, this was the opposite for me. When I was very young I was not shy in terms of talking to people and in terms of doing some silly things. I could start a conversation with a stranger back then. Now, I am more aware of myself so I do not talk to people unless they are very familiar to me.
@px_yeap (269)
• Malaysia
7 Jan 10
i was a crazy little kid when i was young! i can talk to anything so randomly! but as i grew older...i became more afraid to talk to people! i'm not sure why...so probably it is a pattern there...when a kid who is shy at young age will be more open in the older age. whereas kid who is crazy like me and more open at a younger age will be more shy in the older age...just my assumption!
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
6 Jan 10
When I was a kid, I was really really shy with adults, but not so much with my classmates. I played with them and talked with them fine, but I wasn't necessarily a chatterbox, lol. As I got a little older I started to get shyer with everyone, especially since I changed schools and my parents got divorced when I was about 10. :o
@yogambal_64 (1016)
• India
6 Jan 10
I was a very shy child when I was young, but now I am a very bold lady can talk to any stranger without any shyness and can tackle any situation talking. Yes I have seen many children who feel very shy to talk even with their own classmates or cousings.