Am I shy?

My coworkers were having a debate in the lunch room the other day deciding whether or not I’m a shy person. I found it funny to be honest.  Because I know I’m shy when I meet someone for the first time, and they didn’t believe me when I stated it for myself. One of the women who was on “my side” (lol) said that I’m loud, not quiet. But I am shy. (See, told you!)

One of them even stated that I only pretend to be shy. I think it’s because she only knows me to be comfortable around her thus, me not being shy. But if I’m introduced to someone new, I become a little bit of an introvert. Why? Because I don’t want to be judged. I don’t want people to look at me funny, or make fun of me. That’s a huge pet peeve of mine. Unless of course, I’m comfortable around you. Make fun of me all you want then.

I want to be comfortable around someone enough to dance silly (like super “omg you did not just do that” silly), or act silly. I’m super outgoing when I’m comfortable around you. But if you persist it’ll backfire and I turn into this weird awkward person lol. It’s because I want everyone to like me, so I don’t get all weird, loud and hyper when I’m out with someone new. My Mom reads my blog and I’m going to get a little mushy here for a minute, but I wish I had her personality when it comes to meeting or speaking to people. She can carry on a conversation no problem with a stranger. I wish I could keep the convo going, but I get awkward and weird. I think I have my Dad’s personality when it comes to the shyness. He’s a little quirky like me ;)

Are you outgoing when you first meet people? Or are you more reserved?

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  1. I’m very shy and quiet! I wish I could be bubbly but I am too shy. I hate being judged too, so I keep my mouth shut a lot. I care less around men so find it easier to make male friends even though I guess I actually try harder with the ladies. It’s hard to break a habit of being nervous!

  2. I second Leanne. I am that one person that takes the responsibility upon myself for the entire room – if it is silent, I feel like I am the person that needs to break the awkward silence…and look ridiculous doing it.

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