I’m a shy girl. I’ve been shy my entire life and I’ve also spent my entire life hearing about how shy I am from pretty much everyone I’ve ever known (I even won Most Shy in high school). Being shy is really not my favorite quality about myself, but at the same time, I can’t really help it. Some people don’t seem to understand that being shy isn’t a choice for me – it’s just how I am and trying to be more outgoing is genuinely difficult! So get off me, okay?
Life can be hard when you’re shy and quiet. If you’re the same way as me, you’ll definitely be able to relate to these 20 GIFs about what being shy is really like. One day maybe you’ll be able to be less shy, but until then, just enjoy the fact that you’re not alone:
Whenever anyone asks me why I’m so shy, I just want to be like:
When I have to introduce myself to someone new, I’m like:
When I won Most Shy in high school, accepting my award in front of everyone was like:
When I meet my boyfriend’s parents for the first time, he’s just like:
Whenever my teacher would tell us we had to do a presentation in front of the whole class:
Or really just whenever I have to speak up in a room full of people:
When other people constantly ask why I’m so sad and I’m just like, “I’m just quiet, okay?!”
Whenever I go on a first date, it’s like:
When I’m hanging out with my friend and she leaves me alone with people I don’t know, it’s like:
Whenever anyone tells me to stop being so shy like it’s SO easy, I’m just like:
The thought of making the first move makes me feel like this:
The first time I got naked in front of someone, I was like:
Whenever the teacher would call on me to answer something, I would be like:
Job interviews are torture. Talk about myself? What?
When a cute guy flirts with me and I get all shy and awkward, it’s like:
When a friend gets frustrated with me for being too shy, it’s like, how do you think I feel?!
When my friend drags me to a party full of people I don’t know, I feel like:
When I was little and my teachers would yell at me for being shy, I wanted to be like, “YOU’RE NOT HELPING.”
Whenever people are like, “SPEAK UP I CAN’T HEAR YOU” I just want to be like:
And then when I finally feel comfortable enough with someone to be myself, it’s like…
Are you also shy? Do you like it or hate it? Which of these GIFs is your favorite? What parts of being shy did I forget about? Tell me in the comments!