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Shy Nerdfighters

Do you feel awkward with other people? Have trouble making conversation? This is the group for you. We understand how it feels, and we won't make you talk unless you feel like it. :)

Members: 1122
Latest Activity: Oct 16

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Do you like being shy? 44 Replies

Started by Hannah Thom. Last reply by Nicole LaBresh Jul 4.

Introvert, Extrovert, or Ambivert? 3 Replies

Started by Stephanie O. Last reply by Maggie J Oct 31, 2013.

The Picture of Shyness 24 Replies

Started by Ali M. Last reply by Stephanie Scobey Jul 28, 2013.

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Comment by Racheljoy Capitola on December 4, 2011 at 6:47pm

@ Jessica: :> And you must understand me as well. Once again, its great to be able to relate to people on here. I love nerdfighters.

@ Sean: Hello there. Welcome to the group. And yep, gotta love the laugh~ By the way, I'm curious. What are you holding up in your profile pic?

Comment by Jessica Cottingham on December 3, 2011 at 11:55pm

@ Jessica: I know what you're saying. You just have those sporadic times when you feel like you can shout across the room and show off who you are, then there are those other times where you just want to become a phantom. Depends on the situation, the conversation, and how you feel at the time time.

Like in creative writing every student had to perform one of their poetry pieces. I felt super confident and excited to get up in front of everyone, but then my mood did a flip. When I actually stood in front of a mass of eyes staring at me with their full attention -- My voice cracked, my legs shook, and I was very conscious of my words and how they were coming out like a mouse whisper. I wanted nothing more than to evaporate into air that day.

^^YOU UNDERSTAND ME^^

Comment by Racheljoy Capitola on December 3, 2011 at 10:43pm

@ Rebecca & Ellie: "Uh-huh" is an incredible response for everything. I just want to pat the back of the person who came up with it. 

Oh, wow. That's a rather pathetic marathon event. Who could blame you for opting out. I can relate. I tried to start an anime club at my school, but this girl turned into a dictator and decided to make it so the club revolved around her schedule and interests, so I told her I was too busy and dropped out. And then the club fell apart a couple months later.

@ Jessica: I know what you're saying. You just have those sporadic times when you feel like you can shout across the room and show off who you are, then there are those other times where you just want to become a phantom. Depends on the situation, the conversation, and how you feel at the time time.

Like in creative writing every student had to perform one of their poetry pieces. I felt super confident and excited to get up in front of everyone, but then my mood did a flip. When I actually stood in front of a mass of eyes staring at me with their full attention -- My voice cracked, my legs shook, and I was very conscious of my words and how they were coming out like a mouse whisper. I wanted nothing more than to evaporate into air that day.

@ Jaimie: Welcome to the group~

Comment by Jessica Cottingham on December 3, 2011 at 7:00pm

@Rachel, I get confidence sometimes, but sometimes I just get to conscious. 

Comment by Ellie on December 3, 2011 at 6:55pm

@Racheljoy and @Rebecca I totally do the laugh thing. It's like these people are looking at me expecting a reation and I don't know what to give them but they're smiling so go for the laugh. 

Also yes Rebecca uh-huh is the best thing ever.

Comment by Jaimie on December 3, 2011 at 1:38pm

I am soo glad there is a shy nerdfighters group! I just don't know how to do this whole convo thing...not online and not in person. It sure is nice knowing there are others out there!

Comment by Rebecca on December 3, 2011 at 12:49pm
@ Racheljoy Capitola (replying to Ellie): I just come up with anything so that I don't have to talk. Especially that half-laugh/throaty giggle thing. That works wonders, even when nothing is funny. Also, "uh-huh," is magic, I tell you, pure magic!

Sometimes I want to talk about something, but either that person is talking to someone else, or I feel like bringing it up will seem random to them.

I have been known to organise events and someone else takes over organising without my consent and they ruin the whole point of the get-together, so I decide not to attend. For example, a friend and I wanted to have a BBC Sherlock marathon and we decided to invite our group of friends. One girl took over, someone said they couldn't watch the last episode yet, and that girl said that was perfectly fine, no problem. They ended up have a "marathon" of a single episode. (I said I couldn't make it)
Comment by Racheljoy Capitola on December 3, 2011 at 12:32pm

@ Jessica: Oh, you get nervous around your best friend? I used to do that. But then I learned my BFF acts the same way. Now we just say stupid things together (mostly about HP and Pokemon) since we can relate. :>

@ Grace: I know, right! Writing is a miracle tool for people who go braindead in social situations.

@ Havilah: Ello. Hope you have a pleasant day too.

@ Rebecca: I dislike those moments when you sort of feel out of the loop. And even if you're in a bunch of school activities, it's still a bit difficult to join the convo. I'm in more than 8 different clubs/sports and I still don't know what to say sometimes. Best of luck, my dear.

@ Ellie: Same here. And do you also laugh when people talk even though you don't think something is funny or you've tuned out, just so they'll continue with their story and you won't have to say anything? I do that far too often in convos. When you can't think of something to say, making small gestures seem to be an easy way of opting out of actually participating in chats. Anyone else do this too?

Comment by Ellie on December 2, 2011 at 8:31pm

Yes! Conversation is so not a strong point with me. I am queen of letting people talk and adding in yeah's or the ever popular smile and nod.

Comment by Rebecca on December 2, 2011 at 8:13pm

Wow! I'm not alone! I'm so awkward in social situations. Everyone talks exclusively about school activities and I don't participate in any. I'm very quiet because I don't have anything to contribute to the conversation. I can talk, I will talk, I just don't to have anything to say! 

Also, I don't know what to say. So, yeah, that's a contributing factor!

 

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