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People are sharing what it’s like to grow up shy and it’s the story of everyone’s life

By Rachel Thompson

LONDON — Growing up is hard. And, it’s even harder when you’re shy.

From blushing when someone talks to you to feeling anxious about speaking up in class; being shy at school can be a crippling experience.

Shyness isn’t all that uncommon. A 20-year analysis of research found that 62% of people experience shyness on a daily basis.

People are taking to Twitter to share their experiences of what it’s like to be a shy adolescent using the hashtag #GrowingUpShy. And it might just be the most relatable hashtag ever.

From tales of blushing

To the perils of audience participation

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