Contact a peer advocate at or a tell someone close to you, especially an adult.
You have the right to make your own decisions about sex and your partner shouldn’t make you feel guilty about them.
We’ve been talking for a while, maybe even tried the dating thing, and for whatever reason, you feel the need to inform me (as if I didn’t already know) that I’m intimidating.
I applaud your honesty, but why are you telling me this?
Jordan Belfort, the infamous Wolf of Wall Street, said in his memoir, "I'm insecure and humble, and I embarrass easily... If I had to choose between embarrassment and death, I'd choose death. I really found this to be true on three particular, separate occasions. The third occasion was when I volunteered my number to a cute stranger at a concert in Sydney in 2007.
As a fan, something took over me and I introduced myself to him with little more than a smile, my name and some words of appreciation for his work. Kelsey stood up, asked me about myself, introduced me to his wife and thanked me sincerely from stopping by. She was very warm and chatty and shared her story with me as to how she got started in the culinary business. Most people -- including famous people -- are cool! Sometimes, if you make the first social move and say hello, you might be eradicating two people's nerves. You are giving power to your ego when you worry/overthink. Or as Arianna Huffington calls it, the "obnoxious roommate in your head...
It’s Like My Friend’s Relationship It can be hard to watch a friend go through something like this.
Shyness is misunderstood as aloofness all the time. As a sales professional that goes to a lot of networking events, I have been brushed more times than I can recall. As far as I am aware, I am still alive and well (and certainly more successful as a result of still going for it anyway). Like our values, the qualities that intimidate vary for everyone.
'So what' is one of the greatest things you can ask yourself in this world. Nothing made the need for this article more clear than when someone recently told me that before they met me, they thought I was intimidating. Super friendly, short, always smiling, girl from a small town, me?
A couple of weeks ago, my wife and the baby and I were at the YMCA near our home in Houston.
We’d gone there to go swimming, but had managed to show up during a 45-minute block of time that the pool was closed.