If you're not a confident kid, navigating life while keeping your blushes in check is something of a challenge.
On Twitter, introverts have been sharing their most memorable moments #GrowingUpShy.
From whispering your restaurant order to panicking whenever you hear the words "group presentation", here are the stories everyone who was a shy child can relate to.
#GrowingUpShy people always asking you: why are you so quiet? You should talk more! 😩😩— M. (@xpushmeaway) June 30, 2016
being too shy to say "excuse me" when someone is in your way, so just standing there for 10 minutes until they move... #GrowingUpShy— houssein (@CheekyHoussein) July 1, 2016
#GrowingUpShy everyone thinking you're rude, but really you're just too scared to start a conversation— miki minach (@ovoxoscar) July 1, 2016
#growingupshy when u have to read in class so u count each paragraph for each person so you know which paragraph ur reading and practice it— anna(: (@annastimacc) July 1, 2016
#GrowingUpShy AT EVERY SINGLE PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEW "she's well behaved & polite but I would like her to participate more in class"— ComedyRepliers (@comedyrepliers) July 1, 2016
me: going to the doctor— kaitlyn (@fonduets) July 1, 2016
Doctor: what's wrong with you today
me: turns to mom #growingupshy
#growingupshy having a runny nose but being to scared to blow it in front of the whole class— josh dun owns my ass (@Kristina_Elleni) June 30, 2016
#GrowingUpShy Silently mentally preparing yourself during roll call just to say the word "HERE"— karalyn (@KaralynScott) July 1, 2016