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I Always Feel Like I Bother People

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    I always think I'm annoying.

    .. even though I should know that I'm not annoying because I am shy so I don't talk a lot anyway! I think it's because i am caring and quite sensitive to what others think/feel about me so I do worry whether i bother people or not! Also I don't want to come across that i'm...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    pizzaislyfe pizzaislyfe 13-15, M 7 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    Sometimes I think people talk to me

    because they can't stand see me alone.
    VisionsofJohanna17 VisionsofJohanna17 18-21, F Dec 2, 2014

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    'I'm sorry I constantly want to talk to you.

    I'm sorry when you take long to reply, I get sad. I'm sorry if I say things that might annoy you. I'm sorry if I come off as annoying. I'm sorry if you don't want to talk to me as much as I want to talk to you. I'm sorry if I think about you too much and too often. I'm sorry if...
    IRID3SC3NT IRID3SC3NT 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    I hate group settings,

    because all that happens is I sit for 2 hours listening to everybody else talk and I just nod my head for a straight 2 hours ...I feel like I shouldn't even be there and they only invited me for sympathy
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I always thought the purpose of cell phones

    were to actually TALK to people. I don't mind texting here and there, but it would be nice to actually call someone and they ANSWER their phone. I hate it when you call someone, and less than a minute later, they send a text back asking "did you just call me?" Seriously, you...
    MysticLioness MysticLioness 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    I've always felt that my relatives always had

    to be nice to me. Even my own mom. The need to be wanted follows me to this very day. I outta become a criminal...lol! Then I'll be wanted. >:D
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F Dec 14, 2014

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    It's A Part Of Me

    I struggle with this greatly, and I think it's a part of my inadequacy with everyone around me. I am always afraid to make the first contact with someone, to phone them, or email or message....because then they are obligated to say hi back, and maybe even talk, when I don't...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 13 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    It's true. Some people are not

    even hesitating to tell me this. They say I am annoying, stupid, idiot, etc. Don't they ever wonder how I feel when they say that to me?! It hurts! I wanna cry and run and hide when it happens but I don't. I'm too scared. Instead I say something stupid back. Why can't I stand up...
    TheLoner1234 TheLoner1234 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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    My friend asked me to drive her home.

    I had no problem with it so I said yes. On the drive to her house she starts telling me how she doesn't really like her stepdad and her step siblings because the kids eat all the time so there's no food, and her stepdad won't let her use his car. All the while I've been wanting...
    Tristan46 Tristan46 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    This is the main reason

    why I don't text/message people first. 😂😩
    pizzaislyfe pizzaislyfe 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I try and share what i'm thinking

    and feeling with my friends but I don't want to inconvenience them. I don't want to irritate them with my thoughts, even though I need to talk about them.
    WIleywhale WIleywhale 18-21, F Nov 24, 2014

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    I do. Whenever i say something in class

    everyone tells me to shut up.
    iTzzMike iTzzMike 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I feel like if I talk to someone too much

    or too long then I become a bother, I really hope I dont
    JakeAstoise JakeAstoise 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    I really want to talk to you,

    but i just can't. I'd ruin everything. I don't want to bother you anymore than i already have. Forget all about me, everyone else did and they all seem so happy.
    DreamingSouls DreamingSouls 13-15, F Oct 19, 2014

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    I'm done with people.

    I don't need anyone but myself.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Every moment I talk to someone.

    It really sucks. I feel it on this website. If I didn't feel like I'd be alone no matter what, I probably wouldn't say anything.
    IAimForHonor IAimForHonor 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    I always feel like when I go up to people to

    talk to them im bothring or disturbing them, or ruining for them some problem they have to work on in their heads. so I just keep quite and stay in my own little corner to work on my own problems.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    Navnx Navnx 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    I am good I think at reading others

    and I can usually, "take a hint". So, what I don't understand is why people say that I am not bothering them, but it seems that their actions show differently. Don't act like you want to be my friend if you are just trying to be nice. No one is perfect, but the...
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I like how that one person

    and only person I'm looking forward to get a text from never text me back.... yup
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    It's so hard to share your problems

    and not feel like a burden
    maknaekid maknaekid 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    does anyone ever feel

    so embarrassed to be alive? Does anyone else just hate when people look/think about you? Like people just sit up and think about how dumb and worthless your life is or just like you bother people. I know i do, nobody at school or that i talk to ever even responds to my messages...
    love3m love3m 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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    I feel like I don't belong.

    Like I'm different then the ppl I'm around and no one ever understands and I'm incapable of a right explication for it but I feel as if my difference is my fault and why no one seems to get me, or think I'm "weird"..heh. Thanks for reading:p
    petitelady28 petitelady28 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    majk97 majk97 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Jacklad Jacklad 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    when you text someone,

    they don't reply, so a few hours later you text them again and feel bothersome because they probably didn't want to talk to you. Or someone acts completely different around other people than you and you wonder if they are being fake and not really that happy to be around you...
    projectdivamiku projectdivamiku 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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    I feel like I always bother my best friend

    because I always want to hang out with her instead of staying home being bored. But all she wants to do is be with her bf. And my other best friend is off living with her boyfriend like a few hours away :/
    itslala840 itslala840 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    ^ i always feel this way,

    everyday. That's why i keep quiet. So that i dont bother anyone.
    lollipoponastick lollipoponastick 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    i'm done ..i'm sorry

    for bothering you,i'll just leave you alone and you don't have to mind me anymore,i'm just somebody who wanted to be your friend and actually liked your self centered stupid ***
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I attended my high school reunion last night (I

    know, I was asking for issues). I was really excited to chat with ppl I never talked to much and catch up... Not one person in 100 approached me to say hi. I had to go up to everyone, most didn't even remember me :/ I felt like such an awkward waste of space.
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    Not all. Just one person on here.

    .. Which I will not mention
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 13, 2014

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    I really hate this feeling.

    .. I don't know if it's me over think or not.. This guys that I usually text just stop talking to me.. He didn't replay... I feel like I was trying to hard to always talk to him even when I would wait a day so I didn't seem annoying... It's sad because now I don't want to text...
    zy7a zy7a 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2014

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    Whenever somebody asks "are you okay?

    " or "whats wrong?" I try not to tell them whats bothering me cause i dont want to seem burdensome. If i do tell them they think im lying just to get attention. i promise i dont lie.
    SkyIsHere SkyIsHere 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I legit feel like an intruder every time I go

    into a room because there are groups and I feel like they stop their conversations specifically because I am there. I feel like my presence can become a nuisance to those who want to talk but I'm there and so I just leave and I feel so unwanted
    youngandinexperienced youngandinexperienced 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I feel like no one really wants to hang out

    with me an I'm just a Nag to Everyone
    nadia50 nadia50 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    Whether it's texting,

    messaging on EP, email, phone call, I get so stressed out wondering if I am bothering people. I will compulsively keep checking messages, wait by the phone, and sometimes get so distracted I do nothing the entire day but worry if my message was bothering the person, wondering if...
    VirtualExistence VirtualExistence 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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    I don't know! I don't text people a lot anymore

    I feel like they don't want to talk with me! So I just leave them alone!
    kaiovinicius kaiovinicius 13-15, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    I think I bottle things up to the point

    where I explode and start ranting to people about things that make me angry. So then I try to bottle it back up and not say anything. Well the cycle repeats and, obviously, doing the same thing and expecting different results is insanity. So I guess I'll post around here some...
    LoZtMe LoZtMe 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    I wish I didn't feel this way,

    but how can I not when so many take little to no interest in what I have to say? As if that's not enough, almost all who do take interest in what I have to say do so because they have hidden agendas; I am beneficial to them in that moment, I make them feel better about their own...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 8

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    I never send anyone messages first

    because I feel like it bothers them. I don't want to bother anyone that doesn't want me to . I wouldn't mind if anyone sent me a message :)
    SchamDea3398 SchamDea3398 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    Well, I could be called Sheldon Cooper's little

    sister, since I'm as annoying as him. But I usually don't care. Hell, I never care.
    hellohowlow hellohowlow 13-15, F Dec 25, 2014

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    I feel like people don't get me!

    ! So I feel like I bug them with my issues :-/
    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    I tend to keep to myself.

    not only do I have social anxiety but I feel like im constantly bugging someone. im not very good with conversation or keeping friends.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 12

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    Since I feel like I bother people,

    I never tell people what I really feel or want. I usually say what they want hear. I don't like to bother people cause I feel like they'll hate me or something.
    Catina25 Catina25 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    All my life I just wanted to be wanted.

    ..wish I was born in the western days. At least then I would be wanted.
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Since I'm not what people stereotype me to be,

    I often feel as though I bother them by simply existing. One of my many corks is that I always feel like I'm in someone's way. I always let others have the right of way because I don't feel like they should be subjected to try and maneuver around me. If someone is walking...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 4, 2014

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