I Am A Social Recluse

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    Like The Wind

    I'm the recluse you never see, you'll talk to me or casually suggest I come here or there but you never really see me. Why? Because I am a recluse by choice nowadays rather than by design. For the longest time I felt like I was a recluse by design rather than ever having a...
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    2 Responses Jun 2, 2010

    so I'm a girl, and I'm turning 18 in a few days,

    and i am a literal recluse. I dropped out of high school at age 16 because i just couldn't do it anymore, i have really bad social anxiety and with all those people and no friends, i just couldn't. i decided after a while that i wanted to be homeschooled, so i'm a grade behind...
    emblack emblack
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2014

    Hiding From The World.

    I've been reclusive for years, so much so that I mainly dropped out of school at 16 to get away from all the people. I'm socially awkward, which doesn't help. I can't go shopping, because i don't know how to communicate with the cashier. My only friends are the ones i meet online...
    shadowno shadowno
    22-25, M
    Jul 30, 2012

    I Venture Through College On My Own.

    Being in college meant that this is your "time of your young life" but not to me. I mean despite being in college i still feel sick whenever i am in for my classes. Some of my classes i enrolled, i usually dont have anyone i know to talk to. Even if i know some of the people...
    MHInnocent MHInnocent
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2010

    I Don't Attend Anything.

    For many years I have been the butt of jokes about being invited to activities, parties, etc.  Although I feel offended if not invited, I still do not attend, I always have an excuse to get out of it.  Truth is, I am uncomfortable around people, I stress and start to...
    Leppardfan Leppardfan
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2010

    Is Something Emonitanlly Wrong With Me?

    I am a very friendly person but at times find myself socially disconnected. Most peple make me feel awkward and I feel like they can see right through me, and this makes me feel even worse. I feel tense and I think everyone I meet is is judging me...
    yesgirl247 yesgirl247
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2010

    I Make Wallflowers Look Like Social Butterflies

    Sometimes, I don't leave my apartment for weeks at a time. It's easy right now, since I'm unemployed and feel unemployable. I'm using the time to try to finish my novel. I refuse to go grocery shopping on weekends or Fridays, and I never visit pre- or post-holiday sales. I'd...
    mononoaware mononoaware
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 22, 2013

    My Story

    My story in a nutshell: I naturally tend to keep to myself and do not go out of my way to be more social. It's not a desire that needs to be filled usually. This is not to say that once I get out somewhere and participate, that I don't enjoy myself. In fact, there have been...
    Amyzan Amyzan
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jan 25, 2011

    I Am A Recluse And Happy With It.

    My name is Michelle. I am a recluse and I seem to be the only person beside my husband that is happy with the way I am. To be honest my dream home is a cave with a skylight. I dont see why there is such an issue with it. So what I dont go out very much (maybe a dozen or so time a...
    mshaver mshaver
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

    I Feel Very Awkward Around People

    I feel like i am one of those people that people feel uncomfortable around.Most of the time i think this comes down to the fact that i am a girl & most of the people that i hang around with are guys.More to the point most of the people i know are not really people i know or want...
    sweetiepiebutterfly sweetiepiebutterfly
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 28, 2010

    ever since i can remember i was usually by

    myself. grew up only having a couple of friends. it led me to being shy as well as being teased because i was anorexic like. so people tend to put me off because of their behavior. plus i was a quiet child. soft spoken laid back, minding my own business. i was more about playing...
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    Aug 13, 2015
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