I Am a Very Private Person

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    I am a very private person,

    I have known people for 3 or 4 years online and still they still don't know a lot of details about my life. I made a mistake a while back, and was a bit too open and honest about who I was and everything like that, I end up getting hurt really bad, in one of the worst ways...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    Apr 12, 2014

    I am here to help people

    who have had similar experiences. I am not here for sex, friendship or love. I have been through a lot in life, and can relate to people from all walks of life. So this is a way for me to reach out/help others.
    maemae208 maemae208
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015

    It Is Just How I Am

    As much as I enjoy my friendships, I am a very private person.  I have always been that way.  My family and my friends are often surprised when they find out that I like something or did something.  I just keep to myself.  I'm visually expressive in dress and I do speak my...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2011

    I was recently reflecting on my relationships

    and realized that I am almost exclusively drawn to private people (men). I consider myself an extroverted introvert - definitely need alone time but have no problem sharing and this is my main point of connecting with people. I'm a patient person and give the private men in my...
    sonnenblumen sonnenblumen
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

    When I was a child I was really quiet,

    because I always said something wrong, I did not know what to say or what not to say. But as I grow up, it just becomes a habit, it is a choice. I chose to be quiet and keep things to myself. I guess that is something many people learnt as they grow up. As telling people...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky
    22-25, F
    Oct 23, 2014

    I always like to be private person

    as that makes myself with me more closer and can handle the world better way .. And not allow them to have impact in negative way .. Also there are personal desires that are so personal to me that, there is no poring sharing that with world as the world is too judgemental and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    That, I Am.

    This group jumped out at me this morning while I was attempting in vain to fall back to sleep. Privacy. It's such a huge deal to me that I will err on the side of giving others -too- much space in order to show respect for their privacy in the same ways that I wish to have mine...
    Intelligently Intelligently
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Sep 12, 2010

    I don't share a lot about myself with people I

    know. Honestly I have shared more on EP than I have shared with my best friends and family. It is easier to keep things private than worry about who is sharing my business with someone else.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

    Trust Takes Time.

    I don't know what is normal, or what is not, but I am the kind of person who can not be so open to people when only knowing them a few months. It takes me a long time to trust someone, and a long time to actually reveal more things about me, because I have been used and hurt in...
    ForestRain ForestRain
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2012

    I feel it is better for me to keep myself

    private but if it's for my bestfriend I try to be as open as possible unless some small secrets I keep to myself is that bad? It's not about anyone but me and shouldn't effect anyone
    Eatmealive Eatmealive
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016

    Although I prefer introvert.

    I use my facebook for blogging purposes
    calliney calliney
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015


    I'm a private person. I always have been. I'm not hiding anything, just became a habit. Anytime I was emotional or shown any emotion, my family would run from me. Literally run from me. When I was younger and would cry cause I was sad, my mother and oldest brother would drive...
    ChocSwurl ChocSwurl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2011

    Privacy Please

    After a significant privacy breach (which I won't go into) I'd really like to stress to my circle that I am a very private person. If I have trusted you with information about me (name, city, personal stories, etc) to please not share this with anybody or assume that I have told...
    RedRubies RedRubies
    41-45, F
    22 Responses Dec 30, 2012

    Please & Thank You

    May I take a brief moment to say how thankful I am for my EP friends, and how I like many people on this site as much or more than people I’ve encountered in real life ;-) That being said, kindly note that I am a very private person who intentionally does not reveal a lot of...
    RedRubies RedRubies
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Aug 11, 2011

    There are two questions I will not answer.

    If that costs me your friendship, so be it!
    Twinkletoejam Twinkletoejam
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    I try not to share personal information on here.

    I would assume most don't for privacy reasons. But, I also have difficulty sharing openly in real life. I don't know that I even have what most would consider a "best friend".
    luketepid luketepid
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 24, 2016


    Mr. Amit from India. An Engineer.We met on spinchat and I don't know why he used to knock me so much on yahoo messenger ! Well,he wanted to flirt online and share secrets with me and 1st I kept denying for long. Then at last i agreed for I was passing alone time also. Then we had...
    leavemehappy leavemehappy
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    Very private indeed and

    why shouldn't I be? It's like a defense mechanism against all the worldly B.S. I don't share my interests,hobbies,music etc to most people(except the ones like me). Even my own family sometimes wonder whats going on in my head. I find it necessary to keep others at bay...
    TeeKayy101 TeeKayy101
    22-25, M
    Mar 23, 2014
    Eatmealive Eatmealive
    18-21, M
    Mar 5, 2016


    I'm a thinker not a talker. When I have something to say, I will say it.
    Flagsters Flagsters
    Mar 20, 2012

    Open Like A Book, Until I Wasnt...

    Until recently I thought I was an open person, but apparently not. I've come to realize there are whole chunks of my life that I do not share with any one. Things that are deeply personal and that if i told someone could change my whole world, other things like talking about the...
    peacefulstorm peacefulstorm
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2012

    "I want to get to know you.

    " Shut the **** up. You aren't telling me ****, so why should I tell anything to you? .....Just kidding. But really on that latter portion. Come now, am I /so/ elusive? I have an EP. Read it, if you can find it. Everything's semi-autobiographical and at least broadcasts my...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    yeah..i am super private people on here only

    add me becuase i have photos up..and when i didnt have the photos in they never botherd me..so heres the truth..in the photos are of people that where once in my life but not anymore..i leave comments on them to make me feel better...and they are only for me...ep is like my own...
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    I keep my thoughts, emotions,

    and ideas to myself. I am not comfortable expressing myself with other people. Only to my mom and my younger siblings but I dont let them see my emotional side. Its too painfull for me. Not many people know me. My friends know little about me. I am not super close to them or my...
    58maria85 58maria85
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    Protection Through Privacy

    I have always been a pretty private person. It is not because I necessarily want to be, but I have found that the more open I am the more likely I will get used or hurt. On the other hand, I think being a private individual allows me to really think through things and be less...
    Jshums18 Jshums18
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2012

    i don't know why i'm here.

    actually, its because i'm bored. i will remain anonymous probably. i feel uncomfortable disclosing information about myself, especially on the internet. So i'll just hang out a bit, maybe even talk to a few people?
    exobaker exobaker
    May 3, 2015

    I'm mostly quiet in the first place

    so not much details are disclosed about me.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    I have trust issues, sometimes I just want to

    hide my face behind a mask, to hide my emotion and my face, I don't like the feeling of being watched, or the thought of someone hovering over my shoulder, I seclude myself from my friends and family sometimes, I just wish sometimes I wish I knew no one, so I could restart my...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 10, 2015

    I've been told so many times online n off

    that I'm mysterious.. I'm nt trying to be mysterious at all.. I'm just a private person.. I love the the lovelies of vagueness I project..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    I pretty much live in my little own world.

    the only people who really know me are my closest friends, but yet they don't know everything.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    I find that it's very hard to be open in person,

    but it's funny how open I am on EP. It's just so much more easier than confiding in someone you know in real life. I don't know if it's a good thing.
    natetiox natetiox
    22-25, F
    Sep 12, 2014

    Once you tell someone something about yourself,

    whether it be directly, or through your actions, the information they gain is then theirs to interpret, or misinterpret however they wish. I don't think it's so improper that I am such a private person.
    deleted deleted
    May 4, 2015

    (Part 2) ''Remember to open up yourself a bit,

    all the private people out there.'' First part here->EP Link That's strange though, quiet people should be those who found peace in themselves but turns out many private people feel lonely, they are not connected to others because they are afraid to tell others what is in...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky
    22-25, F
    Oct 23, 2014

    I'm mostly quiet in the first place

    so not much details are disclosed about me.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    My Privacy Is Very Important To Me

    I am an extrovert and very playful,people seem to mistake that quite often for me being very open about myself and my life.But in reality I am a very private person.It takes a while for me to let people into my life,to let them know all about me. For example, where I was born,my...
    Bornabrit Bornabrit
    41-45, F
    44 Responses Aug 21, 2012


    I'm very sensitive so I need to erect strong interpersonal boundaries so that I don't get hurt by others.  In addition, I'm also very perceptive and note things about other people that they don't even know about themselves.  This also means I know their strengths and...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2007

    There's a lot of things people don't know about

    me because I've never told anyone.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    Very. This means I don't want to tell you my

    life story online. No I am not here to find love, lasting friendship or any of the social needs others may have here. I respect and admire those who feel an affinity with me on EP and would like to know me better but I am simply here to read, help where I can and learn from...
    TrailerParkGirl TrailerParkGirl
    36-40, F
    Jun 9, 2014

    It has been ingrained in me

    for my entire life. "Who are those people?", "Why are you talking to them?", "Don't go telling our business in the streets!", "Why do they need to know your name?", "You didn't say a word about Mommy or Papà did you?" . By the age of 5 I found it so much easier to just stay...
    Hoshanna Hoshanna
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2014

    I Wish People Would Stop Asking Personal

    Questions I avoided my acquaintances for 2 years so I won't have to talk about my divorce. At the first day of work at the orientation a coworker that I just met started asking me about my life, and husband. I turned red as I told him I'm divorced and I felt the pity party...
    WisePearls WisePearls
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015

    I’m a very private person.

    You don’t ask, I don’t tell.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917
    22-25, F
    Jun 10, 2014

    outside of ep, I don't think I've ever actively

    revealed personnel information or shown any emotion other than amusement or stoicism. hand to god, I am not a whiney ***** outside of this site.
    someoneandstuff someoneandstuff
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2014

    Power Is Within

    The Woman I Am (Glen Allen) The woman I am Hides deep in me Beneath the woman I seem to be. She hides away From the stranger's eye - She is not known To the passers-by. She goes her way, The woman I seem, But the woman I am Withdraws to dream!   It...
    datura datura
    56-60, F
    30 Responses Dec 23, 2008

    i keep secret inside secret,

    to hide secret away from secret, incase if secret is trying to revealed secret that i kept in secret secret.
    roxanz roxanz
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2014

    Private Thoughts On Why I'm A Private Person

    For as long as I can remember, I've always kept to myself, not revealing to much to anybody unless I came to feel I could completely trust them with whatever it is I would share.  In this world the number of people I say I trust with every aspect of my life, probably...
    ChevyVan ChevyVan
    46-50, M
    4 Responses May 24, 2012

    I'm a private person is

    because I have a problem trusting people with my thoughts & secrets. I learned people tend to use things against you when it benefits them.
    Mr504 Mr504
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014
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