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I Am a Very Private Person

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    I'm private in a sense

    that I don't like to kiss and tell. I'm pretty easy to talk to and fairly open when it comes to genuine one on one conversations. I just prefer to be low key.
    unabashedlygeeq unabashedlygeeq 26-30, M Mar 10

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    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 6 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    Mainly About My Past.

    I won't lie about my past, I think denying the things that happened wouldn't be beneficial. However I won't go into detail about them.
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2007

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    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

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    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 1 Response Jun 9

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    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 36-40, F 11 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    Me Too

    I too am a very private person. On the good side, I used to work at an animal shelter and it was not uncommon for me to go 8 & 9 hours per day, several days in a row without having face to face contact with another human being. A more social person would have gone nutsy coo-coo...
    worl worl 22-25, M Oct 21, 2013

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    Vurry

    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

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    I Prefer

    I have no hesitation at all, and I prefer, expressing my thoughts rather than my emotions.  Emotions are a lot harder to translate and the expression of them easily leads to misunderstandings.  Moreover a degree of trust is needed to be confidential and it would be...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M Jan 31, 2010

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    Why Am I So "Private?"

    I don't know why I'm so private. Must be how I'm wired. I need a balance in my life, or else I become overwhelmed. Keeping to myself at the end of a long day is how I keep my balance. Maybe I just like being the only person who really knows what I'm up to?
    SeaOh SeaOh 21-25, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2007

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    I Enjoy Living A Private Life.

    I don't think I am antisocial, but I feel more comfortable in a private environment.
    0ppa 0ppa 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Thinking

    I'm a thinker not a talker. When I have something to say, I will say it.
    Flagsters Flagsters 70+ 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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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 1 Response Apr 12

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    Almost Obsessive Compulsive About It

    I'm a lot like the last guy, very paranoid. Before I leave the house I usually hide anything that's laying out in my room because you never know if your flat mates will try to get into your room when they've had one too many. I was the same way when I lived at home too because...
    thefuzz thefuzz 21-25, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    I’m a very private person.

    You don’t ask, I don’t tell.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    There are somethings I share freely,

    but other things I keep very private like my given name (my family hasn't use my given name since I was young, lol), my location and other pieces of information. Please respect that and I will respect what you wish to keep private.
    CowboyFarmer CowboyFarmer 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    i started to be that way lately

    as can give you the surface ad not deep wounds i got while living my life. I started to push away all and everyone who want to be with me. I do stay by myself and never show people anything anymore for knowing they will hurt me eventually. I become my worst enemy to myself as...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Apr 7

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    I feel like sometimes people are extremely open

    and this might sound silly. But I think anytime you let people know everything about you, you have to be prepared to be judged, loved, and hated. I'm not prepared to be any of that from strangers or people I barely know. I prefer to get to know people through observation and...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    It's better to tell a different lie to every

    person that way you know who you can trust
    metalickarma metalickarma 26-30, F May 12

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    Apology

    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 18-21, F Oct 20, 2013

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    Mainly Towards My Family

    I never really figured out why, but i just don`t like talking to people about myself and what`s going on in my little head. Especially my family. But it`s also true with my friends. There`s only one person I think I`d be able to tell the honest truth to if she happened to ask a...
    diztrbd diztrbd 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2007

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    What the Hell Is It With People On This Site

    Seriously this site is predicated on anonymity people create a user name and use it for a variety of reasons to rant about their lives, share their deepest fears, tell their darkest secrets, get amateur help and support for  any number of disorders and ailments, talk about...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 11 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    sashakimi3 sashakimi3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    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

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    Sorry On Lockdown...Lol

    It has a special key and combination..
    PrivateLegit PrivateLegit 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    I have become more private recently

    and it is a difficult habit to change.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    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

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    Even When I Have Nothing To Hide...

    I like to keep a lot of things to myself, even if I don't really have anything to hide. I would definitely rather have my own space. I hate it when people try to pry. My mother likes to read my mail, and even though I never really get anything that she wouldn't like, it really...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 2 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Sometimes I'M Too Private

    It's true. I open up to no one. There are so few people out there that know the "real" me. So few that would understand all that I feel, all the little nuances, interests, fetishes, desires, etc. I really wish that I had a good friend to confide in. Someone I could basically...
    hatetowork hatetowork 46-50, M Jun 18, 2013

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    I Don't Care; I Have Other Things To Share

    There are certain things that I have no desire to share. I won't talk about my relationship with my husband. IF I find myself in a place where I need to, I can count on my sister. It's rare, though, that I call her and rant. It is NOT something that I have EVER done. I have NEVER...
    hypocriticalUser hypocriticalUser 41-45 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I Am A Very Private Person.

    Im the kinda person that likes the door closed most of the time. It jus makes me feel safe. When im sleeping my bedroom door is closed ..even when Im in the shower i make sure the door is locked.  Thought wise I do hold back alot of comments.. I keep what Im thinking to...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2010

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    I am and have always been a private person.

    I cannot fathom how some people will tell you their life story on first meeting you. If you want to get anything out of me, several factors have to be in your favour, though I rarely share any truly personal information, anyway. I can count on one hand the number of people who...
    WithoutChemicals WithoutChemicals 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    None Of Your Damn Business

    I mind my own business. Mind yours. I have no interest in knowing what goes on behind your closed doors. If it was for me to know, it would be out in the open. If what I had going on was for your to know, ditto. Being private does not equate to having something to hide. There...
    Togleby Togleby 31-35, F Oct 5, 2012

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    I have been private all my life.

    I had shared more expressions online EP than I ever thought I would.... When I say private I mean I express myself a lot but I like to have the freedom of doing so. I do NOT like when others invade me by gathering my personal information and telling others. Especially when they...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jan 5

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    I Keep Alot To Myself

    I don't let people in my life that often, I make friends at school and I try to be social but I don't open up to them, they don't know lot about me. That's how its always been for me, I don't share my stories to everyone in public. I am a very private person, Everyone ask me...
    itsjustbrit itsjustbrit 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    I'm Happy With It~

    There was a time when I'd share my entire life with people because I felt like that's who I was suppose to be. I figured that was the norm and that in order to show that you were a loving, caring, person, you had to be completely open with every detail of your life. Well forget...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 5, 2012

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    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 64 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    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 36-40, F 27 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    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 1 Response Mar 23

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    I don't reveal much about myself.

    I don't like being asked specifics about myself. I rarely even socialize. If you want to really know me spend time with me. Hardly anyone does.
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Jan 26

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    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 32 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    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 4 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    I am a very secretive

    and private person. To the point that my family and friends are almost giving up on me. They know something's wrong but they don't know how to help me out because I refuse to share. In addition to that, I have huge trusting issues with the people I know. Sometimes I feel like I...
    glysolid glysolid 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Private To Others And Myself

    I'm a very private person. I don't like to let my personal self show through. The sad this is, sometimes, I'm too private even to myself. I keep a daily journal which is supposed to be safe from outsiders (in theory, at least). But even there I don't explain myself in details. I...
    bloomoon bloomoon 18-21, F Aug 4, 2013

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    The more years that pass,

    the more private I become. I often feel like no one really knows who I am, but it's not that I'm hiding things, it's simply just not anyone's business, I shouldn't have to tell you unless you need to know. Thus is my own fault that I feel so lonely, but then, who is there to...
    YellowLilyPad YellowLilyPad 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    What Does It Take To Make You Understand?

    TO: All Those Damn People Who Are Flooding My Private Message Box Trying To Hook Up - Stay off it and LEAVE ME BE. I did not join EP to be propositioned. I get at least six - usually more - a day and night. I did not join EP to date or hook up or talk dirty or spankings.If it...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 4, 2013

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    My Personality Test

    Your personality type: "Good-natured Realist" Quiet, kind and conscientious. Can be depended on to follow through. Usually puts the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Well-developed sense of space and function. Rich...
    alone27 alone27 26-30, F Oct 22, 2012

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    i tend to keep to myself a lot,

    growing up my parents werent the kind to "share feelings" with one another, or me, so i picked up that habbit, i never share whats going on in my life with them, so i feel like they dont know the "real" me, (which seems sad since im their son) and its just not with my parents...
    adrianulloa23 adrianulloa23 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Even If ...

    Even though I write a lot of personal stories on here there is still a large part of myself which I keep private.  I have a very active and intense inner world which is only shared with my diaries, journals and private blogs.  I work out a lot of my thoughts in writing...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 13 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Private

    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

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    Privacy Is The Best Policy...or Is It Honesty?

    The answer to the title question is apparently honesty but is it really? We all moan if people share too much and say how they really feel about every little thing in their lives right? From arguments with family to what to cook for dinner to the every movements of their pet...
    SimplyMiisUnderstood SimplyMiisUnderstood 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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    Too Uncomfortable

    I like to keep things to myself. The only reason that I have been able to share so much here is the anonymity. I just don't like having strangers in my life any more than they have to be. I don't like strangers knowing what's going on in my life.I don't know if it's because I am...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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