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I Am a Very Private Person

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

    me because I've never told anyone.
    Scaroth Scaroth 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 25

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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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    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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    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 55 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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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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    (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 18-21, F Oct 23

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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 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 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.
    jmc39 jmc39 36-40, F Sep 1

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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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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    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 18-21, F Oct 23

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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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    sashakimi3 sashakimi3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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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 3 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    I have a lot of things i keep private,

    keep to myself. Secrets, things from the past, etc. Sometimes i think i want to tell people, but its like i can't. I have a lot of trouble opening up to people, maybe i don't really know how. I think its because i have trouble forming bonds, and making friends.
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Sep 12

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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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    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, T 1 Response Sep 15, 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 24

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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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    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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    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 31 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    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 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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 don't normally do private messaging, I am sorry, it is not anything personal.
    Sweetchic5 Sweetchic5 36-40, F Nov 1

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    Nobody needs to know what I do inside the bedroom. My sex life is my private life. And would like to keep it that way. Whether or not I use or do certain things, is between me and...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 days ago

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