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I Am Afraid of People

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    If Anyone Has Insight On This Issues, Anything, I Could Really Use Some Input..

    It's so obvious right now to me, as clear as the nose on my face, why have I never noticed before? Have I always been like this or maybe it's just progressively getting worse? Where the Fcck is this going to leave me in 10 yrs or tomorrow? I am..well very scared right now? I don...
    mgtour mgtour 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    I'm Afraid of People

    I'm 15 and i'm very afraid of people. I feel like i'm constantly being watched, judged, and made fun of. I talked to my mom about it and she told me to get over it. It's not something i can live with anymore i feel so akward around people at school and in public and it makes...
    Jezziee Jezziee 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2009

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    Hiding In Plain Sight

    I am not so much literally afraid of people. I am just trying to hide myself from all these people. I can't go into a public place without feeling so very out of place in any situation. I still go out during the weekend and am afraid to walk around by myself. I hate to be alone...
    ImEndangeredGimmeYourCola ImEndangeredGimmeYourCola 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2009

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    I Pass It Off As Shyness

    I'm actually quite scared of people, but I pass it off as shyness. They believe my story every time..
    Soarre Soarre 18-21, T 5 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    Always Have Been..

    I just realized that I've been an "adult" for nearly ten years now. On January 26, 2000, I turned 18, which technically meant that I was then an adult. However, nearly ten years later, I still don't feel like an adult. It's because my entire adult life has been completely devoid...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    Yes Most People. ...

    Yes most people. I guess its again part of my childhood fears. I was bullied a lot in school which made me fear people more. And I have been hurt so many times in my life that iv learnt not to trust people. I hope it is something I will get over soon. Not all people am I afraid...
    michelle619 michelle619 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2009

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    How Do I Deal With It?

    I am afraid to talk to people i dont know and it makes it hard to have a live at all, i cant get a job because im to afraid to go and talk to anyone, makes it hard with my classes aswell.... i just dotn know what to do, how can i have any sort of life if im to afraid to go out...
    Ranunculus Ranunculus 18-21, T Sep 26, 2011

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    Judgement

    I am afraid of people. I am afraid of people for a few reasons. The main reason I am afraid of people is the fear of being judged. I like to pretend that I am not affected by people judging me but that is a lie. I am so afraid of being judged by people I usually just avoid people...
    cena113 cena113 22-25 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    The Unknown

    I have never really understood why I am so afraid of people! When I was little I used forced myself to think that if I hid my thumbs I was invisible. I knew deep down that was impossible, but it sometimes mentally helped me to stop freaking out. I no longer hide my thumbs but now...
    MoodSwingBetty MoodSwingBetty 18-21, F Dec 14, 2011

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    *thoughtful*

    true is we should see beyond ppl's walls true is nobody is same but fear isnt always something u control. Is it really fear of ppl?or their actions?if they hurt us? Im more myself on ep and even that..ppl on ep can hurt u-ep its real life too.Of course u can stay away and...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    School

    As many of you can or could agree school is hell. If it's not all of extra work it's the people. Always judging and being mean or rude. It sucks. School to me is just a place where I was bullied and harrassed. It was hard making friends, don't get me started about how hard it was...
    sambob2 sambob2 18-21 May 3, 2010

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    Friends

    I'm afraid my friends or crush might recognize me on ExperienceProject and go read my experiences. :/
    NuthinbutaGthang NuthinbutaGthang 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    Always Afraid

    i have always been afraid of talking or being noticed i have only had about 10 friends in my whole life and all of them have left my side. I can't start a conversation even if in my head i feel like i really want to and later i regret every moment i could have started one. I ...
    Grimsoldierz Grimsoldierz 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    To Mine Pple In One Places

      i feel that they are too noise  
    Nique23 Nique23 26-30, F Dec 11, 2009

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    Avoidance

    I don't go out much because I am afraid that people will look at me and I don't use the phone because they will hear my voice. I prefer to email most of the time and make a lot of excuses when my friends ask me to go out somewhere. It's messing up my life.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2008

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    Fear

    It's a vicious cycle. I want more friends, yet I am afraid to go out and meet people. I absolutely cannot stand 3/4 of the people I meet! It's like, almost everyone in my generation has had their mind sucked out somewhere down the line. I dont drink, get bored very easily, and...
    Katzea Katzea 22-25, F Jul 6, 2012

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    90% of the time, I am afraid of people.

    I do not allow myself to get close to a lot of people, because I am always worried about getting hurt by people. I have learned over the years, that most people are not worth trusting, because in the end, they will just hurt you. So it takes me a LONG time to warm up to people...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Related Experiences

    Gawd :/ I seriously thought I was the ONLY one who felt this way. I am ALWAYS thinking that people secretly hate me. Even my friends. I always worry that they are just being...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    BRAVO! Nothing worst than someone conforming to peer pressure and being like "sisters" by copying and being exactly like their friends - imitating the same behavior and do what...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    And I wish I was one of those people, I wish I can be honest about my feelings with people without being afraid to hurt them. I hide my negative feelings from people, I don't want...
    Alitakate Alitakate 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 28

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    I do adore people who are not afraid to share their true feelings and emotions about things. I have always been someone who has always had a hard time sharing my thoughts and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    I am afraid that I'll end up alone. I have loved and been loved. But sometimes love just isn't enough. Not when you push that person away... When you push them away so much that...
    maraselene maraselene 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Fear of the unknown. It’s a vexing quality that nearly every person seems to possess. It’s a fear that has stifled the lives of all that have known it. I’m certainly no...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I am afraid to talk to people. I am afraid that this is the wrong place to talk about the real me. Most of all, I am afraid to sleep. I spend all of my time in the room...
    mm60907 mm60907 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Know Thyself.me was just scrolling through the experiences here and accidentally joined in. Did try to leave the group with the hope to read the message - "We are sorry for You...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I don't even know why? Im ok with being alone I even needed at times a break from people,but after a while of not talking to the people im close to or care about I start to get...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F Apr 5

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    They say you have to love yourself and being alone with yourself before you can truly appreciate life and love other people. I have been stuck in an unhappy relationship for two...
    narwhal92 narwhal92 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I don't fit in anywhere, but here I felt accepted. In real life I'm the type that judges myself a lot and all because I can't accept the person I am. So as a result I crave for...
    GrumpyGrouchy GrumpyGrouchy 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    The Rabbit Once there was a rabbit. She was curious to meet new friends. She was surrounded by many other animals but she didn't know how to connect with them. She met a few and...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F a week ago

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    This is something I'm getting better at the older I get! :) But I truly admire the bravery and confidence it takes when someone is not afraid to be themselves, is not afraid to be...
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    A woman who is afraid of driving – the men would chuckle amongst themselves, and other women would tsk-tsk for me living up to the stereotypes (Don't you just hate that? Getting...
    EmmaLong EmmaLong 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like people will judge me harshly. That they might think that I am boring. I am also afraid of them leaving me and not being my friend anymore. That really makes me sad.
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm afraid of being the person who betrays people when I gain their trust. But I'm also afraid of being betrayed. The result is that I know more of my friend's secrets. They know...
    Septisoul Septisoul 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I admire people how are not afraid to be Themselves cause I think being you is what makes you you and different then everyone else^_^:)and what makes u amazing^_^:)
    Nyamal Nyamal 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not just afraid of a guy rejecting me, although I am. I am also afraid of my friends and family rejecting me and I feel like they already are. I am always afraid to arrange...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm afraid of losing my father , not least because he is family, but also because I did not want to lose it all , I love my dad , but I love my mom too, both are the best we have...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am afraid that I'll end up alone. That I will be one of those people, that are eventually living alone, and I disappear, and than weeks later they find my dead body rotting away...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I am 21 tomorrow, I have no friends and have never been in a relationship. My only people I have are my parents and they're both in their 60's so I'm afraid that when they're gone...
    Cazz1993 Cazz1993 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    I think death should be embraced. I don't think it's death people are afraid of, I think it's the circumstances; humans hate pain. I'm actually hungry for the knowledge to know...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I'm no longer afraid. I'm sad. Because I now know that I will end up alone. I push people away. I don't let them in. I'm scared to get hurt so push them away and I alienate those...
    Munchycaterpillar Munchycaterpillar 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Don't be afraid to share your feelings because one day, you might be too late.
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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