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I Am Afraid of People

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    Nique23 Nique23 26-30, F Dec 11, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    People in general are scary to me.

    Not in the I turn and run every time I see a stranger type way. More so a I'm watching your every move for even a hint of negativity. Because once I spot it I'm out of there. I do not need your extra bs in on my cloud.
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F 3 days ago

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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 1 Response Mar 27

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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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    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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    I don't mean in the social anxiety way

    (although I do totally have social anxiety). I'm afraid of what people are going to do to screw up my life. I've been answering some really deep questions about my life and figured out that the most important thing to me is building a future where I'm happy. The idea of that...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    *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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    Sometimes people scare

    and startle me. I can relate to a wild/feral animal. It's weird sometimes when you think back and relate it to personal experiences.
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M Jul 12

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    I Am Afraid Of People

    I always have been afraid of people, ever since I could remember. Sometimes I couldn't even leave the house. I couldn't hug anyone in my family and they had to keep a distance away from me. After horrible experiances with people abusing me and my belongings, iI still haven't...
    Someonething Someonething 13-15, F Nov 22, 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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    Related Experiences

    people always think me of a weirdo, they faking friends with me. they'll smile kindly and call my name but at the same time they'll make such an annoyed face behind me. my best...
    tika14 tika14 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to transition, but being In High school makes it difficult for me. I'm not afraid people will bully me; I'm more afraid people won't be able to see the real me. I know it's...
    WalkingOnAFineline WalkingOnAFineline 13-15, T 2 Responses Sep 13

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    This is what happens when I like someone here...actually vented all my anger on him and then he happens to be attractive IMO and he doesn't find me attractive totally killed my...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't think people are afraid of falling in love, i think that people are afraid to meet someone who they already have met last year or the last time they broke up with. And the...
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F Sep 23

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    I so want to admire myself for being brave and not hiding myself so I don't get hurt but I can't because I'm afraid. I don't try to be someone I'm not...I'm not a phony. That would...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 21

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    Usually people who are afraid of falling in love are those who were left down by their boy/girlfriend. I'm this kind of persons who broke up in a relationship. I had 4 relationship...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Please allow me to share my story with you.As my wife Beverly entered middle age, she developed an uncontrollable urge to eat rich, fattening foods. She confessed to her girlfriend...
    JerryMartin JerryMartin 51-55, M Sep 18

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    I'm afraid that if I ever got together with my crush, people would try to split us up. I'm afraid of ill-willed people spreading rumors and lies about us. I'm afraid of losing the...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I have a friend who is truly not afraid to be herself. She's blunt with her interests and doesn't care what others think. The first time she met my sister openly told her she was...
    blueamber blueamber 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Once i get my hopes togheter it falls apart , i'm afraid to love people i'm afraid to get my hopes togheter again , i'm afraid that i will expect to much
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Sep 7

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    It is as it is. I cannot relate to people. When I was young, i was bullied, a lot. I guess that was when I started to get further away form people. Strange to say this, but now I...
    guerrabh250 guerrabh250 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Growing up, many strange things used to happen around me. I'm not sure when I began to notice this.. thing that was following me around. At first it was sounds, shadows, and...
    SubmissiveSecrets SubmissiveSecrets 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I'm not afraid to make decisions but I'm afraid if I make that decision people will judge me on that decision I made
    sillyrose1994 sillyrose1994 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    Sometimes you have a principle that you will not allow people to come across , but suddenly you find this principle collapses because someone you are afraid to lose has come across...
    Bobosa Bobosa 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I've let several people close, it has always wound up bad or hurtful. I swore I wouldn't get real close to anyone here on EP but I have a soft heart and am easily bamboozled by...
    onebrightday onebrightday 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    " my whole life I've been telling myself don't be afraid and it is only now that I am realizing how stupid that is. Don't be afraid is like saying don't move out of the way when...
    rachnixon rachnixon 26-30, F Sep 14

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    I've been afraid of straight girls since I was 3 or 4 the reason because of this is because I have been teased and bullied since 3 or 4 they made fun of my curly hair my skinny...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    So yesterday I went to a pub to watch a movie on my laptop (felt lonely and afraid of dark lol) and after a while this funny looking middle-aged guy comes and asks me to leave...
    fadingsoul fadingsoul 18-21, T Sep 4

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    But really, how much would you charge if you'd been drawing artwork, with at least 18+ years of experience? If you had the skill to draw portraits, cartoon characters, book and...
    ArtofSunrise ArtofSunrise 22-25 2 Responses Sep 11

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    For me, I don't like when people get close because I don't want them to know anything about me, not because I'm afraid of being hurt. I actually wish I was more talkative and had...
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    People who I let get close to me either hurt me, or I hurt them. It's all I've known. Any good, I'm afraid of because it's abnormal for me.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Sep 16

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    I am afraid of not being in the right course. I am spending lot of time on this, it would be very bad realizing that its a wasted time. And the biggest problem is that if i dont...
    monicafixe monicafixe 18-21, F Sep 17

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    Going alone! Thats a horrible thought for me... I wont move out unless im going to live with someone else but never on my own no way! I would feel so lonely living on my own plus...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I'm sick of people who put down others to feel better about themselves. I'm sick of people who seem to make it their life's purpose to make other lives more difficult. I'm sick of...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world As World Economic Forum starts in Davos, development charity claims growing inequality has been driven by 'power...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    How do you know when to keep following your heart or to stop and listen to your head? They say “love until it hurts” and “listen to your heart, it’s never wrong.” But is...
    hanna135 hanna135 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I think I'm going to give myself til the November then tell him what I feel in my heart.Then see what happens. Normally people run you tell them those words. So afraid rejection
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    I am not like most people. I am afraid of being judged, and just being known as 'that weird girl', or something of that nature.
    HannahM13 HannahM13 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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