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I Am Afraid of People

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 11 hrs ago

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    i am afraid of rejection thats why i put up with everything you say ... just so i wouldn't end up alone ... no matter how unfair and stupid your demands are i put up with them...
    curiousmoi curiousmoi 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am Very afraid of being rejected. You would think as often as I have been rejected though that it would be an easy thing to get over now. It is not. When I want to be with...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I break up with ppl b4 they do cuz am afraid of rejection .. I can't handle it
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I don't like snakes but I'm not afraid of them. I'm terrified of spiders. I'll go up against a snake any day over a spider.
    gotzdem gotzdem 22-25, F 55 mins ago

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    If you are feeling jealous - or someone close to you is - Don't feel ashamed (if you are the jealous person), or try to make them feel ashamed. Two reasons: 1) Feelings walk in...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I am not afraid to let go. I am not afraid to cut negative people out of my life. I am not afraid to love myself because you failed to do so. But I am afraid of never feeling the...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F Aug 26

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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 1 day ago

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    Everyone is afraid something. From fears like being afraid of insects to ones like being afraid of love. Some people try to rationalize their fears to hide the truth from...
    persona2 persona2 31-35 Aug 17

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    There were some people I met in my life that if I knew now, I'd love to be around. I'm a different person. I want to engage. I wish I had maintained relationships with certain...
    shameinnoshame shameinnoshame 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am afraid, there will be no one ever to love me. All I find around me are people who abuse my kindness. People who use me. It was like that ever since I remember and that's why...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Can you blame me? Father walked out on us when I was 3, I was molested by a relative at 8, bullied from elementary school up until HS. String of intensely close friendships where...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Aug 28

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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    All the "friends" I have are locked up in a mind set that was set before them by their parents, religion, television, and sex appeal. They wouldn't dare hit their parents if they...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M Aug 20

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    I am afraid of showing my true self to the world... I sincerely show my feeling to my friends but.. I am afraid of being me.. I don't hate me but I'm afraid other people would hate...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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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's not that I'm "afraid of rejection" [anymore]. It's more like I dread the thought of the idea. When I do feel rejected, that's when I get stuck in my head with my thoughts. A...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 28

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    I have seen how it is when you start to grow up. You get more responsibilities and some of them can be good but there are others like paying for insurance, paying for bills and all...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M Aug 22

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    So it's been a while since I've been here, it's almost the end of summer, and that means it's time to look back and reminisce. I've again stumbled upon something that has been...
    Zoey09 Zoey09 16-17, F Aug 24

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    Ever since I was a little girl I have not been afraid of darkness, monsters, or burglars, but social rejection. It started in the sixth grade. My family made a big move and I faced...
    RubyAnaBelle RubyAnaBelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I know why I've been afraid to say it.. I'm afraid to lose him.. Even though I feel like I will never truly have his heart..
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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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 3 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 1 day ago

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    I am afraid of dieing without someone. I am afraid to be tortured. I am afraid of my only family member left dieing. I am afraid I will be stupid. Last but notleast I am afraid of...
    ginny1q1q ginny1q1q 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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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 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago