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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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    Rejected

    I'm mostly rejected by guys i find attractive...They tell me "im not their type"  It makes me feel unattractive, sad, and lonely.
    quietbeauty quietbeauty 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    I am afraid of having my work rejected.

    My stories. The things born from my imagination. In the words that make up a story of mine lie poison made by and for its creator.
    Phantomhummingbird Phantomhummingbird 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I know it's a part of life,

    but I don't have to like it.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    This is such a stupid fear

    because why does it matter if someone doest like you, you can't be liked by everyone, but it had stopped me from getting to know so many people who I wanted to get to know its ridiculous.
    littleayeaye littleayeaye 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    I've had enough rejection in my life.

    I don't want to be rejected anymore I wish would take me more seriously
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 22

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    I have been rejected by

    so many people. I had so poor social skills as a kid that the other kids treated me like a disease. Some (not all) teachers couldn't deal with my learning disability and treated me like I was lazy and defiant. I was a fat kid and an awkward teenager; boys were another...
    greensapphire greensapphire 26-30 2 Responses Feb 20

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    So I Run And Hide...

    And my deepest secret is that sometimes I feel so needy...I have loving family, dear friends and the occasional lover. But I'm damaged, so inside the part of me I dare not examine it will probably never be quite enough.If I find myself reaching out too often to someone and they...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    I don't even like it

    when someone un-friends me on Facebook.
    sergie1980 sergie1980 31-35, M Feb 18

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    I'm afraid to start conversations

    because I think I might just be rejected. I have experienced it. :( But I have confidence when talking to people whom I get comfortable with.
    Quincyy Quincyy 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Welllllll......For the most part I do.

    But honestly, after today i just really don't think it matters all that much. I hate when the people you think you are close to aren't really that close. It makes you examine your relationship with them. The people that care will be there when you need them and their...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Done Being Used To It

    Rejection sucks. Plain and simple. Makes me unsure of myself which leads to to many other things yet if you never get rejected you probably never tried, if you don't try you'll never succeed.
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    Scars From Childhood

    My roommate and I were helping her dad put up a wall and she broke the drill bit we were using.  When she had to tell her dad, I said, "Can I go in another room for this?"  She laughed and said that her dad wasn't like my dad.  That one sentence hit me so...
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Not really, anymore. It is

    as much a part of me as anything else. I even anticipate enough that it leaks into my conversations "the mood", and sometimes when I really like the person that knows or befriends me, I seed words like "make some friends, don't worry, or get out there and get back to feeling...
    SubtleSins SubtleSins 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    I am not afraid of rejection,

    slightly intimidated by it because i am older now.... i was rejected once by an idiot..i knew he was an idiot and didnt care so i was never hurt by it...lol......people who are afraid of rejection most likely have been rejected in their lives so any move they make or think about...
    totsy50 totsy50 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    I HATE MISSING SOMEONE,

    knowing they DONT GIVE A ****!!
    saaya04 saaya04 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    aldrincr aldrincr 18-21, M Mar 24

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    Lol. Afraid isn't even the word.

    I'm terrified of rejection. I'm terrified of not being accepted for who I am or what I look like .... I'm just absolutely terrified. & because of this I can't experience life the way I want to.
    addictedtoashx3 addictedtoashx3 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I fell in love with someone

    and I know that we will never be together and I think he knows I love him and it just sucks completely. :(
    Sykes21 Sykes21 18-21, F Feb 22

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    I act like I don't care

    because to care means I'd be opening up myself to rejection and pain.
    iDntCurr iDntCurr 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    its apart of life. im always rejected by

    someone, even myself. im not good enough for a lot of people and a lot of things, I know that, I understand that. I just hope one day ill be good enough, ill be worthy of acceptance. I know that day wont be any day soon. I know im not good enough now, but eventually, someone...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 24

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    I am afraid of rejection

    but this won't stop me from believing in the good in all people and all things! Some people would say I might be naive but that's not what it is! I think it's kindness often misunderstood as weakness... I am not gonna give up doesn't matter how often people reject me I am...
    NinaAnnabell NinaAnnabell 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Once you have been rejected it takes a toll on

    you...i have friends who have been rejected most of their lives and it is very sad too have this feeling, you dont trust anyone. Anyone who is sincere you do not believe them. I can pinpoint someone who has been rejected because the way they act...its like they are open...
    totsy50 totsy50 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I have trouble meeting new people

    because of it. I fall very easily for someone and once I have the courage to ask them out I back out because I do not want to be rejected. I have never had a boyfriend because of it. I wanna be in love but am too scared. :/
    KelsiPowPowTayler KelsiPowPowTayler 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I'm afraid of rejection- I am a reject

    What holds me back from interacting with others ina way that opens me up completely? That makes me vulnerable? Rejection. That even if I do try to get to know others and allow them to get to know me, that they would reject me. Its happened before. I would try to "connect" with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Waaahhh... It is really

    so difficult for me when i get rejected. Help. How should i deal with rejection?
    artiscool artiscool 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I am an effeminate pretty gay boi

    who is completely baby smooth and soft skin, I always smell so pretty and love it! I am trying to find a masculine top who will be the MAN of the house and he will treat like his Princess!!!!!
    FemGayBottom FemGayBottom 26-30, T 1 Response Apr 9

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    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I pick the sad puppies of the world to Love.

    I nurture them and become everything they need, so I know they will never reject or leave me...it ruins everything.
    S24Jenna S24Jenna 18-21, F Jan 1

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    http://www.experienceproject.

    com/stories/Am-Afraid-Of-Rejection/4160021
    FemGayBottom FemGayBottom 26-30, T a week 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 going out with my friends incase they say they're busy or just a straight up "no." I have no idea why I am so afraid of it but they never ask me...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Rejection is one of my fears,

    of any little thing. But when it comes to asking out a guy, then i will freak out and not be the "asker outer" because it just hurts me in some unknown way. So if u like me u friggin gotta ask me out lol
    regulare05 regulare05 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    That moment when the person

    that means the world to you tells you you mean nothing to them.
    vintagewood vintagewood 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Really I am afraid of rejection ,

    I never have the courage to tell someone I like him because I was afraid the answer . It's the idea that is stuck on my head that I am not good enough , But everybody tell me the opposite . I don't know anymore I just let thinks happen ;p
    eleniseime eleniseime 16-17, F 12 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Isn't Everyone

    Rejection is part of life, its character building or so I'm told..... but you see, I'm scared of rejection, I'm human, its normal, I recognise that..... i also know that I have an awful habit pushing others away BEFORE I am rejected....I am getting better not doing this, but it...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    I've been rejected before & it sucks.

    It's like, I wasn't good enough for that person. But sometimes I like to think, that person wasn't good enough for me.
    oxxxmv oxxxmv 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I tend not to approach women out of thinking

    they'll reject me. How can I overcome this? It's not like they're going to bite. Though I wouldn't mind it ;) But seriously, any input ladies?
    neo45 neo45 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I try not to get attached

    and push away. Sometimes I don't know if I have feelings anymore, I'm unable to like someone bc I fear them not liking me.
    Destinyyyh7 Destinyyyh7 16-17, F Feb 12

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    We All Are

    Anybody who says they are not afraid of rejection is lying. Or a sociopath :P Though, mine is more than just a fear of rejection, in that I actually expect it. I anticipate people to reject me, and probably welcome it, concluding ultimately that it was 'inevitable', and that I...
    tristessastar tristessastar 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    I'm so afraid of rejection

    that I won't talk to someone I like in case I'm rejected..
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I get super scared of women.

    I had some success in my life, but lately, when I see one I find remotely interesting, I think, "Get real, dude. She's way too pretty to be single."
    animatedman animatedman 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am afraid of what people will think.

    If I take that chance to express myself, and they don't feel the same. I can live with that. It's having to see them every time. Knowing what they think and what they've Probably told all their friends. It's just so awkward for me. I guess it all roots back to kindergarten...
    melygoround melygoround 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm Afraid

    I'm afraid to get too close to people. I'm scared that once they get to know me, they wont like me or they will reject who I really am. I tend to build walls that way to many people try to break down. I don't know if this is a good thing and I should let it happen or if it's to...
    DaddysGirl1995 DaddysGirl1995 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I hate this feeling and am in fear of going

    through for even a second. Unless it's something important to me and I don't care what anyone else thinks.
    Novemberman Novemberman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    And then I check online to find one of my

    friends has checked in at an event they told me was cancelled ..... And that fear is realised, again.
    Cakejo Cakejo 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I used to be so afraid of having an opinion

    or speaking my mind; just so so afraid of being wrong and then being made fun of/rejected. it was one of my greatest fears considering that was how my father treated me with every single word I said. everything I said was wrong, foolish, and immature. there was no way to make...
    aftersomeday aftersomeday 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I don't like being judged

    and rejected, so this is basically why I don't like being too weird and loud to people I don't really know yet, I don't get up on stage often or do all those competition things unless I'm sure I have a chance and not make myself look like a dummy haha same thing with guys and...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    I am afraid of rejection.

    Of not being loved or wanted. Of disapproval and hatred. It stops me from being me. It takes over my life. I'm scared of people and their rejection. It makes me paranoid. I just want to be accepted just like everyone else. I want to be accepted for me.
    Mysterybabe101 Mysterybabe101 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I've been through rejection a few times,

    it hassle me more kept to myself. I promise myself to get I over it
    lexik123 lexik123 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    I refuse to get too close to someone

    because there is always the chance they will let me down or reject me. I make it so that if they were to disappear from my life, the damage would be minimal. Don't get too attached.
    redmidget redmidget 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I Am Going To Be Rejected

    I already know I will face total rejection from my sisters, I already have. It is about personality disorders and money hunger. When my father passes, they will take everything. They already have it planned along with the world they have created to base their false claims. I...
    flyingstone flyingstone 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    Not really afraid of it any longer.

    ...I don't put myself in situations to be rejected. It has happened so many times in the past year that I can't take it any more. My soul has been sucked from my body and scattered to the winds, my heart frozen then shattered into dust....beyond repair. I will just be alone...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I usually don't get out much

    and I don't think guys are attracted to me anyways. Don't really dress up to much
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    So scared of rejection.

    I've always thought I wasn't good enough.. Still do think it. I'm so afraid to talk to guys I like or even admit to them I like them because I'm scared of the word/s "no" or "sorry it's not mutual".
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I'm afraid no one will find me sexually

    attractive because it seems like all gay guys are supposed to have washboard abs, and super build bodies. I'm also afraid that my parents will reject me because of my sexuality...
    BECAUSE1CAN051899 BECAUSE1CAN051899 13-15, M 7 Responses Jan 26

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