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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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    I'm afraid of rejection, ugh
    melrose11 melrose11 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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...
    DaddysGirl1995 DaddysGirl1995 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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...
    greensapphire greensapphire 26-30 2 Responses Feb 20

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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...
    addictedtoashx3 addictedtoashx3 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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...
    littleayeaye littleayeaye 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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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...
    eleniseime eleniseime 16-17, F 12 Responses Dec 1, 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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    A back handed compliment is actually an insult. Lol
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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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 6 days ago

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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...
    aftersomeday aftersomeday 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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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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    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'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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    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...
    NinaAnnabell NinaAnnabell 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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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...
    regulare05 regulare05 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-Afraid-Of-Rejection/4160021
    FemGayBottom FemGayBottom 26-30, T 6 days ago

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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...
    SubtleSins SubtleSins 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 21

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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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    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...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 24

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    yes.. sadly i'm terrified..
    FloralSmoke18 FloralSmoke18 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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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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    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...
    FemGayBottom FemGayBottom 26-30, T 1 Response Apr 9

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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...
    redmidget redmidget 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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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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    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 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 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...
    Angelyn2097 Angelyn2097 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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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...
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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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...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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...
    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...
    KelsiPowPowTayler KelsiPowPowTayler 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I want her to reciprocate my love.
    aldrincr aldrincr 18-21, M Mar 24

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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...
    BECAUSE1CAN051899 BECAUSE1CAN051899 13-15, M 7 Responses Jan 26

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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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    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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    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 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...
    flyingstone flyingstone 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 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'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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    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...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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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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    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...
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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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...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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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...
    Mysterybabe101 Mysterybabe101 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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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...
    melygoround melygoround 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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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 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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    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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    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...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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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...
    neo45 neo45 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 17