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I Am Afraid of Rejection

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    Dear self, Give your heart to more people,

    be yourself more, i know you may be a little worried, LET go, jump,of,the,building and watch yourself FLY
    TodayForay TodayForay 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    My girlfriend has been talking to her friend

    through messages while I'm in the room ( her friend was there too ) they did it so I didn't know what they're talking about. I peeked through her facebook messages and found out: She was talking about how her ex was better looking and a better kisser ect... Putting him on a...
    Lumia123 Lumia123 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    BrokenCx BrokenCx 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I've never posted anything on a blog

    or forum because I've feared it wasn't good enough or was pointless. I've spent night after night online for years and read from many others but this is my first. It feels good to have a voice finally.
    DragonSkittles DragonSkittles 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 24

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    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    I am afraid you will shut me down,

    push me away tell me "I Love You Baby" only to leave again the next day..... I am lonely.....wanting you to Love me like we used to for so many years, and hours as moons would fade into the nights and the sun would shine bright we Loved every day and night, held each...
    Andielee Andielee 31-35, F 10 Responses Feb 23

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    Lol I don't know where to start.

    I don't start relationships for this reason. I just don't like the feeling of being unwanted. I've been rejected before, but the craziest part is that it's usually by people who wanted me in the beginning. It seems like as soon as people think they have me they disappear from my...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    TiarahF TiarahF 18-21, F 15 Responses Sep 10

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    This is a silly thing to fear.

    I'm 39 years old, a veteran of two wars, and all sorts of other things that ought to make me fearless. Still, I'm afraid of rejection. It isn't rejection itself that hurts the worst. If someone doesn't like me, I tend not to take it personally. I'm not perfect, not even close...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I struggle with relationships

    and I've tried to get into ones but it never works out. Maybe it's because I'm sorta shy and get really nervous haha. I've been rejected too many times and each time it breaks my heart and makes me shyer and shyer about asking someone out
    youngnfunboi youngnfunboi 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I afraid my insecurities will push her away.

    .... ive never felt so deeply in love. the chemistry and connection we share is so unique.... its like our souls intertwine. I need her
    femmeme femmeme 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    being afraid of rejection is something I am no

    stranger to, I guess its the inner fear of trying to achieve something whether it is in love or anything else, that your trying to make an impression to someone else and its like your constantly asking the question Am I good enough? but you know that you always want them to say...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I broke up a year n half back n I still can't

    get over him...he was my best friend n now I don't have any one to talk to n this happens to me over n over again I don't know what to do?
    5anu 5anu 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 very dangerous thing because my own voice in my head is not always the nicest thing. Rejection always hurts the most when it's people or...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 28

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    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 15 Responses Aug 24

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    jjisag6 jjisag6 16-17, T Nov 16

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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 the challenge of a new school. The first day I went to school, I wore a bright pink turtle neck and teal capris with butterflies on them. As I...
    RubyAnaBelle RubyAnaBelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I was abandoned by my mother at 2yo.

    I was taken to live with my grandmother and after about 18months my father told me that she did not want me anymore and took me away to live with an aunt. At 4 yo. my aunt did not want me and I was left at a school. At 5yo, my mother snatched me back, told me NOT to speak...
    mickyisback mickyisback 70+, M 12 Responses Sep 21

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    Everyone asks me when I am going to get a

    boyfriend, when am I going to start dating and I always laugh it off and say who has time for that but the truth is I would love to have someone to share my life with I am just afraid. I don't like myself most of the time so how can I expect someone else to like me?
    DriftingDreaming DriftingDreaming 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 10

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    i am always friendly

    and nice to people and it hurts me when they are not nice back
    teechme teechme 70+, F 6 Responses Sep 20

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    I just started a new job

    as a receptionist for a marketing company. my job is to call people and schedule them for interviews to come work for us. I don't mind calling the people who actually applied to the job, but I hate when I have to call people who don't know I'm calling. I don't know if these...
    lyssa1207 lyssa1207 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 6

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    im not afraid of rejection

    rather i expect it. it doesn't surprise me when the doors slam in my face weather i need it or want it to stay open. i am afraid more of acceptance because of the sinking of ones heart, the stinging of skin that shocks u when one thing,person,event tears it right away from u...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99 18-21, F Nov 12

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    I hate when people don't

    even bother to try and know me. They just stay in their exclusive cliques and categorize not just me, but anyone as someone "not worthy" to talk to. I tend to be shy meeting new people because of experiences and expectations like this. ****** me off because I'm not quiet when I...
    Sapphirebee27 Sapphirebee27 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    Every morning my heart puts on a mask to hide

    what's real. Because we've learned that it feels better to fear in loneliness then to be rejected again for our openness.
    KariAlex KariAlex 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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    Everyone leaves me in the end

    so what's the point of meeting😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    NiallsPrincess11516 NiallsPrincess11516 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    like, too much! it has come to a point

    where i don't even want to start anything, and by anything i mean anything, i don't even want to have a new cat or something because sometimes i feel like they're rejecting me too! c-c-crazy~ all living things will just going to reject me in the end, and although i know it well...
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 28

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    afraid of rejection. Mmh.

    .. well . I don't ask questions, because I dont want to sound stupid, or dumb for asking questions. another one would be with guys... if I'm talking to someone I'm so paranoid
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm terrified of being alone.

    I have to bribe people to be my friend and I hate it but I'm so scared of being rejected and alone.
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 13 Responses Nov 9

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    It sucks to know that I'm always stuck in my

    own head. I want to get out there and experience life with people. However, I'm scared of the rejection that comes with life; therefore my head is where I'm always at; where I feel safe, and comfortable; where no one can judge me... But at the end of the day, I wish I could have...
    JessCalbrahm JessCalbrahm 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    I'm used to rejection.

    Every person in this world reject me.
    staystrongandlive staystrongandlive 16-17, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm afraid of rejection.

    I'm afraid that if I tell the one person I want to tell things too, that it will all just completely back fire on me and they won't even want to know me anymore.
    ExPButterfly ExPButterfly 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    your amazing your awesome

    and i want to tell you i love you but i am so scared it will drive you away and you wont feel the same as i do for you =/
    o3118152 o3118152 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 6

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    Have you ever had that thought that

    because one thing didn't work that this one won't?.... I had that thought a few days ago but I didn't let it stay long. This might not be like I want but I like it. We may not be in a relationship but it might actually develop into one as things progress. It my not be where I...
    confusedandcomplicated5 confusedandcomplicated5 18-21, F a week ago

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    Yesterday I finally built the courage to

    message the cute guy I used to have in a class on Facebook. I wasn't even expecting him to reply & it ended with us planning a road trip to California in the next couple of weeks, and he also asked me if I wanted to go shooting with him sometime (I had posted a status about how...
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 28

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    It sucks to know that I'm always stuck in my

    own head. I want to get out there and experience life with people. However, I'm scared of the rejection that comes with life; therefore my head is where I'm always at; where I feel safe, and comfortable; where no one can judge me... But at the end of the day, I wish I could have...
    JessCalbrahm JessCalbrahm 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 14

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    Hi. I know this is really stupid

    and complicated, and I'm sorry for being so upset for seemingly no reason, but I sort of have a problem. It's barely a problem at all, I know--I'm just blowing it way out of proportion--but I can't help but at least ASK for some support. Okay, first off, I'm a fifteen-year-old...
    MysteryMe110 MysteryMe110 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    I hate rejection. I'm easily embarrassed

    so I never make the first move in anything. I just want to not feel so insecure for once and just accept sometimes I will be rejected rather it's a job interview, relationship or whatever else.
    xlyricbelle xlyricbelle 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 6

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    " Don't be afraid of rejection,

    it's your rebounding that shows who you really are."
    minncech minncech 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    I hate my life. This is my only outlet.

    I have no one to talk to. I don't have any friends and I am ostracized. The problem is, I don't know what I did to deserve this. I am always kind and friendly to people. I never talk bad about anyone because it's wrong and not who I am. I make myself as approachable as possible...
    Om3awaken Om3awaken 16-17, F 11 Responses Sep 29

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    When I was younger, I was always rejected,

    every man, every girl. many men used me, many females treated me like a worthless piece of trash. Every day I would go to school fearing what would happen next, would my heart break more? Would someone else hate me? Look at me like a misfit. But then I met the man of my dreams...
    jamiedoe94 jamiedoe94 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 26

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    Today, I went to see my therapist

    for the first time. She walked up to me and I looked up and saw she had dwarfism. She seated me down, and after a few questions, she asked me "You're too scared to talk to people? Why?". It was at that moment I realised how stupid I had been to think the problem I had with my...
    Rainex Rainex 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    My dream job is to teach horse back riding

    lessons. I've ridden horses all of my life but yet sometimes I still feel unprepared. I'm scared to go apply for my dream job in case of rejection in case my dream comes crumbling down. I want it so badly but don't know if I'll ever be prepared enough. I know I won't achieve my...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F Nov 10

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    My biggest thought on being rejected is "you

    are all beautiful and unique, if the person you like doesn't like you back or says no it's their loss not yours. They don't know what they're missing out on" so the next time you get rejected just know that that person lost an awesome gal/guy
    AllisonLuvsMusic AllisonLuvsMusic 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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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 me for who I really am. I tend to build up walls that way to many people try to break down. I don't know if it is a good thing and I should let it happen or if...
    DaddysGirl1995 DaddysGirl1995 18-21, F 11 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I'm Jacob, 18 years old

    and have a pathological fear of rejection. From about the age of 9, my parents - especially my mum - would compare me to other kids in my class. She thought, and was right about the fact that I was smarter than most of the kids my age. I just didn't put any effort in because...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 8 Responses Oct 4

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    Rejection ... It crushes you

    or gets you excited. I get crushed by being rejected, but then I get excited. I don't like rejection for one reason only. It gives me Permission to not Give A ****. Rejection is negative but truthful. You honestly have to ask, why am I being rejected to understand fully. For...
    wastedglory wastedglory 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm terrified of being deemed 'unworthy' i'm

    reasonably attractive and friendly so on the surface I attract guys' attention. But i'm picky, not purposefully , rarely do I feel that chemistry with a guy, only when I do, its never reciprocated. They're special to me but I'm not to them. It hurts me everytime. It puts me off...
    marsbarzzz91 marsbarzzz91 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 21

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    My dream job is to teach horse back riding

    lessons. I've ridden horses all of my life but yet sometimes I still feel unprepared. I'm scared to go apply for my dream job in case of rejection in case my dream comes crumbling down. I want it so badly but don't know if I'll ever be prepared enough. I know I won't achieve my...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Ever since this really bad situation in 2013

    where i attempted suicide several times over a guy, i've sworn to myself never try to get a guy's attention ever again. I was never supposed to either way, it's how my mom raised me but i was so mesmerized by him had never being in a relationship that i just couldn't help myself...
    xRockGlossPrincessx xRockGlossPrincessx 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I feel like, it must be something wrong with

    the way I look. I am hard on myself and rejection puts me way down. I hate it. (not saying this is right, but its what happens to me)
    sunnygrlamy sunnygrlamy 36-40, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    currently I'm facing the fear of contacting a

    girl that was my best friend until four years ago.. I'm afraid that she'll think it's wierd coming out of nowhere..
    taiyahav taiyahav 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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