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I Am Afraid People Hate Me

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    Insecurities

    I had a friend at varsity who wouldnt walk past large groups of people cause she was convinced everyone was talking about her. Maybe that is a bit extreme but I can kinda understand it. I am constantly worrying about what other people think of me and usually I put a negative spin...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Trapped

    I always think people just tolerate me, nothing more. I hate starting conversations, even with friends, because I am absolutely terrified they are just putting up with me and wishing I would go away. Even with my best friends, I feel like I am bothering them when I want to talk...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    Too Much To Say

    Sorry for mistakes in this text! Can anyone tell me why is it so hard to be say what you think. In conversation It's so hard for me to say even a word. In the past, I could normally take part in any conversation and didn't give it too much thought. Well. I noticed this: I'm...
    grandchild grandchild 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2012

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    Tmau

    Im scared everytme i get close to friends and they found out i have tmau (fish odor syndrome), some would insult me or would use i against me when we argue..so I would always please them or I would just agree with them all the time to avoid arguments.. i've been bullied during my...
    tmausufferer tmausufferer 26-30 3 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    I am constantly seeking everyone's approval.

    Always trying to look the right way, weigh the right number. Trying to be this person that everyone wants me too be. I hate it when I dissapoint someone, it physically hurts.
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I Am Now A Perfectionist.

    Ever since I was a child, people would always exclude me from things. Like at school I would be part of the popular group of friends but on the weekends I was always home. I was always afraid people were talking about me because my personality is louder and I am talkative...
    llamanation llamanation 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2010

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    Work

    I started working in a hair salon recently that I had worked in a few years before. A girl that was working there immediately saw me as a threat, she is  a white girl that would be called a WIGGER, not even by me, but by society. I have always tried to be nice and at least...
    heatherly1 heatherly1 46-50 2 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    It Was Raining And Everything ...

    My little sister has had her license for about a year, I just got mine this summer. We're supposed to share her car, an old '93 Saab hand-me-down from our older brother (more rust than car). So she takes me out to learn to drive a manual. I break the car. I'm not talking stall it...
    4Daereen 4Daereen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2010

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    It's Kind of Ridiculous

    I've always been afraid that people hate me. I overreact to so many little things. I've always thought if people didn't talk to me, that they have to hate me. Or if they talked to me before but don't now, oh, they have to hate me. It's even started bothering me on the Internet...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    I am a huge people pleaser.

    If I don't please someone or I disappoint, I fall into a deep depression. I am terrified of doing the wrong thing.
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Jan 19

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    Gawd :/ I seriously thought I was the ONLY one

    who felt this way. I am ALWAYS thinking that people secretly hate me. Even my friends. I always worry that they are just being friends with me, to make things easier. I guess I am just a bit paranoid about myself I guess. I just always feel like I am being judged, and hated for...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Mar 27

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    );

    i am a 23 yr old women who has TMAU, i feel like my life is over & it just began. i always am alone in fear of what people will say or smell if i get around them. my relationship has been put to the test in everyway you can think of & i feel so alone at times. My family always...
    newty1989 newty1989 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2012

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    I Don'T Understand...

    I try to be that girl. That girl who is kind, laughs all the time, and makes jokes. I 'smile' hoping that it's all okay. Sometimes I wonder, you never know what people actually think about you. I'm ugly. I know that. But what else? It can be a petrifying thought. Do they hate me...
    soccer33 soccer33 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    Oh Well, I Hate Most of Them Too

    No, in reality, I don't hate people.  In fact, I'd do anything for anyone.  However, what I DO hate is when people are rude or obnoxious or snobbish--that I cannot stand.  In my eyes, all people are basically the same, and that's what originally motivates me to...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2008

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    Hate Me

    I am not at all afraid people hating me.  It is life, not everyone will be my fan. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jan 17, 2011

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    Oh, Definitely

    First of all the icon for this group is so sad. I want to hug that poor little girl & tickle her til she laughs. Goodness.   Second, I'm definitely scared people hate me. I always think they think I'm weird, dumb or unintelligent and most certainly unfunny. It scares...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    I Have This Fear Specially In Ep

    Because of the cultural difference. I'm very interested in other cultures, it's a legit interest, and I usually ask people to explain something to me, and they tend to be sometimes aggressive. I don't know if I don't express myself well, but I try to be as nice as I can...
    AnnLee AnnLee 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2007

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    I'm Afraid To Be Hated

    This is my biggest fear. I'm not afraid of dying, be killed, kill, swim, spiders, to fly or anything else, but I'm afraid to be hated. And I do whatever the other people want to see or say what they want to hear so I won't be hated. I never realized this (until this night) but it...
    BlueDogAr BlueDogAr 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Don't Want to Think About It

    But I try not to focus on such a negative. It's like celery. Who wants to think about how celery has negetive calories? Nobody, especially not me. I just move right on to the chocolate and forget it. Well, try to, It sometimes creeps up at me and takes a bite, but I battle my way...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Feb 1, 2008

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    HELP!?

    My boyfriend just broke up with me over a text msg. in 2 words.We had been dating for 2 and a half months. He was 18 and I am 14, he isn't a good guy he has brought beer to school after he stole it and he has cheated on all his gf but me...but I can't help but feel...
    hopingforlove hopingforlove 13-15 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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    To Loud and to Scaried...

    For my whole life. I hated the feeling of being alone and unwanted.... And part of my life i have been really loud and really as you can say 'annoying' I sometimes go home, after crying on the bus atleast ten minutes because someone kept on picking on me just because they dont...
    xXvampschildXx xXvampschildXx 16-18, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Your Too Loud

    I hear that soooo much, I am sick of it! Yes, I have a loud voice...GET OVER IT!
    CaseyGwynn CaseyGwynn 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    I Know That People Hate Me

    when i go anywhere people will always move away from me or just ignore me its always been the same since i was young so now expect to hated and detesded where ever i go you get used to it
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    The Part of Me....

    Ever since I was a child, I was hated... not wanting to be. I wanted to be loved, just like everyone else was. I had bullies all the time and zero friends. People often told me to "GO AWAY!" and threw rocks at me... And this is when I developed Social Anxiety. My first...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19, 2009

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    uhhidk uhhidk 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Nah! I love it when people hate me!

    Because they'll do anything the possibly can to ruin my life, when it's already ruined! XD
    BodiesOfTheUnknown BodiesOfTheUnknown 18-21, F 3 Responses May 1

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    Always Scared

    I know where it stems from.  I pigeon holed myself ages ago, and my assumption has been that if I was not liked at school then it will apply in adulthood. That's not the case though, people like me but I have this invisible barrier up that only a few people seem to get...
    Oregano Oregano 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2008

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    ...

    I'm just paranoid I guess, but I always think people are talking about me, looking at me, judging me, and ultimately hating me. I always feel like I say or do the wrong things, even on EP. Its getting better now, but I went through a brief period of thinking all but a few on EP...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    The Old Memories That Can't Let Go

    From the 1st grade, I felt insecure, for some reason my classmates bullied me and I had no guts to say something to them, to protect me. I started to hate them, I felt the injustice. WHY? WHY? WHY that happened to me... I felt angry and tired of the same everyday routine which...
    grandchild grandchild 18-21, F Jan 3, 2012

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    I Feel So Lonely

    I feel kind of weird writing this, but at the age of 25 I feel as if I have only two people in my life - my partner and my friend K. Everyone else seems to hate me, or, and this is almost worse, just be indifferent to me. I don't know what it is but I just seem to upset people...
    Velvet25 Velvet25 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    The atrocity of certain acts make of -hating- a provisional solution. But, hating, is just a relief to a superficial symptom of a serious chronic disease.
    tomnes tomnes 26-30, M Aug 29

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    Girls fall in love with what they hear , and boys fall in love with what they see . That's why girls wear makeup ; and boys lie .
    SexyNightmare SexyNightmare 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    And i wont lie that I myself might be one of em !!! Its only fair right !!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The naked truth is better then the best dressed lie
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Personally I'd rather hear the truth than a lie, that way I know, but others who ask for the truth then get mad you said it, they don't make any sense!
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M 2 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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    To be honest I find it superfluous aussies or anybody branding themselves as such behind keyboards attack those who complain or state they hate Australia. A lot of people hate...
    Woqr Woqr 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    And people hate me. I want to feel but I cannot without knowing I will be trampled over by haters soon as these gates open. The fortress must hold against all selfish...
    number7744 number7744 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm a very different person no one know me I hide in the shadows In school am a active person and social but I never let anyone into my life I never let them see who the real me is...
    mattlopeza mattlopeza 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    There are days when I won't be able to do anything but feel. (I say only "feel" because I can't quite find the words. I feel bad about myself and everything else, but not really...
    TwoWastedCigarettes TwoWastedCigarettes 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Favor ? Help? Are they both the same? Most would say No but for some it may feel like asking for help is asking for favors. But there's a difference if we see it differently...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 28

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    10 things I don't need in a friend. This is for those people who thinks that I am just dumb and easy to be bullied. Even though you call me your “friend”. BUT actually, no...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    Did you ever notice some people are just so fake . I was having lunch last week with my sister and the woman next to us was checking out her hair , her nails and her outfit which...
    Mommaofdiva Mommaofdiva 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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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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    My Foster Mother hates me... I work at a bank... She demands $550 of rent money from me, yet uses it to pay her boyfriend to drug me... One night, I have her $200 in rent money...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I do hate when I already know that a person is lying to me and when I confront that person they still lie, and that makes me hate them.
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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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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    Please excuse my rant as this will be a long story. It was a given...all people lie. There are white lies that are harmless and real lies that can harm. White lies, I can tolerate...
    bittersweethermit bittersweethermit 26-30, F Aug 29

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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...
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