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I Am Always Afraid to Introduce Myself to People

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    Hard To Gain Friends

    Just call me try2. I becoming 19. I' am always afraid to introduce myself to people because I have a characteristic of being third sex. Well, in short I am a victim of such discrimination. I never mean this things but if I will try to gain friends I observed they don't want me...
    try2 try2 18-21, M 1 Response May 28, 2011

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    Thanks Autisim

    it makes it really hard for me to make friends.even with the freinds i have it is hard for me to talk to them.it is amazing that i can be so freindly and then around new people just clam up and forget how to talk.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    I'm "afraid" of introducing myself, mainly because of past experiences. Being ignored, or laughed at, or told to f*** off. They're the only experiences I've had. It would be nice to have a positive social experience .. I just wish I knew where to find it. Because the...
    Cursedboy Cursedboy 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    Introductions..

    I guess its because im always afraid that first impressions will be lasting ones and i would hate to give someone the wrong impression of me  because my integrity is very important to me it feels like the only thing i got sometimes :-)
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    Too Shy

    Ive always had trouble talking to new people. Usually ill get really quiet around them and theyl make fun of me. I mean, its not my fault that im not that outgoing, right?
    SadNessa1 SadNessa1 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    ".... ermmmm..... hi!

    " I am incredibly shy especially going up to someone and start a conversation - my heart beats fast and i feel that i am going red as I am that shy! It's so much easier if someone come up to me and say hi first but i find its always me that has to say hi first... Once i say hi...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Oct 11, 2014

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    Brave And Confident Friend

    I have always loved having people who I did not know come up to me and introduce themselves. So one day I decided I wanted to try this. So I walked up to a girl who we are going to call Kay. She was on my track team and she normally ran all by herself. She was a social person...
    brenabey brenabey 13-15 Aug 14, 2012

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    In my family people dont mind if in smart or virtuous but as soon as i care for my appearance they throw fits. If i have friends they throw fits. If i have a bf or start dating...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 49 mins ago

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    Regularly i m withdrawn from the world. when i feel maybe they can not understand me when i feel maybe i will be rejected and i will not be heared properly... This is a very old...
    Az1353 Az1353 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Always. Too much, in fact. I am always asking myself existential questions. I feel a lot like the Buddha, I just haven't found Enlightenment yet. We're all Enlightened beings, we...
    Personalstories Personalstories 70+, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am a puzzle, made up of irreplaceable pieces. The people that I have met along the way, make up the pieces to my puzzle. If I lose them, I lose who I am. Who I want to be. I...
    AmaterasuNoOkami AmaterasuNoOkami 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    From the moment I know who they were, I vowed to protect them with my very life. From the first moment I knew their names, I engraved them onto my heart. From the moment I saw...
    AmaterasuNoOkami AmaterasuNoOkami 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've done this countless times but always go back to food and I absolutely hate myself for this. I wish I could starve myself because I want to be skinny, as skinny as a corpse...
    brokenxwings0 brokenxwings0 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    1. I'm afraid of people and can't socialize. 2. I have hurt people in the past to make me feel better about myself. 3. I'm the ugliest person I have ever seen. 4. I'm not skinny...
    brokenxwings0 brokenxwings0 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I always felt like I was on the outskirts of the crowd - accepted but only superficially. Being somewhat of a loner , I didn't always mind until I realized some of the phoniness...
    HeartsEye HeartsEye 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    i am an indian housewife name bulbulee. i have a 8 years old kid. i am now 34. i am smoking since last 17 years. i generally use to smoke flake, gold flake, navycut sometimes...
    bulbulee bulbulee 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    The reason I go on buying sprees is because I receive no happiness or appreciation at home, not even from other people. I realize that when I shop, I do not think all the way and...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    One day I got one, as if by some miracle, and it was around Christmas time, which made it extra special. I didn't know that she had been searching for me because I wasn't ever...
    salty2013 salty2013 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    is it weird that this is the reason why I don't ask anyone out. I'm worried of getting rejected so I keep my feelings to myself.
    Cheetahx Cheetahx 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    is it weird that this is the reason why I don't ask anyone out. I'm worried of getting rejected so I keep my feelings to myself.
    Cheetahx Cheetahx 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    I always imagined galaxies within people's eyes. A space so dark yet they have stars to shine but not enough to light the whole place. A space so wide you'll spend your whole life...
    kalocaiii kalocaiii 16-17, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Age, of course, does not always define one's maturity, however I do find, for the most part, that older men are more mature. I think it is because they have the wisdom and...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    i have 3 brothers. growing up i wanted a sister for selfish reasons such as having a higher vote on "girly" movies when we went to the theater or having more barbie dolls to play...
    emj4390 emj4390 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    Time. oh...she flew by so fast people are preparing for a new future whilst I stay shackled in the past. As a kid growing up seemed whimsical and freeing now that I have, its I...
    Kanashimisama Kanashimisama 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I hate people that fill the need to be fake like why can't you be who you really are why do you have to be fake. Why do you have to be fake to get people to like you don't lie...
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am afraid of becoming an alcoholic. Alcoholism runs in my family. My father's Step-mom and dad are both recovering alcoholics. My mother's Mother, and Step-Dad are borderline...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    My mom always laughs and tells me this story about how when I was little, I refused to draw her pictures. She said I would sit down and cry because my drawings didn't look good...
    lindsayannee lindsayannee 13-15, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I met this girl online and she's absolutely ******* amazing I love everything about her. We've been hanging out almost every day for the last 2 months and this is the happiest I've...
    DeathByPandemic DeathByPandemic 36-40, M 7 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I studied Taekwondo for many years as a kid, until I became a 1st degree black belt but I'm not sure about my self-defense skills by now. That was something I stopped doing since I...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I'm of afraid of getting hurt so I shut people out if I feel I'm getting too attached. If I can prevent a broken heart then I will.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Especially with accepting who I am and my looks. I have always just torn myself apart wishing I looked different and could just change it all. God made me this way so I shouldn't...
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It hurts badly when people so close to you walk out of your life out of the blue; without uttering a single word. The unanswered questions they leave behind them never die.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 5 days ago

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    Met a cool person, started talking. Things were going well. He says he thought I was beautiful, and that I had a wonderful personality. I was a wonderful person. Fast forward to...
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    the closer they r to u...the closer for them to hurt u.with that,I started losing my trust to people around me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    The thing im learnin about this site is that people are 'ghosts'. the voice u hear in ur head as u read their message is what u project :b the profile pic or selfie or skyper is...
    JennaRee JennaRee 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    The reason I don't share about my life with people, especially friends and family, is because everything I confessed has been used against me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 23

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    Why am I so upfront and talkative with people but avoid a relationship at all cost -.- I'm not afraid of asking people out, I'm not insecure about myself. In fact my confidence is...
    Spagoodles Spagoodles 18-21, M Jun 23

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    I try to surround myself by people who aren't afraid to be themselves because a.) I could use the inspiration because I have a hard time being myself in front of others, and b...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I had a dream which helped me realize I am afraid of scrutiny. I can't post things and leave them up because I heavily scrutinize everything I write. I don't just express what's...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 22

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    I've always thought that bigger people are more attractive. It could be because my mindset is "Ooh! More to hug and cuddle with! owo" Skinny or muscular people are just harder to...
    0emma0 0emma0 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 21

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