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I Am Always Afraid to Introduce Myself to People

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ".... 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...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Oct 11

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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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    Only Experiences

    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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    I've always felt afraid to let people get close to me both physically and emotionally. I think this is why I have never dated someone or I get choked up when someone asks me on a...
    LilFA LilFA 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I believe in living with integrity. I am introverted, outwardly quiet and reserved. I like conversation to be in a high level and purposeful. I am intellectual and logical for many...
    BlackAJFrost BlackAJFrost 18-21, M Nov 12

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    I have a really hard time telling people how I feel. I do my best to hide my emotions because I don't like people trying to read me and have them ask me what's wrong. I don't tell...
    Amayarri Amayarri 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I feel like I'm not living my boyfriend the best I can. My heart doesn't get all warm and fuzzy over him because for two years my parents tried to talk me out of my past...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    As much as I want to get close to people, I always get hurt when I do. I'm tired of getting hurt all the time. I get rejected, ignored, blamed for things that aren't my fault, and...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    I'm hurt. To the point where I know I feel pain, but my mind literally won't allow me to think about it. Makes me feel dead.. well zombie like. I stopped smoking weed a few months...
    Coookieee Coookieee 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I've been in a relationship for two months now but I can't seem to fully let her in. My self-confidence is so low and I can't let myself go, my walls are up 300%. I don't know what...
    justaluststuckgirl justaluststuckgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I'm afraid of the darkness inside me. It is overwhelming. It doesn't let any light shine through. I am scared of it but not scared of all the darkness in the outside world. I fear...
    StormianaGraymane14 StormianaGraymane14 16-17, F Nov 1

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    okay so I don't know if this will sound ridiculous to you but I don't like getting close to people because I am scared that they will die. the first person that I ever got close to...
    thatgirl1252001 thatgirl1252001 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    It is easier to avoid being hurt when you don't allow people close to you. You don't have to worry about all the pain.
    beenhereb4 beenhereb4 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    So i see woman everywhere saying all guys want is sex and all guys do is cheat or play games or never commit. Have any of u ever once looked at what the problem really is? Go to ur...
    Time4kush Time4kush 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 13

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    My friends are the reason i'm starting to hate people
    mayorMax mayorMax 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 14

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    My name is Blacky Chan, on here at least, and I am far from perfect. I love Graphic Design, Pizza and the idea of being successful. I think I'm cursed, I'm pretty sure I am, but if...
    xBlackyChan xBlackyChan 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    My name is baby Katie. Me year old. Me go tinkles and oopsies all time. Me need strong mommy to keep me clean and out of trouble. This whittle tinkle bell can be quite the stink...
    pantyline pantyline 18-21, M Nov 13

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    Hi, my name is Zoe, from California. Two kids, married, one dog. I stay home with kids at the moment. I love cooking healthy, baking, etc. I love to get good recipe recommendations...
    ZoeQuinn ZoeQuinn 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    If you see my face in his car, With the windows fogging from by breath, I will be bound for the slaughterhouse, Bound for the slaughterhouse, If you find my garments torn, My hair...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Nov 11

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    im just so ****** up I don't even know where to start.
    lameeeezy lameeeezy 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 12

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    Their eyes surround each other as their lips mingle and blur into one. The elder’s cheek swells as the younger nervously tentatively thrillingly presses her in nonsensical...
    MaryAnne4 MaryAnne4 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    I am extremely attracted to my friend's younger sister
    snowboarder11 snowboarder11 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    Pinky pie is turning me into a brony 0.0 lol best title ever
    Drsoftpaw Drsoftpaw 13-15, M Oct 28

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    I will. But the moment when someone is hurt so badly u don't know what to do.. All u could do is cry with that person wishing u could share their burden and take their pain away..
    Rianxax Rianxax 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Not really.... I don't think I'd want a girl to lick my a double s hole :/ ..... Would I ????
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M Nov 15

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    I had this one "friend" (I'm pretty sure we've all had these "friends" at one point or another)... she pretended to be my friend for an entire year. She also has another "minion...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    I suffer from depression, I self harm almost every night now and I have a lot of suicidal thoughts. I get bullied for my appearance, skin colour and weight. My parents expect me to...
    IllBeGoneSoon IllBeGoneSoon 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    Hi there, I just want to help the kind of people that need more money to live. If it's simply for just having more money or because you really need it. I don't care. Well actually...
    Kayidan Kayidan 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've always been afraid of losing people i love. Sometimes i wonder, is there anyone out there afraid to lose me?
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F Oct 28

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    Sometimes I think that people like me with some kind of mental illness are the sane ones. It's like the world is afraid to talk about REAL issues and things that actually allow you...
    idontcarenemore idontcarenemore 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    It's always there in the back of my mind..It's a pretty big fear of mine.Once I get close to someone I'm always afraid they're going to leave,sometimes in the beginning of me...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I always seem to mess things up no matter what I do. I always seem to stress people out and I can't fix a lot of things by myself people always fix things for me and I don't like...
    vrl1022 vrl1022 13-15, F Nov 13

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    im always afraid to lose someone I love , I wonder if anyones afraid to lose me ? :(
    belllla belllla 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    Even though I tell so many people here to look at the bright side of life, solutions for problems instead of constantly thinking about the problems themselves, 'count your...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F Nov 15

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    It's not like I don't like eating in front of everybody, but I just don't feel comfortable eating with anyone except my family and my close friends. I always feel like other people...
    eclairec eclairec 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have always cared about what people thought about me. Even when I was a kid. I wanted to please everyone, be what everyone wanted me to be. It brought my self-esteem way down...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 22 hrs ago

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    I'm generally a quiet person, I don't like to speak unless I have something worth saying. Although I rarely think that about anything I have to say.. I'm not rude or anything, I...
    BloodyGuy BloodyGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    I've been asked why I'm quiet,honestly I've never though myself quiet I've always thought of myself as an extrovert,rather than an introvert.I guess I've never noticed maybe it's...
    Imanotamachine Imanotamachine 18-21, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate them fake people...me and friends call these 3 girls the plastics (like the movie mean girls) They post stuff like how they hate all those fake people out there And they don...
    piercethesummer piercethesummer 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    There was this girl in my 8th grade class that I was talking to. She was just an acquaintance, but I considered her my friend because I've always been nice to people. But one day...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 2 Responses Oct 26

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    It's always fun meeting new people and getting to know them. Plus it gives you a break from your old friends!
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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