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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hello There ! Inspired by people introducing themselves..... I thought of introducing myself. but before I start, I request all of you, not to be judgmental. So I am Rajan, 43...
    Raajan71 Raajan71 41-45, M Oct 10

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    Being cautious comes into it,but when all is said and done,I occasionally meet someone I sincerely think is an OK kind of person,and I AM afraid to let them get close.Half the...
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M Sep 30

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    Letting people get close to me hurts either me or them... I don't want to hurt anyone. Just go away...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Cause People lead to Friends, friends lead to relations, relations lead to expectations, expectations lead to pain, pain leads to change and i don't wanna change my lazy life B)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Oct 14

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    This is because people sometimes expect too much and get hurt when I can't meet them.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 15

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    Especially here. Honest question, real quick - ladies, when you put it on your profile that you won't or don't answer "Hi" messages, how would you like me to greet you at first...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi! My name is Lucy, and I've been on and off this site for awhile now. I'm 18 and live with my parents and two sisters, two cats and a dog. I like to write and earn a good living...
    LucyWood1996 LucyWood1996 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am scared of what will happen.. The urges are taking over and I don't want to cut.. But it's like I need to... I need the physical pain... I don't even know what to do..
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    because it sucks when they stop talking all of a sudden.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 29

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    maybe because i'm an introvert. and i don't like letting someone know my private life.
    Mmontag Mmontag 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't think people are afraid of falling in love, i think that people are afraid to meet someone who they already have met last year or the last time they broke up with. And the...
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F Sep 23

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    i really like this guy, but he's JUST like my father! he's an alcoholic and he has ambition to work for the same company my dad does. i can't be with him. and i told him this today...
    ana95j ana95j 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I would probably be interested in her at first, seeing how she likes the same stuff I do. Then, I would end up hating her/me/whatever. I always end up hating people who are like me...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Oct 12

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    Yeah myself lmao. But I find most people strange with their lack of logic. I'm always trying to understand people (love psychology) but most of the time they don't even understand...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F Sep 25

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    I used to hate myself ( people know how to make you hate yourself!) I worked hard on myself and I reached the point where I had Love-hate Relationship With Myself now it is...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F Sep 29

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    Always wondered it myself but seeing with the way most woman are, there is no way any would say anything. Because this saying is true "most woman are ******* and most man are dicks...
    ziroks ziroks 22-25, M Oct 3

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    i talk to myself in the mirror so this guy i know from london asked me out yesterday i was still broken from two days ago... and he made me feel loved so i said yes stupidly -_...
    heeeeey heeeeey 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I have never been confident. My entire life I have always second guessed myself, my choices, my actions. I don't know why, it's just the way that I've always been. I envy those...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Oct 11

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    I try not to think about it but it bothers me alot.I don't have alot worth remembering in my life and this is probably why. I spent alot of my youth trying to entertain and fix...
    WorldTrigger WorldTrigger 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    It always shocks me when people find me attractive. People always compliment my hair all the time
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Bottom line humans suck, animals are far more intelligent and honest with their own species. Humans are cruel, power hungry, and bloodthirsty. Animals only fight for survival...
    AllThePrettyHorses AllThePrettyHorses 41-45, F Oct 14

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    I always Wonder How Many People Have Had a Crush On Me and the answer is always 0 I'm not that bad looking, man!!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    I don't even know why I put this one down... Obviously skin color, sexuality, religion, the works makes no difference to me. It's the people who are ******** that I have a problem...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    Every guy I've ever liked has been anywhere from a month to fourteen years older than me. Girls my age are just annoying, and I always hang out with people two-three years older...
    isabellaperry isabellaperry 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I always tend to make people laugh even I have so many problems to face. To see other people smiling makes my burdens lighter:)
    Quang1414 Quang1414 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    My husband was judgemental and he thinks that him, his family and their like are the only "saved people" because they are "born-again christian". we always fight about other people...
    sunrio sunrio 36-40 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    People always tell me that I seem to be the only person the know capable of being alone. And while I do appreciate being by my lonesome and sifting through my thoughts, it wouldn't...
    DetrimentalFallacy DetrimentalFallacy 16-17, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    You know, as a rule I hate flakes because they're not reliable an most often only come around when they want something. However maybe I'm not so perfect either. Some old friends I...
    goatonicon goatonicon 36-40, M 47 mins ago

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    I feel like im useless, like no one can look at me and say wow she has done something extraordinary with her life. My parents are always disappointed in me and I feel like i have...
    sherr15 sherr15 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I actually think clowns are really funny. I mean, why else would people dress up like that, other than to have people laugh with them!
    dub000 dub000 26-30, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Not afraid.Just disillusioned and bored by it.
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    ...for as long as I can remember. I guess I was always this way to an extent, but the depression and anxiety became much more manifest during college and are showing no signs of...
    Scribbler17 Scribbler17 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm okay, I'm good, I'm fine ... that's what I always say. I say it to just about everyone, even when I'm shattered and broken inside and absolutely at my darkest. . Last night I...
    SolitaireDiamond SolitaireDiamond 46-50, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm not really afraid of singledom nor am I afraid to be a single parent but with my lack of experience I'm sure it'd drive any guy away. I try to think of the positives about...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    Hmmm lets see.... 1. I can listen to anything but choose not to, I mostly veer towards Hard Rock and Metal. 2. Favorite color is green, for obvious reasons. 3. I have been...
    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I LOVE different types of people, and I try surround myself with all types and kinds from the candy box ;) I have also found that in most cases... they teach me something about...
    Qwert143 Qwert143 22-25 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I think I might be in love with myself... Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Well, I don't really care. I am most important to me. Of course, I don't always put myself first. I...
    ashfaaqb ashfaaqb 18-21, M Sep 30

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    Im 24 years old, and I have a pretty face, I have gorgeous boyfriend, I know I am intelligent, on the outside people think that I am so lucky. It's so easy to pretend, but I...
    lostinthisnightmare lostinthisnightmare 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 8

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    I shut myself out in general. I'm socially awkward, and really trusting. I let people get into my heart, just to rip it in the end. I don't HATE people, I just worry that either A...
    evie2001 evie2001 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Hello dear all, I'm Shahbaz. I am posting this because I am fed up of this experience which I am having on EP. I am very friendly person and I like good company, time passes very...
    mrshahbaz mrshahbaz 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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