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I Am Always Afraid to Introduce Myself to People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It has it's pros and cons.I like being close to people,I love getting affection and emotional intimacy and giving it back and feeling like I have this great person i can count on...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I get so worried about this. The few times I've been left alone in my life, I felt so freaked out and unprepared, it's not even okay. How am I going to be an adult if I can't even...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F Jul 22

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    Not sure whether it's just me but I find myself really limited in what I can do and how I socially interact with people because I'm afraid of what they'll think of me and how that...
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    I've been hurt too much. People always leave me. I end up getting treated like crap. I put up walls. I crave physical and emotional contact with that one person. I hope that day...
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    Sometimes I get this urge to strangle someone. I don't know why, but this urge keeps getting stronger and stronger and sometimes I find my hands clasping and reflecting like I'm...
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    I crave the deepest connections with others, yet I'm too afraid to let anyone in. I love to socialize, I love to make friends, and I have a boyfriend. But that true connection has...
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    Ughh.. My parents are out once again, leaving me all by myself. :c help.
    xxsamelovexx xxsamelovexx 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm afraid to let anyone get close to me again because I can't stand the fact of being hurt all over again, I don't want to get attached to someone and then they leave me. I'm not...
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    I'm Brooklynn, nice to meet you. Yes, my name has 2 "N's". I'm unique :) Anyway..... Feel free to message me.
    Brookiecookie2000 Brookiecookie2000 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I can make friends, that's the easy part but you have to be pretty damned special to get really close to me. I've been hurt too many times to let anyone close enough to really hurt...
    elegantstorms elegantstorms 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    What do u think šŸ˜‚ does my hair looking ******* rad or what????
    lillexy05044 lillexy05044 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    When I first arrived in Ibiza it was very difficult for anyone to get to know me. I was afraid to smile and socialize because I cared too much about what other people thought. I...
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    Well, this is my first story posting here so I would like to introduce myself and will want to share few things about me. Well my name is Yumi, I am 25 years old and from Tokyo...
    yumiflyhigh yumiflyhigh 22-25, F 5 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am afraid of being rejected like I'm afraid of being open about my fetish. It's a terrifying experience when I think I'm gonna be rejected to the point that I won't do certain...
    ILF777 ILF777 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    One of my biggest problems in life is being so afraid of what people think of me that I don't talk to anyone at all. Sometimes I do, but I feel like anything I say is stupid or I...
    AnomalousEarthling AnomalousEarthling 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am so afraid of showing people what I write... I could post here, but everything is in portuguese...
    justabraziliangirl justabraziliangirl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I've had periods in life where I would have deep connections/conversations with good friends, girlfriends, relatives, and feel absolutely confident and social. However I would...
    afinechap afinechap 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Not physically. At least not anymore. But I always wanna put myself in danger. I always talk to people who I know will just hurt me. I always do dangerous things, especially if I...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Not always afraid .. But this one certain thing is just driving me nuts ..
    jadetumbler jadetumbler 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Even though people say that I'm am perfect how I am. But I still feel bad about how I look. I'm always jealous of other people at my school because they look perfect compared to me...
    believerofwolf believerofwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I am so tired of peoples selfish ways. I think most people are so wrapped up in their own world that they don't see anything beyond. I always thought of myself as kind and always...
    sunflowergirl78 sunflowergirl78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    My dad is from Barbados, and the culture there is VERY blunt. They will state something really rude in a matter of fact way and be confused when you are offended :) lol. I grew up...
    janicefromkansas janicefromkansas 18-21, F Jul 14

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    When I was in my last year of high school, I was best friends with Year 7s & Year 8s. People who were a 2/3 years younger than myself. People found it strange that I did this, but...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I have always, and always will be, myself. I am happy with the fact that I have a 'contradictory' personality (who doesn't? It's part of being human) and really don't care when...
    randomlygenerated randomlygenerated 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I always second guess myself when I'm talking to someone I don't know that well . I wonder if they actually like me or if it's fake and I'm actually annoying them.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I had enough of explaining! I have to say I find it incredibly hard to find the right words and explain exactly how it is so when I have got the courage to explain please don't...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jul 9

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    idk how in life when i get to know people no matter how close i get to them i would always lose them at the end and always wondering how come people leave me and even when they say...
    woota woota 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I always talk to myself and pretend like i am talking to someone else and asking him for some advice about anything and i reply to myself and pretend that is the answer of the...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    But for some reason that's always the case. Most people who are kind hearted die at an early age, before 60. It's always the good people who get horrible diseases :( .
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel sad about it but never really was vocal about because I wasnt sure if there were people like me out there. I dont know what is wrong with me but noone ever seems to notice...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I always love meeting new people
    Skykilllers7 Skykilllers7 13-15, M Jul 14

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    I may not always agree with some people. That does not make them wrong .I am not qualified to judge anyone as we all see life from our own perspective. There are a few exceptions...
    GreenBlueEyes GreenBlueEyes 41-45 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I have always wondered how other people view and see me, like do they see me in a good or bad way, what's the first thing that pops into their head when they see me, I find it very...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 9

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    I distilled something about myself last night whilst playing chess with my fiance in a team together, against the computer. When I've made up my mind that something is the right...
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    Identity is a state of mind in which someone recognizes/identifies their traits that leads to finding out who they are and what they do and not that of someone else. For the first...
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    Its soo weird im a legal driver with licsense & insurance ( AAA) ok & i get soo nervous when i get on the freeway people driving soo fast & close by me I try to keep calm & drive...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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