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I Am Always Afraid to Introduce Myself to People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 278 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    ".... 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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    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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    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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    Lol sounds abit corny , anyway ... Hello people :) I'm new here obviously lol just thought I'd introduce myself to the virtual world .. So here's me introducing myself :) friends...
    FancyPantiesBitches FancyPantiesBitches 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    i dont know who the hell came up with these awful fantasy stories! they make us believe **** and now, as grown ups, get depressed because those stories didn't come true for us. we...
    Zagirllxx Zagirllxx 16-17, F 3 Responses May 9

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    I never like seeing people upset because I always think they might end up like I was. Alone, scared, upset, cutting or trying to kill themselves. I always try and cheer people up...
    PandaGirl28X PandaGirl28X 13-15 1 Response May 12

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    This sounds really selfish, I know. I've just spent my whole entire life surrounded by depressed people. Family, friends, other halves. I'm very quiet and am naturally a very happy...
    Invisibubble Invisibubble 31-35, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Every time I let my defenses down, that's when people hurt me the most. I hope that won't always be the case.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F May 19

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    i am scared that someone will get hurt and i wont be able to help because i am always in pain
    Angel861 Angel861 13-15 1 Response May 10

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    Everyone feels hurt and loss. I think I came back to EP to vent a little. I like to help others too, but this weekend just killed me. I had met a guy online who said he was...
    SunnyGrlA SunnyGrlA 36-40, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am actually a firm believe that most people are selfish by nature. I say this as someone who has had so many people come and go in my life who have shown me that unless I'm there...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    I think that there is something wrong with me... I just don't want to get people close to me. I think that I was disaponted and left alone so many times that I just can't trust...
    Hashii Hashii 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    All I seem to do lately is cry. I've cried for 16 days straight cause I missed my boyfriend who was in America and then the day he came back I found out he's been on here messaging...
    PrettyPrincess23 PrettyPrincess23 18-21, F May 8

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    After giving up everything I had in my life to be with the girl I loved I got seriously screwed over, lied to, cheated on everything..and now I can't trust anyone and am so so...
    Propsta84 Propsta84 26-30, M 4 Responses May 8

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    It's not that I don't trust people, or that I've been cheated or lied to in the past. I push others away for fear of my disappointing them. If somebody becomes a very close friend...
    Elsiphael Elsiphael 16-17, T May 9

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    I hate wen im the nicest person and my bfs family are bullies and they treat me bad i dnt deserve this kind of treat ment . And that goes for my bfs family . 😔 but they always...
    paulam76 paulam76 18-21, F May 1

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    I'm 15 years old and I'm a freshman in Baldwin. I love my chickens, my ducks, and my dog Luke.
    ObsessiveSuicidal ObsessiveSuicidal 13-15, F May 1

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    we become friends and get kinda close, then I trust them... but once I trust them and open up... I think I either annoy them or scare them because they start to act different...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F Apr 30

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    I get nervous when someone tries to get close to me bc I've been hurt before and never wanna go thru that hurt again.
    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F 1 Response May 8

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    I can't stand humans. They pretend they're here for us but they never are. We're just candles to them. They use us, burn us and never rebuilds us.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    Every time they get close either they break me or I ultimately push them away.
    OohlalaMimi OohlalaMimi 16-17, F May 9

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    im so scared of having another heartbreak and getting hurt
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 5 Responses May 10

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    why this..? even I know, you know, every one knows, one day will be blank the world will be destroy ... then why this ...?
    sw3et sw3et 22-25, F May 15

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    It takes a lot to gain my trust to let you fully in my life. Friend or boyfriend! When I do I usually get hurt so I put my defenses up.
    NathanJMontes NathanJMontes 16-17, M May 20

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    How can one love without fear of being hurt?
    classykitty classykitty 16-17, F May 21

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    I don't want to let her go, but I am a constant reminder how much I've hurt her.
    love1336 love1336 22-25, F 1 Response May 21

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    I am so scared that if I let someone love me that all they will do is hurt me. I am scared that I will start to love them and than it was a lie. so I am scared to open up or let...
    PinkyChristina PinkyChristina 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Please, if you ask for help, do not call me stupid when I try to help you using personal experience. I've actually tried what I say to try in real life, and it's helped me turn my...
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 1 Response May 17

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    Every single time im hanging out with a group of people, im always thinking about what to say, my mind starts going crazy... should i say something? do they think im weird? omg i...
    711casc 711casc 18-21, F 3 Responses May 20

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    Considering I have failed with life so many times and as a failure I'm afraid of myself..
    freedom1608 freedom1608 16-17, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are times when I can be very very strong but then there are very specific things that can break me away very easily and just wear me down. Like if I am deeply invested in...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M May 1

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    I love helping people. It happened when I first went through a melt down.. I needed help and I couldn't be totally open with anyone but myself. I told my close friends but that was...
    Vanessyi Vanessyi 18-21, F May 14

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    I always seem to find people that use me. I'm a good listener and I draw people that need listening ears. The sad fact is that those people are commonly very selfish and have no...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 2 Responses May 16

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    If someone seems shallow, chances are they're not. They're just afraid to let people get to know them because they don't want to get hurt.
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Why are so many millions of people taking to online social websites for companionship? We all have come here and to other websites for thousands of different reasons. Many are with...
    Jamestone73 Jamestone73 41-45, M 2 Responses May 4

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    This is something that has come with age for me, and I wasn't always like this with people. Unfortunately, I was hurt one too many times and refuse to let it happen so easily. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    I hate myself, People think I'm not good enough and I think so.. I hate my body and I really hate my face!
    phoneringing20 phoneringing20 18-21, F 1 Response May 15

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