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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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    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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    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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    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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    I need help. I have to introduce myself to 7 and 8 year olds, because I'll be assisting their class at dance for the next year, But I don't know how to do it
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F Sep 13

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    Hello everyone, what sup. Alizeh here. I shall introduce myself to you all. Well my name is Alizeh, I am 23 years old and I was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. I did my...
    alizehasif alizehasif 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    I always try to help people, either by being there to talk to or providing energy healing... I rarely get much thanks for it, but the satisfaction of helping others is enough for...
    mbubu mbubu 26-30, M Sep 4

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    I've let several people close, it has always wound up bad or hurtful. I swore I wouldn't get real close to anyone here on EP but I have a soft heart and am easily bamboozled by...
    onebrightday onebrightday 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Get it memorized. Ana has a boyfriend, and it is yours truly. If you're going to add me to the circle MAINLY due to the fact Ana uses this account most of the time, just delete...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 5

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    In short I have liked few guys in my life.. but have never let them know that I liked them. In fact all of them liked me. But I have never tried to convert it into a relation...
    ShadowlessSoul ShadowlessSoul 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    For me, I don't like when people get close because I don't want them to know anything about me, not because I'm afraid of being hurt. I actually wish I was more talkative and had...
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    People who I let get close to me either hurt me, or I hurt them. It's all I've known. Any good, I'm afraid of because it's abnormal for me.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Sep 16

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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 1 day ago

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    I COULD change myself to let everyone like me but, as u said before in my other experience, in times im brave in times im not so its kinda hard
    Crossfire14 Crossfire14 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    It has affected my relationships so much and not just my love type of relationships but friendships as well...I just can't seem to open up am bubbly,life of the party but I can't...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I want to get close to people, but whenever I try to, they show their true colours and end up being selfish and the cynic in me is right as opposed to the hopeful, curious, happy...
    FD2014 FD2014 18-21, M Sep 15

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    Hi my name is Nhice. :) i'd love to be friends with you all.
    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 5

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    I have really bad promblems with ppl getting close to me than leaving me for some one else
    acoburn acoburn 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I have a problem with cause in scared they'll betray my trust
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    Just recently gave a guy my number and we talked for a few months,then he goes 8 days without a single word and thinks its perfectly fine,this is why i have issues
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F Sep 15

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    because it sucks when they stop talking all of a sudden.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I found myself. But I always afraid of what people can think of me. You can say fear of prestige or fear of anything. To be yourself, it's challenge.
    peterrizk peterrizk 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 19

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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 5 hrs 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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    Once i get my hopes togheter it falls apart , i'm afraid to love people i'm afraid to get my hopes togheter again , i'm afraid that i will expect to much
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Sep 7

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    I do though I am just always afraid that some how I'm going to hurt them.
    ThomasKR ThomasKR 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I always talk to myself. I don't really talk much to other people If I don't know them ( face to face ) but I don't even know when I'm doing it haha
    AlfieEscandellDerosa AlfieEscandellDerosa 13-15, M Sep 19

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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 6 days ago

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    I've always talked to myself but I only incessantly depended upon my own voice when I was about six years-old and beyond. I used to get left at home a lot of the time and I was...
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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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 2 days ago

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    I always try and understand people, and I'm not judgemental at least I have always made a conscious effort not to be. If you want a chit chat and I'm free I will happily talk to...
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F Sep 3

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    One of the things about dating online is you sometimes meet people who you're capable of pretty profound emotional connection with but then you realize you have no actual genuine...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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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 17 hrs ago

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    My dad is a bitter person. When he was young, he dreamed of being an engineer. But when he graduated form high school, he was discouraged. He can't because of financial problem. He...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have always had a strong affinity for those who are naturally inclined to express themselves creatively & intellectually in a graceful; classy manner that goes against the grains...
    josha202 josha202 26-30, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    They seem like they are the main ones who always have something to say or want to debate someone. Sometimes I find it funny but most of the time I am highly irritated and I guess...
    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I so want to admire myself for being brave and not hiding myself so I don't get hurt but I can't because I'm afraid. I don't try to be someone I'm not...I'm not a phony. That would...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 21

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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 1 day ago

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    But really, how much would you charge if you'd been drawing artwork, with at least 18+ years of experience? If you had the skill to draw portraits, cartoon characters, book and...
    ArtofSunrise ArtofSunrise 22-25 2 Responses Sep 11

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    " my whole life I've been telling myself don't be afraid and it is only now that I am realizing how stupid that is. Don't be afraid is like saying don't move out of the way when...
    rachnixon rachnixon 26-30, F Sep 14

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    I heard about EP and I thought it might help me, because nothing else has. I'm currently 16 years old living in Matthews, North Carolina. I've always been the kind of kid that put...
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    It is as it is. I cannot relate to people. When I was young, i was bullied, a lot. I guess that was when I started to get further away form people. Strange to say this, but now I...
    guerrabh250 guerrabh250 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    The rain is coming down heavily. The neighborhood is quiet. It's October and it marks a full 2 years and 2 months of being single. It's been 2 months since I've made any physical...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    One of my superpowers is the ability to survive without sleep. And complicate things in a way that would cause me to unknowingly sabotage myself. I started a new job three weeks...
    claudiacarmenb claudiacarmenb 22-25, F 26 mins ago

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    Usually people who are afraid of falling in love are those who were left down by their boy/girlfriend. I'm this kind of persons who broke up in a relationship. I had 4 relationship...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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