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I Am Always Afraid to Introduce Myself to People

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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    I was attracted to a man that worked with my dad when I was very young, people already in relationships, certain relatives. NOT NORMAL and very frustrating. And I have a hard time...
    Tabooyou24 Tabooyou24 22-25, F 1 Response 49 mins ago

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    My boyfriend told me today that he wants to live in my city...halfway across the globe from where he lives. It made me so happy, as it was what I was hoping for because it means...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I'm so afraid of people getting close to me. I mean I want it but I'm kind of afraid, because once I have that bonding with someone or even relationship and it's gone or they leave...
    t3rriv t3rriv 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I've been lied to and I've been hurt a lot throughout my life. I worry that I will never be able to trust people again. I'm afraid to bring new people into my life, I'm afraid to...
    smileyryley smileyryley 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I am horribly, pathetically, afraid of this little being inside of me. Ever since I was young I loved being alone, everybody knew it and they didn't mind. Nowadays, it's like a...
    00Wieme00 00Wieme00 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    So there is this guy I like, we have started dating. I think he likes me too, but i always think what he's getting out of it. Im afraid that I will start to like him to much. The...
    heybro1 heybro1 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I find it really hard to trust people, especially men. I was bullied and ignored a lot at school and I had a hard time making and keeping friends - kids only bothered with me when...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    For two years I've been nothing but hurt by people. I've lost the last person in my life because I couldn't let him in. It's not that I'm afraid, I'm not afraid of anything. I just...
    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I feel like when people get close they won't like what they'll see ive made quite a few mistakes and i always feel like im gonna be judged for them. i am also intense and it can...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    i'm just honestly scared i'll get rejected and / or people will use that as a weakness of mine to get to me which they will. That they will use me , they will attempt and succeed...
    kawaiimaddyx kawaiimaddyx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I really need to work on this because I block myself off from people
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    mostly because i am not honest with myself and have secrets plus I've been used before and that kinda ****** me up, even though I do wish to let people into my life .
    jynx1 jynx1 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always end up getting my feelings squashed in the end. I'm starting to think I can never fully let anyone get close, every time I try to open up I just get knocked back down.
    Lucycristobal Lucycristobal 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Every time I let someone get too close to me...I end up getting hurt. They usually don't stick around to help pick up the pieces...they've moved on. I try and be friendly but I'm...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Everyone leaves eventually, nothing last forever. I tend to push away people that could actually end up being really good friends for me because I get scared. I don't like being...
    moshinocherryxx moshinocherryxx 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I am subconsciously.. Whenever I meet new people I like talking to them but then after a while I start losing interest. Its never their fault but I know it must be a bit...
    VintageIndigo VintageIndigo 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm mostly scared that I'll hurt them one day. I don't want people to get attached to me because I have a potentially life threatening illness. If I die, I want to hurt as little...
    polyglotparrot polyglotparrot 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    New coworker wants to be in my life, but does he really know what that means. Do we really know a person after just a few weeks of working with them. Maybe I am the opposite of...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Well I guess just certain people. It just depends
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    when I let people in it feels like I'm just going to be another disappointment to them and I usually am 99.9% of the time
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Every time I let people get close, I end up getting hurt emotionally or physically for it. I'm done letting people get that close. I'm not going to let my guard down again.
    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    AS Ive been really hurt in the past by so called friends and/or potential partners especially 1 in 2005 who text me my 1st time as a female & said its ???? my previous name, or its...
    TrannyinSydney TrannyinSydney 26-30, T 1 Response Jan 4

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    People who mean the world to you, just have to leave from your life. You watch your closest friends leave at a distance. One by one. They walk down to another path by themselves...
    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel hurt that my brother ain't here for me at times since he's lucked up. I also hated myself for not doing something but i was six when he was locked up. I admired him and...
    YamiUchiha YamiUchiha 18-21, M Jan 18

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    I'm always helping people if they ask me , or if it looks like they need help . Yet , when I need it , no one is there . Hm .
    domino00 domino00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Q. What is the best time to do anything? A. The best time is now, the present time is the only time over which you have power. Q. Who are the most important people? A. The...
    alan61a alan61a 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    I try to live my life by a rule: Always help someone if they need it. And if they don't need it, offer it anyway. Because who knows? They may like some company.
    TheNarratorGrim TheNarratorGrim 18-21, M Jan 16

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    I've had enough loneliness and melancholy, so as much as possible, I try to make the people around me (or virtually around me) happy. I mean, the world would be a better place if...
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Hi. I'm Kelsey. I'm 17 and go to high school. I like all kinds of things but mostly hanging out with friends and watching movies and stuff. Nice to meet you.
    KelseyDiamond KelseyDiamond 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well, sh!t... one of my worst fears has come true. I am picky about choosing friends because of this fear. I only have enough close to me to count on one hand & now I might have...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    When you've been through so much, you loose your trust for everyone. And it's so hard to let anyone gain your trust fully
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    We are all searching for someone, who's demons play well with ours.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I have this really huge problem with loosing interest in guys! I starts with me getting intrerested in at guy. Maybe after a week of talking and keeping eye contact in School, he...
    Methoma Methoma 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    It's like the moment I start to trust someone new is the moment they betray me and use what I said against me.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I told my boyfriend everything about me for the most part and he used it against me while we were arguing. Now I know better
    TheTenaciousPirate TheTenaciousPirate 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    But I am not feeling helpful now.Tomorrow is my daughter's birthday.She is getting married soon.So this is the last birthday she gets to spend with us before her marriage .She is...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 17

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    I was 12 years old when I and thirty other kids were waiting outside in front of the school. It was the first week of secondary school. In a few minutes we would bike to a nearby...
    Jemoeder Jemoeder 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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    I'm constantly afraid of saying the wrong thing and offending them or making things awkward and/or embarrassing myself. The idea of networking to advance myself in my STEM career...
    enbybee enbybee 18-21, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm sure many people feel this way, too many. However, I don't base this on an idea of self pity, or attention seeking. I never speak these feelings to other people, I never talk...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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