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I Am Always Afraid to Introduce Myself to People

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ".... 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 22-25, F Oct 11, 2014

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    hi everyone I'm Jasmine I'm 18 years old, and I get too attached to people who I find a connection with, I've always been this way since I was young and I couldn't understand it...
    jnyell jnyell 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    It's my fault really. I keep pushing everyone away. I've been through a lot. It's hard for me to trust people. I'm scared of being betrayed, rejected or forgotten. I prefer to...
    sfvfvfvfsvfs sfvfvfvfsvfs 22-25, F Mar 10

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    Everyone has always made fun of me for this but I have a legit fear of little people. I'm not sure why or if it stems from any where. Specifically the Achondroplasia type. I guess...
    CreatingChristi CreatingChristi 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I've learned that distance doesn't make a losing someone less painful... it only makes you think about all the opportunities you wasted... I can't help but to blame myself for...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I am me. I am an original, not a copycat. I am a Disney baby. I am a Skillet junkie. (Christian rock, metal) I am 37 years old but I don't look, sound, dress, talk or act like a...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 17 hrs ago

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    My heart is racing. My head is hurting. I keep thinking about how there's no one. There's nothing. Maybe I've been alone for too long. I've forgotten how to connect. Every part of...
    bunnyXbunny bunnyXbunny 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was just telling my co-worker friend this, this afternoon. After experiencing betrayal, isolation, deceit and alienation from "friends" in the past, it's been difficult allowing...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I just have trust issues I guess. I've been let down more than once..I just feel safer when I keep to myself. Sometimes even sharing my feelings can get me hurt. Trying to talk to...
    colormepnk colormepnk 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm sure it common knowledge that people who are closest to you always hurt you the most. It's happened multiple times to me. It makes it hard for me to let my current girlfriend...
    dev10251 dev10251 18-21, M Mar 2

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    I hate it when people get close to me. Because I always think they'll judge me
    Fourtris143 Fourtris143 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always think that I'm going to end up being disappointed or hurt so I push ppl away .
    EboniFrost EboniFrost 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Always have been. Wanted to go first.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    it's a scary road im afraid if you learned the truth you would stray...
    MrsIndependent86 MrsIndependent86 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's just I'm afraid they would touch sexuality and I don't normally say nothing
    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have had such negative experiences dating men as a transexual woman I find it very hard to trust men, especially transexual admirers, they have been the most insincere people I...
    Lot1978 Lot1978 26-30, T 1 Response Feb 27

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    well I say this because I feel the heavy responsibility of having to be there when I don't want to be and I don't like hurting people at all so I try not to get close to people
    lisathatsthere lisathatsthere 18-21, F Feb 27

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    not gonna right a lot on this one, but yes I have a bf but no I don't feel anything for him. I am a bad person. I cheat and use him cos I'm selfish. and I don't open up to him or...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 15 Responses Mar 2

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    when you know people who are moving away and starting their careers, you feel that you're being left behind
    cstraw92 cstraw92 22-25, M Mar 3

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    so i tend to push people away. my wall is built way too high andvway too long.
    timidher timidher 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    The thing that bothers me the most is when people try to force a place in my life. that just makes me push a person away twice as much. I'm the girl that needs her space at times...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Physical, Emotional, and mentally. I just don't want someone close to me due to my trust issues with people. .-.
    Kumarie Kumarie 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I JUST HATE ALL PEOPLE. Not really. But kind of, ya know?
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 2 days ago

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    Hey y'all 😊 I'm nikki, friends call me nik. I'm the type that doesn't open up easily but I figured why not do it on here with a bunch of strangers right? Lol . Anyway , life's...
    YourGirlNikki YourGirlNikki 22-25, F Feb 27

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    TheMightyEvanora TheMightyEvanora 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    ...for fear I will lose them. Over the years, I've lost 2 of my dearest friends, as well as my parents, to illness. I've lost marriages due to my spouses' infidelities, addictions...
    CarrieSue CarrieSue 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    because I don't want to get hurt emotionally.
    chrissy1961 chrissy1961 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    Physically and emotionally. I just hate it.
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My life motto: if I get too close to someone, run! It sucks to feel like that. I have missed so much in life because of my distant behaviour :(
    JustMarvellous123 JustMarvellous123 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    because they tend to try to break me. It took me a long time to recover, I don't need the bull. but I do love others unconditionally, even the ones I say I hate, or I should hate
    Bryona Bryona 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Because I Know They're Gonna Hurt Me .
    DeeplyLoved43 DeeplyLoved43 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I love my best friends dearly and I would risk doing ANYTHING for them :)
    Hayley13T15 Hayley13T15 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    It never fails. I've fallen for friends before, they are clueless except for 2 of them.. I hated it, the 2 friends whom I've said I liked them have liked me back but, couldn't do...
    dbelone11 dbelone11 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I'm afraid.. Really afraid. I'm afraid of everything lately.. While at the same time I feel emotionless, fearless. I'm afraid of leaving. I'm afraid of what will happen with him. I...
    Myohmygoodness Myohmygoodness 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I hate seeing it too. If I'm in a circle and someone is just standing there awkwardly ( or doesn't know anyone) I'll be the first to introduce myself and try to include them. I...
    Streptococcus Streptococcus 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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