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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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...
    PerfectTwo18 PerfectTwo18 13-15, F 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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Im afraid of ppl getting to personal with me especially my coaches.
    h3yjay h3yjay 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    I am copy pasting what I found on the net, it is an eye opener. Why do you attract crazy one people? You pity the awkward At parties, the one guy sitting alone at the bar, or...
    ladywarelock ladywarelock 36-40, F Aug 29

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    I treat people the way i want to be treated. But no one has ever really returned the favor. I wouldn't say I'm looking for it, but it would be a nice feeling to have.
    Nessa312312 Nessa312312 16-17, F Aug 28

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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 move a lot. I don't have very close friends so it will be easier to go when you don't have anyone to stay for.
    MajorCutie MajorCutie 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I have a problem with cause in scared they'll betray my trust
    Gian422 Gian422 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 3 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 8 hrs ago

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    I hate myself for all the lies and deception I inflicted on my current boyfriend. I blame my family particularly. I am a cheater and this means I have broken my own value system. I...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 27

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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 hear women saying to not spend time on someone who does not treat you like they would walk the earth for you, yet I always end up with people who are ashamed to be with me...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    Finding the right people to be your friends is a task in itself and once you find them another task is to see if they are they are good enough to be really close to your heart...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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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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    Looming thought's yet to be processed have me considering ideas that shouldn't Why do these happen I don't know, my understanding is just that from where I sit I dwell On the...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 14 hrs ago

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    Thoughts like demons possess my mind, destroying me from the inside out. Inside me they eat away at my sanity, they sharpen their teeth as the chew on the bones of my dreams. I...
    peanutman27 peanutman27 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I wish I would see it a lot more. There was one day that my boyfriend was driving in the pointing rain and in the other side of traffic I saw an elderly man walking, I wished that...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    i always felt different even at a young age i was diagnosed with bipolar but as i grow older i see that i have so much compassion its not normal i let people step on me and when.i...
    unknown666999 unknown666999 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes it feels as though there is a disconnect between my outward voice and my inside voice. Maybe because words could never describe certain things and even though you can try...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I don't fit in because I refuse to be anyone but myself. I'm a nice person and I do almost anything for friends when I have thembut why do people have to lie and pretend?I hate...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Constant thought's beat me from the inside The silent screams are unbelievably loud Caught in the struggle for my sanity I don't see any way out Who are they what do they want...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm only 15, but still.. I'm thinking a lot and I'm scared 2 grow up. I'm scared that I will miss too much, lose my mom, being alone, growing old. I have said to myself, I need to...
    radbabe radbabe 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I might kill myself tonight.
    halfpace halfpace 16-17, F 6 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am for the most part a self-confident person. It is one of my attributes, that my friends comment on the most. Where I am most apt to have the fear of rejection is with someone...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    There were some people I met in my life that if I knew now, I'd love to be around. I'm a different person. I want to engage. I wish I had maintained relationships with certain...
    shameinnoshame shameinnoshame 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    My story is that I have a sickness inside that I don't know how to make go away. It's hard to define this sickness other than a pervading poison that is eating me from the inside...
    Shellybelle Shellybelle 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I have been held back, turned down by job interviews (potential bosses) & romantic partners a lot in the past due to my extreme self-doubt. I am a very hard-working ambitious...
    greensanctuary greensanctuary 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am disappointed in myself for that fact that I still let people walk all over me & **** with my emotions. I thought that by this age, I would be standing up for myself more...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I can't even express my true feelings nor say anything. I feel the pain in my heart yet I'm scared to express my feelings. I'm afraid of hurting other feelings and this is why I...
    ohida ohida 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I often isolate myself because people make me sick sometimes. I hate having to answer to people, having to worry about what someone is thinking or what they think of me. When i'm...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I never for a second thought my life would take the turns it has I'm greatly appreciative for all the people I have met, love, lost Along the way, you are my current saviours For...
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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