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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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    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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    ".... 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

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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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    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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    Hello There ! Inspired by people introducing themselves..... I thought of introducing myself. but before I start, I request all of you, not to be judgmental. So I am Rajan, 43...
    Raajan71 Raajan71 41-45, M Oct 10

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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 Sep 30

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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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    Letting people get close to me hurts either me or them... I don't want to hurt anyone. Just go away...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Cause People lead to Friends, friends lead to relations, relations lead to expectations, expectations lead to pain, pain leads to change and i don't wanna change my lazy life B)
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M a week ago

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    This is because people sometimes expect too much and get hurt when I can't meet them.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Especially here. Honest question, real quick - ladies, when you put it on your profile that you won't or don't answer "Hi" messages, how would you like me to greet you at first...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hi! My name is Lucy, and I've been on and off this site for awhile now. I'm 18 and live with my parents and two sisters, two cats and a dog. I like to write and earn a good living...
    LucyWood1996 LucyWood1996 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I am scared of what will happen.. The urges are taking over and I don't want to cut.. But it's like I need to... I need the physical pain... I don't even know what to do..
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    because it sucks when they stop talking all of a sudden.
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 29

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    maybe because i'm an introvert. and i don't like letting someone know my private life.
    Mmontag Mmontag 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days 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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    i really like this guy, but he's JUST like my father! he's an alcoholic and he has ambition to work for the same company my dad does. i can't be with him. and i told him this today...
    ana95j ana95j 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I would probably be interested in her at first, seeing how she likes the same stuff I do. Then, I would end up hating her/me/whatever. I always end up hating people who are like me...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Oct 12

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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 Sep 25

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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 Sep 29

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    Always wondered it myself but seeing with the way most woman are, there is no way any would say anything. Because this saying is true "most woman are ******* and most man are dicks...
    ziroks ziroks 22-25, M Oct 3

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    i talk to myself in the mirror so this guy i know from london asked me out yesterday i was still broken from two days ago... and he made me feel loved so i said yes stupidly -_...
    heeeeey heeeeey 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I have never been confident. My entire life I have always second guessed myself, my choices, my actions. I don't know why, it's just the way that I've always been. I envy those...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Oct 11

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    It always shocks me when people find me attractive. People always compliment my hair all the time
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Bottom line humans suck, animals are far more intelligent and honest with their own species. Humans are cruel, power hungry, and bloodthirsty. Animals only fight for survival...
    AllThePrettyHorses AllThePrettyHorses 41-45, F a week ago

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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 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 Oct 1

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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 1 Response Sep 30

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    Every guy I've ever liked has been anywhere from a month to fourteen years older than me. Girls my age are just annoying, and I always hang out with people two-three years older...
    isabellaperry isabellaperry 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I always tend to make people laugh even I have so many problems to face. To see other people smiling makes my burdens lighter:)
    Quang1414 Quang1414 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    1. I am doing this instead of doing my homework. 2. Peanut butter with chocolate is my weakness..it really is the next best thing after sliced bread 3. I am the proud conqueror of...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Most certainly me. I feel it's better to b honest even if it hurts then to lie. I can not stand liars or lieing, it is so unnecessary. My friends often take it the wrong way and...
    lostwithin25 lostwithin25 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So I made this new account because my last two accounts were suspended for some reason and I don't know what I've done to have such things done to me....I don't know if people are...
    koreanguy1005 koreanguy1005 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    ...for as long as I can remember. I guess I was always this way to an extent, but the depression and anxiety became much more manifest during college and are showing no signs of...
    Scribbler17 Scribbler17 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There was a time when I used to be pretty critical and judgemental. These past few years though there's a different way I've taken. It's this: whenever I see something in someone...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 1 Response 9 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'll be 23 at the end of this year. Apparently I'm behind in my family & other people eyes who know me. Before I graduated from highschool I had to help my parents out when nobody...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm not really afraid of singledom nor am I afraid to be a single parent but with my lack of experience I'm sure it'd drive any guy away. I try to think of the positives about...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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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 Sep 30

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    Im 24 years old, and I have a pretty face, I have gorgeous boyfriend, I know I am intelligent, on the outside people think that I am so lucky. It's so easy to pretend, but I...
    lostinthisnightmare lostinthisnightmare 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 8

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    I shut myself out in general. I'm socially awkward, and really trusting. I let people get into my heart, just to rip it in the end. I don't HATE people, I just worry that either A...
    evie2001 evie2001 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I was at the Dr and this lady said that gay marriage is happening bc the devil was taking over the world. When I went to church the preacher told me he was afraid I will never get...
    clarysage13 clarysage13 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I want to find a man who will give me calm, love, happiness, who will never give me up.I am afraid to spend the rest of my life alone and unhappy.
    ScarlettMelanie84 ScarlettMelanie84 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    "I wonder if you have ever given someone a compliment that wasn't a backhanded insult. I prefer not to, it gives people an unsettling impression of self-importance." - Rachel E...