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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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    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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    ".... 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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    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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    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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    This is practically my life story...why I am so afraid to trust people lies within how I have been treated...
    BrokenGlassDoll BrokenGlassDoll 16-17, F Dec 15

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    By love I don't mean guys or anything...and I don't mean losing people to death. But I am afraid of losing my friends and family, that they will stop caring about me or I will do...
    prznaroosak prznaroosak 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    After struggling with and escaping my mother's abuse for three months, I've finally grown comfortable with letting my siblings know what goes on in my life. But today I was...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Over the years, I have developed many walls around myself.. although these walls protect myself and my heart they have also isolated me from may of the people I meet. Trying to...
    ben37SC ben37SC 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I've always wanted to feel loved but I am never able to open up to people around me. When I'm alone, I would create a world in my head where I befriended all those people I...
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M Dec 5

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    I'm broken and full of corruption... What will it take for me to stop letting people in... First of all they end up either hurting me, or I hurt them! Maybe even both... But it's...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 14

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    I used to be afraid I gave a few chances but each time they prove me wrong , the further I move away getting closer and closer to that fear. Until I decided to shut these doors and...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    It's not that I hate being with other people. It's just that I've got trust issues. I hate people leaving me behind. :( But that's inevitable so I have to face that fact.
    nightfurydoodie nightfurydoodie 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    that never ONCE ended well for me. i will NEVER let that happen... i craze it but i fear it a thousand times more than i crave it
    blackscribbles blackscribbles 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I've been hurt far too much to ever trust anyone
    girlinthecity girlinthecity 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    When I do, something usually happens to break me. Whether it be intentional or not. They leave. And I feel abandoned. Even though they're not abandoning me, but it feels that way...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm only wary of letting potential dates get close. I have been burned in the past by doing that. To my family and close friends I am a completely open book.
    SuperheroFanboy SuperheroFanboy 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    'At the surface it looks perfect, underneath it's just a perfect storm.' - Icon For Hire
    ineedthis2 ineedthis2 18-21, F Dec 6

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    I opened up a little bit more than I feel comfortable... Thought I was okay at the time... But now my life long secret... The secret that no one knew... No one except for me... Has...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 15

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    I'd love to be open in that respect. But I've been hurt far too much sadly.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Dec 15

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    So there is a girl at work whom I really like and I have a feeling she likes me aswell but I'm to shy to ask her out because it's been a really long time since I've been in a...
    todosomething todosomething 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    palomaflys palomaflys 16-17, F Dec 5

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    I've always been sort of jealous of people who weren't afraid to be who they were. I've gone through life being afraid of other people's opinions, so I sort of have this thing...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    So I thought I should tell u guys all the things I have been threw in life this is hard for me telling u guys but bare with me so I was born on the 7 jan 1996 so as I got older and...
    Scarsdontfade Scarsdontfade 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate myself..People always take avantaged from me. I know it but i don't know how to deny. I care their poeple feeling too much but they don't care my feeling. I cannot really...
    chombongkoch chombongkoch 31-35, F Dec 2

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    People always ask me this, even here. So here's your answer: I'm afraid of annoying people by talking to them.
    Leofflaed Leofflaed 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm not afraid of dying at all, but I'm always afraid of losing loved ones or pets.
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I love surprising people, being thoughtful and sweet. I'm just terrible at it and always afraid of doing it wrong, so I don't bother.
    ShatteredSoundwaves ShatteredSoundwaves 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 26

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    lol yeah, i literally don't give a damn what people think about me. I've always been just myself .. and if people don't like me for who i am then it's just simply not my problem...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M Dec 14

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    I think i have an aura that pushes people away from me. Or maybe there is something about my appearance i don't know. Somehow people always think i don't like them , or that i don...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Those who are real are not afraid to show people their real selves. Those who are fake are the ones cowering behind other people.
    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 15

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    I've always kept to myself, I'd cry at night to hide the pain I always feel! I've learnt to trust a few of my friends and only have 3 besties who I'd tell everything now. Before I...
    daniebravo daniebravo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Wishing For Tomorrow&Haunted By the Memories-In my darkest days ages 11-16 I passed days that seemed way too long in lost in books. The language printed didn't matter as I devoured...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Im always talking to myself wondering about all the lost and homeless animals :( it's sad... but then I tell myself it's ok and go look for some :3 they are always so full of life...
    hdhdodkdhdi hdhdodkdhdi 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's always been a pleasure meeting new people, knowing about them & becoming friends. It's been totally a great experience when you come across a stranger, start talking & then...
    ProjectXPune ProjectXPune 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I hate seeing people upset or hurt. I'm very sensitive to other people's feelings and I always want to make people happy. It can be a great personality trait, but also a flaw.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I have always enjoyed meeting new people. I like making friendships that last for years
    bacon62 bacon62 51-55, M Nov 25

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    I don't understand. I guess I am just not clear with myself. How and where should I start? Hmm... Let's see. When I start liking someone, they start acting like an ******* proving...
    ShatteredHeartBrightDreams ShatteredHeartBrightDreams 18-21 34 mins ago

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    I suppose it's the fact that I never had a big family. No siblings (that I know of, anyway - my "dad" may well have other children). I've never felt like I really belonged to...
    IntoTheWyld IntoTheWyld 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Took me a king time to come to terms with it I really wanted to get on the really chubby side. Never did thought to much about what people would say now screw that and them I'm...
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm sorry for the lengthy post... I just watched Geography Club and it got me regretting how long it took me to come out, and then explore as to why that was.... One of the things...
    jbar291 jbar291 18-21, M Dec 12

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    I have always been the shy girl. The wired girl. Iv always loved playing sports was never really into makeup. I would much rather play soccer or football than go shopping. I was...
    Ampk Ampk 18-21, F a week ago

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    not sure if I'm afraid anymore...I'm just used to it right now, I've been rejected by every girl I ever liked or cared about (possibly loved), people says "have confidence"...well...
    Muramasa Muramasa 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a bad habit of pushing people away. I try not to though. When I go through hard times of numerous sorts, my first instinct is to push people away. I have this mad desire...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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