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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 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 4 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 3 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 2 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 1 day 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 2 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 1 day 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 3 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 3 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 2 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 2 days ago

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    I have every console, with the exception of Wii and WiiU, so we should be able to find something to play together lol. Shoot me a message on here if any of you want to play...
    AnInfamousDerka AnInfamousDerka 18-21, M Aug 17

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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 a week ago

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    Besides my fear of always being judging by people I have come to realize I somehow rub people the wrong way, or maybe my social anxiety comes from the fact I rub people the wrong...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Aug 17

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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 talk to myself because i want to practice how to have a conversation but at the end is just me talking to me ._.
    Mynameistooweird Mynameistooweird 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    hahahahahaha every tiiime 👌 always try to win people over with personality lol
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Aug 17

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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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    I heard about EP and I thought it might help me, because nothing else has. I'm currently 16 years old living in Matthews, North Carolina. I've always been the kind of kid that put...
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I think I have always believed that I am not a complete person, that my life is about making up for that, becoming 'better'. Life has seemed to me to be the task of becoming a...
    Angiethebrave Angiethebrave 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm not afraid to make decisions but I'm afraid if I make that decision people will judge me on that decision I made
    sillyrose1994 sillyrose1994 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Every since I was little I've always been afraid of dolls, it feels like they could come to life and it's really scary, especially when you've watched dolls come to life in horror...
    Faiithh Faiithh 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am afraid of not being in the right course. I am spending lot of time on this, it would be very bad realizing that its a wasted time. And the biggest problem is that if i dont...
    monicafixe monicafixe 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    When mean people I don't want to mentally deal with text me "hey" I'm tempted to reply "not today Satan" but I'll always reply if I can. Why do I do it to myself?
    Naty14 Naty14 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 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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    Rejection, pain, being alone...it scares me. Yet I seem to do nothing to change it. I do think I am in love. Or maybe its a crush. I hate myself for not saying anything. And thats...
    blackHM blackHM 22-25 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    When you are alone with no friends and family, yourself is all you have to talk too . It's like I'm stuck at sea alone... N I'm afraid if the ocean..
    vadorantiwolf vadorantiwolf 16-17, M 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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    hello everyone ..i want to tell all my friends and to person whom i talk here .. if i send some one message or if i receive message ... i just normally talk like friend ... and...
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I am not afraid to let go. I am not afraid to cut negative people out of my life. I am not afraid to love myself because you failed to do so. But I am afraid of never feeling the...
    brokenhearted7108 brokenhearted7108 31-35, F Aug 26

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    It's not that I'm "afraid of rejection" [anymore]. It's more like I dread the thought of the idea. When I do feel rejected, that's when I get stuck in my head with my thoughts. A...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 28

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