I Am Always On the Defensive

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    I Can Be....

    ~ I guess because I am so use to being attacked, I tend to either keep my mouth shut or get defensive when someone doesn't like the way I am. I don't like this about myself & am trying to change it but it's hard. So a bit of patience would be appreciated sincerely...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 6, 2009

    How To Stop Being So Defensive...anyone?

    So I have a tendency to get defensive. Today at work I ended up having an argument with a coworker and losing my temper a bit with her because of this tendency of mine. Not my proudest moment. I of course apologized and we made up, but I still feel very badly about it. The...
    somegirl12345678 somegirl12345678
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 29, 2010

    I Wish Someone Would Show Me That Honest People Are Still Real

    I feel like everyone is torturing me at times... I am quietly suffering and I find myself very defensive with people and judging where as once I was not like that. I had more trust in my heart for people. I don't know where I went wrong but I got that way in the end I hated...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2011

    I Feel the Same Way

    I was looking online why I am always on the defensive , why always feel guilty and feel that I am doing something wrong... deep inside I know that my parents are the reason I have this feelings. But it is affecting my relationship with coworkers , family and friends.  ...
    Claiborne Claiborne
    31-35
    Jun 24, 2009

    I Guess....

    It just comes from my past. I've had alot of rejection and being unwanted. I will always defend myself, and am always on the defensive against things. I've been beat up emotionally so many times, I guess it just clouds my vision and judgement.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    Apr 21, 2009

    This Is A layer Peeled Today

    I was standing in front of a line at the Bank today and this man walked upto a filled wicket and then a new wicket opened up. I objected and said that I have been waiting in line and this man just walked in. The bank manager and the new teller both started telling me that...
    ahjgta ahjgta
    46-50, M
    Mar 17, 2010
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