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I Am Antisocial

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    Kind Of Anti Social

    I don't know if I can say I'm anti social,per se..I do love talking to people,but only if I'm comfortable with them..And I'm not one to start conversations,I just am not good at it..But if someone says hi to me,and talks to me,then I can talk up a storm.. I'm not really a people...
    maeviac13 maeviac13 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2009

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    I wasn't always this way.

    My partner Marc says it's due to lack of practice.
    ButterflyCulture ButterflyCulture 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I rater be by myself

    than in a room with my friends.
    thatonewallflower thatonewallflower 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    A new survey has revealed

    that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The study, conducted by online dating site www.agemeet.com, collected data from 53,233 users with the results being quite...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F Dec 1

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    Yet I long for friends.

    But I'm scared to go out and meet them. But I beat myself up because I wonder why I don't have any..
    Jackiebh Jackiebh 22-25, F Aug 24

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    I don't have any real friends.

    .. The only one that I can count on I can't really count on sometimes.. It's not her fault but everybody else treats me as a tag along. It gets incredibly lonely when you're the one sitting in a corner of a room all by yourself and everybody else ignores you or doesn't care...
    dachick297 dachick297 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    When I feel like I'm being social,

    then someone points out that I'm quiet
    MinX838 MinX838 22-25, F Oct 6

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    I am antisocial but cant say totally

    as sometimes i do go out with family but i dont like it. There are times when i just dont care about others at all. I do my best to stay in my room and never get out of it. I dont know why but this world just scares me. For many years now i have shut myself from the world and...
    lonelybrokensoul lonelybrokensoul 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Sigh

    To start off, i'm not social in the least. I'm scared stiff of making contact with people. I have no ability to start off and conversations that i actually venture into end off in an awkward silence. I'm fine if other people approach me and talk, i reply but i cannot...
    typeyourname typeyourname 16-18, M 1 Response May 17, 2007

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    I'm Anti, I'm Anti, I'm Antisocial!

    so, most of the people here seem to have the wrong idea of "antisocial".  being antisocial doesnt mean you are not a social person.  it means you act out in amnners that are against social acceptances.  it is simialr to sociopathy.  "symptoms...
    happyhooker happyhooker 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    My mother always tells me to talk more,

    wish I could but its just the way I am.
    MinX838 MinX838 22-25, F Dec 1

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    Does anyone else find it kind of odd

    that are lives are all about socializing and "connecting" or whatever. I mean even going to school is more of a social experience than a learning experience. I personally think it makes ppl really bland when they conform to society out of fear for being judged socially. Meh...
    MrN1ceGuy MrN1ceGuy 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    As a kid I craved popularity.

    Most of us did. Now, I kinda just want people to go away. I don't use social media. I don't pop open my laptop to see who said what about who or what. I don't care. I don't actually even own a laptop. I see what's in front of me. I deal with those who are around me...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I wasn't always anti-social.

    As a young kid, I talked to everyone and always had a group of friends that I spent the entire day with. When I moved as a teen, I lost touch with all of my friends and was thrown into a school where everyone around me seemed so fake, coming from the area I came from beforehand...
    twiztx twiztx 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    Seems the older I get the less I want to

    associate with other people. I've never been "social", never valued friendships or relationships. Life experience has proven that it's easier to not invest time or energy in endeavors that involve others. Plus I have trust issues. Sometimes my ways have been a detriment...
    antidote4toxicity antidote4toxicity 46-50, F Aug 17

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    I don't talk to anyone except 2 people.

    I avoid anyone my age due to lack of life experience and knowledge they all usually lack. I get bored easily of people. I'm probably mean but I like being this way. People are irritating, exhausting, and too much effort to socialize with.
    SubcultureSellout SubcultureSellout 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hypocrit

    I'm so confused! I feel like I belong in this group, but I don't want to hang out with you guys.
    VickieBonne VickieBonne 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    I was in the car with my friend

    and I just was on my phone ignoring them the whole time
    hippopotanonymous hippopotanonymous 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Seriously Antisocial

    I like being alone and doing things on my own. I guess I am so used to this lifestyle I am not even sure what activities are acceptable to be done alone etc. My problem is that I have so many friends from before when I was sociable. I really don't know why they stick around...
    misscry misscry 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    I am not anti-social.

    I just have to recalibrate my human interaction module
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Dec 17

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    There are times when i don't like to be around

    people. I haven't always been this way. Circumstances has caused this. But maybe it's for the best.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Never liked meeting new people

    or starting conversation with strangers or even people in school. It's been a problem since young and I can't seem to do anything to change it, I mean like I don't have the courage and confidence to just go up to someone and be like 'hey, how you're doing?' It just doesn't seem...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F Dec 17

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    I cannot explain the depths I go to,

    to be alone. Whenever I go out with friends that I don't see often, I automatically want to leave. It is just not fun to me. I love it when I am in a small gathering of very close friends and family, but not for too long. I also do not like staying out late. It gives me...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Why would anyone love me.

    . Why would anyone care.. Why would anyone try to help.. When I don't try myself
    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Didn'T Before

    But am now. More & more I tend to not want to have visitors or go out to crowded events. Part of it is caution and part of it just a general dislike of others. I'm cautious to hold down my own, there's wolves out there. Not that I have much. I'm poor as hell. I've just been...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 3 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    Grade School Anxiety

    It was many years ago, but I remembered it clearly the other day after it was a forgotten memory for so long. As a kid I didn't learn the value of or means to maintain friendships. We moved many times until I was 10. This forced me to learn to make friends in the new place...
    CharlieTheBeagle CharlieTheBeagle 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2010

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    More and more lately,

    I have been wanting to say, **** all of this, and just leave. Disappear into the night. I could be a hobo. I know it wouldn't be a smart or good decision but since when has that stopped me? Damn, that sounds like a great idea.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Talking to people just feels like a lot of work

    sometimes. Even just replying to text messages can irritate me. It's not that I don't ever crave human interaction because I do. I guess the thing is that I want it on my own schedule. And I want to be left alone most of the time. For some reason, I feel kind of wrong for...
    FreedomtoFly FreedomtoFly 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I eat lunch in my car with no one with me

    because I so alone and don't want to face the whole cafeteria of 200 high schoolers I would probably have an anxiety attack
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 21

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    Love Being Alone

    I am a person who loves being by himself when I should be hanging out with my friends like other teenagers my age. I'm 15 years old and try to avoid people I don't have to interact with. Most of my friends are gone because I've been secluding myself from them for most of the case...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I'm only 20, bout to be 21

    and I feel so un normal. All my friends and people my age are goin out and partying and having fun...and I'm just like that's cool I'll just lay here in my bed while I watch movies perfectly content. I just don't see the point in one, being around people that you don't really...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I really don't like socialising

    or going out. I'm ok with this but just wish everyone else could accept it's the way I am. I stay away from making new friends cos I don't want the hassle of declining socialising at party's and clubs etc. if a friend comes round I'm just thinking when will they go! I just want...
    Tara991 Tara991 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 15

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    In high school, I was anti-social.

    I had about 6 close friends but I never really hung out with them. I thought that things would change when I got to college. That never really happened. I felt like I had fewer friends then. This year I'm actually moving on campus (I lived off campus before that) because I've...
    MrStark24 MrStark24 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    While I have shared a great deal about myself

    on here, sharing still makes me extremely uncomfortable. I am much happier with dispensing advise and dumb jokes.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M Aug 19

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    Okay...so this is my first experience I am

    sharing on a website, rather than a diary. I am antisocial. When I was in school, I was always tagged as being "popular" as I was into sports and the captain of my team. I was also in a group of 4 where one of my best friend was extremely social and popular and great with the...
    Girlwithbrains Girlwithbrains 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    I hate being constantly told

    that Im quiet, that I need to talk more. You don't think I want to be a mute, its who I am and I hate it.
    MinX838 MinX838 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Seriously this bothers me about myself.

    Like I sometimes want more friends, but I just can't make any. And I don't really like talking to people in person...it's frustrating
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F Jul 2

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    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Antisocial and Damn Proud of It!

    I haven't done anything all weekend… except read and relax.  The only social activity I did was having lunch with a friend and accompanying her to Yoga class on Saturday.   I haven't spoken to anybody else all weekend except for the cashier at the grocery...
    AwkwardMoment AwkwardMoment 31-35 9 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Society Doesn't Care About Me...

    So why should I care about it? I DON'T: have any Apple Computer gadgets read women's magazines like mainstream cinema much watch TV religiously worship celebrities get beauty treatments have steady employment have a 'significant other' have...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    According to past labels.

    Fought it for fifteen years. Its a joke turned lie. Or incompetence from a has been. Or a never was. One case manager said it was removed. Never checked. Tucson. 09. Sixteen years labelled. But too codependant to match that label. Anti jerk yes...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Because I am depressed,

    I try my best to hide it. If I try to be social, then people ignore me or just make fun of what I say. They will try to take sides against me or prove my opinions wrong. No one thinks that I am fun or funny, no matter if I used to be. So I just stopped talking one day and no one...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    I'm alone and sad and angry

    and depressed and stupid and bored and annoyed and hmm people are amazing sometimes but most of the time they're hard to be around... It takes a great deal of strength to be around people I guess I just don't have it
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 9

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    I rather read books alone in my room then go to

    a party that had free drinks and food.
    EvaLolita EvaLolita 22-25, F Nov 19

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    I'm not sure if I'd call myself antisocial

    exactly. I'm not always antisocial. There are times when I can't stop talking and I am extremely honest in those times. But it takes me awhile to get to that point and I almost never initiate contact. Also, eventually I retreat into my shell again. If things get hard or too...
    emgrimm2011 emgrimm2011 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    I Find It Really Difficult To Make Friends! D:

    I have got disability physically and sensory so I'm deaf and have physical problems but can walk. I am at college studying A levels but I find it so hard to make more friends or new friends and With my old school friends I find it hard to go out and I never get invited to parties...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    I Don't See A Thing Wrong With It!

    Yes I am proudly Anti social. It isn't that I can not be sociable when it is required. I can strike up a superficial conversation with most people. After all how else am I to weed out the people I have no interest in further contact. The funny thing is most people would...
    CheekyGeek CheekyGeek 41-45 29 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    It's Not That I'm Anti-social, I Just Don't Like Most People, And Enjoy Being On My Own

    The masses might see me as anti-social. I don't really give a ****. What I want to say to people who get offended by my not being superficial is: there are plenty of people to be friends with, if I'm leaving you alone it's because I don't like you/ feel we are not connecting...
    Artistina Artistina 26-30, F 4 Responses May 19, 2010

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    No Friends, No Enemies

    I am antisocial because when you don't let people in, you avoid letting people let you down. It's lonely, but not as lonely as when you try to connect with people who don't care. Fair weather friends are a dime a dozen, and even the best of friends are bound to move on and forget...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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    I am feeling like doing pretty much anything

    that involves being alone. I do not want to interact. I do not want to cooperate. I just want to skate. I don't want to struggle to understand their language. I just want to skate. Maybe I'll blow some steam off reffing tonight. It's probably not a good sign I feel exhausted...
    saturnsdaughter saturnsdaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I Have Always Been Anitsoical

    I have really never had anyone in my life for along time as far as i can remember. My mom left me when i was 13, my family dont talk to something that I didnt even do so now they arent talking to me and friends...lol..what are friends I really never had friends but every friend...
    memyselfandi83 memyselfandi83 31-35 2 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    It turns out I haven't got the social skills to

    go out and reserve a dress I want.:-(