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I Am Difficult to Get to Know

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    Along life we experience things and go through situations which mold who we are. I try not to dwell on my past but inevitably it's left it's mark on me. Leaving me with trust issues..........and therefore I don't really allow people to get 'real' close. It's something I work on...
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    On Top of Bipolar, Social Anxiety, Etc. Etc.

    I don't make it easy to get to know me.  It's not that I don't want meaningful relationships; I do, so badly.  I just don't know how.  I'm socially inept, very shy, insecure.  People seem to think I'm weird.  I think I always say the wrong things, or I...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 32 Responses Nov 18, 2007

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    Never seem to have any trouble meeting

    or getting to know other people.... I couldn't tell you anything about myself!
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Here I'm again breaking my head over some

    ****** past when I had made up my mind to move on. It's not clearly 24 hours that I had decided and look at me all back to square one. In depression right now. Little advice would be nice.
    angelslover angelslover 22-25, M Mar 6, 2014

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    Yeah I guess I can be hard to get to know.

    I mean if you ask me questions I will answer honestly, but I am not very easy to approach. I don't show very much emotions, and I am very hard to read, but I am nice enough so there isn't really anything to be scared of.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    I'm sort of an open book,

    in that I will offer information about myself voluntarily. (but only what I want you to know) I'm like a puzzle that takes years to put together and when you think you're finished, you realize that you're missing a few pieces.
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F Jan 16, 2014

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    The day someone says this to me with utmost

    clarity and sincerity and I know they speak the truth is the day I will know, I have met my one and only. "Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi Tu as besoin de moi Tu as besoin de moi dans ta vie Tu ne peux plus vivre sans moi Et je mourrais sans toi Je tuerais pour toi..."
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 5

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    There's so much I don't share with people.

    I prefer to keep things to myself and know that people can't use it against you later. It's just easier to keep your heart than to let it be broken.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Cracks In My Wall

    I have always built walls around myself to hide who I am, and only those willing to take chunks out of it have a chance to see what's inside. To this day, maybe one or two have gone to the effort of doing so. Then I meet someone recently, who without even trying seems to take...
    truenight99 truenight99 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    I'm hard headed. I don't trust anybody,

    once so ******* ever. I get bored so easily, that I can rarely finish conversations unless I'm drunk. I'm just a little to out of the ordinary. I'm a little too hostile. Too sarcastic. I don't mean it. .00001% of the time I really don't mean it. I don't do apologies unless I...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    Confidence must be earned.

    It's hard to get and to give and one of the most value things in life.
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I Don't Want To Be Known.

    I seem to only open up to certain kinds of people that strike me as special or different... I don't want the rest of the world knowing me, so I put on a charade. Only a few lucky people will ever get to know the real me and thats how It will stay.
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Just Being Myself

    I am very hard for people to figure out so it is difficult for some to really know me. I am not one to judge anybody. I do not like to be judged but, some people form an opinion about me without even getting to know me. I am a honest person true to my friends and family. I live a...
    Angeleyes6802 Angeleyes6802 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    You saw only but a glimpse,

    but it was enough to leave you wanting moreā€¦ Smiling at you and leaving you the task of peeling back the layers. A word of caution...it is a vulnerable place that you wish to go, you, yourself must enter bare, exposed and with a pure heart. Perhaps when you peel back the...
    dancingWATERz dancingWATERz 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 22

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    The Many Faces Of Love

    "People say love is the Best Feeling anyone can experience.. ...but someone else tells me...She... thinks finding a Toilet when experiencing an Episode of Diarrhea is Better"Having a small discussion, with a friend that I have not seen in about a decade...for anyone keeping...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19, 2012

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    I am a rather difficult person to get to know

    as I am a very private person. I use my past experiences to help others but that is the extent of people knowing of my past. I divulge no details except to those who truly need my help, and even then I use it a teaching tool and nothing else. The emotions I hide are for the...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    Ache

    I have always been incredibly shy. After being diagnosed with a chronic illness in Junior High, just when you are figuring out how to interact with the opposite sex, I forgot how to be a 13 year old and became a serious little adult, removed and focused on my health. Now I see it...
    warmlight warmlight 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    It'S Not That I Don'T Like People, I Just Don'T Want To Be With Them, But I'M Always Misunderstood And The Worst? I Was Bullied..

    I love to be alone. Since I was young, I would never dare to go out of the house, play with other kids and socialize with others. Until I grew up and got a job, I'm still that little kid who prefers to be alone, do my own thing without asking others' help, stay at home rather...
    kate0814 kate0814 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    I think I'm scared of revealing aspects of

    myself to people. When I do tell someone something personal about myself such as "I like...." , or "I think..." often their response is discouraging. They usually say something like "Seriously?" or "Thats weird", as if they wouldn't expect anything like that from me. I think...
    lplus lplus 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    It takes a lot for me to open up to someone.

    This kinda goes along with my trust issues too. I just dont tell people everything about me the first time we meet. The more that i get to know someone the more they know about me. Haha I guess i almost think about it as several very sturdy barriers. When you get past one i...
    trombonegurl trombonegurl 16-17, F 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    Because of my social anxiety I don't talk/open

    up much to people. I can never be myself.
    jemma92 jemma92 22-25, F 2 Responses May 19, 2014

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Yea I'm pretty hard to get to know.

    . I don't really like to tell people about me... Or talk to people in general... I'm not very sociable... I guess you can say I'm shy.. So it obviously kinda hard to get to know people if they won't talk to you... So yea I'm hard to get to know
    AyItsAlly AyItsAlly 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2014

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    I should see if I can get all my experience

    stories to be about EP... And crosspost them to million places. This is sort of about small talk, starting and carrying on a conversation, read before messaging etc. :) Q: Hello! A: Well hi to you, too. I looked through your profile, what little of it there was anyway, found no...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    Happy At the Seaside

      Standing on a lonely beach the early morning sun shone down and warmed me . The wind wrapped around me sprinkling dry sand on my clothes as I began to walk. I can taste the salt air in my mouth. The tide is out and I walk to the waters edge. I remember similar walks as I...
    redgone redgone 31-35, M 6 Responses May 27, 2008

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    But I've Written Some Serious Stuff

    Yes I have written "tell all" stories but those are experiences or truths of my life. I have friends on here who know more about me yet I feel like I'm still holding back. The crazy thing is I have an "I'm an open book" attitude. You want to know something just ask. I'm not going...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2013

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    I get on with everyone,

    regardless of whatever views you have. I am open and honest, if we talk you will always get my honest and frank view. But that only half the story, I think nobody really knows anyone. To understand how the think and tick usually you have to be that person. I can even...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 16, 2014

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    Caveat Emptor

    Born in the year of a Tiger, in the month of a Lion. Roar! Raised in a traditional, conservative family. Old school. Proper. Perhaps it is inevitable with this heritage my moral compass points firmly north and my ethical backbone is ramrod straight. There is a shell to break...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 7 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Indeed. Getting to know me online will take

    about the same time as it would in person. There's not much you will find out about me in our first few conversations because I don't trust people I've never met outside the internet. go ahead and judge me for it if you like, I just prefer to practice common sense and safety...
    TrailerParkGirl TrailerParkGirl 36-40, F 5 Responses May 29, 2014

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    I Am Difficult to Get to Know.

    after all, i've known me since i was born and i'm still finding out new stuff about me. i'm a dreadfully complex being, you see. amorphous and ethereal, impossible to grasp, difficult to view clearly. or like a house with a thousand rooms, many locked even before the walls...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    When someone gets too close i freak out

    and push them away. There's nothing I could really do about it. It makes me uncomfortable when people get in my personal bubble. Even family or friends.
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    People don't seem to get my sense of humour.

    It's silly but I think I'm funny. It's not sadistic or sarcastic and doesn't hurt others: I am confident enough in my skin but everyday I feel like I an walking amongst aliens.
    CatherineM76 CatherineM76 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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    Why?

    I am someone who most often doesn't talk to others unless they talk to me. When they do talk to me I am reluctant to open up. I say very little. If someone wants to get to know me, they have to be persistent. If they persist, eventually I feel comfortable with them and I will...
    naturefreak1 naturefreak1 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2013

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    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F Feb 13

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    About 90% of the time I know almost immediately

    if I am going to get along well with a person or not. I shut out those I know I will not get along with and focus on those I do.
    anygirl1978 anygirl1978 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Since so many people have told me I'm

    'mysterious' and 'difficult to figure out', I decided to go ahead and get some basic and maybe a few strange facts about me out of the way. So.. I guess I'll go to 20 or something :) 1. My eyes are bright blue 2. I'm a natural brunette 3. The only concert I've been to was Def...
    brooklyn18 brooklyn18 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    But please don't let

    that discourage you. When I hold you tight, hold me even tighter. Make it feel like we both want this to work. I know it's been a clumsy and slow start but I promise that I'll make it all worth. I hope the trust is there
    AllLoveXOXO AllLoveXOXO 18-21, M Jun 9, 2014

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    whyisitsohard44 whyisitsohard44 41-45, F 2 Responses May 19, 2014

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    HAHAHAHAHAAAA Out there?

    Pry bar required. In here? I'm surprised I don't get a bill from EP. :D
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Jan 28

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    I don't make it easy to know me.

    I WANT people to really know me..to see the real me, but I find it hard to just let people in. I don't tell them that much about me...people on here probably know more about me thru my stories than anyone around here does. I just can't express myself that well in person & it...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    I think I am very difficult to know

    because I have been to so many places and done some strange things. Someone called me arrogant but I don't think I am. I don't judge other people harshly so why do they judge me before knowing me?
    theperson777 theperson777 26-30, M 1 Response May 19, 2014

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    I believe if people knew

    who I really am, they wouldn't like me. If you look at everything I've written on this site a lot of it has been cathartic: I wrote it because I was distressed and needed to feel like someone was listening, needed to express myself; but when I am happy and content and see things...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F Nov 22, 2014

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    Everybody thinks I'm good.

    I may be. They begin trusting and chatting more. It gets a bit uneasy for me. I don't know why. I act so fake because I have to. I manipulate people so well it feels unreal. Or I do a good job of hiding and pretending. In any case no one will know who I really am. I am just...
    MentAl69noMAD MentAl69noMAD 18-21 Jul 10, 2014

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    I am very difficult to get to know.

    I put walls around my heart bigger than the wall of china. I keep everyone at a safe distance. I have been burned too many times, and betrayed in the worst of ways, so while I'll share major things about myself, there is SO much about me, that people just don't know, because I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    I may be difficult to get to know

    but I try my best. life throws so many curveballs your way and all you can do is stay strong. I'm here for anyone. Just a message away :) x
    hopeandlovex hopeandlovex 18-21, F Jul 28, 2014

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    I'm Still Trying to Figure Me Out!

    I have so many layers.  Every time I think I understand myself, I discover another layer underneath. I used to think that the real me was at the core of this.  Now, I don't think so.  For one thing, I now realize I can spend the rest of my life peeling layers and...
    accomplice accomplice 46-50, M 10 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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