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I Am Not Afraid of the Dark

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    Cats' Eyes - It's seldom truly lightless; there almost always is a thread of light, and I have eyes like a cat. So why should I be afraid?  I can always see well enough to...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 27, 2012

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    I've Never Been Afraid Of The Dark - i've never been scared of the dark... sometimes though i get a little weary after i watch a zombie movie but other than those rare occassions i...
    MERCIPOURLEVENIN MERCIPOURLEVENIN 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2009

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    I Never Have Been.. - I was never scared of the dark. Not even when I was little. Monsters under the bed never scared me. I think the only thing I was scared of in the dark was the...
    psychicwolfchick psychicwolfchick 13-15, F Feb 14, 2013

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    I'm Not Afraid Of The Dark - I'm not afraid of the dark  just afraid of what can happen in the dark when outside.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Jan 6, 2012

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    Darkness - I am not afraid of the dark. I have walked unlit highways, streets, etc. I am terrified of the darkness within.
    iwanttobewhereloveis iwanttobewhereloveis 56-60 Apr 26, 2009

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    I Used To Be Afraid Of The Dark. But Not Anymore. - I used to be afraid of the dark. But not anymore. I find solace in the dark at times. Darkness is not to be feared if it is...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M Jun 7, 2012

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    The Dark Is My Friend - It's funny, cause when I was a kid, I was really afraid of the dark, I was afraid of death, and the monster under the bed. Now I've made my peace with death...
    Socklord Socklord 31-35, M 1 Response May 29, 2009

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    Not One Bit. - As a matter of fact if I have to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or anything I don't even bother to turn the lights on. Why should I? I know...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2012

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    Don't Like It - I don't like it, but am not afraid of it. I prefer the sun and light, so am not overly fond of the dark. My brother's terrified of it, and always has been...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Feb 15, 2008

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    Not Me! - I mean unless you're talking about a place with dangerous people or animals, that's a different story! But like the boogieman and stuff, I don't get scared of that.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2, 2011

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    I Am Not Afraid Of The Dark.. - I am not afraid of the dark, but I am terrified of nighttime. When it gets dark outside, and it's late at night and everyone else goes to sleep, I...
    kayae89 kayae89 22-25 Feb 4, 2012

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    Afraid of the Light - When I was very young I had a extremly high fever and thought the lights were burning me.  Since than I could not sleep in a room with light.  ...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M Apr 24, 2009

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    I Love the Dark - I always wait until I absolutely have to to turn the lights on in the morning. I get up before the sun comes up to go to work, so it's always dark when I get...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08 26-30 Sep 25, 2008

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    I am afraid of the dark, because In the dark I sometimes see things that aren't there.
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    One of my favorite shows when I was growing up was are yo afraid of the dark. It reminds me of a tamer kid version tales from the crypt. I was finally buy a dvd of some episodes...
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    I am afraid to talk to people. I am afraid that this is the wrong place to talk about the real me. Most of all, I am afraid to sleep. I spend all of my time in the room...
    mm60907 mm60907 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I always have a light on. I cannot go to sleep with out one on. I am scared of what can hide in the dark since i know what i can hide in the dark side of me. I am terrified of...
    0neUp 0neUp 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am somewhat afraid I will end up alone because I know that when I get bored in relationships I get bored and there is usually no going back...until I've alone for a few months...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I do not want Sleep Paralysis to happen while i'm in the dark because that will only make it scarier. I at least want to see some of my environment during a Sleep Paralysis episode...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Despite that I am in a wonderful loving relationship, I am expecting it to fail, because good things just do not happen to me, and if something good does come along, it doesn't...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I feel like I shouldn't be at this age but if I'm alone in the dark I totally lose my ****. Can someone clarify if something's wrong with me?
    palant palant 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    As a child I was never afraid of the dark. It just started recently. I have to sleep with a light night, my teddy bear (or any stuffed animal/person), all the doors and windows...
    ayanna9067 ayanna9067 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I'm really scared that I will end up alone. The thing is, is that everyone wants to know about you, your dark secrets, and they expect you to tell them. I would like to, I would...
    buttoneyes108 buttoneyes108 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I feel really weird. I've kind of been in a dark pit in my own mind for so long it's become a comfort to me. Almost more comforting than moving forward from this place. It's scary...
    cartmanlover cartmanlover 18-21 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Ugg I hate how I promise myself no more but I always end up doing it again... I want help, I need help... I hate having to hide them from my parents but what else am I supposed to...
    rosaluv4 rosaluv4 13-15, F 8 Responses Mar 26

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    Do I dare, to look farther, Do I dare, to find hope, Do I dare, to peek at the horrible scene unfolding before me, Being who I am I peek, My curious eyes looking upon the horror I...
    lshidonil lshidonil 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I did some research but I'm not done with it. There are quiet a bit, actually a lot things what's behind of the shadows I see. I found other people who see these 'things' and we...
    FallowMyVoice FallowMyVoice 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not just afraid of a guy rejecting me, although I am. I am also afraid of my friends and family rejecting me and I feel like they already are. I am always afraid to arrange...
    unfaiir unfaiir 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I'm afraid of losing my father , not least because he is family, but also because I did not want to lose it all , I love my dad , but I love my mom too, both are the best we have...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I think what draws me to people with a dark side is that I myself have a dark side that I feel just eats me up. I still am reluctant to discuss it because I feel that by talking...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M Mar 20

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    I can have a dark side too. I can have a dark side, of you want me to. I can develop my brooding potential. If pain's what you want in a man, pain I can do. Yeah, I can have a dark...
    ArguablyLonely ArguablyLonely 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm a dark indivdual, I express my dark feelings and dark side with the dark clothes and makeup i wear. I'm a real *ss B*th who doesn't hide herself and her emotions and pretend...
    casssss casssss 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I've been pushing away. I do like some guys, but when they actually take on the urge to ask me out. I get scared, afraid. So i reject them on the spot regardless if i hurt them or...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I do adore people who are not afraid to share their true feelings and emotions about things. I have always been someone who has always had a hard time sharing my thoughts and...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Know Thyself.me was just scrolling through the experiences here and accidentally joined in. Did try to leave the group with the hope to read the message - "We are sorry for You...
    mejj mejj 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I am afraid that I'll end up alone. I have loved and been loved. But sometimes love just isn't enough. Not when you push that person away... When you push them away so much that...
    maraselene maraselene 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Which I shouldn't be. I've been told I am fairly attractive. With that said, I don't look like a model. I live in a very shallow city. If you aren't supermodel in shape, and...
    ozwyn ozwyn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    BRAVO! Nothing worst than someone conforming to peer pressure and being like "sisters" by copying and being exactly like their friends - imitating the same behavior and do what...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Fear of the unknown. It’s a vexing quality that nearly every person seems to possess. It’s a fear that has stifled the lives of all that have known it. I’m certainly no...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are times my mind walks a dark path. A path that I know is lines with hurt. Beckoned by the promise of the bright thought; a memory, a tantalisation of what can be, of what...
    Essexdan Essexdan 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Lately since I've been in this anxiety episode, I haven't been able to easily sleep in our dark room. My stress sort of projects onto the dark and it makes my brain constantly wake...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Apr 7

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    My dark side does not deal with tragic events or abuse. My darkness stems from something I don't quite understand myself. It is a shadow in the back of my mind, gnawing at the very...
    billdenberg billdenberg 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Like all others we all have our own dark side. Some worse then others. Some can be easily directed to do harmful things to themselves. Some minds are set on thinking that they are...
    esarosa esarosa 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Im afraid of my ex boyfriend :( we split up because of stuff he has done and how he treated me. I was devastated, but now, I see things from "everybody elses point of view" (which...
    dulldotty dulldotty 31-35, F Mar 27

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    I am always afraid of hurting those who I care about, and those who care about me. I am always afraid that I am going to do, or say something that will hurt them, that is why I...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I've been so afraid of messing up my life, I've forgotten that it is okay to do exactly that in life. I've been putting unnecessary pressure on myself. Judging myself too harshly...
    anom33 anom33 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    And I wish I was one of those people, I wish I can be honest about my feelings with people without being afraid to hurt them. I hide my negative feelings from people, I don't want...
    Alitakate Alitakate 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 28