I Am Overwhelmed By Too Many People

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    Cant Take It

    I hate to be in huge crowds. I have major panic attacks. I feel as if Im being smothered. Thats why I cant go to alot of rock concerts or crowded bars. I hate the feeling I get.
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2008

    I Never Saw Myself This Way

    but the older I get, the less I wish to be in crowds - and it especially gets difficult at holidays as you might imagine.  I just don't like crowds.  I like to go out mind you, but I just can't deal with huge numbers of people.  I don't know why.  I feel like...
    dreamraider dreamraider
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2008

    Networker Who Hates General Public

    A couple of days ago, I received a text message from a business partner. She said she and her team would be in New York handing out flyers, brochures, cards, etc. to people at the Giants parade. Naturally, I decided to go because it's a great business move. I know how I am in...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 9, 2012

    I Hate Crowds

    The noise, the heat, etc... its just the worst place to be. I try to avoid overcrowded places as much as I can. It really sickens me.
    sidburn sidburn
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2008

    Here in EP I have met

    so many people ...with experiences which I on a personal level though to happen only in movies...here they express their real self ...they show their most honest emotions and what's going on in their minds....some have fallen in love...some have expressed their sexuality and...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 30, 2015


    Too many people, is exhausting. To many to talk to, watch out for, and to be standing by. I just feel out of place.
    Ynahteb Ynahteb
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2008


    I  went  to  public   school   been   to  baseball   stadium.   Went   to  an  enclosed   stadium  for   a  concert   people   were ...
    rockybear397 rockybear397
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2008


    I constantly obsess over whether people are thinking bad things about me. Whether they're looking at me and judging me. I always worry about what I wear when I go out because I think people will make fun of me if I don't look good. It makes me want to get a new wardrobe every...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2009


    I can't handle crowds in most situations. It's fine if everyone is sort of spread out, like at a carnival or a concert, but if it's close-quarters, like a mosh pit or a REALLY crowded elevator, etc, I cannot stay there or I will have a complete anxiety attack.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Oct 10, 2010

    How Time Changes One...

     It's funny, but it used to be that I couldn't wait to get into a crowded mall, especially during the holidays.  I look back on it now and know that it was the energy that I enjoyed.  Now-a-days, though, malls are the last places I want to be at any time, and it...
    asIAM asIAM
    36-40, F
    Jul 11, 2008

    I get overwhelmed so easily it's a chain

    until I can't take it anymore and cry .
    Adamsworld Adamsworld
    22-25, M
    Apr 6, 2014

    Only Recently

    When I was younger this did not bother me at all. I lived in a small town where everyone knows everyone so I suppose this was never a problem, but the older I get the worse it gets. I moved to the city in the meanwhile. Now the city I live in is not that big - last time I checked...
    00Shiva00 00Shiva00
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2008


    I dislike crowds; more than about 3 or 4 people is just too much for me to deal with.  I delibarately stayed in over the 4th of July weekend to avoid the crowds.  The mere thought tries to trigger a panic attack. 
    SkyTurtle SkyTurtle
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2008

    When I Get Over Whelm I Do Some Things

    I have been doing things when I am overwhelmWhen some one talking and wanted me to dothings and I can not take in more it is tomuch.And I am take to much.I put my hands over my ears and can not take know more.And then they relised I can not take in more.It is to much for me .Some...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123
    51-55, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2012

    I Was Always Around a Lot O...

    I was always around a lot of people, never bothered me.  However I got sick, I get overwhelm and I have now started getting panic attacks.  My husband has always been really bad about a lot of people around, and I think that probably changed me to, even though I did not...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace
    41-45, F
    Jul 7, 2008

    One Person Is Smart. ...

    One person is smart. People are stupid, dumb, panicky animals and U know it. (Agent K - MiB)  
    numisiro numisiro
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2008


    Being out in public is a big fear for me, Not because i'm claustrophobic, but because there's too many peoples eye's and too many people to judge me and judge how i look, I always feel out of place amonst all them people, I feel like i stand out the most,I feel like i'm going to...
    ClaraJayne ClaraJayne
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2011


    I went to the mall on black friday..I will never do that again. I was very overwhelmed.
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 31, 2011

    It Gets Me

    Too many people in one place is just too much for me. I hate big crowds it is like walls closing in some times.
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 13, 2008

    When There Are to Many Peop...

    When there are to many people around and the noise level gets to high I get overwhelmed, and sometimes have a panic attack.
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2008

    Need My Space. I Gotta Breathe.

    For Me, it's odd how the dynamic can change between being somewhere by Myself and with another one or more persons. If I'm by Myself, I can usually kinda put up blinders, not unlike slipping on my earphones at the gym and hitting play on my mp3 player. Then I just navigate...
    aktor1970 aktor1970
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2011

    Strange... Being From a Large Family

    It was funny over the weekend we (my son, my Guy and I) went to a party for my Guy's nephew. The whole time we were there I sat in one spot and if someone came to me and talked I would happily engage in conversation. When they left I would sit there alone in the middle of every...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    May 12, 2008
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2016

    Not Ready For a Deserted Island Yet, But...

    Even though some people wouldn't suspect it, I typically score as an introvert to at least some degree on different personality tests. I've heard it said that whereas many extroverts are energized and stimulated when they're around large numbers of people, many introverts find it...
    GigiNYC GigiNYC
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2008

    Too much love! Many of you know me

    as Master Hatter, I take on all sort of people under my wing or in this case, under my hat. Hatter, hat, ... I know at least on person is laughing at that pun so I am posting it here! Anyway, so recently I have had a mad, no pun this time, rush of people come to me. There are...
    HatterGrimm12Z HatterGrimm12Z
    22-25, M
    Jan 9, 2016

    When there's too many people at my house I

    start to cry and my mom knows this but doesn't care.
    RainbowCrayon666 RainbowCrayon666
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    I'M Actually Pretty Shy

    Wow I just joined EP probably about a week ago and already have hundreds of friends in my circle... It isn't that I don't want friends. I do. It's just that...well there's a lot of you and to be honest, I'm from a small town, and I don't have that many friends so I'm not really...
    Sammiebaby1016 Sammiebaby1016
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 29, 2013

    Me Too

    I was in China for almost two years. (2006) It was crowd. I haven't been back there since I left in 1991.
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

    I Hate to Many People In On...

    I hate to many people in one place at a time - especially if I'm in a strange place.... My heart starts beating really really fast - my face goes red and I start sweating...The more this happens the more I freak out because now I feel everyone is looking at me... It's terrible...
    00Shiva00 00Shiva00
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2008

    Don't Like Crowds.

    I'm not scared of crowds. I just feel more comfortable in smaller groups. That's why my ideas of parties are small groups of people I genuinely love, having a good time. If I'm drunk, I'm great in crowds but when sober, I feel more confident talking to small groups, no bigger...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 23, 2008
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