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I Am Paranoid

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    I get paranoid about everything.

    I can barely get to sleep at night, thinking I'll never wake up in the morning. Im too scared to tell anyone incase they think Im some sorta freak. I dunno what to do, its getting me really upset.
    Katiedollx Katiedollx 18-21, F Apr 11

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    Im always paranoid about people,

    like.. What they say about me, or what they think of me.. What's weird is, adults don't bother me... and little kids don't bother me.. It's strictly teenagers, I don't understand it..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Trust

    my paranoia is crushing my ability to trust...rips it to shreds and leaves it broken and bleeding at my feet...
    anonymous555 anonymous555 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2007

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    I'm sitting here, waiting

    for the truth to crash through my ceiling. "You thought I was serious? I would never actually feel that way about you. I never loved you. I never will." And then I'll sleep through the day for months on end, because the delusions and the world in my dreams are safer than...
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I have a problem. Quite embarrassing but.

    .. I need to let it out. I am a very paranoid person. I can't wash my face in my bathroom with my eyes closed for longer than a few seconds without rapidly wiping the excess water off of them so I can look around to see if anyone is trying to kill me. I can't look directly into...
    EbonyChild EbonyChild 18-21, F May 25

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    You ever freak out at every sound,

    or look or even a car that looks like it's been down the street way to many time? Yup, that's me. I don't trust people. If I'm driving down the road and a car has fallowed me for quite some time, I will go the extra mile just to make sure. I am very aware of my surroundings. I...
    oniwolf3 oniwolf3 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2014

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    Someone was just outside our house in their

    white Jeep. If he/she comes back again, I'll be sure to drag them out in the middle of the highway and let 'em turn to red mist. If it was one of you, I'll just call the cops.
    115Master 115Master 22-25, M Jun 24

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    I have struggled to live with panic attacks

    since i was a child. Lately though, i have been paranoid, and i am not sure what to do. I feel this sense of impending doom. I feel like something is going to happen that will turn my life upside down. I struggle to go to work and stay. Im scared all of the time. I dont go...
    beachlover81 beachlover81 31-35, F Mar 28

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    115Master 115Master 22-25, M Jun 24

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    I Feel Out Of Place

    I always think people are looking at me judging me... i can't tell if i look good or bad anymore
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    Behind My Back People Say....

     that guy really is paranoid. 
    penguinswon penguinswon 51-55 1 Response Dec 7, 2008

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    anyone has a feeling

    that someone's watching them?
    forkinyoureye forkinyoureye 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Especially When I'm Stoned

    It's not about the government, or secret societies ruling the world. It's about the people around me. I'm paranoid that they hate me, that they know secret things about me, that they talk about me constantly behind my back. That they plot against me... Which is ridiculous...
    noisefilter noisefilter 18-21, M 16 Responses Jul 29, 2007

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    Ever since about a month ago I'm paranoid

    that people can read my thoughts, it sounds really stupid, but what if it is possible? I guess I'm just crazy.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    I'm associating myself with this girl

    and she started talking about how she wanted to stop talking to this one guy because he's boring. ._. I feel like she's talking about me. I'm a guy and I'm also boring. ( ._.) Now I feel sad that she doesn't like me anymore, and I'm not even sure if I'm the guy she's talking...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    And i think the answer is just to face your

    insecurities... it kinda helps to joke about it.. *poof*
    MindConscious MindConscious 22-25, M Apr 29

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    Does any one else get paranoid

    when you're driving and there's only one car following you?
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Jul 14, 2014

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    Wow...

    If I'm home alone I refuse to answer the door.  I won't even look out to see who it is at risk of them seeing me and knowing I'm home.  It's crazy.  I'll go in the back room and hide until I think they're gone.  No one I know ever comes by without calling...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 6 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    Keeping My Job

    I worry a lot about whether or not I do a good job at work, at least good enough. I feel like I do enough tasks at work but at the same time I feel like I don't do enough because I'm so in the moment I feel like my mind is in a cloud, even though in the moment I feel like I'm...
    wavvvvvvves wavvvvvvves 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    iAwkwardo iAwkwardo 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2014

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    I think that my ex boy friend want to take

    revenge from me, he has started dated a cousin of mine, and now she has send me a friend request on fb, and i dont want to, because i feel that its him that will message me, because in the past he had inboxed me and i didn't reply.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 22

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    Self Concious

    i'm just really self concious and paranoid that i'm being watched by people that i'm walking past, or talked about by a group of whispering people. it's really annoying but i just cant help it, i think that there watching for me to do something wrong, or there talking about...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 8 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    I Don'T Know How To Say This..

    I am young, I know this but I am paranoid. Somedays when I can't sleep, I think that I will die...I feel it in my everything. I think that I'll die because of cancer (i have to mention that i smoke and i can't quit) but not this is the problem..even if i didn't smoke i would...
    BiancaMMM BiancaMMM 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    Is anyone else uneasy about showering

    when you're alone in a house for fear that someone may intrude while you 're in the shower?
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I did a lot of drugs.

    I got sober but I am still crazy!
    Wearingarbcondom88dZ Wearingarbcondom88dZ 46-50, M Aug 18

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    The end of a friendship.

    .. Never before have I caused so much hatred and bitterness in a person. I will never forgive myself for what I did that day, and it was all due to my paranoia. It was August 10, 2013, and my former best friend (I'll just call her Mary, as a pseudonym) invited me to the mall...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Feb 8, 2014

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    I'm constantly over thinking EVERYTHING I do,

    like anytime I give someone my number I'm thinking "they're probably gonna track down my IP address and murder me." And when I'm home alone, I never walk past windows cause I imagine someone looking through a scope on a gun just waiting to shoot me when I walk by.. And I'm...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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    Today I went outside

    and I found 3 white carnations tied together with a ribbon with a tag that had my name on it on my doorstep. O.o It was weird. Now I think someone wants to kill me and this is their first stage. They're trying to play a game. -.-
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    "What's your name?" It's a secret.

    "Where do you live?" None of your buisness. "How old are you?" I'll tell you if I can trust you enough. "Can I see a picture of you?" *Blocks* Wtf is wrong with me :( I can't trust anyone
    Slubberdegullion Slubberdegullion 13-15, F Dec 26, 2014

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    Everyone Hates Me

    I have dealt with anxiety and depression all my life, it's always horrible but at least I have been able to keep it at bay mostly....until something new popped up. I am petrified that everyone hates me. I'm scared of this almost all the time. I can ignore it sometimes if I'm...
    Cutecolleen Cutecolleen 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    I dated this guy in my class

    for like 2 days and he broke it off cause he said he wasn't ready for a relationship. And I felt really bad and still do. We did some sexual things and it's the awkward to be in class with him. And he's really mean to me now and avoids me when he can and just looks at me with...
    skyemairin skyemairin 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    I'm paranoid that people can read my thoughts,

    it may sound stupid but I'm serious
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I Keep Hoping It Isn't True!

    Lately I've been paranoid about one person in my apartment building spying on me. Telling people personal things about me to the point where she wouldn't let me associate with others of my choice. I've been paranoid that same person has become obsessed with me because she wouldn...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Oct 31, 2012

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    bigben7240 bigben7240 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I live in the most dangerous town in my state,

    it's been rated #1 most dangerous by the FBI, so yeah. I've always been extremely paranoid, Especially if I'm home alone :3
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I am so paranoid that I have been sitting in my

    room for 3hours because I'm to scared of what's on the other side of my door. I feel like there is a dark evil lerking around me all the time . I can't sleep, I can I can only walk around my house with a bat of knife this has been going of for years and it is only getting worse...
    KathrynR KathrynR 16-17, F 2 Responses May 23

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    i watched this show called snapped

    where the wife killed her husband. and they showed the surveillance video of him walking to his room in the lobby. that was the last footage of him. he didnt know he would be dead in a hour. that kinda stuff scares me because to see someone on their dying day. the clothes they...
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24

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    I'm scared about everything

    and I'm scared that's why people don't like me
    kitty465 kitty465 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    I am just laying in bed convinced

    that I'm dying of every possible disease there is. I hate it when this happens. My mind just keeps on shouting that today is my last and I don't know what to do. <.<
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 5 Responses Apr 21

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    ...about what to say,

    what i should or shouldn't be saying, doing, who i am, who i'm not, what God thinks (a lot of the time), and i reject myself before others even have or i assume rejection. it's crazy. and sad.
    amazedbygrace amazedbygrace 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Social Paranoia

    I am sitting and someone laughs. Were they talking about me? I am sitting and someone whispers. Did she just say something about me? I am walking and someone looks at me. Why is he looking at me? I am walking and someone does not look. Why is he not looking? The mind of a very...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 4 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    I Didn'T Like Accept It, But When Three Different Psychiatrists In Three Different Clinics All Said The Same...

    I have just got back from a psychiatrist in Bond Street from a test for whether or not I had EOD (excessive paranoia disorder or something like that). Ans she was emphatic that I was indeed very paranoid. I was shocked, but not as much as worried. because this wasn't the first...
    englandworldcupwinners2014 englandworldcupwinners2014 16-17 Apr 20, 2013

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    These helicopters keep flying around my land,

    making my house vibrate. I'm not even sure why they're here other than to make me paranoid that the illuminati is after. This is just farmland. Nothing suspicious. We are growing vegetables and raising cattle and various other animals, not selling drugs. Please go away and take...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    I dunno, I just get this feeling

    whenever I talk to someone they just find me annoying and don't like me. I know it's not true half the time, but it's still there
    YamiNoGame YamiNoGame 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I Feel Sometimes Like Someone Is After Me

    It usually happens at night, but has happened during the day. I have these weird paranoid thoughts that someone will suddenly burst through my apartment door and shoot me. At night, I could be nearly asleep and then suddenly there is a noise. And I get scared. I start to get...
    Ellyni Ellyni 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 9, 2007

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    Every time I walk alone in a road

    where there is not lot of people around and I will bump to someone who looks suspicious and he or she looked at me like he or she is going to do something bad. I get paranoid and change side for me not to bump with him. And also when there is someone on my back and it feels...
    ImAlivingParadox ImAlivingParadox 18-21, F Mar 27

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