I Am Scared To Be Myself

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    Was Good To Be Myself

    Last night I went out and I am usually so worried what people think that I loose me...I loose my personality and I clam up and feel like hiding in a shell. Well I didn't...I remembered how this used to feel and it's great. I never used to be like this but it's gradually got worse...
    Starlight30 Starlight30
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2010

    If I were myself, I'd be made fun of more.

    If I were I wouldn't be able to handle it. No one would be able to handle me. No one would want to deal with me. Christ I don't even like dealing with myself at times.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

    Never Could Be Me

    well everone wanted me to be someone other then what i was and nobody really could except me for me. People never gave me a chance to be me. But suddnely i met this boy and he loves me for me. I am still depressed but he makes me happy and smile
    confused9542 confused9542
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 3, 2007

    To It's Knees.

    sometimes i feel if i let everyone see  me, know my unholies, it would bring the world to a point of collapse. stockmarkets would crumble, governments would fall out of power, grandma would stop going to bingo and 2 year olds would be afforded as much chocolate as they could...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 5, 2007

    Around People...

    I'm not scared to be me when I look in the mirror but I'm scared to be me around other people....even my relatives. A great person once said: " What you are in the darkness (when noone is around and you're alone) reveals what you truly are." I believe in that... But...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 22, 2009

    I've Always Enjoyed Being ...

    I've always enjoyed being myself.  Sometimes I'm quiet around people I don't know, but that's just part of myself too.  It takes me a while to adjust, I guess.  But I wouldn't say I'm scared.
    mandarose524 mandarose524
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 16, 2007

    Can't Do It

    I love to dance, jump around and act goofy but can only show my true self around certain people. I have deep feelings I be feeling but can only express that to certain people instead I have to play the tough, I don't really care role.
    keepdreaming keepdreaming
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2009

    It just feels like everytime i open myself up

    to someone they don't accept me and just stop talking to me. It hurts and i won't have to feel the pain if i just don't let anyone know me,myself,and i
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2014

    I love being myself at school

    and when I come home I feel like my actual self used to not be welcome. I started my sophomore year of high school this year and I decided that it's a good idea not to let people walk all over me anymore. So this year I'm sticking up for myself and I'm starting to be who I feel...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 2, 2015

    I am 16 years old and I am scared of being

    myself when I am around my friend because I fell that if I am myself then I will not fit in with them and I don't want them to think that I am a weird and strange person and I don't what to end up losing all of my friends so I really don't know what to do so if any would be able...
    Robbie1221 Robbie1221
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    I cut myself and some of the stupidest times ,

    during little fights , wen I have no tech , and when I cant talk to anyone , because I just honestly never had anyone but I do sometimes these days but rarely , so I guess if anyone could please help me through some stuff or just talk tome and I can help be there for you if you...
    jsimpkins123 jsimpkins123
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    Yes, Mostly Becaus...

    Yes, mostly because for years allowed other people o define me and now that I put an end to that, I'm scared because I'm not quite sure who I am.
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2007

    There Is No Other Way to Be......

    There is no other way to be...I feel sorry for people who don't know who they are...and don't know how to be....
    ginger1979 ginger1979
    41-45, F
    May 16, 2007


    I am so scared to let my hair down, to be myself, even around my friends. I complain sometimes, i'm lonely, im sad, im scared of life and what will happen, i need to cry almost all the time....and yet i go to school everyday, and i smile, i laugh, i joke. ... I can't really...
    Owlchan101 Owlchan101
    13-15, F
    Feb 10, 2013


    im sorta scared 2 be in My own Skin...everytime i look into the mirror i see a different person always...sometimes i see a  confident young lady and other days i see a loser with no life...im struggling alot..with school judgement..guys...im not comfotable in my own skin im...
    SourLove SourLove
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2007

    I Am a People Person

    I don't like being alone.  I have to be around people to be happy.  That is just the way I am. 
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2009

    Miss Me

    I hate mirrors!! They always remind me who I am now. I used to be a talkative, self-confident and humorous person who has extraordinary energy and a great passion for life. Now I am this pathetic piece of **** who shuts herself off from everyone, lacks in ...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow
    18-21, F
    Jun 21, 2009

    Maybe I Shouldn't Be Myself

    A few days ago I was out with some of my firends. One of them wanted us to meet some of her other firends. She asked me as we were all driving there to "not be weird" and to not do anything strange. She then gave a list of things for ME not to do. She just didn't want...
    Tacit Tacit
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 12, 2009

    Nope I Love Being Me !...

    Nope I love being me !!!  Ive always been my own person , and having mood swings ( i can be a ***** ) gives me character... I  Love anything that is defined as ugly ... such as clothes .. one time  my best friend Janee and i had this apartment and we purposely...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 16, 2007

    This is only because most people are

    judgemental priks and aholes. PERIOD. Now go away and f off..(kiddiiiiinng :) No really, I am nice, ... DON'T GOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    Nov 9, 2015

    Me to

    im scared to be myself sometimes but we just have to let things happen sometimes. even if its something bad.
    AnikiMomo AnikiMomo
    May 9, 2007

    My Life Is So Confusing I Dont Know Who I Am

    hi im 17 years old, as a younger child my dad was an alchoholic and beat the **** out of me and i ran away alot because i was scared and i got older and my parents got divorced i moved to chicago and started smoking weed and goin crazy i got raped one day and from that point in...
    shorty12291 shorty12291
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2008


    How do I be myself? How do I be brave even when there is a risk of bullying? I should probably say who I am. I want to dress as one gender or another depending on how I feel. I just don't know how to be brave enough to do this. Advice would be very appreciated.
    scifi96 scifi96
    Sep 2, 2013

    Guess Who Showed Up Last Night?

    I broke up with my fiance a little over a month ago. He really scared me and I HAD to get out. I told him I wasn't telling him where I was moving to, or where I found a new a job. (I was pretty concerned about him randomly showing up). Well.... last night his sister and...
    InNeedOfAHug1029 InNeedOfAHug1029
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2012

    Can't Be Myself

    I can be myself for some reason. I'm not worried about making friends, I don't have a lot of friends anyway so it doesn't bother me. I thinks it more about being judge the wrong way. When I was little I guess you can say I myself. And I kept being made front of because of it...
    Darkfarey Darkfarey
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 22, 2009

    But I Try Hard..

    I really try hard to stay myself no matter how scared I am of other people's reaction. It's quite hard sometimes, I have to say. But on the other hand, it's great if you get good reactions. Because then you're getting a good reaction for yourself.. not for some kind of change...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 12, 2008

    I Have Fought Way to Long T...

    I have fought way to long to become the person I am now. No way! All the self doubt, reflection, therapy(lol), hypnosis, card readings ect, ect that I have been through, all to get me to a place where I am myself.... I wouldn"t trade it.
    redflower redflower
    36-40, F
    May 16, 2007


    I think myself might be boring. I still feel like the uncool/unpopular kid. I don't have an adventureous life or an important and interesting career. I have not had a proper boyfriend since 1998, and my lovers were brief and few and far between. Usually, you can find...
    Aquariusmindfield Aquariusmindfield
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2009

    I Fear Fear..

    I'm afraid to be afraid. Which in the end just simply makes me scared. I'm afraid that if i act like my real self then people will think i'm creepy or just plain out weird. I always say being weird is a good thing but then again i'm probably a hypocrite which makes me scared of...
    addicted2breathing addicted2breathing
    1 Response Dec 1, 2012

    I Hate It

    i just feel like ... if i be my true self people wont like me. I feel that way all the time. I can really only be myself around my boyfriend, because i can do whatever around him and he wont think it's too weird. I'm afraid of being rejected, it's a big fear of mine because i...
    candiipup candiipup
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2008
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