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I Am Shy A N D Anti-social

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    Anti Social

    I really need to stop being anti social. I hate being so shy around people and if someone asks me to hang out, I’ll either say no or make up a phony excuse. I haven’t made any friends at my work and even if I tried, I’m afraid to ask them to hang out with me. First of all...
    Tamashi88 Tamashi88 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    So i just started school i am a sophomore

    studying business and this semester i dont have the same ppl i knew from the last 2 semesters and i am really anti social i hate meeting new ppl i dont know whats wrong with me i cant start any conv with strangers or even sometimes friends it really irritates the hell outta me...
    anaconda24 anaconda24 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Conservative

    I'm not sure to  what extent..In my real world circle, I can be quiet ,low volume and don't seek attention from anyone.  When approached, I handle conversing fine. I keep chatter short but still friendly.My class door is closed at all times so people know I'm...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 5 Responses May 28, 2010

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    I Should Be Having Fun, But I Feel Lost

    I don't know how to break out of this habit of being anti-social. I just moved to the US. I left behind my friends and boyfriend and I'm here alone. I'm looking for work, but it's tough. This weekend I came to New York to stay with a couple of relatives but when they leave for...
    hardboiled hardboiled 22-25 2 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    Behind My Keyboard

    In public situations i am verry shy and anti social but online i can talk to anyone about anything i guess i feel more confadent behind my key board
    italianbaby2013 italianbaby2013 18-21, F Feb 1, 2012

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    Paula

    HI im at home all the time..Never know what to do since my kids left home.In a rut not confident.feel like lifes passing me by.I just wish i had a little bit of something to look forward to.
    paulamarriott paulamarriott 51-55 2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    I can talk to people over text all day long.

    But in person and sometimes over the phone. I make things awkward for many people. I want friends but I don't know how to make them. I want to find love but I don't know where to start. I can't talk to people. I can't make the first move. I'm a mess.
    yazzygirl17 yazzygirl17 18-21, F Dec 8, 2013

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    Both.

    Makes it hard to discriminate sometimes...i know i feel shy to interact with most people, but honestly i actually couldn't give a **** about doing it either...if i don't openly talk to the real people in my life and would prefer to sit at a table by myself...its not just because...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F Mar 28, 2010

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    My Best Friend Is

    my best friend is the best lair i have ever known
    hema11 hema11 26-30, M Nov 22, 2013

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    Im Shy

    I really dont care about meeting new people that much but sometimes I do want to talk to people and Im just to shy to do it. Iv never even been able to get a girlfriend because Im to shy to talk to one.
    TNguy453 TNguy453 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    I Am Anti-social.

    Ever since i was very young, around kindergarten, i have been very shy. im not a big talker, even when around friends im only a bit of a talker. one time i was given the name silent dude by a group of kids a couple years back, and i can think of plenty of times people jokingly...
    werslty werslty 13-15 2 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    Ahhhhhh! I need help!

    ! I've been really down lately and all I want is a boyfriend, and I've seen so many guys on here my age that are really cute, but I'm to shy and scared of being rejected to even message them!!!! I just want to be able to send the message but I can't......What do I do?!?!
    goldenlord52 goldenlord52 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    Serious Textmate That I Can Share Some Experiences

    hi, im a 20 year old girl looking for a textmate that i can call a friend and share some thoughts sometimes.. :) 09169993018
    jonabie jonabie 18-21 Oct 18, 2013

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    I always feel shy and awkward around people.

    I can tell myself is an introvert person. Rather than going out meeting people, i prefer stay in my house and spend time alone. I am an anti-social person. I like observing people but don't want to involve with them. Even people that i know, when i rarely or haven't met them for...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Related Experiences

    I'm anti social at school it may not seem like it because I talk a lot with my friends but without them I'm to shy to talk to anyone because I'm scared of what they might think of...
    KyraAnia KyraAnia 13-15, F Nov 13

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    Some times in so anti social. I am unable to talk to people who I meet every easily nor can I trust very easy. I keep a barrier as to how close people can get never letting them...
    herealways2017 herealways2017 13-15, F Nov 7

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    Like why is it that I'm left out all the time, like no one ever wants to talk to me .... Like even though I'm a lot more reserved than others I'm not anti social. Like really...
    HeartStrings3 HeartStrings3 18-21, F Nov 9

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    I'm not anti social. Its just too much effort talking to people who arent worth it
    daintyduck daintyduck 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    Well I have very little confidence and behave extremely shy out in the real world. But I found EP a couple months back, which have helped. And just a few weeks ago I stumbled upon...
    ChattyGirl555 ChattyGirl555 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    It started when I was just a 3 year old girl. I was so shy towards family and friends, I barely talked to anyone. I grew out of it eventually, I am still pretty shy towards adults...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    And it doesn't help that everybody in my family is very social and wants me to participate in their ancient extrovert rituals of "socialization". I don't like being around people...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F Nov 9

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    all my life now that i think about i have been this way my childhood years i never played with other kids much i stayed in my oak tree. everywhere ive been i always felt like i...
    reneeb728 reneeb728 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm so socially awkward that I get so excited when I make friends online which ends up scaring them away.
    Ashabella Ashabella 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I am fortunate enough for God to keep throwing people that want to spend time with me. I don't know what it is about friendship that is so hard for me to grasp. I feel like I am...
    TheHumanExperience TheHumanExperience 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I sometimes find it easy to be antisocial, no uncomfortable conversations with the unknown but it can also get lonely. It's hard to change something that has been with you for...
    LadyAya12 LadyAya12 26-30, F Nov 8

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    i really dont like too much attention but nowwadays i wouldnt mind getting a hug
    sleepygrouch sleepygrouch 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    Ever have those moments you just don't want to talk to anyone? Or you feel awkward and don't know what to say? Awkward silences when there's just a few people in a room are the...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Nov 9

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    Why is it hard to connect to people? Why do they talk about irrelevant things, and avoid topics such as religion, life, society etc? Its all about those annoying trends and popular...
    jayshade jayshade 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I'm not an overly nice person when it comes to other people. Mainly other people just make me angry. Because mainly other people are idiots.
    antisocialrainbow antisocialrainbow 31-35, F Nov 13

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    this just now.... BIL: "blondes ARE better." Me (a brunette): "Yea. So are taller, skinnier guys... with bigger dicks." Ugh.
    wtftodo51 wtftodo51 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    “I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the...
    MonicaNanda MonicaNanda 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I love in a small town and there is nothing here for people my age and I don't drive so yea. although at times it dose get lonely, but then I watch the news or am somehow...
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Talking to people for me is about as fun as chewing uncooked rice. I can't decide if it is a product of being bullied in middle school or dealing with crazy *** customers/consumers...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm afraid of people... Or the way they'll react to me being who I am... I really love being around people, but I'm just so afraid of rejection like it's the end of the world that...
    ACuriousCrossdresser ACuriousCrossdresser 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I just feel akward around people i don't know. like i never know what to say or do. So i don't say much and then people think im weird. I don't usually meet new people unless...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The other day somebody from school went up to me and said "(my name.) Do you ever talk?" I was really sensitive about this because people tend to think I am anti-social and I never...
    navigatation navigatation 13-15, F Nov 12

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    Professor Matthew Auer of Bates College casts question on the traditional knowledge that social media are open and participatory. He also speculates around the emergence of "anti...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I'm anti-anti social Lol if that makes sence
    ceciliaisanorexic ceciliaisanorexic 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I am an immigrant. I'd like to say it doesn't define me but in reality it does. I've always been very ashamed of myself. I always tried to be invisible to the world. I felt like...
    yayami yayami 22-25, F Oct 29

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    I am an immigrant. I'd like to say it doesn't define me but in reality it does. I've always been very ashamed of myself. I always tried to be invisible to the world. I felt like...
    yayami yayami 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    It's a struggle Everything seems so impossible.. I've never been close to anyone, and have always had to do things on my own. Even though it's always been scary, it seems so much...
    K93H K93H 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am socially awkward in a way that is somewhat complementary (I think) to many posting here. I have very little trouble reading other people, and responding (superficially?) in...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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    It's hard for me to look into people's eyes for long periods of time, and it's even sometimes hard to say things online. On here, I feel better, but I still get really shy. I'm...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Marilyn French was a well known feminist and university professor who wrote, The Woman's Room, a novel about militant radical feminists in the 1960s. At one point in the book a...
    consa consa 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    YOU CAN ASK ANYONE THAT KNOWS ME IM SOCIALLY AWKWARD, and i hate it sometimes im all good online but in real life when i like a person i get all weird and run into things like a...
    katdaughtry katdaughtry 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    I am quiet and shy when i meet new people. I usually open up once i've been around someone for longer
    SoloDolo707 SoloDolo707 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    Awkward silences. Struggling to continue a conversation. Afraid of participating in class. Hoping silently that my name won't get called up. Can't express myself well. A boring...
    ladybug96 ladybug96 16-17, F 25 Responses Nov 7

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