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I Am Sometimes Antisocial

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    whitenova whitenova 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    Last week i was feeling really down

    so i decided to stay all alone in my room for 5 days without speaking to anyone, loosing myself online watching Series and using the silence to write music.
    Ralphael Ralphael 18-21, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I just don't feel like talking to

    anyone. There's been a time where I've just been locked in my room for a straight 2 weeks. I feel like sometimes nobody wants me around so I stay away..
    disneylover3 disneylover3 16-17, F 7 Responses Jun 14

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    I'm not the one who draws attention to

    themselves :b I don't like being the center of attention -_- it's not for me ! Lol
    FaceYourFearz FaceYourFearz 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Anyone else have those days

    where they get so antisocial they actually argue with themselves? I can't be completely alone on this .-.
    MaryLiz94 MaryLiz94 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I recently went without social contact

    for about three weeks. In a sad kind of way, I'm sort of proud of it. My life doesn't depend on others.
    FictionalWolf FictionalWolf 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have friends. Some.

    But sometimes, it's so taxing to be around them. I don't reply to their messages. It's been two weeks now. They're mad. I want to say sorry but I'm not sure I'd mean it. I liked having the two weeks to myself. I liked that I didn't spend that time engaging in uninteresting small...
    sharksarepeople sharksarepeople 18-21 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I like listening to people talk,

    because I find it easier to just listen/watch how a person acts before I finally decide to say something to them.
    Elijahx Elijahx 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes... but I think often is more accurate.

    I have layers of secrets that I don't want anyone to know. 50% because I'm afraid of judgement and 50% because I just want security. The only person I'm truly honest with is my bf.
    youruniverse youruniverse 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    My home is my castle: Moat,

    walls and drawbridge included, lol! Here's the thing; if I didn't invite you, DON'T "drop by" cause your gonna get attitude. Cold, distant and full-on d*ckishness. We have phones, people. Email too! I feel violated like my sanctuary has been invaded. Listen, if I don't do it...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M Jun 24

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    I enjoy people ... I'm just used to being alone

    .... prob should break that habit but it's hard to change something when you're so used to it
    danyel92 danyel92 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I'm pretty outgoing but I wish I was genuinely

    comfortable around people. Because I'm either intimidated or scared, always watch what I say and feel awkward this I making me less social and I want to socialize and listen to and love people. ;(
    brnino brnino 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Enjoy My Own Company

    I have a few friends that I spend a little time with but I'm always happiest when I'm on my own. I do socialize but not often. I feel bad when people ask me to go somewhere with them and I say NO but I don't see the point if I'm not in the mood. A lot of my friends need to be...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 13, 2007

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    I walk past people without making the effort of

    conversation very frequently. I know I look like A **** but I'm just not interested in many other peoples lives. Only A selected few.
    Muppetschristmasspecial Muppetschristmasspecial 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 11

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    Or, at least, people seem to see me

    that way. The truth is that I'm painfully shy around strangers or in crowds. Being around lots of people with too much noise, such as a party, will make me retreat. Honestly, I'm a good person, I'm just shy and quiet, and I prefer to be approached rather than approaching someone...
    shilosmistress1 shilosmistress1 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 11

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    I'm with my sister and her fiance at a concert

    and i can't seem to let loose and have fun. It was rap and this is a genre of music i've never seen live in concert. I became so uncomfortable i just started drinking because my sisters fiance was all into it making me uncomfortable and self concious. If I was to dance bad than...
    sasquatch88 sasquatch88 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    I have few friends and I can be funny with them

    but when I go out with them and they introduce me to other people I just shut down, I'm quiet and awkward and I wish I could change that.
    Imirlanda Imirlanda 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 7

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    Sometimes I am antisocial,

    and I don't mean to be...it's just that past experiences with an ex making me feel like **** about myself and judging me in front of others has made me that way. I have a new boyfriend who makes me feel so comfortable around him and his friends don't make me feel weird...I'm...
    princesscolie princesscolie 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    At school Im always so quiet

    and I usually dont speak up in class and i always sit in the back. I only have two best friends i know i can trust, Lexi and Haylin. And I have my boyfriend Alejandro. But when other people who are not the three I just named talk to me I always look down and talk quitely and shy...
    Cassandra13Park Cassandra13Park 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I Am Always Antisocial Its not

    because i am socially awkward or anything, in fact if I didn't think so low of myself, I'm sure Id pick back up my knack for making friends. I always used to make friends very easily when I was a child, I was much more outgoing and confidant back then. My personality can thrive...
    solomon3020 solomon3020 18-21, M 10 Responses Jun 5

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    I don't mean to be antisocial,

    I am just always afraid that people who are my friends are secretly judging me.
    amyh217 amyh217 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 7

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    I feel like just hiding in my room all day.

    Info not want to go be social!!!
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    I like being alone, but then

    when I watch people my age having fun with their friends, going to conventions, playing pranks on one another. I wish I could be like them, but it's hard for me to be around people. I hate being around people, but I yearn to be with them.
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Don't know why but sometimes I'm just not in

    the mood to talk to people and shut them out...majority of the time I'm fine...usually when someone is bitching/complaining I shut out, positive attitude!
    Dollers24 Dollers24 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I go through stages of being antisocial,

    it helps me think clearly and catch up things I need/want to get done. :)
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    carmia carmia 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Very. I don't talk to a lot of people.

    I talk to some, but not a lot.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    The way people behave in a social context

    and the way they behave when you are alone with them, you would think they have a split personality. I don't have this ability. I talk the same way, whether I am in a room with 100 people or alone at home with an invisible friend. Where do extroverts get their split...
    Aeonian Aeonian 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Trust Issues

    I've had a few bad experiences with so called friends. Now I have trust issues and find that I don't want to make friends anymore. (Not meaning on line but out there in the real world face to face). Most of the time I find that people use me. If they need me I'm there but it's...
    Darkslayer Darkslayer 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2007

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    I wouldn't say sometimes its a little more

    complicated than that, i avoid face to face confrontation and when i have to i have a suttle studder but it drives me nuts.
    randomanweird randomanweird 18-21, M Jul 17

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    Me too specialy when I haven't showered

    for two weeks or brushed hair or changed clothes...
    Atromitos Atromitos 31-35 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I just had a lovely 3 day weekend

    where I turned down plans and made my own. It felt great to be home puttering around the house :)
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    If I see someone I know in the distance it

    fills me with a sense of dread as I will have to stop at talk to them. I sometimes pretend I haven't seen them and to go into the nearest shop or go down a different street just so I don't have to stop and chat. Sometimes I can be ok but most of the time I'm like this.
    Redandgrey Redandgrey 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 11

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    I avoid certain social situations with people I

    don't know too well. I will straight up say no immediately after being invited.. It's a reflex I guess. I do it because I'm afraid of being left out and can't stand the idea of being in the corner by myself. I beat myself up about it so much because I know it's stupid. If...
    cranberriess cranberriess 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    U call it antisocial,

    I call it not liking to associate with people
    blackswan012 blackswan012 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 6

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    Sometimes I feel like everyone is talking about

    me behind my back and I just want to tun away from them. I know it's childish but in people's company, I always feel like the odd one out. In truth, I prefer my own company + mp3 to anyone else's company. At least then I know that they aren't talking about me.
    Alemae Alemae 13-15, F 8 Responses Jul 8

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    Like 5 days a week I feel better alone,

    away from the world... Everyone just seems soo focus on themselves it's like you try to talk to anyone surrounding you & it's all about them & when they ask you a question about you they don't fully listen to what you have to say & I notice detail so all this just makes me...
    presseve presseve 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am more of a selective antisocial,

    I can be really fun, talkative and funny with people I really enjoyed with, but for the others I feel so exhausted and fake when I try to talk and be nice.
    agnest agnest 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I used to be more social.

    I used to be happy. Then I got married to him. Everything was fine at first, but then his true colors started to show. I'm torn, broken, depressed. The last thing on my mind is a social life. I just want out. But I have to go somewhere he'll never look for me. I've never been to...
    purpleribbongirl purpleribbongirl 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Was browsing books at local Bookstore,

    saw guy taking newest Sapkowski's Witcher book, commented "It's average...". We talked awhile about Witcher, Metro 2023/2034 some cold war books he read. Now he thinks we're totally friends, gave me his facebook login and "I'm waiting for you to add me!". So he is, like 2 days...
    karasugi karasugi 18-21 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Sometimes having alone time can be therapeutic,

    but if that alone time exceeds 1 week depression starts to set in :(
    justEexisting justEexisting 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's a form of protection.

    You can't hurt me, if I don't let you in.
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I won't call my mom. I tell my kids they can't

    come over with the grands. I leave my phone on silent and try to forget where I put it. I abhor the mall/shops/stores. I levitate with rage when people drop by unannounced. SOMETIMES.
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I don't know anyone who isn't.

    Let me explain something to those of you who are offended when I seem distant or just not active here, which isn't often: Just because that happens it doesn't mean I'm not ok, or mad, or that you did something wrong. And that is the case with most women ok? Lol. It simply...
    AnnRhodes AnnRhodes 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sometimes? More like most of the time.

    I was on a train yesterday, sitting in the lounge car, and two older teenage boys tried to start a conversation with me. I flat out ignored them and pretended like I couldn't hear them. This is why I'm missing out on so much in life.
    JustAnotherConflictedSoul JustAnotherConflictedSoul 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I've been on a "social hibernation"

    for more than a month already. I haven't opened my then very active Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. My semester starts this August and I know I have to suck it up and face all my "friends" again. Sure, they're fun, they're helpful, but if I had a choice I'd rather stay at...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Yeah....I'm the person at dances

    that is watching people dance from a wall (aka: a wallflower). People love to tease me and say that I can't dance so I lean on wall but that's not true. I can dance but it makes me uncomfortable to dance in public. Is that weird? I also tend to look serious sometimes and don't...
    Iamatitan01 Iamatitan01 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Sometimes I can go out

    and be the life of the party (not really but still) like all bright and happy and be all open with people and stuff, but other times I'm closed... and I can't conduct a convo with a person even if I wanted to...
    SammyWayJ SammyWayJ 18-21, F May 24

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    It's like week since parents left

    for their little rehab holidays. My dog is way more heartbroken than I am.
    karasugi karasugi 18-21 23 hrs ago

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    More than sometimes. I often feel antisocial

    tendencies,and those who know me basically leave me alone when I'm in that state.
    thegirlnobodyknows thegirlnobodyknows 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    A lot of people find this unusual

    when they find this out. I am usually someone who is outgoing and is not afraid to talk to anyone. Heck, I even flirt with newcomers! I usually end up becoming antisocial when something arises which I was not expecting or if an incident occurs. It truly is strange.
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm not sure if antisocial is the right word

    for me. Maybe I'm just really avoidant. I want to be around friends and meet new people, but it seems every time the opportunity presents itself, I always opt to stay home. Then later I feel crappy and lonely and miserable. It's a vicious cycle really. I know I should just stop...
    xd288 xd288 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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