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I Am Sometimes Antisocial

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    I feel lonely but avoid social events.

    I always complain that I'm lonely but when I get invited to events I either say no or go and leave early. I much prefer staying at home with my boyfriend. Anyone else like this?
    Alouisexo Alouisexo 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 23

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    I am antisocial. It's not

    because I want to be anti-social it's because I'm very shy. Sometimes my boyfriend yells at me about it and says that it's embarrassing for him. But I don't mean to be that way I just feel like I never have anything interesting to add to the converstation.
    beautifulbrowneyes21 beautifulbrowneyes21 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    had relatives over for five thousand years.

    ..oh wait it was three hours
    heyarnold1234 heyarnold1234 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Not sometimes, always,

    i very very shy and hate being around people even out with friends, i feel nervous and weird
    SadAlyssa SadAlyssa 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    my anxiety is so bad

    that at 27 years old I have yet to have a real relationship or even be intimate with someone. I have trouble talking in person or on the phone. the only time I feel like I can be myself is through messages/texts. it also doesn't help that I'm a closet lesbian and feel like I can...
    anli28 anli28 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Right now I am sitting in the PC-Room at my

    school.. alone.. We got two lessons cancelled because of a festival at our school and all I was doing was to get in here and start the PC. I don't want to talk with anyone, neither my classmates nor my friends, I just want to be alone and browse the internet. I feel kind of...
    CeMi1706 CeMi1706 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I enjoy my own company most of the time.

    I don't really feel the need to go out and socialize with people...I'm perfectly happy staying at home and reading a good book :)
    kiwiigirl21 kiwiigirl21 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Netflix in pajamas all day > actively

    participating in life. Why couldn't I have been blessed to be a natural social butterfly??? >:/
    mgriffen3 mgriffen3 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Just because someone is quiet doesn't mean they

    don't want to talk to you. Sometimes we just don't know how. Sometimes were the most loving people so don't judge a book by its cover! :)
    zelda593 zelda593 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    "If you're going through hell,

    keep going." -Winston Churchill
    Fretless23 Fretless23 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    I am a fake extrovert.

    I make friends very easily. I am very warm and inviting but I find it hard to keep them because of my antisocial tendency. There are times when I get overwhelmed by all these new people that step into my life even though I approached them first most likely. (Weird) It's just...
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    So my ability to socialise has improved

    throughout the years, apparently my socialising cup dries up really easily and it irritates and frightens me if I am forced to further socialise. I can only handle so much socialising until I get tired and starts getting irritated by everything and just wanna lock myself in a...
    atirasisactuallybackwards atirasisactuallybackwards 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    For every individual

    who points their nose towards a socially anxious person to smugly remark "Get over your selfish pride. You're just being rude". I want to wrap my small, delicate hands around your neck, to rest my thumb against your vocal chords. At first, it is only a soft clasp. Almost lady...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 2

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    People tell me that :) not

    because i want to be like that but that's me i try everyday to do my best, but i guess thats my nature :)
    fresa87 fresa87 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's Christmas eve and I'm laying in bed

    while my family can be heard laughing and playing board games in the living room..Having a Grande ole time...and I have no desire to join them...I just want to lay here alone...
    bwalke7 bwalke7 31-35, F 11 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Sometimes I have to push myself to answer the

    phone or accept an invitation to hang/go out with friends. Once I'm out I end up having a great time but it's the initial contact that makes me want to hide in my shell. Ugh I hate it. I wish I was naturally extroverted.
    suggestedusername suggestedusername 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 20, 2014

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    Turtleisland97 Turtleisland97 16-17, M 12 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    today I was sitting in my room reading papers

    in my computer, while the guest of my neighbors climbed my window and sneaked and observed me for few seconds. it was scarry and its only a kid.. but it freaked me out.
    olives4me olives4me 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    80% of my free time is spent in my room

    snuggled up with my food, and watching Netflix :-) I live with no regrets
    annnnnaxo annnnnaxo 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Most of the time, I enjoy my own company over

    any one else's and there's nothing wrong with that. At the end of the day, we ultimately only have our own selves.
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I was bullied for almost the entirety of my

    public school experience, but especially in high school. For the most part I've moved on but on occasion I think about it and I get mad. Today is one of those days. One thing I regret is I didn't kick the guy's face in, choke him to near death, lose a couple teeth while I was a...
    beatingdepression beatingdepression 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    The older I get, the more I don't want to be

    around people. I love my family, and their good people, I just can't stand to be around them. I love going to church, but I always sit in the back. I sing, I listen to the sermon and then I'm out of there. I don't want to socialize. I just want to be left alone, but not 100% I...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    At the end of the day the only person thats

    gonna give a **** about you and take care of you is YOURSELF.
    Heyababe Heyababe 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    i kep myself away from people.

    ..sometimes ithink people might find me strange because of my interests.
    fireeyesofthephoenix fireeyesofthephoenix 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 10

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    I had a person asking me

    why I'm not talking with one particular person from my circle. I have found myself asking the same question quite often recently. I always seem to feel some short of wall surrounding me when it comes to talking with people who I like or admire. I believe that happens to many...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    There are times when i don't want to see a

    single soul...but sometimes i wish i had some real friends, not the hypocrite people i know... And hang out, dance stupidly and talk.
    ElizabethRives ElizabethRives 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    My sometimes is usually most of the time

    but it gets so bad I will literally go for weeks not saying a single word to someone... Sometimes it takes more energy to talk than what I am capable of doing.
    TheCasualChick TheCasualChick 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    I have my own particular brand of brutal honesty

    where I tell people what I think. I'm not afraid to tell people my honest opinion (exceptions of course apply) but this often makes me come across as an ***. My close friends know that I do care and I'm always there for people - even people I don't know that well - and I'm...
    firnin firnin 13-15, M Mar 3

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    my mind just goes blank

    when im in a conversation, i tell myself their just people calm down but it doesn't work
    dblaze213 dblaze213 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 7

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    I love going to Dallas by myself.

    Staying in a hotel by myself. Shopping by myself. Eating by myself. Sleeping by myself. I believe if you can't enjoy the company of yourself, you won't truly enjoy the company of others. Honestly, if you can't stand being alone with your thoughts, why would anyone else want...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 19

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    I am the type of person

    that likes peace and quiet. Sometimes when I'm around toxic people I need to be alone for a while to recharge.
    lavendarlady lavendarlady 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Which is weird, because I can handle social

    interactions pretty well. I just don't like to. That, and going to a new school makes one antisocial naturally.
    AnAnonymousPanda AnAnonymousPanda 16-17, M 6 Responses Mar 9

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    I find it difficult and scary to make new

    friends. So much so that this one time I got to my math class, got all of my materials out and realized I had nothing to write with. I panicked I looked around me to see if maybe someone had accidentally dropped their pencil on the floor. Nope, nothing. Class was gonna start any...
    uribegre uribegre 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 7

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    I hate when my sister takes me to social areas

    and then leaves me by myself
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    today's one of those days.

    I just don't want to be around anybody at the moment. not even my best friends. it's not personal
    Cosmicmutt Cosmicmutt 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I was always a very sociable person,

    spending an evening on my own was almost impossible, I always had a lot of company and I have to say I was really liked, but somehow recently I rejected others company and I prefer staying alone - I have found people really annoying recently, I can't relate myself to any of the...
    rennfri rennfri 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 16

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    SpecialButReal SpecialButReal 18-21, F 21 Responses Feb 22

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    I haven't left my tiny two room apartment in 5

    days and I just noticed......
    xxdublifexx xxdublifexx 22-25, F 15 Responses Jan 27

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    My husband enjoys being around people

    so much more than I do. We bought a cabin up north and I love to sit on the deck and read or knit. He wants to visit the neighbors and he doesn't want to go without me. I appreciate that he wants to be with me but I'm really happier when I can go a whole day without seeing...
    woundaround woundaround 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Call it being antisocial,

    call it social anxiety. Either way being alone is best <3
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    I'm suffering from high blood pressure

    because I stay in and worry all day about my problems. I have friends but I haven't told them because they all seem so happy and I don't want to ruin that.
    keepingitrealgirl keepingitrealgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've picked the most strang place to work,

    and to be antisocial - with kindergarten children.
    Lizzi040708 Lizzi040708 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    The reason I'm antisocial is

    because I don't really trust people. I mean, most of my friends have hurt me one way or the other, so I just keep to myself. No way to hurt me, if there is no one to hurt me.
    greywolf9678 greywolf9678 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys TeethTheSizeOfPianoKeys 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    my coworker is in a bad mood.

    so trying to be nice I tell him I know something that'll cheer him up. he then cuts me off and snaps at me that he'd rather be alone. all of this over football. and this is why I stopped reaching out to people.
    Cosmicmutt Cosmicmutt 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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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, 2014

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    How couldn't I be Antisocial?

    Let's be honest - the world is fill of dumb f*cks. I met so many people in my life, so many 'successfull' people - but seriously, I cant believe how they are even able to stay alive. This probably sounds weird, but as soon as I talk or just watch a person for a few minutes I'm...
    Wejlo Wejlo 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 22, 2014