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I Am Trying To Not Be Anti-social

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    deleted deleted 26-30 May 27

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    Reality Has A Funny Way Of Agreeing With Me

    Im young, to begin with, like going to college young, this is imprtant with what I intend to say. I was just a hands reach from getting my dream job, which btw is being a cop, Ive wanted to be a cop since I was a child, and I am simply built for being a cop (especially if the...
    mindwarper11 mindwarper11 22-25, M May 3, 2012

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    My teenage days were filled with a confident

    and outgoing me. I was sure of everything that came out of my mouth. I graduated and moved out of state...so then I retreated into a shell. I'm now a married mother of 3 with anxiety and bouts of depression. I avoid social situations when I can but my husband loves meeting new...
    lbaker5 lbaker5 26-30, F May 24

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    I try but it's proven to be more difficult

    than I thought it would. I hate people ūüėā I even make my friends order for me when we go out. If I could avoid talking to people I probably would. But I'm trying to get better...
    SecondStars SecondStars 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    Its so hard when your mom notices

    and is being all sarcastic saying, "what? Youre actually trying to make friends now?"
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2014

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    Never Again...

    Forcing a smile as I blink the tears away,Wondering how I am going to get through the day.Laughing away my sadness, bandaging my heart,There's no happiness for me when we're apart.Chocking on my loneliness confused at what to do,My life's a total wreck when I'm not with you.I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2012

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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 in my customer service days. Even though it is difficult for me to go out into the world and speak to others, I reluctantly fake it...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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 music or showbiz or scandals! Why do you care of such things!! Heartbreaking.
    jayshade jayshade 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    As a soldier, I've just spent the last 6 months

    on an international peacekeeping mission in Egypt, isolated in the middle of the desert. I got so used to being by myself or with a few coworkers that I'm uncomfortable in crowds. I'm in London for vacation, and I've spent more time in my hotel room than I have outside.
    Booyeah80 Booyeah80 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2014

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    Ugly.

    Hello, I am 15 years old. I suffer from severe anxiety(social) and severe Depression. Currently I am homeschooled, I don't have many friends and the ones I do have a rarely see. When I was in "regular" school it was such a horrible thing. I'd get so nervous just trying to leave...
    TheFunnyGirl TheFunnyGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    Uncertainity

    I'm not sure where to start. Sorry It's a word we all use, a word that I've personally used many a time, the thing is though... A friend recently highlighted to me that I never seemed to mean my sorry, and I replied, I don't know what you mean. She said, you only seem to say...
    Lunox Lunox 16-17, M Sep 27, 2013

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    I'm Not, But My Parents Think So...

    I'M NOT ANTISOCIAL. I admit that I am so moody, but I always try to be nice to people. My parents keep on say that I am not polite, I need to soft my heart, that I have to be close to people because I'm a social person, but they just dont know. Im tired of listening to their...
    barbie13 barbie13 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    I consider myself an anti-social because,

    im not like my other friends in school, they happen to have lost of other acquaintances but I only talk to my besties in school. Maybe it is because of the fact that I dont like boastful people. I mean I can determine what a person is in a short time and I want to avoid all of...
    Macymax Macymax 13-15, F May 24

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    But this is simply impossible.

    I enjoy the comfort of my room and not leaving and interacting with the outside world. I like to pretend I'm in an alternate universe
    JanoMyHemmings JanoMyHemmings 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    It has been hard...almost drained

    and feeling I dont give the best of myself I had been tempted to enclose myself at home again..."the cave".But everytime I am a bit down or feeling bad someone had complimented me or been kind,karma really does exist! I am getting back the effort and energy I had been giving so...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    i kinda like being antisocial.

    but i wanna trust my friends more
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 17

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    I Could Put The Gun To My Head

    i feel so lonely that no one really cares no more i used to remeber a girl that cared more than my family about me until i ****** it up i ****** it up many times and it never hurt so bad as now i wish she knew i wish she knew how much i would sacrafice to have her by my side...
    takirimurray2 takirimurray2 13-15, M 4 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    theyloverichar1 theyloverichar1 13-15, F Jul 20

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    Lets Talk.

    I am trying to be more out going when it comes to talking to people. I used to be super shy but I am starting to change that. !^_^
    VictimOfCircumstance VictimOfCircumstance 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    All of my EP friends are away apparently.

    Normally not an issue for me, however this site and my friends quickly became addicting. So anyone want to chat? I don't care who or what you are. If you are religious, good for you but don't try to push it on me. If you don't like things I have posted, fine but don't tell me...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 26-30, M Aug 30, 2014

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    Im Not Friendly

    When I was younger I was the child everyone plays with. I was so bubbly and nice. But as I got older Ive become more distand. I dont talk to many people first and many say I have a bad attitude problem. If Im spocken to I speack but otherwise I wnt talk to people. I figure I dnt...
    southernbell91 southernbell91 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2010

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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 otherwise reminded of how most people tend to be. I hold no hope for humanity.
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F Nov 26, 2014

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    Although I suffer from social anxiety,

    I try my best to get out there and meet new people.This is a pic from last night. I'm the blonde.
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Jul 5

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    That awkward moment when you never learned how

    to socialize so it's better to be apathetic than to push yourself to talk to people. Can't fail if you don't try. ;)
    StressedRat StressedRat 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    sometimes a part of me wants to go out

    and talk to people, but when I try I either embaress myself or something...also there's thenpainful reminders of why I became anti-social in the first place.
    ThatOneN3rd ThatOneN3rd 16-17, M May 27

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    Living In My Thoughts.

    I keep to my self and that has only lead to a miserable and morose existence at a young age.  I'm always told that these are my "party years" and i'm wasting them, others have said that i just need to find that right group of people, someday i hope i do. I have a single...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 22-25, F Jan 29, 2012

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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 a chat platform that really have helped me to become more social. So I thought I'd share with you, and if you want to come and hangout...
    ChattyGirl555 ChattyGirl555 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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    I Never Manage,

    I try but never succeed, people are hard and I do not understand them, I miss the people contact, but never manage to actually become someone's friend,
    AHM1994 AHM1994 16-17, M Mar 8, 2011

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    TheShowOffBrand TheShowOffBrand 22-25, M May 24

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    Such as today, I went to my bfs house (it's the

    only place I go where there's people I can really talk to) and I talked to his mom for a bit. I admit it didn't come easy AT ALL. Like we had a few awkward silences (well I wouldnt call it awkward) but just a few seconds where I didn't know what to say. But I feel a lot better...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2014

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    I sometimes don't like talking to other people.

    No reason, I just get too lazy. To pretend to act interested & smile. Most people just like talking about themselves & are very ignorant. So that's why I stay quiet at times. I rather write. That's my form of voice & expression.
    EmiTru EmiTru 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2014

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    Being Anti-social Sucks

    I hate it with a passion, yet I have trouble following through with it, even if I have the thought in my head, the moment I go to execute, I end up falling back and repeating the same process of not being able to meet and greet anyone because I have some sort of mental shield...
    SomeRandude SomeRandude 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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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 didnt belong there. now i have come to realize i cant talk to people on the phone, i dont hang with friends, its hard for me to even make them. when...
    reneeb728 reneeb728 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    My Parents Think I'm Anti-Social

    They have this perception of me not talking to anyone and having no emotion and personality and ever time I attempt to explain why this is not true at all they hang tight to the same points they made and don't let up. I am actually very social especially in school when we have...
    FatalFlare FatalFlare 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Trying Not To Need Other People's Validation So Much

    I'm anti social. Its like my default state. whenever i try to say something to someone, even hi, i get so nervous and tense that its almost just not worth it. I am in a training program right now and its like everyone is so friendly to each other except me. there are so many...
    emilystrange105 emilystrange105 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    My family was really anti-social

    when I was growing up; both to the outside world and between each other. My Dad was always in front of the television and my Mom was cleaning the house, so my siblings and I were at war for their attention and we never really connected with each other either. For many years, my...
    JaeHarmer JaeHarmer 18-21, M Sep 3, 2014

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    tilly2014 tilly2014 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    I have this selected spot in the lunchroom near

    the corner, right now there is a guy there reading his kindle eating a crunchy apple...so tempted picking up the Kindle and throwing it to get my lunch spot back
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    i am not non - social,

    I'm just self reliant
    AwesomeGuy18 AwesomeGuy18 18-21, M 1 Response May 23

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    I'm quite the anti social in public.

    I talk to a few people I know online but otherwise I'm very closed socially. people didn't like me in school because I never talked. I was called stuck up although I was quite the opposite. I don't connect with others in society. I have even fewer friends now then I did in...
    missmaymay missmaymay 18-21, F 1 Response May 27

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    i am such a fail of a person. anti social. ignorant. childish. apathetic. lazy. never knowing what to do with myself. etc. i am terrible.
    RedChaplin RedChaplin 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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