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    I will seriously pretend like I didn't see you

    just to avoid awkward small talk. Social anxiety at it's best 👍
    dassays dassays 22-25, F Aug 21, 2014

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    I am shy and have social anxiety,

    so not a fun guy to be around. People who know me think that I can be fun or their friend, but they are wrong. People who talk to me just waste their time. No one has any reason to try to make me laugh or attempt to pass the time with me rather than someone else. So, I either...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M Aug 12, 2014

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    Awkward!

    Everyday I am put in various awkward situations. I'm generally shy so that doesn't really help things. Whenever i feel there might be an uncomfortable situation about to occur I walk the other way.  I avoid the guy I like, I avoid my friends-it just seems easier that way. If I...
    applejackson applejackson 16-17, F Apr 19, 2012

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    I avoid people because.

    . I don't know.. everyone scares me because I was molested when I was younger and beat. so many people scare me even though I know their good.. I just want that one person (a woman ) who can kinda be like a mom to me to talk to because no one else cares that I cut and wanna kill...
    maxissuicidal maxissuicidal 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    before close to them,

    i run away... my bad habit. i hate it.
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I like being around people,

    but I have to be in the mood for it. I really enjoy my own company. Sometimes I go out of my way to avoid people, for example I'll walk the back roads on campus so I don't have to say hi and engage in small talk with my peers.
    orlyfixation orlyfixation 22-25, F 1 Response May 22, 2014

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    I don't why but I feel uncomfortable around

    people. Recently a friend told me someone asked her why I was so quiet. I was surprised and embarrassed someone else noticed. I thought I just didn't enjoy small talk, but I think it's deeper than that. Oddly enough, I enjoy socializing sometimes, just not all the time. Am I...
    1LadyButterfly 1LadyButterfly 41-45, F Apr 21, 2014

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    I have been very shy

    for so many years...I feel like I've missed so much from life...I hate myself for it.
    sugarprincess23 sugarprincess23 22-25, F 1 Response May 23, 2014

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    I'd say I avoid crowds more then people.

    But I'm shy and I'm not the type to approach or start conversation. I'll sit and wait speak when spoken too.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    I am scared to be hurt by anyone so I avoid people I'm not proud of it sometimes I wish I had a LOYAL friend !
    sebastianflores12 sebastianflores12 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I've been around toxic people all my life, my mom seems to have histrionic personality disorder, and I just recently realized that and that the people I've surrounded myself with...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I try to accept for who there or rather as much they let me. The lengths I go to avoid is arguments is legendary( at I like to think so). I will just about put up with everything...
    Deepyearningformore Deepyearningformore 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I first discovered this in my junior year of high school. Being trans in high school is probably the worst, but being trans and having a personality disorder in high school is just...
    noyoubro noyoubro 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A LESSON TO ALL THE DUMMIES IN THIS GROUP! > I'm assuming the majority of people in this group are racist ignorant low lives and the rest of you people in this group obviously are...
    LostEbonyGirl LostEbonyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I want to raise awareness about the discrimination and racism towards dark skinned immigrants in the uk .. I'm a dark skinned woman who is a daughter ofimmigrants and I had lived...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hmmm. Hates an awfully strong word. But this behaviour is never acceptable. I'm a community support worker. Therefore it's my job too support these people. I'm out in the...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F Mar 17

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    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M a week ago

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    Fully blocking out (in all modes) people who attack you when they are not happy that you're happy- is the best way to heal. Had no clue and still can't believe how well life is...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F Mar 11

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    I have trouble talking to people about me. I can do superficial talk about me, just nothing beyond surface level. I can talk to about anything else from politics and religion to...
    Kathrax Kathrax 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I suffer from C-PTSD which affects me daily. Im also in college as an adult learner. Before XMAS my lecturers decided to let me have my exams earlier in the day just to avoid any...
    edkelly2k edkelly2k 31-35, M Mar 5

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    So it is painful when the two people who I have wanted to let in for years still don't want a relationship with me. I began not getting along with my parents in my teenage years...
    Emsily Emsily 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I am sorry for angry people- though i don't need to be.
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M Mar 14

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    Negative people.... They have a problem for every solution. Stay away from them.
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    My Teacher Was At My Cousin's Wedding... Ok, I'm actually surprised this group hadn't existed as yet. I mean... it seems to be such a frequent occurrence for me and I'm pretty...
    megamjfan megamjfan 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I hate having conflicts. With family or friends or with the one I love. It bothers me that I would spend most of my time thinking about it, how to resolve it. I'm always fond of...
    Pwriingles Pwriingles 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    At all costs. I have absolutely nothing to do with it. I did have one for a short while though. I simply abandoned it. The main reason I avoid it is for my own peace of mind. I...
    RelayedDeaction RelayedDeaction 26-30, M Mar 4

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    i avoid it then it feels like it keeps chasing me and then it irritates me and ugh i dont like it
    DangBobby DangBobby 18-21, M Mar 11

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    This is bs , societal paradigm requires that one cares what others think in order to fit in with others no matter where you are within the social strata , you need friends...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 27

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    I've learned that distance doesn't make a losing someone less painful... it only makes you think about all the opportunities you wasted... I can't help but to blame myself for...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F Mar 2

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    I have experienced this in every stage of my life. I never felt I was important, needed, wanted or mattered. When I walk into a room that is crowded I want to leave. I know no one...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I just recently researched this disorder after taking a personality quiz online. My results told me I suffer from APD. I haven't felt like this my whole life up until now. I'm...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    It breaks my heart and I try to in the kindest way possible though sometimes it can't be avoided
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I was really upset today. I'm 20 years old and am currently going through and identity crisis or something. Some things online set me over the edge and it really sucked because I...
    MrBenzedrine MrBenzedrine 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    If I'm upset about something I hide it and act happy, if I don't like someone,just to avoid confrontation , i put up with them. I would complain about a friend behind her back and...
    FloraSmile FloraSmile 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    No we can't just forget what happened in the past. How will we change what is socially acceptable or bring about transformation and most importantly learn how to avoid making the...
    stix07 stix07 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    with everything that has happened to me I wonder if I have become one of these people. like I spend a lot of time over analysing, the things I say, the things I do... how it will...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I just saw a thread where the author talked about how they feel depressed and possibly suicidal, and the responses were almost all akin to "Other people have it worse" and "Get...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    You Persuade People Through Emotion. You hate to admit it, but people make decisions with their hearts. Their heads don't play much role in the equation. So even though you are...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    When I moved to London in grade 9, I became friends with a girl who cut and attempted suicide many times, and my sister began to cut as well. In grade 10, I became friends with...
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I don’t have a lot of people to talk to. Not a lot of people are worth my time.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    i feel like people stick too much to what they know, you can't tell them anything that would lead them to question anything they believe in. they get so defensive, just block out...
    Freakabug Freakabug 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I see a lot of the younger people on EP doing this. Life's to short to be cruel. Nothing comes of it. People that do this are really lost and mixed up. They think that be doing...
    grgbyce978 grgbyce978 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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