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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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 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 don't understand why some people have to be so rude. I work in customer service and you won't believe how rude people can be when I've done nothing wrong. Don't make other oeople...
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    How do you deal with a difficult person when that person is your mom?!? Seriously!! I know that we should be kind and tolerant to difficult people since they are fighting their own...
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    Everyone has a different reason and everyone has a different path you don't know that path or that reason. You're not feeling what they feel and you're not them. So stop the...
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    I hate people who pretend to be nice then stab you in the back. I'm a b.itch. I don't pretend not to be. If I don't like someone then they know about it but I'm loyal to my friends...
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    I agree... Something changes... in some people its a huge change of hardness and active wall building.... For me ... Failure has freed me..... FREED ME.... To laugh and live in...
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    I am SO TIRED OF HEARING PEOPLE SAYING CAITLYN JENNER IS a cross dresser just because she still likes women. GENDER DOES NOT DETERMINE SEXUALITY. /rant
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    I am trying to avoid it, but it still chases me. It will find me wherever I will go.
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    This is pretty long, so bear with me, I just don't know what to make of what I just found out. Also, my punctuation and grammar kind of suck... About 4 years ago, my childhood...
    LitoWatts LitoWatts 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    I hate this habit, but I'll do it to avoid conflict until i snap. Hurt myself not others though. I can't figure out how to get over this.
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    I just got diagnosed with APD at my psychiatrist's office. I knew I had ADD early on, Social Anxiety Disorder in highschool, but not until now, some 10 years later do I finally get...
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    If you never rely on anyone for anything, you will avoid disappointment. ^ this is one of the hardest lessons I've ever had to learn.
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    God is shy, has a plebeian air, avoiding notice, hiding in between the details, pretending to be ordinary. I should make no sound. Darkness makes visible the presence to eyes as...
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    I believe everyone should have a right to believe in there own way and violence is never the answer unless it can't be avoid.
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