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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 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 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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    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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    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 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 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'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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23

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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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