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I Avoid People

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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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    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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    before close to them,

    i run away... my bad habit. i hate it.
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 2 Responses May 23, 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 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 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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    Do you get the disorder since you were born or get it in your life time? i believe i dont have this when i was born, i had a lot of friends when i was child. Trauma and bullying...
    chocolattee chocolattee 22-25, M Dec 29, 2014

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    All you people who avoid people because you think they are weird or something I hate you guess what we all are weird in a way we al mess up we all have emotions we are not perfect...
    natsufairy12 natsufairy12 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Sometimes I don't have a reason. Sometimes I do. I think a huge part of it was that I wasn't a great person awhile ago. In high school and up until my sobriety, I wasn't the best...
    silencedfears silencedfears 26-30 1 day ago

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    I was 12 years old when I and thirty other kids were waiting outside in front of the school. It was the first week of secondary school. In a few minutes we would bike to a nearby...
    Jemoeder Jemoeder 26-30 1 Response Jan 4

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    The feeling of guilt building up to oppressive levels because what must be depression drags the joy away and sufficates it, leaving in its place a bowl of sadness and regret...
    WonderingOfTheSoul WonderingOfTheSoul 18-21 Dec 25, 2014

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    "Avoid loud and aggressive people. They are vexatious to the spirit". Desiderata.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 13

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    And I think everyone hates me now. I can see it in their eyes, in the way they shift their feet away from me. And I can see it in their faces, forever tense and serious when...
    madelinefish madelinefish 16-17, F Jan 15

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    It just doesn't feel right when I do it so I avoid swearing I'm okay with other people swearing around me but When I do it it just feels off
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Well... I really am sad today. It's not that big of a surprise. I really think I screwed life up pretty astoundingly. I wish I was dumber, but instead I'm kinda bright, but have...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Excuse me, you don't have to respond and I'm aware my posting this experience could drive you further up the wall, but I'm curious. Why did you block me, then unblock me and delete...
    Unalike Unalike 18-21, M Jan 9

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    Today i read something online doing some personal research about people feeling unloved and it mentioned how those who grew up in homes where their parent(s) didn't show them any...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I hate that all the time i see good people go down. They don't deserve sadness they don't deserve tears, why does karma eat the bad people??? I don't get this unfair world. They're...
    Boraboo Boraboo 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Its kinda my unwritten life story, being leftbehind. People around me would just move on with their lives and be happy whether by having soo many people around them to care about...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    I like how the police, train staff and the construction workers are overlooking the presence of homeless people. This is Tokyo area. Shibuya staton is letting homeless people to...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Hmmm... many to say but to keep it short I will just mention the current people I encounter in my day to day life. first my younger brother - for me all people are important and...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M Dec 28, 2014

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    - Shutting people out is easier than letting them in. - I push people away without realising. - Running away is easier then facing problems. - I avoid getting close to people...
    JustAGirl96 JustAGirl96 18-21, F Jan 8

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    Hello to any reading this message, I am someone who wants to be an actor/voice actor someday and willing to working very hard for it but I have somethings awful I like to share...
    nothingbutzero nothingbutzero 18-21, M Dec 25, 2014

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    YES THEY DO.THERE IS STILL A STIGMA AROUND IT;THAT STIGMA MUST END NOW!To this very day for us, the sufferers, it is difficult to broach this subject without fear, trepidation...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 3 Responses Jan 16

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    It is quite entertaining to jump into an atheist or Christian topic where people from both sides are fervently "debating" their respective sides. I've pretty much avoided the whole...
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I think we spend too much time worrying about how we're perceived by others. We worry about our physical appearance. We focus on trying to change what we dislike about ourselves...
    chilldude82 chilldude82 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Some of the most interesting people are those who you might normally avoid. i remember one day a few years back. i was shopping in a mall with a friend, and she was caught up in...
    YohKomori YohKomori 22-25, M Jan 2

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    I have never chased anybody in my life but it feels a little strange when people hide to avoid me.
    Macrajat Macrajat 22-25, M Jan 9

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    im actually scared of communicating with people.. i try to avoid them so theres no chance they could say hello or something because i got nervous and so very awkward and i dont...
    whitenut whitenut 13-15, F Jan 10

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    I know what could have made me like this. I've never been tested for reasons behind my problems, (I was told I have social phobia and I know that but I'm sure I also have APD too...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 14

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    So thats basically me all my life. When i see a hot guy out there, all i do is get paralyzed. If that guy is around me, i feel very uncomfortable. And if that guy tries to...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    It just makes me mad that people say they'll stay by me and help no matter what and then when i open up they avoid me. If they don't know what to do or say they could at least tell...
    kibre kibre 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I'm constantly afraid of saying the wrong thing and offending them or making things awkward and/or embarrassing myself. The idea of networking to advance myself in my STEM career...
    enbybee enbybee 18-21, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Many people enter our lives and we are forever changed in some ways.Sometimes they are small changes. At other times they are life altering. 2 people from different parts of the...
    Destined4Mischeif Destined4Mischeif 56-60, M 4 hrs ago

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    The older you get the more you see people 'putting on a front' as we say in England. Presenting to the world one image of themselves even though it may not be a true reflection of...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I trust people I've never met before. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. The only exception is when people have violated my trust previously. If you've ever lied to me or...
    PhilosophicalCoder13 PhilosophicalCoder13 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    if people knew more what it feels being left out, the more they would not hesitate helping others when they see them suffering from it. you just would not like to see other people...
    nonsensee nonsensee 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I was only child, I grew up un a normal family... since I was six years people ussually tell me things like "you are so strange... you act strange, you are insane, you are crazy...
    Playerchap Playerchap 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Stop hiding high fructose corn syrup Sign the petition Petition text to General Mills: Immediately stop labeling products containing HFCS-90 – which is concentrated high...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, sh!t... one of my worst fears has come true. I am picky about choosing friends because of this fear. I only have enough close to me to count on one hand & now I might have...
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    Uggh!!!! I know so many fakes nowadays....i avoid them like a health nut and McDonald's. They treat like u **** when you are.down....and now want to be friends with you because...
    sfdrboy sfdrboy 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    yeah it stated as a way to avoid getting beat or my feelings hurt (verbal abuse) by foster monster (yes monster). I'd hold an entirely imaginary conversation with her to plan out...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F Jan 6

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    His habit of reading isolated him: it became such a need that after being in company for some time he grew tired and restless; he was vain of the wider knowledge he had acquired...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    My new year resolution is finding connection. I found this guy, cutest Asian I can find, sincere , honest descent man, I think he likes me a lot, we had many things to talk about...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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