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I Avoid People

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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 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 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 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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    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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    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 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 tried to understand this for a long time now, and it really weighs on me and my confidence. When in conversation I often notice the person I am talking to will avoid looking...
    sfie1917 sfie1917 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I hate people. I really do. I'm just too mind independent. I hate crowd places. I hate when people just can't keep things to themselves. I hate rude, judgmental comments they...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I've only recently started confronting people, and it's still a little scary even when it's for something small. My whole family avoids confrontation so of course i do. I'm glad I...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Apr 4

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    I want to say this: I Like People Who Can Handle Different Opinions What Being Open Minded Is Really About I want to post my thoughts in this group here hoping that there is...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I don't understand these people who are trying hard to give stuff just for the sake of giving, so to avoid some negative talks. They don't need to pretend what they're not to other...
    SweetEclair SweetEclair 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I don't let myself get too close to people because I've been hurt so many times. I let people think I've completely opened up to them so they don't feel like they've completely...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    People are embarrassed to be seen with me. And when I confront them they lie through their teeth. It's a common reaction when confronted. Initially when we go out they're my best...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 4

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    I just find it so hard to talk to someone, let's say, sitting next to me in class. I need people to start talking to me or I won't say anything at all. This makes me wonder if I...
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    A father passing by his son's bedroom, was astonished to see the bed was nicely made, and everything was picked up. Then, he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow...
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    Im not one of those guys who feel they must never ever cry. Crying is a good release, and in my own time, when watching some movie with a heartbreaking story, i do enjoy just...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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    When someone (whom you would think of as being close to you, say, a trusted friend), repeatedly does one of the following things, you might want to consider that they’re...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I seriously hate it when people ask me the status of my parents... Every time they ask where they are I make sure to tell them my MOTHER is doing something, but they don't get the...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It's so frustrating when I'm about walk into a room, then I stop because I hear my name come up in a conversation. It brigs my self confidence down because they say I'm really...
    ForrestLiam ForrestLiam 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I love too hard. I don't even know if that makes sense but yeah. Whenever I have any type of relationship I always care so much. I'd do anything. Which makes me feel weak and self...
    xandria0217 xandria0217 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    devi2n devi2n 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I also don't like hurting their feelings either. Someone on here (not gonna say who) would keep messaging and messaging and messaging me until I said, "I'm sorry I don't respond to...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 1 Response 55 mins ago

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    Eating in front of others makes me feel vulnerable. Are they judging me? Do I chew weird? Am I eating too much? It's easier to avoid eating out.
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Here lately, I've been trying to separate myself from a group I initially thought was good for me to be within. However, I am slowly starting to realize that I am constantly...
    AScarletDream AScarletDream 22-25, T 3 Responses Apr 8

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    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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    There's no reason for me to like you, even if at first I thought I did. You got me at "we have so many things in common" only to find out how completely different we really are...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Arrogance is one thing that I cannot tolerate in anyone. If someone is an arrogant person, I will not be friends with them and I will avoid talking to them.
    super563 super563 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A reason why many people don't get along, it's because they won't accept each other for who they are. It's why people don't become and stay as true friends, it's why couples get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I hate small town life! I have been living out of the city since 2012. I started hating it there. I have been back to the city to visit but I am not sure if I would ever want to...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    i really want to help poor people , i have seen people dying because of no food , no clothes and bcoz of dieseases and i feel really very bad abt. it , bcoz we all people in this...
    dieseldrumm dieseldrumm 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I remember when I was a child, I said something I should't. I said I sing better than my sister. In turn my father was like...no I think your sister sings better and my mom joined...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    They're even in the House of GOD, meaning church.... From the First Lady of the church to the laymembers are rude all up in my church. What in the world are they going to church...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Im annoyed that I paid £1600 rent to the supported housing for Ill people at Webb house in zetland road .. They do not deserve any money ...because they are taking the puss and...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F Apr 7

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    To everyone out there who feels alone who feels trapped in their problems and they feel there is no one out there to help them and guide them, there are so any people who are...
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Bigots. Vegans, vegetarians, etc. They seem to think that everyone who isn't like them is pure evil. They think that everyone should and could be just like them if they tried, but...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses Apr 8

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