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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...
    maxissuicidal maxissuicidal 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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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...
    applejackson applejackson 16-17, F Apr 19, 2012

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    Lately I realized I avoid people and even my friends. Like at school sometimes if I see them I look away and pretend I didn't see them and wait until they see me. Even my crush, I...
    bexk bexk 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    OK, this will likely get me some hateful responses, but it is my truth, so what the heck. I avoid EPers who are have an odd idiosyncrasy and the ONLY experiences they list are...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I do not talk to people for I get ignored. As if what I have to say is stupid and has nothing to do with others conversation. I have had this all my life, I would be with a few...
    katyarty katyarty 51-55, F Apr 8

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    I am noticing that I avoid people who very clearly are only interested in sex. I am more impressed by people who see the value of my friendship first. Those are the relationships...
    Mattie1203 Mattie1203 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    As a background, I can say that I know that other people (practically everyone) seek happiness and avoid misery; however I do not understand why. Why are there so many people who...
    Contemplatings Contemplatings 22-25 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't get why people even judge other people. Understand that they may have problems you couldn't dream of. Understand that maybe they think of suicide. Some people seem...
    rapfordays rapfordays 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Lmao! This is the best exp here! Haha it completely defines me except for two big details: I'm bi (so I like a lot more people) and I have HUGE crushes on people. Which, I've come...
    chrisisyourfriend chrisisyourfriend 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    Seriously. I just HATE it when people force me to do things I absolutely do not want to do what so ever. It's mostly from people I know, bossing me around ALL the time!And when I...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 46 mins ago

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    I m married, I assume I m happy :) I have a few friends...... but true friendship is literally 'rare' ! I assume I had three true friends...... the first one passed away few years...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    This connection was totally different. I haven't had this feeling in such a long time. Background: He isn't a complete stranger. He has come by here and there and I usually help...
    analyzing analyzing 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Fear of coming out! It took a life time to come to the point of accepting myself. Fear controlled me. Don't make the same mistake I did. This is something that I have written on...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 1 Response Mar 26

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    All my life I have dealt with jealous people. People who smile in my face but wish me harm when i'm not looking. People who constantly compare their lives with mine. I've learned...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Well part of it is upbringing! I was brought up by a a narcissist mother and an egocentric father! Their needs always came above their children! For example, my mother would...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I haven't actually been diagnosed with this disorder but I have all the symptoms of it. And I have a hard time getting close to people. I'm just trying to start to open up more to...
    chaos16 chaos16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    It annoys me that this is such an over looked topic. People should be educated in school about transgender to avoid such ignorance. I myself am not trans but it infuriates me when...
    sailorrmoon sailorrmoon 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I see so many people saying that they are open minded! Do they even know what it means? I think not, most are under the delusion that it means they accept this or that latest fad...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    This one person named endelbendel, would always comment on my stories. Whatever they said never made any sense to me, it was like reading a strange poem. I'm more of a logical...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I encourage all of you with "problems" to search further than this website. I encourage you to read Wilhelm Reich, familiarise yourself with Freud and Jung and keep going, staying...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    My name is Randy. I'm 14 and I hate bullies. In fact, I go out of my way to stop bullies. I'm an antibully. I help the teased, the beaten up, and the unpopular. If I see a bully in...
    antibully14 antibully14 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    This is a huge pet peeve of mine. Spoiling the ending or really anything critical about a movie annoys me to no end. I am something a movie junkie. I can’t think of very many...
    AnonymousEP77 AnonymousEP77 41-45, M Mar 25

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    My family and friends have always trusted my opinion, I definitely see right through people. Especially when they're just being fake and playing games. It works out when I'm...
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I disagree with people who constantly (all the time) complain or have 'strong' opinions but they don't do anything about it. For example people complaining about a political...
    ifos ifos 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I hate people who lie and when you confront them with the truth they hide and ignore you! You shouldn't of lied in the first place! all of this could of been avoided! You should of...
    WhoIsLiz WhoIsLiz 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I hit a truck to avoid hitting a guy on bike which suddenly changed lane. Now i have a fractured hand and a bike that needs repair.
    nik18 nik18 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I have suffered from depression and excited that I remember, at least as far as back as first grade. I recently going out and was diagnosed by a psychiatrist with AVPD. I am...
    AnAvoidant AnAvoidant 31-35, M Mar 18

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    Attention my fellow EP users. Don't talk to JLHiscool. He is a complete and utter jackass. He is a racist **** so avoid conversation with him.
    MookieTheBezt MookieTheBezt 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Happened earlier today, cried as angry as I get at times when I let it happen. It doesn't get easier no matter how many times I hold in my tears and all that it entails. Just wipe...
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F Mar 30

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    After leaving the Indian reservation my father got a job as Zone Director of Indian Heath Services in a small white bush town. The primary school had the advantage of having the...
    rossmallick rossmallick 56-60, M Apr 2

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    I have life problems like procrastination, avoidant coping and low self esteem. In the past 3 years i have had a bad time of it i found myself on antidepressants even though i was...
    Martinn1 Martinn1 36-40 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Going in for the kill: I consider myself to be a fairly mild-mannered and docile person. I try to avoid conflict whenever possible and I very rarely lose my temper. Let's just say...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F Apr 5

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    PLEASE, I need guy advice So there is this guy at my work- Geoff. He is a member of the tennis club I work at. He's somewhat of a player and rough around the edges and about 27...
    Speifer Speifer 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    They're just not man enough to get a taste of their own medicine. They want to avoid getting insulted, so they shoot and then hide. They don't want to take their own bullets. It...
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I know it sounds so horrible, but I do. I try. I try so hard to like them. I want to get along and enjoy whatever it is that everyone else seems to love, but I just can't! Every...
    faeriefate faeriefate 18-21 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm not sure if this is considered selfish, but I didn't know where else this list would fit. Basically, I hate people act like this: -People who make everything about them...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Just because people are near you does not mean they are a part of your life I dont want people other people talking about me and when they consider the source it like this people...
    judp judp 46-50, M Apr 6

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    Hello guys, I hope you're all doing well. I sort of hesitated about the idea of posting my experience here but I decided to do so. I sort of think that I have been a schizoid my...
    Bloodyshrines Bloodyshrines 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    There are all kinds of connections that you can have with people in reality- physical, spiritual, emotional, mental...each have their own merit, their own value in your life. In...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am looking for exceptional people. People who think. People who love. People who desire change. People who use emotions as a compass and logic as a map. People who are searching...
    oakenbras oakenbras 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't know, like I wish people would whisper to other people as they say me and go, "Oh my god she is SO pretty!" I wish they would come up to me and tell me how gorgeous I am...
    SeanaO SeanaO 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm not writing this to speak of myself ,I've done that already in my storys & confessions here I want people here to read this to know that life can change for the better...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I hate lazy people. There's always one in my group assignments and group discussions. How can I have a group discussion in my tutorial classes if people don't prepare the work or...
    GoFuckYourselfBitch GoFuckYourselfBitch 70+, M Mar 24

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    I Work At A Burger King And We Meet And See All Kinds Of Diff. People Well... Every Since I Have Started Working There I Have Gotten The Chance To Speak To Lots Of People That Don...
    MissyMay4 MissyMay4 18-21, F Mar 26

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    90% of the time, I am afraid of people. I do not allow myself to get close to a lot of people, because I am always worried about getting hurt by people. I have learned over the...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Everyone is adamant that people care more about what the heart has to offer rather than appearance, but the reality is, people DO judge us and people DO judge us based on our...
    MissMisunderstood1 MissMisunderstood1 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    I am a barista, so a lot of people make small talk about the weather. I find it very frustrating when people say they are unhappy because it is raining. Rain is important too. I...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Mar 30

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    Hello my name's jerred, I find myself different than a lot of people from the way I think and the things I do. I can't stand people who are suffering I feel like I must help each...
    wolfdog722 wolfdog722 18-21 Mar 31

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    Hi Everyone!!! This is my first time to share my experience online.I am glad that i joined this beautiful & useful website. So one of my struggle is that i have very difficult time...
    ocean222 ocean222 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Since I'm not what people stereotype me to be, I often feel as though I bother them by simply existing. One of my many corks is that I always feel like I'm in someone's way. I...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 4

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    When I met people when I was 14-15 I used to always think, "what do they think?","how do I impress?". After all the effort you put in with people, sometimes or most of the time you...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 5

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    So basically what I have noticed at my time at uni is that people with similar aesthetics tend to group together. Like the attractive/confident band together and the quieter ones...
    captaindusk captaindusk 18-21, M Apr 6