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I Avoid Things

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    yes, Sometimes and ... - yes, sometimes and realy don't like it much when i do.
    dayandnight dayandnight 51-55, F Oct 28, 2007

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    Avoid Everything - I avoid being around people when possible. I avoid anything that might lead me to be embarrassed or feel bad about myself (I do enough of that on my own). I...
    OfADifferentColor OfADifferentColor 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    A Problem of Commitment. - Sometimes, I will not join an Experience Group, because then I would feel compelled to follow through and actually do something about my problem instead...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 4, 2007

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    Avoid Certain Clothing - I have an insatiable interests in clothing that is lighter, softer and even silky and exceptionally comfortable. But when it comes to reality - I avoid...
    wxmann2 wxmann2 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2013

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    I Think I Have Avoidant Personality Disorder - I was going to a therapist for about a year and a half to help me deal with some emotional and commitment issues and it just seemed...
    DrPepperFan DrPepperFan 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    Self Explanatory - I avoid all sorts of things. Toxic things, grimy things, sugary things, expensive things, & also sad things.
    Rookie009 Rookie009 22-25, M Jan 22, 2013

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    I'm Trying to Avoid Avoidence... - Lol, my therapist told me a while back that I had avoident personality disorder (along with social phobia, chronic depression, and that great...
    Superfluous Superfluous 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    I Avoid Anything Which Causes Discomfort - I think it's getting worse! Lately I hardly venture outside the house even to walk my dogs. I make excuses, say that it's too cold, too...
    elRana elRana 36-40 1 Response Mar 24, 2008

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    I Often Avoid Things I Think C... - I often avoid things I think can cause me harm. I believe that's normal, though.
    peacelovejuicy peacelovejuicy 16-18, F Oct 20, 2007

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    Sometimes I Do Avoid Things...... - Sometimes I do avoid things... I go out of my way to avoid confrontation  because I don't think  it's healthy for a persons' soul...
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F Oct 20, 2007

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    I Aviod Embaressing My Self In Front Of Some Body I Like..... - I aviod any chance of being embarresed in front of some one I have strong feelings for. I won't eat in front of...
    toughchick101 toughchick101 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2010

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    Whenever Possible.  Thing... - Whenever possible.  Things are not my favorite things to do.
    Mandragora Mandragora 46-50, F Oct 20, 2007

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    Embarassed - I avoid people I don't want to talk to. i use the silent treatment, I avoid doing things that will make me feel awkward like dates, I don't want to be like this but I...
    DyingWhileIntoxicated DyingWhileIntoxicated 16-17, F Mar 16, 2013

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    Avoiding The Unavoidable, It Doesn'T Work Out - Yeah. I tend to avoid things. Whether it's cleaning the dishes or throwing out the trash, I simply avoid those tasks because I'm...
    TheGirlBehindtheBrownEyes TheGirlBehindtheBrownEyes 18-21, F Jun 15, 2013

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    Core Pattern - Avoidance is one of the things that is deep within me and causes a lot of my problems, says my psychologist. I avoid bad feelings through dissociation because I...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 6, 2008

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    From A to Z - I'm an 'avoider' ... yes, I am.  It makes no difference what it is I have this ability to justify why I haven't been able to complete said task.  I'm able...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 4, 2007

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    I Just Avoided the Door. - Yeah. Someone buzzed me, and I pretended I wasn't home. I'm not expecting guests for another 2 hours, so I wont answer it. My previous guests left a...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2007

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    Help - My boyfriend has broken over the past few months. He went from loving, attentive, caring,and romantic to someone so overwhelmed with life they shut down. He avoids anything...
    Beanette04 Beanette04 22-25, F 2 Responses May 29, 2010

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     I Think That There Ar... -  I think that there are few things that we have to avoid to keep going.
    glor glor 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 29, 2008

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    Silly Things - i avoid answering the phone. i avoid making plans with people, because when i actually do make plans, i don't show, & avoid the person afterwards. i have a...
    thirty30 thirty30 31-35, F 1 Response May 27, 2008

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    I Avoid Anything That Is Diffi... - i avoid anything that is difficult, awkward or uncomfortable. not good. too many things in life are difficult, awkward and uncomfortable. my...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy 46-50 3 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    Certain Things, People - People often mean well when they speak well.. But they speak well even if they don't that well. They can't. I don't like facing everyone... really.
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 2 Responses May 16, 2011

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    RDW currently: avoiding study. - Funny this group should be in the daily interview, I have had the group opened in a tab for about 5 hours now. I thought I should join this group...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F Oct 20, 2007

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    For Far Too Long... - I have only recently come to the conclusion that I deal with problems by avoiding them. I know that might sound stupid but sadly it is true. For far too...
    Foreigntraveller Foreigntraveller 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    Many Things.. - I hate to argue so I try to avoid it.. I avoid becoming an alcoholic by not drinking any alcohol at all So many things more..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 21, 2007

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    Confrontations! - When it for myself, I don't like confrontations. I can face them, when it's an attack against my friends or family. But, I pretty much try and avoid them, for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 28, 2009

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    Indeed, I Do. - ...and I'm stepping out here to say it, once and for all. :D Ahh.. My daily quota of doing stuff is filled. Feels good. As a half-hearted addendum, I tend to...
    Bob57 Bob57 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2007

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    Yeah, Especially Conflict. ... - Yeah, especially conflict. I also hate making left hand turns.
    hjvenable hjvenable 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2007

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    Apparently Not - Actually I avoid avoiding things - for example, I succesfully avoided the temptation of avoiding becoming a member of this group - which would have been funny...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    I think I do this because I'm afraid of failure. As the youngest child in my family I grew up feeling like everyone was better at everything than me. So I worked really hard to...
    himynameiserica himynameiserica 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I Find I Do :| - n then things build up , but i knew they would n then i feel overwhelmed *LOL* n wana run away . but dont n have to try n deal with the new collection of stuff...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M Oct 24, 2007

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    I Always Avoid Things. - I always avoid things. I can't even make a date with a friend, because I will say no in the end anyway :( When I have a date, I feel terrible, because I...
    olfinsdottir olfinsdottir 19-21, F Feb 29, 2008

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    Avoiding You - I'm not talking to you...I'm dodging and leaving. But why? Why am I trying to hide myself? Because. I want you to ask me..."what's wrong?" I want to see that you...
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow 18-21 Aug 15, 2013

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    Escaping - When I am overwhelmed, nervous, embarrassed, or anything uncomfortable, I usually run away.  I am trying to work on that. I feel I am missing things by checking out...
    mytime mytime 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    It was Oct. 31 1991 my friend Nori had a invite to a Halloween costume party in Jamul ,Ca. about 25 miles east of Chula Vista that were I was living I wasn't invited but went...
    skineejenny skineejenny 51-55, F Mar 20

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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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    An addition to the 100 things I already shared.. 1. I love playing video games 2. My favourites are the GTA Games 3. I enjoy talking about nerdy things 4. Even when I'm really sad...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    There's a lot of things I should be doing but I'm not,keep putting them off till later,the more overwhelmed I get by things the less I do stuff..I guess my coping mechanism is...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A actually wrote this last January 31st but I wasn't able to post it immediately because I'm a little bit busy. Just a random post, I don't know what are the things that will be...
    m00nshine m00nshine 16-17, F Mar 24

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    All things considered, perhaps the most common man or woman, is usually to study the best meant to produce the full learn. Discovered before facilities did start to get involved in...
    Diablo3zss Diablo3zss 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    1.i love the color black. For my clothes,accessories,kitchenware 2. I love old b movie horror films from the 50's and 60's 3.lady singers and girl groups. I have a fondness for...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    Ten things about 1. I'm dating the love my life 2. I love to bowl 3.i am on the tech crew at my school 4.i had sex at age 13 5.i love to play tennis 6.i am popular kid at...
    gaykid34 gaykid34 16-17, M 1 Response 50 mins 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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    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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    I'm not the type of person to fall for the typical romantic gestures. What really gets me are the unique displays of affection that leave me perplexed. romance that shows me who he...
    Arelia Arelia 18-21, F Mar 20

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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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    This is so shocking and maddening. The bank made a mistake but the boy committed a crime. He is a teenager. And so many wonder why so many older folks think teens are bad. It's...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    The first time anyone tries to push me into something I dont want to, I try to avoid it as much as possible. But if they push me to much Ill rebel. And then get in trouble for it...
    tikani tikani 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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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    1. I'm Gabriel 2.im 17 3. I am a lesbian 4. I am a dominat/stud 5. I am a junior 6. I have two brothers 7. I have three dogs 8. I have been a lady lover since I was born 9. I am...
    LovelessKid LovelessKid 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well this is some long introduction of me or things about me. So let's start :-) Im Mj an asian girl who have seen many bad things in life. I have done so many mistakes in my life...
    PartyPoison04 PartyPoison04 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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