I Don't Like Being Around Other People

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    People Unsettle Me

    I don't know why, but in the past few years, I've developed a light phobia of people. I can't bear to be out in front of a crowd and I'm always afraid that people are judging me. I'm already paranoid, and I'm constantly imagining that people are saying things, when they really...
    kikon9 kikon9
    18-21, M
    Aug 11, 2011

    Whats Wrong About Wanting to Be Alone

    ever since I was little i have not liked being around other people i grew up reading instead of playing with other children and doing activities that I could preform by myself. I was fine with that i had a few moments were i wanted a friend but they passed by rather quikly. as i...
    333crimson 333crimson
    22-25
    Oct 6, 2008

    Solo By Choice

    i have a great imagination, and it comes from having books when i was young.i always prefer books to people.i like being alone,there's nothing wrong with it.i am good company.i'm 42 and have been told that i would come out of my shell since i was a kid,there is no shell!i'm good...
    catwoman212 catwoman212
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 22, 2009

    Anxiety Around Others Including People, Who Share The Same Interests As Me.

    I feel like a selfish narcissist for not wanting to be around people including my friends. And as I get older the feeling gets stronger. I want to connect with others, yet I feel my self esteem is low, and I feel my presence around others as awkward. I love art and film and I...
    Marco79 Marco79
    31-35, M
    Jun 2, 2012
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