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I Don't Like Crowds

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    I can't stand crowds of people.

    They walk so slow even if they have a big huge open space. What I usually do I jump In front of them and walk slow just to make them upset. I also hate crowds of people because I have to say sorry for bumping into people, saying excuse me & hold my bag close to me for the...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    I Think I Have Agoraphobia

    Whenever I'm out where there's a crowd, I get very anxious. I would feel suffocated and feel claustrophobic. One of the reasons I hate parties, malls, and amusement parks. Even if I'm with someone, I can't stand it if there are a lot of people around us. I start to sweat and...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2013

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    Just Bodies In Space

    Instead of fearing being in large crowds in a confined area, I see it as a mechanism-a benefit. Tonight I walked into a dark movie theater where dozens and dozens of bodies sitting in rows of seats stared up at a giant screen-probably not even noticing me in my fashionable...
    pinksyyang pinksyyang 18-21, M May 19, 2013

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    These groups repeat. But seroquel still

    removed me from crowds.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I Definitely Feel Uncomfortable In Crowds

    I don't like crowds of people or heavy traffic. I don't like crowded movie theaters. I don't like being bumped and jostled and smelling other people's cigarettes. And I especially don't like living in crowded neighborhoods!
    Aeolosoma Aeolosoma 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2008

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    I absolutely hate crowds.

    They scare me. I am always nervous to walk in a huge crowd, mainly because I'm afraid someone might harass or hurt me. I also feel very awkward and feel like everyone is staring at me and judging me. I haven't told anyone about this to be honest.
    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F Nov 20, 2014

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    I never feel comfortable in them,

    I'm too hyper-vigilant and get anxious very quickly. I've not had any particularly stressful experiences in crowds, certainly not massive ones, perhaps it's just related to my Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 12

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    Lost

    I don't like being in crowds because I get lost and fear that I'll get kidnapped or something. I can get pretty anxious at times that I hyperventilate, and dash out of the crowd to the open.
    Maggotgirl Maggotgirl 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    I Dont Hate People I Hate Crowds

    this might sound a little strange. I am quite a loner. Its not that i hate people but yes i don't like when they aren't around. If i ever had a choice between a free trip to Las Vegas and an isolated Fiji Island, I would without second thought go for the isolated place. Its the...
    artster artster 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    I am going to be stuck in a building with 9,

    000 people tomorrow. Not looking forward to it. I have some friends going which helps, but I get super anxious and feel really drained. Xanax will be my friend.
    Dramabrie85 Dramabrie85 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    About Last Night.....

    Went to a concert at a new venue. .My sister bought tickets to a concert that was rescheduled after earlier cancelation this year.we both wanted to see him sooo bad.British punk rocker, Adam Ant. Basicly, NO seating! Maybe some in the balcony upstairs. We never got that far. she...
    parakeet8157 parakeet8157 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2012

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    Temper

    I get so irritated by it so quickly that if someone is in my way and run into them purposely, if I get pushed with no apology, I push harder till they fall or run into someone else or something. Sometimes I do it even if it isn't on me, it could be on my friends or family.
    laaanie laaanie 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    They Make Me Angry

    Too much people can be a problem. I like when there is not a lot of people close to bare. The norms are a eye sore. And some people just irk me the wrong way.
    TheStray TheStray 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2008

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    im a bit of a wallflower.

    and have a tought time in big groups. but for some reason my wife wants to drag me to concerts, and night clubs.
    tigaro79 tigaro79 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    The Wedding Inccident Lol!

    One day I was getting ready to go to my best friend's brother's wedding.  I was taking a shower at their place and accidentally dropped his shaver in the shower.   It accidentally broke.  Not knowing that he hadn't shaved yet and he was getting ready for his...
    zoigirl zoigirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2008

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    The absolute bane of my life.

    I'm extremely hypervigilant and nervous around them. I avoid them as much as the plague.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 3

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    damn, in a way it is a big hindrence in my life.

    So i just drove many miles to do something i like, and ofcourse, there is lots of people. So i quickly go somewhere else, tho that was the best place to be. How cold does it haft to get befor it is empty of people i think to myself.. I am not sure what is going on really...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 8

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    I Used to Be So Social

     ...But look at me now. A crowd to me consists of more than one person so I pretty much would like to stay to myself. This social awkwardness started a few years ago with an insecurity about my health, which lead to me feeling judged, which lead me to having mistrust for...
    prettyselfish prettyselfish 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2009

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    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 7, 2014

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    ****, I ******* hate this.

    So many ******* ppl everywhere I ******* go. Im so ******* angry. All I want to do is scream and tell everybody to leave the building.
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Makes me nervous. Especially

    if I don't know them, I never enjoy concerts because of it, I don't get nervous attacks but nonetheless, I hate crowds.
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M Nov 19, 2014

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    I Wana Move Back Into The Country...

    ...And eat myself a lot of peaches.
    LordNothing LordNothing 26-30, M 3 Responses May 8, 2011

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    They

    I really hate being around a load of people at once. Espcially when I don't know any of them. I just feel like they're all watching me and judging me and there's nowhere to escape. I always tend to avoid people completly if I can. I go a different way if I see loads of people...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2011

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    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne 56-60, M Jun 22

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    Somebody Get Me Out of Here!!!!

    It probably goes hand in hand with the fact that I prefer to be alone.  I don't mind being someplace where there is going to be a big crowd, such as an event, but I really have to get myself in the mindset to be able to withstand it.  If it's something that happens...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 2 Responses Jul 16, 2008

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    Anything Can Happen

    ...and it usually does. It's hard to explain. You can get your wallet or purse lifted and not know it. Or abducted and raped. Paranoid? I think not. I'm being proactive. No one is exempt. If you think nothing will happen...that's when it does. Don't be careless. Be alert...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 3, 2013

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    It was Christmas Eve

    and the judge was in a merry mood as he asked the prisoner, "What are you charged with?" "Doing my Christmas shopping early," replied the defendant. "What?!? That's no offense," said the judge. "How early were you doing this shopping?" "Before the store opened," he replied.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 18, 2014

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    I Hate Crowds...

    I hate being surrounded by a large group of people. It makes me feel nervous and makes me feel like I'm suffocating. It also makes me feel like I'm so closed in.
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    I will get paranoid af

    and i feel like i cant breathe
    flamedoll flamedoll 16-17, F Nov 20, 2014

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    Mild Demophobia

    I don't think I have agoraphobia, so I went on a google rampage to find a more fitting term and ta-da, demophobia came up.  Agoraphobia is extreme to the point of fear of leaving a safe place.  Demophobia is more of a simple fear of crowds in general. ...
    Happyface Happyface 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2008

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    So for Christmas my husband bought me tickets

    to see Garth brooks which I'm super excited about. Today is the concert and we are staying overnight in Detroit we went up early to do some stuff before the concert. So far we have went to the pawn shop from hardcore pawn show its called "gold and silver pawn shop" my husband...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I don't mind the crowds in NYC

    and the other cities in the states but when caught in crowds in other countries I find myself feeling claustrophobic.
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I can't stand to be around a crowd of people it

    makes me nervous . Some time in a store I get all jittery and start breathing heavy just have to get out of the store .
    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Im scared of crowds o_o i hate

    that i cant be in crowds because im missing out on going to concerts and stuff :/
    Batsandstars Batsandstars 18-21, F Jan 26, 2014

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    I love shopping, during the week,

    when no one is there or online... I hate waiting, I hate rude people and I hate screaming kids. The bigger the crowd, the more likely these things will be there waiting to mess with my mood. :-(
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Crowds, No Thanks!

    I avoid crowds as much as possible. Whenever i'm surrounded by people, I become unsettled and my mind starts racing. I start breathing harder and my pulse beats faster. I feel so uncomfortable that if someone starts a conversation with me, I reply with no emotion and might sound...
    justlana justlana 18-21, F Dec 11, 2012

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    Especially when they're yelling

    and all bumping into me and touching. I hate it. I try to get out but there's just an endless amount. I can't think, I can't concentrate, and I can't breath.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    flowahead flowahead 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Walmart

    I just came back from walmart and had to instantly either find or create a group like this. I don't consider myself to be superior, I don't look down on people, I'm just a regular guy. But it was so awful being around the people there. It was SO much like the behavior of...
    MechanicalBull MechanicalBull 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    GirlWithNoFamily GirlWithNoFamily 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    So I have started doing my girl analy to get around it since I don't want kids right now. It's been going great.
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    I've been getting this frequently. Someone will message me just saying "hi." Then I message back and then they say "never mind" or don't message me back at all afterwards. If you...
    musicman99 musicman99 22-25, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    like wtf? chill. I don't know you and you don't know me.
    mightyhealthy mightyhealthy 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes...this makes me feel anxious and annoyed... like can you stop? you don't even know me!!
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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