I Don't Like Crowds

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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
    22-25, M
    May 19, 2013

    Large Crowds Make Me Very N...

    Large crowds make me very nervous. People are so unpredictable, and I just can't feel safe or comfortable around a lot of people, even if it is people I know. On the flip side, I haev no trouble in the halls at work with hundreds of kids around me - and they are even more...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    Nov 30, 2007

    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
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    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
    61-65, F
    Jul 3, 2013

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014


    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2013

    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

    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 .
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    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
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    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

    Missing Out?

    when i was small i always felt sick when we were in crowded malls.  i would go under the racks of clothing and find comfort being hidden by the coats.  my mom would be looking all over for me.  then i would come out and tell her i felt sick from too many people...
    clarkee clarkee
    1 Response Jun 9, 2010


    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
    Feb 4, 2011

    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

    I Wana Move Back Into The Country...

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

    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

    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

    ****, 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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015


    when i see people crowding, i automatically move away... it's because i don't like people i don't know inside my personal space.. it gets er.. CROWDED. I smell bad odors and fell things i should not fell so it sucks
    a666Len a666Len
    Jun 10, 2010

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    Jun 7, 2014
    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne
    56-60, M
    Jun 22, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2013

    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


    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    Jan 26, 2014

    The absolute bane of my life.

    I'm extremely hypervigilant and nervous around them. I avoid them as much as the plague.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 3, 2015

    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

    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

    Sometimes I Just Can't Stand Being In One

    the noise, the smells, the lack of freindliness, or curtosy, or privecy, the very feeling i get around them. sometimes i just can't take it. since i started activly feeding it's been easier to deal with, a lot easier but i still don't like them. i prefer my human contact to be as...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2007

    I will get paranoid af

    and i feel like i cant breathe
    flamedoll flamedoll
    18-21, F
    Nov 20, 2014

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Nov 20, 2014
    flowahead flowahead
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2015


    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
    7 Responses Mar 13, 2010

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014
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