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I Don't Like Crowds

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    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    Ah Bum

    palms clammy, hot flushes, tounge tied, fast heart beat, dry mouth. this is my crowd reality. i cannot socialise in big crowds its not possible. i like socialising just not in crowds. i also always feel like the kind of gangsta chav unruly youth that scares little old ladies...
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    Explaining It

    I know that the main reason is I have a slow, careful pace to how I do things and adjust to stuff. It is just who I am and that I'm fine with. I don't have social skills down so it overwhelms me trying to remember what is correct behavior and what isn't not to mention trying...
    Zoftig689 Zoftig689 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2009

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    Unknown People

    i hate to walk into a room or crowd of people that i dont know or am not confident around cos i dunno, i just get panicy and don't like it!
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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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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    Aren't the Holiday's a Wonderful Time...

    ...to be crowd-stro-phobic. Now get your hands off my tickle-me-elmo, you %#$@*!!!
    FallGirl FallGirl 21-25, F Dec 8, 2007

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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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    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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    I don't like the idea of being smooshed into

    crowds of people. I guess it's the germaphobe in me that doesn't like to be touched by strangers. I don't join crowds and cliques either. I am my own person and I'll just watch from afar at crowds. I don't belong to any societies or groups either. I am my own man and don't...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 1 Response May 27

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    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 51-55 1 Response Jun 9, 2010

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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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    Space

    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 18-21 Jun 10, 2010

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    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

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    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

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 2, 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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    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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    Security Issues

    Too many hands to watch. Today I skipped the Saint Patrick's Day festivities in my town because there were too many hands to watch.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 16, 2009

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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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    Dizzy

    I don't mind watching crowds, from far away, like from above. But I hate being in a crowd. It's all so hostile and busy and everyone's going in different directions and trying to get to different places. Arh! It's all so dizzying! It's even worse if you're with people and you're...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2009

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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 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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    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

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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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    Claustrophobic Much?

    it is not that i m snobbish or something like that..i just feel uncomfortable in a crowd. i feel uncomfortable even looking at crowds...that is how bad that is. mostly because i know that crowds mean lots of personalities.lots of pleasing to do..lots of unwanted feelings...the...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2008

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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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    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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    Not a Good Quality

    I have sidewalk rage.
    cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal cassandrathethinkerbleedsteal 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2007

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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 4 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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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    Makes Me Want to Puke-

    being around a lot of people with them sneezing and coughing-- just talking oh think how many germs are flying at you!!! it might just be me thinking about it but ---YUCK!!!
    crazyduck crazyduck 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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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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    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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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I came to this realization today.. I do not like my job.. It's too random and you never know where your going with the task, you end up repeating it multiple times different ways...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I really don't care if people don't like me I'm still gonna be me and be doing me if people don't like you the way you are **** Them that's all I got to say
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 13

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    Him Or Us? Thank God my mother wasn't mancrazy.Anyone who knows me knows I am true Mama's Boy. I have loved my mother intensely and possesively my entire life. Since my mother...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Don't read my posts if you don't like what I have to say. It's not like my posts are shoved in your face. And don't comment on something if you're just going to hate on the way I...
    Sugarcoatedfatty Sugarcoatedfatty 18-21, F a week ago

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    I like my private space, my bubble. People around me all seem to like keeping close to each other, touching hands legs, arms, shoulders, whatever. I can't stand being touched. I...
    Liz1795 Liz1795 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Don't Care If You Don't Like Me
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    It's weird, but whenever I'm with friends, I basically look at myself from an outside sort of view. When I'm with them and I say something inappropriate or if I use a curse word, I...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Don't Care If You Don't Like Me
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't like being touched at all. I hate when people put their hands on my shoulder or try to hug me. In less I'm crushing on you or you're hot, then I guess it's okay. But nay...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I don't like hugs because I'm very closed up to new people. It's like, opening your arms and letting someone in near your heart. I have trust issues and I'm always scared of being...
    nightcreature16 nightcreature16 13-15, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    It's not that I don't like them, it's more like they're just so annoying and often times you can't say anything to them because it's their way or no way. They're always right...my...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jul 12

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    So many people lie especially on-line. I don't see the point of it. Who you are is who you are if you don't like it change it. Just my opinion.
    cutsy cutsy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm 14 years old and i just don't like my mom. Im not even sure if I love her. It sounds horrible I know. I am thankful she takes care of me and stuff like that but we are just too...
    Zoenepsa Zoenepsa 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm reading For One More Day by Mitch Albom. I really like his books. I am really just beginning this one. It's open in front of me and I'm on page six. This book explores the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't like the effect it gives me. Mostly, I overthink things, get paranoid, etc. I just feel slow, boring and tired. At rare occassions i might find something funny and keep...
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4