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I Don't Like Crowds

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 5 days ago

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 can't go to Wal-Mart,

    concerts, or malls, etc... without having a group of friends with me. I feel alienated, and at anytime they're going to come after me. I need others with me to help fight back if this happens. I can't do it, I physically can't enter these situations alone.
    EmptyLaugh EmptyLaugh 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Thanks to seroquel. And cigarettes.

    And heart attacks. And jerks.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M a week ago

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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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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 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 will get paranoid af

    and i feel like i cant breathe
    flamedoll flamedoll 16-17, F 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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