I Don't Like Large Groups of People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 568 People

    Hate It!!!!

    I hate it when you are in a store that is so packed that your elbows and shoulders bump the people around you. It doesn't help that I have anxiety and when I am in large crowds like that I feel the need to scream and rip someone's head off. I especially don't like school dances...
    SecretChamber SecretChamber
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2013

    The Older I Get....

    When I was young I didn't mind large groups of people at all. I attended countless concerts with crowds of over 60,000 people. The older I get the less I like large groups of people and I avoid large functions like county fairs and concerts. These days I feel suffocated being...
    neonshades neonshades
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 10, 2010


    I might be called anti-social nowadays. But when i was single, I was a party- goer, a wild spirit. I frequented bars with my officemates after work, "drink and be merry" was one of my mottos. After I got married, I was brought in a secluded corner where my home is my only...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 12, 2010

    Agoraphobic Me..:p

    I can't stand large crowds in open spaces. it just makes me hard to breathe.. i dunno, weird, but that's how it goes for me.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 25, 2009

    I'm Never Safe.....

    ~ In fact it isn't just that I don't like 'em....... I am TERRIFIED of large crowds of people. It makes me panic... I feel trapped & need to get out quickly. It use to be really bad. Since we moved here it's not so hard on me. I can be in a mall by myself & for...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 25, 2009
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    Maybe This Is My Reason Why

    I have just suscribed to the group "I Was Not Allowed to Feel Or Express Anger Growing Up" and  I see how these two feelings can go together. I feel uncomfortable in large groups, I feel better in smaller ones but too much togetherness wears me down and I need some me time...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2010

    I Feel Lonely...

    Whenever i am in or among large groups i am not my self.. i feel choking ..i need fresh air..i will run away if i can..or go to a corner..i watch others as if seeing  an animated show.I am not an introvert..but i seem just out of place with too many people around.I shut...
    tenderheart35 tenderheart35
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2010
    InsideMyHead91 InsideMyHead91
    22-25, M
    Jul 7, 2015

    i have trust issues when it comes the ppl at my

    school so i really only have 3 friends and they are the best
    saeb1012 saeb1012
    13-15, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    Sometimes the grocery store has to many people

    in it. I would either go another day or drive around for awhile & hope some people leave so I can get what I need. I just get so nervous & anxious with all those people around. I still have no idea why I feel that way but it is what it is. LOL Life goes on!
    bigfootslam bigfootslam
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    I Don't Like Large Crowds...only When I Am Focused On One Thing.

    I got a funny condition. I hate large crowds espically if there is alcohol being served or if there are chances of people who do drugs being there, but I can block all of it out if there is a certain band or event that I love. A walk downtown on a Saturday night will send me into...
    onemorechance120 onemorechance120
    31-35, F
    Jun 18, 2011

    Walk On By

    I just hate walking by large groups of people, especially when I'm alone.  I get so nervous that they're staring at me and saying things about me to each other.  I know that's my paranoia showing, but you just can't be sure these days what people are capable of. ...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 9, 2010

    Never Indulge

    It can never be my indulgence. I hate crowds,too much  noise and litters as well as too many people loitering around. I hate too many movements...pushing, shouting...totally suffocating. Okay, I might be anti-social but I can't do anything with it if I am an advocate of peace...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2011

    I was born deaf in my right ear

    and later in my early 20's i was diagnosed with APD (a hearing disorder where i struggle to separate noises) So basically i struggle to keep up with conversations if there's too much background noise. I have to avoid so many places, like coffee shops / bars etc because with so...
    KunaiVax KunaiVax
    31-35, M
    Nov 10, 2015
    Wolfbloodgirl0123 Wolfbloodgirl0123
    16-17, F
    Jul 6, 2015
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