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I Don't Like to Be Touched By Strangers and Anybody But a Few

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    It Just Creeps Me Out..

    I don't like people to touch me at all until they've come into an "accepted circle" within my mind. Then, I really don't mind at all. I'm very touchy with girlfriends, love to hold them, be held, massage, kiss .. But it really makes me cranky when some stranger does so much as...
    orledyn orledyn 22-25 Nov 11, 2010

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    Need Help With This Silly Fear

    When people touch me, my first reaction is to flinch... Step back and prepare to fight... Not the way most people react to being touched, but it's the product of the things that happened between my mother and I. Now that I'm older though, I really wish I could get these feelings...
    bommer537 bommer537 18-21, M May 25, 2012

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    Crossing The Line

    I've never been a touchy feely person. I don't hug my parents...ever. They know how I am and know I love them, so they're cool with it. I hug my grandparents because I feel obligated, I hug my Aunt because she likes to torture me ad it's easier to just give in, and I hug whoever...
    FiveByFive303 FiveByFive303 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2011

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    I Don't Like To Be Touched

    Hi. I realised relatively recently that I don't like to be touched. It is probably a large part of why I don't like sex, which is a different problem. I like hugs from my partner and our daughter, but I don't even really like hugging my own mum. When I was pregnant, my partner's...
    darkhorsespirit darkhorsespirit 46-50 1 Response Dec 10, 2010

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    I Can't Even Hug My Parents Properly...

    I can't, I truly cannot. People always hold me tighter and longer because I don't give them "real hugs". It never works and they just end up creating a longer awkward situation. It's not that I'm trying to be rude, I just can't stand it and the longer they hold me there the worse...
    ashleyxxpiano ashleyxxpiano 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    STAY Out of My Territorial Bubble!!

    I've always shied away from being touched by people I don't know very well. It's not a product of abuse or anything. It's just a defensive reflex for me to be very aware when someone enters my territorial bubble. My bubble is a 3-foot psychic zone around my body that is mine...
    hairylady hairylady 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    Only One Person Can

    I dont like to hug, even family members.it makes me feel awkward. Though I love to hold hands and to be very effectionate with my love. Handshakes are just fine, but even a slight touch on my shoulder or hand makes me flinch.
    25596588995Slush 25596588995Slush 36-40 1 Response Nov 21, 2012

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    Look But Don't Touch

    I just don't like being touched, period.  Snuggling on the couch during a movie is fine, but I hate girls who have to touch me 24/7 like they think I'll disappear or something.  Well, My best friend knows I don't like that stuff, and I was recently at his bachelor...
    SpiritualFighter SpiritualFighter 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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    Dont Like to Be Touched

    Seriously. Don't touch me, or I will kill you with my bare hands. Loffles. I don't wanna be touched. I will get angry.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2009

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    Pulling Away

    I am not as averse to touch as some of the people in this group likely are, but it still makes me pretty uncomfortable. I don’t like men to touch me. It’s an invasion. I only like it, if I’m the one who starts it, and I never start it without feeling comfortable. It’s not...
    TheManEater TheManEater 22-25, F Sep 25, 2011

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    Another Not So Different Version Of The Story

    I've always been extremely introverted. I'm not nearly as much now as I used to be when I was younger, or little, mainly because I've been forced to have to deal with more social situations through school, college, and work settings. I'm still never entirely comfortable in any...
    cloudspoken cloudspoken 26-30, F Feb 8, 2010

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    I'm A Bit Of A Hypocrite.

    I'm very much a touchy-feely kind of person. Be it objects or other people. But I HATE being touched by others. I don't know why it irks me so much. Sure, I don't mind at all if it's a friend. They're a friend after all, and know how and who I am. But if it's a friendly...
    lawlomuffins lawlomuffins 16-17 Jul 20, 2010

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    Strange People Stay Away

    I have this invisible bubble around me that I only want certain people to pass through. Some people pass through it and when they touch me I feel most uncomfortable. I think this is normal. I've become a bit more lenient with who I let into my bubble, only because for some...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    Cruelty

    i'm not afraid of being touched by anyone except authority figures being restrained and not being able commit the right to defend myself really makes me feel terrible it's not like i'm robbing some one or hurting anyone i'm just smoking a joint they really go all out on us...
    aritocrate aritocrate 18-21 Nov 10, 2010

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    Keep Your Hands To Yourself!

    Besides my loved ones, I will react physically (and not in a good way, plus it will hurt) if a strangers tries to touch me. There is no law in the United States that gives anyone the right to molest me.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Feb 5, 2012

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    Invasion

    I hate being touched when I don't know people well, and like them. I hate people who don't know you and think they're gonna be friendly putting a hand on your arm, when all they want is tame you for control. I feel it as a disgusting hypocrite invasion of my space. It's not a due...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 14, 2008

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    Hands Off

    I've never liked being touched.  People have often taken me for rude, stuck up or cold because of it.  Why do people think it's within their right to touch me, hug me, or rub my arm (the worst of them)?  Then when I pull or shy away, I'm the one who's being rude...
    carfluffy carfluffy 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    Don't Touch Me

    I don't like being touched. I think it's mostly because of the sensation. I never liked touching things. I still wont use moose or gel on my hair because I don't like how it feels. When I was little I was very sensitive. I still don't like touching my hair when it's wet but I'll...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Oct 14, 2011

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    No Touchies!

    Strangers putting their hands on me to any degree has always bothered me.  I am such a don't-touch-me person!  I especially hate hugs and shoulder rubs from people that I either do not know or do not consider close.  I didn't even hug my best friend until I'd known...
    Zaipher Zaipher 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2008

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    Use Your Words

    C'mon now man, use your words to talk to me, not your hands okay. The constant grabbing of my arm, or putting your hands on me while you tell a story just bugs me. I just can't handle all the energy I pick up from other peoples touch. Unless I can take a second and prepare...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 23, 2010

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    If there's one thing in life that hurts the most....it is goodbye.It's been three weeks since you told me that you don't wanna talk to me anymore. I said "okay" and "good luck...
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    I don't like hugging. I have 2 friends that I am comfortable hugging only because they insist on giving me a hug every time we part. I hate hugging my family most of all. I don't...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Due to my alcoholism (which I have controlled successfully for 17 years) and my mental health issues, there are a whole bunch of people that I would rather I didn't see again...
    Neondaze Neondaze 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Animefan92 Animefan92 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    God! I can't stand hugs! I just can't. And people think that I'm rude when I don't huge them back, I'm sorry, I just don't like them! I'm sorry.
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Haha I don't like any bugs but if I see a spider … im gone !!!!
    Mal33ha123 Mal33ha123 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    It's not that I don't like... I just can't. I'll work on it because I know eye contact is very important. If I don't do it people would either think I'm lack of confidence(which is...
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Walk into the club like "what up? I have social anxiety and I want to go home..." sorry haha I had to say that! but In all seriousness I hate being touched by people especially...
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    When I was a kid something bad happened to me that involved this man who used to be really touchy.. And I developped this phobia that I am afraid of being touched in anyway by a...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    It's funny cause I'm the type of guy who talks with his hands and is always hugging on friends, and poking em and stuff and I don't mind when they do the same. But if it's someone...
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I need my space. I work in a gas station part time. I have been grabbed, pinched, slapped. I don't react well to uninvited touches. even people I know will get that reaction if...
    littlesadone littlesadone 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    No touchy! I don't know where you have been.
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't understand silence. So if you don't give me a reason for your silence, and make me understand, i will keep communicating and talking at you until you make me understand. So...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Do people just create drama so they can go on an adrenaline high? I'm tired of people flexing their dramatic antics. It's not appreciated. I'm a happy individual and when people...
    organizedmadness organizedmadness 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    All the new year new you bullshit, we don't need a new year to be a better person. Also most people don't stick to their resolutions. This year New Years has only got me thinking...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Maybe it's because my birth gave my mother a lot of hardships and I've lived with a lot of relatives, so I've never really felt like I belonged and I've always felt like a burden...