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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I honestly don't lol. When I broke up with my ex I started going out on dates and one of the people I dated thought it was ok to grab my hands and kiss them along with my forehead...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I wish that this wasn't the case. Because I would love to be able to hug or hold hands or do whatever without going into a full blown panic attack. I don't like to be touched by...
    modernmuse modernmuse 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    so, I am pretty sure a lot of people don't like talking to other people about themselves but I am sharing how I feel. I really hate it when my friends try to have DMC's with me...
    devi99 devi99 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    i don't know why but i know that it is better for some 1 who will love me i don't want him to remember me or i just don't like take picture huh i don't know why huh tell me your...
    poker7777 poker7777 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    first off, I do love them but I cannot stand them I feel like I have been deceived by them but its also my fault for allowing myself to be so gullible. I moved away to Arizona from...
    onebeliever onebeliever 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    but there are some people who likes me but I don't like em ... sooo touche?
    neuroticgal neuroticgal 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Someone else I don't like - the person whose opinion of himself/herself is way too high. You know the kind. The one who is so much better than everyone else.
    jopava jopava 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Haha Na. I don't like them, I suck at saying goodbye :L so... I just walk off without one! :p
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I don't like people who make fun of anyone else period. It shows an embarrassing lack of ...humanity.
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I'm not a confrontational person. I avoid it as much as possible. Passive aggressive; that's what I am.. I don't like being confronted, either. I can be very defensive. I take...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Oct 4

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    I don't like fighting either, but if I have to I go all the way, I don't fight carefully or thoughtfully, make war on me or my family and I end it!
    AidanMac AidanMac 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I don't like being yelled at and I don't like being mean. I dont like arguing .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I don't like getting into fights with anyone. I hate being yelled at so whenever i do i stay quiet because im afraid that if i speak out i might regret what i said. Which has...
    Pingu113 Pingu113 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I don't like 'most' men on EP :/
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    I don't like Arguments My heart beat Fast When I'm about to fight or get into a argument I don't know why
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Oct 5

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    Tip: if you don't like what I post don't read it. Or better yet, block me. Idc.
    CoveringThePain CoveringThePain 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I don't know what it is. If it's the authentic way the other person sounds otp but I don't like it. It just feels unemotional and unreal.
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 13-15, F Oct 7

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    My parents recently just asked me a pretty good question.....why I always drink so much and take so many damn pills. I said the first thing that came to my head, "Because I hate...
    SonofSomebody SonofSomebody 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    More specifically, I don't like it when someone responds to me but the link EP gives doesn't take me right to either their response or my original one. I spend too much time on...
    JustAGuyinFL JustAGuyinFL 36-40, M Oct 11

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    Cause it doesn't feel right to me to be told that it makes me feel uncomfortable i don't like being called unattractive either but i just like to be average
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a germ-a-phobe to those I don't know who have poor hygiene.
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    I use to be a perk person full of such hope, full of faith. I would help someone regardless, and I would not ask for an award. The last ten years of people in and out of my life...
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    some elder men sent me bad messages.so now i don't read any message in my inbox from strangers.i don't know why the hell they message me like that.i ask a question "why elder men...
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