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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I speak my mind I'm cold and blunt by most definitions if I don't like u il say it to you're face simple as that but this makes it hard well I don't even do it on purpose it's just...
    Thedarkrider Thedarkrider 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    My family hasn't really been there for me. Maybe I'm wrong, but a dad shouldn't hit his son for making a mistake. He also should watch his temper and what he says cause on a child...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I Don't Mean To Hurt Anybody... Yet, still, I manage. Especially hurting myself. Cuz, damn, I'm in pain. Serious, serious pain. Excruciating pain. And I simply don't know...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I used to be a weeaboo when I was a teenager but since growing out of it, I kind of find it annoying.... I don't like it because it all seems to be the same, regardless of genre...
    JulietteLilyhammer JulietteLilyhammer 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ok hear me out... I don't belong to a religion, mainly because I am an atheist. However this does not mean I discriminate against other people. I believe that people should believe...
    HelpIneedsomeone HelpIneedsomeone 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like/want children, so I'll just give this shorter condensed version. They get underfoot. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'll make this short as I can. My mother is a narcissist. Being around her is and has been slowly affecting my general well being. She's the most miserable person I know. Everyone...
    IvanaVine IvanaVine 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Let's start with the beginning: I am the last child of 3. My childhood was not pleasant nor sad. My dad took care of us while my mom was working. My siblings were protecting me and...
    GirlWithNoFamily GirlWithNoFamily 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I love terms of endearment when used by people who are being genuine. But when someone just uses it online when they don't know who I am I find it to be fake and meaningless.
    dawinla dawinla 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    like wtf? chill. I don't know you and you don't know me.
    mightyhealthy mightyhealthy 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Yes...this makes me feel anxious and annoyed... like can you stop? you don't even know me!!
    froofykittenxoxo froofykittenxoxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I believe it was two days ago me and a really good friend were talking about how these religious people were verbally attacking someone because they were transgender. Their reason...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I'm not anybody's babe or hun. It's ******* annoying and I don't like it. Go somewhere else with that ****.
    spaghetti12 spaghetti12 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I'm a Christian but I don't do that. It's quite hypocritical of people because some religions (like mine) try to make it seem like they're perfect and they don't make any mistakes...
    ab4801 ab4801 13-15, F Aug 25

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    I don't like wearing pants and when I'm at home I just wear a shirt and my diaper or just my diaper if I can get away with it.
    tylerlovesdisposablediapers tylerlovesdisposablediapers 16-17, M Aug 25

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    My name is Amanda Lynn Paige. I don't really like Amanda because it sounds like I'm introducing myself as a man. (a man- duh!) {thank you rachel from friends} My mom wanted me...
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander 16-17, F Aug 25

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    My mother doesn't respect my opinion, and takes everything I say as an attack. She spends all her time drinking with her ******* friend who has no respect for anyone including me...
    Adamdfrazier Adamdfrazier 18-21, M Aug 23

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    For years, he lied to my mom about where his money was going, the money that was needed for food and clothing (my brother and I were growing children, so we needed new clothes when...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 22

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    never have! yuck! I like onions, but I don't like liver!!!
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 22

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    My parents (actually my mom because I don't talk to my dad so much) say that they love my sister and I equally but they don't. It's clear to me that my mom likes my sister more...
    sk761921 sk761921 22-25, F Aug 22