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

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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