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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, M Feb 5, 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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    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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    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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    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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    OMG THIS SO MUCH. Idk maybe I'm just self-conscious or smth???? Idk but I don't like being touched by strangers. Especially when we sit in the hall & my knees touch another person...
    ELSAhugsyou ELSAhugsyou 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    It's definitely more so the unavailable than don't like me. In this story I'm going to talk about several different guys. I'll mention their name at the beginning of each story...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I can sense negativity in the things i say. It may come across as rude, and i notice almost immediately, but i am too awkward and anxious to smoothly correct the statement, i just...
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    Technically I don't really hate my voice but there are certain people who do, they often say my singing is 'ear rape' and i'm not kidding they actually said that. I love singing...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Apologies in advance: this is a longer rant. Most sitcoms disturb & anger me because much of the humor is mean-spirited & involves humiliating other people. I like witty, creative...
    LuminousMotes LuminousMotes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My in laws hate me yet they don't know me. They blame me for everything my husband does or doesn't do that they don't like. I've been with my husband 5 years yet I don't think I've...
    l2thedoublej l2thedoublej 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I... I don't like players, I'm just usually not in the same game they are and it's like I'm that dumb bird who's flying around the baseball field and almost gets hit with the ball...
    fearlessbae fearlessbae 16-17, F Mar 25

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    I have demonstrated I don't care about the pervert EP community that don't like I get their stories remove that promote ********* content. They are upset they don't have the same...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Mar 27

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    Hello guys, I hope you're all doing well. I sort of hesitated about the idea of posting my experience here but I decided to do so. I sort of think that I have been a schizoid my...
    Bloodyshrines Bloodyshrines 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I don't exactly dislike everyone; I just don't like most people. I don't expect most people to like me either.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't care if you don't like me...I don't even like you too so stop minding my business and get a life of your own.
    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's just a pet peeve of mine. Yes, "I do like Cookies". No. I don't like cookys. That's just an example. I also hate it when the groups don't make any sense or even when the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think I don't like them because they seem too busy for me most of the time. I don't care so much that they're busy but if I go to a doctor, I want them to listen to me, listen to...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't like seeing rude comments anywhere! Come on people - step it up a little. People who come here and poetically pour their heart out don't do it to get rude comments! They...
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yep that's pretty much what I'm feeling right now, I don't care if you don't like me, or my sense of humor. I think I'm pretty dang awesome and that's all that matters.
    IheartCupcake IheartCupcake 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't like my body. I think I'm a bit fat.. I exercise every evening to get a flatter stomach and less round hips. But I still see no difference. It's demotivating. I'm searching...
    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M Mar 21

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    They terrify me. I'm really a huge chicken. Of winds. I always think it will develop into a tornado. I'm like that with life. I don't like the tornado so much might become. "Might...
    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    It's crazy. If you could see me in the flesh, you might say I am not fat and you'd tell me to stop whining and all but I just don't like the way my belly bulges.Honestly, I'd agree...
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 27

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    It's not that I don't like him... It's i fricken hate politics.
    Awesome5790 Awesome5790 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I feel the same way I think they don't like me because of my race what's your reason
    beingamermaidismydream beingamermaidismydream 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I love her she is my mum but she is a horrible one she has been in and out of prison abusive and thinks I need to respect her even when it hurts me. I don't like her as a human...
    Mybiscuits Mybiscuits 16-17, F Apr 1

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    I wouldn't say I don't like eating per say. I just don't know the aftermath. I have ednos and I know I should eat, but I feel like once I do, I won't be able to stop. My mind says...
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I don't like to be drunk. It's the worst feeling ever
    LucyPerez LucyPerez 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    It's not in a 'i'm too good for people' kind of way, its just that i don't feel any connections to them. I don't like relationships that are entirely based on small talk and i hate...
    grungehippy grungehippy 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    i like a lot of people then when we talk for a bit i don't like them because they have some pretty bad qualities. like racism,prejudice,thievery,or wanting to commit an horrible...
    TheSouless TheSouless 13-15, M 19 hrs ago

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    I don't like people who make fun of anyone. Like, shut up. That's so hateful.
    lifelesswine lifelesswine 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I loathe being touched. When I was pregnant randoms would touch my bump. It fricking riled me. Here's a piece of advice if you aren't the father don't touch the effing bump!!!
    Alphamum Alphamum 26-30, F Apr 3

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    It was at my 1st year of secondary education. I was nervous for I know nothing about the new school I'm in. Then all of the new student get to stay in gymnasium for some...
    Jayvee16 Jayvee16 31-35, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I don't look upon anybody as a friend or lover or as anything involving emotional commitment and emotional gambling. I have no more friends. I have allies. They get me what I need...
    sorrowfulmind sorrowfulmind 18-21, M Mar 24

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    I have experiences with people dropping personal things about me, (that I never told them) in to conversation, people I don't really know personally and who have either been fed...
    ellissia ellissia 26-30, F Mar 27

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    I hate arguments there is no need for them really, I have spent too many years screaming and shouting but now I have become calm and laid back. Me and my husband spend 24/7 with...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I have been told some of the most random things on here. Guys will send me a message to look at their wife, tell me about how they saw their daughter do this or that, helped some...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Apr 2

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    I know I'm not hideous, nor mentally deficient, nor excruciatingly boring. I know I'm average. But to me, average equates boring. Just because I'm not ugly doesn't mean I'm not...
    shafaz shafaz 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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