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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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 like my private space, my bubble. People around me all seem to like keeping close to each other, touching hands legs, arms, shoulders, whatever. I can't stand being touched. I...
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    I don't like hugs because I'm very closed up to new people. It's like, opening your arms and letting someone in near your heart. I have trust issues and I'm always scared of being...
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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
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    So many people lie especially on-line. I don't see the point of it. Who you are is who you are if you don't like it change it. Just my opinion.
    cutsy cutsy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I really don't care if people don't like me I'm still gonna be me and be doing me if people don't like you the way you are **** Them that's all I got to say
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 13

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    Him Or Us? Thank God my mother wasn't mancrazy.Anyone who knows me knows I am true Mama's Boy. I have loved my mother intensely and possesively my entire life. Since my mother...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Don't read my posts if you don't like what I have to say. It's not like my posts are shoved in your face. And don't comment on something if you're just going to hate on the way I...
    Sugarcoatedfatty Sugarcoatedfatty 18-21, F a week ago

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    Don't Care If You Don't Like Me
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    It's weird, but whenever I'm with friends, I basically look at myself from an outside sort of view. When I'm with them and I say something inappropriate or if I use a curse word, I...
    londontravella londontravella 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Don't Care If You Don't Like Me
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    Ughhhhh don't like it but I eat it because it's sooooo healthy...
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    It's not that I don't like them, it's more like they're just so annoying and often times you can't say anything to them because it's their way or no way. They're always right...my...
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    I don't like cooking because it almost never turns out the way it should. Too salty!! Too sour!! Over cooked!! Awwww :/
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    I'm 14 years old and i just don't like my mom. Im not even sure if I love her. It sounds horrible I know. I am thankful she takes care of me and stuff like that but we are just too...
    Zoenepsa Zoenepsa 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Or maybe I just don't like my bathroom... But either way, getting into the shower is such a pain in the neck.
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F Jul 17

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    I definitely don't like bullying. I was bullied the first three years of high-school. The worst was junior year. A whole group of friends that I had turned on me because I stood up...
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    Don't Like Going To The Dentist At All
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I'm reading For One More Day by Mitch Albom. I really like his books. I am really just beginning this one. It's open in front of me and I'm on page six. This book explores the...
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    Don't Like It When People Are Fake
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    My boyfriend and I don't get in fights often, but when we do it's awkward. He and I just got in a little fight and idk what to do? Can someone help me?
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    I really don't like to wear them and sometimes I just wear short dresses or skirts without underwear it's more comfortable
    AshleyYoung98 AshleyYoung98 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Because i don't like waking up
    KidAgony KidAgony 18-21, F 2 days ago

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