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I Feel Invisible Around People

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    *takes Bandages Off Face*

    What? You can still see my footprints in the snow!
    over9000 over9000 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2007

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    It Doesn'T Matter...It'S Not Big Deal

    These phrases make me feel like my feeling or life does not matter. When I have to constantly repeat myself or what I say is within secs/mins later repeated as if I didn't even speak I feel like if I was ghost or I died it wouldn't matter. When I ask someone to do something that...
    dawneubanks2005 dawneubanks2005 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    Invisible

    I never had problems with people. No fights, no drama, no teenage friendship woes. I interpret this as being not important enough to talk about, no one had an opinion on me because no one wanted to get to know me. I wore my social mask every time I left the house. Eventually I...
    Isolating Isolating 18-21, M Apr 29, 2013

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    I'm Not On The Employee List....

    Today a card was passed around from cubicle to cubicle for my boss that is retiring in a few weeks. I have work at my job for 2.5 years. I opened up the folder that had the card in it, and attached to the folder is a list of employees to check off their name that they have signed...
    jluvnlife77 jluvnlife77 46-50 2 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    Never There

    I've always had an ability to disappear in a crowd but recently I actually stood in front of a dear friend and she didn't even see me. It was sort of a gag between my office co-workers. We were surprising her while she bowled and knowing my reputation for being invisible to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 16, 2012

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    Im Invisible

    my friends have simply stopped talking to me. i feel pathetic all the time.. why did they do this? i keep trying to reconnect with them but nobody seems interested..its literally like i dont exists for them anymore. i tried doing so many things for them, trying to show they're...
    redtoshiba redtoshiba 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    Always

    I've always felt odd one out! But now it doesn't bother me so much I'm no good at small talk or just talking for the sake of it, give me a subject I might know about and I'm ok, still never mind takes all sorts to make a world!!
    mum8 mum8 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    I Don't Get It

    In crowds, at dinner parties, walking around the city... it's like I am not even there. Literally invisible. However, I am a total magnet for freaks, weirdos and perverts (and not the good sort, mind you!). What is wrong with me?? How comforting to know I am not alone in feeling...
    jltf82 jltf82 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Me, Too.

    I feel like that a whole lot of time. People approach me mostly when they need to ask me for/about something. It makes me feel so unimportant. It really sucks!!
    flaw flaw 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    There's Nothing Worse Than Feeling Like A Ghost

    I think its just more of my inability to function in society. I feel like i am wandering around aimlessly with some sort of curse mark that everyone can see. I feel doomed and people turn away like my bad luck will jump from me to them. Everyday I'm just floundering and no one...
    applejackson applejackson 16-17, F Mar 1, 2012

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    I'm Very Dead. No One Cares.

    I am sixteen years old. For the past few years I have thought things so repulsive and vile that have had me convinced that I am a soulless, worthless, spineless psychopath. I constantly question my ability to love anything except for myself. I believe that this emptiness is...
    jaychild jaychild 16-17 2 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    Hi To All , Glad To Meet People Like Me

    just want to say I am so glad cause I joined this group ..we can see each other and talk ! ^_^ that is better than being invisible to others
    FlyHighGirl FlyHighGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    Invisibility Is Key

    I used to believe this. I managed to convince myself that I was perfectly fine being on the outskirts of whatever activities were going on. I never got invited to birthday parties (I never held them either) I've always lived outside of my school district, I've never dated, I only...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe 16-17, F 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    The Invisible Girl

    I found it interesting that so many other people feel this way! I constantly find that people talk over the top of me and at times I just give up. I figure that anything I have to say is not important or interesting enough to be heard and it really gets me down. I can stand in...
    archangelgirl archangelgirl 31-35 2 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Invisibility

    Have you ever felt invisible? Like theres of thousand people around you, but you feel all alone? You feel like your not loved? Like nobody cares about you? Like you sometimes just want the spotlight for once? I always feel i can yell to the top of my lungs and no one will help me...
    Dancer245 Dancer245 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    It's A Gift!

    At 6 feet and 270lbs I can simply disappear in a crowd. My doctor calls me a great example of Neanderthal because of my wide and thick build and intimidating structure. That means I will look bigger than I actually am, but hide the fact I'm a lot more solid than you think I am...
    MrElwood MrElwood 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    I Feel Socially Invisible

    Yeah. I know, I'm a little too young (13-15? WOW) to post this... but yeah. I am. I AM INVISIBLE. When I speak to someone, even when I'm talking normally, it'd sound like a whisper to them. Nobody talks to me, nobody invites me to their "awesome" party, nobody gives one about...
    remoteboy remoteboy 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    Third Place Person

    I have always been close, but not a winner. I'm not the best, and I'm not second to best, so I'm forgotten. I feel as though I am always thrown to the position that doesn't matter and is always considered as something good, but nobody cares about because you aren't the best, you...
    lizzieb1234 lizzieb1234 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2012

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    Hello.... Do You See Me??

    Sometimes I think it's worse than being disliked, lonely or unloved. Feeling INVISIBLE that is. Being alone in a world full of people. It's like you are not even worthy of the emotions of others because somehow or other you don't count. Sometimes I feel like I'm standing in...
    toomuchalready toomuchalready 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    I've just realized that I've been alive

    for almost ten thousand days now. Aside from the first thousand or so days of my life where I could be forgiven for not doing anything since I'd have been too busy learning the basics of, well, living, I have done nothing note-worthy. It's not that I want to be infamous, I...
    indeseada indeseada 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My True Feelings

    This is exactly how I feel a whole lot of time. And here I want to share a quote, which is from the movie The Quiet starring Camilla Belle, depicting this feeling in depth. When I was in a room with another person, I felt like I was only half there. When I was in a...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Am I Invisible? Or Are Onlookers Blind?

    Feeling invisible is feeling rejection. No one likes to feel like they don't matter and to be passed over. And to watch how others get recognition, whilst one is treated as if they don't exist. We're not created to enjoy it.Are people so afraid of someone different that others...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    Friend?!?!?!

    Okay so my "friend" ( well Says she is my friend) is a huge ****!!! So I'm dating this guy, John, and everything is good with us except for my friend Karly! Just to give u a little history on her so you will understand , every guy I go out with she will get his number whilE I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 23, 2012

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    Seriously what the hell.

    People don't even acknowledge me. Sometimes they stop by work looking for other people but it's never me. What's so hard about taking a few minutes to catch up. They know me but they never stay and chat even just a friendly how have you been. Maybe in just expecting too much...
    3lixer 3lixer 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    Where Am I

    I woke up this morning and I realized there are no pictures of me anywhere taken in the last 10 years and no pictures before that for many years. I am 37 and I feel like I am just taking up space on the planet. I come from a family of 9 kids and I am the only one alone. I...
    Anthony0930 Anthony0930 36-40, M Dec 22, 2012

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    You Can't See Me

    I used to play a game as a child where I would try to walk across a crowded room without anyone looking up at me.  I could almost always accomplish this, and I still can do it a lot of the time.
    browncoatrebel browncoatrebel 21-25, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2008

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    You Really Don't Know Me Do You?

    I guess you can say I'm a loner! I didn't always use to be this way. It just happened over night! In high school I was very social and had lots so called "friends". Then when I went to college, I met a few people, well I guess acquaintances. But I never hear from them! Where did...
    Misspurple Misspurple 31-35, F 4 Responses May 13, 2012

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    I Know It's Not Her Fault

    I have a best friend who is fun to be with, pretty, nice, and all those good things. I love hanging out with her, I really do. But lately I'm starting to notice things. Now before I say anything, I'm not jealous and I'm not trying to be bitter about it, even though it may sound...
    Crazymoon Crazymoon 22-25, F Aug 29, 2012

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    I Came Out Of My Apartment Down To The Lobby April Friday 22, 2011 At 8:50 Pm

    I live in a 5 Story Apartment. I came down stairs to the 1st floor lobby area at 8:50 PM just after Sunset Time and getting Dark outside.I enter the Lobby area where there is this Lady and other Guy Talking to each other. Their Faces where at each other and didn't even look at me...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Apr 23, 2011

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    Invisible To Everyone!!

    I feel invisible to everyone at my school and everywhere i go i talk no one listens and no one cares and everyone makes fun of me! last year i had great friends and people listened and no one made fun of me last year. but this year everything has changed i am invisible no one...
    DavidsAdventureLife DavidsAdventureLife 13-15 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    Invisible

    Each and every single person wants to be taken into account.We like to share our feelings with others because we want to be validated, otherwise we would keep all our feelings to ourselves.We like to share our accomplishments and prove our abilities to others because we want to...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    A Ghost In My Own Life

    Mostly, I don’t mind being invisible. I hear some really good gossip that way and don't have to worry about hurting people's feelings with something I said or did. I am free to be myself without worrying about what others think. And I'd rather listen than talk. But...
    michiru7422 michiru7422 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2011

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    Invisible Woman

    Growing up, I always felt invisible.  Of course, back then, it was more like a super-power.  Some of the time, anyway.  Back then, being invisible was (mostly) a good thing because I was also stealth in my invisible-ness.  I could go virtually...
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F Nov 18, 2007

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    I Feel Invisible Sometimes.

    .. During PE We Were Playing Frisbee Golf. And I Was Wide Open Every Time And Close To Them... But They Threw It To People Who Were Not So Close And Fairly Blocked.. Then A Girl Pushed Right Between Me And Someone Else And I Fell Onto The Ground, They Didn't Look Back And Say...
    KateMost KateMost 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I Swear I Am Invisible!:(

    Hi! I swear I am invisible to other people and this is not a good thing. I can see it when I'm in a small group, but it's especially noticeable in large crowds.  When I'm in a small group it's small things like no one will talk to me, or no one will answer my questions...
    Licorice Licorice 31-35, F 13 Responses Aug 13, 2007

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    Me.

    Me. I'm singled out because I'm smart, I'm different, I don't wear makeup, I don't wear designer clothing and I don't diet. I'm invisible. I can stand by someone in a group for 30 minutes and they don't notice me. How pleasant. All my friends abandoned me for popular people...
    WelcomToMyLife WelcomToMyLife 13-15, F Mar 19, 2012

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    I'm like a social butterfly on the internet,

    but in real life I'm an awkward turtle. 🐢💕
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I Need To Change

    I am so unhappy with myself. So totally and completely unhappy with my life and the way i live it..those of you reading this, please continue to read and then leave your comments below...i am desperate for advice and some sort of guidance. I just dont know what to do..thats my...
    redtoshiba redtoshiba 18-21, F 6 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Not Visible

    there is always someone better than me and that everybody chooses before me , i'm never the first nor the best , teachers don't remember me ,when i don't show up at school they don't notice it ( just my close friends) i'm invisible not that i want to be in center of attention but...
    opentalk opentalk 18-21, F Nov 27, 2012

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    I feel invisible when I'm in the hallways.

    As if the world is moving all around me and well I'm just standing there unnoticed.
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I Wonder If This Is How Ghosts Feel

    I live in a house with five people. These five have a lot of common interests that I'm not totally on board with. When they talk about something I'm not interested in (which is often) I just slip into the back ground. I don't want to listen to something I'm not interested in so...
    MistressOfSolitude MistressOfSolitude 18-21, F 1 Response May 9, 2010

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    All The Time

    When Ever I am aroud people I am rarley noticed. It's not that I want to be the center of attention, I just want to talk to people, be friends with people. When ever I say something to someone in a big crowd or around a lot of noise they never hear me, but they can hear eveybody...
    NicolePear NicolePear 13-15, F Jun 27, 2012

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    Especially in school.

    .. My shyness doesn't help. I feel like people don't notice me. When I do try to talk I get shushed.
    01sparkly 01sparkly 13-15, F Mar 27

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    Invisible and Gay

    i feel that im totally invisible. for years ive been gay but i have been denying in it. its just recently i started excepting it. im not ready to come out but i feel that no one even cares that i exist. i know everyone has there own problems to take care of but i feel they dont...
    zeroanime zeroanime 22-25 4 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    This has been happening for a month now. This man who works at the gym has a major crush on me. He is about fifty or so and I am only in my late teens! It is so uncomfortable...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I consider myself an introvert, but even so I need to be around people--lots of people--just to feel comfortable sometimes. Maybe that is why I don't mind waiting in airports for...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Not around everyone, just the sleazy, pervy people who make it hard to even have a normal conversation. I don't like to be hit on by people I don't really know either it just makes...
    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F Apr 8

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    People always think I'm shy or snobby and rude because I don't walk around starting conversations, but I'm really just quiet and awkward and I don't know what to say
    sam3294 sam3294 18-21, F Mar 26

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    When a mutual feeling is shared it is beautiful
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Apr 13

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    I just put on that brave face so people don't know I'm secretly depressed inside...
    Rebecca12K Rebecca12K 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've been hurt by people too many times to count, so I think in a way my silence is my self defense. I seem to have the mentality that if they don't know me then they can't hurt me...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F Apr 8

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    Hehe what do you mean sometimes... 😏 Just kidding! But seriously, some people deserve it.
    VegetarianVampire VegetarianVampire 16-17, F Mar 24

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    The best thing to do is to help people have Project organizing skills and work together
    almodovar almodovar 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I love the jolt of happiness from making a connection with someone, no matter how small. It eases loneliness and shows me my place in humanity. And I love to find things to laugh...
    ChaiTeaLatte2 ChaiTeaLatte2 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    I was taught that I'm not allowed to express negative emotions. So i bottle them up. I cover them by wearing a mask. It sucks. And it hurts. But it's all i know.
    daddyslittlegirl08 daddyslittlegirl08 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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