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I Feel Uncomfortable Around People

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    I never really had a daddy figure around.

    .. so its harder for me to talk to guys.. because I was never really taught.. i guess
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Uncomfortable Among Strangers

    I've always been the type of person who finds myself to feel at ease the most when I am alone and relinquishing in my solitude. I recall the first day of school when I was forced to socialize with the other children I felt very nervous and uncomfortable. Growing up I...
    bloodpromise bloodpromise 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    Feeling Uncomfortable At School

    ok hey i'm dylan and i started feeling uncomfortable at school, on the bus and at other places i'm about 16 years old and i feel sick i hate being at school because i'm uncomfortable around the people i love and my friend. I cry every day i dont know what to do im depressed and...
    wwechamp wwechamp 16-17 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    At Work In The Office, I Feel Uncomfortable...

    all day long!  It's horrible.  It's a small office too...which makes it even worse.  The same five people surround me every day.  They are nice people though, not a bad bunch to work with.  I dread break times...because I feel I have to talk, be...
    coconutbunz coconutbunz 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    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 for me and today I felt like crying because he was making me feel that way. I want to continue going to my gym because I...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Uncomfortable When Walking Through Groups of People, Such As At the Bus Stop and College Hallways.

    Everytime I have to walk through groups of people in the streets,college or any other place I feel very uncomfortable. The first thing I feel like doing is looking down to avoid eye contact, mainly because people really look at me. I have big ears and I admit it, I'm a little bit...
    Montro Montro 22-25 3 Responses Sep 2, 2009

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    Every day my sexual drive lessens. I feel I'm becoming asexual because I may physically enjoy sex, kinda, I used to love it and now i The thought of it disgusts me. I'm so...
    soldierofshadows soldierofshadows 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    I never acted my self with strangers. I try to be more fun and open minded and agree on everything they say even though it isn't right, it's like Im incapable of expressing my...
    Faty2 Faty2 16-17, F a week ago

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    I feel like a hypocrite but i work in an office where everyone sneezes multiple times a day every day and i just want to smack them
    mawniegirl mawniegirl 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I lost my confidence since the day I moved to another state, I tend to shut everybody away and I am not the kind of person that would go out and meet new people.
    ChrisJayce ChrisJayce 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I actualy don't like to be near people in generally for me it's a foot or more distance if your next to me and if your facing me atleast 2.8 to 3 away or more but don't go to far...
    drew725 drew725 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    Oh yeah aha. It shows people are like minded, they are taking the time to get to know me maybe and me writing them is not a complete waste of time haha. Cheers me up to know people...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M Aug 23

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    I help people left and right. I know it's the right thing to do but you won't see me boasting about it. It's what you should always do.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 1

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    Today I could not help but I put a smiley face on n a lady complimented me ... I feel like I cheered her up!!!
    jinna69 jinna69 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 30

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    I feel young in spirit & wise in mind. My friends are mostly younger & I'm like a caring older sister to everyone.
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I am in this girls uncles house.. He is asleep and I briefly had a very short conversation with him. Not too sure about this one, and she is having me stay in her room
    soldierofshadows soldierofshadows 18-21, M Aug 31

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    So there was this girl who sat next to me in class and kept on texting under the desk and giggling and I just wanted to punch he in the face, but I didn't because then I'd be in...
    KirstenM2002 KirstenM2002 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Jon Boehner and Sarah Palin
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I made someone's night tonight just by buying them the soda they wanted that they didn't have the money for. It's amazing how such small things can brighten someone's day. :)
    ItsMissMathers ItsMissMathers 18-21, F Sep 1

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    As a medical assistant it's my job
    nixgreat nixgreat 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    The picture should be self explanitory
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Until the ones i see get proven worthy. Or not punished enough.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    I'm working really hard to explore myself and change my reality. I'm stuck but I've been looking back to see where I got stuck and why. I'm preventing history from repeating itself...
    jaylow13 jaylow13 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm pretty used to being alone and I prefer it even. I'm in my last year of high and my mom wants me to get involved in school. She fails to realize this is my third high school...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So yesterday I went to a pub to watch a movie on my laptop (felt lonely and afraid of dark lol) and after a while this funny looking middle-aged guy comes and asks me to leave...
    fadingsoul fadingsoul 18-21, T Sep 4

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    To me, kind people stand out more than anyone. I'll be going about my day, finding the usual politeness and pretend good will that a lot of us tend to show each other, as well as...
    Angiethebrave Angiethebrave 31-35, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I know it seems real queer to most people, but I still feel sexy when I wear my TYR swimsuit. (Looks like a Speedo). I feel uncomfortable because I'm the only one at pool or beech...
    jerry1982 jerry1982 46-50, M Aug 28

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    Definition: Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Doctors have always told me I had slim to no chance of ever getting pregnant, but as I have recently realized doctors are not always right. In April-May of 2013 I had an extreme...
    hhgarfeildd hhgarfeildd 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    hi everyone am new here i am keen to know more of myself in the sense thati know i am different from most i always sense how people feel if they happy or unhappy i sense where am...
    DoroBucci22 DoroBucci22 22-25, F Sep 6

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I just had a fun night--a party with a few friends. I should still be feeling the high of being around people I love, but instead, I feel rather low… Insufficient, even. My...
    laracomn laracomn 16-17, F Aug 17

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    I really want to make some new friends. In school, i only have one person i'd consider a friend, and while we speak in school, she doesn't really text me or message me anymore...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Especially because I know how it feels to not be invited. The worst part about social media is when you log on and you see pictures from a party no one told you about. You feel...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    When I'm around people I hate sometimes I picture how they should d!e.
    ElectricDream ElectricDream 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    Hi I feel I annoy people unintentionally
    ilovemykids2014 ilovemykids2014 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I just feel like smacking people who overreact to stupid things
    litzz litzz 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I feel sad today. People know that I hardly ever say "no" to anybody, so you can imagine how much I get used. I realized that I need to learn to say no. I feel I owe the world and...
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I feel no empathy. People tell me sad stories - I shrug my shoulders. I won't cry after hearing of a person's passing. I love to rain on someone's parade by giving them a reality...
    waiting4forever waiting4forever 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I have been told that it is none of my business what people think of me, but I have this burning desire to know how I am viewed by the people in my life. Positive or negative, I...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Even though it's hard as a person the autism spectrum to look people in the eyes, I think it's worth it. There's so much emotion in them. I was talking to my senior advisor the...
    indigo286 indigo286 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    my family are nice people don't get me wrong. I love them and they do love me. I just don't feel like I can be myself around them. Granted to an extent, I think people will have...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 22

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    "Do people even see me?" I wonder to myself as I look around the school hallway, feeling more invisible than ever. I always felt alone and misunderstood, but high school has made...
    becswiggins becswiggins 16-17, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    When a person, any person, around me keeps talking my heart starts pounding faster and faster and I feel like I cant breathe and I get so stressed out. I have always been anti...
    sokoari sokoari 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    Ahead: Stupid rant My freshman year of high school, I met one girl and pretty much stuck to her side until I made my own friends, which were basically everyone she was friends...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have friend that I met through work. He had recently broken up with his girlfriend when he started flirting with me, telling me how much he wanted to spend time with me. I...
    Muse20 Muse20 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    When I'm caught in a net and I haven't a clue All I've got to do is climb the ladder to you Climb the Ladder When there are ghosts in my coat and everything is askew All I've got...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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