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I Feel Uncomfortable Around People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've always had a difficult time being myself, like my crazy fun self around others. Especially people I first meet because I'm always trying to make a good impression and I feel...
    everythingwillbealright everythingwillbealright 13-15, F Aug 13

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    Well, I did. I was at walmart earlier and as I was walking, some guy walked by me and whispered "Damn!" in my ear. Then he kept circling the area that I was in, almost like...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Aug 11

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    I feel and i am completely different to people my age! I see many people of my age got a great social life groups of friends always going out gets invited everywhere go on...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    When I'm in society I always "play a characters" I really hard for me to be myself around others.
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    I don't exactly care about opinions but at the same time I don't like to show my true self to people because it gives them something to work with, a weakness to attack you with in...
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    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 like two people I am with someone but I have this friend I just met that is really making me second guess my relationship. I don't know what to do
    Adam9988 Adam9988 22-25, M Aug 5

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    The people I want to blast in the face are in positions to discharge me. So that's not an option, unless I get lucky and find some other well paying job. Then, I'll systematically...
    UPSsux UPSsux 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    A girl in my previous class are so jealus of me when i make almost the whole class laught sometimes, so when i was trying to be a little funny and my previous classmates starts...
    eph01 eph01 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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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 1 day ago

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    Same goes for my iPhone. I don't feel comfortable about anyone to use my phone or computer. If I wanted to share my music or photo, I could let them use freely.
    Keler Keler 18-21, M Aug 11

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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 3 Responses 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    billiecm billiecm 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Same goes with my iPhone & iPad. I don't even have anything to hide, it just makes me uneasy.
    katiehorne katiehorne 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Why? Is it because you can't spell? It's comfortable lol, not confortable
    LostItAllBVB LostItAllBVB 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Wow what a strange moment, when u think your having a normal convo with a guy then he suddenly turns into a perv FFs can't I have a normal convo, you have a hand leave me alone
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Well Not sometimes but ALWAYS
    Xproblem Xproblem 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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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 4 days ago

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    Jon Boehner and Sarah Palin
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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

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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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    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 11 hrs ago

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    i am so done with having friends. I learn that i dont have to have many friends. and i feel that yes audrey is the one friend i need, yeah, i hope. I am so sick being 'okay' to...
    Rascalex Rascalex 16-17, F Aug 7

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    i am so done with having friends. I learn that i dont have to have many friends. and i feel that yes audrey is the one friend i need, yeah, i hope. I am so sick being 'okay' to...
    Rascalex Rascalex 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    It makes me feel uncomfortable and the smell is horrid.
    leonelarocks leonelarocks 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Sometimes I find myself thinking about how people are perceiving me. I don't think I make good first impressions. I do the wrong stuff all the time and I say the wrong things. I'm...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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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 5 days ago

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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 9 hrs ago

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    It makes me feel uncomfortable. Are they staring at my outfit? My face? Who knows
    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    My moms side of the family is really Catholic and pretty homophobic. My mom isn't homophobic but she doesn't approve of the "lifestyle choice". Her boyfriend is really right winged...
    chanchilla chanchilla 18-21, F Aug 10

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    I  feel more alone around people. Especially around people, because most of the time no matter how hard i try i dont feel like i can bridge that gap. Theres always a distance...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M Aug 8

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    I was always a weird kid.. was probably difficult to handle.. although the way I have always seen myself, I always try to be a good person and I used to follow the rules to the...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    My friends have always been my family. They are the family you choose to have, not what you're born into. I love my blood family but I am a black sheep and we don't often see eye...
    MikjallFimbultyr MikjallFimbultyr 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 13

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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 so sick and tired of people talk about my love life even I never tell them in the first place about it annoys me so much. The sad part I'm not too desperate in finding a guy I...
    sham17 sham17 26-30, F Aug 2

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    I always like to be around people who inspire me,throughout life I have very few close friends but they are all friends for life,and I have learnt a lot from them and their...
    nivvy nivvy 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I work in the restaurant industry. And the customers are fine, it's my coworkers that make me crazy. I was depressed today because i don't know how i'm going to get through life...
    halloweenkid halloweenkid 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I am shy and have social anxiety, so not a fun guy to be around. People who know me think that I can be fun or their friend, but they are wrong. People who talk to me just waste...