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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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    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 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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    I don't get it. I feel like an outsider.

    I'm described by people as a "true gentleman" or just really nice guy. I'm passionate and love making people happy. There's just one problem.. I can't stand people? I like people and crave some sort of communication or brotherhood . But I don't have that with anyone. And I don't...
    thisguyah thisguyah 18-21, M Nov 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    I am not able to act normal around people because my fear takes over me whenever I'm confronting someone. When I'm alone I am able to be myself but around others I'm a completely...
    johnyxrox johnyxrox 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    like walking in a thick dense fog...thick haze that no one can see, but you can...... Smiling that fake smile to hide what really lies behind this face, pretending I am okay...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    So thats basically me all my life. When i see a hot guy out there, all i do is get paralyzed. If that guy is around me, i feel very uncomfortable. And if that guy tries to...
    kindahipsta kindahipsta 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    Older Men give me an uneasy feeling, as if I'm not safe when there around.
    hayleecharms hayleecharms 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Please allow me to make you comfortable about having them..I'm very supportive and will make you feel like a Goddess, each and every day, I'm blessed to be with you...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M Jan 23

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    I heard about a website called Playing For Change and it's about connecting the world through music by creating and inspiring others by music!The idea for this project came from a...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I am happy... But i am not..... Hahaha.. Happy coz of all the good people around me. Happy coz im dreaming. Happy coz im living.... Not happy coz there are people that will make...
    RBdazal RBdazal 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    well, this isnt like most people have it. But when I find someone attractive, I will talk as much as I can with those people and make eyecontact. Try to impress them, and/or giving...
    heybro1 heybro1 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    So, when I'm in public and I'm near this guy I think is attractive, I tend to look other ways, and I try to hide my face because I'm scared I'm blushing. Sometimes I'll start...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I can be! I am a very outgoing person with a strong personality, when I get around someone attractive I get quiet or kind of shy
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Oh yeah, I don't think I'm in love but I absolutely do silly things when it comes to people I find attractive. hahaha. It's just so funny how inside of you, a battle of wits is...
    Elizabeth161223 Elizabeth161223 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    especially stupid people and annoying people who don't shut up and love to hear the sound of their own voice.
    IAmSatan IAmSatan 18-21, M Jan 19

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    Islam people have nothing better to other than to make up and **** talk you when they don't even know
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    My best friend is 30 years older than me. XD
    ImandaraDasa ImandaraDasa 22-25, F Jan 1

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    Actually you don't really want me to find you attractive, unless you have a thick skin for what follows.
    Sheiriam Sheiriam 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    My first rule for living life is detachment from ppl. Ppl come n go online face to face over the phone. Some may surprise u hurt u love u or leave u it's the journey of life we...
    LATEENO79 LATEENO79 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I tend to laugh a lot or tease that person but I mean it all in good spirits. I figure if I'm a little mean to you and you don't like me back then I can cover myself.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F Jan 5

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    Well, when i meet a man with a wonderful beard the only thing i want to do is touch his beard. I think beards are attractive and i like the sensation XD still, im pretty sure...
    Mikaela1920 Mikaela1920 16-17 1 Response Jan 15

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    So when I notice cute girl and try to look at her and when she turn her face to me i got nervous and cant make eye contact But I noticed that some of them looking at me but i keep...
    mohammdomoush mohammdomoush 18-21, M Jan 15

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    I went on a date with this guy and on our way to the movies I talked the entire time about my clearance sippy cup things from Target, cats, and quotes from movies. I wouldn't shut...
    Haleyh02 Haleyh02 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I can't make eye contact. I want to impress him but get really nervous when I look into his eyes
    brokenglassceiling brokenglassceiling 13-15, F Jan 16

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    I want to ask this guy to sadie but can't think how. We are both pretty laid back. Any ideas?
    brokenglassceiling brokenglassceiling 13-15, F Jan 23

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    Social situations are often overwhelming...in large groups, anyway. Life can sometimes be like that with Asperger Syndrome, though...
    wuiop wuiop 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Everyone I know has their lives together, going to college and getting good grades while they dream of the future and I just look at them and wonder why I ruined that for myself.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    As a 17 year old girl, even at my size, I've been sexualized a number of times and I know literally, hundreds of other girls who have experienced it also. It's kind of frustrating...
    ghoulishgirl ghoulishgirl 16-17, F Jan 9

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    Sometimes??? More like all the time!!! Lol
    ownfrnchseplaya ownfrnchseplaya 26-30, M Jan 10

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 10

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 10

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    That's how it happens. Some version of that story is true for almost every homeless person out there. It happens because of not being loved. Because of not having supportive...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    *** UPDATE: 5 days after this post *** Soooo.... It's been 5 days since I "came out" up here... The nice people on EP make me feel comfortable with myself. Thank you guys! I love...
    crazysoul24 crazysoul24 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 4

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    Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in. We can't always define it, but some people...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    To all those moms and dads never talk secretly about negative things/habits in your child/son. children have ears , and they may listen this is your job to fix this bad thing by...
    Bash94 Bash94 18-21, M Jan 11

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    I appear to be awake, regretting parts of my past and feeling uncomfortable. Hmm not the most predictive use of my time.
    JuniperHendrix JuniperHendrix 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I feel sad when people not able to hold their emotions and bursting out in tears to their loved ones or their trusted companions when they have that need But at the same time I am...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 24

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    It's not that they're bad people, they are just very indifferent to me. I have trouble connecting with my own family sometimes, so being around people I feel judge me for lack of...
    cindysandy cindysandy 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    Back when I was younger, I used to like to be around people and big crowds. Now these days I do not. I like to be left alone, and away from others. It would be nice if it was meant...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    Isn't this it? At the root of it all, doesn't it just come down to this? As a child I was physically cared for, loved at a safe distance, and enjoyed as long as I was quiet. My...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    Angle: the now happy loving anime loving happy girl freak when I'm around people that Ik Devil/*****: when I'm alone with family my mean depressed suiciudle lonely freak
    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F 3 days ago

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