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I Feel Uncomfortable Around People

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    Whenever someone mentions

    and gives thanks for their friends here on EP or even in reality, it kind of makes me feel like I'm really alone and missing out on a lot of stuff. Then again, not many people like me.
    ArtInsanity ArtInsanity 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes whenever an attractive person invites me out for a walk or coffee or whatever, I act like it was so just...uncomfortable. I get so weird and talk nonsense, smile like a...
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    Every time I like someone I seem to tease them a lot and play with their hair and much around with their bags if they have one on
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    I just find it so hard to talk to someone, let's say, sitting next to me in class. I need people to start talking to me or I won't say anything at all. This makes me wonder if I...
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    My awkwardness just doubles. It's a good thing I hardly run into any attractive people.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    But I find some people don't want help just pity. I no longer waste my time on them. And the like inflicting there suffering on me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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    There comes a time when you've to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn't even jump puddles for you.
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    It gives a high, few other pure feelings / things in life can come close to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel hated by a lot of my friends they don't talk to me any more are any thing :(
    jamesb2244 jamesb2244 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    with strawberries' appearance.
    vitnesse vitnesse 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    But they are rare. Because jerks launch most.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 25

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    If I'm going to the store and there's a cute guy, I would run in to an area where he won't notice me.
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Apr 5

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    My foot magically finds its way to my mouth
    stix07 stix07 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Being bi is new to me so when I find a female attractive it scares me and I can't make eye contact with her and I also can't speak to her or about the fact that I'm attracted to...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Apr 5

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    Destroyed a friendship because of it. So yea I just flee from the person 0.o
    Timgerer Timgerer 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have never felt more ignored and abandoned ever in my whole entire life then tonight.
    Mylo248 Mylo248 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Slowly but surely I'm learning not to act on these urges all the time lol
    LoveLi96 LoveLi96 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    when you see someone start talking to you that's not mean you better than him . but when you ignore him you lost him .
    xham95 xham95 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Arrogance is thinking you are above someone else, Confidence is knowing no one is above you .
    xham95 xham95 18-21, M Apr 4

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    I am insecure about a lot of things and one of them is being sexual. I know it has something to do with my insecurity about my body. However, a lot of people around me; friends and...
    LionPrincess03 LionPrincess03 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I accept people as they are...doesn't mean I have to like their actions. I'm currently staying with family who I see about 2 times a year. I love them. I truly do. But more and...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I stopped being friends with people I have been around with for more than three years in college. It was an extremely hard decision. I did it for stupid reasons. I blamed them for...
    berto360 berto360 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've always been a loner. Ever since I was a child I remember not wanting to play with others. I do just fine by myself and really don't need people around me. In high school I...
    Clumsy25 Clumsy25 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    that's very true. when I just lie in bed I feel uncomfortable, tense.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I just don't get use to companion. When I am writing this, my boss' daughter is sitting in front of my desk. She has been there for about 2 hours. I have helped her with her...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    So I still don't have a dorm room for next year because people keep kicking me out of theirs. My current roommate even kicked me out and has already replaced me. I keep venting to...
    cyndercrys cyndercrys 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Well, loneliness *is* the feeling when you're around others and they make you feel as if you *were* alone. In many ways, that can make feeling lonely be worse than being alone...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    every day goes by but with every day gone its another day I feel more empty I feel more alone school is the worst time I smile and laugh around people yet I'm crying inside my mom...
    neonpinkcupcakelover neonpinkcupcakelover 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    When I moved to London in grade 9, I became friends with a girl who cut and attempted suicide many times, and my sister began to cut as well. In grade 10, I became friends with...
    drowninginsaltwater drowninginsaltwater 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I don't know what it is, but nobody ever gets me...I never click with people in a way that everyone else seems to. I see people getting on and having fun and don't understand why I...
    texasinjuly texasinjuly 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    The more I'm around people, the less I want to be. I mean, nothing particulally bad happened but I just feel a bit meh. Like I'll never find someone I can really open up to. I was...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    But not lonely... alone to me is the physical manifestation of feeling disconnected from people around you. I am alone, more or less, of my own volition. The hurt, abandonment or...
    sacredlotusj sacredlotusj 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I've never felt like I truly fit in, I've always felt like the outsider when around people. Even when I had actual friends and a good social life. Being the age I'm at, I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31

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