I Get Uptight Whenever I Go to the Mall

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 176 People

    Malls Remind Me Of When I Was In High School...

    ...and that's not a good thing. The very last time I went to the mall to shop, I was about 14 years old. I remember that my pants cost about $50 a pop and my goal was to fit in. Now that I'm older, I'm so used to not fitting in that I sure as hell am not going to spend $50+ on...
    ghstgrl ghstgrl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2010

    Uhmm Something Like That.

    I'm agoraphobic, so it is safe to say that I get uptight in malls.  Yesterday I was so nervous about going on the escalators for whatever crazy reason, but I lived.  I won't go if it is during a crowded time though.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

    Mild Agoraphobia Merges With Anti-consumerism

    In reading about it, I have learned that being uncomfortable in crowds is not uncommon for people who were badly bullied as a kid. I can go into malls and cities, I'm just not completely comfortable there. All those people, in such close proximity just make me feel anxious...
    accomplice accomplice
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2011

    I Passed Out Once

    I hate large crowds, but it was Christmas and I had to go to the mall, and it was PACKED!!  It also doesn't help that I have anxiety and panic disorder.  After about a hour, I just couldn't take it anymore and was heading for an exit, so I could get some air, and calm...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2008

    Anxiety Disorder and Crowds

    I hate crowds. I feel lost when there are too many people.  Lost and small.  Like a mouse avoiding the eagles' tallons.  I shop only if I have to or when there aren't alot of people- forget sales, I'll pay the price just to miss the people.  The day after...
    Tigress35 Tigress35
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2007

    I Hate It

    I hate hate hate going to the mall. At least I know for a fact that I hate it when there are people there. I don't know, I just feel so awkward and out of place at the mall. Even on the rare occasion where I am with friends. I can't really explain why it bothers me...it just does...
    complexitykills complexitykills
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2010

    I Wish- I Knew Why I Even Said I Was Lonely.

    I have so many family and friends that would be surprised of this.
    LaurieSMM LaurieSMM
    Jul 19, 2013

    Used to Love It...

    Now, overweight and ugly and older. Now truly realizing the mall isn't just a fun place with tons of people and shiny things to look at or have lunch at, I hate it. I feel like I don't belong there unless I meet the standards of today's teen world and I don't meet those standards...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism
    18-21, F
    Jun 23, 2008

    Dear God Do I Ever! ...

    Dear god do I ever! It's the fluorescent lighting. Everything is ten times more jarring. Normally I can handle consumerism on mass levels, I may not be happy with it, but I can coexsist with it. Not under those damn lights though. And then you go into Abercrombie or Hollister and...
    wanderkid wanderkid
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2007

    I Hate the Mall!

    I always feel mildly uncomfortable.  From the point I find that I have to go.  I am slightly better if I have a friend with me.  I don't like the crowds.  I feel like the sales people are staring at me.  It makes me feel judged.  Therefore, I have...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 17, 2007

    No, I Love the Mall!...

    No, I love the mall!
    sondosia sondosia
    18-21, F
    Jan 18, 2007

    I Hate It

    I just hate. I get into a panic whenever my friends ask me to come with them. If I'm in there for more then 20 minutes I get start getting anxious. I'm the type of person who HATES shopping and crowds. Now people avoid asking me unless there is a GOOD reason I have to go and they...
    poeticdiva poeticdiva
    26-30, F
    Nov 13, 2011

    Cause I'm In Debt and Don&...

    Cause i'm in debt and don't want to spend money...yea...SWIPE!!
    greymagik greymagik
    22-25, M
    May 27, 2007

    I Do

    I don't know why, but going to the mall makes me feel uncomfortable..
    kalikula kalikula
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2007

    Whenever Mall

    Whenever I want to shop I Just go to the mall online.  In my P.J.s or at the office desk.  My favorite online shopping mall is www.WheneverMall.com
    WheneverMall WheneverMall
    46-50, M
    Oct 23, 2009


    I love shopping, but not at the mall. I go on occasion, but for the most part try to find stand alone stores to shop in. The mall is just so crowded and full of kids without supervision. The food court smells disgusting and the whole atmosphere just depresses me a little. Maybe...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 13, 2007


    I get uptight when I go to the mall because I have an anxiety about large crowds and enclosed spaces.  I sort of breathe fast and sweat and try to hurry up and get what I'm there for and leave.  I have to take breaks and go outside from time to time because I can't...
    SteenaBeana SteenaBeana
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2007

    No and It Is Not Called a Mall...

    no and it is not called a mall unless you're in the usa!!
    pixiedust pixiedust
    22-25, F
    Jan 18, 2007

    Maybe I Just Hate Being Surrounded By Buttholes.

    I love the mall,I love to spend money there,but I absolutely hate going there.I always get pushed out of the way at the sale rack by some scary fat old lady,almost all of the little mexican kids are running around not watching where they are going and tripping you and then the...
    blackcat blackcat
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2007

    I Get Up Tight When I Go Any W...

    i get up tight when i go any where sounds over the top but very true
    tracey10 tracey10
    26-30, F
    May 26, 2007

    Oh Yeah...i Hate Shopping...ca...

    Oh yeah...I hate shopping...cant stand people who stop right in front of you to look at a something over the otherside...move people...dont stop at the doorway ..get. out. of. the. way.
    caroli9 caroli9
    41-45, F
    Jan 18, 2007

    Well, I Get Uptight In Certain...

    Well, I get uptight in certain parts inside the mall. I prefer the outdoor malls. Less people, less perfume smells, less rush.
    britanky britanky
    26-30, F
    Apr 9, 2007

    Yeah Its My Constant Lack of M...

    Yeah its my constant lack of money!!! And i hate crowds its a big fear of mine! i feel like im gonna get squashed, lost, i dont know sometimes i think what if there was a fire where would i go i would die!! I know it is very overdramatic but i cant help myself most times...
    sazead sazead
    22-25, F
    Apr 9, 2007


    OMGosh! I feel like a elephant in a circus. We have a small mall in my town, and let me tell you! It's a breeding ground for mess. i mean most people dont even buy anything. Just walk around like animals in on a farm. Going around and around and around in circles.  ...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2009


    idk but whenever im at the mall i feel like everyone is judging me. gahh and i hate shopping. trying stuff on and looking in the mirror and seeing how bad it looks on me is not the funnest thing in the world.
    asdfok asdfok
    18-21, F
    Jun 23, 2008

    Shopping and Crowds

    I'm not a lover of shopping or crowds. I enjoyed shopping at Nordstrom's yesterday as they have personal shoppers. I go into the dressing room and she gets everything my size... some times she will bring things that I would NEVER think to try on and I'd be amazed at how well they...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    Apr 17, 2008

    Lots of People

    makes me feel alone and stressed out whenever i go to a shopping mall, i need my space to be me. so many people so much going on i feel suffocated...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Sep 5, 2008

    I Have Amazing Social Anxie...

    I have amazing social anxiety. Going to the mall makes me incredibly uptight.
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2008

    I Hate Going to the Mail and G...

    I hate going to the mail and getting MORE bills that I am having problems keeping up with, YIKES!!
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers
    41-45, F
    Apr 9, 2007

    I Dont Like Crowds, So Yes. ...

    I dont like crowds, so yes. However, its not the mall that does that, its the crowds
    Flint Flint
    16-17, F
    Apr 9, 2007

    I Only Go

    for shopping, when it's of the utmost importance.  I don't like being around a bunch of people I don't know.  So I tend to try to stick to the smaller stores or, at most, Wal Mart.  I never liked going to the mall, even when I was a teen.  I just went with...
    SmotherMe SmotherMe
    26-30, F
    Nov 16, 2008

    Don't get me wrong I love to shop

    but the mall makes me nervous . First of all there are way too many mass shootings going on to not plan an exit route or hiding spot whenever I'm in a crowded place with my kids walmart is on this list for sure. Second I am not usually a germ phobic but if you have ever looked...
    jnoga jnoga
    36-40, F
    Jul 2, 2014

    Is It Really Necessary?

    I seriously don't understand why very many people from my age group are obsessed with going to malls. As a child, my mother always brought me outside for shopping since there was nobody to babysit me. Pretty much every twenty minutes I'd ask when we'd go home. Rarely is there...
    shooterboss shooterboss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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