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I Get Uptight Whenever I Go to the Mall

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    Fear - 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...
    SteenaBeana SteenaBeana 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    Weird - 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...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F Jun 23, 2008

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    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...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 11, 2011

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    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...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F Jun 23, 2008

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    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

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    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...
    complexitykills complexitykills 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    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...
    Tigress35 Tigress35 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2007

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    No and It Is Not Called a Mall... - no and it is not called a mall unless you're in the usa!!
    pixiedust pixiedust 21-25, F Jan 18, 2007

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    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...
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2007

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    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 56-60 Jul 19, 2013

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    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

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 17, 2007

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    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

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    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...
    ghstgrl ghstgrl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2010

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

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    Cause I'm In Debt and Don&... - Cause i'm in debt and don't want to spend money...yea...SWIPE!!
    greymagik greymagik 21-25, M May 27, 2007

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    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...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F Apr 9, 2007

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    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...
    SmotherMe SmotherMe 26-30, F Nov 16, 2008

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    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...
    caroli9 caroli9 36-40, F Jan 18, 2007

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    I Do - I don't know why, but going to the mall makes me feel uncomfortable..
    kalikula kalikula 16-18, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2007

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    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...
    poeticdiva poeticdiva 22-25, F Nov 13, 2011

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    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...
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2008

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    Teenz - 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...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    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

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    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...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    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...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F Apr 17, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Ew. - 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13, 2007

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    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...
    shooterboss shooterboss 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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    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 16-18, F Apr 9, 2007

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    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...
    wanderkid wanderkid 19-21, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2007

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    He is real! He's at the mall every year lol.
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