Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Hate Being Yelled At

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 8,219 People

    Every time someone yells at me,

    I cower so quickly. It made me sob and lose strength. It made me feel weak, useless, and helpless. I hate to say it, but I get hurt very easily. Even the most lighthearted comment can bring me to tears, make me curl into a ball and cry like a baby if it breached certain...
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Im constantly doing everything in my power to

    please my parents, especially my mom, to not be yelled at. Its never enough. It makes me shatter when my family yells at me or whenever they criticize me 24/7 on all the small flaws that I have. I know I have my flaws and sometimes I just can't change. Sometimes, my family just...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F Dec 22, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You have no idea how fast I will shut my mouth

    and avoid you if you yell at me.
    TheLonerKid TheLonerKid 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Anytime I hear myself being called Melissa

    especially if its being yelled I know I'm in trouble. Same way with my daughter Samantha if her boyfriend calls her by her full first name cause he's the only one who gets away with calling her Sam.
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Kenny201 Kenny201 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sums up about every day of my life

    as far back as I can remember...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 3 Responses May 17, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I get yelled at it pissed me off.

    It makes me feel like a child. I dislike people who do that.
    butterflybaby90 butterflybaby90 26-30, F Jan 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When i get yelled at it hits a nerve

    and I want to flip out on that person. This also goes for sarcasm!
    Eric81975 Eric81975 36-40, M Jan 19

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Thankfully , I am never yelled at in my life .

    I would do anything to avoid it.
    Licksuckspank Licksuckspank 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When I get yelled at,

    especially when I haven't done anything wrong, I feel so small, I just want to disappear. It always makes me want to cry.
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been yelled at all my life

    and have learned the best thing is to let them yell. I don't talk back, yell back, or cry.
    geminigirl54 geminigirl54 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Bothers Me So Much!

    I really do hate being yelled at. My ex used to refer to it as being "shouted down" which fit the feeling perfectly.  There is nothing more futile than having a yelling match with someone when feelings are hurt and hearts are sore.  Often, I've been expected to allow it on the...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Whenever someone yells at me,

    I basically withdraw into myself. I'm quite sensitive to criticism, and yelling seems to magnify it. It can take days for me to recover from being yelled at ;-;
    introvertedforlife introvertedforlife 13-15, F Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I hate coming home and just being yelled at .

    .. like I need to be brought any lower
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Hi everyone. Things have been going badly wrong

    for me in the last few months and I've got into so much trouble. None of this has been really bad stuff, but it's happening too often. I've had 11 detentions since September at school and I can't stop my mouth running away with me at home. Yesterday my mam went to my school and...
    Katy2003 Katy2003 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 30

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'll usually tune them out

    until they're done yelling and won't say anything back to them. Mainly because I'm terrible at arguing or coming up with things to say during an argument.
    Tessa95 Tessa95 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It messes with me . I automatically wanna cry .

    Like I don't even want to argue anymore. You've won .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Me (just hit my head on the table): How dare

    you humiliate me you stupid piece of wood! Next time I will burn you, BURN YOU! The table :/
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I hate being yelled at

    but in this damn house, I'm always the punching bag.I hate my godmother, she is uses anything to ***** at me about. I hate it here. the only thing keeping me here is my job and she complains about that too, even though I pay rent. I am the only one in this so called family who...
    kaylakoerper kaylakoerper 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    She also uses religion against me too,

    I could give a damn about that. I hate bible thumpers and I live with them. such a damn nightmare.
    kaylakoerper kaylakoerper 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I hate being yelled,

    so I help them who yelled at me by doing the oposites so they yell more until it reach the top of their lung. I tried that last time. And it works. Someone apologized and promised not to yell anymore.
    sashimi9 sashimi9 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'll be getting my license in the next two

    or three months so I've been trying to practice a lot more - for some reason I still suck but blah Anyways I was practicing with my dad and he didn't tell me where we were going; we were approaching an intersection and he was on the phone - I asked which way to go but he hadn't...
    TheGoofyGoofyGoober TheGoofyGoofyGoober 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was at the mall with my mother

    who had come up to visit me on campus on her day off, which she does sometimes. I never understood why some kids are "embarrassed" by hanging out with their parents, I actually like hanging out with mine. We talked a lot, and my mom was telling me about how life at home was...
    ChaosMyth ChaosMyth 18-21, M Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Really Hate It...

    I was yelled and screamed at a lot as a kid, which is why I think I hate yelling. Not only that, but I grew up with adults screaming at each other all the time and having to hide with my mother when I was really young. That was a really long time ago, but I think that's why...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 22-25, F 1 Response May 28, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Being yelled at is one of my biggest triggers.

    I'm naturally a very reserved and accomodating person, but when someone raises their voice at me and I can sense their anger, I get extremely aggressive really quickly. It's almost like an automatic defense mechanism, and sometimes it gets me in trouble. I don't care though...
    EatMyWaffleTaco EatMyWaffleTaco 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It brings back bad memories

    and flashbacks from my past, I always cry after someone yells at me and sometimes also take panic attacks because of it
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was yelled at by my mom the entire time I

    grew up. There were a couple of things that seemed especially violating to me. The first one is something I feel that I am the "only one" who had it happen to them. I never heard of anyone else mentioning it. My mom would actually wake me up from a sound sleep to yell at me...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 Nov 24, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dad used to yell at me all the time.

    Sometimes I wished he's just hit me, because the mental truama of knowing, "oh fck. This won't be dropped for another month. Best just to nod my head and say 'sorry dad' after every fcking sentence"
    Funny0 Funny0 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Why are people so ******* grumpy.

    Do not come into my office and start yelling at me. You have two simple answers to create a solution to your drama. A sign the paperwork and get your car back, or B don't sign the paperwork and don't get your car back. I'm not asking you for money, all I need is a signature...
    itscake itscake 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't understand why parents yell

    when they're stressed. You barely say anything to them and they yell at you. Then if you get aggravated and call them out on it they either brush it off like they didn't yell your just being dramatic, or they say well I had a rough day I just got home from work can't I have some...
    hniki21 hniki21 22-25, F 3 Responses May 24, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    families aren't supposed to humiliate

    and blackmail each other with their past mistakes and decisions
    kaylakoerper kaylakoerper 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My mom doesn't even let me say anything

    when we argue. I try to remain calm but she talks over me and screams all of the time. So when I start to get pissed it gets even worse and worse.
    Mollythebunnie Mollythebunnie 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    when I was younger I used to cry everytime my

    mom yelled at me because I thought she didn't love me anymore...I knew she still did but the thought still crossed my mind and made me cry
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ever since my last stepdad I cannot stand being

    yelled at or even reprimanded. I flinch and feel like they're going to physically hit me when I do get yelled at. Plus, it reminds me of the abuse so I can't stop myself from crying.
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I hate my life everything is horrible,

    and all I say is why this and why that it's I just can't take it anymore and sometimes my boyfriend makes it worse, yes I loved him to bits and pieces but when it comes to depression and he's having a bad day we have to give each other space and it's always an argument.
    spoby100 spoby100 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have grown up in a family with very

    aggressive men, I have crippling anxiety because of the the things I saw and heard growing up. So now whenever I hear shouting, my instincts tell me to run and cover my ears with my hands like I have done a thousand times over the years, people don't understand why I...
    NothingElseAvalable NothingElseAvalable 18-21, F Jul 8, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It's funny how people always look at the worst

    of you, how they try to pick out our imperfections. I'm sick of being yelled at, it's part of everyday life now, why can't people just accept it? Ugh I can't hold tears in...
    TheKittehWarrior TheKittehWarrior 22-25, F Aug 7, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    You don't even understand the emotional stress

    I go through whenever I talk to my dad. Because he alway starts yelling at me. I can't even explain what I feel. It's like I want to lash out at him, but I'm afraid I'll get hit or something. I feel guilt. Soo much guilt and it starts eating me. I feel defeated. Like I can't...
    OBuddyOpal OBuddyOpal 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    yelling is probably the worst thing anyone

    could do to me. I cannot handle yelling. too many memories come with yelling. it scares me. it makes me nervous, nauseous. I would rather someone hold a gun to my head then tell at me. I don't even like to hear others yelling. it makes me sweaty and shaky. yelling is my worst...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    my godmother has called me every word you can

    think of like *****, shore and everything in between and I have to take it because she thinks it's true and is the elder. I hate living here and am so depressed I never want to get out of bed in the morning. what's the point. same ****, different day.
    kaylakoerper kaylakoerper 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I try to tough it out

    and not to tear up in front of them, I'll normally keep a neutral face but the moment I feel secure and away, out come the waterworks. It's hard being a sensitive person.
    mahnouls mahnouls 18-21 4 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have a way of handling this little thing.

    if people yell at me I don't care who they are I'm going to yell at them back ten times louder. I seek respect and there is a way you will talk to me. because yelling at me will get you in a world of trouble. now me having so much anger bottled up inside I have very short...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M Oct 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I hate it because it triggers my anxiety.

    Unfortunately, when my dad gets mad and yells at me, I get an anxiety attack. This somehow makes him more angry, which makes everything worse for me. I can't win.
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    so every evening this week i had to endure

    hours of being shouted at, having my character assassinated and every single thing i done criticised beyond belief. Apparently i didnt even do the laundry right, but at least i managed to put it in the machine. Somehow she is surprised when i don't show her much affection any...
    dvd0607 dvd0607 41-45, M Nov 27, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I understand we all make mistakes n some "like

    me"are made to think we do a little more than others, I love joking around n I am pretty convincing too..that gets me in so much trouble when people can't tell if am telling the truth or just being silly,then I get yelled at lol... (its not even funny) I f $#@!^& hate being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel