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I Hate Crowds

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    I feel uncomfortable

    when there are too many people around me in a room. Like for example, being in a restaurant where people from different tables chat loudly or having relatives at my home during thanksgiving. Having a lot of people in the same room will eventually lead them to talk louder so...
    jlej jlej 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Online Only

     I do all my shopping online.  I feel like when I go in stores I have a shirt on that says "look at me."
    nightismycompanion nightismycompanion 26-30, F Jan 25, 2010

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    Hate Crowds. Hate Em.

    To show an example of a crowd. Since I live in the country I don't get many crowds here.Rundle Mall. Is a famous and well known for its wide variety of wares here in South Australia. Its been established and has existed for a long long time. Many other malls and large side malls...
    Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    Don't get me wrong. I like being around people.

    I am a social person. I'm talking about places where it's so crowded that you can hardly walk without bumping into somebody. The State Fair is like that for me. I love going but I try to get there early before it gets packed.
    Robin10 Robin10 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Personal Space Required

    I like my personal space and you just can't have that in a crowd. You constantly get bumped and so many people are rude. I'll avoid a crowd whenever possible.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 6, 2011

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    I just do not like crowds of people.

    I feel unsafe, unsecured and like I am consistently being stared at. I am not all that attractive, what are they staring at. I like to run in a store, grab what I need and get out.
    KassieLola KassieLola 31-35, F Jun 28

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    Anxiety

    I have a personal phobia of crowds. I have no idea why though. Sweaty palms, shaking, blushing, butterflies in the stomach. The symptoms aren't too wonderful to have.
    AdarSparty17 AdarSparty17 18-21, M Nov 18, 2012

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    I Hate Crowds

    Crowds make me so so nervous... i dont know what to do, i feel suffocated and my mind feels very clustered.
    georshar georshar 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Fear Of People, Multiplied

    I'm an insecure person, low self-esteem, shy...interacting with people scares me. You'd think I would like being lost in a crowd, but I just feel trapped. I don't want anyone to notice me, yet feeling like a statistic makes me feel disconnected, negligible. I don't like people...
    ericofsweden ericofsweden 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2010

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    Anxiety

    I have a personal phobia of crowds. I have no idea why though. Sweaty palms, shaking, blushing, butterflies in the stomach. The symptoms aren't too wonderful to have.
    AdarSparty17 AdarSparty17 18-21, M Nov 18, 2012

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    My Hearing Aids...

    The first day i was given my hearing aids to wear, my aunt had to go shopping, so we went with her. The place she wanted to go was full to the brim with people, and very very loud ! i have never enjoyed crowds before, but when i am wearing my hearing aids, everything is...
    pickleperfect pickleperfect 18-21, F Apr 8, 2010

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    people are stupid when they hang out in crowds

    im talking mostly about sports events , i dont know its like they put their brain on off and try to act like dicks. their running around like woohoo im invincible becuz im squished as a sardine and your just standing there like i wanna go hide in my basement
    BobMiranda BobMiranda 26-30, F Jun 15

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    Makes Me Irritable And Anxious

    I'm an introvert, and while I like being around others I need time alone to recharge. That said, I can't stand crowds. Too many people, too little space, WAY too much energy. I'm sensitive to other people's energies and emotional states. Being in a large group is emotionally...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Sep 10, 2013

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    Lost In a Crowd

    You would think that a person who is shy and doesn't want to be noticed, would be at home in large crowds, where nobody knows who you are or even cares to know. Well, I am not. I hate crowds with a passion. I feel panicky in large crowds, in throngs where people are up close to...
    CagedRaven CagedRaven 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2009

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    Austin, Texas Should Be Renamed The "crowd Capital Of The World" Instead Of The Live Music Capital.

    I was born & raised in Austin, Texas, but moved when I was around 20. I have since come back, and this place isn't the same at all. I understand that all cities grow, but this is ridiculous. Everwhere I go, there are tons & tons of people. I wake up at 6 in the AM, try to go...
    laurieann74 laurieann74 36-40 Jul 5, 2011

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    People Irritate Me

    I hate crowds because people don't know how to shower and they've never heard of deodorant!!!! I always feel like pushing people out of the way, crowds make me angry because you get to see and hear the reality of the stupidity that surrounds you....blah!
    ladykagome06 ladykagome06 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    My Ears

    I worked for a bank for 20 years, the first 2 in a branch and the last 18 in customer services. I had to wear a headset and worked on an inbound multi service team. I hated the job, I was held hostage there by the fantastic salary and the pension. Eventually my ears were...
    living4now living4now 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2013

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    Why I Hate Crowds

    Crowds of people terrify me.  Everyone is pulsing around you, against you, and there's nowhere you can go, really, to get away from them easily.  Hallways, malls, amusement parks -- all are bad.  Anywhere there's a crowd, I just get freaked out and have to find...
    Rozaleigh Rozaleigh 16-17, F Aug 3, 2009

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    Even tiny ones. Library today.

    Less than forty. Twenty five too many.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Crowds Aren't My Thing

    I hate crowds. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. If I'm in a large crowd of people, I tend to become rather claustrophobic, and it's not a pleasant feeling. Plus the noise...I get overwhelmed very easily by noise. Needless to say, going clubbing is not very high on my...
    NightSarabande NightSarabande 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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