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I Hate Crowds

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I have always lived in a small town.

    At 50 years old i had to move to a big city. Millions of people. I never thought this could happen. It was a disaster in my life. My job has fifteen thousand workers. It's impossible find a place to talk to someone in peace. Specially by the phone. The noise is unbearable...
    GeraMiner GeraMiner 51-55, M Nov 29, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 31-35, M Oct 11, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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    I cannot stay in crowds.

    They make me uncomfortable. And I am afraid of Shopping malls, restaurants, clubs, everything where large number of people exist.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 31, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    damn, in a way it is a big hindrence in my life. So i just drove many miles to do something i like, and ofcourse, there is lots of people. So i quickly go somewhere else, tho...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 8

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    I love shopping, during the week, when no one is there or online... I hate waiting, I hate rude people and I hate screaming kids. The bigger the crowd, the more likely these...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    These groups repeat. But seroquel still removed me from crowds.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I migrated from Egypt to Australia 10 years ago. I was compelled to leave Egypt because of its devastated economy, its overcrowding and its environmental pollution. Egypt is a...
    ketir ketir 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    As I write the is, overwhelming guilt best describes what I feel. I have what some would consider a good life: married with two daughters, and employed as a nurse. I acknowledge...
    LanguishingSoul LanguishingSoul 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    i hate wearing diapers and i hate wearing pull ups i hate it it sucks.....................
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    So yea i really hate to be touched and there is a reason for it but my best friend wont understand this and keeps huging me (i hate being huged more than normal touching)because he...
    noolybabe14 noolybabe14 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Yes... I hate wondering if they are looking at my pimples, my fat stomach, man shoulders or my scarily large boobs... I absolutely hate this attention. I only like when people text...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 6 hrs ago

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    I'm a 36DD at 13! And been since 12 years old! I hate it I'm tired of my back hurting so bad. And my mom is mad at me for hunching... I'm not proud of them... I can't run without...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have been with my boyfriend for five years. he was a cousin of a friend that I had. when we first met he was drinking and I was sober, I was not really into the bar scene but...
    bubbatysbiimaa bubbatysbiimaa 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My sister has been mean and abusive all of my life (12 years). I'm sick and tired of her! Everyday she tells me to do all the chores and when I ask for help she yells at me. She is...
    hinesbv hinesbv 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I seriously hate animals so much. I don't understand why people like them. They're expensive and they smell. They're dumb as **** and irritating. Are they're any straight guys or...
    MrBenzedrine MrBenzedrine 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Well more like I detest I don't quite like the word hate 1. Racists 2. Homophobes 3. Sexists 4. Rapists 5. Pedophiles 6. Disrespectful people in general 7. Ignorance 8. Close...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I don't necessarily hate my family it's just the feeling I get when I'm around them. This unhappiness I feel and the fact I just want to leave. Once I go to school, I feel more...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    told off for being nervous, stuttering too much, being useless and worthless. I had to call someone to ask about something and Mr panic attack decided to visit me. I hate that it...
    wolflover514 wolflover514 16-17, F 12 hrs ago

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    Don't you hate it that every time you have this you also have a pimple growing on your face. Plus dysmenorrhea. Which really sucks.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Why do dads have to be like this always , almost a high percentage of the people i know have problems with their dad , i mean fathers are supposed to be our backbones our...
    Lifesucks94 Lifesucks94 18-21, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I hate when EP "friends" delete their account without so much as a goodbye. You form a friendship, getting to know them and they knowing you and then you log on and they're just...
    emphaticsilence emphaticsilence 51-55, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I hate to bump to someone wearing the same shirt or dress like mine... hahaha go away!
    aessis aessis 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I get so much hate for what i wear. especially today. I'm wearing warpaint like from The Wretched and Divine: Story Of The Wild Ones, a plaid dress, black leather jacket, lip...
    xXxWildOnexXx xXxWildOnexXx 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Well that's actually I lie I do like light, but I hate artificial light. I like the light of the sun and the kind that comes from the outside not from the lightbulbs. I don't know...
    NoraCipriano NoraCipriano 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I can't stand noise. I hate it. I live near a train station so I always here the trains going by. I can hear my neighbors phone whenever it rings, and their answering machine, and...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 49 mins ago