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I Hate Crowds

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Even tiny ones. Library today.

    Less than forty. Twenty five too many.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There's a lot you can't see while blinded by hate. I have seen a lot of horrible, vile excuses for human beings in my days. Evil degenerated monsters who hide among the crowds and...
    Aventias Aventias 16-17 2 Responses Sep 4

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    yea i hate all my life hate family love my parents love my brother love my sister but i hate other of my family hae them they treat me like iam child like iam insane hate them hate...
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    I hate taking care of my mom. I hate that she's living with me. I feel suffocated and overwhelmed. I moved over 800 miles to get away from her. That lasted 9 months before she...
    EclecticHumanDecoy EclecticHumanDecoy 41-45 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I do hate when I already know that a person is lying to me and when I confront that person they still lie, and that makes me hate them.
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I don't hate it because we have study there. I just hate some people in my school. And of course school didn't teach most important things that life teaches us. I know many people...
    Ramakichi Ramakichi 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I hate fat men who think they are better then me
    worthlessex worthlessex 46-50, F 7 hrs ago

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    I don't even know HOW I feel. I am having a very horrible week....maybe 2 weeks. Maybe more....I had an awful day today and I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown. I want to share...
    howlingtiger howlingtiger 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Never too old to hate on homework :/
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hate the silence when we are together. There's so much we could be talking about right now. There's so much I want to say to him. I don't like always starting the conversation...
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    I cannot express in words how much I hate liars! I've had so much destroyed by liars it's unreal! My whole life is in ruins because of liars! Take the latest example. I found out...
    kitty42812 kitty42812 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I hate coffee but I love it's smell so I make hot chocolate some mornings while everybody else has coffee yuck!
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I hate it when I'm out shopping or somewhere and as soon as my wife goes to try something on or goes to the car girls come up to me trying to flirt and saying how cute my baby is...
    lukey123456789 lukey123456789 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Gross! I really hate perverts! Go get a life old man! You sucks! 👿 you are a piece of **** and really disgusting. I came here just to make friends with u guys not to entertain...
    Shaliwaetfords Shaliwaetfords 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Howdy. Avoid this creep if you hate EP pervs!
    Noloveforyou Noloveforyou 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I truly hate to wear make-up. 1) You don't know what you are putting on your face. 2) Most people don't know how to wear it appropriately. 3) Saves money, even a little bit...
    1976toes 1976toes 36-40, F 27 mins ago

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    Thanks, Taylor. That sounds like a great idea! "Shake It Off" "I stay out too late Got nothing in my brain That's what people say, mmm-mmm That's what people say, mmm-mmm I go on...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    No joke... I hate my school, I hate my teachers, I hate the students! I hate my family! I hate my ****** up lungs I hate my brain! I hate everyone who bully's me I hate the...
    Chocolate29 Chocolate29 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I hate the fact that you've had sex with 4 girls and one of those girls had sex with 15 other people. I hate the fact that you smoke that stupid e cigarette. I hate the fact that...
    ADayToRememberForever ADayToRememberForever 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm just glad I found a place where I can say I HATE HER! I HATE HER!! I HATE HER!! I have never hated anyone in my life but I hate her!! I hate her for the way she treats me & my...
    DAK1969 DAK1969 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 1

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    I hate my life, I hate my age, I hate my hair, I hate my eyes, I hate every body part I have, I hate my past decisions, I hate my current decisions, I hate my family, I hate my...
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I hate my job. I didn't always hate it, but I do now and with a passion. The thing is, I really wanted this job....BAD! When I started here I worked one day a week, four hours...
    gracienglory gracienglory 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I hate my legs. I'm only 18, I have stretch marks, so much hair. They're huge, They're not tight. I can't seem to shave them right. I hate my stomach. It's big, it's pale, it's...
    leboyd leboyd 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    Both of my sisters have ruined my childhood and are still continuing to haunt me every day. The thought of them makes my blood boil and I can't even describe how much I hate hate...
    D2BA D2BA 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 9

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    I can write a novel of how much I hate people and their stupid, lack of knowledge, and zero common sense behaviour! I hate people who think they know everything yet they are so...
    Navia55 Navia55 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate myself the pain and humiliation I caused my parents by marrying outside my religion. I hate myself for for forcing my husband to convert to my religion albeit for show...
    Hbee1980 Hbee1980 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Please excuse my rant as this will be a long story. It was a given...all people lie. There are white lies that are harmless and real lies that can harm. White lies, I can tolerate...
    bittersweethermit bittersweethermit 26-30, F Aug 29

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    I hate the fact that I'm turning into what I hate. I hated pervs and I became one, I hate cheaters yet I became one, I hated mean people yet I became one, and I hate people who...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Aug 29

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