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I Hate It When People Stare At Me

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    I simply cannot even begin to put my

    unbelievable amount of discomfort into words. Regardless of whether or not you actually are, if I feel you are staring at me I feel an overwhelming desire to dig myself a hole and hide in it.
    RebeccaLouise224 RebeccaLouise224 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    Seriously. It's the most uncomfortable thing in

    the world! And the excuse of well they might think you're attractive is invalid. Glancing occasionally with a smile is flirting. Staring is rude and creepy. Lol
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    ThinIsWin ThinIsWin 13-15, F Jan 9, 2015

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    You catch somebody starin

    and they still staring and you're just like
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    It leaves me off edge,

    it makes me really self conscious unless I'm taking with some of course then it's different. But if you are so bored that you do nothing but sit there and stare at me, and or your interested on what I may be doing and just stare. Don't! It makes me hell break a nervous...
    Cooper802 Cooper802 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2015

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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 me or walk up to me to talk to me...
    SadlySafe SadlySafe 13-15, F Mar 31, 2015

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    Yeah..... that is sooooo creepy.

    It's like no one ever seen an African chick before.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 23, 2015

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    Take A Picture, Why Don't You?

    It always bothers me when people stare at me and I make eye contact. I'm not sure if they're staring at me because they like/hate what I'm wearing, because of my hairstyle, because of my ethnicity -- whatever it is! It's even worse when you look back and they're still staring at...
    dxj5069 dxj5069 18-21, M Mar 10, 2012

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    I really do. But I'm

    such a hypocrite because I absolutely love to stare at people and observe them. But when people stare at me for I become extremely uneasy.
    mkt1129 mkt1129 18-21, F Dec 24, 2014

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    STOP STARING AT ME! Wtf do you want?

    You must want to get slapped the **** out of!! Idc if your 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8 years old! DONT ******* STARE AT ME. I'm srry but I hate that! I really don't care if your a grown woman, grown man, young woman or young man! Get tf away from me, staring like you got something to say...
    Linkson Linkson 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2014

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    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F Apr 6, 2015

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    this is one of my biggest peeves.

    like I hate when I'm just minding my own business and some person feels the need to stare at me. talk about uncomfortable.
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2014

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    I hate when someone continually stares at you

    but they never make the effort to talk to you. Like if you are going to continually stare at me at least make the effort to come up to me and say something, anything at this point. Ugh people frustrate me so much. I just wish I understood what was going on in peoples heads
    sendmetohogwarts sendmetohogwarts 18-21, F May 25, 2015

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    People

    I hate when people look at me in general. That is why I have so much anxiety going anywhere. I always feel like people are looking at me and thinking mean things. Im not good at meeting new people, and I suck at small talk. I hate meeting new poeple bc they stare at me and I feel...
    looklife looklife 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    It just makes me feel

    so awkward. I feel like they're judging me and they're judging me hard. >.> And I feel their thoughts aren't pleasant ones. Then I get all insecure about what I look like....
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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    I just ABSOLUTELY hate it.

    On top of that, I'm Emo and I dress... Uh... Emo-ish I guess? People just ALWAYS STARE and I'm like: 'dude wtf is your problem?'
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25, 2015

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    I Hate It!

    I actually confront people sometimes because I think it's totally rude. If I feel they don't mean it in a bad way but are just curious about something, I speak to them. Sometimes, well most of the time they are shocked. LOL
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 3 Responses May 31, 2013

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    They stare at me like they know me.

    Sure, I wear big men's clothes with skinny jeans and sneakers, but they don't even know me. Before you "assume," you should try the new trend called "ask."
    SweeterThanToblerone SweeterThanToblerone 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2015

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    I just hate it when im walking alone to home

    and people on the street just stares.
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response Jan 17, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    >.>....stop staring

    Ughhh. It really bothers me when people stare. If you have something to say, say it to me instead of giving me looks. Especially when it's some fat old pervert checking me out, disgusting. I don't really mind If it's a nice looking guy as long as his eyes aren't glued on me the...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    Ugh I hate it so much.

    I caught this guy staring at me today, so I figured hey if I stared back maybe he'd look away... Can you believe this guy kept staring? Like noo that's not how it works, you're supposed to look away when I catch you!
    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    I just don't like . Just don't feel right

    and sometime I think I need to pretend to be ok but I am not
    olsen1004 olsen1004 31-35, F Sep 12, 2014

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    I ******* HATE WHEN PEOPLE CHOOSE PRETTY GIRLS

    OVER NICE GIRLS. LIKE WHAT IF THE ***** IS DUMB. People need to wake up. Not every pretty girl is that one. Like come on..
    RainbowGamerSally RainbowGamerSally 13-15, F Sep 18, 2014

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    This really gets on my nerves like literally

    they can't stop staring at me and gazing. I have a kinda of different walk it's due ti the fact that when i was a baby i had a bones illness that affected the way i walk. People keep staring at me when i walk. Most of them thinks that i had brutal sex and that's why i'm walking...
    Jazz155 Jazz155 18-21, F Jul 21, 2015

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    It's awkward I suddenly forget how to walk

    and I can't tell whether they're admiring my attractiveness or staring bcus I'm ugly asf. ­čś│
    RecklessXO96 RecklessXO96 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    I hate it because I can never figure out why.

    They obviously find me fascinating. But, why? Is is positive or negative? When I stare it's usually negative. If it is negative how can I change? Just the other day I stared at this guy because he was intriguing. He had the appearance if a movie star but acted awkward and...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2015

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    I went to dinner with my mom tonight

    and an older gentleman proceeded to stare at my the whole time until I told my mom and she gave him a look then he didn't look at me again. Glad she was there, I just hate going in public because people have staring problems.
    foreversmiling14 foreversmiling14 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    You can glance at me

    but if you're staring at me hard then we have a problem. When people stare at me I feel eyes peeking through my soul and that's uncomfortable. But at the same time it gets annoying when people get mad that you're just glancing at them. They should complain when I'm staring at...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Apr 5, 2015

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    I hate people mean muggin

    that makes me wanna fight. Unless they look like there's a neurological problem or are a kid under 10.
    crookedjay crookedjay 26-30, M 2 Responses May 20, 2014

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    Paranoid.

    It makes me feel so paranoid like they are speaking about me, thinking about me and don't want to be in there thoughts  I'm not good with criticism but when i person stares i feel like every inch is being judged by there evil eyes. I feel disgusted to know that my...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    Like what the jelly beans!

    ! Can't you stare on someone else, your making me nervous.
    Starlight2015 Starlight2015 18-21, F 1 Response May 19, 2015

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    getstrictbimbo234 getstrictbimbo234 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    I absolutely hate when people stare me in my

    face. That's when I act like a stereotype. Don't look me in my face and don't speak. Like can I help you if not look somewhere else. If you think I'm cute say so and keep it moving. If don't like something about my look then look somewhere else.
    JanelBell JanelBell 18-21, F Jan 19, 2015

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    People Make Me Fail When Staring At Me While I Work Because It's Distracting

    This happens all the time when I do something while people stare at me, especially my family (I don't hate them though). I hate it! that's why if no one's around, I always record myself in a video when I do something good. It has always been successful when people never stare at...
    ThelaughingSky ThelaughingSky 18-21, M Sep 7, 2013

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    It'S Ridicilous (From A Guy'S Point Of View)

    I really never understood why other guys does stare at girls like x-ray machines It seems too stupid to me I tried to do it more than once but I just couldn't Every time I am in a situation where I can do it, I just automatically imagine another guy staring at one of my female...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 22-25, M 1 Response May 25, 2013

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    It's like my number one pet peeve is being

    stare at and I don't mean being stare at like as if when someone glances across the room at me or when my girlfriend admires me I mean when I am sitting in class and people are staring at me behind my back and talking about me behind my back and I can almost feel there gazes it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 9, 2015

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    It makes me feel even more self-conscious

    and I try to move away and get their eyes off me.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2015

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    Last week I had to go to my local home

    improvement store. I usually go in the middle of the day to avoid any semblance of a crowd. Thus I had the place mostly to myself - except a few hardy contractors. I went to the sole clerk, who had no line. I avoid those automatic check outs because I invariably mess up and need...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F Nov 9, 2014

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    When people stare it's kind of annoying

    because I don't know if they are staring because they think I'm pretty or if they don't like or they just think I'm weird!
    CGA09 CGA09 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    You do it all because of others.

    You use make-up and all the pretty clothes because you don't want to be judged and you want to be pretty to others so you can be confident.Try going outside without ANY make up on and dress like you feel like and what you really want.You won't be confident and you are not free.So...
    forkinyoureye forkinyoureye 18-21, F Mar 18, 2015

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    When I catch a person staring at me I hold my

    phone up as if I'm taking a picture of them and they give the most worried look ever lolololo. y'all should try it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    Its Like...

    What the hell are you staring at?! Whenever someone stares at me, I start to get self-concious. I always worry if I have something in my nose or teeth or if my liner is smudged and looks stupid. I also think if I have a huge growing pimple or something. That's why I look and walk...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    People looking at me really stresses me out.

    .. whats the problem? Do I have food there? Take a picture, it lasts longer! I was waiting in a the car in a parking lot for my friend to buy something, and a guy who was also waiting in a car near by was staring at me the whole time. It felt like sexual harrassment.
    YesImStillHere YesImStillHere 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2015

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