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I Have Trouble Making Eye Contact

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    My Biggest Fear..

    is to look directly into someone else's eyes
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F Nov 30, 2010

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    Hiding My Soul

    People say that if they looked into your eyes, they could see your soul. So, I hide my eyes behind my hair in case they see through my mask and realize that I have been faking smiles and happiness all along.
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    But...

    I'm getting better.  I finally recognized my faults and now I'm working on them.  I'm determined to be better.  Must make eye contact with at least five people, each day.  However, I've noticed that when I reach five, I keep going... UPDATE: October 2009 A few...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    Makes Me Feel Awkward

    Awkward and uncomfortable. That's how I feel when I have to look someone in the eyes. I have to consciously force myself to make eye contact....especially when talking to strangers or people I barely know.
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2011

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    I Don't Like It

    I find it kind of awkward at times, it's like people can see into you i guess, plus i don't trust people with my feelings at all. It also makes me feel so self conscious. x
    deschanel deschanel 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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    It Really Makes Me Seem Weird...

    I've always suffered from some degree of social anxiety disorder, but in the recent years, and I'm not sure why, it has lessened in degree. I no longer have instant panic attacks when in groups of people and can function more or less normally in day to day activities. However...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2009

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    Difficulty

    I don't know why, but i find this difficult, for no apparent reason.
    jubeanation jubeanation 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2009

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    I Fear Feeling What They Are Feeling

    I avoid eye contact with people (even my own parents) when they are talking about emotional stuff because the strong emotions (anger/depression/disappointment) that I FEEL from their eyes always make me feel very uncomfortable and trigger similar STRONG emotions in me. Does...
    anttang anttang 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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    Almost Impossible

    Making eye contact is one thing I've always struggled with.  I can't look a person in the eye for more than a few seconds before having to look away.  Somedays I really do try, but I find other people's stares to be absolutely piercing.  I'm not sure what I'm...
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    Can't Stand It.

    i have a problem looking striaght into peoples eyes. it's feels weird. exspecially with like someone i like, or love, like a boyfriend.
    gothicromantic gothicromantic 16-17, F Aug 7, 2009

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    Look Into My Eyes...

    ...look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don't look around my eyes, look into my eyes *click* You're under. Yeah, instead I look all around the room, probably seeming like a right knob as I feign interest in an ordinary light fixture or some other...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ Apr 11, 2010

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    In Another Group Like This...

    I said how I hope to restore my ability to have eye contact.
    XxJamberxX XxJamberxX 18-21, F Feb 20, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I don't know what it is but making friends is so difficult I'm so terrible at making eye contact and have been friendless all my life and I'm in my 11th year of school and I still...
    brodeejade brodeejade 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I actually tend to get along with people instantly, and I've never had trouble finding a topic that all the people involved are interested in. The real Problem comes afterwards. I...
    Afrowolf Afrowolf 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Yep.. I started a new school on Monday and everyone are making friends and talking. And I don't know anyone. As I write this I'm sitting alone at a table while everyone around me...
    natliking natliking 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    When I was younger, I was bullied and made fun of--even by teachers! My mom took me out of school in fourth grade and started to home school me. It was during this year that we...
    HatersGonnaHateMe HatersGonnaHateMe 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    The reason y I can't make friends because , I'm special ed and people think I'm ******* retard and no one wants to be friends with me at school,
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 28

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    I'm not as outspoken and confident as others when it comes to meeting new people. So, when I meet new people I become shy and I'm afraid to go up to them and say something. I feel...
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Can u help me decide? Earlier im about to sign a job contract.. But i remembered i got school and it will conflict with my work sched.. What do u think i shud do? Quit school...
    Chiscuit Chiscuit 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I was walking along a city street in the nation's capital. I was just passing through on a crystal-clear Spring day, enjoying the sun on my face after a cold Winter and a week's...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    Eye contact is important to me. Many of friends find it hard to do, which I don't understand why. It gives me the confidence that they are listening and helps me stay focused on...
    Nad124 Nad124 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I consider myself shy but I enjoy eye contact with people, haha :P
    Tylerwy Tylerwy 13-15, M 11 hrs ago

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    I just finished night shifts and i have trouble going to sleep at night. This has lead me to find this website and hello to whoever else is out there
    1crowdedhour 1crowdedhour 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Sorry not a very good picture of my face lol. But I have dark brown eyes... I think mine are so boring and I wish my eyes were lighter..like almost a golden color. But I do like my...
    bribri590 bribri590 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I have dark brown eyes they look black but in a picture my boyfriend took my eyes looked really bright brown :) I love bright brown eyes
    Kayl1995 Kayl1995 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have dark brown eyes. A photo of me, with my eyeglasses (Fall 2013).
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Really pissed off at my mom right now. I wanted to try to open up to people, and I joined a choir group today. The whole time, my mom was being extremely rude about it, asking when...
    Kenz42 Kenz42 16-17, F Sep 12

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    so it's 7:30 in the ****** mornin, I'm drunk as **** and so very far from sleep... my dark side wants to come out and play.. this is not a good sign.. I can't control it, I can't...
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I got dark skin, hair, and eyes, but my eyes are really dark brown, almost black. I used to be like some of you guys and wanted pretty green or blue eyes, because I always heard...
    Selphira Selphira 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Brown eyes are in my opinion beautiful, these eyes seem to be forgiving. I have dark chocolate brown eyes.
    SydneyGrace7 SydneyGrace7 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I used to HATE my eyes! I wanted surgery to turn them blue actually.. Then I just spent a good while looking at them in the mirror.. Brown eyes are different.. They are really...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    sometimes I get very easily distracted and can't focus on one thing at a time. It's partly due to my insomnia and that I don't let myself get out much unless I have to go somewhere...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I'm currently in prep school because i want to study abroad. The first semester was fine, my grades weren't too good but they let me pass. After a one week vacation I suddenly felt...
    shikinism shikinism 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I have very dark brown eyes, though sometimes I wish I had brighter coloured eyes, but then again I guess it suits me :)
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Today I was at work while there was a meeting of my boss and the boss of the whole organization I work for. It`s a non-profit organization helping people with autism and Asperger...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Brown or blue eyes? I personally love blue.. Sadly I love brown... Yes... I did sharpie in her other blue eye...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    People always state the obvious. "Omg your eyes are so big"... Me: umm wow I know.. Thanks?
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F Sep 7

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    I wish I had light eyes or just lighter features overall. But sometimes I'm okay with the way I look
    pricilagudi pricilagudi 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have very dark brown eyes. Here's my photo of me 3 yrs ago, in Courtenay, BC.
    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I want to end my relationship by sending him a video of Stomach Tied In Knots by SWS and a note saying 'I guess it's over but I'm cool soo.. ✌️' I suck at love. I need to just...
    tiredreally tiredreally 16-17, F Aug 20

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    Every time I open mouth mouth I spout garbled nonsense so quietly that others can't tell if I'm trying to communicate or just crazy. I wish I wasn't so awkward.
    medialahem medialahem 18-21 1 Response Aug 24

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    Nightmares suck, woke up multiple times night.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Aug 29

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    Is there anyone out there having touble expressing their emotions or feelings? I don't know what to do with certain people that i had in my life. they won't talk to me unless i do...
    Geemarie Geemarie 18-21, F Aug 29

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    I am taking a medicine called zolfresh to help me sleep, but the problem is that I become delusional after taking it and sometimes say awkward things on dose that sound very crazy...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Sep 8

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    I'm am in a poor school and I feel like my classes are very slow and it's hard to make friends when everybody around you does not understand the words you use and just treats you...
    Paternator Paternator 13-15, M Aug 25

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    This picture doesn't much justice but it's enough they're green blue with a streak of brown one of them some times goes to all green or all blue
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I'm tired of doing this! why can't i stop even though i really want to!!? i'm doing this to my self even though i don't want to do it! It all started when i was 14, i don't know...
    TheTurtleDove TheTurtleDove 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I have trouble distingushing whether or not my OCD is leading me to believe I am bisexual or not. The direction of my sexual orientation has been a theme in my head for most of my...
    travismumbles travismumbles 36-40, M 3 days ago

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