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I Have Trouble Making Eye Contact

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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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    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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    My Biggest Fear..

    is to look directly into someone else's eyes
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    need some intresting people who like talking about everything and anything in my life, seems like lately making more enemies than friends :(
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    Due to my almost introverted nature, making friends is unnecessarily difficult. I'd love to make more friends, but I just don't know how to go about it. I'm far too awkward to hold...
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I somewhat LIKE a boy but I LOVE a different boy... The boy i LIKE makes me feel wanted and that im special... But the boy i LOVE makes my heartbeat fast and gives me butterflies...
    MissCheekyFaced MissCheekyFaced 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I have trouble making eye contact. It's either too much eye contact or too little and I know sometimes it's noticeable and makes it seem awkward. How do I get over this
    jullunety jullunety 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Not sure since when, but I don't like making eye contact with much people. It's very uncomfortable, literally speaking, it's like looking at their souls. I do not want to see their...
    enragedmisfit enragedmisfit 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    When I first met my bf and we started talking I never made eye contact with him because I was still getting to know him and he was cute but now I make eye contact to him so it's...
    pattyricia pattyricia 16-17, F Jul 10

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    I have been told I am fearless and honest. I am sincere, so I make eye contact to assure people of this!
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F Jun 28

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    I can't seem to make eye contact with other women in the office. I feel beneath them, or like I'm not good enough. We all have the same job title and I'm pretty good at my job I...
    LovelyNGa80 LovelyNGa80 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    If someone avoids eye contact whilst talking to me, I'm thinking they find me boring or something
    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    A Short Poem: I have trouble letting go, it's true But I know it's what I have to do... I have to start over, begin anew... Even though I still love you...
    Brokenglassapple Brokenglassapple 16-17, F Jul 9

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    Sometimes I get lucky and find that hottie with a body who manages to find my eyes on them. I love it when it happens because I just have so much to say.... Without actually saying...
    pitabready pitabready 18-21, M Jul 9

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    when i look at people in the eye for a long time during a conversation I feel like they're evaluating me and looking deep inside my thoughts and stuff. then I realize they're...
    englxnd23 englxnd23 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You know I can be labeled as a heartbreaker. I've had only 2 boyfriends who I broke up with for the same reason, yet I find myself to be the apple in multiple eyes internationally...
    thesassiestamerican thesassiestamerican 13-15, M Jul 7

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    No trouble at all. Just ignore the mess! I didn't do S--- for housework today! :P Wow - what a horrible person 😂
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F Jul 13

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    Glasses can be annoying sometimes. Like when you want to lie down to watch a movie.. and then you end up getting them crooked. That's annoying. I hate crooked glasses. And mine are...
    brittanys13 brittanys13 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I still love my ex that I haven't been with for 7 months, I don't know how to move on, I try I just can't .. I remember him:(
    chelsean16 chelsean16 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I think I might be in love with my best friend. We are both girls, and I don't have feelings for any other girls. I have a boyfriend... But my best friend is always there and I...
    LoveYouGuys LoveYouGuys 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    But I'm starting to take things one step at a time. I'm the type who is easily gets attached to people yet having a hard time letting go of something or to someone. I've decided...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I have a very important test on Monday. I have been studying for about a week for it. I just can't concentrate. I take breaks. I don't know what to do to focus on studying. I have...
    PinkBunny012 PinkBunny012 22-25, F Jul 5

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    So i'm having relatives over and that's great and all but my mom doesn't let me go out just to go hang out with my friends. It is so annoying because even when we do not have any...
    loveandfeels55 loveandfeels55 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Sometimes I do. The closer we are, the harder it is. Like I could more easily share my inner self with a complete stranger I don't have the slightest familiarity with, but if I get...
    StokesQuirky StokesQuirky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I used to be really gullible and I trusted people way to easily . I went through things that were difficult and now I can't trust anyone without being paranoid that they're lying...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Its very hard for me to have a good deep sleep.. I think for the past 26 years, I can literally count how many good sleep that I had...one that makes you fresh in the morning..its...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Whether it be harsh words, a guilty conscience or a lost loved one, i just can't seem to let them/it go. The problem with my mind is that it replays the event over and over...
    shesonlyhappyinthesun shesonlyhappyinthesun 22-25, F Jul 15

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    It's 3:07 am right now, and I haven't slept properly in 2 days (almost 3.) I have taken small (30min to 1 hour) naps but not many. Really tired
    Lokilover49 Lokilover49 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    There has to be something wrong every night I wake up at 1, 2 or 3 am. I have no idea why. I'll usually go to bed at 10 pm maybe 11 but out of no where I wake up in the middle of...
    Misunderstood6671 Misunderstood6671 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i've been told my eyes are the coolest color!
    syentafoxy syentafoxy 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    hi there, I've had a problem for a long time. I don't really have common topics with general people. I like to know and talk the knowledges of history, politics, economics, arts...
    chiyu716 chiyu716 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I feel like I'm staring at someone and that I'm being rude, I don't feel comfortable.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Every time I talk to one I try and say something nice/sweet. But it always comes out wrong and in the end I fell like an a**. It's probably the biggest reason I'm single
    stormofarrows stormofarrows 18-21, M Jun 23

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    I stay up until the late hours of the night and when I FINALLLY decide to sleep it takes me another few hours to do so and I fall into a deep deep deep sleep sometimes I'm even...
    Kairagnes Kairagnes 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'm a VERY sensitive person..like, VERY...sometimes it's ridiculous.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm scared to fall in love, I'm scared of it.
    chelsean16 chelsean16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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