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I Have Trouble Making Eye Contact

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Biggest Fear..

    is to look directly into someone else's eyes
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Nov 30, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    so I have a pretty great life. I suck at this whole sharing and writing my problems but My Mom is giving me a choice. It is August and school is gonna start so i have to think...
    penelopenguyen penelopenguyen 18-21, F Aug 13

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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 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    I think eye contact is important, it just annoys me when im talking to someone and their eyes are not focused, i feel like they're not taking in what im saying, when I do get eye...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Went out on a "date" with this guy. It actually went well, and it seems we like each other at least. However, I felt my eye contact was a little intense that night. When I've...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F Aug 19

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Over the past couple of years I have had difficulty falling asleep. It seems that I cannot cross the threshold between being awake and being asleep. I lose concentration and as...
    kwestion999 kwestion999 51-55, M Aug 17

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    My eye eyes are dark brown but in dim light it will turn like light red but I was born with light brown eyes also the outline of my eyes are navy blue and I have hazel specks in...
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Aug 3

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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 7 hrs ago

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    Any suggestions? I sometimes suffer from insomnia...does anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with it...?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Funs of autism. Whether it's my own, or other people, I just don't get it. I have depression and anxiety anyway, so that makes it harder. All I know is a good feeling, or a bad...
    xPrincessLovellx xPrincessLovellx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I find it really difficult to hold a deep and meaningful conversation with family, my partner and friends. I'm not great at articulating my words, therefore when I try to talk...
    Lee2604 Lee2604 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    Blue/green isn't really weird, but I think it'd be cool if we naturally had more colorful eyes.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Aug 3

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    Was Born With Colored Eyes.👀🌈
    PincheeTonii PincheeTonii 13-15, M Aug 9

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    Are there obvious signs that a girl is interested in me (a girl)? Maybe I'm a total ignorant or just too shy ...
    JuliaMP JuliaMP 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    im like really really sensitive. someone once commented on my book that I posted on this website and they said I spelled a word wrong and I deleted it straight away. I cant handle...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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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 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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 hate making eye contact with someone really hot. Cause it's just sooo awkward. Like omg. Don't stare plz.
    xxsamelovexx xxsamelovexx 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I live on a small island everyone is related I come from the largest families on this island but I seem to have trouble making friends I'm always considered the lame, the loner, or...
    alymo1 alymo1 16-17, F Aug 4

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    I am afraid to start a conversation with a woman and approach them! I was bullied my entire years growing up, relentlessly, backstabbed, and had a really hard time making friends...
    PapercutLP48 PapercutLP48 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    @CraigTravel @GaryGambleonair @rmountaineer #ctrocky can't say more than enough concerning the on board hosts, foods high quality & satisfaction of this educate journeySeveral...
    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    've met this wonderful young man two years ago. He's tall, has the body of a gladiator and the face of a Greek god. His blue eyes, sunny smile and his hair as blond as a wheat...
    CrackedPorcelainDoll CrackedPorcelainDoll 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    Entry # 1 Hello All :), Here is my attempt to record my progress toward becoming anxiety free. Ive been a shy person way before I could even comprehend what shy was. A shy...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    'Annoying' is an understatement for this boy. I seriously do not know what has gotten into him. It is like something in the air hit him, like a virus. I HATE the way puberty...
    TheFrozenOne TheFrozenOne 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    But I'll spend my time writing about the one sided love story, while you figure out where you stand. I'll spend every waking hour, telling people about how much you made me feel...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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