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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 18-21, F Nov 30, 2010

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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...
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2011

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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...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 23, 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...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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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. ...
    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...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 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...
    anttang anttang 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2013

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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...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ Apr 11, 2010

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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...
    deschanel deschanel 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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    I am a new mom in a new city. I have a 4m/o and am not sure how to find new friends...A lot of new moms are considerably older than me, sure there's a contingent of mothers my age...
    Caseymae Caseymae 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm a very awkward person. When I'm in a big group of people that I don't know very well and I'm by myself, I panic. I cry. I just want to hide. I feel like a little girl again who...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    People my age are only focused on partying and over here tryna keep my grades up and focus on my future.
    lexix0 lexix0 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    So here it is, not making an eye contact is like i feel really shy or something like my body shivers a bit whn someone's staring at me. I don't knw y it is happening and happens...
    MudassirAkhtar MudassirAkhtar 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    My eyesight is so bad that I have to wear strong contacts and strong glasses both together to see anything. Without the contacts, my spare glasses are like double Coke bottles. I...
    cuddlyclaire cuddlyclaire 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have trouble expressing myself. I have trouble thinking of putting my feelings and thoughts into words and sentences and it's been a huge drag on my confidence. I feel like I can...
    asian327 asian327 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Instead of saying "I love you and I'm sorry we fought this morning and all i want to do is talk to you and make some contact", I say "You left before we could finish arranging this...
    Empresss Empresss 26-30 1 Response Apr 1

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    I love looking into people's eyes it's amazing. I is also i good way of connecting and showing condifence.
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I know the eye color or phenomenon of central heterochromia in itself isn't as rare as some other eye colors but I never have met anyone with such an intense pattern in their eyes...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    When I usually talk to girls their first thing that catches their attention is my greenish blue eyes specially due to the rarity of them in the are where I live I love my eyes...
    javies99 javies99 13-15, M Mar 19

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    I have a music exam tomorrow and I can't even seem to motivate myself to study for it. I used to be motivated but with recent events I'm just not all there mentally.
    imlostinthis imlostinthis 22-25, M Mar 24

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    Please don't hate me for loving too much, for needing you so much. I am sorry that my hearts got so entwined in you that my soul can never let go. I have tried everything even...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Truthfully, I am never mad. The only emotion I seem to feel other than happiness and love is sadness. For some reason, I have gotten a lot more callous and sad all the same. I...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Never knew there was anyone like me out there. My boyfriend is a very hard worker. While he is at work he works very hard. Problem seems to be that he lets everything that others...
    geminigurl595 geminigurl595 41-45, F Apr 9

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    My eyes are two different colors of green. I don't like it that much because it makes me stand out more which makes me uncomfortable. If that even makes sense haha. When I get...
    daniefaye32346 daniefaye32346 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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    A few years back, I was being bullied(seriously bullied and I am still trying to get over it) by a mutual friend of my childhood friend. You see, this childhood friend of mine did...
    XxApplenexX XxApplenexX 13-15, F Mar 23

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    I really like women when they dress sexy with yoga pants and tight shirt with a cleavage or ether with a mini skirt or tight jeans and with a cleavage also and when they look at...
    2komfort 2komfort 41-45, M Apr 4

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    Is it me or looking at people make you feel nervous
    blueplasma blueplasma 13-15, M 12 hrs ago

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    I guess it's because I was told not for so long and now I can't. When I was little it was always don't tell anyone what goes on at home not even your closest friends. If I did tell...
    silence13 silence13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    We got along, we laughed, we kissed, we were weird together. 4 months are now all just a memory. Why did u stop talking to me? That's all I wanna know...
    Laraamani Laraamani 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I realized I deserve so much better when things started to change between me and my boyfriend. I know he doesn't love me anymore but he's having a hard time to tell me. His actions...
    nikeeerl nikeeerl 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 2

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    I can only talk to a select few people about how I really feel. Even with them, it's taken me awhile to be able to open up.
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I'm fine- and I keep telling myself that :(
    calmj calmj 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Honestly, I telling myself I am the friendly, kind person. But sometimes people can make me angry and I cannot forget them anymore. Anytime I saw them will remind how bad they did...
    Aforeign Aforeign 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I truly want to tell others how I feel, but lack courage to do so. I know it's me and that I shouldn't care about what others think of me and yet I still do. Self-confidence is...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I didn't sleep at all last night. I still can't sleep. I keep thinking about my daughter, and I cried all night, I feel so tired, but she is not here with us any more. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I can't sleep at night. My mind is so troubling sometimes. My heart feels so heavy and I am afraid to get those nightmares again. I didn't sleep until it was 5:00am I think. Just...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I gain something and hold you so close to my heart... I cannot let you do. I try my best to keep my emotions in check but to let someone go... It is so very difficult.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    It's difficult. Girls are so easy to understand but I always screw up any kind of relationships with guys
    thesassiestamerican thesassiestamerican 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I was diagnosed with Schiztotypal Disorder in 2011 and ever since then things have begun to be understandable yet difficult. It explained why I feel detached and disconnected from...
    m4ch1n3121 m4ch1n3121 22-25, M Mar 21

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    Well I'm not sure but I think my crush might like me back. Awhile back, we were friends but we couldn't talk much without it being awkward but now we get talk alot since he sits...
    KoitiKat KoitiKat 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Really, I wrote this because I wanted to find people out there who also have partners with autism but whenever I search things I only ever find negative stuff. Like they had to get...
    CherrypopCheer CherrypopCheer 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I live in a house with 4 other people about the same age as me. (I've been living here now for about 6 or 7 months) When I come home from work, I walk straight to my room and stay...
    JustMsDanni JustMsDanni 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    This connection was totally different. I haven't had this feeling in such a long time. Background: He isn't a complete stranger. He has come by here and there and I usually help...
    analyzing analyzing 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have one very serious allergy to Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) which is a mordent found in dye. Most people are at risk of developing this allergy, it's an exposure allergy and the...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F Mar 26

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    They can help me read body language. But that's rare. I hardly ever make eye contact and even if I do it's brief. People who look into my eyes typically expect me to them something...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    hi every one, i was so desperate that i decided to share my story here with u,tnx for reading. i am 24 ,married.my husband was my classmate n we married after we" fell in love...
    fereni fereni 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Is there any Socially Anxious people out there who want to try out, eye contact exposure with me over Cam. Im tired of wishing and waiting for miracles and want to take action. I...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm 23 years old and currently engaged to a man of 4 years. I work as a nursing assistant in a group home, and there is this sexy, tall, dark n handsome nurse who is 39. I've been...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Rather awkward when you accidentally make eye contact with someone
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 22