I Hide Away From People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 341 People

    I Seem to Go Through Phases...

    ...and this is a definite "hiding from people" phase. I have become extremely shy, to the point where it makes me feel dizzy thinking about speaking up in class, or striking up a conversation with someone I don't already know and trust. It has to do with a lot of...
    celticflame celticflame
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 6, 2008

    My house is basically in the middle of nowhere

    the only thing thats around is a pretty small town with all the basic things like a grocery store gas stations and the sort. I love it because it's surrounded by pretty dense trees and theres a very nice river not too far away.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 1, 2015

    Looking Through a 15.6 Window

    I settle in a room , thinking where , what and whom   It seems so prolonged that there's nothing, no song   pages flying by, as I'm blinking mine eyes , just when do I stop? Just when Do I try? pushing at this and i"m pulling at that, while sitting and...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 22, 2009

    A Lot of the Time I Just Need Some Me Time

    Work is full on, from as soon as I step out of the car the kids are on at me straight away. I teach 6 lessons a day, sometimes 5, I have break duty once a week and lunch duty once a week, but if I'm not hiding out in my classroom then Im automatically on call. I teach secondary...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2008

    I Have Gotten Used to Being By Myself

    It mostly started in Middle school. Before then I always had one friend that was like my best friend that I always hanged out with. Later on those friends moved, got extremely popular in school and got new friends. I was never a popular kid, always annoying and never liked to...
    Iame Iame
    18-21, M
    Jul 8, 2008

    Stuck By Myself

    I enjoy my own company.  I wish others did.  Did you know that on a daily basis I go to work and am ignored by everyone.  The other day I  had a co-worker going on and on about a stain on her shirt and my enemy co-worker was with her talking to her about it...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 18, 2009

    Hide Away From People

    I don't now where to begin really I supposes it all started at school, where I was bullied really bad.   Since then I don't trust people who ever it is.
    22-25, M
    Sep 8, 2007

    Currently Am....

    I am currently hiding from a few people, its not because I don't want to talk to them or anything like that, its just, I can't handle things right now. I can't take the stress, I can't handle things right now. I feel weak, and for that, I am really sorry, but I just can't take it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 16, 2009

    I Hide Away From People

    i dont have a life , i live in my head, away in my room. The real world frightens me .I live in the past , with all my past in my head. I cant see a future for me, i have no life, im slipping away it is bad. I have hid away from life for so long. I have been confused, suffered...
    defoekeane defoekeane
    36-40, M
    Aug 15, 2013

    I Just Want To Be Left Alone

    I find it really hard to do anything apart from eating and watching TV. Getting dressed, going to work, talking to people, just everything is so hard. I'm really good at putting on a front and doing what I have to to live but I only really feel comfortable when i'm at home alone...
    Daliants Daliants
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    Feel Like a Failure

    I don't think I have always been someone who hides.  I read this experience and realize that I am in this group.  I really didn't see it.  I think it started the past 3 years.  I do believe it is because I am somehow ashamed.  I take on every fault that...
    1Babe 1Babe
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 14, 2009

    You Could Say I'm A Shut-in..

    For all my life, I've been scared of people. I'm really sensitive to sound and light, so if I hear someone walking or my house is making some weird noises, I usually hide. I get adrenaline rushes from that sort of thing, so I get really hyper. I've hidden in the craziest places...
    SubZero18 SubZero18
    18-21, F
    Apr 30, 2012

    It Started With Jolene

    I had a 'friend' in elementary school who one day was my best friend, and the next was my worst enemy.  Since then, I have had several reinforcing experiences, and have learned to keep to myself.  It sucks though sometimes when I look around me and realize that I'm...
    car77fb car77fb
    26-30, F
    Oct 2, 2007

    His back... His coming back to England

    and I don't know what to do... He messaged me today out of the blue... My heart can't stop beating so fast what do i do... He blackmails me I have to walk past him everyday... Do I ignore him or be friendly?
    sabzzzz sabzzzz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    10 Feet By 13

    That's about the size of my bed room. It seems a little bit smaller then it actually is because I have my bed, dresser, and a huge mess. This is were I hide when things go wrong. When my mother is pissed, my little brother is irritable or my step dad is in a screaming mood. I...
    hurts2much hurts2much
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2010

    Love V's Exotic Dancing

    I fear rejection from people - all people, even the girl at the checkout.  Don't ask me why - I have absolutely nothing to be afraid of and so many reasons to feel accepted and confident.  Sometimes(actually all the time recently) I've been hiding myself away at home...
    foxl foxl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2009

    I hide away from the rest of the world out of a

    fear of rejection... Nobody knows the real me
    alicelt alicelt
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    I Used To Hide In Things As A Kid

    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jul 31, 2011

    All the Time. ...

    All the time. I am shy still even though I am 57. {Is there hope for me yet??}
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    Jul 8, 2008


    Ask me not- to come out of this cocoon Ask me not- to to leave this bed and the ball i have curled myself into, the blankets the warmth the safety Ask me not- to dry these tears; at least here someone might have a clue that something is wrong and either stay away or be of some...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2008

    Quick!! Before They All See Me.....

    I just want to run away. I am struggling at the moment with something that is overwhelming me. I wish I could go off to a different place and lay on a bed of beautiful linens and tons of pillows to waste the day away, all alone, and with no one else around me. Just give me a bit...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2009

    Not Always Though

    i dont always hide from them. im just not that socially inclined. im a n introvert and would really prefer to stay at home than to party my *** out. and happy that way. id rather cuddle up with pillows and read a nice book or eat a bunch of popcorn while watching a romantic...
    chelleychelles chelleychelles
    18-21, F
    Jul 18, 2008

    A True Agorophobic

    I'm 38yrs.old.I've been taking Meds since I was 12.Currently I take 7 different Meds.Effexor,Buspar,Xanax,T3,Ranitidine,Prevacid and Trazodone.This Isn't to allow me to go outdoors.This is to keep me from Shoving a Knife Through my Ear.In this Respect,they have...
    InkedMike InkedMike
    36-40, M
    10 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    I Haven'T Left My Room Since Friday Night.

    This may sound stupid, but I have. I don't want to be sucked into drama and issues with people. I choose to be alone than around people who will hurt me. I haven't eaten since Thursday night, and no one asks whats wrong or where I'm at. Not that I'm shocked because I'm so...
    xxxalonexxx xxxalonexxx
    16-17, F
    Aug 4, 2013

    Need A Break From People

    I hate it. I feel like when I don't have weed, money, drugs, *******, or anything interesting to do or entertain my friends, they all end up realizing they don't want to hang out with me anymore. I'm absolutely annoyed with this. I feel like when I have a ton of work to do and...
    jgilbeyy jgilbeyy
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    I don't want people to see me

    for the terrible person I am.
    Peeshder Peeshder
    22-25, M
    Jul 15, 2014

    My Safe Haven!!!

    For the last two years, I being having a problem leaving my home or deal with people. I can't deal with people at this time. I panic when i am in a crowd, or when someone comes to my home. I am married and my husband has friends who stop by. It is so hard to control my painc when...
    sun23shine sun23shine
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2012

    All By Myself...

    I am the baby of three with two older brothers, by quite a few years.  My parents were, at the time, alcoholics, and spent most of their time in the kitchen, drinking and watching t.v after my dad got home from work.  My brothers already had social lives and were not...
    vampireheart vampireheart
    31-35, T
    1 Response Jul 15, 2008


    It's pretty easy to guess an introvert with agoraphobia and social anxiety hides away from people :) I work hard to fight these urges, but sometimes the anxiety levels become too high and I hide. I hide in my house by not answering the door, phone, texts or emails. My...
    deleted deleted
    11 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    I have always being shy

    and lonley. I always hide and keep my feelings inside. People always jugde me as "the chubby girl who nobody cares about" I saved my hair long just so nobody could see my face. Some people even call me "seattles shy girl" I just want a bff and a boyfriend and a life. But i am to...
    Zero000000 Zero000000
    16-17, F
    Mar 1, 2014
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