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I Live Inside My Head

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    I Like It In Here.

    Yes, I too live inside my head. I love to read, watch movies, take walks, and just observe life from the safety of my own mind. I generally hate being around people, especially in social situations, because it forces me to live externally and to share some of the...
    bouncyinlowgravity bouncyinlowgravity 18-21 2 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    Withering Away

    I have completely started to wither away. I've always lived inside my head, but now its more intense. I always had a routine and something to keep me grounded in reality, but now I don't. I have my priorities mixed up. The worlds in my head has become more important to me than...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    I really do live in my head I think

    so much half the time I don't hear what people say to me unless I am interested in the conversation which is rare for me but my head is usually quiet unless I'm doubting myself then if rather be in reality.
    AriesNinja AriesNinja 18-21, M Feb 24

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    Trapped In My Mind

    I've been living in my mind for as long as I can remember, it was the only way i could go on. When things got tough, I'd just disappear. I have multiple realities in my mind, each with its own story and characters, it comforts me. I've become reclusive now. I seldom leave home at...
    Here0 Here0 18-21 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    I Have Always Been Like This

    my mind wont let certain things go. i think about things reaching as far back as high school or even earlier. things i wish i would have done or tried because maybe i wouldnt be so lost and lonely right now. i overthink everything and always think of crazy outcomes of things i...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M Apr 5, 2011

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    Have Always Been Different

    If you had been criticized a lot as a child- I think you learn to defend yourself in your head. It is one danger that you have for your children if you are a overly critical parent.
    1Babe 1Babe 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    The Only Way Out Is In

    Reality sucks. The people in reality suck. The only good thing anywhere is in my own mind. There's nice people, who know just the right things to say to bring a smile to my face. But none of them are real. I spend so much time thinking, because there's no way for me to live in a...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F May 5, 2008

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    I Live Inside My Head...

    i live inside my head i just play my music all day and think about whats on my mind, sometimes i often get caught being in my had by my brother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2011

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    Mental Breakdown

    i dont think anyone will get anything out of this its not going to be a story more of just me spazing out about my life i honestly think its counter productive for anyone to even waist there time with this for the chance my view may infect others i am 23 and male i live in...
    NaturalSpringWater NaturalSpringWater 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    wicked1amber wicked1amber 70+, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    Watching The World Through A Television Set

    Maybe I've just come to realize the 'condition' I have now, but from an early age, I've been so content observing the world around me. Whether it's nature, people bickering, or the shades of colors blending naturally with the environment. Later on around middle school, I started...
    branbran626 branbran626 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2012

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    I live in the world I've created inside my

    head. I don't like the life I'm living so I created one with all my fantasies and desires. I didn't think it was a real problem, until I caught myself daydreaming for hours at a time. Daydreaming was and still is my life. I want my fantasy world to be real, I'm in love with it...
    GabrielleAlyssa GabrielleAlyssa 18-21, F Feb 24

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    I Created A Parallyl Universe Inside My Head

    Im not very sociable so I created a totally different world where im still me but ive sorted all my flaws. And im the person who I want to be. If im alone I go inside my world again and I shut off the outside world. I do it alot, like if I want to ignore someone, or if Im feeling...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    Lucky

    I'm one of those people who can easily live inside their heads at any given time. Sometimes I do it randomly, without thinking. My body goes into autopilot, which comes in handy if I'm walking. After a while I realize that I haven't actually been looking at whatever's around me...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2008

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    Process Out-loud

    I get told this a lot. I process, then I process a little more, then I might speak, or I might decide it's not worth sharing, or I still don't have the right words, or I don't want to get into that discussion. I'm especially guilty of this when in an argument. I first have to...
    scorpioBaby scorpioBaby 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Imagination

    I live inside my head just like a lot of people. Fantasy or imagination is always better than reality because you can make anything that you want happen. It's great; I love it. When I'm having a bad day I just think of a story in my head of a happier time and it makes me feel...
    jellybeamers jellybeamers 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    I Don't Know Why

    and I hate it. In my mind I construct my future, my plans, my personality. In my mind, everything works out. In reality, nothing does. I stumble over my own words and generally fail to be who I wish to be.
    Nootropic Nootropic 16-17 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    Let Me Out

    Let me start with, im only doing this because i want to remain anon and maybe sharing my story will finally let me out of this never-ending day-dream of mine. I've never shared my story with anyone, not my close friends, not my family. This is going to be a very long story...
    Easyabc Easyabc 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2013

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    My Feelings.

    My feelings are not hard to hear or ignore. Its not easy to feel but I do all the time. Sometimes its hard and I dont want to feel anything not bad feelings anyway. But thats all I do all day long. Feeling sad and feeling empty.
    Victory3 Victory3 26-30 Oct 10, 2012

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    My Own Little Worlds

    I spend the majority of every day in my head. Sometimes I map things which happen in the real world to be my little fantasy worlds. I always have a few of them at any given time. Some are completely fabricated, with my own characters and environment. Sometimes I use worlds and...
    Pandamine Pandamine 22-25, F 3 Responses May 24, 2011

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    My Escape

    In reality I feel alone and I suffer in silence. I don't like to talk about what's bothering me. I don't like to let anyone in. This is the reason I live in my head. In my head I have no problems and I see myself exactly how I want to be. I get to live in a fantasy world, made up...
    jellybeamers jellybeamers 16-17, F May 28, 2013

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    In Here ..

    In Here (My mind) the world is beautiful: sometimes warm, sometimes cold, sometimes in between. In Here the world doesn't twist my insides out of my body, the world doesn't hurt me. In Here, the world is calm and there's no pressure to be anything but myself. In Here, the...
    BlueIncarnated BlueIncarnated 18-21, F Dec 19, 2009

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    A Survival Mechanism And An Emotional Handicap

    At a young age, I learned to live inside my head. My own emotions and thoughts had to be kept within. To survive my environment, I learned to read others to know how to think and feel. Then I would act according to those readings. I learned to hide my emotions well. Though...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    I'm Happier In Here...i Think

    I literally live inside my head. I don't know whether I am a maladaptive daydreamer or constantly in depressive rumination, but I can't stop thinking. It seems to get in the way of living. I'm scared and hurt by the littlest of things, making me extremely neurotic and sensitive...
    yellowgirlforever yellowgirlforever 18-21, F Aug 18, 2012

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    Theres Possibly Something Wrong With Me

    i guess you can say i'm not "normal". i use that term loosely because i don't know who i am. i'm 19 years old. 20 in september. no income. no high school education. i took my GED test in june and passed every single subject except math, which is my worst subject. my...
    kbox kbox 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    How Do I Live Inside My Head?

    i want to live inside my head to be in my own world because i am a loner...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2011

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    25 To Life

    My story is quite a long one, so I wouldn't blame you for pressing the back button now. Like all of you I too am trapped inside my head. I wasn't always like this, I used to be as awesome as a person as I thought I could be. My ruminations take me back to elementary school were I...
    Nightmare0 Nightmare0 18-21, M Mar 24, 2013

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    Wonderland

    I'm so tired of facing reality. I've created a world inside my head and I'm always happy there. I'd rather stay there for the rest of my life than experience real things and hurt and being lied to.
    KeepQuietNow KeepQuietNow 13-15 May 21, 2013

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    And I Hate It So Much

    I have relationships in my head I have friendships in my head I rehearse what I'm going to say to people in my head...and then never say it I make up stories in my head and they never get out I live in my head...and I hate it :(    
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    I'm 16 And I Want Out.

    I never knew that so many people shared the same problem as me. I'm 16 and I now KNOW that I live in my head. I'm constantly thinking. CONSTANTLY. I never stop. I have been this way since I was little. I can never just let go. I just can't. I talk to myself a lot. I make up...
    SusieJett SusieJett 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    It Has To Stop

    I do live inside of my head. Way too much. I'm sick of not being able to enjoy reality, life, and the moment because I'm too deeply trapped inside of my own thoughts. Thinking too much and then stepping outside of my head triggers panic attacks, and I'm sick of those, too...
    idsjester idsjester 16-17 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    I Live Inside My Head

    I'm sure I could be labeled as antisocial at least a little bit, well maybe a pinch more than a little bit. It's not that I don't like people, I truly do! It's just that I like to watch the world from the inside of my head. I can go to a party, stand with one or two friends, and...
    Neighborbob Neighborbob 21-25, M 3 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    Lost. That is what I constantly feel. Everybody tells me that I should just die or kill myself, but why is it that when I try they always stop me. I cut. I love the constant...
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    oslo1967 oslo1967 46-50 Mar 29

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    Tricke1983 Tricke1983 31-35, F Apr 5

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    jayne2468 jayne2468 46-50, F Apr 2

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    I don't know how others feel about this but here goes nothing. The Dream world, is a place where we all can be our true self's. We build mountains, canyons, city's, and much more...
    skydarkblu skydarkblu 16-17 1 Response Apr 15

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    Am going to live in the mountains, in Colorado. Have lived compently off grid before, and have lived in the mountains for 3 months before. This time it will be a perment move, to...
    NocturnalJoe NocturnalJoe 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29

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