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I Shut People Out

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    - Shutting people out is easier

    than letting them in. - I push people away without realising. - Running away is easier then facing problems. - I avoid getting close to people. - I never get excited because excitement only leads to disappointment. - Love being on my own. - Love being independent...
    JustAGirl96 JustAGirl96 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I don't trust anyone

    and never will. I've been kicked around my entire life. I don't let people in therefore nobody can ever walk out. So I keep myself locked up as right as I can.
    Andyb1ack Andyb1ack 18-21, F Oct 4, 2014

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    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    And I'll never speak with you again.

    Or look at you. Or feel anything for you. You've lost me. In your search to heal yourself you unconsciously injured another. Thankfully I'm strong. Only a few ruffled feathers. I will grow past this quickly. But you will have to wallow in your torment.alone but haunted...
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    When I am really depressed.

    I shut people out. When I am really sad. I shut people out. When I am really scared. I shut people out. When I am really afraid I shut people out When I am really hurt I shut people out. When I am really triggered I shut people out When I am really ****** up I shut people out
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 3

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    Walls.

    i just can't let people get into me. i can love them for a while when they do, but then i kick them out eventually. i am living a twisted self fulfilling prophecy. that no one will actually love me and if someone thinks or pretends that they can, i just think they're stupid and i...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2010

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    Why are people so quick to assume.

    U should ask and learn of a persons situation before runnin their mouth to others especially at work. This putts a person in hot water or pigeon holes them into a certain type of person that they are not.
    ridge76 ridge76 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    I think at first I built up these walls to see

    who cared enough about me to try to knock them down. But now, because I got so used to have them up I block people out, I don't let people get close.
    SecondAndSebring SecondAndSebring 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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    I have the most smartass attitude

    and I am cold, and confronting, I don't let people in, I don't know when this started (I am 13)people see me as something 'dangerous' and 'not to be messed with' people think I'm gonna hurt them, but I wouldn't ever, but I want it to stop😩😞
    sarahodonnell sarahodonnell 13-15, F Nov 4, 2014

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    Can't Talk.

    I can't help but shut everyone out. I can't talk to anyone about anything really anymore. People try and get me to talk to them and I just completly push them away even when I don't want to. I guess I'm scared in a way about telling people things but it's too hard.
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2011

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    I've been a doormat in all my relationships I

    was hurt so bad I can never trust another girl again
    ash18bmth ash18bmth 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    If you come out of the blue trying to "help me"

    I am going to shut you out and try to get off the topic depending on your profile and what I think of you. I don't like pity and people who only come here to help me I can handle myself i just need to vent anonymously is that bad?
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    Senselessly.

    I have this sweet online friend from qatar who always calls me intermittently to find out how i am doing. i don't know why. i push him away all the time and over the phone i express such disinterest to talk to him. he is actually like a father figure for me (older and nurturing...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2010

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    Run, Burn, Rinse, Repeat.

    It’s been a while. My minds been shifting into overdrive day in day out, refuses to collapse under any given circumstance. It drains me, emotionally and mentally. Yet shows no falter in my physicality, my smiles. I wonder if it’s simply a coincidence, the...
    lovelessandless lovelessandless 18-21 1 Response Jul 26, 2010

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    It's hard to be the bad guy.

    I don't like being the bad guy; I always try to be the good guy. But there comes a time when you have to choose between standing up for for yourself and being a doormat for other people. For a long, long time, I chose to be the doormat. Why? Simple- It's the easiest thing...
    Markyh Markyh 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    When I'm not in such good shape I really take time to admire the kind people out there that try to turn ur situation around for the better- because it inspires me to do the same...
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    I don't know how long you thought I would hold on. I don't know how you would think that once or twice every 2 months would keep me from asking the inevitable question about a time...
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    I shut people out when I get hurt..
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    Being judged? hate it more than almost anything but I'm learning that if they're so judgemental and bold enough to keep saying it your face, you need to do the same! And not fight...
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    I do. I really do because I don't know what else to do. but I know it makes things worse its just hard not to shut down
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    Is there anyone else out there like me? I've been hurt so many times by people who are supposed to love me (my parents, siblings, and husband especially) that finally after so long...
    LongingForLove777 LongingForLove777 26-30, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I want you to know its the right thing Deep within my hearted souled passions a the desire The desire to let you know that it IS NOT OKAY Not okay to let me die Because your tongue...
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    DCYDDON DCYDDON 18-21 7 Responses Aug 23

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    For good reasons, who doesn't..
    WildCardd2 WildCardd2 22-25, M Aug 23

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    This is very true for me. Do you agree?
    StubbornTiger StubbornTiger 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    I may not be true to this. have you ever been around someone who talks non stop? and they end every sentence with, ya know what I mean? ugh!!! we hired this new guy at work last...
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    Omg when people are so stupid it hurts your brain... Please please please go educate yourself like I understand some people have learning difficulties and that's fine I'm not...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Like family. Me cant do much but focus on free and hope pals are better than family.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 18

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    And now you are just another brick in the wall.
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    Bible believes are a danger to this earth, religion is a moral concept a coping technique no more than the idea of tranquility
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