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I Shut People Out

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    This year been the year I be shutting people

    out of my life including family. I don't want anythin to do with family that only wants to take advantage of me, would not help me during hard times but will help others. There was an event happen earlier this year a family member was not doing well. I decided I will visit...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Dec 21, 2013

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 Dec 10, 2013

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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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    **** people, get a dog, they won't hurt you.
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    It's become so easy to disappear and stop answering the phone.
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    Bad people. I don't need nor want people bringing me down with their negative thinking.
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    And yet.... I never get any back. I'm pretty sure I am to much of a people pleaser!
    Fallen80Angel Fallen80Angel 31-35, F Mar 20

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    I'd rather have absolutely no one in my life than have people in my life who don't care about me.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ 1 Response 5 days ago

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    If I think someone is coming too close to seeing my dark side, and really getting to know me, I push them away.
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    Unintentionally...social anxiety's a b*tch 😞
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    I've always thought I was a pretty okay guy. A cut above average. But maybe that isn't so true after all. I made the choices that got me to where I am today. I had an awesome...
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    ~Character Development~ There once was a girl With long, blonde hair And stormy, blue eyes. She was shy, But she laughed Along with her friends. But she was mean; She...
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    I just really wish that someone would understand us... Why do people act so bad about having more than one person in one body? Why can't people understand? Why do people shut us...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F Mar 27

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    It is so hard now a days to trust people. It's hard for me to trust people so much easier to just shut everyone out. Now I'm a loner in the world and sometimes think that I do not...
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    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    There are many people out there who claim to be a Christian or a follower of Christ. What is a Christian or a follower of Christ? My definition of such people are those believers...
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    I wish people were more honest with me. I have more respect for people who just tell it as it is and not lie than people who just tell you what they think you want to hear. I...
    pip34 pip34 31-35, F a week ago

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    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    heyitsmichell heyitsmichell 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    i do so much! i want you guys to know i wont judge you by your past, or your present id love to meet some genuine people who would actually like to talk (i message quite a bit so...
    AbdulRaheem123 AbdulRaheem123 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I appreciate awesome, caring, kindhearted people I swear I never would've thought there are awesome people out there :3 yaaayyyy :D haha
    cindykaatt cindykaatt 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I like to watch and observe people from afar. I don't trust so easily. I like to feel people out first.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I honestly believe that the vast majority of people are good at heart. We all make mistakes or do things without really thinking it through but we don't really want to hurt anyone...
    ChilliDog ChilliDog 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    It's definitely more so the unavailable than don't like me. In this story I'm going to talk about several different guys. I'll mention their name at the beginning of each story...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Excuse me, my Circle. I just have something to say. I am shutting down. I don't know how long it'll take. For me to go back to normal. You want to remove me, go ahead. But...
    BlackRosesTurnBlue BlackRosesTurnBlue 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If I ever found out I would probably regret finding out
    natalie433 natalie433 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    People judge you by your image ..... When you meet someone you don't judge by image you look at personality but some Sticks can't seem to get that through their skinny little heads...
    musicdance814 musicdance814 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I know people do. My friends, my family, and my fellow soldiers. I have heard what they have said, and I only heard two people stand up for me. My mom and my ex girlfriend...
    Langour Langour 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Two years ago I moved and from that moment I gained weight. First I was really shocked when I was at the mall and had to buy size M. S just wouldn't fit me. Every day when I came...
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    CaptainXeno CaptainXeno 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Seriously! This ***** in my english 3 class. Stop bitching and do your ******* work. Nobody cares how much crap you have to catch up on. Now shut your damn mouth. -.-
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Apr 4

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    I'm trying to find God's plan for my life, and let him lead, rather than trying to figure it all out myself, do my own thing, you know. I go to a good university, and am told I'm...
    reluctanthuman reluctanthuman 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I f*cking hate people! I know I'm not a twig. I may not be a hundred pounds, but do you constantly need to throw it in my f'cking face??? I wish I could just scream in their faces...
    sarah81199 sarah81199 13-15, F Apr 8

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    Hey everybody...right here in this class, could you ever so kindly...SHUT THE **** UP. Please and thank you. Sincerely, an annoyed junior with a headache -.-
    EmoSakurachan EmoSakurachan 16-17, F Apr 10

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    Remingu Remingu 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I admire those loud obnoxious people that everyone wishes would shut up. You know, those people who always seem to have a smile on their face, and are very chatty and usually not...
    ladypirate108 ladypirate108 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    The Rabbit Once there was a rabbit. She was curious to meet new friends. She was surrounded by many other animals but she didn't know how to connect with them. She met a few and...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    People are so rude in this world anymore. Especially in school, like don't sit there and talk about me behind my back just because I'm gay. Just because I'm gay doesn't mean I like...
    Adamlrj Adamlrj 16-17, M Mar 21

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    Weird people are fun. I remember I had this roommate back in college who would say things like "Don't you look at me in that tone of voice!" and "You shut your mouth when you...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23