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I Shut People Out

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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 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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    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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    - 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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    Strike one, I take some time, we're ok. Strike two, I shut you out for a while then we're okay once you've earned my trust. Strike three... You're out biatch!
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    I once had a boyfriend that I dated for 2 years. We broke up for certain reasons. But he wanted to be friends. So we started talking as friends a few months later and then he...
    Dontcare10111 Dontcare10111 18-21, F Apr 4

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    so I finally tell my best friend how I feel in an effort to let her in and what does she do... not give a single ****. she can tweet her new friends all day but not respond to a...
    AutumnCarielle AutumnCarielle 22-25, F Apr 6

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    This is generally the reason I do not let anyone within arm's distance to me, in regards to who I am on the inside. My facade is made up of walls. No outward projection of who I...
    AScarletDream AScarletDream 22-25, T Apr 8

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    my best friend has been making me feel like I don't have a place in her life now that she has a bf & new friends so I decided to end the friendship. idt she did it on purpose but...
    AutumnCarielle AutumnCarielle 22-25, F Apr 4

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    If I feel you're rejecting me, I will reject you first.....
    throwawaychild throwawaychild 46-50, M Apr 10

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    Quicker now. After heart attacks. And too much pain. From moronically abusive bipeds. Who sold their humanity. For power to be jerks.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 11

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    I enjoy freaking people out. With what I say, my secret talents, and my drawings. I always get the same expression and I think it's so funny. My drawings are usually bloody...
    JaxxSIO JaxxSIO 13-15, T Mar 31

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    I have zero tolerance for those who mess me around, or have treated me badly. It's happened far too many times in the past, and I have no time for those people any more. I'll let...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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    Only people that deserve it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes you have to let go of your love :( I did & it's not a good thing it hurts a lot :'( like someone decided to take my heart out :'(
    royallover royallover 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    If you lie to me...I will cut you out of my life. Plain and simple. I don't put up with liars. I'm completely honest with you so why won't you be honest with me?
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Whenever i feel neglected and feel like the other person is not interested in being my friend or my partner.. I cut them out of my life completely without even saying goodbye not...
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sometimes you have to even if you REAAAALLLYY didnt want to snub them off completely, because you know theyre gonna leave anyway so you might grant them their wish a bit sooner to...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 18-21, M Mar 29

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    I remember when I was a child, I said something I should't. I said I sing better than my sister. In turn my father was like...no I think your sister sings better and my mom joined...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    They're even in the House of GOD, meaning church.... From the First Lady of the church to the laymembers are rude all up in my church. What in the world are they going to church...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I see so much pain in people's hearts. Everyone feel out of their own pain the need to cut people out of there lives. I have a hard time dealing with the fact that I can't help...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    To everyone who feels not accepted, don't feel so down. Because usually, the ones who care more and living with a broken heart, you are the ones who will be rejected and hatred...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    This is for all EP subscribers or people just curious, in the past some of my posts have either inspired, interested, or actually helped people out with their own problems and...
    FainofHearts FainofHearts 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Okay, I've already said something about this last year, but I'm gonna say that you people are a bunch of sad pathetic individuals for calling people who've committed suicide...
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 29

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    some people need to get a life stop being so selfish and rude to each other older people who send pictures of their dicks go get a life all the people who are rude and selfish take...
    phoenixprince1 phoenixprince1 13-15, M Apr 9

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    TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. So, my mind is really open minded. I love the galaxy stars and everything. I came up with my own theories. #What if, the UFO's that we see nowadays are...
    Dreii13 Dreii13 16-17 1 Response Apr 3

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    Hello everyone I'm Rachel I'm 17 I'm in a wheelchair since a baby can't walk never will I used to self harm but have been clean for two years now I used to get bullied I move...
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 18-21, F 15 Responses Apr 5

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    If you're a good genuine person then I would accept you no matter what. I would never judge on people looks, but on personality yes. So far I have meet good people out there and I...
    charites0 charites0 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Many times I will find myself drifting off, daydreaming while people watching. Often I am caught doing this while sitting in my car in a parking lot. I would not say that I am...
    farmerfrann farmerfrann 22-25, M Apr 16

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    In my opinion, those who have the confidence to be nude, especially in the presence of others who don't mind it, are some of the most confident people out there. Even if he/she is...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    A little over four months ago I weighed 150 pounds. I'm a shy person as it is but I didn't want my body to be just another thing added to my list of insecurities. So far I've...
    samipee samipee 18-21, F 26 Responses Apr 15

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    I don't call it art........... I call it a plan.. I got into it because I love spaceships and new vehicles and new ideas, I was sick of cars and how they all look the same. Now I...
    Denzebarrrn Denzebarrrn 18-21, M 4 hrs ago