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I Shut People Out

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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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    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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    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

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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.
    Azuleyes Azuleyes 13-15, F Oct 4

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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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    There's these kids at my church

    who try to be my buddies just so they can rope me into joining the church youth group and getting baptized. (Most of you know I am atheist) (a secret atheist to be specific) they may be nice enough people but I know they just try to friend me to try and reel me in. Like a fish...
    Markiplierfan Markiplierfan 16-17, F Apr 27

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    Normally, I am tolerant & forgiving of people's mistakes; it depends what they have done to me. If they make a simple error or accident, then it is no big deal; however, if they...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M Oct 9

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    I always try and learn from my experiences! And I'm proud of how far I have come and how many things I've had to go through at such a young age! I am very aware of things now in...
    AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR AnOtHaJaZzYDrEaMeR 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Many times I get the impression people here are actually writing to their loved ones. To the ones they lost. Anyway... sometimes it is important for us to protect ourselves, right...
    Ankokushin Ankokushin 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Dear Friend - I wish I could say this to your face, but I'm really hurt by the way you treated me.... And I think I'm done. I've been helpful and friendly every time you've...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    No reason to keep someone around that makes me suffer, actual betrayal.. not 'you look weird in that hat' kinda hurt because you love that hat lol
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    Any Indian is there...?I am feeling lonely...
    afzalhu afzalhu 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Always manage to if I want to, keeps people away without directly saying to their faces "HEY F*** OFF". And it also gives you a good laugh, especially if they intrude on your...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 1 Response Oct 8

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    http://self-love-u.blogspot.com/2013/02/100-traits-of-toxic-person.html
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Choices - chances - changes... I must make a choice to take a chance, or else my life will never change.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I've somehow become so good at shutting people out, never letting anyone see the real me, that I don't even know who she is anymore.
    Calsi704 Calsi704 18-21, F Oct 8

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    I hate people. I don't want to work with them nor do I like to talk to them like some people who like to talk to anybody and everybody about anything. And when I try to make...
    Princessinmind Princessinmind 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I found out how much I've isolated myself from others due to my recent issues where my partner of 6 years moved out im not sure if we can work things out he tells me we can but it...
    heather81 heather81 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    My boyfriends parents don't like me. How do I know that ? They used to tell me all the time that they love me and they were always checking on me to see how I am.. Well recently...
    sophiajuststop sophiajuststop 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    The mood was expectantly somber as I walked into the lobby of the funeral home. I nodded silently to my long time friend and Battalion Chief Larry. We’d come to pay our last...
    Adventurousattimes Adventurousattimes 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I honestly don't see how anyone can judge anyone by the colour of their skin. It's PATHETICALLY stupid that people will treat someone else different just because of something they...
    xCherryCola xCherryCola 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes I do believe that there are still sweet and caring people here on Ep. Sure there are some not so nice people here but the good amazing people outweigh the not so nice people.
    SouthernBella89 SouthernBella89 22-25, F a week ago

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    I really just don't know anymore because at school I am ignored as much as possible but today I was complimented as one of the most beautiful people he had ever seen by a member of...
    snowunderthestars snowunderthestars 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    There are some good people out there. Just wondering why there are so many idiots out there...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 24

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    Yep, here I go again. Just like in high school but probably worse this time because I have no one to force me to eat or to go to class or practice. It's just me now. Which really...
    looee looee 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I don't want being rich to change who it am as a person. I mean, I'm okay with having a nice house. I will use it to be hospitable because I love doing that. I love helping people...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F Oct 9

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    Well I'm not really removing people out of my life they've already been removed
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I know how to knock people out with one hit using pressure points.
    traebramlett traebramlett 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So about 2 days ago now, I literally thought I was diabetic. I was scared and freaked out because I am fairly big and I do eat quite a lot, obviously. I ruled that out because I...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M Sep 23

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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lol I sound like my friend. I'm actually starting to hate old people. Don't get me wrong, I like some of them. I really loved my grandfather and his friends. They played a major...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Since my friend and I found her neighbour dead at the top of the stairs in his home, I have found that I now smell the same smell of death that I smelt at his house on other people...
    woggledogdog woggledogdog 51-55, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The more time I am alone, the more I realize some things. You'd think I'd tell myself this relationship was no good for me, but I'm not. The reason why we are struggling is obvious...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I hate people that are so stupid they literally suck the life out of everyone by taking themselves too f***ing seriously. I hate people who do not understand sarcasm even when it's...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 30

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    I know I do... My family did not serve in just about every branch of the military for you not to... My family did not Go to WAR, for you to sit down and not do this. SO.. there for...
    Dominatrixwife Dominatrixwife 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    People who are stuck in this "I'm so country" phase Uppity sheltered private schoolers Trust fund babies Fundamentalist Christians High school outcast mobs The fat woman with...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I am so overwhelmed and am shutting down. I don't even know where to begin... My family is very dysfunctional with severe enmeshment and co-dependency issues, which is why I...
    VegasOnyxxx VegasOnyxxx 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I hate it. They will ask - who is this, why did he do that, those people have no shame. Then they will start judging the character pretty fast, without knowing the background. Then...
    LordLucas LordLucas 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Was talking to this guy, not for a long time but he always asked me to "ask questions" to get to know him and all that ish but when I FINALLY asked a question about something I was...
    Janasai Janasai 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 9

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    People seem to hate me and love not telling me what I did wrong. Now I will probably be stuck in an eternity of never feeling close to anyone. When I give people my trust, they...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 a week ago

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    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 21

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