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I Struggle To Look People In The Eye When I Talk

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    It's So Hard To Do...

    Because I've always been such a shy person it's always been a challenge for me to look at someone in the eyes. Now that I'm older I'm trying to look people in the eyes more but, it just makes me really uncomfortable. I have such a hard looking people in the eye that I've...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2010

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    No Way

    I have never been able to look someone in the eye. Every emotion i feel i have been told can be seen in my eyes. I fear for ppl to see the real me i guess. i can usually hide my emotions well but if someone sees my eyes im busted.they know how i really feel. I hate being an...
    mommy1978 mommy1978 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    I Must Seem Rude But...

    I tend to look everywhere and anywhere BUT a person's eyes. It's not something I do purposely, I just feel so uncomfortable doing it. There have been times (such as on job interviews) when I have had to force myself to do it. It feels downright horrible as I drown in anxiety...
    ForgottenMuse ForgottenMuse 31-35, F Jan 7, 2012

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    Some Days

    I'm like that. And hate it. On others, i get people telling me not to stare at them.
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2010

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    Awkwardness!

    I struggle with this problem as well. I hate to look people in the eyes because I feel very uncomfortable with the way I look. Somedays I try to force myself to look people in the eyes when I talk to them but I always fail! My friend says she hate when I don't look her in her...
    Niqueee Niqueee 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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    Recently

    My friend and I were just talking about this yesterday. We were having a debate about something and she asked me why I don't look he in the eyes. I told her because it makes me feel uncomfortable and it makes me feel that she can she what I an thinking. She told me that other...
    xgeekykidx xgeekykidx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2010

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    Struggle To Do It!!!

    i have always struggled to look people in the eye, when i talk to them!!! ive always been shy throughout my whole life, and its always really difficult for me to do it, although nowadays i force myself to look into people eye's when i talk to them, although i dont always manage...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    Window.

    i struggle very much with this. i find it easier to look someone in the eye when they talk to me (although not always), but i really struggle to look someone in the eye as a convincing adult when i start to talk. i guess what they say about the eyes being the windows to the soul...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2010

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    Only looking for someone to talk to maybe get to know, basically a friend. Nothing more nothing less.
    shellseverywhere shellseverywhere 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just need people to talk too. I don't get out much because I have a baby and I get bored. Sometimes I just need someone to talk to or vent to. The only time I really get out is...
    TeenMomHannah TeenMomHannah 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have been having some issues in my marriage. I think it's hard for both of us right now, my husband and I have both been married before. When I met him I was not in a "good...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    I do have one person to talk to currently. He's always gonna be there for me but sometimes he's not cause he's busy and he lives far away. I just want someone else to go and talk...
    spookyfilly spookyfilly 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I don't have anything left to look forward to. I really just want someone to talk to. Just so I can at least look forward to the next message. I'm usually a really fun person to...
    MrStayPositive MrStayPositive 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    Well, just really want to talk to people, feel free to send me messages :)
    someguy6411 someguy6411 26-30, M Mar 31

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    Anyone for a chat then, I love to talk to new people x
    Bruceyboii Bruceyboii 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    If anybody wants to talk right now, hmu?
    SchamDea3398 SchamDea3398 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Anybody wanna talk? I'm extremely bored and cannot sleep at all. So inbox me😁😉
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    i just want a friend just be able to talk like others do and share my stories . just love to talk but am shy and socially awkward so i don't have friends
    manan98k manan98k 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    Not so much when someone "hurts" me, just in general. I think it's more of a defense mechanism for not letting someone close enough to hurt me, having realized that, I don't really...
    OneSizeFitzpatrick OneSizeFitzpatrick 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    Hurt people hurt. So when im feeling like that. I do. "Push, kick", you name it l.(Not literary off course) Its wierd but thats when I need people more but dont want to feel...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    **** people, get a dog, they won't hurt you.
    nottobevelealed nottobevelealed 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    About anything, would be great if it was about sex though. Haha! Kinda bored and horny
    Samantha0714 Samantha0714 18-21 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I have made some good friends here, and I've actually met one of them in person. There are other friends here that I'd love to meet. I'm sure I will meet at least one of them...
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I'd just like to find someone who's smart,funny and can carry on a conversation.
    Extaminty365 Extaminty365 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Anybody wanna come cuddle and watch pokemon?
    RecklessRd RecklessRd 16-17, M a week ago

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    I've just been having a bad couple of months. Can't seem to get things moving in the right direction. Deluded optimism can only carry me so far....
    DreJones09 DreJones09 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Anyone wanna chat? :) bored
    vksoccergoalie vksoccergoalie 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Would anyone like to chat? :)
    evaa94 evaa94 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Do anyone knows how to make 2 months pass quicker?
    putudharmaputra putudharmaputra 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Any body in the mckinny area?
    Miguel1987 Miguel1987 26-30, M 21 hrs ago

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    Yes I do. If somebody hurts my feelings by something they said or did I retreat into myself away from them. Also if somebody I care about ignores me then I draw away from them. It...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    It's become so easy to disappear and stop answering the phone.
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 70+ a week ago

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    I just want to be alone at that time and sometimes I do it without noticing.
    DangerouslyMe DangerouslyMe 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I always stare into peoples eyes when they speak to me. It's like there voice is just a decoy from looking at the abyss of stars in their eyes
    GeminiKali1920 GeminiKali1920 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    An old man suggested me to die the other day. It sounds polite, doesn't it? He was just inviting to put an end to my life. After all of the years that I have been using the...
    Andreawantstodie Andreawantstodie 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY… My mind goes blank all the time when I'm talking to someone and I don't know why that is! I never know what to say and I hate awkward silences! I find...
    MilweePisces MilweePisces 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 12

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    All my life I have dealt with jealous people. People who smile in my face but wish me harm when i'm not looking. People who constantly compare their lives with mine. I've learned...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Usually when people talk to me online, they assume that I'm a sociable and out-going, but if you were to meet me in person, you would see something else entirely different: A shy...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    looking into peoples eyes tells you everything about them, looking into someones eyes reviels their true emotions which is basically the true them.
    casssss casssss 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It makes life cooler and more interesting that there's many races on this planet, and I think its cool when any individual likes their physical appearance. Personally, I think if I...
    boastroasttoast boastroasttoast 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just recently met someone and my life did a loop. I calmed down looking into their eyes. Right now your all i can think about and i wanna be looking at you. And talking to you...
    neverthoughtiwould neverthoughtiwould 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Alright guys this is my experience from earlier chatting. I'm tired sick of people who judge others for not sharing the same opinions and calling them bad names. Thinking you are...
    HarmBlackstar HarmBlackstar 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    If people could read my thoughts I bet very few people would dare talk to me anymore. I got from my mothers side that we think very meanly or sarcastically but unlike my mother I...
    Konalover0210 Konalover0210 16-17, F Mar 31

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    Look! My eyes are kinda blue in this picture ^
    InMemoryOfMe InMemoryOfMe 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I don't think anyone will recognize how difficult and awkward it is to talk about what I want to do when I'm older, simply because I've finally set my mind on something, but it's...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    i hate people judging me the way i act and the speak.Why?simple every where go i ware boys staff and look like a boy talk like a boy even walk like a boy.I dont care,i let them...
    AthlexnaLeeJJ191001TOMBOYHD AthlexnaLeeJJ191001TOMBOYHD 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am a barista, so a lot of people make small talk about the weather. I find it very frustrating when people say they are unhappy because it is raining. Rain is important too. I...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Mar 30

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    Yes, I am looking for someone to talk to, but at the same time i wonder if i will ever get someone to talk. Straight to the point, I am a sex starved 33 yrs old husband, who is...
    imherefor imherefor 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I'm 5'6" and weigh 240 lbs I'm Irish by blood and have a lot of body hair. My eyes are blue my hair is brown and red if you get the light right and the 240 is fat not muscle. Put...
    draganaeros draganaeros 22-25, M Apr 7

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    Hello people my name is joseph or joan Im jusy looking for someone to talk to i live in brooklyn and my kick is josef3303664 message me if ur ever bored or junk
    deathtrap12 deathtrap12 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes really. Obviously I have my preferences too like everyone else and I do appreciate something nice to look at but when it comes to call, what is a persons looks or "hotness...
    tooloaded tooloaded 22-25, M Mar 20

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