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I Struggle To Look People In The Eye When I Talk

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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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    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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    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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    Lies

    Yep,it's pretty hard when you're bullshitting your *** off.
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    it gets really annoying, you try and start a civilized friendly conversation or a conversation you both have a similar interest in. Especially when you used to talk a lot, and then...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M May 14

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    I was looking for someone to talk to right now. I'm so bored
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

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    Uhm so yeah... I've always struggled with it... but this got worse since I was 14. I remember this guy I used to like like a lot walking towards me while I was doing some class...
    UNDecodable UNDecodable 18-21, F May 1

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    even with the one person I trust, I have trouble keeping eye contact for longer then a second or two. With everyone else, even those I've known for years I can't make eye contact...
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    EP I said I was leaving. That's easier said than done for me. I will give this another shot. I'm simply looking for a female friend to talk to and share my heart with. I am fairly...
    RestlessWarrior1 RestlessWarrior1 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I lost connection with people i know for some reason i do not understand. and i haven't talk-real talk-for days . I feel like my mouth is getting dry
    Gina1993 Gina1993 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I have someone to talk to me but I don't know about our a relationship when we talk I feels good and I thought some word that we spoke more than other friend so sometimes I want to...
    nimkansiri nimkansiri 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    i have a lot going on and just need someone to talk to anyone want to talk?
    YummyKupkakes YummyKupkakes 18-21, F 10 Responses May 5

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    Happy to chat to any person with common interests. No matter the sex or age, I am a motor mouth when it comes to talking on my favourite subject(s) with anybody.
    johninoz johninoz 70+, M May 5

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    would like to just chat without some genuine people drop a line and say hi
    broken8888 broken8888 26-30, M May 6

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    Just bored looking to talk to whoever
    1969Eldorado 1969Eldorado 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I know I do this a lot. I'll ignore group conversations, I'll be by myself, I'll talk less, I'll be having my earphones in all the time, I'll be lost in my thoughts and I'll be...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    im bored at work. shoot me a pm and lets talk
    rozone rozone 26-30, M 1 Response May 5

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    ill chat with you i could use some good talk to
    readytotext readytotext 51-55, M May 6

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    Message me? I'm a kind, sometimes funny relatable person to talk to.
    becauseyeah becauseyeah 13-15, F May 6

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    Looking for someone I can have a decent conversation with. Anybody out there that can have something more than a one sided conversation?
    mottkat mottkat 22-25, F 4 Responses May 4

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    would like someone GENUINE to share with... not wanting to take sex pics, etc. looking for a sincere male perspective into an uncomfortable situation
    fitmom808 fitmom808 41-45, F 9 Responses May 6

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    I put up a wall between us, that way there words can not affect me anymore. although they look at me as being a *****.
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F May 11

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    This is something that has come with age for me, and I wasn't always like this with people. Unfortunately, I was hurt one too many times and refuse to let it happen so easily. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4

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    My friends completely ditched me. They treat(ed) me like I'm dirt. I feel like I am done trusting people. I don't want to let anyone back in. That's why I've been shutting out all...
    brokenheartsx brokenheartsx 13-15, F May 13

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    I'm bored. ..anybody wanna chat?
    omss omss 18-21, M May 5

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    just got out of the shower now im just in my room with no shirt or socks on with the air conditioner on cuz its hot
    jjw1992 jjw1992 22-25, M 1 Response May 5

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    Need a friend? Also vice versa
    Bigbuttscanlie Bigbuttscanlie 18-21, F 3 Responses May 5

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    I am up for most types of convos. I guess just nothing too political though. Regular life stuff interests me most. I try to be a good listener.
    aquablueseafoam aquablueseafoam 31-35, F 3 Responses May 5

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    Cause midnights at work can get boring. I'm up for any conversation except religion.
    chickenandribs chickenandribs 31-35, M 1 Response May 6

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    Not the best with advice, but pretty good at listening. Need a friend? Just message me (:
    dubbalyzz dubbalyzz 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    bored have nothing to do listening to music
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    im bored anyone want to chat dirty tonight
    readytotext readytotext 51-55, M May 13

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    anyone want to chat. im bored just lay
    readytotext readytotext 51-55, M 1 Response May 14

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    I'm bored and just wanna chat
    whymustlifegoon whymustlifegoon 13-15, F May 16

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    I am a new member. I chat with someone.
    babakamiri1368 babakamiri1368 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    I have been debating this for the last few days... just so confused. do I shut them out or do I hang on for dear life. it's going to get me hurt in the end. I can feel it coming. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    I do it so that they don't hurt me again. It works.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F 5 days ago

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