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I Struggle To Look People In The Eye When I Talk

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I watch people like crazy! I think thats in me like i was born with it. It's something i've always done since i was little. I watch the way someone talks, the tone of their voice...
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    I'm 18 yrs old and I'm looking for someone to talk to about movies, books (especially trashy books), the music industry and pretty much anything. I'm looking for friends around my...
    crazyellie crazyellie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When you don't feel happy, I'll love you LOL! When you feel lonely and sad, you can think about the new place you want to go, the country you want to travel to and the good things...
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    Holla34 Holla34 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I always hear people say this to me- that I have beautiful eyes- but I've never really thought so. When I look at myself in the mirror and I look into my own eyes, all I see is...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    Hi everyone I look for someone to talk too
    selfharm8916 selfharm8916 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I am always looking for decent people to talk to. Male or female, married, or single, it's all good.
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    I don't have anyone to talk to in person and most online people don't talk to me much. I just need one person who cares.
    SnowHawk88 SnowHawk88 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    often we heard the destination doesn't matter,the journey is.. but a journey without a clear destination is POINTLESS. while a destination without a worthy journey is such a waste...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am so famous for this, & I think it has cost me quite a few friendships over the years. When I am hurt, when I am scared, and when I am depressed I shut people out. I have an...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 18

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    It might seem petty, but I hate it when people choose to insult people on here for no good reason. I always try not to insult people, even when they're basically asking for it...
    OqSydSchizo16Troll OqSydSchizo16Troll 36-40, M Jul 18

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    I JUST LOATHE THEM. People who only care about looks and how good my photo should be. I don't see how's appearance is important, I seriously believe that beauty is in the eye of...
    introverteddementor introverteddementor 18-21, F Jul 18

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    I want big eyes... I suppose is the fix... I bought some circle lens and freaked out my son. He said I looked like a fake like a fake doll. I was going for a pretty look. Well...
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    In life, we have different styles of adoring someone.Yeah! I admit I easily get attracted with those intelligent people especially when they are so humble.It's inspire me to study...
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    Why I don't like talking Other People: you should talk more! Me: *tries to talk* -gets ignored -gets interrupted -gets talked over -no one pays attention -no one cares
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    There's always a feeling in the back of my mind that if I talk to someone first I'm either bothering them, being a creep or being annoying. Not only can I be extremely shy at first...
    SweetPea204 SweetPea204 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Just wanted to share the last dream I had with my daddy: Dad is in the hospital. It is hour of his death. I and Kuya Steven were there. Dad is wearing his usual white shirt and he...
    prettysamrn prettysamrn 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Omfg. How do you talk to people who doesn't talk back? We can be on the phone or in person and this person doesn't talk back to me. They only say 1 word at a time. Then it's...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 16

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