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I Tend to Isolate Myself

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    because most people are more headache

    than enjoyment. I do tend to draw needy leeches, though.
    jte504 jte504 41-45, F Jun 20

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    Girls try talk to me,

    boys try to flirt with me, but I push them away. Its not even intentional, more like an involuntary, shut down reflex of sorts.
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yep, Me Too

    I understand perfectly what you guys are going through. Today has been "one of those days" for me where I feel particularly isolated from everyone - coworkers, family etc. I'm trying to figure out what triggers this for me - it is certainly entangled with depression I have a...
    livingdaytoday livingdaytoday 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 1, 2011

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    Only A Few Really Know Me, Im Trapped Inside My Mind...

    Barely anyone really knows the real me, and not a lot can know. I put on a play to be the normal person, but im anything but normal. If someone found out they'd think im crazy, so i keep to myself. What i long for the most is a life that i can be around the people who are like me...
    TwistedOak TwistedOak 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Isolate Myself All The Time..

    In the last year since my panic attack I tend to isolate myself all of the time, because I am afraid I will have another major panic attack. I have been seeing a counselor who agrees with me completely that I have been isolating myself and seem to hide myself from the outside...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Nov 4, 2011

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    Isolation

    I TEND TO ISOLATE MYSLEF WHEN I AM DEPRESSED i AM A RAPID CYCLING BIPOLAR I AND I HAVE PSYCHOTIC TENDENCIES THAT IS WHAT THE CALL THE AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS I HAVE BEEN BIPOLAR ALL OF MY LIFE I AM UNSTABLE BUT ON MEDS AND DISABILITY AND HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS WHEN I AM DEPRESSED...
    bymypoles bymypoles 46-50 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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    Wanting To Quit

    Making movements to get out and do things, but always find myself back up in my apartment doing nothing. I do go out with people and still end up being reclusive feeling like I don't belong. There is this person I know that wants to text and I am not sure if I should do it since...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    I Don't Know Why

    I'm not saying I'm a hottie but growing up I had more guy friends than girls. I could never understand their need to be catty and fake. I've always been pretty easy going and genuine. My mom says one of my down falls is my need to be honest with people. I've never really been one...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2013

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    Porcelain Doll

    A porcelain doll stands in a world no her own. Unable to comprehend the emotions that flow, she prays to God, unable to stand alone; All she wants is just to fit in. All of a sudden a movable force takes her by the hand and guides her through the foreign world, camouflaging her...
    WinterWisper WinterWisper 22-25 Apr 2, 2013

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    I Just Don;t Care Ether Way

    i told my friend once that i hatted people and she looked at me like i just called her a *****, i meant nothing by it. meaning that i didn't mean that i hated her as a person, just that i don't like being around other human beings. i don't even like being around my brother who i...
    amicawinters amicawinters 18-21, F Nov 27, 2012

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    That's Me

    That would be me right there in the logo, sitting by MYSELF at the beach...
    quietbeauty quietbeauty 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2011

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    Isolation From Destruction

    Isolation has become my primary source for comfort nowadays. I have come to a point in my life where, when I get angry, it drives me to homicidal thoughts. Isolation seems to be my only way out now. Living with my father and his new wife has not placed me in a comfortable...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F Jan 24, 2013

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    Hiding Out...

    I've been hiding out lately. I've been isolating myself from the world...and cocooning myself in the world of my art...because that's where I can go to escape the drama of real life. It's where I feel I have a bit of control...or a least the illusion of control...and where I...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 7 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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    And I Must Have Hurt And Confused People By Doing So

    I'm sorry. Yes, I'm anonymous, so no-one will know who I am, but I'm sorry for not being a very good friend. This past year, I have been especially guilty for disappearing. As perhaps more than one person has put it, I "dropped off of the face of the Earth." I mysteriously...
    ForestSong ForestSong 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 7, 2010

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    I Tend to Be Isolate Myself

    Well I´ve always lonely since kinder garten. Today I have no friends and why do I say that! First of all because  suspicious person, and I have very good reasons to act like that. During the university these loneliness became bigger just because I´M not like the...
    rmiguelpires rmiguelpires 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    It is so...for example i didn't left my home

    since Saturday, I will do it perhaps tomorrow...yes I do tend to isolate myself...i don't know why, is a sort of self defense, or perhaps is my head which is not all-wright. I don't have problems interacting with people, i do go out (Ok, sometimes) and when I do I do have nice...
    alaballa alaballa 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Asdfghjkl

    "What's that under your sleeve?" she asked. "Oh that?" You answer while pulling your sleeve further down. "Just some scratches". She stands up. Her hand is covering her mouth. She is walking around behind your back. You can feel the tension in the room. Your heart is beating...
    Beautifullyshattered Beautifullyshattered 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    Well I try to at least.

    I like being alone mostly because people just don't get me. I want someone who gets me and accepts me for me. Until then I would rather be isolated then surrounded by faces.
    sarcasticinsomniac sarcasticinsomniac 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Solitude

    When I do I end up playing my music loud and end up on ep adding stories and experiences. i found this place when i was 11 or 12 while screwing around on the internet lookin for anwsers about my crossdressing habit. since then it has been a great place to vent and be myself.
    robotredneck robotredneck 18-21, T Dec 1, 2013

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    It's a Very Lonely Way to Live..............

    But I have found that it is also the only way I can keep people from hurting me. I don't want anymore pain added to my life, at least not without my prior knowledge. I know I'll probably get hurt again, but at this junction of my life I am making those decisions with my eyes wide...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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    I Like To Be Lonely

    I hate people. There's really only one person I go out of my way to talk to. And since she's the only thing keeping me from totally isolating myself, I talk to her every chance I get. I've gotten to the point where I go kind of insane if I don't talk to her for a long time. I...
    Frogsinspace13 Frogsinspace13 18-21 Jan 2, 2012

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    Confused

    I recently moved from san diego to kentucky with my bf and I isolate myself every day I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression but never went on the medication I have had suicidal thoughts in the past but not in a few years I worry over the smallest thing.
    Dreamzincolor Dreamzincolor 26-30, F Aug 29, 2012

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    Growing Wings

    When you find yourself cocooned in isolation, and cannot find your way out of darkness, remember that this is the similar to the place where caterpillers go to grow wings.
    SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick 16-17, F Mar 3, 2013

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    Alone

    I am an introvert and usually isolate myself from people. I really don't talk to too many people and when I go to the store I buy whatever I need and quickly hide back home. I'm about to be 18 soon and my anxiety has been really bad lately. I'm going to move out in maybe six...
    Maelee Maelee 18-21, F Apr 1, 2013

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    Smile

    or at least fool them into believing it....
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 Jun 20, 2013

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    Like Now

    When I'm feeling down, I isolate myself. I don't answer my phone and just keep it switched off, I rarely come out of my room, I sleep all day...and so on.If anyone feels like I'm avoiding them, then know that I'm really not. I'm trying to get my life back into a semblance of...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    Splendid..isolation

    i....feel..okay..being.....isolated..form..the..rest.....of..the..human..race..i.only..wish..i..could..do..it.....in..place..where..there....are..absolutley.....no.other..humans......maybe..some..aniimals....a....goat....a....few..chickens...a.....dog....because.....i..realise...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 May 2, 2012

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    Splendid Isolation

    For as long as I can remember, I've been socially awkward. It was always hard to reach out to people. Most people didn't understand that when I actually did reach out that it was actually quite significant because I find myself most incapable of doing so. The thing that I find...
    manaamamaya manaamamaya 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    Kind O Lame

    the fact is I am king of lame. Not much to say in social situations and it feels that  I am on the outside looking in. I dont know why is that but it happens. It is tiring becuase I would love to be out there, but in time I loose the friends I have got and voila, me...
    hdcg hdcg 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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    I used to socialize a lot

    and make new friends all the time now I try to avoid every possible way of going out .. I go to school and come home everyday & on weekends I sit in my room doing nothing idk why but I just don't want to be around people anymore
    Hypnoticc Hypnoticc 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Bad Habits

    Ok, so I'm not really the type that is interested in socializing that much, but still I think over isolating myself can be a bad thing. So I figure occasionally I need to leave the house for a bit or mental stimulation, to see something different than the same old same old.... Or...
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 Aug 27, 2013

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    Isolation!!

    I dunno if i am doing this intentionally or not... maybe its jus me?? but i always tend to keep my distance from people. "isolate myself", its what i do best and always have. whenever someone tries to get close to me i sort of get all conscious of myself. at this...
    xxmexx xxmexx 18-21 2 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    I Hate Being On My Own.

    I don't do it on purpose.. it's just my shyness which makes me kind of push myself away from people.. I end up spent a lot of my time on my own because of it... especially at college and stuff. I hate being on my own though.. I don't enjoy it at all anymore.
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2010

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    Because Of This Stupid Disease

    Have a hard time being around others & in public due to the "monster" that entered my life 4 years ago. I just want some normalcy in my life, i have lost all confidence,independence,and basically all of the little things in life I took for granted ,what a lesson I have learned...
    micheleann13 micheleann13 41-45 2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Spending Christmas Alone By Choice...what's Wrong With Me????

    It is Christmas Eve, I am home alone and happy about it. I know that is super strange but I have been to so many Christmas parties at work, church, family, etc. I am completely DRAINED. I just want some time to myself. I don't want to see anybody, I don't want to talk to...
    ohsograteful ohsograteful 31-35 3 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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    I will try to start a discussion.

    ..let's see what each of us which has this tendency is doing wright now... Me: I'm at home, just had my coffee and struggle to get out to do some administrative task like going to bank, buying some food, paying my rent etc...what are you doing?
    alaballa alaballa 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Isolate Myself

    Isolate myself,Try to,From trouble,me and trouble,Not a good mix!
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Oct 10, 2012

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    Isolation From Everything, Sometimes Undeliberately.

    I often end up in my room, Curled up under the covers with my earphones in... Or i will go out for a walk, sit up in the woods gazing over the landscape for hours away from everyone. I don't have to communicate, Which means i can't upset anybody, snap at them, make them angry or...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Running Out Of Time

    I isolate myself.  It started about 8 years ago.  I just stopped choosing to socialise. I feel more in control, safer in my home away from strangers, friends even family.  I don't think it's depression.  I work, I play sport, I talk to people when the need is there, even if...
    quail12 quail12 70+, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    As Long As I Can Remember

    I've always been an "outsider." Somewhere along the way I guess I kinda got used to being the outsider, and got comfortable there. Now I tend to avoid social situations whenever possible, even without meaning to. I want to get out there and meet new people and make friends...
    doomsdaysmores doomsdaysmores 31-35, M Oct 30, 2012

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    I'm not great at being social

    and people used to always push me aside so now I just isolate myself in real life
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M Jun 8

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    I don't want to deal with judgements

    and not feeling adequate enough anymore. Just feeling that who I am and my environment are very wrong. I feel like here I know I'm not within the confined social norms. Everything seems wrong. I don't understand a thing about where I'm from. I just feel every nuance is wrong for...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 30

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    ... But I'm Learning Not to

    I had a period in life when I got very close to being completely self-sufficient (as in needing no one in life, supposedly) -- Years later, I discovered that I was actually afraid of being out in public.  Afraid of strangers.  And I determined that the fear grew out of...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    I Isolate Myself And Then Wonder Why I Am Lonely!

    I dont know what I am; introvert, shy, withdrawn, highly sensitive, maybe all those things. Maybe I am really someone who wishes to be extrovert....actually scrap that thought lol! I would be overwhelmed by too many people and burn out. But heres the things, I get lonely, I get...
    soupdragon1973 soupdragon1973 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    I'm Isolated Most Of The Time

    I want to know new people and to really engage with them. The thing is that i can't do that - i can't engage. I'm always sure that people will leave sooner or latter so i try not to attach to much. I'm very social, i just don't have anyone who i can call a friend. When I'm not...
    Borboleta14 Borboleta14 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 23, 2011

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    How To Have A Balance?

    I don't know why I crave to be alone so much but I have since I can remember. Its something that is vital to good mental health for me. Yet its something I struggle to achieve - with my family and friends, with people in this world. Nobody understands that I want to be a part of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Whenever I feel really impulsive I isolate myself in my room because I don't want to do something stupid like have impulsive sex, buy useless things, and do something that gives me...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I often isolate myself because people make me sick sometimes. I hate having to answer to people, having to worry about what someone is thinking or what they think of me. When i'm...
    NightMagic367 NightMagic367 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The only comfortable zone...for now.
    Joeysixx Joeysixx 26-30, M Aug 24

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    People Gon Love you and support you when it's beneficial ... That being said I don't wanna speak to no guys on EP ! If I get anymore messages I'm just gonna block you .. People on...
    MisMisMis321 MisMisMis321 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I wish I was more social with work colleagues. They're much older than me most being in their early 30s and me being the youngest person there. I find it very hard to bound with...
    Ann922 Ann922 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I am a pretty social guy, but in the end I prefer more intimate scenarios; a closeted introvert, perhaps? As a result, I tend to take some serious alone time every so often...
    RobertBetrois RobertBetrois 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Partly by myself.. Havent done it active-active.. But active/passively or call it passively-active. I sort of have the belief, that when everyone is gone. Just by myself. Then I...