I Tend to Isolate Myself

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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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2009
    deleted deleted
    May 23, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 6, 2013

    I am tired. Too tired to put up with everything

    and everyone wanting to be first and wanting to be right and wanting endless acknowledgement. My kids and my wife are arguing and fussing and everytime my wife talks to me it is about bills or something negative she just lays at my feet. I have had enough. I am at and beyond my...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2015


    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
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2009

    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
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2012

    because most people are more headache

    than enjoyment. I do tend to draw needy leeches, though.
    jte504 jte504
    41-45, F
    Jun 20, 2014

    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
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2014

    Like pulling curtains to close out the day

    light...I close my self off to the world, it is just too much at the moment... As a caterpillar cocoons it self...as I am doing now... I tend to isolate myself from every one...wounds to deep hear at the moment ....
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

    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

    People make I hard for me to be around.

    All the judging is something o don't need or want. I already deal with what I try to handle. I want to be just done with people but I can't do it no matter how much I want it sometimes. Especially people my age or adults who don't understand. Honestly though when does anyone...
    breakinghope breakinghope
    16-17, F
    Mar 24


    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

    I do not like mean people.

    Even when they are family or spouse. I will be the first to fight back and then feel like my world is upside down over all the bad vibes....but I'm real. Don't be a jerk or a biznitch as it ruins my life.
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    Aug 23, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Aug 3, 2008

    I am tired of trying.

    ..I'm just want it all to end...that's why I try to isolate myself from the world...no one cares about me...I'm not special so why should I matter? I can make anyone turn and hate me...no one really thinks of me as there friend...so why try? Why try to make friends when you know...
    HeavenlyGrimoire HeavenlyGrimoire
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 18

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Mar 3, 2013

    When I go up north I have a place in the middle

    of a forest. The only time others are around is during deer season for three weeks in November. When I fly my drone up to two hundred meters and look towards the horizon even I see very little if any sign of human life. The goofy thig is I feel more at peace and mire...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

    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
    Apr 2, 2013

    my friends ask me out

    but I don't have the feel to hang out.. maybe it's because I'm lazy, or don't want to spend money.. or just love being alone. I love the idea of staying at home, doing my own things, play games, write my diary, watching the TV and working out at home than to go out at times. I...
    miumiux miumiux
    18-21, F
    Mar 13, 2015

    ....and you do too, so don't

    even go there. When things get too much to handle, I either lock myself in a room with some Celtic music and some blueberry and Acai green tea, or at the gym. (Hey, you have your addictions, I have mine.) Because yes, when I've got too much on my mind, when the answers or the...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 16, 2015

    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

    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
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    I'm addicted to that,

    every time I get mad at someone or feel stressed out I go to my room I lock the door, shut the lights off, lay down and start thinking till I start to feel better and if I didn't feel any better I find another to get better. It's just my way to tell others that I don't wanna...
    20ShadesOfBlue 20ShadesOfBlue
    18-21, M
    Aug 13, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2014

    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

    And that's what I'm gonna do now.

    I deactivated and deleted all the social media applications and accounts. I don't have friends around me so that isn't any problem. I'll just talk to my parents, and sister, that too, only when required. Because, I know nobody cares.. or understands.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 28, 2015

    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

    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

    It's probably a defense mechanism

    but I do it to avoid people becoming apart of my life. Until I see that they're worthy
    deleted deleted
    May 22, 2015


    bymypoles bymypoles
    1 Response Sep 21, 2011


    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, M
    Dec 1, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

    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
    41-45, M
    Sep 2, 2014


    "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

    yah n I been it a lot more,

    lately I jus tend to isolate myself sometimes....
    deleted deleted
    Aug 21, 2015

    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, 2014

    I don't care what people think am a different

    kind of breed most people can't understand
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2015

    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
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2013

    Too much hurting makes my soul bleed a loud red

    flag shouting " Enough is enough!! " and I go to my inner world and stay home healing my sad broken soul. It is hard for me to show how vulnerable and emotional I really am about those I care for, or counted on. I also hate to play victim or show weakness so yeah...I let all...
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2015

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