I Think People Don't Like Me

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    I Know It's Irrational But.....

    I feel like people initially do not like me. I feel like I have to really work to make them like me. Maybe this is why I feel kind of awkward talking to people even over the Internet. I feel like I'm constantly being judged.Ā 
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787
    70+, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

    Every now and then, I get this overwhelming

    feeling. I start noticing how most people I meet or know don't talk to me. My family puts me on the bottom of their priority list and almost never help me out and when they do, they hang it over my head like they've just sacrificed their left arm to give it to me. I know that...
    Dereth Dereth
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    Okay so I got to the gym everyday to work out,

    and every time I got in there the employees give me dirty looks. I went in yesterday morning and 2 of the employees were standing behind the counter looking at me while I was walking in and I saw 1 of them speak to the other and they both looked at me and started laughing and...
    DessyLove DessyLove
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2015
    WifeOfVegeta WifeOfVegeta
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015

    People just don't like me.

    Never have. I had very few friends growing up. Have no friends now. I was painfully shy and I know that had a lot to do with it. But even now when I try to talk to people it just doesn't seem to work. I can be very negative at times, I know. But even when I'm consciously...
    OnlyMySideOfTheStory OnlyMySideOfTheStory
    36-40, F
    Feb 1, 2015


    For years I've had a problem with thinking that those around me, even my friends, don't really like me.  A lot of it comes from isolating myself and perceiving it as being others isolating me.  I just don't know how to shake this feeling and how to open up to...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    51 Responses Nov 18, 2007

    Why the Hell Should They?

    I don't expect anyone to like me and i don't think I come across as wanting to be liked. I think people don't like me coz I am different from everyone else. I can also be quiet and that puts them off. Sod 'em. I don't want people to like me against there will...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    10 Responses Feb 12, 2009

    And I'm Glad

    I want to be myself I really don't care if you hate me
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    Honestly I don't think I know people don't like

    me, I don't even like my self
    tgrayson27 tgrayson27
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2014

    Besides my fear of always being judging by

    people I have come to realize I somehow rub people the wrong way, or maybe my social anxiety comes from the fact I rub people the wrong way and therefore feel judged. It is easy to say people on the internet can be ******** but it is kinda hard when random strangers are...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150
    22-25, M
    Aug 17, 2014

    I can tell when people don't like me.

    At first I know they seem like they do, but after a month or so of getting to know me, no one does. Its probably because I am open, honest, and don;t care what flies out of my jaws when it comes to saying how it is. I am not shy, I am genuine and speak the truth. Truth hurts...
    Blaqwynter Blaqwynter
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2013


    It seems to me that there's are always some people, both in and out of your circle of friends, that talk trash about pretty much everyone. I can only assume that this applies to me as well. I could care less about the people I'm not friends with, but I'm constantly...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Dec 26, 2007

    Tip: if you don't like what I post don't read

    it. Or better yet, block me. Idc.
    Lilred17 Lilred17
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2014

    I Don't Think I'm Paranoid

    I really believe people generally don't like me, not that I don't understand why sometimes. I can be easily annoyed, and I too often tell people exactly what I think of them. But it seems to me that even people I hardly know tend to give me vibes of dislike, especially other...
    lonelygal17 lonelygal17
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 25, 2011

    I try my hardest to be good to people

    because I want everyone to like me. I know in some cases this is unrealistic because there's always going to be SOMEONE who doesn't like me for whatever reasons. But that's not the case. I get upset when someone praises me then kinda ditches me. It's like giving your dog a...
    SnoopDoggsGrama SnoopDoggsGrama
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2015


    Showing in all the wrong places Hiding out where they'd be safest Everything feeding, everything breeding Hiding, lying, cheating, stealing, Whatever it takes to keep your mind reeling
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2013

    Not because I think they're mean.

    .. just because there's nothing in me to like...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    I don't know why, but I'm always scared

    that my friends don't like me. If they don't reply to a message within a certain time or if they don't sound enthusiastic, I assume that they hate me. I get really distressed about it and I feel like I'm worthless and that no one loves me.
    tesseract49 tesseract49
    22-25, T
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    So I hate it when I go out

    or when there's need of eye-contact. I think people I know always prefer the company of another person with me and if I angered anyone other people would start hating me. This is the reason I'm afraid of offending others and at the same time wanted to cause them pain. I don...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 25, 2014

    I have always thought

    that ppl didn't like me!! I just get these vibes and hear ppl talk about mešŸ˜”
    wannabethin03 wannabethin03
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2014

    I know nobody likes me.

    I used to be quiet as hell but it just made me an easy target for bullies. I am still shy and socially awkward. I just always assume people don't like me because I am a bit different. I stick out like a sore thumb no matter what I tried.My mother says people like you they just...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 17, 2014

    I don't have a gray self image.

    Those that know me regardless of whether or not they like me generally respect me. I know a lot of girls at my school like me(I'm not bring cocky) but I generally can't for the life of me see why.
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 11, 2014

    Bullies Gave Me Trust Issues

    I've always been a loner. I just don't do the group thing. I think that it made people think I was stuck up or something. And some people thought it made me an easy target. I was mercilessly picked on and bullied in school and as a result I have trust issues. Whenever someone is...
    vbunny vbunny
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

    My only major friend

    that I have never talks to me unless we are at school, I feel like she doesn't like me but knows that at school there is no way for me to leave her alone. Throughout the years all of my friends are like this except for one but a long time ago when we reached middle school we...
    puggy64 puggy64
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2015
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    No More Nice

    I'm in college (late-20s though, I'm a vet), and school sent me on a downward spiral last year. I wasn't getting along with other students for a long time, which was a blow because as a Theatre major it's vital that you fit in. The whole ordeal was making me so unhappy I went...
    OmBeauty OmBeauty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2013

    Haha I'm prob the Least popular person.

    It's strange tho, people think I'm chill and cool and they talk to me, but I always have to text first and have they ever invited me anywhere? Nope. I'm just glad I have a small group of cool friends. That and I guess I'm not very likeable lol :)
    CutiePie199 CutiePie199
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 24, 2014

    ...or Don't Even Remember Me

    I was one of those girls in high school who just kinda blended in with the background. I had friends who were popular, but I was always on the fringe. I was smart - but not Valedictorian smart. No awards or trophies given to me (okay -Ā confession - I got theĀ FrenchĀ Language...
    Trying2DoItAll Trying2DoItAll
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Mar 4, 2011

    I only think this because

    for the majority of my life I had been singled out. People now days seem to enjoy my company and a lot of girls (some straight guys too mind you) have even given me tight hugs as thanks which is... Interesting and pleasant at the same time. I am me. I no longer try to be like...
    Shiznitone Shiznitone
    22-25, M
    Jun 9, 2014

    Actually, I don't think,

    I know. But oh well, their loss. I'm awesome. :)
    deleted deleted
    Apr 3, 2015

    I don't think, I know.

    Today I was told that the words 'I hate Sophie ........' (obviously not including my surname here) appeared in one of my college's sociology textbooks. To make matters worse my old 'friends' had known for a week and somehow failed to mention it. Luckily I've emailed my teacher...
    sophiehastings sophiehastings
    18-21, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    I Know Why.

    It's because I tell it like it is and not what they want to hear. And I guess that's too bad, so sad. There are others who do like me and that's because they like honest people and not wanna-be bu!!$#!+ artists. Lately it seems that this site has become really negative i.e...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 22, 2012


    I swear my "friends" pretend to care for me. If they truly cared they would be there for me when I need them. But they're not. I am alone everyday. Especially at school. I try everyday to join in with their conversations but I get left out. When I ask if I can help them with...
    Arwenlover Arwenlover
    18-21, F
    May 15, 2013


    I have some friends, I actually meet people sometimes and, at first, they seem genuinely interested in me.  I can be charming, I can be funny, I have a lot to offer a person as far as friendship and even romance are concerned.  Then, I ruin it all by opening my big fat...
    ready2shrug ready2shrug
    26-30, M
    6 Responses Nov 28, 2008

    I Don't Get It

    When i do any form of public speaking, people hang on every word i say. I can make people laugh, cry, think deeply...  When i'm with a group of people, it seems like no-one really cares what i say. I listen to them, and that's ok, but it's like they'd much rather...
    abstraction abstraction
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Oct 15, 2009

    I hate the image and cage engraved by the ppl

    who don't like me. I don't like them either but I don't spread my opinions about them. just because my individual experience with them is bad doesn't make them bad for someone else. I dislike looking desperate for understanding because of horrible events in my life that have...
    TheAnonymous99 TheAnonymous99
    22-25, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    I Feel Like Everyone Around Me Hates Me

    Whether it's coworkers or classmates at the University or anyone I'm around, I feel like they all give me weird looks and talk about me behind my back. I'm not sure if they actually do or not, but that's how I feel. I can't trust anyone because I think they will go and tell...
    secret419 secret419
    5 Responses Mar 24, 2012

    Like most of you, people don't seem to like me.

    Or at least not outside of work. Children grown, house paid for, ready for new experiences and...nothing. All I get is Facebook friends bragging about spending time with other people. I can post something fantastic and get 2 likes. On the other hand, my friend posts a complaint...
    loloann loloann
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

    I Know There Are Plenty Who Don't

    Otherwise there wouldn't be so many people who have me blocked.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2012

    I Know People Don't Like Me...and They Can Do One! (To some of the most ignorant lot I've ever met!)

    I mean what the hell is their problem anyway? If you don't know someone, you GET TO KNOW THEM or bugger orff fast! You DO NOT make judgements when you know nothing about their life or their situation, you have not lived in their being and if they've not upset you personally then...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2012

    I wouldn't say hate, more like they could care

    less about me. I'm so invisible in there. I work as a caregiver on night shift with another coworker Kathy. We get along great. It's the next shift coming in that gives me problems, particularly 3 people called Teresa, Lydia and letty. Whenever they are here, they only talk to...
    beautifulscenery beautifulscenery
    26-30, F
    Apr 29, 2014

    I Worry That People Don't Like Me

    As long as I can remember I've felt "different," for lack of a better word.  I try to be a good person and good friend, but find myself consumed by fear that people simply don't like me for reasons beyond my control. As a child, I had no trouble being my silly...
    herebutnot herebutnot
    5 Responses Dec 21, 2009

    Hello, my name is Tigerlilly.

    Strangely enough, unlike some of you, when I was a child, I wasn't the last picked for teams in school, and I WASN'T picked on. I was popular as a child. Unfortunately for me, I was born into a family of a bunch of jealous women. Unfortunately, what they say about women, Black...
    tigerlilly1959 tigerlilly1959
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 18, 2015
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

    I think something wrong with me in making

    friends. I am always good to people who I think is good to me but I have weakness like out of patience and sensitivity. I don't know what to do?
    isolatedlady isolatedlady
    31-35, F
    Feb 22, 2014


    I am very shy and akward around people i don't know. I think they think i am being rude or i don't like them or that i am stuck up. also i have a different sort of morality i guess you would say, it's more based on being kind and not hurting other people while at the same time...
    indica21 indica21
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2012

    I told him what I thought of him

    and now I have screwed everything up
    nomnommings nomnommings
    18-21, F
    Mar 8, 2015
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