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I Wish People Understood Personal Space

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    Damn Straight

    I have issues with touching. There are very few people that I allow to be 5 feet or closer. And I ******* hate it when outside family that I haven't met, but they know about me (because the mammas talk about everything) and still they touch me! Then there are just other people...
    midnighthavoc midnighthavoc 18-21, F Jul 1, 2011

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    I have never liked when people put their hands

    on me even though they mean it in a friendly way. I always hated that invasion feeling. I even had teacher woman hug me without asking before trying to make me feel better or something. It wasn't anything weird, but for me i have a quick back up reflex. Heck, what ever happened...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Step Away!

    I have never liked people too close to me. My personal space radius is a few feet wider than everyone else. I don't like people to begin with so naturally I like them to be at a distance so I can keep my eyes on them. Everyone yells at me for it and tells me to calm down. Then...
    L96Arctic L96Arctic 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2012

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    My Middle Names Personal Space... No Joke.

    Okay first things first—I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY HAVE A SITE FOR THIS and I thought I was the ONLY one! Finally, my friends don't understand when I tell them not to touch me and neither do my family, I hate people sitting too close or touching me, my hair, skin contact—whatever...
    ButterNubsz ButterNubsz 13-15, F Jan 28, 2013

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    Rude Awakening

    Sitting at a tranisit station one morning,basking in the sun,uhhhmm breathing it all in,this man says hello,i respond with a polite goodmoring.Suddenly hes sitting next to me with his arm around my shoulder,asking me "so how you doin?"i got up so fast and told him not to touch me...
    Look2the5ky Look2the5ky 22-25 Jan 31, 2011

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    I Couldn' Agree More!

       This is a free country. We are liberated-Means-to be free, there are no restrictions on what you can or cant do.you have the right to go anywhere you want,do anything you want. And still,somebody's always in your space trying to tell you what to do or where to go, or how to...
    SWagner1 SWagner1 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 13, 2011

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    Some Ppl Are Just Creepy

    I don't consider myself to be to physically affectionate with anyone other than my partner but I usually don't mind too much when people who are considered phycially affectionate are affectionate towards me but so long as they aren't creepy about it.I have a girlfriend who is...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F Jan 31, 2011

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    Now I know how much personal space counts.

    Now I know how life can become hell when secret chamber gets looted and valuables are put in auction.Now I know but ...................too late.....
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Dec 20, 2013

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    My Dream Bout My Friends Wedding

    Okaii I had a dream about my close friend getting married to dis guy dat she is recently talking to on facebook nd they were getting married in my old high schools church in Nauru (an island I come from) Nd I was one of her bridesmaid along side our 2 close friends and her maid...
    Mabz Mabz 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2011

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    I Like My Space

    I live in a land where there are a mere 3.4 people per square kilometre.  We have space everywhere.  Times change, and we are becoming less touchy-feely and more protective of the little bubble that surrounds us.  I don't mind getting close with people I know, or getting into...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    It's the final frontier!

    Crowds. At the métro, you risk someone grabbing your ***! Soccer games. Elbows. Hands on your breasts. Smiling apologies! It really is a frontier that many have boldly gone beyond!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    This Guy Cared Nothing About Me

    One day, life just bullied me. Elements were out of my control. I was depressed, I kept getting bad news. I wanted out. I wanted to die and suicide was on my mind a lot. I felt like I had no significant reason or purpose to be here where your days seem more sad and difficult...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F Sep 26, 2013

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    I Don't Like This

    I've only recently found this out about myself. I really don't like overly touchy feely people. It's ok in small amounts but when someone is constantly invading my space by either sitting too close, or touching my hands, or my hair or patting me all the time I get antsy, and if...
    explainit2me explainit2me 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Overall I'd say that I'm a pretty complicated person and it can prove difficult to understand me, but if people even spent just a little time to get to know me they would...
    Mousepadxyz Mousepadxyz 22-25, M May 7

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    In person, if you just push yourself into my personal bubble and force yourself into my personal space, then I become uncomfortable. If you're extroverted, do that and think I hate...
    THISarcane THISarcane 18-21, F May 8

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    Everyone must respect my personal space bubble..... But other people don't have them.
    AudioTravylerRavenwolf AudioTravylerRavenwolf 13-15, F 1 Response May 15

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    Why are so many millions of people taking to online social websites for companionship? We all have come here and to other websites for thousands of different reasons. Many are with...
    Jamestone73 Jamestone73 41-45, M 2 Responses May 4

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    So I go to Art Institute in California a private college and I have to say I have doubts about the students there. They are very selfish and untrustworthy. I am in my 30s returning...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3

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    i wish i knew how people really felt, how to tell if things are going okay. i can see aruas but its more of an energy, but this world still makes no since i could go on with my...
    Bitchenwolf Bitchenwolf 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My boyfriend has now been ignoring me for 13 days. I saw him yesterday with his mates & he looked so happy without me. Maybe he's just better off without me. My sister has messaged...
    Claricalle10 Claricalle10 22-25, F May 16

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    My boyfriend has now been ignoring me for 13 days. I saw him yesterday with his mates & he looked so happy without me. Maybe he's just better off without me. My sister has messaged...
    Claricalle10 Claricalle10 22-25, F 3 Responses May 16

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    My boyfriend has now been ignoring me for 13 days. I saw him yesterday with his mates & he looked so happy without me. Maybe he's just better off without me. My sister has messaged...
    Claricalle10 Claricalle10 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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    My boyfriend has now been ignoring me for 13 days. I saw him yesterday with his mates & he looked so happy without me. Maybe he's just better off without me. My sister has messaged...
    Claricalle10 Claricalle10 22-25, F May 16

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    My boyfriend has now been ignoring me for 13 days. I saw him yesterday with his mates & he looked so happy without me. Maybe he's just better off without me. My sister has messaged...
    Claricalle10 Claricalle10 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Some people just don't think about you feelings of other people. They are just concerned about only their. There is nothing wrong being concern about own feelings. But hurting...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M May 24

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    if people saw things through my eyes they would not complaining about everything I do that is not perfect. they would understand that my life is complex in more ways then I care to...
    tsnuggles tsnuggles 36-40, F May 3

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    I used to be sweet The world was a good place Then I met him,my life was never the same I used to let people show me who they are Now I take the time to figure them out Before I...
    kanonr kanonr 26-30, F 2 Responses May 13

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    A person starts ignoring you. Then, start giving you silent treatment and occasionally rude replies. You are getting hurt and angry too. You also stop regular talks but remains...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 5 Responses May 14

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    My family is trying their hardest to get me to commit to going to a shrink just because I didn't go to my dad's funeral. I thought people could grieve in their own way but...
    Princess201450 Princess201450 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    can u imagine how great it would be if people came with labels. if that were the case what would the label be for yourself. i think mine would say: a loyal person who will...
    1girl2find 1girl2find 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Warning labels would be amazing! Just wasted 3years of my life with a guy who I thought was loving warm kind..... Nope so wrong my mums just gotten very sick and the selfish...
    weemunchkin weemunchkin 22-25, F 2 Responses May 3

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    even better, a monitor on their forehead so you can see their thoughts. we'd all be in some serious trouble......
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M May 3

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    Ok so I'm a lesbian and I'm out at work. I have a straight coworker who acts like a jealous girlfriend all the time. What gives?!
    TheFemaleWinstonSmith TheFemaleWinstonSmith 41-45, F 1 Response May 5

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    New rule: if you're adding me, message me a "hello" or something because I never say hi first, I just don't. After all, I didn't add you, you added me.
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 4 Responses May 9

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    Born on this date in 1888 the great songwriter Irving Berlin who wrote, "God Bless America." Happy birthday in heaven to Irving Berlin who contributed greatly to this country with...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M May 11

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    Hey Burt Bacharach turns 87 today, happy birthday Mr. Bacharach. Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. One of the...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response May 12

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    If I did something for you yesterday that was then, today I'm not doing anything for you because I've changed, never get use to a routine because tomorrow isn't promised for you or...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M May 14

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    The word you're looking for is Asocial, not anti-social
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M May 15

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    hurting..... I wanna go back to starving myself....
    Storys123 Storys123 18-21, F 2 Responses May 17

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    my little 7 year old sis doesn't have any friend so every time i hang with my friend i bring her except for sleep overs and wen my friend and me are going to the beach but beside...
    supergirl4423 supergirl4423 13-15, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Happy 107th birthday in heaven to actor James Stewart in heaven. A great actor and person, a national icon, Stewart was born on this day in 1908. My favorite James Stewart movies...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M May 20

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    My friend punched my in my stomach. So I punched her back. I got ISS and she got nothing. Wtf.
    paigegandy paigegandy 13-15, F 1 Response May 20

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