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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-13-09 08:51 PM
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I've been told by others who, noticing that I'm so shy, say I'm "afraid of people."
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But to me there's nothing further from the truth--when I like being alone in my apartment (except for my cat) and don't like crowds, I like living near people and going places by myself like the library and bookstores.

To me a person who's "afraid of people" is the sort who'd run away to someplace like Montana and build a cabin in the woods like the Unabomber--and that isn't me. That kind of life would bore me.

Has anyone ever told you they thought you were "afraid of people?" Do you think that fits?
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  -I've been told by others who, noticing that I'm so shy, say I'm "afraid of people." Louisiana1976  Sep-13-09 08:51 PM   #0 
  - Seems to me the sort who'd say that has a 'problem,' or issue,  elleng   Sep-14-09 06:02 PM   #1 
  - Well said--someone like that does seem self-centered....  Louisiana1976   Sep-14-09 06:46 PM   #4 
  - People have told me, not 'afraid' but ... rude. Oh you were rude  david13   Sep-14-09 06:13 PM   #2 
  - Yep, keep on trying. As for me, while I haven't been called "rude,"  Louisiana1976   Sep-14-09 06:42 PM   #3 
     - Rude, snobbish, you think you're better than everybody, yes,  david13   Sep-14-09 09:41 PM   #5 
     - Sure, we ARE better than everybody.  elleng   Sep-14-09 09:46 PM   #6 
     - And you say (or think!) 'So What?'  elleng   Sep-14-09 09:48 PM   #7 
        - exactly!  shanti   Oct-19-10 10:19 PM   #21 
  - I guess the question that wasn't asked is ... "Why are you so shy?"  david13   Sep-15-09 08:07 PM   #8 
  - Right--that would have been a good question....  Louisiana1976   Sep-16-09 04:43 PM   #9 
     - Ergo, it still is. dc  david13   Sep-16-09 08:07 PM   #10 
  - Only people that know me well  rrneck   Sep-16-09 10:46 PM   #11 
  - I just enjoy my own company  eilen   Sep-19-09 01:40 PM   #12 
  - I prefer my own company too.  Louisiana1976   Sep-23-09 07:20 PM   #13 
  - When I was younger, I WAS afraid of people. It seemed to me that they  Nay   Sep-28-09 05:06 PM   #14 
  - Just wanted to say...  redqueen   Sep-30-09 12:34 PM   #15 
  - Gosh, could I identify with a lot of things you said in your first paragraph. nt  raccoon   Apr-16-10 11:01 AM   #16 
  - I greatly enjoy being "around" people in ways that don't involve really interacting with them.  iris27   May-23-10 01:39 AM   #17 
  - I was considered "shy" as a kid.  LWolf   Jul-01-10 09:01 AM   #18 
  - No No No  catchnrelease   Aug-28-10 02:21 AM   #19 
  - Has anyone ever told me I was afraid of people?  chillspike   Sep-09-10 06:42 AM   #20 
 

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