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View Poll Results: Ever found yourself weird compared to others, but caused by personality?

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    It's hard to know who to open up to and who you can't. But without risking >being hurt, it'd be impossible to open up to anyone. I know you know this, >it's just a hard thing to do. Totally understandable. It's rather like a sifting >process to see who you can and who you can't open up to. And it's not >straightforward.
    This was what I was thinking as I read through the discussion. I really identify with the posts people have been making and the comments. I often feel so lonely, like there is no one I can safely open that piece of myself to.

    For me, I find one place, situation, or person where I can be open. Maybe one friend from a long time ago who still keeps trust, a calm location that charges my batteries a bit, or something. Then I can get back out there and get through the awkwardness that is social situations and me.

    I had a job in dorms as an undergrad student, and while I thrived on it for the first year (I had the smallest hall of girls to get to know, and it was great for the idealist and world-shaker in me), the second year when I had to try to do it all over again took everything out of me. I had one long distance friend who I called when it just got too overwhelming, and I kind of let that get me through. But I know I had it amazingly well in that regard - I've run into a lot of serious people in my lifetime and clung to them for dear life. And somehow they don't all get scared off.

    So, yeah, I try to remember to focus on the little things that are still there when I hit super-lonely-panic mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffy1123 View Post
    This was what I was thinking as I read through the discussion. I really identify with the posts people have been making and the comments. I often feel so lonely, like there is no one I can safely open that piece of myself to.

    For me, I find one place, situation, or person where I can be open. Maybe one friend from a long time ago who still keeps trust, a calm location that charges my batteries a bit, or something. Then I can get back out there and get through the awkwardness that is social situations and me.

    I had a job in dorms as an undergrad student, and while I thrived on it for the first year (I had the smallest hall of girls to get to know, and it was great for the idealist and world-shaker in me), the second year when I had to try to do it all over again took everything out of me. I had one long distance friend who I called when it just got too overwhelming, and I kind of let that get me through. But I know I had it amazingly well in that regard - I've run into a lot of serious people in my lifetime and clung to them for dear life. And somehow they don't all get scared off.

    So, yeah, I try to remember to focus on the little things that are still there when I hit super-lonely-panic mode.
    I can definitely relate with freakish similarity of situation. Right now I'm in second year living in dorms. First year, I ended up in one of the two smallest dorm buildings on campus ( 60 people? ) and it was perfect because I knew everyone on my floor and that was enough for me. Now that I'm in second year, everyone's a bit scattered and although I didn't really confide in them all, the ones I did are gone and I'm left to try to start over. If I find any serious people that I get along with, I should do the same and never let go, hehe.

    I'll take your advice and try to focus on what I do have.

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