Are you afraid of rejection??

United States
June 25, 2008 1:13pm CST
Hi everyone. I was wondering why we can't always be transparent when it comes to people/friends that we know/interact with face to face. Maybe it has to due with rejection. At least that is sometimes the case for me. Don't get me wrong...I'm the same here at Mylot that I am off of Mylot. I just get concerned with opening up with people off line because I sometimes worry about rejection. At least that has been my experience with some of my "friends" in the past. What do you think? Are you like an open book off line like you are here? Or are you closed off a bit for fear of rejection? God bless :)
4 responses
• United States
25 Jun 08
Yes i am scared of rejection from my husband now anyone else i could careless about what other people do... it just my husband i'm scared of rejection from
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• United States
25 Jun 08
I know how that can be. In the early part of our marriage I was afraid of that too. But he's still here after beating him up...so I think I'll keep him ha ha. I'm sure your hubby is the lucky one :0) God bless :)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I hope he feels as lucky as i do... I love my husband we only have been married for 2 months going on 3 months
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• United States
26 Jun 08
I might be afraid of rejection. I don't like admitting my fears and stuff, so I'm going to say maybe, lol. I feel slightly more comfortable telling more about myself online than in person. But I still have a tendency to hold back a lot. So I'm not an open book at all.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
It really depends on how well I know the person I am interacting with. In reality I am very afraid of rejection. I have been hurt by some people who were supposed to be very close to me and in many ways that has made me very timid. Of course, that is just life and I work hard to get past that. Plus when I am relaxed it is easier to enjoy myself. But being so shy has made it hard for me to get to know people in my new location (we moved from Michigan to Texas). Well, shyness coupled with lack of a car and I am just one big mess with few friends here in Texas.
• United States
25 Jun 08
well I guess that makes me a mess too :0) Let's me messy together ha ha ha Texas from Michigan? Wow that's quite away from home. Military?
• United States
25 Jun 08
Oops...I meant let's BE messy together. I have to remember to spell check.
• United States
25 Jun 08
LOL...nope not the military. It is actually rather more complicated then that. Michigan doesn't have many jobs and there are a lot of unemployed people there. My husband had a horrible temp job where some days he went to work and waited to see if they had anything for him to do (unpaid) and then was sent home after waiting for a few hours for free because their wasn't anything for him to do. So, we were invited to Wisconsin by his cousins. We went there and he got a better job, but was still temp and they laid him off without warning. So, his dad had finally gotten a permanent job (he had been looking for over a year because they didn't want to leave Michigan). His new job was in Texas where jobs were really plentiful. Peter (my husband) moved down here while the baby, my disabled mom, and I stayed in Wisconsin. Then we moved here after three months. We have now been here a year, but with no car, my husband working 13-14 hours a day Monday-Friday and sometimes Saturday as well I don't get out much! I usually just say I moved from Michigan because I lived in Michigan for 23 years and Wisconsin for 10 months...
• United States
26 Jun 08
I wouldn't say I'm scared of rejection more along the lines of being content with it. In life there has to be rejections not everything is perfect. Without rejections people wouldn't be able to better themselves. Am I beginner writer so I'll be faced with a lot of rejections for my writing because I know that every article or story I write will not be perfect the first time. As much as I would like it to be I know it's not. Rejection is one of those things that have to happen.