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I'm the same.

I don't volunteer personal information, don't let people use my computer, read things I've written, come inside my house, or anything like that. Hardly anyone I am acquainted with knows anything about my personal life, and I like it that way.
 

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Yeah me too, I think SA-People tend to be paranoid and very private about their stuff because they feel uncomfortable about themself when with people.

People that are easy-going, outgoing dont care what others thinks ofn them, they would share the most ridicouls things with you. We worry about the smallest details what people might think and how this would come off on strangers.
 

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In real life, absolutely. I do not like people that i don't know very well coming into my house, using my things, ect. I even get aggravated when my husband asks questions about things I am looking at on the internet or something that I am reading. For some reason, I don't mind sharing personal information with people in cyberspace...don't know why, maybe it is because i will never meet them.

I have a funny (well maybe more odd or pitiful really) story.....I had a baby in November 2007, and my mother in law (who makes my anxiety hit the roof) was trying to force herself into my home/hospital, ect. she was preplanning all of this, and planning on bringing her husband, daughter and mother. she told my husband she was going to come to the hospital and to our home whether we liked it or not. I was due november 7th.....by halloween, I had a full body rash and chronic insomnia due to worrying about my MIL invading my privacy. I asked my husband to TELL her not to come until we had a few days to ourselves. well that caused ww3. she insisted we were being selfish and that the family is "supposed to help out." I knew at that point I wasn't going to make it mentally, so I went and talked to my dr who told me he would give me pitocin (this is a drug that puts you into labor) on any day i wanted because the physical anxiety symptoms were so bad. so i scheduled it for the night before a day my MIL was out of town, that way it lessened the chances of her showing up. I honestly do not know what I would have done if she would have shown up while I was having a baby or shortly thereafter. probably passed out.
 

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In real life, absolutely. I do not like people that i don't know very well coming into my house, using my things, ect. I even get aggravated when my husband asks questions about things I am looking at on the internet or something that I am reading. For some reason, I don't mind sharing personal information with people in cyberspace...don't know why, maybe it is because i will never meet them.

I have a funny (well maybe more odd or pitiful really) story.....I had a baby in November 2007, and my mother in law (who makes my anxiety hit the roof) was trying to force herself into my home/hospital, ect. she was preplanning all of this, and planning on bringing her husband, daughter and mother. she told my husband she was going to come to the hospital and to our home whether we liked it or not. I was due november 7th.....by halloween, I had a full body rash and chronic insomnia due to worrying about my MIL invading my privacy. I asked my husband to TELL her not to come until we had a few days to ourselves. well that caused ww3. she insisted we were being selfish and that the family is "supposed to help out." I knew at that point I wasn't going to make it mentally, so I went and talked to my dr who told me he would give me pitocin (this is a drug that puts you into labor) on any day i wanted because the physical anxiety symptoms were so bad. so i scheduled it for the night before a day my MIL was out of town, that way it lessened the chances of her showing up. I honestly do not know what I would have done if she would have shown up while I was having a baby or shortly thereafter. probably passed out.
I would say I'm pretty private and don't let anyone see what I'm looking at on the internet or whatever! Lol that is a funny story! I would've been nervous too if a future Mother-in-law (an intrusive one at that) were around while I was giving birth! I've heard so many horror stories about mother-in-laws! I'm kinda scared to get married lol

Yeah I guess I like to be pretty private!
 

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I know I am. I always have my computer locked and never let anyone use it, because if they go into google or whatever and hit any letter, a list will pop up with everything I've searched beginning with that letter. I search some weird random things and for some reason get embarassed and extremely anxious when people use my computer.
In general I just value my privacy a lot. I don't like when other people know what I'm doing.
Yea I am private about alot of things. If I found out someone was going through my stuff or something, there would be trouble!! I am also very careful about what information I give out to people, etc.
 

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Yeah, i'm a bit paranoid though I know in reality, people won't won't bother to do CSI on me but still, I like a bit of privacy.
 

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I hate when people read stuff I wrote when they know I was the one who wrote it or I won't let people see what I'm looking up on the computer. I also won't talk about myself and I hate it when people ask questions about my personal life or my goals or whatever because I feel as though it's sorta intrusive and none of their business. That's probably the reason why I never talk to people because I'm just not comfortable with talking about myself or about things that go on in my life (not that there's a lot going on to begin with).
 

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Surprisingly, no. I don't care if people read my stuff, I share a lot of private things with people I don't know that well. I almost always admit fault, admit to doing stupid/crazy things, then laugh about it.
 

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I am private in an extreme.
I have lived alone for years and that is the way I want it. For about 3 years after I graduated from college I shared a house with other people and I nearly had a nervous breakdown from the lack of privacy. It was worse than living in a dorm. Dorm life in school for me was a literal nightmare. No privacy at all.
 

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I'm a very private person, I don't like to share personal information...and if I do inadvertently, it just adds to my paranoia. The more I hear about other people being uber-private, the more paranoid I get that I'm not being private enough!

We have a shared computer, so I'm always careful to delete my search and browsing history if there's anything I don't want anyone to see.
 

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I'm extremely secretive, no doubt about it. My perception is this, if I give people more information than what meets the eye, people will have a lot more stuff that they can use to judge me, or try to make a tool out me for expressing myself. I live life with no strings attach and I'd hate to be some puppet because some douche chooses to blackmail me.
 

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Ctrl+shift+del is my friend. Oh, and I love the idea of Google Chrome's incognito windows, though I'm not using Chrome atm. I tried the distrust add-on for Firefox, but didn't like it - anyone recommend a different add-on that does a similar thing?

If someone I don't want to talk to asks my name, I always give a fake one. Makes it much easier. I hate giving up info like my date of birth, my phone number or my address - my ex work didn't know my adress or home phone no - they can't find me ha ha! Yeah. I'm rather private and rather paranoid.
 

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Very. I don't like people in my business.
 

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This is my first time on here and I know very little about Social Anxiety though I was diagnosed with it years ago. This post stuck out to me right away because I am extremely private and many people in my life have accused me a being "sneaky" or "weird" about my stuff in my life. I have just been this way for as long as I can remember.
 
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