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26 / M / some where 0.o
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Posted 5/28/08
NEETs are most common in England and Japan.
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28 / M / NY
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Posted 5/28/08
NEET stands for Not Employed, Educated, or Trained.
Posted 5/29/08
^I think thats slightly off..
If it was just that it wouldn't make sense.. since Satou did go to High School thus he was Educated.

The meaning of NEET should be more like Not in Employment, Education, or in Training.
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27 / M / England,Hertford
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Posted 5/29/08
I might become a hikikimori at this rate. but im okay with people sort of. just have to wait.
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I think you're getting hikkikomori wrong, a hikkikomori willingly isolates his/herself.
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31 / M / auckland
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Posted 6/2/08
i dunno.. i might be one
i have no problem talking to people. but even when there's hundred people around me i always feel alone

Watched that NHK anime though. So depressing to watch.
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There are many in the US. Far more common than one would think.

I'd bet many of the CR browsers are NEETs or hikikomoris. I'm almost one myself.
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25 / M / Lost
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Posted 6/4/08
not quite there yet but im workin on bein one
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32 / M / indonesia
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Posted 6/5/08
up : hehehe in this forum a lot people similar like yamasaki kun... hihihihi me too... 2 weeks never sleep, never take a bath.. and play anime songs same every time... but now begin more like ordinary people, i got bf stay home not my favorite activities more... hohohoho
Posted 6/7/08 , edited 6/7/08
Hmm well I'm definitely a NEET, but not out of choice since I'm disabled (I can't walk or stand for very long because I have myalgic encephalomyelitis)... but I've definately become quite a hikikomori over the last year or so. It started because I was ill and couldn't go out but these days its more that I really don't want to go out any more, I prefer being on my own, away from other people and spend about 23 hours a day in my room on the computer or sleeping (or not sleeping for around 2-4 days). Whenever I do go out it's usually only to the shop up the road for bread or milk (and even then only if it's really vital, I usually order food in) and when I do I feel like I'm always being watched and that everyone is looking at me and judging me/talking about me behind my back. Most of my IRL friends don't talk to me very much any more because I don't go out and socialise with them so I pretty much only have online friends. I play video games obsessively, particularly games like Taiko no Tatsujin DS that I try to beat my own scores in for up to 5 hours at a time. Sometimes I don't do anything at all and just lay on my bed in the dark (I'm pretty much nocturnal now but rarely turn my light on anyway) staring at the ceiling for hours, sometimes up to 4 or 5, usually just until I get really hungry or need the bathroom.

It's extremely insular and I probably only speak (orally) about 10 words a week unless I receive a phone call from someone which I have big anxiety about now because not speaking so much means that when I do I make a lot of mistakes with words and have a bit of a speech impediment now. Being a hikikomori is totally unglamorous.
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Posted 6/17/08 , edited 6/17/08
a hikikomori.. one of my childhood friends i believe is a hikikomori.. i was actually quite surprised when i watched the anime and learned about hikikomori's.. and from the moment i saw sato.. i instantly compared him to my friend.. he has the same mental panic attacks and constant paranoia about other people.. as well as almost non existent self-esteem.. he also constantly talks about how theyre are people out to get him and i suppose their is some sort of "conspiracy" against him.. he was diagnosed with some sort of psychological disorder.. but i believe the phrase "hikikimori" fits him well.. thats prolly why i never seen him out of his house unless he's forced to do so.. if anything.. if he lived alone like sato.. he'd definitely be a hikikomori

but then again.. im sure theres alot of gamers / otaku's who would be bordering on being a hikikomori.. well maybe not in the literal sense.. but would qualify as possibilities if they spend all day locked in their rooms playing games, watching anime's, or doing meaningless things?..i mean i know people who would rather be in their rooms than going outside or socializing with anyone.. but theyre not as severe as my friend.. i dont know why, but im just extremely fascinated by the concept.. and maybe.. like misaki.. i have a strange curiosity and willingness to help ..
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Posted 6/19/08
lol..like what senpai will say...its all a conspiracy...to turn every1 into hikikomori!!!
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I'm practically a hikkimori as is. I graduated from college, and have been ambling around in jobs, trying to find my niche, but not succeeding so far. I think I've ended up like alot of people after college, even when you do work, you end up working in an area you don't know anyone, so you just go to work, then go home, and just end up repeating the process. As someone just beginning to work, the people I work with tend to be far older, so I don't mesh as well with them. (Even though with my attitude they assume I'm the same age, even older in some cases). I mean, really, when you don't interact with people on a daily basis, how do you really go about breaking the hikkomori habit?

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Posted 6/22/08

Arcuied wrote:

I think you're getting hikkikomori wrong, a hikkikomori willingly isolates his/herself.


no i dont think so. I think im a hikikomori+otaku, and im really unhappy because of it.it is not we want to isolate ourself but going out is scary. when people look at you you will feel that they despise you, and it is really unpleasant, every time i step outof my house i always way looking at the floor, and when people talk to me i normally just mumble a little than walk away (i dint want to but its a reflex). people in my school always say i antisocial. but my case is not serious as i am a student and needs to go to school, and i am able to be more open online. I have tried several times going out with classmate but all ends up no good.
its really sux, hikkikomori
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RelicDemon wrote:


Arcuied wrote:

I think you're getting hikkikomori wrong, a hikkikomori willingly isolates his/herself.


no i dont think so. I think im a hikikomori+otaku, and im really unhappy because of it.it is not we want to isolate ourself but going out is scary. when people look at you you will feel that they despise you, and it is really unpleasant, every time i step outof my house i always way looking at the floor, and when people talk to me i normally just mumble a little than walk away (i dint want to but its a reflex). people in my school always say i antisocial. but my case is not serious as i am a student and needs to go to school, and i am able to be more open online. I have tried several times going out with classmate but all ends up no good.
its really sux, hikkikomori



Hikikomori s a Japanese term to refer to the phenomenon of reclusive individuals who have chosen to withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement due to various personal and social factors in their lives.

Although there are versions where the hikikomori may venture outdoors, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare defines hikikomori as individuals who refuse to leave their parents' house, and isolate themselves away from society in their homes for a period exceeding six months.

Moreover, clinically speaking, there is little difference between hikikomori and more formal clinical definition of people suffering from acute social withdrawal due to depression.

While many people feel the pressure of the outside world, and may feel uncomfortable in public (or "social anxiety"), a hikikomori reacts by complete social withdrawal to avoid all outside pressure.


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