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I Am Never Comfortable In Social Situations

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    Shy and Awkward

    I've always felt socially shy and awkward.  When I was a kid, I didn't have any huge problems socially.  I'd say it was maybe around fourth grade when I started to feel a little shy socially.  I started a new school that year and started to feel a little physically...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    Being Around Many People

    I've always had trouble being around groups of people. I feel like I don't fit in and suddenly I become quiet and shy to the point I feel like I want to start crying. I can't even be together with 2 friends. I won't do any talking. I am a very friendly person and I love...
    tickleshy tickleshy 46-50, F Apr 8, 2013

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    I Am a Loner In Social Situations

    I'd rather not say uncomfortable, but somehow end up being isolated in social situations. For instance, yesterday I was at a social function at work, farewell party really. I had went with a friend, but she knew most people there...so i'd be left all by myself and when I looked...
    kkgal kkgal 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    Different

    I believe I am in need of some advice from more experienced people. I always feel shaken by social events. I tend to speak in metaphors and the like. As a young person who is viewed as enept and creepy when I feel I am eloquient and insightful for my age,I am asking what should I...
    Ginnie Ginnie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2008

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    I Am Quiet And Seemingly Anti-social..but Am I?

    I am not capable of really talking to people. I think my ability to make friends has been decreasing. its really sad. At the end of last year i told myself i would make lots of amazing new friends who would adore me and that didn't turn out well. now I've got some friends, but...
    wecry04 wecry04 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    My Blog

    everyone please check out my blogs. i want everyone to check it out with social anxiety.. because  WE ARE NOT ALONE !!!! (: pleaase comment them saying anything thats on your mind. read my blog. it is truely powerful. i have social anxiety and i write about how i feel. please...
    amandabanana1 amandabanana1 18-21, F Dec 20, 2010

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    I Am Always the Quiet One.

    Usually I avoid  situations with just me and another person, especialy if it is someone I dont know that well. But even around my group of friends they always describe me as the quiet one. I have also ben described as shy, sensitive, introverted, and even socialy awkward and...
    PXL77 PXL77 19-21, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    Always Have Doubt and Feel Insecure

    I can fake confidence most of the time, depending upon the situation. But I am never completely comfortable and at-ease. I'm always second-guessing everything I do and say. I'm afraid others just won't like me or will judge me. I think I have just had a lot of negative...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Tired Of Feeling Like This

    I am afraid to admit how I feel in social situations because of my age.  I have been feeling out of place for as long as I can remember.  I have never felt comfortable around people and have been avoiding social situaltions all my life. Even with family members.  Leaving the...
    Trafe Trafe 56-60 4 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Situationally Shy

    I am great in one on one situations... actually I thrive on them.  I am just someone who does not like to be in massive groups.  I had a suprise hen night and it took me a few drinks just to make sure that I did not pass out.  I had fun in the end... but I was...
    Oregano Oregano 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2008

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    Mouse-y

    People always see me as quiet, shy or mousey... but that's not how I see myself. My internal world is pretty rich but I find it so hard to bring those thoughts, feelings and ideas out when I speak with people (especially people I don't know that well). I get nervous and I think...
    NorthernSky NorthernSky 22-25 Apr 30, 2009

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    Complicated...

    I have been told by my mother that I am destined to be a people-person. I have been told that I am very polite and I make my parents proud with my ability to socialize... Internally... I am sweating buckets, squirming, mentally exhausted, fidgetting, constant worrying...
    Neur0ticism Neur0ticism 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2008

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    Small Talk?? Kind of a Rant

    I never know what to say to people.  How do you learn the art of small talk anyways?  And what exactly is the point of being able to rattle on and on about a topic that you don't care about? This is why i am socially inept...  because i don't say anything...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2007

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    Agoraphobia??? Ptsd?

    ?? Social anxiety??? Or allergy to jerks??? Or all four??? Who the fok knows??? But i tense up and want to trounce My personal space is huge. Heart attacks on seroquel did that. Was spooked before. But could handle walmart. And elevators. Now??? Holy crap...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 26

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    A Life of Silence

    I just never know what to say when I'm around strangers or even acquaintances--I even have trouble talking with old friends that I haven't seen for several years. When I was younger people would find my shyness endearing, but now that I'm an "adult" it feels like people...
    bluepepper bluepepper 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2008

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    Seriously. I just don't like being around

    that many people. I prefer staying in my own comfortable little world away from society.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Yeah, I'm going to kinda rant here

    because this has been bugging me lately.I am so sick of people saying "If a girl is wearing revealing clothing she is 'asking for it'". Seriously, shut up.Just...shush.Why should what a girl chooses to wear excuse the behavior of a guy does to her? IT SHOULDN'T. You can argue...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Vroom Vroom *no Relation to the Entry*

    I'm good in one on ones, and talking to a small group, but more than three people gets a bit uncomfortable. More than three and I'm only talking to a select few, simply cuz I still don't know how to talk to multiple people at once, give them equal attention, and walk away from it...
    mixedview mixedview 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    i try to be nice to everyone

    and then i get mixed up with the wrong people
    soymari soymari 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I Dont Know Why!!

    social situations have just never been my thing, i mean, i do go out occasionally, but thats about it!!! i prefer being in the company of just a couple of people!!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2010

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    I Don't Know What's Wrong With Me

    Maybe I'm just too introverted or maybe it's social anxiety, but I don't like being around too many people. I'm okay with hanging out with 1-3 people, but even then I have to know them or else I won't want to go. Just today I was invited to go hang out at a house party of my...
    RatsieRizzo RatsieRizzo 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2008

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    Inferior.

    That's how I feel. Everyone else seems to be prettier or a better dancer, or is more witty and has more to talk about. EP is building my confidence though, When I first joined I thought, what have I got to share? but then you find yourself writing about all kinds and people reply...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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    Mini Shirt and Heels??

    hello, just thought I would share a little about me, the first time I went out dressed as a female it was in a short skirt and heels, My makeup was really bad and I had a lot of beer that day, belive it or not everyone was very sweet to me and of course there were always a few to...
    2bmtruely 2bmtruely 51-55 1 Response Dec 21, 2008

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    Annoys Me

    There was a time when I was the life and soul of a party! No one would dream of going for a drink without inviting me! A night out with me was the best - and everyone would have great fun.... so what happened? I have no idea, the most obvious answer would seem to be marraige, but...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Jul 24, 2008

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    My Step-Daughter'S College Graduation.

    This weekend, my beautiful step-daughter, Janene, made her college graduation from SUNY New Paltz. This was an outdoor event, which consisted of 5,000 people all together. 1,000 graduates and the rest relatives. Well, it rained the entire day. I couldn't wait to get indoors...
    tickleshy tickleshy 46-50, F May 21, 2013

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    Where Are My Training Wheels???

    I'm trying to do this whole being social thing.  But i feel like a kid trying to learn to ride a bike.  I don't understand social rules, i mean they are different in every situation, social circle and venue. Then you have to learn how to read all the social cues that...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Jun 18, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    When I was a child, I was always so soft-spoken that whenever anything bad happened at a family gathering, my cousins all blamed me, because they knew I wouldn't dare stand up for...
    medialahem medialahem 18-21 Oct 11

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    And I've been getting more socially awkward every passing day at school. I thought I was finally self confident enough to at least handle social situations with less angst, but I'm...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm extremely quiet, extremely shy, and VERY awkward around social situations. But under all that, I'm much more. If someone cares enough to get to know me, they will gain the most...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I have suddenly realized how much this has and will set me back. I get beyond terrified to go into new social situations. So now my friends have started leaving me behind. And that...
    marchz13 marchz13 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    My whole life I thought I was shy, but over the past year or so I'm realizing that I may have social anxiety. It seems like I am way more than just shy. If anyone can let me know...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    I began the first day of school, woke up more excited then ever. I picked out the clothes I'd wear the night before, I could barely sleep, constantly visualizing my friends and...
    looking4chances looking4chances 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't really know why I sign up for this website. I guess I just needed a place to receive some sort of feedback about... Whatever I write about. I would like to put into words...
    Andrea091 Andrea091 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    but I try my damned to make sure others don't feel that way. This means I am constantly liking and sharing my "friends" screenshots, art, and stories. I listen to their thoughts...
    DubstepEnderFox DubstepEnderFox 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    As much as I hate to admit it. I don't know the social protocol for some situations. Plus some people expect different things. When im in a group of people I am the quiet one...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I'm going to be honest here, but I hate seeing that I have a private message on here. I never reply to anyone and I just end up deleting the message anyway. I just cleaned out my...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I feel more comfortable with those who are female. Not strictly in a sexual sense, (although in some cases my sexual identity does come into it), but more to the point that I feel...
    randumblai randumblai 18-21, M Oct 11

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    I'd have to agree with someone else's story I just saw in this group, I may be cautious with my information but this really is probably more of the real me than anyone in real life...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    i have some major issues with this. just the other day i had a job interview. meditating and rehearsing did not do me any favours. my mind always seems to trigger this reaction...
    theAnonMouse theAnonMouse 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I always feel shy and awkward around people. I can tell myself is an introvert person. Rather than going out meeting people, i prefer stay in my house and spend time alone. I am an...
    rivenasheea rivenasheea 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Watching Tosh.0 in front of your family. At times... That is not very comfortable. XD
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    The Anti-Social ‘Social Networkers’ It seems to be a trend that is not going away. You are out with some friends, at a social gathering, mine was a bowling night, a group of 6...
    StereoTypical StereoTypical 41-45, M Oct 7

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    I have never wanted to be comfortable nude. I am comfortable being nude. I've always wondered why everyone is not comfortable being nude. I remember seeing a nudist magazine in my...
    seechuckstuff seechuckstuff 66-70, M 4 Responses Sep 22

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    Not comfortable enough to show my face not that I'm not confident of myself or that I think I'm ugly (Well I hope not) I just want to get a feel for this first and see if it's...
    Indicud57 Indicud57 22-25, M Sep 22

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    Ninety-nine percent of EP will only know me as Emerald or Em. My hubby is Red Neck, my daughter is Diva, and my son is The Boy. I live in Missouri.... large enough state to get...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I keep feeling an irregular level of anxiety whenever people don't reply my texts right away. I start to think I've said the wrong thing, and then I try to reason with myself with...
    lonelyavenger lonelyavenger 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    and yet, I find that I am conflicted about checking out the LGBT center at my school. Someone help me convince myself to go check it out. My social anxiety kicks into gear whenever...
    Fishees Fishees 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Im a grown woman with no friends and the older I get the more people I lose. The few people that have been in my life have often used me, the relationships have been very flaky...
    Tallulah25 Tallulah25 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Well, technically no, but when it comes to girls, I don't feel so comfortable. I've been through so many rejections that it's been difficult to see girls without saying "oh she's...
    pjxd50 pjxd50 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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