I Am Not Good At Meeting New People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 231 People


    i used to be very outgoing and i had many friends in highschool. but my freshman and sophomore years i drank heavily. i guess that was a big contributor to why i had so many friends. in 11th and 12th grade i was slowly ending my friendship with alcohol and starting a new...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 12, 2007


    I say that I am not good at meeting new people because I am, but sometimes I am not shy around certain people. I think it has more to do with their role in my life. If it's in class, I will probably only speak to the person if we're assigned to be in a group (which I hate...
    Ronise Ronise
    Dec 30, 2008

    To Shy and Scared...

    I'm so shy when it comes to meeting new people it's pathetic.   I'm too shy to approach someone I don't know and I never know what to say...I usually just blend into the background or hold the wall up... 
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2008

    Socially Awkward

    Each conversation starts with a hi and ends five minutes later with oh yeah well i gotta go now, and none have ever returned. I question if its me, am to eerie or expressive? I don't not want friends but the way people disregard me when i show nothing but friendlyness makes me...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2011

    I Am Sort of Antisocial

    I have always been very shy and bed at making friends. It was not until this year that I have really started to struggle. My dad has been calling my antiscoial, and I almost never see my friends except for school. I don't know what to do. I feel like I never have fun anymore...
    lolachicken444 lolachicken444
    Dec 30, 2008

    Invisible Wall, What Is Wrong With Me?

    This is getting so difficult, I just turned bloody 40! and it seems like nothing has changed since I was a very lonely teenager. For some periods in life I managed to have some friends, then they would move or I would move, and I am getting worse and worse at making friends. I...
    Darkvalley Darkvalley
    41-45, F
    Oct 16, 2012

    It Feels Like It's Just Me

    Honestly, I'm jealous of most people I know. It seems like everyone else can just go walk up to anybody, start a conversation, and make a new friend on a whim. I've never been able to be like that and I've only gotten worse as time has gone on. I've reached the point that I can't...
    VegaTomoshibi VegaTomoshibi
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 11, 2013


    i absolutely hate meeting new people. i get so anxious...whats weird is that i loooove being social. i love to go out and have fun. the mall, the bar, walmart (kidding) BUT if i have to personally interact with someone i dont know very well i freak the hell out on the inside...i...
    misskrissywithaK misskrissywithaK
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Mar 27, 2009

    I Shy

    I have a really problem when talking to people face to face in the uni. my writing exams are perfect but my face to face exams are awful 
    firemichel firemichel
    18-21, M
    Jul 29, 2010

    Not Good

    the biggest problem that i face while meeting new people is best described by Pink Floyd song "Lost for words".I don't know wht to say to someone i don't know or for dat matter meeting 4 da 1st tym.....maybe i m too worried of being judged......all the time.....
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 30, 2009

    Not Exactly Sure How To Go About It..

    i do not have any friends. the only friend i had was my ex-wife of 13 years. with work and family i never took the time to make friends or keep in touch with old ones thinking i already had my best friend for the rest of my life. where i am now in life it is difficult for me to...
    riversedge riversedge
    31-35, M
    Aug 30, 2012

    i'm Often Nervous Aroun...

    i'm often nervous around new people, but i've found that i am much less nervous if the people i'm meeting have got open and outgoing personalities.
    earthdragon earthdragon
    31-35, F
    Jul 23, 2008

    No Idea How

    i have no idea how to meet anyone.I don't drink,so ferget bars.I just have no ideas.I travel a lot, gone 2 weels at a time,all over the USA.then go back for another week.Have a lttle idea where to next,I just have no idea,Where?When?How?lol at 59+ maybe I just need to forget the...
    dr084 dr084
    56-60, M
    Mar 13, 2011

    Sometimes I Talk Too Much And Get Overly Excited Or..

    I noticed most of the stories here are about being shy when talking to people. I don't get shy much unless it's someone I admire or feel inadequate in comparison, like my mother-in-law. You see, I've been struggling to make some girl friends around my area for so long. I can...
    velvetaurora velvetaurora
    26-30, F
    Apr 4, 2011

    I wish one day I could just meet someone who's

    totally different and into me and as unique as I am who's non conformed and who is just happy and purses me a little. I'm a man I don't mind it 90% of the time but it's attractive for women to be aggressive who know what they want. Who dosent give it to me on the first time and...
    bradman1390 bradman1390
    22-25, M
    Aug 20, 2014


    Just like that innocent until proven guilty, if you are new you are hated until proven i like you. I am just on guard all the time. but if i see something i like in you then it will go away.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    Mar 9, 2010
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