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I Am Socially Awkward

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    I hate when people at restaurants say "enjoy

    your food" like... Don't tell me what to do..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    Do you remember how,

    as a kid, when the doorbell rang, you'd run to the door out of curiosity to see who it is? Now I just run to my room lol somebody needs to learn socializing skills. Nailed it.
    VanishedDea VanishedDea 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    So I was at a grocery store today

    and a high school guy pushes my cart to my families car. Then he starts hitting on me in front of my uncle and I'm like WTF and so all I said was, "I'm in 8th grade" and got in the car. Yes, smooth indeed.
    CYANIDExSILENCE CYANIDExSILENCE 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Every time someone starts a conversation with

    me I end up spending too much time over analyzing my answers so my opportunity to respond has passed. I usually remain silent or just say "hm." Those times when I'm actually talkative are nice and I like that I can hold a decent conversation, but those usually leave me mentally...
    1Nanotherlife 1Nanotherlife 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    Ive always been a very keep to myself kind of

    person. I dont like people knowing my business, my weaknesses. Talking about that stuff makes me uncomfortable. I act emotionless or like i dont care most of the time. I do that to avoid question that i dont wanna answer. Sometimes i feel bad about how emotionally distant and...
    raynbow32 raynbow32 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    It literally seems like I can't talk to a

    person of the opposite sex for more than two minutes without looking away or awkwardly fidgeting. I give up. I'm forever a rock. If you need me, I'll be laying on the floor with my hands over my face.
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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    Person: "So, what are you wearing?

    " Me: "Oh, mostly skin today. And some clothes."
    LullabyForAnInsomniac LullabyForAnInsomniac 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    When ever I talk to someone I never sure what

    to say. So I say something and it goes down hill from there.
    ThomasKR ThomasKR 16-17, M 7 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    I am sick of being socially awkward.

    I remember every single awkward situation that happened to me when I say something that makes no sense and then this moment of silence with every one staring at me thinking That I am retarded. it seems that I am also becoming awkward online when someone is texting me my mind...
    AHAAE AHAAE 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Even if I plan out a perfectly good

    conversation in my head I end up saying something silly
    Sakura09girl Sakura09girl 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I Can't Start Up A Good Converstation

    In public, here, on other websites. When ever I try to make friends. It becomes awkward. I'll say something like this: "Er hello...so you like waffles?" Or something that is in there username.. "Hello! you like cats right? I see from your username you must be a cat person...
    RiuChan RiuChan 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2012

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    I'm becoming socially awkward

    even with my own friends now :/
    LastLove96 LastLove96 18-21, M Mar 2

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    briagvnn briagvnn 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 25

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    Oh look, awkward me still hasn't changed.

    . Still super awkward when it comes to guys and relationships...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    The awkward thing of being socially awkward is

    when realise that there is no cure or a pill to help you with your awkwardness ...so you're probably always going to be an awkward person for the rest of your life. Well you can try to not be awkward but trying to not be awkward is really awkward... Oh I hate my awkward life...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My mother even gave me the nickname "baby

    giraffe" because I'm so clumsy.
    jessikajesse2 jessikajesse2 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm Very Socially Awkward

    Okay, So I suppose I am : shy, weird, socially inept, awkward, etc. I have social anxiety and always blank out when people talk to me. And, I always think of the worst situation that could happen at any given moment anywhere in public where there's people around. I hate being...
    lostgirl88 lostgirl88 18-21, F 180 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    ughh, i'm not a social butterfly,

    i am stupid when i'm with strangers, i'm not good in making new friends. And i'd love to overcome my "awkwardness"!!!!
    CNNMelissa CNNMelissa 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    But seriously, if I just word vomit AND smile

    will that make me seem ... Like... Basically ok?
    Menk1992 Menk1992 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm usually really awkward,

    like I get scared talking to people a lot. It just makes me nervous. Ever since I joined EP for the most part I feel welcomed. So I'd like to thank everyone that's been so nice and nonjudgmental
    Euphoricbunnymaster Euphoricbunnymaster 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Have you ever been in a conversation

    and realized you've made the situation awkward, like realized it the exact moment when it happened?
    acrow22 acrow22 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I want to meet new people

    but I never know how to.
    gamerdog210 gamerdog210 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 7

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    The Wedding Experience

    I attended the wedding of a friend this weekend. I knew a handful of people there, but not too many.Some of the people, I hadn't seen in years. I was okay with the standards - "What have you been up to?", "Where do you live?", "How many kids do you have?", etc. After that...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 6 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    So i'm a senior in high school

    and I was in class about a month ago and I was wearing a thong because I had very tight jeans on and didn't want to have any panty lines. So apparently you could see my thong because my male teacher came up and put his hand very low on my back and said that my panties were...
    XxXTangoMangoXxX XxXTangoMangoXxX 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm soo awkward I don't

    even have online friends. Hhhaaaaa
    thisissamwut thisissamwut 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 20

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    I am very envious of people

    who can make friends anyplace anytime! I don't have the people skills to maintain current relations, making new ones are not my forte! I am the guy who sits alone in his room on weekends :( i hate it and dont seem to know what to do!
    misterweirdo misterweirdo 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I suck at socializing,

    that's why I avoid it so much..
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    So I was at a store where everything is behind

    the counter and you had to ask the employees behind the counter what you need. I needed a flash drive and I asked the employee for one and while I was waiting there, A middle-aged woman walked up to the counter and was right next to me. She looked at my direction and asked "What...
    doge5263 doge5263 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    One of my biggest struggles is wanting to talk

    to someone, but not knowing what to talk about.
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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    it sometimes pains me not to comment on my

    family members fb post, my 22 year old niece wrote how someone mistaked her for looking 18 and she was happy that she "looks young" followed by other family members saying "its so fab that you can look so young at your age!!"....I sooo wanted to write "cause you are f*ckin young...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 6 Responses May 7

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    So another good friend of mine recently lost

    her virginity to her boyfriend of only several months, and I feel weird and awkward about being the only virgin left in my group of "friends". Now it's weird when they talk about sex, cuz im just blankly staring, not understanding a word of what they're talking about. It seems...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 2

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    well i am more the loner type & its hard

    for me to interact with ppl. alot of ppl take it personally but they just don't understand what its like. i feel so awkward around other ppl. its nothing against ppl. its just i don't know what to say. i have bad experiences with the public in the past. i just try not to repeat...
    Benae Benae 26-30, F 10 Responses May 31, 2014

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    I'm so scared of social interaction

    that I can't even order food at Mc.Donald's without having mental debate at wether or not the guy just glared at me for ordering tea.
    CYANIDExSILENCE CYANIDExSILENCE 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Wallflower369 Wallflower369 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Though I try my best,

    I cannot hide the fact I am not from this world. Clumsy to the point that people wonder if I do it on purpose. Laughing when I shouldn't, and not laughing when it's expected. Misunderstandings... everywhere. "What is WRONG with you?!" - everyone ever I swear, I come in peace...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    What I say: "Hello, nice to meet you.

    " What I think: "Hello, I'm socially awkward. Please don't hate me."
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 21 Responses Feb 1

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    I'm an introvert. And my mom thinks being like

    that is anti-social (she is the biggest, extroverted blabbermouth). So she forces me to do social things, A LOT of social things. And to top it all off, my siblings call me socially awkward just because of that.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I Never Have Much to Say...

    ...but I have so much on my mind! As the username implies, I'm one of those spacey, nature-loving hippy types. I like to think deeply about EVERYTHING and that gets me into trouble socially most of the time. I tend to zone out when I don't feel included in the conversation - and...
    NewAgeHippy NewAgeHippy 18-21 29 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    i tried being nice to a woman by holding the

    door open for her.. but for some reason she didn't seem to like it.. she kept screaming "i'm peeing in here" :'D
    ESMatricX ESMatricX 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    I always see the same guy in my English

    and human development class where ever I go ... But I am so awkward lol I'm going to talk to him today so he won't be lonely hopefully I won't be that awkward
    lourrysjeans lourrysjeans 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I think I just met the most intriguing person

    on EP. I seriously get goosebumps just talking to her- hell just looking at her. I'm generally confident but this girl has got he against the wall and she doesn't even know it <3
    Hereforlols Hereforlols 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 25

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    But I've learnt that no answer is better

    than an awkward, forced answer. So now I'm known as the quiet one.
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I Am Painfully Awkward.

    And I don't mean that to be "quirky". A lot of people, I've noticed tend to lovingly describe themselves or their friends as awkward for having out-of-the-box thinking. For example, I remember going to the movies and seeing some people I knew from college sitting a few rows ahead...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Of Course You Are Too.,

    I don't think that some one would spend time on this site at all if they weren't socially awkward.  So, if you are reading this, then I think it is only fair that you too join this group.  Thank you.
    thisisnolongerfun thisisnolongerfun 26-30, M 12 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    my SIL is pregnant with her 6th child,

    there are times I just wish I could say "it's a vag*na not a clown car" ...but I don't feel like being beaten by a pregnant woman
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    It's not that I can't carry a conversation,

    I'm just too scared to. I'm afraid of saying what's on my mind because of being judged or having someone take something I said the wrong way. Sometimes I go through an entire conversation in my head, almost planning it out before I talk to the person and then when I finally do...