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I Am Socially Awkward

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    It's hard to feel... invested in conversation,

    for lack of a better word. I find myself just not caring. I've heard it all before, or the direction of words is too predictable. I try to keep it interesting by saying random words that come to mind... "Mom I gotta go, the chimney just fell on my turtle." She knows I don't have...
    disciple556 disciple556 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    BEING AWKWARD IS NOT CUTE.

    HAVING SOCIAL ANXIETY IS NOT CUTE. IT IS EMBARRASSING AND I HATE IT! Stop romanticizing things that hurt!
    haleyybearr haleyybearr 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    Even though I have many friends I still have my

    moments of awkward silence. Sigh
    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 21

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    It's nothing new, I've always been the

    personification of awkwardness and making matters worse, I can remember every second of awkwardness VERY clearly. I've forgotten many of my most happy memories and now I feel shocked when my mother tells me about them, but I can remember every awkward experience and interaction...
    JustBlueEyes JustBlueEyes 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Until you get know me.

    Then I'm still socially awkward but people get used to it heh ^_^
    ChthonicMassacre ChthonicMassacre 16-17, F Nov 26

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    This was a few years ago I was really shy I

    still am especially when it comes to stranger all my life my mum used to cut my hair for me since she used to be a hairdresser and she enjoyed doing it? But then they sent me to a hairdresser so I could get it 'professionally' done or whatever hahahaha but I was so awkward I...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I really hate people,

    mostly girls who are like "omg hehe hi I'm awkward 🙈🙊😘" and it's like no you're not awkward you just think it's cute to act like you have no brain or social skills.
    alexxaaa alexxaaa 18-21, F Dec 29, 2013

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    Thought I was... until I met others

    who just make me questions mine lol not judging or anything but some people just make me like whaaaaa? tf ? lol
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Story of my life :/ I get super nervous in

    crowds or whenever I'm around people in general
    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    I am socially awkward in a way

    that is somewhat complementary (I think) to many posting here. I have very little trouble reading other people, and responding (superficially?) in an appropriate manner. I have very little trouble in a group situation "saying the right thing" or in a new introduction, figuring...
    JacquesSade JacquesSade 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 2

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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 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I absolutely hate public speaking.

    I'm more of an observer rather than the one people observe. I have a presentation in class tomorrow and I am already nervous. It's not that big of a deal but it's in front of 60 people. On top of that my hands shake off and on quite normally on a day to day basis but when I talk...
    ShatteredButNotLost ShatteredButNotLost 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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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

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    A while ago, walking down the street,

    when a good looking guy asked me where the nearest bar was. I was so flustered I spat out " No thank you" and sprinted across the street, almost getting hit by a car...UGH!!
    Kckiss88 Kckiss88 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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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

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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

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    I hate it. I can't approach people,

    I can't even approach my own boyfriend... It sucks
    TylerOakleyIsBae TylerOakleyIsBae 13-15, F Dec 3

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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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    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

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    I don't even like people honestly.

    I don't think I'm superior or anything I just genuinely don't find conversation with others stimulating. It's always just bullshit about other people.
    penilane penilane 18-21, F 4 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 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Sometimes I can be since I'm shy

    but I'm usually better once I open up to someone. I have a question though; I texted someone I'm interested on; don't know him too well. But it was just a general how are you doing; check out the snow kind of text. He read it about an hour and a half ago. I know this because of...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F Nov 18

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    I hate this. I'm so freakin awkward

    and I'm absolutely cannot stand it. I had college today and it went awful. Then my Mom and I got into a huge fight. I just want to move out, I just want things to go well. :( I don't know about things, about the future. Everything is seeming like way to much. :'(
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I'm always afraid if I'll say something weird

    or hurtful, so most of the time I won't say anything at all.
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    People always find it hard to believe,

    but I'm seriously so shy... Like... I had a mental breakdown when my mom made me go to the dentist alone... Hahaha, I'm really awkward to be around, and I really hate it
    treya15 treya15 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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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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    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 9 Responses Aug 29

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    I'm so awkward that I can't

    even express proper gratitude because my "thank you's" get stuck in my throat or something. Instead of being polite, which was originally my intention because I know it's the right thing to do, I skip the thank yous and let my guilt eat me alive. Ughhh
    irispres irispres 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    That awkward moment when your mother forces you

    to sit with a family member your age that you didn't see in more than 10 years or even spoken to and you end up barely even talking trying to fiddle with your phone and look like you're doing something.....yh that's me right now... It's like she expects me to become best friends...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    Hello, I'm Awkward.

    I am the most awkward person I know. I look around me and see all of these 'normal' people, going about their lives, able to go out into the world. And then I look in the mirror and see this awkward mess staring back at me. I try so hard to fit in while at the same time being...
    Faulting Faulting 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    I am so awkward. I'm

    even awkward when talking to people online, I'm just so shy and a lot of the time I mess up my words, or things don't come out how I want them too, etc. Most of the time the things I say or how I reply just seem weird, when I don't mean it like that at all
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 29

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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

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    I am very self conscious,

    afraid of making myself look like an idiot to those I want to think highly of me. I grew up trying to make elders proud of me and often it seemed to be the cause embarrassment among those my own age. I never developed good social skills...
    cdchrystal cdchrystal 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    I bloody hate being socially awkward especially

    if I want to get a girlfriend :( no wonder why I haven't been on a date I just don't talk to girls it's like they have a brick wall infront In them and I can't get to them
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M Dec 2

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    Not in the 'oh heehee look at me im

    so awkward aren't i adorable' way. It's more like a "oh god what do i do what do i say people are looking at me and they think im weird dont **** up wait i ****** up im so stupid im going to go cry now' kind of thing.
    TheQueenOfPunkRock TheQueenOfPunkRock 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    NOT. Anyone wanna have a not

    so awkward convo. ill make sure it isn't (:
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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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

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    I always manage to do and/or say the wrong

    things. I always try to anticipate the other persons' reaction, and it's usually the exact opposite!
    ImaWeirdie ImaWeirdie 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 11

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    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I took a cab to ballet class today

    and as I climb out the cab driver yells out to me 'enjoy ballet' and I reply 'thanks, you to.' - sigh I shouldn't be allowed to speak :
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 8

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    I'm one of the most socially awkward people you

    could ever meet. It's completely obvious when I'm in public and when I start to talk to people, and it gets so annoying to me sometimes because I'll end up contemplating things in my head more than I'm in the actual conversation and then I have to awkwardly insert myself back in...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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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 177 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    I missed an opportunity to walk to class with

    the girl I have a crush on. I stayed after to talk to our professor about my ideas on Pantheism, and she jumped into the conversation with her own ideas. After asking my questions, I left. Instead of waiting around and listening to her questions, I just walked out the door...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M Nov 10

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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 6 days ago

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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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    going through the drive through,

    when the woman says enjoy your meal, 9 times out of 10 I will say you too
    jax632 jax632 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm the bad kind of awkward.

    I'm that person who doesn't look friendly at first glance. In fact, some of my friends say that I look bitchy. Add this to my awkwardness which come off as something unlikable to people. I just become so... self-conscious about what I say to people. It's like as if I can never...
    irispres irispres 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 18

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    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 22

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    I hate when people say

    that being socially awkward is 'cute.' It's not ******* cute, it's a pain in the *** and causes more problems then I know how to deal with. Don't say you're socially awkward if you're just trying to get attention. Sorry, just had to get that off my chest. Hope I didn't offend...
    WordsAreBeautiful WordsAreBeautiful 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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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 3 Responses Nov 5

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    awkward feeling it feels like i'm not me that

    in the middle of conversation you realized you said something stupid and you can't take it back.. and you feel that even your bestfriend is mad at you or something.. and that i don't know anything at all that you're confused with your own feelings.. questions multiplying...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, F