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I Am Socially Awkward

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    I really am. I'm shy

    and tend to freeze up around strangers. I have to be completely comfortable around someone to show them my true self. I have a hard time trusting others and all my friendships in the past were horrible. When I was younger we moved around a lot. I've been to three different...
    handwrittenlovenotes handwrittenlovenotes 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm almost always awkward

    when approaching people, whether it's in person online. Sometimes I wish there was just some... I don't random generator to connect people like a speed chat of some sort? Lol I feel like I'm setting off some radar in people that makes them step back... And I feel it too so I...
    Kryste Kryste 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Ughhhh today at church I went with my friend

    and I just stood there while she talked to the other teenagers at the church idk what to say like idk how to get over being so awkward but I'm so tired of it. I really wanna be the one who talks a lot and socializes but idk how to :( can someone please help me and give me some...
    hn6653 hn6653 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Idk know why I'm socially awkward,

    I hate it! In a conversation, I literally just laugh and agree... But when I'm with my friends I'm always really talkative, our conversations are too funny👍 but I want to stop being socially awkward.. I hate it, I always worry about what I should say next when I'm not talking...
    Sciencelover Sciencelover 13-15, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 4

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    I'm sick and tired of it.

    I'm too scared to do anything or even be myself because I'm scared of what others think Ik everyone is gonna judge me no matter what but I just want to be myself and not care.... Idk how. Right now I'm in class sitting by myself because I have no friends in this class. I mean I...
    hn6653 hn6653 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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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 175 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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    I Am So Clueless

    I never know what is really going on. Sometimes when someone likes me, I think they are just being friendly. And when I think someone actually likes me, it turns out they are just being friendly. It's really awkward, embarrassing but never boring. I am also uncoordinated and...
    lightswillguideyouhome lightswillguideyouhome 46-50, M 6 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I'm kind of ok when it come to one on one

    conversations. It's the talking in group (especially co workers) that I would rather avoid. I am a work in progress .
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    Does anyone else feel like you can't talk to

    other people as easily as others do? Every time I am in/around a big group I am always the quiet one or one who can't really hold a conversation. I just feel super awkward.
    sweetx3 sweetx3 18-21, F 18 Responses Jan 24

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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 30 Responses Sep 13, 2008

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    I'm socially awkward

    and I am looking for a best friend who is also socially awkward. :) Deep conversation, talks about nothing, and other open minded friend things.
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 31

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    I have never fallen down the stairs,

    it's really awkward but I always manage to fall UP the stairs. Once I was walking with this girl I liked up the stairs and I was distracted just looking at her that I miscalculated the step.
    thisisanick thisisanick 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I just find it hard to talk to people.

    I just find it hard to be apart of society without feeling hatred, disgust and anger.
    blakechapman21 blakechapman21 13-15, M a week ago

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    I never know what to say

    and I looking into people's faces is so weird because I'm like "What are you staring at?" But I'd like to have conversations I just get nervous and from there it goes downhill...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So here's my deal...lol The weird thing about

    me is that I will avoid going to the living room if I hear someone other than my family members in there. for instance, my mothers friend is in there right now and I will refrain from walking over there to grab a bite to eat in hopes that I won't have to interact with her. I am...
    lilyraze lilyraze 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    ...And I'M OK With It

    I've always been a quiet and reserved person, especially when it comes to school. Now that I'm in college, my social skills have hardly improved since high school. I am good at talking to people who sit beside me in class or with friends that I have made, but I still feel nervous...
    Enebryum Enebryum 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    I can never make friends.

    So basically I'm a friendless loser. I wish I had the confidence to walk up to people and make new friends.
    mistressZM mistressZM 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I Am Socially Awkward

    Let me just tell you, I have always been awkward....in a sense that I didn't know how to relate to others. I still don't. I don't let anyone beat down my walls. I have extreme trust issues and I hate that about myself. I've tried to change it...even with medications and therapy...
    champjessica champjessica 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Always on the sidelines

    So I feel like I'm always that person sitting on the sidelines, the person who doesn't quite fit in. You know how most people can find someone to relate to wherever they go? How they can go up to a random person, start talking, make friends with them practically instantaneously...
    livingalie1 livingalie1 22-25, F 10 Responses Oct 10, 2011

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    I find it very hard to keep a conversation

    going, so many people avoids me!! :-(
    Collette70 Collette70 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Yep.

    I hate it. Awkward eye contacts, awkward silences, awkward conversations.. It's so difficult. And it's so hard to communicate with people, I'm the one that upsets the mood. It makes me feel alone.
    Whatsimportant12345 Whatsimportant12345 16-17 3 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I think I am beyond socially awkward.

    Growing up I never had a large number of friends. I could literally count my friends with one hand. But as time went by I've lost friends. I've invested in my friendships but it seems that I don't get that same love and care back. I started college last September and I haven't...
    simplexo simplexo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Unless I "click" with someone I have a hard

    time maintaining conversation. There are few people who get my sense of humor. I am sarcastic when I feel cornered and laugh at things that aren't funny sometimes. I can fake being normal for short periods of time, but this is draining. I tend to flock to people who are like...
    Empty2020 Empty2020 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    NeeverForget NeeverForget 18-21, F Apr 11

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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 4 Responses Sep 21, 2012

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    For the past I've been taking a regular

    once a month course , more or less the same people , and I must seem like such a loner, I find it so hard to mingle and make small talk .
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Mar 26

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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 5 days ago

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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 16-17, F 9 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    I often say that I hate people.

    But I guess my tardiness and fears don't allow me to say; My social anxiety makes me feel extremely uncomfortable around other people, therefore I find it difficult to socialize with them. I fear everyone stares at me and it feels like their eyes are hot metal rods poking into...
    Solivagant13 Solivagant13 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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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 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Let's not meet in real life.

    It will only make things awkward. ... See? It's already getting weird!
    LiyaR LiyaR 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I wish I wasn't. Today I had a chorus concert

    with my school and two other schools were there and there was this one girl I wanted to talk to. But I was too nervous to talk to her because I'm me and she was super cute and stuff. I just don't know. Now I wish I had just talked to her. Whatever.
    escapefromdreamland escapefromdreamland 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I have too many stories.

    ..but 'one' day I hope someone thinks it is so cute 'that' will be the reason they ask me out... & not the other stuff :P
    sunshinegirl23 sunshinegirl23 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I've always been an outsider.

    When I was younger, I was usually the target for bullies and even though I was on sports teams, I was still one of the geeks by being in marching band and by focusing all my time to my flute instead of other things that "normal" kids my age cared about. This has made me very...
    Ticklemesilly5 Ticklemesilly5 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm that person that says

    that horribly timed and stupidly unnecessary thing in a conversation that destroys the amazing atmosphere in one mighty swoop. "Welp, excuse me while I go bash my head against the wall over there. Carry on without me like I never existed, really. I'd feel much better if you did...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 Apr 7

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    I Don't Understand Conversation.

    Socially awkward is one way to put it, another way would be to say that I am just plain terrible at socializing.  I don't understand conversation at all.  One moment I might monopolize a conversation, and the next moment I may not even respond to a question that is...
    oneandlonely12 oneandlonely12 22-25, F 14 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    It's not like I try to be.

    ..its just everything that comes out my mouth always sounds wrong.
    FearlessMe26 FearlessMe26 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    i hate this part about myself ,

    , i literally freeze when i am the center of attention ,,that's why i like being here ,, making friends on Ep is waaay easier than real life Tina <3
    tinathefreak tinathefreak 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am extremely socially awkward .

    .and I hate it . I can't be open with anybody I don't feel comfortable with a lot of people that I don't know , I still don't feel that comfortable with some of my closest friends .
    itsmell itsmell 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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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 3 Responses a week ago

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    I like getting attention,

    but whenever I get it I don't know what to do with it. Then I wish to leave as soon as possible.
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    My friend asked me to go with him to our

    neighbors birthday party. He wanted me to meet his co workers. I could only stay for about 20 minutes before the small chit chat turned into the awkward standing in silence phase, so I made up a lame excuse instead. It's beautiful outside and I just want to go to bed. I can't...
    SuperGinger41 SuperGinger41 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    A lot of times I don't know what to say to

    people. Sometimes it's because I care what people will think (but I'm working on not caring) and other times I just don't know what to say.
    jazzy2468 jazzy2468 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My Quirks.

    I hate answering the door at home. If I don't know the person, I usually wont. Even if I do know them, I wont unless they were invited. I don't even like answering the door for delivery people, but I will out of necessity. I don't like talking on the phone. There are only 2...
    dejaentendu90 dejaentendu90 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    I thought it was only me.

    But I see lots of other with similar mindset. Do you like attending parties, social gathering or something? I do like but the problem is I couldn't enjoy there. I become one silent lonely in that crowd who try to hide between crowds of other. I don't talk much, i don't know why...
    nreal nreal 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Here In the Ep Too...

    I feel like I don't know what I'm doing. With some people I just click, and it is easier to be myself, but on the whole, I struggle a little bit. I don't know how to interact like everyone else and feel like an outcast. I suppose some of this is by design, cuz I hate to be a...
    Cinderelly Cinderelly 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    I don't ever go out to eat with my dad anymore

    because of this I always make up excuses and I know he thinks I don't like him but honestly I just don't like myself sorry dad I really am
    picKLe47 picKLe47 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Would A Better Title Make You Look?

    I never know what to say to people, constantly worried what they're thinking about me. Oh they must think I'm a right ugly/loser/freak/idiot, I can see it in their faces. I hate eye contact. That's the sign of a liar isn't it? I've never been able to talk to people, so I doubt...
    newmurderer newmurderer 70+ 11 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    So I have a really hard time making friends I

    hate going out in public by myself I get really shy and nervous. I try not make eye contact with anybody I don't like being this way but don't know how to change it. Whenever I have free time I just sit in my house by myself
    sp89 sp89 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    This is a message for all those

    that talk to me. I'm not used to talking through messaging things like this. I'm used to answering some statements with expressions, but I can't really do that through this... So if there are some awkward pauses that is why.
    sapphire0rock sapphire0rock 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    jaym0699 jaym0699 18-21 Mar 28

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