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I Am Socially Awkward

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    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 9 Responses Jun 20, 2015

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    I managed to deliver a presentation today

    that was actually fun! I was shaking and went a bit red when reading, but people still enjoyed it and applauded me :') I was really happy! Even my stone cold teacher laughed a little:)
    MyChocolateBunny42 MyChocolateBunny42 16-17, M 7 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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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...
    Cortezz Cortezz 16-17, M 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jul 15, 2014

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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, 2015

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    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    Do you ever do or say something to someone

    and even YEARS later kick yourself like, whyyyy in the hell did I say that?! Why?
    ACWK226 ACWK226 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    Yup ,_, That's why I'm alone most of the time.

    .-. Which is fine, I suppose. ,_,
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 16-17 6 Responses Nov 5, 2015

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    It peels the skin of road kill everytime i

    barely talk to people. Cliffs jumps off winowz when peeple talks about the same and the same and the same stuff doesn't belong to a fatless teddy bear. I stay in my own beautiful world inside a microwave....yip"
    ZardaF5 ZardaF5 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2015

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2014

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    mikaellann mikaellann 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    Why leave your house,

    meet people, and have a life when you can have a sim who has a life for you?
    Whathi Whathi 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2015

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    I never fit in with the crowd.

    I just kind of stand there not knowing what to do with myself. Pure awkwardness.
    Music4Us Music4Us 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    I'm getting better though.

    Turns out all you need to do is just stop caring
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 1, 2015

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    I try to be social but I'm

    such an awkward Bunnie! 😱
    OddBunnie OddBunnie 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    Recently, there was a lot to read in the media

    about a social phenomenon called "ghosting", meaning one side ceasing all communication with an acquaintance silently. Much has been reported about victims of ghosting. But I have not seen a lot being reported about the offenders. I am one of these, I have broken off numerous...
    quirkyowl quirkyowl 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    I made up this character,

    let's call her B. That's me in public: I took a bit from each person I like best, and put it in and created B. B is what people know me. But keeping B going is hard and tiring. So my family knows me as C, the stupid teenager, because when I get home I'm so tired I just don't...
    Yuuki2257 Yuuki2257 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    holy cow, I just realized yesterday how awkward

    I am when it comes to being around a group of people. I was at a Halloween party last night, and there were about 10 other people there conversing and having a great time while I was sitting on a chair drinking my apple cider and staring straight at the fire pit because I was...
    purplehorizons665 purplehorizons665 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2015

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    Specially around groups!

    I'm always the one who stays there quiet and listening to my other friends conversation, smiling or laughing when it's funny. But I barely say a word when it's more than 2 persons around lol I think I may have to open up more, but I'm just like this! I just hate being the center...
    blackberries blackberries 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    I was walking through the mall one,

    and there were those little shops in the middle all over. One guy reached out and gave me a free hair gel packet. I froze, looked at him and the packet before giving the packet back. He kept trying to give it to me as I walked away slowly, saying "no thank you" repeatedly.
    LolitaAngie LolitaAngie 13-15, F Jan 11

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    I got a phone call from Greenpeace telling me

    about a petition I signed and they spent around 10 minutes talking to me on deforestation which was cool but then started asking me for donations. I said I don't really have an income so the guy gave another 3 minute lecture and proposed a smaller monthly donation and that's...
    MyChocolateBunny42 MyChocolateBunny42 16-17, M 7 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    I was in the queue to get on the bus

    and a lady was in front of me, and the doors opened so everyone got on but this lady, except I didn't want to be rude and skip past her, so I waited for her to get on, but she didn't get on the bus, and turns out she was waiting for a different bus and mine had by then driven...
    MyChocolateBunny42 MyChocolateBunny42 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    I hate when people at restaurants say "enjoy

    your food" like... Don't tell me what to do..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 14, 2014

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    I'm sure it is painfully obvious to most people.

    I struggle to maintain eye contact and make conversation. I may come across as a stumbling fool, so I need to work on that.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    Usually when I bump into someone from the far

    gone past I'll stand there and suffer through the "You look great" and "Wow, how long has it been?"....but the days where I find myself in a good mood I find a great deal of fun in denying that I'm the person they think I am. I love that look in a person's eyes that says "Am I...
    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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    I am a very private person.

    . I don't know if that's a good thing or not. Like I can't help it. I don't like telling people, even friends, my business plus I don't really like bringing attention to myself. I don't know..
    NogoodElizabeth NogoodElizabeth 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 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 18-21 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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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 4 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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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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    Yep, that would be me.

    I am so uncomfortable in social situations that I just try to be invisible.
    Soulseeker80 Soulseeker80 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    I mumble, I stumble over words,

    I avoid eye contact, I blush, I stammer, I am shy. I am terrified of speaking in front of crowds. I have a hard time meeting new people. These are all things I can work on, and hopefully I can become a more confident person.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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    One of my roommates was whispering to me about

    what he got for another roommate for Christmas, and I shouted back all excited "you got him a tablet???" And the other one heard me.
    BlueEyedGeekery BlueEyedGeekery 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 19, 2015

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 5, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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    I have never been popular.

    I had a very small group of friends in high school and a small group of friends in college. Could it be because I am somewhat of an introvert and socially awkward? Duh duh duuuuh!!!!! I don't know. But the way I see it is, fewer friends equals less drama. And if everybody likes...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    Ooh, look, an amazing person

    who is a great role model and whom I look up to and admire! *hides*
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15 2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    I was making pleasant smalltalk with another

    mom... Then she said "I have twins at home :)" and I said "Omg I would kill myself" and she walked away... I don't know what made me say something so inappropriate. -_- ******' loser.
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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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 22-25, F 17 Responses Feb 1, 2015

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    When you're singing a song

    and you didn't realize there were people around you 😳😁😁😁😁😁
    TimbitsandCoffee TimbitsandCoffee 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I'm noticing that my "awkwardness" has changed

    over the years. Things that used to really bother me don't so much any more... and I've also found entirely new things to be awkward over as I try new things. I find humour helps. It is still hard to approach people, but if someone approaches me it is much easier than it used...
    tilky tilky 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Sometimes I just don't know how to respond to

    people and then things go downhill from there with an awkward laugh and my attempts to avoid prolonging the conversation ;-;
    rylhce rylhce 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2015

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    6 signs that you're socially awkward

    and how to fix this: Do you want to overcome shyness or anxiety and be confident and charismatic? Do you want to make effortless conversation with anyone, make friends and get dates easily? If social interactions don't go for you as well as you would like and you sometimes...
    Girlwithavoice15 Girlwithavoice15 13-15, F Oct 7, 2015

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    Person: "So, what are you wearing?

    " Me: "Oh, mostly skin today. And some clothes."
    LullabyForAnInsomniac LullabyForAnInsomniac 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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