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I Am Socially Awkward

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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 8 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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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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    the main reason I hate being socially awkward is

    because I turn a bright red and get all teary or because it effects me on the Internet too. Like, if someone messaged me, I would most likely be really really awkward.
    AJayL AJayL 13-15, T 1 Response Feb 22

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    I'm getting better though.

    Turns out all you need to do is just stop caring
    Youngnerd Youngnerd 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Yeah, I'm not much of a social butterfly,

    I know I'm weird and quite. I'm usually just silently assessing people until I find them worth speaking to or not.
    Xplictt Xplictt 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    I'm trying to talk to someone new in my school

    (not like just moved here new, like I haven't talked to her before and I want to new) Idk if I'll be able to actually do it because I have no clue how to do anything
    gamerdog210 gamerdog210 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 27

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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 3 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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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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    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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    Reasons why I don't like being in large groups

    of people or talking on the phone.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    I have no idea how to read people's expressions

    or talk about things that they care about. I wish I could realize how to just have normal conversations. I'm not nervous or afraid but I don't know how to be myself and talk to people knowing they care about what I say
    cibi3929 cibi3929 13-15, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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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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    I wish I wasn't so socially awkward

    when a guy comes and approach and try's to have a conversation with me. Not every guy makes me shrivel up like a turtle and make me wanna hide only the guys that are pretty intimidating. I wish I could hold a conversation with these guys and not have my mind go blank instantly...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate to feel this way.

    Why can't I just get it together and join in on the fun? I was told that I was boring before. The more crowded a room gets the further I back up in a corner. I would be a horrible host. or perhaps boring.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I also going through this sadness,

    but also I am feeling I can choose happiness and it is very easy but because of my curiosity I check how does it feel like being in depression mode and then I get scared of this sad feeling and then it becomes difficult to come back to peaceful mode because for me depression...
    IMSAF1991 IMSAF1991 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 19

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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.
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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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 22 Responses Feb 1

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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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    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 7 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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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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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm sick of having social anxiety

    and awkwardness. I'm able to talk to people but generally have crazy repressed nerves while doing so. After having a few minor panic attacks I'm really dead set on doing something about it. So just know you're not alone and I'm happy to talk to anyone going through this ?
    kieeu kieeu 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25

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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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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    Fear makes my mind go blank

    when trying to talk to people. Sending messages online never seems to end well, either, so I'm very hesitant to do that. Bugger of a situation.
    Nexile90 Nexile90 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    Cryx Cryx 16-17, F Feb 28

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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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    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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    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'm really socially awkward like

    when someone says "Hey you're pretty." Im just like "Hehehe..thank you uh yeah umm so uh yeah." Then I walk away and regret talking at all
    purpleisyummy76 purpleisyummy76 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    I just recently had the chance to visit the

    school ball of my school I'm attending this summer (yeah I'm transferring).The whole time I was just sitting there doing nothing. Somehow I kept my conversations to a minimum and did not try to make any social contacts (I guess that's regular me?) Even though being asked to...
    janbro130 janbro130 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 21

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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 2 days ago