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I Am Socially Awkward

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    I can be socially awkward.

    ..but then again I consider myself to be awkwardly social 😌
    SandySassyPants SandySassyPants 13-15, F May 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 4 Responses Jul 1

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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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    Well this pretty much sums me up to a tee,

    the whole reason I joined this site was this thread. Basically I have trouble interacting with most people, especially now since I just started a new school.I get nervous, anxious, and I mess up my words, or don't know what to say or make really awkward conversation. It's a...
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    Today will be a good day no matter what happens,

    as long as at the end of the day I'm smiling. :)
    LilacLoner222 LilacLoner222 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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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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    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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    Story of my life :/ I get super nervous in

    crowds or whenever I'm around people in general
    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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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 5 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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    I don't really know how to make conversations.

    I'm nervous just posting this for some reason. I'm really shy in public like for example I used to be so shy I was scared to order food from places and from time to time I'll panic when I have to go somewhere. I'm 17 and I'm losing friends because I don't like to try new things...
    TrashBoat18 TrashBoat18 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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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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    I really hate being in situations

    where you are in a huge group of people where you don't know anyone except for the one friend and you just stand there looking around and smiling because you don't know what the hell to do.
    tediousjpg tediousjpg 16-17 4 Responses Jul 11

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    vadorantiwolf vadorantiwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 18

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 14

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    When I talk to anyone I get a little hyper,

    super awkward, and I blush like crazy. It's worse when I talk to the guy I like, or just any guy in general. And if I want to impress somebody... Gah, it's embarrassing just to think about it. When I'm around the awkward is a tangible thing. You can reach out and literally touch...
    HorizonHeart HorizonHeart 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I am really badly It

    that bad that I lost all my friends and lock my self in my room in less some one will go some out side the house with me and it all so made me feel sorry for my self by thinning am ugly and that to point that I thin no one want to be my friend or any thin like that and am...
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 3 days ago

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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 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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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 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 7 Responses Jun 8

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    I'm really strange and socially awkward But

    that's me I'm ok with my self I don't have to care about what anyone else thinks 👍
    EpicBrotato EpicBrotato 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 28

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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 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 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Whenever I'm in a group with some friends

    and they're all talking, I feel awkward. I'm just kinda standing there listening. I don't have much to say or contribute to the conversation and then people call me quiet soo yeah
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    It can be difficult to open up in social

    situations where I am made to feel like I don't belong or fit in. I think people assume I am not interesting because I prefer to sit back and listen rather than advertise myself and my life. I know when someone is not being genuine and make it my mission to be polite and...
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    People tell me...'confidence isn't everything'.

    That is a lie. It worms its way into every area of my life and makes me realise that being shy is actually a curse. I am currently studying to be a nurse and in my recent assessment my lecturer basically told me I needed to improve my confidence because its letting my grades...
    smits15 smits15 18-21, F 2 Responses 46 mins 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 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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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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    I would honestly much

    rather stay home watching my tv shows then go to parties. :P
    truthtobetold truthtobetold 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Last 6 days of summer vacation :'( I really

    really don't want to go back there. Anywhere but there
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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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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    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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    Even if I plan out a perfectly good

    conversation in my head I end up saying something silly
    Sakura09girl Sakura09girl 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 14

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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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    How do I tell someone I like them?

    Do I just walk up to them and say I ship is? How do I function in society? HALP
    CheesecakeLuver CheesecakeLuver 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    So I'm going to a big house party tomorrow,

    lots of drunk and high people and loud music. And I'm terrified. I'm going because my friends want me too but I'll only know like 3 people and I'm so awkward. Just going to get super drunk and flow. Just flow it out like the awkward ***** I am
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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    Ok so yesterday I was in Spanish class

    and the teacher was doing a lesson that you had to say what you liked in Spanish. So I said I like to mod and I said that I put Mr.Toots the unicorn gun from red faction in left4dead2. And being in that situation I thought it was a good thing to say but it wasn't. I had...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 5 Responses Sep 6

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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

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    meiwa meiwa 18-21, F Aug 30

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    I feel like people are constantly judging me

    when they see me so I close up and act all weird. I wasn't always like this. It mostly has to do with trust. I personally think I'm kind of a cool person but I'm also a music nerd and we tend to suck the life out of people with our awkwardness. Or so I've heard...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 31

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    So after leaving and coming back to this site,

    I finally realized how painfully awkward I am in public.. People approach me and start talking to me but I just feel so uncomfortable looking people in the face, it just makes them think I'm not interested but I am. I guess it's just way easier making friends online for me...
    rxplvrs rxplvrs 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 14

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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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    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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    Would some like to talk?

    I'm bored and yea
    BlueWings1 BlueWings1 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    Some days when I walk by crowed of people I

    think a lot as I walk by them. Sometimes people says hi my thought becomes very Negative as I walk I think it's just normal talk.
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M Aug 20

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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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    There have been a handful of stores I've

    stopped going to because the owners/employees start to recognize me, and I'm not comfortable with that level of familiarity. Small talk is my Achilles' heel, I suppose!
    PastaBanana PastaBanana 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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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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    I just don't understand

    why people who are so outgoing and amazing even want to claim to be socially awkward like I've been told by teachers and my classmates to stop being awkward and it's really embarrassing and sad for me because I actually try and when I do I just end up being stared at or ignored...
    sairaa sairaa 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I can barely like talk to my teachers without

    getting tongue-twisted. I have sit to myself and gain courage to talk to people I don't know. and some I do know. And even when I do, I'm really soft-spoken and wary of what I say. Don't even get me started if I'm talking to a boy I think is attractive. I guess I'm really...
    kimkandi kimkandi 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 22-25, F 11 Responses May 31

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    I am a socially awkward person

    but I can easily write/type my thoughts like this but as soon as it comes to talking to someone I get all panicky. It's horrible. I have tried to talk to people on here and I'm not afraid to admit that the conversations haven't been the best as I've been scared to talk back. I...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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