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I Am Socially Awkward

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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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    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

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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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    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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    Oh look, awkward me still hasn't changed.

    . Still super awkward when it comes to guys and relationships...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 7 Responses Aug 29, 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 Mar 23

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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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    If I'm not performing in front of a crowd,

    I'm a very very socially awkward person, I suck at meeting new people, I'm usually the one in the corner on my phone bc I really don't know how to talk to people. On stage is different, I get to get the crowd involved via music I already made, at least I know that me and the...
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M Mar 1

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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 think I just met the most intriguing person

    on EP. I seriously get goosebumps just talking to her- hell just looking at her. I'm generally confident but this girl has got he against the wall and she doesn't even know it <3
    Hereforlols Hereforlols 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I was at the Sydney Royal Easter about 2 weeks

    ago and I was coming back to my family from the bathroom and I saw someone from my school with her boyfriend. She had a massive smile on her face when she looked at me. I was kinda like a deer caught in the headlights. So I walked as fast as I could away from her and back to my...
    Kaitlyn0804 Kaitlyn0804 18-21, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Have you ever been in a conversation

    and realized you've made the situation awkward, like realized it the exact moment when it happened?
    acrow22 acrow22 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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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 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'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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    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 9 Responses Mar 22

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    Wallflower369 Wallflower369 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    briagvnn briagvnn 22-25, F 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    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, 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 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    So another good friend of mine recently lost

    her virginity to her boyfriend of only several months, and I feel weird and awkward about being the only virgin left in my group of "friends". Now it's weird when they talk about sex, cuz im just blankly staring, not understanding a word of what they're talking about. It seems...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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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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    But I've learnt that no answer is better

    than an awkward, forced answer. So now I'm known as the quiet one.
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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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    Cryx Cryx 18-21, F Feb 28

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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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    My mother even gave me the nickname "baby

    giraffe" because I'm so clumsy.
    jessikajesse2 jessikajesse2 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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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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    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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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22