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I Am Socially Awkward

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    one of my neighbors messaged me asking

    if we were going to the neighborhood bbq, in which my response was "no way"...he later messaged that the chicken they provided was raw in which I responded with "maybe they need more vacancies here so they will serve us that sh*t" and thanked him for avoiding any type of food...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response May 27

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    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    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 5 Responses Dec 30, 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 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 3 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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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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    Truth is my social skills depends on

    who I'm with, I can talk to a girl who is just a friend and has similar interest but I can barely maintain a conversation with a girl that I think is cute. I can talk to people I've been around long enough but can barely talk to new people.
    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    You're awkward, I'm awkward.

    Let's be friends and let's see how great our conversation will be... I mean awkward+awkward=bam best conversation ever.
    alilight alilight 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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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    Sometimes people at work attempt to joke around

    with me but then I don't know what to say or do even and I just giggle nervously and blush. Socially awkward.. socially anxious.. socially stupid. Some people are so witty and can joke right back in an instant. I don't know how they do it. No wonder people don't talk to me...
    Sahdahh Sahdahh 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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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    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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    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 9 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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 21 Responses Feb 1

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    I hate it when other people don't have anything

    up talk about... I hate having to provide everything for the conversation because I rarely have anything interesting to say. :
    dinorap1 dinorap1 16-17, F 1 Response May 28

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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 hate when people at restaurants say "enjoy

    your food" like... Don't tell me what to do..
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Dec 14, 2014

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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 11 Responses Mar 22

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    Everyday i try to be

    that person that will interact to everyone i happen to pass by ... i want to say hello, how are you? but the words don't come out . Its like my mouth have been sewed shut and my ability to talk is no more ...... so i pass them by saying how are you in my mind ... oboy silly uh
    jaymeli jaymeli 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I want to make a lot of friends

    but my awkwardness, anxiety, and low self esteem hold me back
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    From stupid comments to laughing at

    inappropriate times... I do it all.
    achilles3456 achilles3456 18-21, M 3 Responses May 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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    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

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    I don't care who you are.

    I don't care if you're the kid who plays pokemon on his DS during a social gathering. I don't care if you don't have friends. I don't care if you're the most obnoxious person in the world - I'll reach out to you. Because I've been that person, and I understand.
    achilles3456 achilles3456 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 1

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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, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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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    halohai halohai 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I hate it that I'm socially awkward.

    But I just am. I have a hard time talking to people. One day last week, I was in art and my old new friend and I were talking and I was trying to make a joke but I completely failed and tried to make it seem like it was intentional. So after I stopped talking she just looked at...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F 3 Responses May 26

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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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    so today I went to my boyfriends open house

    and wanted to cry because of how awkward I felt. I was shaking and felt so out of place. my boyfriend took my hand and taught me that it is not that hard to actually be social and to converse with others. I am very blessed to have him be apart of my life. 💗
    allie72465 allie72465 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 hit a deer the other day with my car,

    and it got up and walked away. Today, I was with the cross country team and I was talking about and got a whole bunch of modeling glances and evil stares when I said "if the deer is going to put out both my headlights it should at least die." Hooray for unnecessary comments...
    achilles3456 achilles3456 18-21, M a week ago

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    It's been soo long since i actually had a real

    true close friend...some way some how i tend to push all people away.....so to feel totally alone in a crowed room...or not go out an be a normal person because i dont even know where to start with people anymore....
    cowboy8603 cowboy8603 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 16

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    Actually I'm not that bad,

    not too socially awkward BUT..I am in certain situations out in public, when I have to talk to strangers. It might be that the whole "stranger danger" thing that was branded on my brain when I was a kid by my mother after she saw me take a piece of candy from an older man. I am...
    stonecoldflame stonecoldflame 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    halohai halohai 18-21, F 6 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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 3 Responses Jul 15, 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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    ughhhh i ******* hate being like this.

    i embarrass myself most of the time, i act odd and most of the time, and im not comfortable of eye contact which is making it worse. i end up being quiet. i really want to be open, but everytime i did i always embarrass myself.
    whitenut whitenut 13-15, F 2 Responses May 29

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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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    So... lately I've been told I'm a sooo super

    weird so many times, I decided to shut up and just look. I stoped talking like I usually do and started observing what it's "normal" but then people started telling me I was weird anyways, because I didn't talk!!!... afhsagsjaj I don't understand this people!!! How do they even...
    kailand12 kailand12 16-17, F 2 Responses May 28

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