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I Am Socially Awkward

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I just stand in a group of people

    and not say anything, and just stand there awkwardly too.
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    Yesterday I stayed on the bus 5 stops

    after my stop just to avoid asking the person next to me to move so I could get off
    matt2592 matt2592 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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 don't understand how I have no problems

    talking on the wed but I don't like to talk to face-to-face with people
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 10

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    I laugh when in serious,

    painful, shameful situations, its really awkward! If i did something wrong i get the urge to smile, if I'm getting a shot i try to suppress my urge to giggle, etc. It comes off so badly but its something i cant help.
    amazing97 amazing97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    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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    It always happens. Somehow it just comes in

    naturally and that sure is something I can't avoid. But what makes me feel more anxious is the fact that the people around me actually want to know me better. They want me to talk a lot, but that's the problem; I don't open my mouth all the time.
    damnwestcoast damnwestcoast 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Meeting new people is the worst.

    Talking to people you don't know well isn't much better.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 10

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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 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 20 hrs ago

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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 always manage to do and/or say the wrong

    things. I always try to anticipate the other persons' reaction, and it's usually the exact opposite!
    ImaWeirdie ImaWeirdie 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm torn between why can't I be normal

    and **** it I only like socially awkward people anyway
    thatoneguy755 thatoneguy755 18-21, M 3 Responses May 28

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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...
    handwrittenlovenotes handwrittenlovenotes 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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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 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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 πŸ‘
    EpicBrotato EpicBrotato 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    If my crush texts me I will text my friend

    and be like "mini crisis!" And they'll just be like "wtf that's not even a crisis -.-"
    CheesecakeLuver CheesecakeLuver 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    So I finally met one of roommates today.

    .. She was prettier in real life that's one thing Anyway awkward ol me goes in for a handshake and she comes in for a hug and after we successfully hug I awkwardly say that I am awkward and that I tend to give awkward handshakes. Haha THEN one of my friend points out that I wore...
    Fishees Fishees 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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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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    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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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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    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'm not here to confess to you all

    that I am socially awkward. Which is not the case! I am here so people can talk to me, those who feel like they are socially awkward. The definition I have for socially awkward is on http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=socially%20awkward The first example is the best...
    Robertjames9 Robertjames9 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I really hate people,

    mostly girls who are like "omg hehe hi I'm awkward πŸ™ˆπŸ™ŠπŸ˜˜" 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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    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 don't even like people honestly.

    I don't think I'm superior or anything I just genuinely don't find conversation with others stimulating. It's always just bullshit about other people.
    penilane penilane 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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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 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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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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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    I pace around when I hang out with my friends

    who hang out with new people, and I look like a lunatic. I've made some people laugh when they ask about it by saying "Pacing is how I express my emotions!", then I say nothing ever again.
    JRVanguard JRVanguard 18-21, M Aug 10

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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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    I feel like there is something wrong with me

    that I don’t see with anybody else. I feel like a disconnect with the world. I know that I am not the best conversationalist, not a good one, actually. Probably the worst. I feel like conversations I have with people get nowhere. They might ask me an opinion about something...
    anisse113 anisse113 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Holy crap, Why am I freaking out

    so much about going to orientation? I mean it's irrational there's nothing to be scared of, yet I'm afraid of the people. The people I don't know. But then usually I'm worried about the people I do know. Orientation is in two days and I'm very nervous. I wanna say terrified but...
    Fishees Fishees 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Explains one of the main reasons

    why I haven't had a girlfriend. For instance, I went out with my friend who asked me when a really cute girl and her two friends entered the restaurant minutes after us. He asks me , "Do you think she's cute" I say "yeah". Next thing I know she walks over and sit across me while...
    thatchillregularguy94 thatchillregularguy94 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    meiwa meiwa 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    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 3 days 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 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 9

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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 Aug 18

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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 6 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    My inner voice Oh ****…a person,

    human, human, HUMAN ALRET. Stay calm Wynnie. Just look up, no! What are you doing look down immediately. Wtf! You idiot, you look mental. Look at them, **** they're getting closer. Look back down, no! STAND YOUR GROUND! Look at them! Don't blink a lot. God damn it Wynnie you...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I can be socially awkward.

    ..but then again I consider myself to be awkwardly social 😌