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I Am Socially Awkward

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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 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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    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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    Some1except2 Some1except2 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 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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    I am extremely socially awkward,

    so if you message me expect the awkwardness to flow :)
    Simplicity1227 Simplicity1227 16-17, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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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    Would some like to talk?

    I'm bored and yea
    BlueWings454 BlueWings454 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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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'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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days 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 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 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 Aug 30

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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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    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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    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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    meiwa meiwa 18-21, F Aug 30

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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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    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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    My inner voice Oh ****â€Ķa 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