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I Am Socially Awkward

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    My mother even gave me the nickname "baby

    giraffe" because I'm so clumsy.
    jessikajesse2 jessikajesse2 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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.
    EarthboundMisfiti EarthboundMisfiti 22-25, F 10 Responses Mar 22

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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 wish I wasn't so socially awkward

    when a guy comes and approach and try's to have a conversation with me. Not every guy makes me shrivel up like a turtle and make me wanna hide only the guys that are pretty intimidating. I wish I could hold a conversation with these guys and not have my mind go blank instantly...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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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'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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    Wallflower369 Wallflower369 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    I just recently had the chance to visit the

    school ball of my school I'm attending this summer (yeah I'm transferring).The whole time I was just sitting there doing nothing. Somehow I kept my conversations to a minimum and did not try to make any social contacts (I guess that's regular me?) Even though being asked to...
    janbro130 janbro130 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    ughh, i'm not a social butterfly,

    i am stupid when i'm with strangers, i'm not good in making new friends. And i'd love to overcome my "awkwardness"!!!!
    CNNMelissa CNNMelissa 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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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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    I am sick of being socially awkward.

    I remember every single awkward situation that happened to me when I say something that makes no sense and then this moment of silence with every one staring at me thinking That I am retarded. it seems that I am also becoming awkward online when someone is texting me my mind...
    AHAAE AHAAE 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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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 9 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    I hate to feel this way.

    Why can't I just get it together and join in on the fun? I was told that I was boring before. The more crowded a room gets the further I back up in a corner. I would be a horrible host. or perhaps boring.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm sick of having social anxiety

    and awkwardness. I'm able to talk to people but generally have crazy repressed nerves while doing so. After having a few minor panic attacks I'm really dead set on doing something about it. So just know you're not alone and I'm happy to talk to anyone going through this ?
    kieeu kieeu 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 25

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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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    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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    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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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    I'm so scared of social interaction

    that I can't even order food at Mc.Donald's without having mental debate at wether or not the guy just glared at me for ordering tea.
    CYANIDExSILENCE CYANIDExSILENCE 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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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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    Cryx Cryx 18-21, F Feb 28

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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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    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'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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    Only sometimes. If I'm in a comfortable

    situation I'm just loud, weird, and the center of attention :)
    Ambibambii Ambibambii 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    the main reason I hate being socially awkward is

    because I turn a bright red and get all teary or because it effects me on the Internet too. Like, if someone messaged me, I would most likely be really really awkward.
    JaxxSIO JaxxSIO 13-15, T 1 Response Feb 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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