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I Am Socially Awkward

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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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    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 like to go out to club's

    and bar's to try and meet people but when I get there I get to nervous to try and talk to others
    Rekcuf Rekcuf 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    and anxiety I was never always comfortable

    talking to people.. It gets more awkward once a relationship is starting to start.. I can't help it.. I feel like a burden.. because of this I never gained any friends.. so I want it to not just talk to people.. I'm sorry.. :'(
    myEmpty myEmpty 18-21, F Apr 28

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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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    I'm soo awkward I don't

    even have online friends. Hhhaaaaa
    thisissamwut thisissamwut 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 20

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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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    it sometimes pains me not to comment on my

    family members fb post, my 22 year old niece wrote how someone mistaked her for looking 18 and she was happy that she "looks young" followed by other family members saying "its so fab that you can look so young at your age!!"....I sooo wanted to write "cause you are f*ckin young...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 6 Responses May 7

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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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    Wallflower369 Wallflower369 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    I have a "friend" that comments every time I

    talk to a guy and says I'm awkward. I can't help it. It's hard not to be. I'm a very shy person even though I act confident and bold. Tbh with you I'm very insecure and very closed at times.
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    Is it weird when you say

    that is your birthday to someone?
    kailand12 kailand12 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today my social anxiety strikes again.

    I got involved with speaking in front of my colleagues at work. I got so nervous, my hands and my lips started to shake uncontrollably and soon after they're making fun of it. I really feel disappointed with myself. Just imagining myself being in their shoes looking at that...
    Armdrifter Armdrifter 31-35, M 1 Response 52 mins ago

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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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    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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    I am the worst with people.

    I don't mean to be I just don't know how to interact with people. I have had issue with this my entire life. I was afraid to go to stores years ago alone because I felt like everyone inside hated me and that I was being made fun of. I have gotten better in that aspect but I...
    SilverSpiderwebs SilverSpiderwebs 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    But seriously, if I just word vomit AND smile

    will that make me seem ... Like... Basically ok?
    Menk1992 Menk1992 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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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 always see the same guy in my English

    and human development class where ever I go ... But I am so awkward lol I'm going to talk to him today so he won't be lonely hopefully I won't be that awkward
    lourrysjeans lourrysjeans 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Why leave your house,

    meet people, and have a life when you can have a sim who has a life for you?
    Whathi Whathi 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Well I used to be more social,

    then I don't know what happened. Somehow, my speaking skills got f-ed up, and now I speak like a foreigner with a weak voice (Like a pronounce many words wrong, and my speaking is fluid), thus leading to my lack of confidence in socializing, oh and don't forget my head thinking...
    JustDuke JustDuke 13-15, M 3 days ago

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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 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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    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 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 Apr 25

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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 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 10 hrs ago

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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 2 Responses Feb 1

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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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    I'm an introvert. And my mom thinks being like

    that is anti-social (she is the biggest, extroverted blabbermouth). So she forces me to do social things, A LOT of social things. And to top it all off, my siblings call me socially awkward just because of that.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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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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    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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    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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    I have no idea how to read people's expressions

    or talk about things that they care about. I wish I could realize how to just have normal conversations. I'm not nervous or afraid but I don't know how to be myself and talk to people knowing they care about what I say
    cibi3929 cibi3929 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    So I was at a store where everything is behind

    the counter and you had to ask the employees behind the counter what you need. I needed a flash drive and I asked the employee for one and while I was waiting there, A middle-aged woman walked up to the counter and was right next to me. She looked at my direction and asked "What...
    doge5263 doge5263 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    briagvnn briagvnn 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 25

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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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    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 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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    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 Apr 19

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    Only sometimes. If I'm in a comfortable

    situation I'm just loud, weird, and the center of attention :)