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I Am Socially Awkward

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    In the least arrogant way one can outright

    state, I'm pretty intelligent. Somehow I cannot convey this to others I always make an *** out of myself, it never fails. Its not a constant issue though, its usually one person I make a few mistakes in front of then I get anxious and the mistakes start to compound until...
    CassieWithAnO CassieWithAnO 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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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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    Would some like to talk?

    I'm bored and yea
    BlueWings1 BlueWings1 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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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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    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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    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

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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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 have a hard time connecting with others.

    This lack of connection chips away at my confidence and makes me feel weird. I just don't care about things most people care about and when I try to make conversation it feels forced and boring. Even when I try to hang out with people who share the same interests as me, I don't...
    tk1207 tk1207 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 20

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    Im a grown woman with no friends

    and the older I get the more people I lose. The few people that have been in my life have often used me, the relationships have been very flaky with me putting in all the work...im always the one to text, send invites ect and if I didn't do this I wouldn't hear from any one. Iv...
    Tallulah25 Tallulah25 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I don't really know how to make conversations.

    I'm nervous just posting this for some reason. I'm really shy in public like for example I used to be so shy I was scared to order food from places and from time to time I'll panic when I have to go somewhere. I'm 17 and I'm losing friends because I don't like to try new things...
    TrashBoat18 TrashBoat18 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 23

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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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    i really am socially awkward,

    i hate going out in people, i hate it when someone says you should go out and interact with people cause human need a human and blah blah blah!!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Oct 5

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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 6 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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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

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    I can't make small talk to save my life.

    ..pretty sure I make people uncomfortable by my silence. When really I'm trying to think of things to say to keep the conversation going.
    acrow22 acrow22 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 14

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    Why people always take advantages of me

    and don't give return? I can't understand their logic.
    meiwa meiwa 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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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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    Even though I have many friends I still have my

    moments of awkward silence. Sigh
    DX2000 DX2000 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 21

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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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    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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    Gah! Is there any way too be less dull?

    I always feel so inadequate in conversations, as if I'm never going to be funny or interesting enough to the other person even if they are a decent friend of mine. -.- I don't understand how people can easily be so lively and remarkable is it a matter of perspective? I wish I...
    Bonkerzz Bonkerzz 16-17, F Oct 21

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    I can barely like talk to my teachers without

    getting tongue-twisted. I have sit to myself and gain courage to talk to people I don't know. and some I do know. And even when I do, I'm really soft-spoken and wary of what I say. Don't even get me started if I'm talking to a boy I think is attractive. I guess I'm really...
    kimkandi kimkandi 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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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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    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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    People tell me...'confidence isn't everything'.

    That is a lie. It worms its way into every area of my life and makes me realise that being shy is actually a curse. I am currently studying to be a nurse and in my recent assessment my lecturer basically told me I needed to improve my confidence because its letting my grades...
    smits15 smits15 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    awkward feeling it feels like i'm not me that

    in the middle of conversation you realized you said something stupid and you can't take it back.. and you feel that even your bestfriend is mad at you or something.. and that i don't know anything at all that you're confused with your own feelings.. questions multiplying...
    shenghuidai shenghuidai 26-30, F Oct 21

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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 Sep 15

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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 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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    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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    vadorantiwolf vadorantiwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    I am very self conscious,

    afraid of making myself look like an idiot to those I want to think highly of me. I grew up trying to make elders proud of me and often it seemed to be the cause embarrassment among those my own age. I never developed good social skills...
    cdchrystal cdchrystal 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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 11 Responses May 31

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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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    So I'm going to a big house party tomorrow,

    lots of drunk and high people and loud music. And I'm terrified. I'm going because my friends want me too but I'll only know like 3 people and I'm so awkward. Just going to get super drunk and flow. Just flow it out like the awkward ***** I am
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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    Some1except2 Some1except2 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 14

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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 4 Responses Sep 6

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 find myself having trouble talking to people

    even in the work place. I work at a mental hospital and it seems the only people I don't feel awkward talking to are the people I am taking care of. I can speak to the doctors and nurses but only about work related things. I just want to over come my awkwardness around people.
    SLedoux SLedoux 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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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 Sep 12

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 9

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    As much as I hate to admit it.

    I don't know the social protocol for some situations. Plus some people expect different things. When im in a group of people I am the quiet one observing everything and wondering why everyone is being so loud. I look at the ground and maybe think "Hey those are nice shoes...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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