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I Am Socially Challenged

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    Socially Challenged

    There is some serious problem with my family background. my father was alcoholic and mother mentally disturbed i had horrible childhood, school life was terrible and i wanted to always run away from myself and life now im socially challenged and cant go out or talk mix with...
    ISISEGYPT ISISEGYPT 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2010

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    These Days

    I used to make friends very easily, but lately I've been horribly depressed, and it just makes it so hard to talk to people. I've struggled with my self-esteem for years, too, which doesn't help. Basically I'm a shut-in now.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2010

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    How can someone whose brilliant socially be stupid? & this is coming from someone pretty good at school subjects (non-practical & music, which is all I do). Let's say I score an 8...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M Nov 24

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    Until you get know me. Then I'm still socially awkward but people get used to it heh ^_^
    ChthonicMassacre ChthonicMassacre 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I bloody hate being socially awkward especially if I want to get a girlfriend :( no wonder why I haven't been on a date I just don't talk to girls it's like they have a brick wall...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M Dec 2

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    I'm one of the most socially awkward people you could ever meet. It's completely obvious when I'm in public and when I start to talk to people, and it gets so annoying to me...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I was like a winter. Some people said I am cold. Cruel. Bad. But when they start to touch the snow. They feel the warmth. The comfort. The joy of shower. I am not really good in...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This boy I'm friend with, today he pointed out how socially awkward I am and that he thought it was great. I didn't know whether I should of taken it as a compliment or not, so I...
    colourfulskeleton colourfulskeleton 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been searching for a very long time for something that I could relate to. Because I knew that how I felt was probably not normal. But I did not think that I had the usual...
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    That one person who is quiet around new people is me. Even when I get to know the other people and become more accustomed to them, I find myself going quiet and just sitting in...
    AriosaRuby AriosaRuby 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    and its not limited to being in person. My texts can be awkward too, because sometimes I don't know what the heck I should say to people. Should I "lol," or should I say something...
    chocolatecurlz chocolatecurlz 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    Was having a really deep conversation with a female friend the other day about my desire to dress up - suddenly came to a realization that in some ways I am jealous of females...
    ben37SC ben37SC 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 20

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    I do to family and friends. Even to people who go out of their way to speak to me. I'm sorry, I can't help it.
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F Nov 20

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    Id give anything and i mean ANYTHING, to break this horrible cycle of loneliness and depression. It feels like its eating me alive. I dont know how im still functioning. I try...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    Thought I was... until I met others who just make me questions mine lol not judging or anything but some people just make me like whaaaaa? tf ? lol
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Am I attractive..? Iv been getting a lot of out downs :(
    lexiesempathy lexiesempathy 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 22

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    This was a few years ago I was really shy I still am especially when it comes to stranger all my life my mum used to cut my hair for me since she used to be a hairdresser and she...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I just feel akward around people i don't know. like i never know what to say or do. So i don't say much and then people think im weird. I don't usually meet new people unless...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    My guidance counselor said I was cute, :D, then said I look adorable when my dimples show -.- really? -.-
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M Nov 24

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    I am so awkward. I'm even awkward when talking to people online, I'm just so shy and a lot of the time I mess up my words, or things don't come out how I want them too, etc. Most...
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 4 Responses Nov 29

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    It's so bad. I never know what to say, or how to keep a conversation going. How does someone even learn this stuff?
    NOHELY NOHELY 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    I absolutely hate public speaking. I'm more of an observer rather than the one people observe. I have a presentation in class tomorrow and I am already nervous. It's not that big...
    ShatteredButNotLost ShatteredButNotLost 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I hate it. I can't approach people, I can't even approach my own boyfriend... It sucks
    TylerOakleyIsBae TylerOakleyIsBae 13-15, F Dec 3

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    Today I stayed late at school with my teacher to study for a test this Friday so I took the late bus home. And when I got off my bus with these 3 other girls, they started walking...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    i have a thing for arab guys.. like everything about em is so hot hahahaha
    meganpox meganpox 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I'm so sick of having no direction in life & no Friends. No not those fake backstabbing friends who are only in relationships to Gain something. I mean true friends. Guys & Girls...
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    At Parties "Oh no, we brought all our friends and there's no food" Me: "Oh no, I brought all this food, and there's all these people!"
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F Dec 6

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    A while ago, walking down the street, when a good looking guy asked me where the nearest bar was. I was so flustered I spat out " No thank you" and sprinted across the street...
    Kckiss88 Kckiss88 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    What's a good way of telling someone your not going to their party when they know your probably free than?
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 7

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    The lights are out there's no time to call your friend and tell them all about your day. Repeat the things you know they're only things you tell yourself to feel ok.
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M Dec 8

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    I sincerely have no idea about how to deal with people, I would rather be left alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Only when I speak, unless it's scripted (so to speak). I'm a writer, so if I write out the scenarios I'm okay, but that only works for job interviews and the like. Throw me in a...
    SilverSerphant SilverSerphant 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    no family.noone.and i'm wondering how am i gonna spend Christmas in this chilly winter. just a event.not so important to me,tho. i just wish i had friends who gave me Christmas...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    going through the drive through, when the woman says enjoy your meal, 9 times out of 10 I will say you too
    jax632 jax632 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 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 5 days ago

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    It's hard to feel... invested in conversation, for lack of a better word. I find myself just not caring. I've heard it all before, or the direction of words is too predictable. I...
    disciple556 disciple556 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    This is Sid.kinda stupid guy would Live a beautiful life once upon a time.i was at college when falled for someone.I was dating someone online,somehow things worked out the way I...
    tossor tossor 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    that awkward moment when youre walking and you see someone you know but don't say hi and you're the only 2 there... and they say hi and you feel bad because they say hi but you...
    dksl14 dksl14 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I get really freaking weird talking with people I hardly know or just met. My face gets red and I say oh jeez a lot and scratch my head avoiding eye contact. The worst is when you...
    TheLameOne TheLameOne 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Woman in the office walks in Monday morning apparently having had some terrible allergic reaction to some cheap make up she used. Her face is comparable to Rocky's after the first...
    runningman1825 runningman1825 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    1. I am often very passionate when it comes to my opinions and expressing myself 2. Said passion sometimes overwhelms people 3. It’s extraordinarily hard to gain my loyalty 4...
    SilenceEvermore SilenceEvermore 22-25 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am not a very socially comfortable person. I feel awkward alot of the time. Being around people is not something that i am entirely used to but i try to expose myself to it & i...
    flyingblossom flyingblossom 26-30, F 20 hrs ago

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    I'm 21, and feel like I've already given up on life. I've been brought/dragged up in a town full of people who have just bullied and tormented me. I was always the weird kid, when...
    snowkey snowkey 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    The last day of classes I was so nervous, I knew it was the last day I was going to see her and I felt very anxious. I walked into the room and she wasn't there yet, so I started...
    UneReveuse UneReveuse 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    In college my friends would often confide with me for emotional support and advice. I didn't mind, but back then I didn't realize that I was actually taking on an incredible burden...
    aninsideoutfox aninsideoutfox 22-25, M Nov 22

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