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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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    And I am not all that sure why. I do try to socialize when the moment and situation demand it, and I don't have that much of a problem with it. I don't hate people so I am not a...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Reading blm claim laws and rules. Reading became my challenge. Heart attacks on seroquel did it fast. Now challenged. Defeeted but not defeated. Lol.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 12

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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...
    slimvince slimvince 18-21, M Mar 1

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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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    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...
    AHAAE AHAAE 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I am very socially awkward. whenever im around people i just think to myself "please don't talk to me! please don't talk to me!" and when people do talk to me i always say...
    nduwachick nduwachick 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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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...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    By sometimes, I mean all times. When at work though I can act and pretend i'm cool. It's kinda my superpower
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 28

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    Heeeey *forgets how to wave* *trips*
    Cryx Cryx 16-17, F Feb 28

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    I actually have social anxiety.
    awkwardsquirrel awkwardsquirrel 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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...
    CYANIDExSILENCE CYANIDExSILENCE 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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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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    I know that there are many times when I make people nervous. I see them scratch nervously. I think it's because I am afraid to be myself; I feel I have to be whatever will make the...
    laylonolonger laylonolonger 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 1

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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...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I've never been the best at making a smooth conversation. Silence makes it feel awkward so I always am trying to fill it haha I have very light autistic asperger a syndrome as well...
    PartyGuy21 PartyGuy21 18-21, M Mar 2

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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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    I was entering the elevator and the cutest girl I've seen walked in with me. Of course I end up making a total idiot out of myself pressing the floor we're on while she enjoys the...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M Mar 5

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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...
    misterweirdo misterweirdo 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Whoever can finally create an edit function for live conversation will forever change the lives of those of us that struggle with forgetting to think before we speak.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 5

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    I find it hard to start talking to some one because I do not like small talk.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 2 Responses Mar 7

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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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    Because i care too intensely.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    Certain people love my hair and have the tendency to touch it so I shrink down and stand awkwardly unsure of what to do. O_o
    Livinshadows Livinshadows 13-15, F Mar 11

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    When you see me, and we're only acquaintances, I will not acknowledge you properly. It's not because I'm a snob, or because I hate you, or anything else-it's because I don't know...
    theShySnob theShySnob 18-21, F Mar 11

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    I went to fancy dress as this guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ643U7ccpMSeems The night was amazing. I strutted in, thankfully the hall was carpeted. I asked the first...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M Mar 15

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    I really love this website. Everyone is kind and I feel comfortable talking. But I am terribly bad at keeping conversation (probably because I think through too much before talking...
    mumunozo mumunozo 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Ever said something that was meant to be completely innocent but was completely taken the wrong way? I was talking to my friends on FB about vitamins (yes, deep topic)...I then put...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I hate being myself. I'm an awkward social being who can't find the words to say. When I do, people either tell me they can't hear me, stare at me, or ignore me. My teachers, my...
    soulfulmind5 soulfulmind5 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't even buy things without screwing up. I literally embarrassed myself so much buying Majora's Mask at GameStop that I'm considering wearing it the next time I go. But that...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    Earthboundmisfiti Earthboundmisfiti 22-25, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    This bear right here is my best friend. I'm not just saying that. I have spent more time with this bear than my own father. He is always ready for a cuddle and every so often he's...
    realsweetbaby realsweetbaby 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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...
    XxXTangoMangoXxX XxXTangoMangoXxX 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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...
    lourrysjeans lourrysjeans 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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...
    cibi3929 cibi3929 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Me: *on date* Brain*thinks something stupid* Me: *Hoe don't do it* Me: I built my own computer and it's more powerful than most gaming computers! Me: Oh my god.
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    My youngest daughter came home from college this weekend and brought a new female friend with her to visit. I immediately became nervous and anxious at the thought of a stranger...
    rolywynne rolywynne 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    The breakdowns range from feeling helpless and sniffling to uncontrollable shaking and violent sobs. Yesterday was the worst one I've ever had. I cried for two hours. I punched my...
    CyanideSpider CyanideSpider 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was this girl who was quiet, socially awkard and kinda weird. Until i cured myself, i new deep down i had a personality worth sharing, but i couldnt, i couldnt express or be who...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Here I sit nearly 10 years post divorce and no closer to my dear children that I was when my Ex's smear campaign began. I wonder if they will ever be back in my life and what I...
    Dad9407 Dad9407 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 1