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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 2 Responses 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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    just came back from the mall, alone. not sure if I mumbled to more cashiers or made awkward eye contact with more people.
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    I try to open myself up to people, to show them who I am. But I almost always scare them away. Too much, too soon, maybe. When it comes to socializing, I have no idea what I'm...
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    Note - Have made on of these before but it started late on and i didnt put in my opinion enough detail about my experience so far in my life of being a transgenderIntroduction per...
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    Note - Have made on of these before but it started late on and i didnt put in my opinion enough detail about my experience so far in my life of being a transgenderAnother note...
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    People make me feel weird, I don't know why but they just do. when I meet someone and they say "hey whats up" im just like "ummm hi" and then s*it gets really awkward with a lot of...
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    I make all the wrong choices and do all the wrong things. I want a re-do on life.
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    hahhha!!! I love the name of this group! : p
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't like being like this I can talk just sometimes find it hard don't know what to say not because I don't want to or sometimes I have said hi or hello not heard me and thought...
    susango1 susango1 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I found out why I lose all of my friends. It's nice to at least know now though. It's because I'm so socially awkward and I suck at making conversation. I get it now. At least I'm...
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    I hate it when I have to walk by people. I never know if I should smile and wave, or not. I overthink the moment so I usually end up walking really stiffly past people, glaring...
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    There were times when people asked for my name and I had to think for about five minutes to answer.
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    Not sometimes haha but most of the time. I hate being in situations where I have to talk to strangers. And when I'm forced to talk, every word out of my mouth is literally so...
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    Please don't ask me if we can be friends. Please don't start a conversation with "hi" Please don't continue that conversation with "what's up" and all that basic stuff Just come...
    Agenderra Agenderra 13-15 1 Response Aug 21

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    Note - Have made on of these before but it started late on and i didnt put in my opinion enough detail about my experience so far in my life of being a transgenderIntroduction per...
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    I'm sorry if it takes a while for me to respond to those who are pming meI get quite nervous When trying to talk and paranoid when I do so
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    Sometimes I just don't know how to respond to people and then things go downhill from there with an awkward laugh and my attempts to avoid prolonging the conversation ;-;
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    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Ugh, I'm really shy and it gets in the way of making friends, crushes, presentations, and basically almost anything. It's really annoying.
    varcx3 varcx3 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Sometimes whether at school, parties or anywhere. I prefer to hang around in a corner until I see someone I know. I'm not used to talking to strangers :) x
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