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I Am Socially Challenged

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    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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    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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    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 Mar 24

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    The awkward thing of being socially awkward is when realise that there is no cure or a pill to help you with your awkwardness ...so you're probably always going to be an awkward...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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...
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I am very quiet, shy and socially awkward. This definitely messes me up when meeting people because I take so long to get comfortable around people and many times they just don't...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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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 1 Response Mar 21

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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 Mar 21

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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 Mar 22

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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 9 Responses Mar 22

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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 Mar 22

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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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    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 Mar 23

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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 Mar 24

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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 3 Responses Mar 26

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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 Mar 27

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    and because of that i think people hate me for it. >_<
    Zack607 Zack607 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    lol I'm so awkward or shy I make everyone awkward around me.
    Wallflower369 Wallflower369 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    I was on the bus going to school and I randomly blurted out "SHAMWOW!". This was because my friend and I were discussing earlier about that ridiculous towel commercial, we couldn't...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T Mar 31

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    My mother even gave me the nickname "baby giraffe" because I'm so clumsy.
    jessikajesse2 jessikajesse2 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Is it just me or is there not some kind of unwritten rule that prohibits striking up conversation with a stranger that happens to be standing at the urinal next to you? Some...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Well, not sometimes. More like 95% of the time, unless I've been drinking, which is very rare nowadays.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3

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    sometimes when ppl talk to me, and when i already get the point theyre trying to make and they are still trying to finish their sentences, i tune out and and keep saying okay or...
    mike8989 mike8989 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 5

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    Hello everyone. I call myself invisibleme, because I am generally overlooked. I have lots of siblings (I am the middle child). People think I am gay because I am what people say...
    invisibleme119 invisibleme119 16-17 2 Responses Apr 7

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    yes I am. when around ppl I don't talk and sit there with no expression on my face. b4 the shock treatments I was very social and love attention. now I'm like I hope no one...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Am i the only that, when asked a simple question, sees the disappointment of the asker in their face, when im not able to quickly come up with a satisfying answer? For example...
    perenijsje perenijsje 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    so I went to a bar tonight, wow... I drank my rum and cokes like a champ while they played the basic booty anthems like "get low" and "boots with the fur" song....we had to pick...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I am a really quiet person and I seldom voice out my thoughts during family or friend talks. I'm always the listener and people always come to me whenever they want to rant. So...
    Sofiie Sofiie 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I felt a bit of relief after finding this group with so many others in it. and I just told myself that 'so, you are not alone' ! Though i'm working on changing these qualities that...
    Kheya092 Kheya092 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    But I've learnt that no answer is better than an awkward, forced answer. So now I'm known as the quiet one.
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I just dont understand the people around me. I wish I could communicate with others but when I try I just feel out of place and unwanted. I just can't relate to what my peers...
    animegirl63 animegirl63 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I used to be like that but I just stopped giving a **** about what others thought of me and to anyone out there who is like that I advise you stop feeling of being that way because...
    caiseyi caiseyi 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Only sometimes. If I'm in a comfortable situation I'm just loud, weird, and the center of attention :)
    Ambibambii Ambibambii 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    God I look stupid when I open my mouth.
    safiya999 safiya999 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The feeling when you meet a new friend!! (^.^)/
    Natarii Natarii 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm always awkward around people, not so much my immediate family or friends but with most people I am. I try to be more confident but it just doesn't work. Even on this, I'm...
    QueenOfAwkwardness QueenOfAwkwardness 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I get so mad at myself. Why can't I be a social butterfly like people call it. I don't know anymore I wish I could change the way I was but it seems impossible. I'll...
    cmt334 cmt334 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    this is only at certain times because my school is very time, and since I was a little girl I've been known to always talk and be happy but that has changed and I try to hide it...
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am an introvert and it affects my relationship with others
    Introvert01 Introvert01 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    To start off, I've never really been that much of a social person. I've always had more of an introvert-like nature and I'm not fond about it. This nature of mine especially comes...
    Drew0113 Drew0113 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My wife has a lot more friends than I do and from time to time I get thrown into a one night forced friendship when a "double date" is planned. I came home and felt like I needed a...
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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