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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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    I am a socially awkward person but I can easily write/type my thoughts like this but as soon as it comes to talking to someone I get all panicky. It's horrible. I have tried to...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Ever since I was a child I've been really awkward socially. I think my overly-sheltered upbringing has a lot to do with it as well as my older sister telling me to "shut up" when I...
    nursingstudent4 nursingstudent4 22-25, F Sep 10

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    Hi I think I am socially awkward. I can't beat around the bush at things(if you don't know what that saying means, it means be subtle, Little House on the prairie rocks, lol). Also...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    See school started a couple days ago and I try to talk to people, trying to be more socially adept, but its really hard because I am such an introvert. It just feels so awkward...
    HiImDrekd HiImDrekd 16-17, M Aug 28

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    I'm really strange and socially awkward But that's me I'm ok with my self I don't have to care about what anyone else thinks 👍
    EpicBrotato EpicBrotato 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    It can be difficult to open up in social situations where I am made to feel like I don't belong or fit in. I think people assume I am not interesting because I prefer to sit back...
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I don't know what is wrong with me. I'm a teenager and I'm incredibly socially awkward. Whenever I'm in a social situation ( sometimes even if it's only towards one person) I get...
    Jake1224 Jake1224 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Last 6 days of summer vacation :'( I really really don't want to go back there. Anywhere but there
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 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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    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...
    raynbow32 raynbow32 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 29

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    Gmat mathematics seems to be hard
    meiwa meiwa 18-21, F Aug 30

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    Me Wearing my "party animal" pj's, and idek why I have them... I've never even been to a party. And I hate socializing. So it weird that I have them
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I feel like people are constantly judging me when they see me so I close up and act all weird. I wasn't always like this. It mostly has to do with trust. I personally think I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 31

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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...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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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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    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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    It's my second week at college and I feel kinda bummed that I haven't make really made a lot of friends . My room mate already has a ton of friends and really close friends. And...
    quietbird quietbird 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Would some like to talk? I'm bored and yea
    BlueWings454 BlueWings454 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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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...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 5 Responses Sep 6

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    I'm really awkward around new people at social gatherings. I try to be more extroverted (I have practised doing so for years) but I'm still not natural. I feel like I say a lot of...
    averagecomplicatedhuman averagecomplicatedhuman 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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...
    rxplvrs rxplvrs 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    I cant carry on a conversation after "how are you". I have no idea what to say next :P
    EmbraceForever EmbraceForever 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    Just a random selfie :)..............
    Mcgregor117 Mcgregor117 18-21, M Sep 7

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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...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I lurk on the outside, observing running through situations of how to be a part of someone's life ,i feel like a kid at a school dance just watching ,i just stay there though I...
    Adrnbill Adrnbill 18-21, M Sep 9

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    Rob Ford revokes from mayoral race?? This actually makes me sad.
    neveragoodusername neveragoodusername 26-30, F Sep 12

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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...
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    The other day at school my best friends cousin ate with us at lunch, and we were talking about our personalities. And I swear just met the guy, and he said I was the anti social...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F a week ago

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    on a social skills scale of 0 to 100 its like 8, any help/advice?
    Some1except2 Some1except2 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    PastaBanana PastaBanana 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hey what's up, what's on your mind?
    vadorantiwolf vadorantiwolf 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've pretty much had the same friends for the past 6-7 years now.... and even so I'm still very self conscious to " act like myself " I'm so shy that I'm scared to sing, dance...
    sammy14xx sammy14xx 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Salzburg Pageant sees initial effectiveness of show that chronicles life of youthful artist murdered because of the Nazis"We ended up in dialogue two or three times," Pereira...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I really need to tell this story without revealing who I am. Thank you for reading if you are and thank you ep for letting me let it all out. It's a long story and I really can't...
    seabird9 seabird9 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The guy next door just challenged me to a water balloon fight..so I thought I'd just post this as I wait for the water to boil
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    So, this is my life right now, it involves love, pain, fun, sadness and lots of work. I'll start by days of how it has gone. I have made a friend with a mentally challenged adult...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Love has a different meaning for everyone. Some people fall in love after a few nights out in a pub, others after months of being in a relationship, and others right after they've...
    claudiacarmenb claudiacarmenb 22-25, F 8 Responses Sep 2

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    An unfashionable or socially inept person, so the Oxford Dictionary tell us. Well, I'm a Geek alright then. I'm totally unfashionable, not even in being different to others. Yes...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Really feeling like a dork right now... because in the middle of the first this, i hit the "back" button and erased the whole danged thing......... Anyway....... I got to wondering...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    10 Tips on How to Work Through Feelings of Social Isolation: 1. Stop comparing your life to the lives of others. Absolutely everything you “know” about others is based on...
    InhuldibleCrelk InhuldibleCrelk 36-40 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I am the weirdest person I know. So odd, that I cannot get a date. How do dates?!?!The moment I started being myself I started to repel people. Maybe it is good, or bad.I am...
    madeofstars madeofstars 26-30, M Sep 7

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    Hello my name is..... well my name ain't important. I'm here to say, that I am socially awkward, anxious, shy and introverted. Yeah I'm being intense again, so what? Knowing that I...
    RainbowAdventurer12 RainbowAdventurer12 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I am completely at odds with this region. I absolutely hate it. the over aggressive driving (less so in Vermont and Maine) when there is no traffic on the roads outside of major...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F a week ago

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    I can feel it. Struggling with domestic issues at home and at work, and I think depending too much on someone socially is not healthy. I always knew that but when you're swimming...
    BronzeEspada BronzeEspada 26-30, M 5 days ago