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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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    After experiencing a year of university, I have broadened my perspective and social circle a lot more. It's made me realise many things; several things being some people will never...
    turtlemonster turtlemonster 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    And my parents keep trying to change that part of me it really does get me mad that my parents want to change part of me
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    It's kind of an inevitability at this point, I'm getting older and it hasn't happened. I'm a self-fulfilling prophecy. I've had 2 short-lived relationships from when I was a...
    Iscarpia87 Iscarpia87 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Usually, when people recognize me, it's not something which brings a smile to their faces. Usually, when someone who recognizes or thinks they recognize me approaches me, I don't...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 31-35 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I communicate more if we are chatting or messaging. I am just quiet when it comes to talking.
    d6m0n d6m0n 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I am a 43 year-old female of Central Mexican and Irish heritage. I was diagnosed with BTM at 19 while on Amphoteracin-B treatment for a fungal infection in my sinuses. Ampho-B...
    AZDawn AZDawn 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    very few people in this subgroup, surely there must be more of us challenged ??
    guestgama guestgama 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I want to quit life. I'm kind of sucking at it, I'm really unhappy, and I doubt anyone would care anyway. My parents would pretend to care because it wouldn't be...
    sting0611 sting0611 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    How Carl Sagan Put Things in Perspective Carl Sagan, now deceased, was one of the world’s greatest astronomers, and a gifted writer as well. ~“The Pale Blue Dot”, written...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm a high school student and I'm really awkward when it comes to face to face talking and I stutter sometimes when I talk. I don't make friends easy and I'm super shy. Does anyone...
    xrraem xrraem 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to have the gift of gab , I want it back. I don't like being shy and awkward
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I'm an odd creature. I think we're all odd though...that kinda makes us, us. I have this thing where I want to fix everyone though. If I sense someone is having a bad day I feel...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Was upset Me blocks some who add me And hides from others Then a new pal soothed my mind And led me to ok By telling me to work on it And me saw me aint horrid...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M a week ago

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    I don't quite understand why some people love being dared... I don't. I don't want someone to tell me to do stupid stuff. Is it because they love being challenged or they are just...
    Genesol Genesol 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 1

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    I like to be challenged intellectually but I also enjoy a physical challenge, I like my job because the fast pace monotonousness work is almost like a form of soul soothing...
    oversimplification oversimplification 26-30, F Feb 1

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    When do I speak my truth? Or haven't I all these years? I'm going to be 42 years old. I have not spoken to my mother in 5 months and my father - about 4 (I went from low contact...
    thegirlwithnomom thegirlwithnomom 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I used to be good with girls , talking to them , being comfortable and confident n now I can't anymore. I'm too shy now , I need to get my confidence back
    theusunghero3 theusunghero3 26-30, M Jan 30

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    I Lost A Fight To A Girl At Age 13 Only now do I reflect on this, since after we reconciled, I tried not to remember it. Lol. When I was 11 I moved from a large Northeastern city...
    Djc44 Djc44 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I found that just accepting that I am awkward and ceasing to fight it has helped. I'll never get to thinking "I'm not awkward" but I have gotten to "I'm awkward and that's okay. It...
    faustangel faustangel 41-45, F Jan 29

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    This is only partly about me, and my marriage. More importantly it's a summary of info that my wife and I stumbled upon a few years ago and it has been very helpful to us, and many...
    bbbboink bbbboink 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 29

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    I want a girlfriend so badly, but I am completely clueless as to everything. I feel like it is instinct for me to turn everyone away, and I hate myself for that.
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 28

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    My first instinct when I see an animal is to say "hello". My first instinct when I see a person is to avoid eye contact and hope it goes away.
    FeelingPeachy FeelingPeachy 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 28

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    I sometimes think I won't be able to find a job because of this, I try really hard to push these away but when I do I always mess up somehow. Regardless of what happens when I get...
    Uniquetalented Uniquetalented 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    But only when I'm pretending to be a man. It's something I'm just not comfortable being. But put me in feminine guise and I come alive!
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 6 Responses Jan 28

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    I thought maybe I would make a friend when I'll went back to college but I have not. it's just like high school. I just keep to my self. and they keep away from me.
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I don't know why I'm sensitive to the most stupidest things, sometimes I think I should be cold-hearted.
    KT3535 KT3535 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I feel embarrassed.😰 And I don't know why.
    KT3535 KT3535 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Someone commented on a post I didn't even realize I had posted from November 2014 about how I have been raped and never reported it because of girls who lie about being raped and I...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    i dislike math VERY VERY much lol. i have never been good at maths and I always use the calculator or google to get the answers to the problems i can't solve in my head lol...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    My big one is the Discworld series. Terry Pratchett challenged my way of thinking and values. I learned a lot from his work.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 26

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    I was eating my breakfast at my desk earlier and had just taken a large bite when a manager walked over. Him: How are you doing today? Me: *panicked chewing* Why do these things...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Teach me the ways of force... and how to deal with being short and green (just kidding I am not green or short - unless you are color challenged and 7 ft tall)
    Newconvo1 Newconvo1 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Place your hand over your heart. You feel that? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason, so don’t ever give up.The person who completes suicide, dies once...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Jan 23

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    Have you ever asked yourselves: what are the things you dread most? What scares you most? Usually... the dreams we want to happen in our lives fit here... we want them to happen...
    swallow90 swallow90 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    Hey everyone! :D I was invited to the club a while back and haven't really spoken up since. Just thought I'd introduce myself and share whatever I can about myself. :) Might be a...
    Timster91 Timster91 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    that awkward moment when u go to a bank,standing in front of its cctv,ur actions suddenly getting weird,u r not going to do anything bad,,but u feel & do that way! being in front...
    girlinspace girlinspace 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I finally picked up my sketchbook, it was so cold and neglected... I'm sorry that I lost me. That may seem weird to read but it's true. I'm finally sober (only 1 slip) and in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 17

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    We are challenged to step into the unknown and to trust this is as it is meant to be!
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Jan 17

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