I Am Socially Inept

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 281 People

    Don't Ask Me To Network

    I was quite talkative when I was around 6 years old. My parents say that I have so many stories to tell. But then once I was around 9 years old, I became really quiet. I became a bit afraid of social interactions and now that I am a working adult, it doesn’t help me at all.I...
    weissherz weissherz
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2012

    I Know Why I Am Socially Inept!

    Well, I'm new at this (maybe we all are), but I guess I'll try to start the ball rolling with my story. Warning! This is going to be a "blame the parents" type story -- in most cases I would call it an excuse rather than a reason, but in this case I think it is...
    LeonaLeigh LeonaLeigh
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 2, 2008

    Actualy I Am Socially Adept Becase I See My Ineptitude.

    The reason this is such a popular topic is because even the most adept people will find themselves in a situation that while it is going on they are inept to a degree that leaves them feeling vulnerable. no one is perfectly suited for for all of life's situations the key is...
    souljunkee souljunkee
    31-35, M
    Aug 11, 2009

    Socializing

    when socializing with people I do & say things that make me look like an idiot but i don't give a damn i'm this way i might be not the person that people used to deal with usually but whatever I used to become sad about it now i hear people laugh when i turn my back & I don't...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 26, 2013

    Recently I have been attempting to socialize

    online, and yet despite valiant efforts, I have been unable to form and maintain a new social relationship. With great speculation, I have deduced a single conclusion as to why this is occurring: on average, I am highly un-relatable. People either can not understand me, or feel...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Feb 4, 2015

    People Sense?

    It might just be me, but I feel as if the people around me have a sort of "sixth sense" opinion. My peers are as normal as the teenager population can be right now and it's impossible for me to assimilate into that "click" that teenagers form. I am proud to say I am a member of...
    PandoraKarp PandoraKarp
    16-17
    Jul 17, 2012

    No Social Skills

    Been this way my whole life. I'm shy and have a disorder that's left me outcasted. Even with the few friends Ive been around I say and do awkward things. I can only think of one friend who hadn't made me feel stupid(altho I still wish I didnt share such embarrassing things). I...
    rinna90 rinna90
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2013

    I Just Would Rather Talk To People I Know.

    I feel very uncomfortable talking to people I don't know out of the blue. My hubbie can start a conversation with someone in line at the grocery store or even the waitress at a restaurant. While I try to smile and act like I'm friendly.  If I know u I can carry a...
    AthenaRose AthenaRose
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jul 1, 2010

    Why is it that i can't speak to people?

    Im going to go bash my face off a wall now; i'm so terribly awk...
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    My Lack Of Social Skills.

    I've been put into the 'quiet' category my whole life. My parents say when I was little I wouldn't ever cry and rarely ever spoke. I 5th grade, I got new teachers, but wasnt with my best friend anymore. I was with her friends though. My best friend and her group of dance...
    tigerdolphin tigerdolphin
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

    I Just Can't Talk To New People.

    I dont understand what it is but i just cant get myself to talk to new people. ive talked to my mother about it but she doesnt really take it seriously, she just tells me to break out of my shell and no matter how many times she tells me to do so, it just doesnt happen and i cant...
    harvestmoonf112 harvestmoonf112
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2010

    Never Been Kissed!

    It doesn't bother me that I don't have any friends... It doesn't bother me that I prefer to be alone... But what absolutely kills me is that I've kissed a girl, never held a woman close & stared into her eyes, never made love to a woman or told her I loved her. I'm 36 and most...
    hsaIV hsaIV
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 14, 2013

    I fully make everything more awkward

    than it needs to be... The reason...:'( I have deep rooted fear of rejection so I try to avoid it by pretending like I don't need anyone which actually works because the way that I act drives peeps away:/ I'm such a **** about it sometimes:( waaaaaaaaahh:/
    godlovesorphans1 godlovesorphans1
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    I Was At a Bar Tonight.

    Everyone was having fun, everyone at the bar was singing, dancing drinking, the music was not my favourite but, wathever, i was decided to have fun as well. so there were some of my mates from school, they're somewhat friendly, so i start to loosen up a bit, but it isreally hard...
    Vivec Vivec
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Sep 12, 2009

    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'd talk around our neighbor kids or cousins. Basically, I never developed much self-confidence until I became an adult and I still lack...
    nursingstudent4 nursingstudent4
    22-25, F
    Sep 10, 2014

    Severe Lack of Social Skills

    in 6th and 7th grade there were a lot of family problems. My brother moved back home along with his wife for a while, and I had pretty much never seen any one like her, and i think it really disturbed me in some way. She would yell and say terrible things to every one, and it...
    sewnshut sewnshut
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2009

    Always Wrong Or Wronged?

    I think i am socially inept .  I have made alot of friends in the past years when i was still studying.  I was a great listener, great advisor and a good friend , as many used to say.  After for awhile, I met guy A. We shared many experiences together. As...
    jheroine jheroine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2010

    Personality Versus Skill

    I definitely have a had a considerable lack of practice with social skills and I'm trying to improve that for the sake of getting a job but the main reason I didn't learn social skills in public school was bad choices I made and later on health issues. I still often feel behind...
    Zoftig689 Zoftig689
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2009

    I Am Not Very Sociable

    I have always been a shy person. I have tried to fit in and be normal but then I realized, what is normal? There is no such thing as normal. My friends always have treated me as a charity case. When I was in school I put myself into things like band and choir because I felt music...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 6, 2011

    I am finding taking responsibility

    for the words I say and how I say it hard. It is an important skill to be able to form a coherent conversation that allows for clear comprehension for the person receiving the information. I am aware of how imminent I need to start doing this, how can I be a psychologist if I...
    chikachoo chikachoo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2014

    I'm starting school tomorrow

    and I can not even begin to explain to you how nervous I am. I feel like I won't make any friends because I'm starting in the middle of the year after everyone's gotten to know each other... Wahhhh, I also have these huge gaps between classes to look forward to :/ I guess I'll...
    bipolarcub bipolarcub
    22-25, F
    Jan 20, 2014

    Why Can't I Talk To People

    i am a freshman in college and have not made very much friends. the only people i talk to are the people that came from the same town as i did and i already know. i don't know why i am like this. all i want is to go out and meet people and not be afraid of anything. i want to...
    DiMarzio DiMarzio
    18-21
    1 Response Feb 21, 2011

    Socially Inept

    My social skills are terrible. I know I am not alone in saying this, but sometimes I really feel like I am "the cream of the crop" so to speak. I have had a stuttering problem for as long as I can remember, and my voice is naturally very soft, making it difficult for people to...
    EgonTowst EgonTowst
    22-25
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2011

    I Never Know What's Appropriate.

    There's tons of unwritten laws about social interaction that nobody talks about. So it's hard to learn, what I know I get from watching people and animal planet. It sadly works better when you treat/look at people like animals. (One guy in the group is the alpha male, don't...
    Frogg3r Frogg3r
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 4, 2011

    Socially Inept In A World.

    For as long as I can remember, I always was awkward at social happenings. Not so much now as before, though still get reclusive and "hide" indoors. Way back in jr. high several girls wrote in my yearbook: "you are a very shy, sweet, quiet person...stay sweet" Or "you are so...
    dimworld dimworld
    36-40, M
    Jun 30, 2011

    Urgg...

    I find it hard to hold up a normal conversation with people when all they talk about is everyday life, mostly because I`m lacking in a life of my own(yeah yeah I admit it). It's also hard to talk to people when all you have is your self-centered depression ...
    germanianscooterboard germanianscooterboard
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2010

    I Need Help

    iv'e always been a shy person ever since i can remember but i want to change and become more social and have new friends in my life, but finding it very hard. i cant seem to make simple conversation about day to day life, about anything actually. i can talk to my friends that i...
    gilb26 gilb26
    22-25
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    Person:

    "HEYDIDYOUHEARABOUTHENEWTAYLORSWIFTCONCERTIWENTTO?OMG,OMG,OMGSOOOOGOOODLIKEYEAHWHATRDIDYOUDOONTHEWEEKEND?" Me: "..Purple jellyfishes are beautiful creatures. I like **** and sleeping" Smooth move there, Natasha.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    People Can't Stand Talking To Me

    I feel like all I have to do is say hi and people kind of look me up and down and are just so disgusted by what they see, or even worse, think i'm so weird and are laughing inside at me or thinking about how they can take advantage of me. I felt that way in class today when...
    emilystrange105 emilystrange105
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2011

    Lost In Life

    I find it hard to make friends. i am just different in general, i don't fit in. i feel uncomfortable holding a conversation with a new set of people and usually just stand there or walk away. I believe it is due to the many life changing events i had when i...
    X9107 X9107
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 1, 2010

    Socially Inept Is My Middle Name

     I can't maintain eye contact with anyone for more than a few seconds. I never know what to say. I'm often inadvertently curt, oblivious, or rude without even knowing it or meaning to be. I like to talk to people, but I always give short answers, and never ask them anything...
    whateverlasting whateverlasting
    18-21, M
    7 Responses Dec 28, 2009

    Socially Inaccurate

    Small group of people..well only 2 people are mostly who I hang out with. Im socially inept or that's what I think. I'm not a social person. I'm afraid of them making fun or humiliate me since I had that alot before. I tend to keep to myself and I sometimes don't feel the need...
    ebonybranch14 ebonybranch14
    13-15, F
    Apr 18, 2011

    Fish Out Of Water

    So, I was the pool the other day at my apartment complex and there was a pool party going on. I decided it would be fun to go, hang out, swim and try to socialize. At first it was OK and I talked to a few (and I mean few) people. Then as time passed it was like I was some dirty...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2011

    get out of my face or I shall smack you with

    this iron (frying pan) *blocks you* stalks off.. huffy like... waddling fat*** in search of cute fluffy cats O.o -L
    PastelLime PastelLime
    31-35
    Aug 5, 2015

    Everyday

    The more people there were around him the more lonely he got.It seemed to him that all of those people were taunting him and his conscious.The fact that he was too sensitive to survive in the so called "The Real World" had struck him not long ago and now all he had were the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2013

    Ever since I was young,

    I've been shy and introverted. This has grown into some serious self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness issues. You know those people who say they don't have friends, but there are a group of 10 people that they talk to, not including the family they interact with? I...
    unicornhearts unicornhearts
    22-25, F
    Feb 23, 2015

    Closeted

     Ok I am not exactly socially inept, I have friends. Just not close friends. I have two best friends. No, they're not my parents.  But I have no idea how to interact with people. I let other people lead the way. I come across as a snob sometimes and lots of people...
    LittleMonroe LittleMonroe
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

    The End...

    This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end I'll never look into your eyes...again Can you picture what will be So limitless and free Desperately in need...
    hsaIV hsaIV
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2013
More Stories