I Can Be Socially Awkward Sometimes

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    I am quiet most of the time.

    i just stare and think. My words get frozen within my lungs And I believe my thoughts are deadly And there's probably a quarantine Surrounding my lungs. People tend to ask me, "Why are you so quiet?" I just smile, laugh, and shrug. I am quiet most of the time But my mind is...
    lam1000 lam1000
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    It can be nerve racking talking to new people I

    get nervous I am bothering them or annoying them I don't want to feel like a waste of someone's time. I end up saying the wrong things.
    bbwandlonely bbwandlonely
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 25, 2015

    So this morning at work,

    we had a meeting, and apparently a customer called and told my bosses how great of a job I did helping her. Next thing you know everyone is clapping and cheering for me. :-/. Awkward. Lol
    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2016

    I am very socially awkward,

    prolly cause of my home life. It is not like my friends for sure
    Kellishere Kellishere
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    During one of the first days at my old job I

    had to go to a very short meeting with my boss. After the meeting was over I stood up to leave his office. The second I turned around though I bumped into the wall behind me and immediately said "Oh I'm so sorry" before realizing that I just spoke to concrete.
    Ominousity Ominousity
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 29, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    Please don't stare at me.

    .. I will start walking funny and eventually trip or fall. If you are attracted, please say something while I still seem normal or I will make it awkward for you and I both...
    SevenWings7 SevenWings7
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    We used to talk a lot

    and laugh together but dunno why I talk less to her lately and she feels like I ignore her so it doesn't like how it used to be, she talks and laughs with others like usual so am I. But it can't be like that anymore between us. Eventho we don't talk much she still remember her...
    fragilegile fragilegile
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    hmmm hey social anxiety.

    .. suck my d*ck
    meaha meaha
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    I communicate more if we are chatting

    or messaging. I am just quiet when it comes to talking.
    d6m0n d6m0n
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    A lot of times I feel nervous around people

    especially when there is a group of people. I really enjoy having a few friends and being by myself.
    Mira0905 Mira0905
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    Don't we have this moment

    where we feel stuck in situation? and you don't really know how you should react, because there is so many waiting for a moment to judge you. and then you think either "**** them" and you end up impressing people in good way or "oh I got this" and you end up embarrassing...
    DarknessDepth DarknessDepth
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2016

    If there was like a socially awkward

    championship awards night, I'd probably win but I wouldn't even be there to accept because I'm to socially awkward to show up
    Peelover94 Peelover94
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    I can be very talkative

    but sometimes I don't know what to say to people and I end up making things awkward.
    BabyGirlCleo BabyGirlCleo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2015
    coldheartedmthrfckr coldheartedmthrfckr
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    I love it when I witness someone else

    who is as socially awkward as I am. It's a nice kind of kinship. I was walking along a long corridor and then saw someone (who works in the same office but to whom I've never actually spoken) coming from the opposite direction. In my head, I'd already planned the timing of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    My awkwardness has made me believe

    that people find me too weird to be taken seriously, or to be with me in a relationship. I don't have many friends and I haven't been in a relationship for a while now. I dislike being lonely because of my awkwardness.
    Darkbachelor Darkbachelor
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jul 29, 2015

    Person - Oh, hey! Me - Thanks,

    you too! *gives up lol*
    Rachel335 Rachel335
    18-21, F
    Feb 23, 2016

    Well most of the time I am,

    I can be quiet nervous when talking to new people and am not really sure what to say most of the time. I just say something like "hello" and "nice to meet you" after that I usually have no idea what to say
    RandomPerson186 RandomPerson186
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2016

    and yet am often in the situation

    where I bump into people just on the street who I know and stop to exchange hello-how-are-you's. I often say things and think to myself 'man I'm a weirdo' or 'this is getting awkward gah'. I don't know if anyone can relate to this.. I would classify myself as an awkward "people...
    plsdontsitonme plsdontsitonme
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    Once I walk down the street with hood on.

    Then a man tab my shoulder from back. When I turn he said: 'Oh sorry. I thought u r someone else'. me: 'I'm.' That man: 'Huh? What did u meant?'. me: 'Dude, I'm that somebody.' he stared at me annoyed and then he walks away. I realize that I'm being awkwardly 'weird' again.
    foodloverpeople foodloverpeople
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    So this guy was talking to my parents

    and suddenly for some reason the attention went to me. He was looking at me so I just smiled at him because I didn't know what he wanted. Then I noticed his hand was out and I just kinda looked at it for about 7 seconds, then he said, "Ummmmmmm handshake?" Ughhghg I hate my lack...
    PhantomPower PhantomPower
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    *leaving a restaurant* Waiter-"Thanks

    for coming " Me-"Yeah you too" This never fails.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 18, 2015

    You may think that you're awkward around your

    crush but according to Suetonius, Emperor Augustus used to bring notes along whenever he was about to have a big conversation with his wife Livia so that he wouldn't **** up when he was talking, so you're in pretty good company. :D
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2016

    I had to step out of the office

    for a few minutes - nothing could happen right? Wrong! 1) I bumped into my former manager right outside my office, misheard him asking me "Where are you going?" as "How are you doing?" and automatically answered "Good!" Only realised this after I've passed him because I was...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    Because of my social ineptness.

    I genuinely feel I can barely converse; I choke or keep quiet because I have nothing to say or my opinion may be stupid/ridiculous
    KarenKD KarenKD
    22-25, F
    Feb 17, 2016

    I have Cerebral Palsy

    and use wheelchair for mobility and as you can imagine the thing that really gets up my nose is when people judge me or dont try to at least understand what life is like for me and when i sit for too long i get a sore back and need to go and lie down, however if im at a friend...
    Zoodos Zoodos
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    You flatter me with "sometimes"

    when it's actually all the time. And here's a list why. See if you're one too. Or is it just me? It's not, I'm sure :) 1. Your nervous laughters in uncomfortable situations is almost never appropriate. 2. You are a first class avoider. See someone you know from high school on...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    Lol I remember when I left a voicemail

    for a job opportunity and I ended the voicemail with "Amen" instead of "have a great day!" and I couldn't take it back because there was no option to delete the message... 😅 you know what happened next, I didn't get the job 😂
    Hopelessuglylove Hopelessuglylove
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    It takes me about two years to actually become

    comfortable around someone that I can hold a conversation but after that, I swear I am an interesting person.
    jrobynann jrobynann
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    I was paying for some stuff at the cashier

    and he was making some friendly conversation. Him: How are you doing? Did you just get off from work? Me: Uh, no? Who works on Sundays? *awkward silence* Me: I mean, except for you guys. Sorry.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2016

    Have you ever started telling a story

    or experience and when you finish you forget what brought the story and what the conversations was even about .....
    DayDreamer246 DayDreamer246
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2016

    I went to watch "Paddington" in a movie theater

    today with my mum and sister. It's a lovely children's movie about a bear, with a fantastic cast, that takes place in London. I was having a blast, laughing and tearing up, just enjoying every moment, when I noticed one of the parents in the same isle as me looking at me like I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 17, 2015

    The awkward moment when you're just being nice

    and the person thinks you're flirting with them.
    Trishhh Trishhh
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    Ehmm... Try all the time :-/ I mean this post

    right here... AWKWARD SOCIALLY! I'm just lucky I didn't stutter....
    Whiskeylovexxx Whiskeylovexxx
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    When things get awkwatd i go crazy,

    then i freak some people out. Then i wake up with a head acke.
    yolo361 yolo361
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    I seriously have a thing

    where I regret things I say and have that scenario play over and over again.
    Violetlolla Violetlolla
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015
    Stormeyes Stormeyes
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2016

    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 of a police man feels the same!!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 19, 2016

    Today someone I haven't seen in a long time

    went to reach something and I thought they were going in for a hug, so I kinda leaned in. Then she said "oh I was just grabbing this" and I died of embarrassment 😭😭😭
    Youreawizardharry Youreawizardharry
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 10, 2015

    I wish just for once

    that I can be the life of a party. I had never partied before because I'm a little uncomfortable around places and people whom I am not familiar with. I'm 19 years old and I feel like I haven't lived my life yet. Fear of the unknown always holds me back. Whenever a friend...
    crankycrackers crankycrackers
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    I am so socially awkward

    that I walk with my head down to avoid talking to people
    LadyAya12 LadyAya12
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

    That moment when you are called by the teacher

    and wasnt paying attention. In an effort to pretend im not confused I say "Oh yeah I agree" and then the teacher said "You werent paying attention were you? I wad asking if you did your hw.."
    DayDreamer246 DayDreamer246
    18-21, F
    Apr 18, 2016

    I'm a nerdy, bookish,

    introvert and am often clueless. Getting better as I age, thank God!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 16, 2016

    Sometimes I run out of topics

    while talking to people. Sometimes I go on for way too long and get like "I don't care too hear all of this" So I try to talk alot less. It just gets awkward because then it gets to the point where some people realize that without my topics and talking that it'd be dead quiet...
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    I like to speak in funny accents

    and voices randomly. I think I do it mostly when I'm stressed out at work, just to cheer myself up. One day while working on a presentation pack I started talking with a lisp. "Ith tho hard!" I said out loud, referring to a particular graph I'm trying to generate. Then I...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    I hate it when there is someone whom I was

    never formally introduced to, but we know of each other and have mutual friends... Right now I'm waiting around for my coffee and he's standing next to me and we both have no idea what to say to each other, so we're both fiddling about on our phones 😂 Thank goodness for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    Hey guys seeing as this app is shutting down I

    thought how about we follow each other on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook? Kik- rachelx2002 Twitter- @beautgraveyard / @raubrey8 (I have 2 accounts Instagram- raubrey8 Facebook - https://m.facebook.com/rachelann.aubrey?fref=nf
    Raubrey8 Raubrey8
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2016
    KarenKD KarenKD
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    I would like for a day to go by to

    where I'm not I suck at flirting with boys
    frostymwinterflower frostymwinterflower
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Yeah. this even goes

    for here. sometimes I face palm myself cause I'm still not sure I got if i got it right
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 14, 2015

    Has anyone else had that awkward moment were

    someone waves, and you wave back, just to realize that they are waving to the person behind you? This happens to me all the time, and it wouldn't be as bad if I weren't such a socially awkward person. I have a horrible tendency to make these situations even worse. A normal...
    MeinPein MeinPein
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    I hate at parties and conferences

    where only a few are nodding acquaintances, and you silently join some people while one is talking. Then, I have nothing worthwhile to add, am too uncomfortable to introduce myself, and slink away without a word, like some silent stalker. Just yuck.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 9, 2016

    I cant make new friends at my school.

    I've been with my current friends for years and I love them. But this girl I know she told me that I am antisocial at some point. It made me really jealous how she had lots of guy friends and I don't , she had boyfriends and I never did, she has more bestfriends than I will ever...
    raspberri raspberri
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2016

    So the other day I ordered pizza

    and the delivery man told me "Enjoy your meal." I, in my infinite social awkwardness, answered back "You too." It wasn't until I had closed the door that I realized what I had done! If there's one thing I can count on myself to never fail at, it is making a complete and utter...
    livingalie1 livingalie1
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    I am an introvert and it affects my

    relationship with others
    Introvert01 Introvert01
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2015

    It's How I Roll Maybe being awkward is part of

    my charm. I pretty much say what's on my mind and it sometimes difficult to tell if someone is being polite or if I am boring the heck out of them. I'm an open book. Ask me anything. No topics are taboo. This too can be a challenge because not everyone can handle the...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    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 always happen to me?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    Felt like that today at the grocery store.

    Think a guy was flirting at me I didn't really react to it lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 10, 2016

    About 30 people from my family are in my living

    room & I'm alone in my room. Not a people person.
    biancalb biancalb
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Jul 4, 2015
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