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I Can't Relate to People

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    Alone

    I feel like I just can't relate to people. I'm a misfit in every sense of the word. I don't date, I don't do drugs, I'm not religious, and my hair's bright purple. People just don't understand me. I feel pretty self aware for my age, yet I don't like talking about things that...
    xCeres xCeres 22-25, F Nov 21, 2011

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    Sometimes I can't tell

    if I'm insane or one of the few sane people on the planet. I just don't get other people. One issue is my complete lack of understanding about relationships. I don't feel attraction or love so when a friend starts telling me about all the bad things in their relationship, that...
    Dontcare8 Dontcare8 26-30, F Jun 20

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    I Don't Relate to What People Say About Themselves

    I'm now 57 and I want to try to be very explicit about what I mean by "I don't relate to people". When I say I didn't talk to a soul all weekend, and someone says "Oh, I know what you mean!" and then I find out that they spent their weekend at home with their...
    cestmarrant cestmarrant 61-65, F 9 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    I Dislike Most People

    Normally, I find that I am pretty socially awkward. I've always been shy and I am pretty hard of hearing. These two things do not go well together, believe me. I have a threshold when it comes to talking to people and I am totally transparent. I like to get out once in a blue...
    blowtorch79 blowtorch79 31-35 Oct 10, 2011

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    At Least One Step Behind

    As long as I can remember, and I remember events from when I was two, I never really understood people. As early as preschool I never really knew what to do with, others; and I rarely had more than one friend at a time, though all the "teachers" liked me. The same remained true...
    tycamrent tycamrent 22-25, M Dec 28, 2011

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    Feeling Alone In The World

    No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to relate to people. My interests are very narrow, I guess. I like to think about and discuss things that more often than not, people seem to think is stupid, or a waste of time. A man in my family, not liking auto-mechanism and sports...
    DarkerGaming DarkerGaming 22-25, M 7 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    Especially Girls My Age

    So a lot of my friends are older i really dont know what to talk about with young people my age unless we automatically click but its not like I want it to be that way I just cant relate to them oh well I think im getting better since I started school so yea
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15, 2011

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    Difficulty Making Friends

    I am not a bad person and can easily strike up a conversation with the odd stranger, oddly enough I have a hard time making friends especially female ones.
    Obra Obra 26-30 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    Conflicted In Isolation

    I have had problems relating to people ever since I was a teenager.  I just don't seem to be concerned about the same things that a lot of other people think about.  I try to interest myself in some of those things, but I can't seem to bring myself to enjoy a lot...
    plainshirt11 plainshirt11 18-21 3 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    If you think that because its not happening to

    you its not your problem, then I can't relate to you. I can't relate to 90% of the human race. Source of statistic my ***.
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M Aug 27

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    Just Too Cool

    I can't relate to people, I guess im just too awesome and cool for people these days.And that was my amazing story about why I can't relate to people.
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Sep 26, 2012

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    I am so upset all the time :( I cry almost everyday all over a dumb boy. I was in love with him and I still am :( I guess I just can't let go. I'm only 14 and he was the only guy I...
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    Basically I seem to be a caring and strong person. Actually I am very emotional,easily hurt and very self-centered. If you say something that gets under my skin, I will just keep...
    ladymerylin ladymerylin 18-21, F a week ago

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    Let me start this off by saying I have nothing against people who have worked hard to get to where they are & are humble about it. What I don't like is people that get successful...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 15

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    Today I realized that I have a problem I've been putting aside since forever. But I can't ignore it anymore its ruining my life and making me so freaking depressed. I am so...
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    NobbyWolf NobbyWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I'm not sure if I'm really glad about this. I am sometimes, but not always. My huge problem is the way I think. The way I think about people and their opinions (about me...
    Wejlo Wejlo 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I am honestly happy people can't read my thoughts otherwise they might possibly think i need a straight jacket. Also my thoughts aren't exactly the best when it comes to people. If...
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    I am so glad people can't read my thoughts! Some people who I would love to sleep with don't need to know that I think of them like that as often as I do!
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    I have a crush on a lot of people at once because I can't stand being alone at all. I'm sorry, the people who's been kind to me who's not interested. I'm sorry, the people who...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I would like to share my experience. Perhaps doing so will be therapeutic. Perhaps someone will comment with something helpful. If you want to be a troll and say evil things, go...
    JamesB14 JamesB14 46-50, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I've purposely just posted a picture of myself with my headscarf, because i've noticed how i've been complemented on my looks without my headscarf on however as soon as its on i...
    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    BOY, some times I imagine a world where people could see each other's thoughts on their heads, and then I think of how mortified I'd be all day every day. The things I think of are...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    What I hate is that alot of ignorant people don't know and yet they act like they do. And they aren't willing to listen to the way it really is! You can't just ignore that facts...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I can't do it anymore. I wanted to be strong. I don't want to guilt him. I didn't guilt him last time. He came back on his own. I only left him two messages, neither pressuring nor...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    Be yourself. What really gets under my skin is people who can't think for themselves. For example I have a friend and if I do or get something she has it before mine is out of the...
    Bela21 Bela21 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I can't stand myself :/ I know so little and feel too much, you feel me? It's like living in a hole in the ground and never seeing sunlight. Not living and is living only through...
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    Thank God people can't read my thoughts. Its like my own personal diary that I know no one can read.
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    Well I can't sleep at night so I thought of sharing my thoughts here. Coming to the point I was thinking there is much fight going on between people. All the time people are just...
    angelslover angelslover 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Oh my gosh. I hate religious debates. I am catholic but I just can't stand when we get into these arguments about this and that, and it just makes the moment so heated. I can't...
    SaveTheGeek SaveTheGeek 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    When thinking about this the movie 'What Women Want' comes to mind, the one where Mel Gibson can read women's minds. Such a fun an innocent film. Can't help but think that a male...
    thrilloftherisk thrilloftherisk 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 29

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    There's this girl, I met her 3 years ago, she entered my class, and finally entered my mind through my heart, I know, I know, it's too cheesy, but it's the truth. After all those...
    UnknownGuyAround UnknownGuyAround 13-15, M Oct 3

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    It's like I can't cry anymore, I used to cry over the littlest things but now it seems like the things I should cry over I can't. People say I'm heartless but I'm really not.
    BrokenBeyondRecognition BrokenBeyondRecognition 13-15, F Oct 5

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