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I Can't Relate to People

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    I feel that everyone I feel a friendship could

    start with stops talking to me before they get to know me because I'm too awkward or I guess I'm different. I say things in a different way than most people. I'm not good at small talk. I hate small talk. I want to talk about things that matter. Things that are constant...
    UncannyPlane21 UncannyPlane21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Never been able to get along with,

    associate with, understand or feel what others are feeling. I've always been bullied and felt like an outsider to other people. Never thought or acted the same was as others. Always been very much an outsider. Thing is I don't even really want to change, because I still don't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 16

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    This person is SO annoying. I can't stand people with no work ethic. And that's just the beginning of a long list of things. But yes, my co worker is very lazy. This person has...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts sometimes. I just find learning about certain things, or doing research on certain things, that "normal" people wouldn't really find...
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    I wanted to post about something that I find a lot of interest in, but I can't seem to get up the courage to do so. it's not anything bad or crazy - nothing like that - but I don't...
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    I've been studying for two or three hours and I can't seem to concentrate. I had my phone switched off, the Wi-Fi off and was studying alone. At first, I was able to concentrate...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    Is it weird if I wait a few minutes before replying to your messages? I feel like if I reply too soon, I might seem too clingy. Or I may just overthinking about what you might...
    queenmallow queenmallow 13-15, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I just wish I could help peoples... I look around me and I see the world burning .. People killing each other people abuseing each other and starvation, I just wanna help people...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    I can't stand being with my boyfriend any longer, but I don't know if I can leave him...I'm too afraid to let go. So this is our story: We're at a long distance relationship...
    Bitterlove Bitterlove 16-17, F Feb 10

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    It has been over five years now, and has taken me this long to come close to accepting it. I just don't get it though. Let me explain. About five years ago I was under lots of...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 13

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    You notice I never gave up on you even though all you care about is yourself. I know it’s all about you, other people's thoughts and emotions don’t matter to you, right? Why...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I try. But I'm stuck in a pattern of attracting toxic people. I'm trying to break out of that. I know it starts with healing and self-love. I know I'm a good person, I'm kind...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 10

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    Nope. Because I have before and usually always, I'm completely wrong. It's so unfair how some people are quick to judge another, or you. Or vice versa. I used to work at a sushi...
    kaylasaurus kaylasaurus 22-25, F Feb 11

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    I get absolutely NO enjoyment out of being a part of a family, especially. "Oh, it's Christmas? So that means I have to see my cousin? Why?" No thanks to obligatory family...
    FrauTeller FrauTeller 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I totally understand how pain - being unloved when you need it desperately - can lead to resentment and outright hatred. I totally get how things even just within yourself - guilt...
    scalner scalner 31-35 2 days ago

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    I hate people who can't keep serects, keep their mouth shut or won't respect other people privacy. There is no reason too but, I feel like everyone does this for no reason...
    appleschairfloor appleschairfloor 18-21 19 hrs ago

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    I'm not gay. I'm 13 and really can't say I'm anything but I think I am straight. That's how it feels anyway. I like to think I'm normal. My parents are gay. My mom and my anne (an...
    MaddietheGoalie MaddietheGoalie 13-15, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Why can't you leave me alone! You've dug your grave.. You ruined what we had... You've both made us suffer.... Part of me just wants to go up to you, hug you and tell you, I want...
    catho catho 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I, personally, am straight but I was raised by my parents to accept anyone and everyone. Race, gender, age, religion, and sexuality don't matter. I love gay people to be honest...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    How many of us on this app are true introverts and don't even know it. I say this because I myself learned about this about a year ago with the help of some new friends. For the...
    diamondgirl07 diamondgirl07 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I absolutely hate how much I over think & over analyse situations :/ when I am at work, I am so caught up in the day ahead, just wanting to get my work done & go home as it is a...
    TheHeartOfALovingSoul TheHeartOfALovingSoul 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    People are usually so caught up in their own lives that they can't imagine that others have things going in their lives as well. I usually don't tell people what's going on with me...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Sometimes i unconciously negatively judge people in my mind... then immedietly regret doing so, and try and stop myself while silently scolding myself and apologising to that...
    rubster09 rubster09 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wouldn't have friends; I'd only have enemies instead. Or, on the other hand, what exceedingly few friends I would have would be 100% genuine. I think. Jesus might be my friend...
    DeGustibus DeGustibus 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Need help/advice! Here's my story: My mom and dad split up before I was born, so I never really saw much of my dad or his side of the family growing up. When I was about 17, my dad...
    Italy21 Italy21 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    No matter how hard I try I can't bring myself to honestly confide in another person. I feel as if they will judge me, or that they think they can no longer view me as someone they...
    FirstSnowFall FirstSnowFall 18-21, F Feb 8

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    And I want to tell her, but she's going through a lot right now (Work stress, three deaths in her family in the last month and she can't afford to fly home to see them, and other...
    kikikoko80 kikikoko80 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Nobody wants to read or hear negative thoughts or messages. Can't tell friends, family and can't post on social networks. Who do I tell? No one. It's hard to keep everything to...
    alone03 alone03 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    People need to learn that friendships go both ways. You can't just talk to people when its convenient for you. Because one day that person might not be there... slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I feel like I'm crazy sometimes the way my brain works! I'm what you call a, pessimistic thinker? hmm, I think of the worst possible outcome for whatever situation happens, say...
    daysky daysky 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I'm constantly overwhelmed by emotions I really can't understand. I guess it might be part of being a teenager. Feeling utterly lost even when I know where I am. Feeling lonely...
    shhyoudontknowme shhyoudontknowme 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I am so sick of this, I can't fall asleep till 7am, sometimes even 8.. and I just want to sleep normally again.. I've always had this problem but now it's just getting in the way...
    fastlife22 fastlife22 18-21, F Jan 29

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    I never thought i would find myself still inlove with him after 15years. Gosh so ridiculous right! After all these years we want eachother more than we've wanted any other person...
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I have been a top student in my school before i graduated into the working world. I've always been a quiet person, which i think is mostly caused by my bad experiences during...
    samwicher samwicher 26-30, M Jan 30

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    I'd like to gouge out my eyes, cut off my hands, mutilate my body and damage my brain so I can stop feeling .. I can't take this... I wish people would just tell me it's ok to do...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M Feb 3