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I Can't Relate to People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 149 People

    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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    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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    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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    I guess the titles says it all.

    It's weird how easy it seems for everybody else, socializing, making friends. I hang out with people, but it's like the relationship is empty. I could stop seeing them tomorrow and life would be the same. Also, I'm so nervous in social settings, I'm always asking myself what...
    Irregularthinking Irregularthinking 18-21, F Mar 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    LegendaryJimMorrison LegendaryJimMorrison 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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    Related Experiences

    For the past few months, all I've been doing is eating out with my friends, and when I'm not eating out I don't eat very healthy. So recently I've realized that I can't see my...
    rubberduxk rubberduxk 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    i do realize that i may not capitalize my letters all of the time and may not always have perfect spelling, but i can't take anyone seriously when you type like you've never spoken...
    vraag vraag 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    As much as I want to, I just can't, and it hurts so bad. I know I'm the one who ended it, but you're the one that broke me. Perhaps we caused each other equal pain. But the thought...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am nineteen years old. I work on a huge American Media Corp. at their Europe HQ. I am the youngest employee worldwide. I live abroad, away from home. I am lucky. I am lonely...
    hannasp hannasp 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    My mind is cluttered with things that I can't change.Ideas for the future,and claculating just how much money the sandman would owe me.If I charged him a dollar for every hour of...
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep. Too warm in my bedroom and my wisdom tooth hurts. I showered to help soothe me. Ugh!
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm glad they can't, some things may be thought but not meant..others can be thought and not told..and others that can cause all sorts of trouble.. I'm also curious how crazy the...
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm glad ppl can't read my thoughts you'd probably think I was crazy lol
    paulsmith345 paulsmith345 16-17, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have a friend who recently asked me why I've been aloof lately. I just told him that I wasn't, I just been doing my stuff but and I'm always up to hang out with him if he wants...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i once was with a group of people and we were talking and I was asked by a guy who I would never date and I said quietly "not you" but it was heard and it was never forgotten even...
    loreto789 loreto789 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You really can’t go home again.I’m in my small apartment, a little drunk... *maybe* a little lonely. Looking at photos my Dad sent of the newest renovations that...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sure, I can make an Ep friend. But it's impossible for me to make life ones. No I can't try harder or follow some guide. I can't talk to people, I'm terrified at making small talk...
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I just can't stop. Broken promises will always be on the top of my burden that I carry. The scars will forever mark my wrists, thighs, sides, everywhere where I could reach with a...
    renlambert renlambert 13-15 2 days ago

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    Every day is just the same broken record. Get up, see my mum off to work, and spend the day at home alone. I try to keep myself busy by gardening, getting some decorating done or...
    blvckhvart blvckhvart 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes I guess you can say that I am one of those people who can't walk and chew gum at the same time. But seriously I have always had a difficult time multi tasking and doing more...
    katiemitchell katiemitchell 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    What do you do when you feel you had the one you are meant to spend your life with, and you let them walk away? Our paths were going in different directions. He had his reasons why...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    For some nights now I wake up in the middle of the night or I can't fall asleep. I feel calm and happy, but very awake. It's annoying BC I like my sleep. There's no one in my life...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    We were once close friends...now? I don't even know if he sees me as a classmate anymore, whether he sees me as nothing... With my emotions died away, I can't feel the hurt, the...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't have any idea what he wants from me. Circumstances mean we can never be together. Ever. Add distance (different countries) to that mix, there is no way this can ever have...
    ally124 ally124 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've never really had a lot of friends because I don't talk all that much, but I've always been really close to the friends that I've had. There were 7 of us in high school and we...
    CalicoJack17 CalicoJack17 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Hello to those out there like me. I want to write a book about my trials overcomes and let downs. To most my life wouldn't seem so bad but over the past five years I can't keep a...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M a week ago

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    It's a good thing they can't. Sometimes I look calm on the outside but in my mind I've stabbed you 20 times :p
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I didn't know that I was in love with him. Then I broke up with him because of reasons outside our relationship. A mutual friend was being a real pain to me, and she was in total...
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 16-17, F Jun 20

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    I can't stand for a person to try to pressure me into doing something I don't want to do. I'm more like it's cool if you want to but, don't try to make me. just let me be happy.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Jun 19

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    OK! I want to say this so to make all know what i am from inside. You should know that my HSP which means to whoever read and don't know what it means(High Sensitive personality...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts because I don't always think nice things about people
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M Jun 19

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    I'm so sick of myself that I can't even admit to what I'm thinking on a mostly anonymous support site, but hey, I'm alive and I'm living, so I guess it doesn't really matter.
    2l4t 2l4t 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 18

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    I tried and tried but it is still there. And if it isn't me thinking about it in sadness there is always someone else there to remind me of every detail. I was always a horrible...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F Jun 17

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    Sometimes life just isn't fair. I broke up with my boyfriend of six years at the end of December. Things had been slowly breaking down for over a year and the stress of it all had...
    HoldYahHead HoldYahHead 22-25, F Jun 15