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I Can't Relate to People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Growing up I was yet another 'victim' of emotional neglect. As a result I grew up surrounded mostly by imaginary friends in my own little world as, quite frankly, nobody bothered...
    MailTheGlobe MailTheGlobe 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Actually, I can relate to other females much more now than I used to be able to. Not in all ways, but I have some female friends now and I can talk to them about some things that...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F Jul 7

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    Like what the hell is the point? You feel the need to prove what a shallow arrogant little git you are, and what a tosser you really are So you decide to try and make yourself...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    My supervisor is such an ***. He treats people like theyre his toys. He gave demerits to people who fall asleep during a conference after a whole night of work. I didnt sleep all...
    Av19 Av19 26-30, F Jul 2

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    I'm kind of terrified to tell anyone my secrets even if it's one of my best friends.. You never know if they backstab you and tell the whole world and then you feel bad because of...
    foreverisabella foreverisabella 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    This is true all around. But with my best friend, it isn't an issue of trust as much as an issue of judging. We were both Christian in high school. We stopped being friends for a...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I hear your words....I try to ignore them....but when I can no longer, after so long you have said these things....I look to you and ask "what makes you so special? what makes you...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My mom is definitely one of them. She will hate someone forever and not know them or the actual facts. The truth is that I was in love with someone but I couldn't be with her...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I am the manager at hot topic and most of my coworkers are younger than me. Now I'm 24 so I'm not that old and so far removed from them that I can't relate to them or anything but...
    CountCrackula CountCrackula 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    For 8 years of my life I had this thing where if I knew 1 person hated me I would freak out and I wouldn't be able to sleep at night I would have little mental break downs but as I...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    19 years old and i can't swim. People always tried to teach me but for some reason i don't float very well. I almost swam one time though, only because i was fighting for my life...
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't understand why destiny allowed some people to meet, when there's no way for them to be together...i can't bear the thought of forgetting you and live my life without you...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 9 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    This hole thing involving my girlfriend bring grounded tell September Is tearing me inside out I can't this feeling anymore and I constantly catch myself sending her things like...
    ECrierie ECrierie 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Idk if this was a compliment... But yesterday I was at my cousins hotel party and me & most of the fam were on the bed (like 6 or 7) .. We're all girls. & this boy starts...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Can't stop thinking about him and how much he has hurt me. I wasn't in love with him until recently. We had a fling during Summer then he had to move to a different state then he...
    Vickyovox Vickyovox 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    1:12 am and I still can't fall a sleep -_-
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I love this site! I knew in theory that there were people with my problem, but had never met any of them. Like others here, I don't know what is wrong with me. I do my best, but...
    chazman48 chazman48 46-50, M Jul 12

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    Today I had a flashback to something one of my friends told me about one day. This kid at our school one day came in wearing Jordan's but according to this other kid they were fake...
    skyblue914 skyblue914 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    **okay so I'm off topic a bit but** Let me be and I will let you be. My experience s of some religion people makes me understand why some people are atheist, and why some people...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    So I know I should always love my dad and be grateful for everything he's given me, but I really cannot stand him most of the time!! He pays for everything for me and my mom always...
    sindianau sindianau 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I began dating my wife in October 2012 and met my in-laws in November of that year. My father in law is a celebrity in Mexico and Internationally. The family of my wife while we...
    Poitiers5 Poitiers5 22-25, M Jun 25

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    Once again I'm back and sadly about the same topic as before, my brother. Sadly he continues to not accept any responsibility for his actions. He and his spouse have ruined a few...
    DannyBoy1972 DannyBoy1972 36-40 Jul 9

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    I really am glad people can't read my thoughts. There are times that I get annoyed at the smallest thing. It's like the presence of people or having them talk to me bothers me...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I mean it really sucks when people start lieing and thhink you wouldn't get it. Or when they don't want to hear the truth and start blaming you. But the thing is that the truth is...
    justbe00 justbe00 31-35, F Jun 29

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    So I honestly just have to get all of this off of my chest because lately I've had way too much anger inside of me. So my girlfriend has 5 other siblings, two of which happen to be...
    lezbihonest18 lezbihonest18 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I am glad people can't read my thoughts and I cant read theirs. If everyone could read each others thoughts it would be terrible. Everyone would be consistently in shock in terror...
    IamMell IamMell 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I have had some seriously ****** up dreams before. Like even though no one knows who I am on this i can't even write them down. Lately when I am in the car with my Mum, i get...
    MaryAnne4 MaryAnne4 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Specifically people who hate literally all children. Not just disliking individual children. I hear them say things like "I hate kids" and if when I ask what they mean by that...
    SilverRainHalo SilverRainHalo 22-25 2 days ago

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    My mind is always running way ahead of conversations wondering about the what and why. I look around and notice the differences which makes us unique . I wonder about their...
    nomorei nomorei 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm kind of glad people can't read my thoughts cause if they id be the most hated person 😂😂😩😩😌😌😔😳😕
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 2

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    I feel bad when I talk to people I I don't like because I know if they could read my thoughts they would be crying and I can't help it I always tend to think of the meanest things...
    storyofmylife1d44 storyofmylife1d44 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I am in love with my friends brother in law. He is gorgeous and has the sweetest personality. The one problem is he has a girl friend who has emotional problems. He tries to smile...
    staky85 staky85 26-30 Jul 6

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    I joined this experience because the truth is my mind races non-stop, so if people could read my mind they'd probably assume I was schizophrenic. My mind lately though has been...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Thank God people can't hear my thoughts, otherwise I would be in a total mess x'''))) 3:) O:) :3
    Saoussen Saoussen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I see people adding me and some of them have profiles I cannot view due to filtering out adult profiles. Many I can see, I wonder why they added me because it seems like we are not...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My mind fluctuates so much from so many different things that are sometimes horrible. I think about just going to an airport and someone just giving away a free ticket to...
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm 21 and I cling to everything I can remember, which isn't much of a good thing... I remember heart break, physical agony, emotional torture, and memories that I wish I could...
    Christuh Christuh 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am really glad people can't read my thoughts, if they could I'd probably be locked away.
    imjessiegee imjessiegee 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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