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I Can't Relate to People

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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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    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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    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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My friends sometimes borrow money or anything else from me. And i can't ask them to pay their loan. I want them to pay their loans without me asking them. But it seems like...
    petitedreamer petitedreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I hate getting put down but by now I just expect it like its just apart of life. I get that some people might not like my hair, my personality, or even what I say. But at least I'm...
    Skinnylove99 Skinnylove99 16-17, F Jul 31

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    And what's worse is that they always claim that they are using logic correctly and that you are not. PLEASE take 10 minutes to look up 'Logical Fallacies' so you don't look like an...
    blargendee blargendee 26-30, M Aug 11

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    Primarily since i am a target. Their reasons are lame. They say they care. And worry. And teach. But really they are just miserable. Due to others. Others with...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    Seriously, find a less harmful form of therapy for whatever is haunting you.
    Kano413 Kano413 16-17, F Jul 31

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    My pastor said it perfectly; "we were all made from dust. So how could one speck of dust say they're better than another speck of dust?" We are all the same, only God is greater!
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    What makes these a*sholes think they are better than everyone else, especially those who like putting others down but have a bitchfit and cry when someone gives them a taste of...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 11

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    yes, maybe it is me...but i feel like i dont like most people. i have very few friends here. i went overseas and lived in a few different countries the past 6 years, and there i...
    Johnny12333 Johnny12333 31-35 Aug 8

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    Everytime I think I can trust people they prove me wrong and I realise that I can't that people are just the same, they don't trust you because they are hurting and try and hurt u...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F Aug 2

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    I'm glad ppl can't because then they would be afraid
    barefootlover7890 barefootlover7890 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My ex dumped me a year and a half ago and has never spoken to me since. He quickly meet another woman and married her in 6 months time. He told me he loved me when obviously he was...
    brainwrecked brainwrecked 36-40, F Aug 15

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    We flirt(ed) all the time in person, we'd hug and sit together and have inside jokes at the back of the bus even though he's 3 years older and it looked slightly weird to all his...
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    i tried to end but I can't get over him..I will soon be leaving(work related) in 2months time, he doesn't know about it...the thought that we will go on separate lives soon, deeply...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F Aug 16

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    I am a mother at heart... I have cared for children since I, myself, was a child. At 7 years old, I taught myself how to make macaroni and cheese for me and my younger brothers...
    HiddenAnger HiddenAnger 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Office Weasels I try my hardest to be nice to everyone, I really do. But I have a couple of people at my work (in the accounts department) that I can only describe a weasels...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M Aug 5

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    I'm sorry-I seem to be saying those two words a lot lately, mostly in my mind. I wish I could say them to the people who deserve to hear it. The ones I care about....I've hurt them...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I feel so alone. I know it seems cliched to say these words but its true. I'm surrounded by so many people that say they love me, so why can't I feel loved? It's not like I'm an...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts on my life. I'm also glad people can't read minds PERIOD
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    Sometimes I don't even want to go outside unless I absolutely have to. I'm so sick of the local area, just a good deal of the people. I'm sick of the weather most of the year. I'm...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 21

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    I'm not saying that I'm the most intelligent person out there. My grades are good, but normal. I had an average of 94% last year. I consider myself to have common knowledge and...
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I don't know what people do in circumstances where they have to decide an important decision in life. I for one is thinking of moving out from this city to another city. For what...
    maryjaneb maryjaneb 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Too true. The cop who just pulled you over. Your Boss after denying a much needed raise. Your 14 year old daughter who just told you she's pregnant.... Most people can read body...
    smokethis smokethis 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    My mom says I'm "too nice" to people. She thinks I help people often more than they help me. I think she fears I'm being used or played. But I just can't stand to see anyone in...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    It's 12:32 am here in Manila and just can't sleep. I hope listening to my iPod and writing here would ease up the burden that I try to hide. Before, I am writing down in my journal...
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Small talk to me just sounds like a broken record. I can't and won't do it anymore! Actually, now that I think about it, all of my TRUE friends started with me being completely...
    BeautifulVenDisaster BeautifulVenDisaster 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Always have done it and guess I always will . More so now I'm older as there is so much more things to worry about , and 8/10 are about money , we don't have enough money to have...
    Bowbow94 Bowbow94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    It's really just this one girl, and it bugs the hell outta me. Most times women I thought were hot but found out they were married or had boyfriends, I usually didn't care about...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M Aug 11

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    People always ask me, why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I read about all these, "I am the other woman/man" and about how much it sucks that they aren't there when u need them... I don't get it, is there some sort of thrill being the...
    Besidmyself Besidmyself 31-35, F Aug 18

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    I'm so glade people can't read my thoughts because if they could I would be in some deep trouble! Like with that annoying blind guy that lives around the corner from me, the old...
    Christianboy17 Christianboy17 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I TRY TO GET MY BRAIN TO STOP. I DO MY BEST. IT NEVER WORKS. I TRY TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS. READ, PAINT, WORK ON THINGS. I CANT GET IT TO STOP. I WENT I SAW THE DOCTOR TOLD...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I've had and intense experience about online communication from a couple of years ago, so I can't believe I'm here. Did I learn anything? I'm older now, and know what to say, what...
    quietorloud quietorloud 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    We can be better people, we just choose not to. - Me My buddy and I were just talking about him marrying his ex girl to which she makes him happy and be a better person. But he...
    Spiritm Spiritm 26-30, M Aug 11

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    You don't notice much about me anymore. I'm your daughter. You should be the first to see what's wrong. But you don't. You don't see the despair in my eyes or the tears on my face...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Alright, more about me besides my fetish. It is almost 4am and I can't sleep. It's not the "I can't turn off my computer therefore I can't sleep," it's "I have been lying in bed...
    Hairaddict67 Hairaddict67 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    One time I was on a bus sitting next to some guy from school, listening to music. The lyrics were going across the screen, but I'd kinda zoned out and forgot to point the screen...
    HorizonHeart HorizonHeart 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    I figured out that my mother was cheating on my step father and she doesn't know that I know. I'm so angry that I can barely speak to her. We've had difficulties getting along in...
    Giored22 Giored22 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19