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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    People are so rude any more. It doesn't take much to pause and hold open a door for the person right behind you.
    auggie1971 auggie1971 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    I'm trying really hard to but I cant....
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Mar 8

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    there's got to be somebody!!
    domain1992 domain1992 22-25, M Mar 9

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    My wife in her mind, we're separated with in the home. We have a 9 yr old son that's missing mommy while she's shaking up sometimes the whole weekend in a luxurious hotel.
    Yaakov012464 Yaakov012464 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    Anymore :O what happened ?
    AllSortsThings AllSortsThings 18-21, M a week ago

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    I mean, why should I? makes no sense. there's tons of bad people doing bad things. I'll never accept that. I can't understand people that say the opposite on EP. such a cliché.
    unknownpoetx unknownpoetx 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    I am so Glad people can't read my thoughts!! For my day job, I work as an elevator operator in an apartment building in New York City... My job consists of me taking the buildings...
    JayBigNyc JayBigNyc 36-40, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I just can't. I have to listen to it constantly or I lose it. I hate it when people tell me to take my earbuds out, do you want me to go crazy? If I'm not listening to music, I'm...
    wolfgirl202 wolfgirl202 13-15, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    When someone saids "I just need time" feels like waiting for the unknown. Whether it's in a relationship or friendship getting to a point like this, to me is frustrating. Should I...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 10 hrs ago

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    I'm sick with a terrible cold and I can't fall asleep. I keep having to get up to blow my nose and on top of that I have this horrible cough that won't go away. I also have exams...
    4everme98 4everme98 16-17, F 15 hrs ago

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    So many exams, so much stress. I can't wait for the summer holidays to come, I just want to relax.
    shaz1230 shaz1230 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 19 Responses Feb 28

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    I can't take anything seriously these days that it's come to the point that I feel apathetic and numb to everything. My friends, my part-time job co-workers (though this makes...
    Unable2Breathe Unable2Breathe 22-25 1 Response Mar 3

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    I think I might be depressed. I have been in a lower mood than ever lately. I am shy, lonely, with no friends. I don't do anything except going to school and studying. I see...
    nowherewego nowherewego 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Born in Melbourne and being raised in what I can only describe as one of the most wholesome multicultural worlds one could ever experience, I stand here 28 years later shaking my...
    acountrythathaschanged acountrythathaschanged 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18

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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 Feb 27

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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 4 Responses Feb 27

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    Hi, I'm Joanna. I'm 26 years old and I live in the USA. I can't have any pets. First of all, I wouldn't be that good of a pet owner. Owning a pet requires a lot of responsibility...
    joannaher123 joannaher123 26-30 Mar 1

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    A month ago a new lady was hired and she's already getting on my nerves. Not gonna lie she seemed pretty cool at first and then she started saying things that just didn't seem to...
    Stitttch Stitttch 31-35, M Mar 9

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    You don't have to have them, just learn to be your own friend. It's hard because I'm lonely. I crave it but I know I'm never going to have it. I came to realise ages ago, that...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Mar 13

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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 3 Responses Feb 26

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    I think I might've been blocked by this girl who was complaining that women have it soo much worse than men... I'm not sure since I just joined, but I can't find the post or...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Seriously, trust me I'm glad people can't read my mind. Or can you??
    WhyOwhynot WhyOwhynot 51-55, M 4 Responses Mar 9

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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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    I don't understand why I must deal with people's changing emotions. One min she's blabbering her mouth nonstop and the next min she's rude and standoff ish. The next time she tries...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F a week ago

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    i'm so overwhelmed of them. stupid heartless comments makes me feel want disappear. seriously even if you are bored,you don’t have rights to hurt or judge someone!!! We are...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 day ago

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 15 Responses Feb 28

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts especially if I'm thinking about someone and I don't want that specific someone to know what I think or imagine in my head about them. Though...
    WholeLottaPam WholeLottaPam 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I know I should focus on things like school and friends and finding work, but... I just don't see a point anymore. My parents were right when they said I was directionless. Every...
    JetSetQuin JetSetQuin 18-21, T Mar 16

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