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I Can't Relate to People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Sep 26, 2012

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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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    I'm a borderline personality

    that can't relate to other borderline personalities or "normal" people.
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M Jul 18

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    My husband and I have been married for 5 years. Every holiday, our families ask us when we're going to start having kids. We always answer "Soon", but it's out of our control at...
    UmmerSay UmmerSay 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm a 15 year old guy and my problem may not seem that big but hear me out. I don't have a bad life when it comes to home and stuff like that, I have a nice big house, live in a...
    ArtistKS ArtistKS 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    If people could read my thoughts I would probably... A. be single right now B. be in jail C. have no friends D. placed in an insane asylum So yeah It's probably a really good idea...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm tired with involving other people's lifestyle under one roof. I feel like I'm really going no where with them breathing down my neck and telling me a lot of bs. I really want...
    Xemplefied Xemplefied 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I lay in bed at night and imagine being someone else. A girl that I've completely made up over the course of years that lives a perfect life. I feel like I know her better than I...
    pickmetoo pickmetoo 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    No matter how bad I try or want to, I can't be honest (with my wife) about my finances. I am behind in bills, I owe money, my credit is shot, I am constantly under stress and...
    Gudsine Gudsine 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well wtf this **** sucks. You can't control who you like and it's messed up. The guy doesn't even know I exist and I can't stop liking him. I wish if I could just forget about him...
    beautifulpain96 beautifulpain96 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a person that loves travelling.That travells every year. I moved few years back to another country. I travel hundreds of kilometers to see my relatives and close friends...
    Jinkasai Jinkasai 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    There are groups of people in the world that think they are dark, that their lives are somewhere in the grey and that they can express the dark within them by dressing dark on the...
    TucanSam200 TucanSam200 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I'm so done with life! I can't take it anymore. The stress and the anxiety is killing me! I don't know what to do anymore. My daughter will behave she got kicked out of daycare. I...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Yesterday there was a terrorist attack in Punjab ,India.Some police men were killed.Why can't we provide better protective gear for them?People create problems just for their...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Seether: **** it. It's the best song to blast when you stuck in traffic and just want to punch people. I had all my windows down my bass was turned up. I'm sure you could hear it...
    CaptainBlake CaptainBlake 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I can feel myself getting sleepy, but my body, my mind won't let me drift off into the sweet bliss of nothingness. I can feel it in my bones the sleepiness is trying to lull me to...
    FadeIntoTheDarkness FadeIntoTheDarkness 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I really can't do it. I think I'm gonna stay mad but something just happens and ir feels like everything is telling me to go back and apologize
    Blacklotiss Blacklotiss 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I hate this part of me.. if someone asks me to do something I just say Yes .. even if I can't or don't want to, I just say what they want to hear and I don't know why!? It's...
    Jaybo93 Jaybo93 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I'm on EP for hours talking to people about their kinky desires and habits. Then when I am out in the world I can't help looking around the room/store/restaurant thinking and...
    shareitall shareitall 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I'll be 30 this October 2015, I can't believe I'll be that old. and I still don't drive..or can't drive. Its not that I haven't tried. As a teen I took driver's ed in highschool...
    DrawingDragons DrawingDragons 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Oh but they're so many songs i can't stop listening to! Hmm...got it! I'll put two songs! Srsly, I can't decide between the two: Roses-The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes Good Times-Ella...
    Kbrabbit Kbrabbit 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I believe we all have a Batman like friend (emotionless and stotic) while i'm the Joker friend (carefree and funny), except almost nowhere near psychotic:I tried so hard, my dear...
    EternalLuckyGuy EternalLuckyGuy 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    This next week is going to be so tough at work. I am the youngest person there and am basically being thrown into the deep end.. I don't think I can do it. In my line of work...
    thissworld thissworld 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I can't wait until the day I can move out. My parents just make me feel like crap, and I hate my family. I feel like everyone in my family judges and hates me and I feel like a...
    alice4114 alice4114 16-17, F Jul 20

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    I'm not actually sure where I should start with everything I would like to be open and honest about everything my my relationship in the past 11 years but it's a lot for any one...
    buttermonkey buttermonkey 26-30, F Jul 20

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    I'm staying with my aunt and uncle, cousins and brother in a hotel room. The air conditioning is making the room really cold, and the TV is on. I can't sleep with noise...but I'm...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I finally fell asleep without dreaming of you. But what good does that do when I'm not waking up to you. You're always on my mind. I wake up & the worry is there again. The pain is...
    taminglife taminglife 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I have no use for fakes, shallow people, and especially liars. I don't understand how people can look other people in the eye and lie straight to their face?
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    You know what I hate....being lied to...its one of, if not my biggest, pet peeve. Its something that ****** me off for days and days no matter how small it is. This time tho...it's...
    FalseSmile FalseSmile 22-25, M Jul 19

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    Okay I a women, however even so I am most exspect me be al for women right. Well I am bit I notice more we should fight for men. Okay here some reason 1) women say they want to be...
    CuteButTheDevil CuteButTheDevil 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19