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I Can't Relate to People

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    The statement alone says it all.....I can't take it any more...any part of my life.....I for the past seven years spent my life married to someone....our marriage is so toxic and...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Is it just me or I'm not trying to be judge mental but I don't get people who can't smell themselves when they have like very bad armpit odor. Yikes! But I had smelled one too many...
    BrokenAngel7 BrokenAngel7 36-40, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I don't have a clue where to start this but I will say thank you to anyone who finds the time to read this. The thoughts and memories that are in my head make me think this will...
    Valtboy Valtboy 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My entire life I've been known as the 'doormat' - the one that everyone can happily take advantage of. And the worst part is: I let it slide. I forgive them, even when I really...
    Tinkiez Tinkiez 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I can't talk to people about my problem because I don't like conflict must have time if I have problems I try and sit down and solve them by planting the amount. Plus I don't like...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Tomorrows a big day for my country, they plan to overthrow the government. And I mean it. It's pretty scary and I wouldn't actually be to concerned about it, well, if I wasn't...
    SugarDoughnut SugarDoughnut 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    if I don't say the words. it doesn't mean that they are not there. I just want them to land with you the way that I intend for them to. I am sorry that I often say them like two...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don...
    useemenow useemenow 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm glad people can't read my thoughts because I would be charged with vehicular manslaughter..... I hate driving in a big city.
    powerlifter2439 powerlifter2439 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't like sympathy.i don't like people feeling bad for me, I don't like being judged so I rather keep everything to my myself. as crazy as it sounds I'd rather say what I...
    Lucylubbsgolda Lucylubbsgolda 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm lesbian me and my gf been together for a few months we clicked right away still have some issues to take care of but my family disapproves and makes me so angry why can't they...
    sakura20201 sakura20201 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It would make my job very uncomfortable. There is a female that works in another section that is very fun to talk to and can make me smile with just a look. I like to think she is...
    amwantingit amwantingit 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Modest Mouse - Bukowski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2UCT5ABGa4 I cannot get over this song. I'm sure I've heard it: a long time ago. Like it has a deeper meaning to me than...
    ColdPenguin25 ColdPenguin25 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Well actually that's not true I tend to express myself openly. I am very upset with my mother. She considers us stating the fact that we very much want to go to school us arguing...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can never say I've been truly happy...ever...I've known this since I was a kid...I've had happy times but I have never been happy for a week straight with no complaints.I use to...
    Gottawannaneedtotalk Gottawannaneedtotalk 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    You try to be nice and help someone out then it comes back and kick and kick you in the ***. I helped this guy out at work let him stay he only payed me 200 a month. Last month he...
    UCLABruinsFan13 UCLABruinsFan13 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Being able to afford it... This is really the number one reason a lot of people don't travel. But it's worth it if you can save up and make a few trips. Go with people you enjoy...
    INFJguytwin1 INFJguytwin1 22-25, M a week ago

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    And I'd Love to meet A Female who FEELS the same.
    sissydreams sissydreams 61-65, T a week ago

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    This is not about me but this is my experience that does bother me. So my husband's business partner just broke up with his girlfriend. I used to go out with her sometimes but I...
    VogueChloe VogueChloe 26-30, F a week ago

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    When I'm getting to know someone or when I first meet someone, I can't help but stare at anything but their eyes.
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F a week ago

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    The the thing with boyfriends' mothers. Oh my God they are so irritating. I'm tired of being lectured. I'm quiet and not a back talker and just nod and says yes or no, and say a...
    reginarose reginarose 26-30, F a week ago

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    I can't even talk AT someone whom is younger even though this site isn't a live chat site, bummer!
    Ericsexperience Ericsexperience 41-45, M Aug 23

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    I was just a small 6th grade kid who had terrible self-esteem issues. It comes with the territory when your father used to terrify you, when he would beat you for the most trivial...
    S1NK1LL3R S1NK1LL3R 22-25, M Aug 23

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    religions are misjudged all over the world. why can't people just respect all the religions? if you hear people talking bad things about some religion (as they claim islam being...
    marieseub marieseub 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 23

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    Like the title says, I can't stand cheap people. I also can't stand when people get free stuff all the time and are catered to for doing absolutely nothing. And these are the same...
    usualobject88 usualobject88 26-30, F Aug 22

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    My stepson ' s mother walked out on my husband and him on Mother's Day when he was 6 years old. It turned out she'd been having multiple affairs. She moved 1000 miles away and did...
    fnoell72 fnoell72 41-45, F Aug 22

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    I am in love,with someone I cant have. it took me months to just even recognize the feelings, how can I love somebody I never thought I would even like? a complete opposite to what...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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