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I Can't Relate to People

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    thewatcher12 thewatcher12 13-15 1 Response May 15

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    richardmk richardmk 46-50 Apr 27

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