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I Can't Relate to People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Well, I never lived with my dad nor do i see him much (thankfully), but they can't understand me at all and vice versa. They grew up in a completely different generation, but the...
    vikesfan06 vikesfan06 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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    Been hurt emotionally so much by everyone, even loved ones that now I'm too scared to let anyone get close to me anymore. I can't help by keep everyone at arm's length, I feel...
    EightEggyEggs EightEggyEggs 18-21, M Jan 4

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    Has anyone noticed that when someone lies to you, you are less likely to believe anything else they say. Then when they tell the truth finally, you just can't trust them, but if...
    MountainDew365 MountainDew365 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    At the ages of 5 through 14 i have no clue as to why but I was always targeted by molesters and rapers growing up. Im 17 now and have trust issues with men, I didn't always have...
    josiebecerra josiebecerra 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I feel like we can never trust anyone now with all the social media and all....People confess to their "friend" and their friend is all like "I would NEVER tell that to anyone...
    skittlesjkayle skittlesjkayle 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    I suffered form this anxiety- importance deficiency anxiety. Yes I made that up! I don't know how I got this disease. But it was really painful. It still is some times. So what is...
    im1whoknocks im1whoknocks 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Me and my ex broke off our relationship 5 years ago but it still feels like that I can't let him go. The thing is, I was not exactly a good partner. I was an emotionally abusive...
    Xlen Xlen 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    It takes a really special person to sit and listen objectively to someone else's issues. Even more so if a person has years worth of compiled issues. We who suffer with those...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 4

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    As I sit here drinking my tea I wonder, wonder about what is right andwhat is unjust. Many people only think of themselves in this "the strongest survive" kindof world. They say...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I don't know, but I just get really paranoid that people can read my thought sometimes. I'll be thinking and then somebody looks at me or I get scared that they can tell what I'm...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    It seems that I care to much of how people think of me, regret too much of my past. Look at how people react to what I say and when It doesn't turn out the why I wanted, I would...
    InsanelyCrazy InsanelyCrazy 13-15, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I believe I was put here to help people, and to lead people to help. I don't believe I can do that if they see my weakness. I would rather suffer in agony in silence knowing that...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    My mother is ill. My father is incompetent. My best friend argues with me constantly, when she does my head hurts and throbs and I feel violently ill. My other best friend doesn't...
    AyHeychtimestwenty AyHeychtimestwenty 13-15, F Jan 9

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    Everything started when I was in eighth grade, in gym class. There were three girls who thought that every guy in the class was supposed to crawl to them, only to get their hearts...
    gay4ever gay4ever 16-17, M Dec 31, 2014

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    People are so stupid!!!! If you can't talk to me anywhere else why can't you just talk here? Instead of saying well that's not working. Goodnight. -_- If you don't want to talk SAY...
    Princessinmind Princessinmind 18-21, F Jan 4

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    I can't sleep because I'm excited for tomorrow. I'll be at home alone with my sister. I won't have my guardian breathing down my neck. I really hate her. I don't think i'll sleep...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I've begun to realize that I am my own worst enemy. I'm surrounded by blessings and people that love me but I still look elsewhere. Am I being selfish or just taking everything I...
    darkspace26 darkspace26 22-25, F a week ago

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    I don't even know where to begin with this woman!!! This is how irritated she has me! She thinks and makes my husband think she is such a great nice person because she is very...
    gemini61289 gemini61289 22-25, F Dec 27, 2014

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    No, I am not in love with someone. I have never experienced anything like this actually. I think it'd be cool to know this feeling of "falling in love" and be "in love" with...
    Lila2088 Lila2088 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 2

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    Hey. I have a big problem... And I hope someone can help me with the problem. Last time i cryed was the day my bf said something like 'Stop crying. What will help crying?', take...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Hi, yes , correct, I'm here to rant about my sister in law because I really can't stand her anymore. She's currently living with my parents and I, because they couldn't afford a...
    Lucyfire Lucyfire 18-21 1 Response Jan 7

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    What's the point in saying a man is better then a women? or a man can't do a women's job? It's all based on stereotypes right there. Listen here people, a women can do what a man...
    shur09 shur09 13-15, F Jan 10

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    Let's just start this out by saying im a 12 year old girl living in a the big city of downtown Baltimore. Anyways, I should tell my story This happened two weeks ago. Its been...
    destroyaaaa destroyaaaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    sometimes I can read other people's thoughts
    jovorrism jovorrism 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    Someone I cared very much for ruined me. I don't have friends anymore because when I moved to a new area it's like they wanted nothing to do with me. Of all things I can easily...
    Stormeye1996 Stormeye1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I'm someone who really enjoys seeing the good in everything and staying positive and I want everyone to stay positive too. I say nice things to people, I compliment them and do...
    kellyadele kellyadele 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I used to be a television and movie fanatic, but I can't do it anymore. I just can't. Within these past couple of days, I've just realized how bored I get and I'd rather read a...
    obscureriddle obscureriddle 22-25, F Jan 1

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    i can't stop overthinking about what would happen if i come out to my family, actually i think that they will be shocked first and then they will start crying and tell me how gay...
    ghassenby ghassenby 18-21, M Jan 3

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    i wake up every morning and do what i have to and yet i get no joy from my life. i am a loner. i have no true friends and i find that odd. i believe God has blessed me immensely, i...
    YvesGAM YvesGAM 22-25, F Jan 5

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    I'm terrible at talking about my feelings. It's just something that I can't do. I feel as if I'm burdening anyone if I tell them how miserable I actually am and I don't want to be...
    Jennifer337 Jennifer337 31-35, T 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I was crying today and my mom comes and gets angry at me because she thinks I'm trying to make her feel bad why can't people just understand a
    GirlInABottle GirlInABottle 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I don't want people to worry about me or be afraid....I think of suicide and revenge but that's all in my head....
    losttay losttay 13-15, F Jan 12

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    I can do it a tiny bit but I can't do the thing where people whistle loudly on their fingers...nor can I wolf whistle or whistle strongly.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 15

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    Sometimes I wonder what is the point of me. I can't remember the last time I felt truly wanted. I know I have family and friends that love me, and I know they would be there for me...
    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Years ago I met this beautiful girl, who became a close friend of mine. We spent time together on a regular basis, I'd even watch as she would get flirtatious with other men and I...
    steampunkBeverage steampunkBeverage 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago
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