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I Can't Relate to People

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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 Jun 20

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    Related Experiences

    my school is full of girls that all look the same, all wearing the same clothes and hair and all constantly on social media and all that stuff. I'm not that kind of person, but i...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Sep 12

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    I wish I could find someone just as lonely and ****** up as me. I scroll through my contact list on my phone for somebody to share my misanthrope with, but everybody is just too...
    Ellieokami Ellieokami 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    What i'm thinking now is nothing to be scared about. What kills you the most is others judgement or what they think about you and many people talk about it out loud or just spit it...
    l1127bm l1127bm 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    So yesterday I went to a pub to watch a movie on my laptop (felt lonely and afraid of dark lol) and after a while this funny looking middle-aged guy comes and asks me to leave...
    fadingsoul fadingsoul 18-21, T Sep 4

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    I somethimes get shocked by my own thoughs, then why read others?
    MonsterEye MonsterEye 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Nope.. Not sometimes, usually!!
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 4

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    Growing up my mother would go on about how men aren't normal, bad, untrustworthy, don't talk to them, etc my father was hardly around and when he was he would steal money, lie, and...
    paragra paragra 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't have trust for love anymore, I've had my heart broken over and over again.. I just can't afford for it to happen again.
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have had the most difficult year of my life. What was supposed to be a fresh start turned into a nightmare, one that I can't get out of. Moving overseas is not easy, you kinda...
    cursedswan cursedswan 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I have often thought about the meaning of life, and have not really found any. First, let me apologize for any seemingly-snobbish moments, my intention is to reach out to...
    puppychair123 puppychair123 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Hi, my name is tianna. Im 16 years old and i have this weird, i don't know "ability" if you call it. At least i think. Ever since i can remember i can "read" people thoughts...
    TiannaDesalvo621 TiannaDesalvo621 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I just can't stand the thought of people I know looking down on me for some of the issues I think I may have. I stumbled across a web page on personalities and on it someone had...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    There are times when I silently judge people. I know it's wrong to do so and I do my best not to say anything bad about someone but I just can't help it. There are times when I...
    wreckedserenity wreckedserenity 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't like rejection! I can't stand it when I am talking to someone and then they stop replying to me! And I know that they are not sleeping or too busy they know that I don't...
    Shabz5black Shabz5black 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not saying that I'm the most intelligent person out there. My grades are good, but normal. I had an average of 94% last year. I consider myself to have common knowledge and...
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F Aug 25

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    I don't know what people do in circumstances where they have to decide an important decision in life. I for one is thinking of moving out from this city to another city. For what...
    maryjaneb maryjaneb 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Over the weekend, a few friends and I rented a campsite to commemorate the summer. Due to several of the people either getting sick or becoming unable to attend, it ended up being...
    theanonwriter theanonwriter 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Tell me why I overheard a conversation today about this girl wanting to talk to this guy knowing damn well he has a boyfriend? That just made me mad. Plus, the fact that you can...
    KenKitty KenKitty 16-17, F Sep 2

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    It's such a good thing that people can't read my thoughts because some of them would find out how I really feel about them. I don't want some people to find out 'cause that just...
    Naoto Naoto 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I try. It get's so frustrating to continue to try to do things that you know you are going to fail at. I was diagnosed with Adult Onset ADD when I returned to college at 25. I...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    I'm especially glad that people can't hear my thoughts at work. I'm a nurse and I work in the emergency department and I am constantly bewildered why people choose to come in the...
    vornz vornz 26-30, F 15 Responses Sep 12

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    it really sucks to be so alone all the time, but what really ****** me off is when I tell someone a little bit of what is going on and they tell someone else and it gets twisted...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I miss you so much most nights I can't breathe. The weirdest things make me cry. A song. A T-shirt. I see a face in a crowd and for a second it's yours before morphing into a...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F Sep 13

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    I hate it. I can't remember when it all started. All I know is, I don't like being touched. The worst part is hugging. I hate hugs because sometimes, people hug too tight or they...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't believe after all this time I have to go back to work. I took some time off (maternal leave) and some extra time off after that for "dealing with personal matters" (i.e. I...
    PersonInCrisis PersonInCrisis 31-35, F Aug 23

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    I can't believe after all this time I have to go back to work. I took some time off (maternal leave) and some extra time off after that for "dealing with personal matters" (i.e. I...
    PersonInCrisis PersonInCrisis 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    When a person says that they like me, I somehow lose attraction to them. I like guys who are gay (yes this is super weird), because I know they will never like me back. I am...
    jiumpuu jiumpuu 13-15, F Aug 24

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    Because of the cute lady with tanned legs wearing those short, thin, lime green running shorts at the store last night, yes, I'm glad people can't read my mind...lol
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I love the fact that others aren't able to read my mind. It's the only place where I can truly be alone and express how I really feel and I know no one will ever be able to hear my...
    queque02 queque02 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    i keep thinking of what i want to do, and what i want to do as an adult. I want to go to college, but for what? the only thing i'm good at and have a deep passion for is drawing...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I'm writing this because I am stuck in a situation I can't discuss with my wife or friends, nor the woman I have fallen back in love with. I just need to get this off my chest as...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 41-45, M 11 Responses Sep 3

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    There is that kind of girl who can't be pinned down. Maybe you are one yourself. Or you lost a girl who was one. A runner.Elusive. Quiet. Shadowy. Not saying exactly what's going...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 4

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    I can't do anything anymore. My dad treats me like I'm in some kind of contest. He always try's to prove to people that I'm better that what they think. I just want to live my life...
    Nannax978 Nannax978 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    So, recently I met up with a close friend of 6-7 years, and it just feels really awkward between us. It has been 1-2 years since we really talked much. We went to separate schools...
    Impuritiii Impuritiii 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    When i'm rejected it makes me feel very insecure but we have to remember that just because one or even many people don't like us. There is always one who does, his name is Jesus...
    Duncan98 Duncan98 16-17, M Aug 23

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    No. But really, thank god. It's like I can't even control them my mind has a mind of its own and thinks things I myself don't agree with. ****** up eh?
    Findingmylittleself Findingmylittleself 16-17, F Aug 25