I Can't Relate to People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 152 People

    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
    3 Responses Jun 25, 2009

    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
    1 Response Feb 14, 2012

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014

    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
    6 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    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
    Oct 10, 2011

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2011


    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

    I'm a borderline personality

    that can't relate to other borderline personalities or "normal" people.
    Calamityy Calamityy
    26-30, M
    Jul 18, 2015
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