I Don't Know What to Say to People

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    Alone In A Crowd

    When I used to be out with friends, I would look around the bar and see everyone in almost non-stop conversation. What were they talking about? Frantically, I would search my mind for something interesting to say and the more I searched, the more I panicked. The more I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2010

    Why Can'T People Ever Give Me A Break!?

    I really do not understand why people have to be in my business. What the hell do I say? I'm getting so mad at being blamed for every single thing. I don't know what to do. I'm about to go insane. I feel as if everyone is just against me and telling me that I'm doing something...
    Sweetie95 Sweetie95
    16-17, F
    May 7, 2013

    Its like I go out with my friend,

    and they meet their friends who I've never seen before and I just stay quite not knowing what to say... It gets pretty awkward after a while when they realize i'm too quite. Sometimes they don't notice me at all. Its like i'm not even there. Anyone else?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    I don't ever know what to say,

    so I guess I'll just keep the jumbled mess inside my brain. that way I'm the only person suffering needlessly.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    I'm really shy and when I talk to a guy,

    even if I don't like him I get very nervous and I don't know why it's just so awkward
    cananybodytellmewhy cananybodytellmewhy
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    Hi? Hey? Hello?

    I don't know what to say to people. Except for the "hi, hey, hello..." I don't even know how to start a conversation... It's like I don't think people will understand me if I try to communicate/interact and start making a normal conversation... "Hey, it's nice weather outside...
    Aswathy Aswathy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2010


    I don't always know what to say.  Unless we naturally stumble onto a topic of conversation very often I will be stumped about what to say next.  Often the pressure to talk, or to broach a subject to talk about, can get really strong and make the situation worse.  I usually do...
    Opalgem Opalgem
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2011

    Become Talkative

    Hi to Everyone. I hope this helps someone, as its helped me. I was just thinking one night What is a conversation? and this is what i came up with If you listen to others youll see it only a few things.. A Conversation is just: 1: QUESTIONS 2: A PERSONS OPINION 3...
    rosebuddy1 rosebuddy1
    Oct 25, 2010

    No Idea.

    It's hard for me to figure out what to say to anyone in general, even with some people that I'm close to. I'm no good at conversation or anything like that, it always feels strange and awkward to me. I think some people get annoyed at me for never having much to say... but I don...
    deletedd deletedd
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2009


    idk if it's a lack of discipline that makes me want to chat with people online while i don't even know what to say to them
    strawberrychristmastree strawberrychristmastree
    16-17, F
    May 25, 2013

    Sometimes I want to stand up

    for myself in so I am just quiet sometimes and let every thing happen for reasons I can't explain. So I usually don't know how or what to say to people so I am just quiet and if I do they either get mad, hate me, or it's awkward.
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly
    13-15, F
    Aug 14, 2015

    I'm constantly afraid of saying the wrong thing

    and offending them or making things awkward and/or embarrassing myself. The idea of networking to advance myself in my STEM career sounds terrifying, and it took me six weeks to ask for a letter of recommendation for an internship for the first time. I am kind of low on close...
    enbybee enbybee
    18-21, T
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015


    A friend told me that her little sister was being molested by their grandfather and all I did was just stare at her. I wish I could have said something, but it was as though the second those words escaped her mouth, my mind just drew a blank. I should have offered her a hug or...
    girlanonymous girlanonymous
    18-21, F
    Feb 6, 2011
    Captain9Omega Captain9Omega
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    It's Frustrating!

    I am a very friendly person by nature. That is to say, I will willingly be friends with just about everyone I meet. I just never have anything to say. Nothing to interest other people or make them like me. I don't even know what to say to my own family and boyfriend sometimes...
    LunaOrionis LunaOrionis
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    I Don't even Have A Title

    I wish I had an access to that place where eveyone else take their words and sentences from. If I had the access I could have said the right thing at right moment and not just stare at the empty space with my mouth shut, desperatey trying to think of somethig better to say than...
    Luba147 Luba147
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2012

    Lost For Words

    This is not entirely true, i do usually know what to say to people, communication is a two way street, it's just people who don't talk back i have trouble with. I do love Pink Floyd's Division Bell album, i can see why it's used as the avatar for this group. Their song...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    Jun 8, 2010

    This Is So Me

    I think I am definitely one of those people that often times just doesn't know what to say. I am definitely not anti-social and in fact I love to talk, meet new people, and I'm an extroverted person that needs other people around. I become depressed when I go too long without...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty
    22-25, M
    Mar 27, 2012
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    So I Usually Just Say Nothing.

    I never know what to say to people at all.  I'm not funny.  I'm not well informed about current events.  I'm not well read.  I'm not very original.  I don't get out to do much to have anything to talk about.  And I really have basically no life...
    shygirl14 shygirl14
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 14, 2009

    My mind goes blank, if on the rare occasion I

    can think of something to say I stutter.
    rastaman81 rastaman81
    31-35, M
    Jan 20, 2015

    So I just ignore people in general.

    It's the only way that I can keep my sanity. Most people are ignorant anyway.
    NG725324 NG725324
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015


    Sometimes I don't know what to say, so most of the time. I just give someone some "hugs" and tell them while I might know what to say, or do, that I am here for them, and if they need someone to vent, or talk to, that I am here for them, and always will be.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    I am too literal and logical

    and I don't have anything to say. I'm a little robot...
    Sherlyy Sherlyy
    16-17, T
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    I have a friend who lives in South Carolina

    who calls me often anytime she has trouble with her husband or her three kids. Now, I've known this girl for years, but when she calls and tells me her problems, I don't know what to say to her. I just lend her an ear, and hope that what I have to say would be of some comfort...
    Whoami30 Whoami30
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2015

    I'm practically mute,

    if you were to know me.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Jul 27, 2015
    incontinent1 incontinent1
    31-35, M
    Jun 20, 2015

    In Person...

    I choke.  I can't think of what to say.  My mind becomes completely blank.  Even with people I used to see every day, used to know so well, used to talk to all the time. Over the Internet though?  I can at least keep up a semi-conversation, but it's...
    moonlit1 moonlit1
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 6, 2009

    People Scare Me

    It seems I have lost the ability to communicate. Social situations terrify me, and even at school, I just end up sitting in a corner, plugged into an mp3 player, never saying anything. It's really starting to drive me up a wall, as I'd love nothing more than to be able to talk...
    voxel voxel
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 24, 2010

    Ok I am probably one of the youngest ones

    posting about this. I am a senior in highschool and a loner in my grade. I have no courage to hang out with anyone and I stick to a quiet guy like myself in 11th grade. He has his 11th grade friends and we are somewhat close but we never seem to be close or have anything to talk...
    kboyjun03 kboyjun03
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Jan 25, 2014

    Alot of times I just don't know what to say too

    people so I just avoid them sometimes in general. But don't get me wrong I actually have made some really good freinds who I no longer feel awkward in front of.
    vnon123 vnon123
    16-17, M
    Jun 19, 2015

    Zipped Lips

    I'm not a huge talker by nature - I tend to be more of an introverted, party-of-one, independent person. When I want to do something, it isn't my first instict to call up a friend and invite them along - I usually prefer to go by myself. However, there are many instances when I...
    lostinwunderland lostinwunderland
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2010

    Sometimes people message me

    and I have no idea what to say in response. Not trying to be rude, just really really inexperienced with social interaction.
    elle85b elle85b
    31-35, F
    Jan 2

    I will admit that as far

    as conversations go, I'm not that great at communication. It normally depends on the person on wether I say a lot or don't say much at all. It makes me wonder many things, because I don't exactly know what everyone would want me to say and since I still have my issues I don't...
    Izzy143 Izzy143
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    This Isn't Me

    My entire life has been filled with the need to coexist with everyone and to know who they are to their very life essence. Which is why it pains me every single word that is unsaid. Everyday I used to live on the anxiety of people talking to me. Not because I didn't want them to...
    longingisabitch longingisabitch
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2012

    Why Is Talking So Much Different Than Writing?

    There are times I know what to say to people. An interaction at work, sharing something I know, asking how something went. All conversational variations on a theme, and not all that hard to work with. But a conversation, an interesting one, seems to elude me. There are...
    ThatsJustMarvelous ThatsJustMarvelous
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2012

    My Crush Is Gay!

    Today my crush, and friend came up to me and told me he was gay, and then he left in a rush before I could say anything. Was he embarrassed? Or what, I'm so confused?! Did he know I had a crush on him and wanted to tell me before there was a big misunderstanding?! I need advice...
    Silverstereo Silverstereo
    22-25, F
    Sep 14, 2013

    I like to meet with my friends

    but I always feel uncomfortable because I am so quiet. I want to tell something but there is nothing good in my mind. I want to put my words into conversation but I don´t have any ideas. Others people have so interesting ideas, stories, opinions. They give helpful advices, they...
    MoonflowerDream MoonflowerDream
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2014

    When I meet someone new,

    the first thing I think of is what exactly do we relate on? I hate talking about myself because I feel as if I'm gloating about things I do. I always try to direct the conversation based off what the person is saying to me; or any type of sign the person is presenting to me to...
    mynameishsz mynameishsz
    26-30, M
    Jun 19, 2015
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