I Don't Make Friends Easily

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 101 People

    I'm Painfully Shy and I Tend to Take Things Too Personally.

    That's what all my "ex" friends have said as they dump me for the funner ones. They are right. I do tend to take things too personally. I can't seem to take any kind of criticism or "advice" well. My mom says I never developed a "thick skin" and...
    Jumpinatshadows Jumpinatshadows
    36-40, F
    Apr 16, 2008

    It's funny, because I was in sales

    for almost 25 years. I was a radio announcer for long enough I developed a "groupie" following. Unlike many people, I enjoy working with people and helping them in a professional way. But in my personal life, not so much. It's really my fault. I just don't enjoy...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2014

    Making Friends

    I can blend in most crowds. The only crowd I definitely don't blend in with is with super jocks :) but I find smalltalk to be frustrating and predictable and boring. The things that interest me, like philosophy, great people, and other stuff, are generally not great...
    vinceBx vinceBx
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2008

    In a way, I think it's partly

    because I don't really want to because of trust issues. I am generally a friendly person and don't have difficulty striking up conversations with people and I normally get to a stage (with other mum's from the playgroups we go to) where we exchange numbers and say we'll...
    MsL23 MsL23
    36-40, F
    May 7, 2014

    I Don't Care

    I live in Texas during the summer and almost any other time school is out. My dad really wants me to make friends here. I keep saying I'm shy to mask why I really don't want to have friends here. Today I finally said to him that the reason I don't make friends easily is because I...
    rockmusicanddbz rockmusicanddbz
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2012

    It's A Bit Of A Challenge...

    I's not that I have a hard time meeting people, I just have a hard time retaining people. It takes a very special person to stick with me as a friend, I do on occasion find that person but not often. I have a highly analytical personality, and a bit of a serious mentality. These...
    dragonsteel dragonsteel
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2012
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