I Don't Talk to People Easily

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    I'm a generally anxious person

    who has a severe stutter and deals with social anxiety, so it's understandable that I wouldn't talk to people easily. o_o Offline I generally give the shortest reply I can possibly give without seeming too rude, and hope that people will get the hint and see that I don't want to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    Snobby, Anti-social

    Thats what I've been called. And although some people could have reasons to call me those, I don't think me being quiet should be the defining reason. In reality, I'm not quiet. I often talk too much. But when I'm in a new place or even in a bad mood, I do not wanna talk...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 26, 2012


    every time i open my mouth i hurt someone, so i figure it best just not to talk anyways...  
    MissMadz MissMadz
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2008

    The Worst Time Of My Life...

    My name is Katie, I'm 23 and I'm having a really hard time right now. I've always struggled with being able to talk to people and make new friends but I never thought i wasn't worthwhile as a person until now. I'm on a French Immersion program in Quebec and this experience has...
    KatieL86 KatieL86
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2010

    No, I Don't

    I don't talk easily to people. I really dislike talking to people most of the time because I don't like the things they are saying and I don't like the fact that they expect me to agree with them. I usually disagree with peoples views but I keep it to myself for fear of their...
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2010

    Not At First

    I'm usually very talkative online, and once I know/trust you IRL - but until then I'm usually the quiet one.
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2010

    I wish it was easier

    for me to make a conversation last. I'm never the first to talk to someone, they always talk to me first. Idk why but i just get really nervous when someone talks to me. I wanna be more social but I just can't.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 17, 2014

    Talk Easily

    Usually, I am not a person who speak to someone easily but it all depends who it is and how I feel around that person and if I get good vibes or not.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Jun 23, 2011

    This Isnt Me!

    when I open my mouth in public, stutters come out when a group talks to me, I'm accidentally rude. I here the question, "why are you so quiet?" everywhere I go. I get so quiet for so long in public, I have to clear my throat before saying...
    ohjustme8 ohjustme8
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2009

    What Can I Do?

    I've always been very shy as a child. I didn't like talking to people, but I had some friends in elementary school. Then high school, it was very hard at the beginning, but I was lucky and found a good group of friends. The rest of the class I didn't really know at first because...
    Quibbler Quibbler
    22-25, F
    Apr 18, 2013

    I Don't Even Know How To Say This

    What I mean is, I always know what I'm trying to say. I really do. It's all lined up just right in my head, but when I try to turn it into words, it gets messed up. So I end up say something stupid, and then the person I'm talking to starts to think "Hey! This person I'm talking...
    SomethingAwesome SomethingAwesome
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2010

    Nice Weather We're Having, Isn't It? Whatever...

    Well I don't talk to people easily. It's not that i don't want to, i just don't know what to say to them. I try to understand how other people can start off conversations with ease, even with people they hardly know, but i just have a hard time getting the hang of it. I really...
    Wraither Wraither
    22-25, M
    9 Responses Aug 29, 2007

    What to Say?

    It comes to the point where I really dont know what to say to a person. When I talk it does not sound natural. At least not to me. I usualy tend to just listen to people and hear what they have to say.  Which would be ok if  we didnt live in a society where ...
    PXL77 PXL77
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

    And Yet ...

    I'm in bloody sales!That requires me to talk to people and do it well, with confidence. None of this shy shiz.Go figure that.Although I have learnt to kind of disconnect when I'm at work; I know the product, I know what I'm talking about. And more importantly, these people...
    RGFox RGFox
    22-25, F
    Jun 22, 2012

    A Pat On the Head

    people treat me like i'm stupid can't do anything pat me on the head call me pumkin or don't make eye contact
    girlee2003 girlee2003
    Jun 2, 2008

    Got Slapped Twice For Not Talking

    It was during my middle school. I had not written my homework that day,as usual i had spent my previous evenings drawing silly pictures, and playing with my 2 brothers on the streets.On that sad day my teacher ( chandrakala) caught me.She was in her fifties by that time,she was...
    DeepMc DeepMc
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2011

    I Don't Talk

    I don't talk,If I'm unknown,I'm sometimes shy,Like someone to introduce,Get me going,I find it hard,Knowing what to say,Unless I'm introduced.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2011

    I Stutter and Blush

    When I'm in a group of friends who are all chatting and sharing interesting stories, I usually can't find anything to say. When I finally do find something to say, they all look look around surprised, and hold their breath waiting for me to say something. And then of course, my...
    keteki keteki
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2009

    Only If I Feel Comfortable

    I will come outright and tell people things, but only if I can trust and feel comfortable doing so. Random talk or people asking me questions I may something randomly (not insults or intentionally) and after giving myself time to think, I realize there could have been a better...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Oct 31, 2013

    Supposed 'best Friend'

    i once told my supposed 'best friend' about my rape when i was younger, however, she thought that i had just asked for it and was now a '****' as i had had sex. Because of that, i don't tend to trust people very much and i only recently started to talk to some of my friends who i...
    dietolive dietolive
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2011

    Other People and Me

    I dont know why, when I meet people for first time I dont talk freely or be myself.  I feel like I need more time to talk, or maybe anything I would say isnt important to say.most of the time I think those people are not the kind of people who I want to be with or talk to...
    MyAllMaha MyAllMaha
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 4, 2007

    Socially Awkward

    I have never been good at "small talk".  When you first meet someone or a group of people, I really don't like that polite chit chat that goes on about neutral topics like the weather and such.  If I am going to talk to someone, I would like it to be...
    reachin4goals reachin4goals
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2007

    Me Too

    I have to know you~forever~ for me to talk to you properly, or I won't say anything. You have to be like the talker, in order for me to talk to me. I'm shy like that
    Eamane Eamane
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2007

    I struggle to make conversation with anyone I

    like, admire or don't want to disappoint. it is weird but I can't have a conversation with someone if it is just random. the only people I can talk to freely is my Granny and closest friends. I drag myself through a conversation as though I am being tortured for information and...
    flamigofoot flamigofoot
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2016

    Why Won't the Words Come Out?

     A lot of times I end up stuttering. That's a killer because you a) look like an idiot, and b) the conversation goes on (if there are multiple participants) while you're spinning your wheels.  I also have trouble because I don't always share in the prevalent opinion...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Oct 9, 2007

    Awkward N Cant Talk Ard New People:(

    i feel pretty awkward around new people and its really hard to get a conversation going, sometimes i jus do not kno what to say! a friends friend told her tht i ws boring.. n he met me only twice... i dont kno why but this bothers me a lot... in a way i love to listen to people...
    blandiloquent blandiloquent
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

    COULD Have, Would Have, Should Have

    I don't talk to people easily.  While I'm not shy and I don't stutter, I just can't think of the appropriate things to say in social situations. Later on I think about what I could have said or should have said.  Now give me a pen or a keyboard and I can write...
    Insomniac Insomniac
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2008

    Aaah.. People ;)

    I get nervous around people far too often... It even gets worse after having drunk something..
    deleted deleted
    May 31, 2007

    Ive Prolly Lived Like This Since When I Was In Grade 8,at A Party I Got Sucker Punched When Someone Believed I Was Someone Else.

     I believe I suffer from Social Anxiety,and would really appreciate feedback.   Whenever I'm faced with social situations,like at school or just hanging out with people as Im only a grade 11 student,I cant bring myself to talk to a group of people,who i am not commonly...
    badboybrandan420 badboybrandan420
    Jun 7, 2011

    I'm Trying

    Lately I've been trying to force myself to go out to events where some sort of social interaction is more likely to happen that sitting at home, watching movies.  I'm hoping that at some point I will manage to have a more or less meaningful conversation with someone that may...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 3, 2011

    Fits Me To A "t"

    I have significant difficulties with opening up to people. I think I've had such a bad experience with them that it's turned into a psychological aversion. It's just discouraging when, despite your best efforts, people rebuff you and turn you away. It's so easy to find people who...
    MasteroftheDistantPrison MasteroftheDistantPrison
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 20, 2012

    It's Like

    This is due to spending a lot of time isolated. Physically not within the proximity of another living creature. They exist elsewhere far to the distance, over in the next territory. My mind is absorbed in orbital matters, It's unavoidable to think. About what, well who knows as...
    Alrez Alrez
    Jan 11, 2011

    The Point of Talking?

    Isn't the point of asking questions, the desire to  learn information that is useful to you? Somewhere along the road of my life I picked that up and it has made it hard for me to start conversations or develop meaningful relationships with friends. Sure I have a handful of...
    jb3126 jb3126
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

    Misunderstandings !!!

    hello everyone,        My name is tsunadi &im 21 years old ...i dont like to have introductions to my story even it might be important but actually i dont know how to start even writing this but i like to go to the point directly so i really wanna know how to speak with...
    tsunadi tsunadi
    1 Response Sep 25, 2011

    I'm pretty bad at conversations.

    In my work, I make regular deliveries to the same places and the same people and I always try to keep conversation to a minimum. Often, someone saying something as simple as 'hello' can cause me to panic and blurt out something non-sensical. The alternative would be to stop and...
    tungsten4 tungsten4
    31-35, M
    Jul 27, 2014

    I Have Nothing To Say

    Dear God I suck at socializing! Was I dropped on my head as a child? Was I in some kind of accident that would explain my inability to start and hold a conversation?I don't understand why I'm like this. I know that I'm lonely, shy and have issues talking to people and I...
    AquaCrash AquaCrash
    1 Response Sep 5, 2011

    Who Would Think That Talking Could Be Challenging

    I feel so awkward talking to people in general, whether i know them or not. I never know what to say. After asking them how they are doing, I get stuck and there is an awkward silence. In addition, I have an accent. Whenever i say something, people often ask me to repeat myself...
    stef53 stef53
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

    It's Really Tough.

    Most people around me just don't understand me even though I've tried to explain. It's like we are in different frequencies, different worlds. Well, maybe they are in the "normal" world while I'm in this "crazy" world. It's just that those who have not experienced depression...
    itsallinmyhead itsallinmyhead
    18-21, F
    Jun 1, 2011

    I Can Make Nose At A Person

    i can say words to a person in just a coversation butthey have no meaning till i get to know you then i may talk with you
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Sep 26, 2011

    Always Falling In Safety Nets.

    At the age of 17, most teenagers are out with their friends at the mall, seeing a movie, or just at a friends house. But not me. I RARELY go out with friends. It's not that I don't get along with people. It's that I can't talk to them. I'm scared to talk to them. I thought that...
    artistintheambulance artistintheambulance
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2010

    Being Shy

    I am too shy. It's difficult for me to think of what to say. My shyness probably offends people, and I might come across as snobby. I'm not snobby.
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    Nov 8, 2013

    Unless I know the person really well I probably

    won't be the one to walk up and say hi. Two reasons why. 1. I don't want to embarrass myself. 2. They might not want to talk to me. No matter how many times I plan what I'm going to say I still get scared.
    Girlinpink0075 Girlinpink0075
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 16, 2015

    Not At All.

    I've never been able to talk to anyone very easily. I find it so hard to keep up more than a 2 minute conversations with anyone. They always just die out and then I don't know what to say. Being so shy just makes everything so difficult all the time.. and it's like no one gets it...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    Jan 30, 2011

    I Can't Talk to People Any More :'(

    After my best friend moved it was hard to go outside. She move at the end of my grade 4 year. She is two years younger than me and her older brother is my age. But before they move on to my street i was the only girl that went outside. I use to hang with all the guys...
    somelove somelove
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2009

    Not Much of a Talker

    I'm not much of a talker. Whenever I try to get into a conversation I seem to say something ridiculous that makes everyone else look at me like I am a class A nut job. So I just stand there and keep my mouth shut. But then people ask me why I am so quiet.  It becomes really...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2007

    This Is My Title

    Well, I feel like I want to talk to people, but I just can't, or don't know how. I kind of feel like I shouldn't , because I can already tell I make them feel awkward by trying to talk to them. If someone starts a conversation with me, it gets boring and like there is...
    Zelga Zelga
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2010

    It's Is Very Hard

    what is easy to some people , is sometimes hard to others,I used to be loud and outgoing as child , but later on in life I started get bullying by many females, even thou I fought back it still happened, and Now I am 22 years old, attractive female, smart, but one problem It...
    bl1989 bl1989
    Aug 10, 2011
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