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I Feel Awkward In A Group Of People

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    Oh i just love how when a group of people i dont know, are all talking and im the only one who don't have anything to add to the conversation. I just stand there and nod my head and crack a smile every now and then. i avoid eye contact and slowly slip away from the group and go...
    behemoth23 behemoth23 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    I Hate It...

    It's weird, I've never liked groups of people. I get so nervous and self-conscious, and I always find myself trying to make myself invisible so nobody will talk to me. At the same time, I kind of wish somebody would talk to me so I wouldn't feel left out. XD Especially with...
    TheSkunkLady TheSkunkLady 13-15, F Jul 9, 2012

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    I'm Not Invisible.

    I went to a baby shower for my friend and my best friend who was a mutual friend came along too, when I got there I only knew those two people. The rest my best friend knew and no one even bothered to introduce anyone to anyone. I'm shy so when I'm sober I won't just walk up to...
    myownsavior myownsavior 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2011

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    I take a special ed class of like 15 people

    or so. I'm the only white student other than a brown haired girl. It feels awkward in a classroom where the majority of the class are black people and ones that have a thing for bullying kids like me.
    Autisticboy Autisticboy 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Strange Feelings

    when ever I am in a group of people, I have the feelings of being different than them. I have done so many things in my life, some alot, most only once, that I feel if i say something, everyone will think I am either a braggarrt, orfull of it. so many people have had such...
    lowennunn lowennunn 61-65, M Apr 19, 2012

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    Oh yeah aha. It shows people are like minded, they are taking the time to get to know me maybe and me writing them is not a complete waste of time haha. Cheers me up to know people...
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    I help people left and right. I know it's the right thing to do but you won't see me boasting about it. It's what you should always do.
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    Today I could not help but I put a smiley face on n a lady complimented me ... I feel like I cheered her up!!!
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    I feel young in spirit & wise in mind. My friends are mostly younger & I'm like a caring older sister to everyone.
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    So there was this girl who sat next to me in class and kept on texting under the desk and giggling and I just wanted to punch he in the face, but I didn't because then I'd be in...
    KirstenM2002 KirstenM2002 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Jon Boehner and Sarah Palin
    AnonR AnonR 70+, T 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I made someone's night tonight just by buying them the soda they wanted that they didn't have the money for. It's amazing how such small things can brighten someone's day. :)
    ItsMissMathers ItsMissMathers 18-21, F Sep 1

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    As a medical assistant it's my job
    nixgreat nixgreat 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    The picture should be self explanitory
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Until the ones i see get proven worthy. Or not punished enough.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Whenever I'm in a group with some friends and they're all talking, I feel awkward. I'm just kinda standing there listening. I don't have much to say or contribute to the...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I am a socially awkward person but I can easily write/type my thoughts like this but as soon as it comes to talking to someone I get all panicky. It's horrible. I have tried to...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    See school started a couple days ago and I try to talk to people, trying to be more socially adept, but its really hard because I am such an introvert. It just feels so awkward...
    HiImDrekd HiImDrekd 16-17, M Aug 28

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    It makes me feel awkward and like there's something wrong with me.Also,their stares are killing me and it feels like I'm a murderer who killed 5 people.
    loonylynx loonylynx 13-15, F Sep 15

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    I've quit a few experience groups because I didn't notice they were misspelled at first and joined the correct spelling. However, it seems that frequently when I take a second look...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Aug 24

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    Especially because I know how it feels to not be invited. The worst part about social media is when you log on and you see pictures from a party no one told you about. You feel...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2

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    Hi I feel I annoy people unintentionally
    ilovemykids2014 ilovemykids2014 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I feel sad today. People know that I hardly ever say "no" to anybody, so you can imagine how much I get used. I realized that I need to learn to say no. I feel I owe the world and...
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I feel no empathy. People tell me sad stories - I shrug my shoulders. I won't cry after hearing of a person's passing. I love to rain on someone's parade by giving them a reality...
    waiting4forever waiting4forever 26-30, F a week ago

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    Andrew558n8la3 Andrew558n8la3 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    (Very long rant) I have absolutely nobody to talk to. I have no friends, my boyfriend never wants to talk about **** like this, most of my problems include family so I can't talk...
    Urquizza Urquizza 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    ever since ive had my abortion it has changed me for the worst. im not the same person as i use to be. my day to day life has different patterns of mood swings. ive gone from a...
    cjay89 cjay89 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The problem with this group is the word "some". It suggests a minority.
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I ask people really stupid questions. Questions which I already have the responses for or questions which are unnecessary. I just want to speak with them and don't what...
    otoumie otoumie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Its 7:40pm... Dad is at work. Jake is at football practice and im laying in bed. My dad has been home. Its good and bad. In the morning. Dad wakes up. And when hes leaving for work...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Aug 28

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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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    I am copy pasting what I found on the net, it is an eye opener. Why do you attract crazy one people? You pity the awkward At parties, the one guy sitting alone at the bar, or...
    ladywarelock ladywarelock 36-40, F Aug 29

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    It's overwhelming how overwhelming new things can be. I thought I was over my anxiety and depression had left, but I'm beginning to think that they were just hiding, waiting for...
    modernmuse modernmuse 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    It's really hard for me to meet new people sometimes. When I'm behind the screen, it's much easier. I'm basically talking to my phone. But when I'm out in the real world, I'm...
    Barakaflacka Barakaflacka 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    When standing in line or in class when I have no one to talk to I just sit/stand silently and try to look neutral, but it is very weird. People at my school have labeled a...
    Eyeaspasta Eyeaspasta 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I always feel that im alone in this world, i dont have the other person i can share everything everyday. Im awkward, i used to be okay but i have always been having some friends...
    hooncaramello hooncaramello 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    Ive always been a very keep to myself kind of person. I dont like people knowing my business, my weaknesses. Talking about that stuff makes me uncomfortable. I act emotionless or...
    raynbow32 raynbow32 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 29

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    It can be difficult to open up in social situations where I am made to feel like I don't belong or fit in. I think people assume I am not interesting because I prefer to sit back...
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I always get stuck in other peoples awkward situations... For me I make it so I don't get stuck in one but if I do it's not awkward because I don't see it as awkward.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Aug 31

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    Alright, this is an incredibly long and pointless rant, but I haven't posted anything here in ages, so here we go. If somebody tries to touch me, I will punch them in the...
    xRikku xRikku 13-15 Aug 31

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    I feel like people are constantly judging me when they see me so I close up and act all weird. I wasn't always like this. It mostly has to do with trust. I personally think I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 31

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    As I enter Year 6, everything in my life altered. I dread my class, my so called 'friends', and the crazy events.. I can't handle it anymore! My class MOSTLY FRIENDS- Not to be...
    ihatemylife236 ihatemylife236 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    I'm really awkward around new people at social gatherings. I try to be more extroverted (I have practised doing so for years) but I'm still not natural. I feel like I say a lot of...
    averagecomplicatedhuman averagecomplicatedhuman 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    So after leaving and coming back to this site, I finally realized how painfully awkward I am in public.. People approach me and start talking to me but I just feel so uncomfortable...
    rxplvrs rxplvrs 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    Ahead: Stupid rant My freshman year of high school, I met one girl and pretty much stuck to her side until I made my own friends, which were basically everyone she was friends...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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