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I Feel Awkward In A Group Of People

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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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    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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    Just Get To Know Me

    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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    Sometimes I wish people would get what they deserve and break there leg or arm or something
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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.
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    It's weird how I feel like a grown-up among kids my age. It's not very uncomfortable but I can understand all of their problems and act like their parent and that worries me...
    HandaGabriella HandaGabriella 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Especially today, it's like I can't hold a conversation today -____-
    HisDaysAreNumbered HisDaysAreNumbered 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    Hello, Id like an opinion, me and my ex have dated and we broke up and didnt talk for months, until one day i was outside with some friends, and i see her sitting down on a bench...
    Robert33A Robert33A 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    This is the story of my life, from my earliest childhood memories to the age of majority (18). Today is October 2. 2014. I am a Norwegian male, so my English is not perfect. I'm...
    Dakris Dakris 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    i would make people mad and make even more people feel awkward haha
    Sambasher Sambasher 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't stay or walk with one person cause i don't have any topic to talk with except that one have. It feels awkward. Can someone guide me?
    Karara0 Karara0 22-25, M 3 days ago

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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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    No matter where, when, how or why I need to interact with "people" I can't find anything that I like about anyone at all.never able to leave with a positive feeling about the...
    honeysweetness10 honeysweetness10 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Every miserable person on here phony as hell pretending to be happy in the wee morning hours on a friday night and saying I'm mad to only make themself feel better... You people...
    tempe100 tempe100 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't feel appreciated by people I'm hurt and and sad treat people with respect I am having no respect by people
    missedyouso missedyouso 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I used to much more. I felt like at anytime they would siappear and that's a self fulfilling prophecy. My codependent behavior made me do a lot to try for them to not leave ... I...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Sep 15

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    Sometimes it feels like the people you wish to understand you the most, understand you the least.
    Dancingnight Dancingnight 22-25, M 4 days 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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    And I've been getting more socially awkward every passing day at school. I thought I was finally self confident enough to at least handle social situations with less angst, but I'm...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days 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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    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 Sep 22

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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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    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...
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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 Sep 16

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    So I'm going to a big house party tomorrow, lots of drunk and high people and loud music. And I'm terrified. I'm going because my friends want me too but I'll only know like 3...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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    Couldn't help but laugh at this one , had a business meeting with a group. One of the people was a girl I dated awhile ago that I didn't recognize at first but thought her to be...
    quietlittle quietlittle 41-45, M Sep 22

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    I am currently in high school and I have a couple of people I talk to in my classes but during the weekends I have no one to hang out with like others do. I'm not really a people...
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Hi I think I am socially awkward. I can't beat around the bush at things(if you don't know what that saying means, it means be subtle, Little House on the prairie rocks, lol). Also...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F Sep 16

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    Well this pretty much sums me up to a tee, the whole reason I joined this site was this thread. Basically I have trouble interacting with most people, especially now since I just...
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    LonelyIncubus LonelyIncubus 16-17, M Sep 17

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    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    so, I am pretty sure a lot of people don't like talking to other people about themselves but I am sharing how I feel. I really hate it when my friends try to have DMC's with me...
    devi99 devi99 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    smits15 smits15 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, I'm 19 and in college. I'm a bit of a tomboy. I like girls but my family doesn't know it. I've only told a guy friend who's also gay. Anyway, I feel like people (especially...
    MSFTd MSFTd 18-21, F Sep 4

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