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I Feel Awkward In A Group Of People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    More than just sometimes, which is probably why I almost always hate texting or calling people first. Especially if it's someone I like. I feel like that would make me needy or...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My story is much l like every one else here, l'v been pushing everyone away from me; and it's been really easy for me. When people give me unwanted advise, and try to help me...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Want to help make an LGBT project? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I so agree with this title of this group. God bless you, one who made this group (no offense if you are an atheist). I years ago on this site was enjoying the library of reads and...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I think this group may be the best place to write about this crush that I've been having for what feels like an eternity. And this post will be long and very detailed, so please...
    arcticray arcticray 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have felt strongly about people's constant use of cellphones and other gadgets in social settings. It seems as though the new generation is becoming less connected socially and...
    life4love life4love 18-21 4 days ago

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    God put us on this planet to help each other . So that's what I do and I love how it feels doing so .
    Cynthia79 Cynthia79 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hope someone will help me. I'm a medical student who lives in Gaza *****. I need a lot of books for my study, but they're expensive and really hard to get. The books are...
    Salamat123 Salamat123 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I feel like some people judge me in a negative way once they find out that I am a girl who likes other girls. But my question is who are they to judge me if they don't know me that...
    rachelholland rachelholland 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm 14 but I feel like my childhood ended when I was 11. That was when I started to really worry about issues in the world. I became good at writing really dark poems about...
    PrincessFrankie PrincessFrankie 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    My generation focuses too much into the temporary things, and leave out the ones which could have possibly brought about good changes. I don't blame others for doing that, though...
    eleaaaanor eleaaaanor 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I think I had to grow up pretty quickly. Now I feel like a 30 year old in a 21 year olds body
    MilaDaniels MilaDaniels 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have always thought I was a person who can only hold back and be nervous and not have a nice time, as is still the case with people my age... but then I met some kind and...
    DutchieVera DutchieVera 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Especially at school because I know how it feels to be alone. I never confront them because I don't have guts for that.
    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Especially online.. Well both really. I just feel that if people knew certain things about me they'd leave and never speak to me again. That's why I find it hard to let people...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I always want to reach out but often don't, sometimes afraid to say the wrong thing and make it worse, sometimes unable to handle it if my own resources are maxed out
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I do... but I only do so if they appreciate it. I really love helping others but sadly people take it for granted... and take me for granted.
    Miridia96 Miridia96 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    not exactly some people like to be alone because the world is filled with ignorant stupid people they would rather get to look at the world then to hang around with those type of...
    cieloissky cieloissky 16-17, F Feb 2

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    I gave a homeless man some food. I didn't expect anything in return, didn't go around telling everyone, I just walked away feeling good.
    ButtLordSupreme ButtLordSupreme 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    All my life had problem to interact with people. I remember I skipped many classes at Secondary school and University. I had to hear my father telling me over and over again how...
    mmorgam mmorgam 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Why do i get ignored if i help people on EP? I was helping two depressed people lately and what i got in return? One deleted hisself and the other just ignored my message. You...
    Sappheire Sappheire 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I always feel awkward in conversations both in real life and online. I feel like I don't talk enough back to keep a conversation going. But I can't think of anything more to say...
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    It's a cat again. Precisely, a kitten. A stray kitten near the dorm office area. It is beautiful but very skinny with poor health; one of its eyes couldn't be opened, its face is...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F Feb 1

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    I've had social anxiety ever since I was very young. It pretty much began when I started public school in the third grade and kids mistreated me because I was previously home...
    wendybunny wendybunny 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    If any of you guys would like to share writing or have school papers proof read then I'd be more than happy to help! :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I support the non profit organization Stand for the Silent. It is a national anti-bullying initiative started by the wonderful parents of a young boy who committed suicide because...
    TracyL78 TracyL78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    After worrying how I, who have nothing by myself, can help people, another good chance came to me just tonight. My dorm friend A don't have the keys and the dorm office already...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Except I already have. The best friends I managed to keep throughout high school and some college...they are all gone. Of course, I blame no one but myself. I had a best friend in...
    DremeJolie DremeJolie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I just helped somebody. Uhm.. actually not people. They're cats. Stray cats in my dorm area. I just came back from the canteen bought a chicken dish and sardines for my lunch and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I am an observer. I watch what people do and how they do it. I "collect" and catalog their body language and facial expression images that I try to synthesize into my own...
    MarkPaul MarkPaul 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION DON'T MISS THE WHOLE POINT! Songs of Solomon 2:10 (NLT) My lover said to me, “Rise up, my darling! Come away with me, my fair one...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Every now and then, I get this overwhelming feeling. I start noticing how most people I meet or know don't talk to me. My family puts me on the bottom of their priority list and...
    Dereth Dereth 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I try tho..im just not like everybody.. im naturally awkward around new people and tend to observe the vibe before i start to join the group.
    4rmSin 4rmSin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    i know how it feels when one is having nothing or he or she is not able to afford anything ..........giving is the best communication........
    yoofie yoofie 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 25

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