I Feel Invisible Around People

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    Invisibility Is Key

    I used to believe this. I managed to convince myself that I was perfectly fine being on the outskirts of whatever activities were going on. I never got invited to birthday parties (I never held them either) I've always lived outside of my school district, I've never dated, I only...
    JustLazyLittleMe JustLazyLittleMe
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 22, 2012

    I Don't Get It

    In crowds, at dinner parties, walking around the city... it's like I am not even there. Literally invisible. However, I am a total magnet for freaks, weirdos and perverts (and not the good sort, mind you!). What is wrong with me?? How comforting to know I am not alone in feeling...
    jltf82 jltf82
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

    I have always hated being singled out

    or being the center of attention. I perfected the art of blending into the woodwork and not being noticed. I have always been self conscious and to be noticed at all is like being exposed and vulnerable. I feel invisible around people but it is because of my own doing.
    Littlewing4 Littlewing4
    Nov 23, 2014

    All The Time

    When Ever I am aroud people I am rarley noticed. It's not that I want to be the center of attention, I just want to talk to people, be friends with people. When ever I say something to someone in a big crowd or around a lot of noise they never hear me, but they can hear eveybody...
    NicolePear NicolePear
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2012

    Never There

    I've always had an ability to disappear in a crowd but recently I actually stood in front of a dear friend and she didn't even see me. It was sort of a gag between my office co-workers. We were surprising her while she bowled and knowing my reputation for being invisible to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 16, 2012

    Am I Invisible? Or Are Onlookers Blind?

    Feeling invisible is feeling rejection. No one likes to feel like they don't matter and to be passed over. And to watch how others get recognition, whilst one is treated as if they don't exist. We're not created to enjoy it.Are people so afraid of someone different that others...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 26, 2013

    I Came Out Of My Apartment Down To The Lobby April Friday 22, 2011 At 8:50 Pm

    I live in a 5 Story Apartment. I came down stairs to the 1st floor lobby area at 8:50 PM just after Sunset Time and getting Dark outside.I enter the Lobby area where there is this Lady and other Guy Talking to each other. Their Faces where at each other and didn't even look at me...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Apr 23, 2011

    I Wonder If This Is How Ghosts Feel

    I live in a house with five people. These five have a lot of common interests that I'm not totally on board with. When they talk about something I'm not interested in (which is often) I just slip into the back ground. I don't want to listen to something I'm not interested in so...
    MistressOfSolitude MistressOfSolitude
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 9, 2010

    I'm there but nobody talks to me

    or acknowledges me.. they wouldn't even notice if I left. all the time, no matter where I am.. it makes me feel so awkward and alone...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    People will talk to me,

    but when it coming to being included, its like I don't exist. Even if I volunteer for something, no one remembers that I did.
    meancaffeinequeen meancaffeinequeen
    Jul 17, 2014

    It Doesn'T Matter...It'S Not Big Deal

    These phrases make me feel like my feeling or life does not matter. When I have to constantly repeat myself or what I say is within secs/mins later repeated as if I didn't even speak I feel like if I was ghost or I died it wouldn't matter. When I ask someone to do something that...
    dawneubanks2005 dawneubanks2005
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2013

    Few days ago I had a Class reunion with my old

    class from elementry school. I was very nervous beacause alot time had passed since we meet. And I never had a friend back then either, many times I got totally humiliated when I was younger. However they had planned a sleepover who would take place in a summer house that a girl...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10
    22-25, M
    Jun 13, 2015


    I've always felt odd one out! But now it doesn't bother me so much I'm no good at small talk or just talking for the sake of it, give me a subject I might know about and I'm ok, still never mind takes all sorts to make a world!!
    mum8 mum8
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2008

    There's Nothing Worse Than Feeling Like A Ghost

    I think its just more of my inability to function in society. I feel like i am wandering around aimlessly with some sort of curse mark that everyone can see. I feel doomed and people turn away like my bad luck will jump from me to them. Everyday I'm just floundering and no one...
    applejackson applejackson
    18-21, F
    Mar 1, 2012

    I'm Very Dead. No One Cares.

    I am sixteen years old. For the past few years I have thought things so repulsive and vile that have had me convinced that I am a soulless, worthless, spineless psychopath. I constantly question my ability to love anything except for myself. I believe that this emptiness is...
    jaychild jaychild
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2010

    Im Invisible

    my friends have simply stopped talking to me. i feel pathetic all the time.. why did they do this? i keep trying to reconnect with them but nobody seems interested..its literally like i dont exists for them anymore. i tried doing so many things for them, trying to show they're...
    redtoshiba redtoshiba
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 11, 2012

    Where Am I

    I woke up this morning and I realized there are no pictures of me anywhere taken in the last 10 years and no pictures before that for many years. I am 37 and I feel like I am just taking up space on the planet. I come from a family of 9 kids and I am the only one alone. I...
    Anthony0930 Anthony0930
    36-40, M
    Dec 22, 2012

    Hello.... Do You See Me??

    Sometimes I think it's worse than being disliked, lonely or unloved. Feeling INVISIBLE that is. Being alone in a world full of people. It's like you are not even worthy of the emotions of others because somehow or other you don't count. Sometimes I feel like I'm standing in...
    toomuchalready toomuchalready
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2011

    I feel invisible when I'm in the hallways.

    As if the world is moving all around me and well I'm just standing there unnoticed.
    JenMarie97 JenMarie97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2014


    Have you ever felt invisible? Like theres of thousand people around you, but you feel all alone? You feel like your not loved? Like nobody cares about you? Like you sometimes just want the spotlight for once? I always feel i can yell to the top of my lungs and no one will help me...
    Dancer245 Dancer245
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    Seriously what the hell.

    People don't even acknowledge me. Sometimes they stop by work looking for other people but it's never me. What's so hard about taking a few minutes to catch up. They know me but they never stay and chat even just a friendly how have you been. Maybe in just expecting too much...
    3lixer 3lixer
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2013

    You Can't See Me

    I used to play a game as a child where I would try to walk across a crowded room without anyone looking up at me.  I could almost always accomplish this, and I still can do it a lot of the time.
    browncoatrebel browncoatrebel
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2008

    I feel like someone who died

    but doesn't know they're dead, I'm trying to get people to notice me but they can't hear or see me.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    Especially in school.

    .. My shyness doesn't help. I feel like people don't notice me. When I do try to talk I get shushed.
    01sparkly 01sparkly
    18-21, F
    Mar 27, 2014

    Not Visible

    there is always someone better than me and that everybody chooses before me , i'm never the first nor the best , teachers don't remember me ,when i don't show up at school they don't notice it ( just my close friends) i'm invisible not that i want to be in center of attention but...
    opentalk opentalk
    18-21, F
    Nov 27, 2012

    Invisible To Everyone!!

    I feel invisible to everyone at my school and everywhere i go i talk no one listens and no one cares and everyone makes fun of me! last year i had great friends and people listened and no one made fun of me last year. but this year everything has changed i am invisible no one...
    DavidsAdventureLife DavidsAdventureLife
    Dec 11, 2012

    Me, Too.

    I feel like that a whole lot of time. People approach me mostly when they need to ask me for/about something. It makes me feel so unimportant. It really sucks!!
    flaw flaw
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 26, 2010

    My True Feelings

    This is exactly how I feel a whole lot of time. And here I want to share a quote, which is from the movie The Quiet starring Camilla Belle, depicting this feeling in depth. When I was in a room with another person, I felt like I was only half there. When I was in a...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    I Feel Invisible Sometimes.

    .. During PE We Were Playing Frisbee Golf. And I Was Wide Open Every Time And Close To Them... But They Threw It To People Who Were Not So Close And Fairly Blocked.. Then A Girl Pushed Right Between Me And Someone Else And I Fell Onto The Ground, They Didn't Look Back And Say...
    KateMost KateMost
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    I'm sat here at the minute in my best friend's

    bedroom. We haven't seen eachother for weeks so we took today to catch up but all she's done is sat on YouTube looking at parody videos that aren't even funny and break up videos and s*** not even noticing that I'm bored and have walked away to lie on her floor and vent about...
    LittleMowgli LittleMowgli
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    You Really Don't Know Me Do You?

    I guess you can say I'm a loner! I didn't always use to be this way. It just happened over night! In high school I was very social and had lots so called "friends". Then when I went to college, I met a few people, well I guess acquaintances. But I never hear from them! Where did...
    Misspurple Misspurple
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2012

    This is how I feel though I am happy

    and perky and crazy and nutty but I am also invisible to people it makes me kinda sad but I cheer myself but music really helps too!! lol
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    I Swear I Am Invisible!:(

    Hi! I swear I am invisible to other people and this is not a good thing. I can see it when I'm in a small group, but it's especially noticeable in large crowds.  When I'm in a small group it's small things like no one will talk to me, or no one will answer my questions...
    Licorice Licorice
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Aug 13, 2007

    Invisible and Gay

    i feel that im totally invisible. for years ive been gay but i have been denying in it. its just recently i started excepting it. im not ready to come out but i feel that no one even cares that i exist. i know everyone has there own problems to take care of but i feel they dont...
    zeroanime zeroanime
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2009

    I feel sad about it but never really was vocal

    about because I wasnt sure if there were people like me out there. I dont know what is wrong with me but noone ever seems to notice me. In college I often used to sit alone and walk around alone..nobody would ever offer to give me company unless they need something like notes...
    Anthromorphic Anthromorphic
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2014

    I want to feel like I matter in the world.

    If life was meant to spend and live alone, we'd all live on separate planets. The people I talk to answer me and quickly move away from me. I live on a shallow bay.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    I've just been into the kitchen to be ignored

    it seems that my flat mate will happily use my stuff but doesn't notice that I'm there I'm tired of being invisible at home. Any tips to improve the situation? I don't mind being invisible but I hate not being able to use my own stuff because it's already been used and needs...
    Madhatter135 Madhatter135
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    Invisible Woman

    Growing up, I always felt invisible.  Of course, back then, it was more like a super-power.  Some of the time, anyway.  Back then, being invisible was (mostly) a good thing because I was also stealth in my invisible-ness.  I could go virtually...
    hippieheart hippieheart
    41-45, F
    Nov 18, 2007

    I Need To Change

    I am so unhappy with myself. So totally and completely unhappy with my life and the way i live it..those of you reading this, please continue to read and then leave your comments below...i am desperate for advice and some sort of guidance. I just dont know what to do..thats my...
    redtoshiba redtoshiba
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 6, 2012

    The Invisible Girl

    I found it interesting that so many other people feel this way! I constantly find that people talk over the top of me and at times I just give up. I figure that anything I have to say is not important or interesting enough to be heard and it really gets me down. I can stand in...
    archangelgirl archangelgirl
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2012

    I feel hopelessly invisible .

    I feel alone ...my family is distant ...my husband is distant ..my co workers are ...idk ...sigh just want to feel alive again.
    imissdnce imissdnce
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2015

    I've just realized that I've been alive

    for almost ten thousand days now. Aside from the first thousand or so days of my life where I could be forgiven for not doing anything since I'd have been too busy learning the basics of, well, living, I have done nothing note-worthy. It's not that I want to be infamous, I...
    indeseada indeseada
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2014

    I feel invisible sometimes.

    . :( Even around my friends I feel invisible.. Like I'm just stranger standing in the middle of them.. Like they don't hear what I'm saying.. Like I'm their last choice.. I feel invisible... :(
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 29, 2015

    A Ghost In My Own Life

    Mostly, I don’t mind being invisible. I hear some really good gossip that way and don't have to worry about hurting people's feelings with something I said or did. I am free to be myself without worrying about what others think. And I'd rather listen than talk. But...
    michiru7422 michiru7422
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2011


    I never had problems with people. No fights, no drama, no teenage friendship woes. I interpret this as being not important enough to talk about, no one had an opinion on me because no one wanted to get to know me. I wore my social mask every time I left the house. Eventually I...
    Isolating Isolating
    22-25, M
    Apr 29, 2013

    I am not a very socially comfortable person.

    I feel awkward alot of the time. Being around people is not something that i am entirely used to but i try to expose myself to it & i try to act & portray myself as comfortable & interesting. At times it works. For instance with shop keepers at the local stores that i attend...
    flyingblossom flyingblossom
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2014

    I Know It's Not Her Fault

    I have a best friend who is fun to be with, pretty, nice, and all those good things. I love hanging out with her, I really do. But lately I'm starting to notice things. Now before I say anything, I'm not jealous and I'm not trying to be bitter about it, even though it may sound...
    Crazymoon Crazymoon
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2012

    I Feel Socially Invisible

    Yeah. I know, I'm a little too young (13-15? WOW) to post this... but yeah. I am. I AM INVISIBLE. When I speak to someone, even when I'm talking normally, it'd sound like a whisper to them. Nobody talks to me, nobody invites me to their "awesome" party, nobody gives one about...
    remoteboy remoteboy
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2013

    I wish I didn't feel invisible When I'm at

    school or anywhere with people it seem like they don't listen to hwhat I have to said even tho I listen to them and their problems and help them out
    mac9621 mac9621
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015
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