I Feel Like a Social Misfit

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 137 People

    I Am A Loner

    hi....I feel so pity for myself...i don't like to meet new people........As i was growing up i had some drawbacks which lead me to cut from society and be forthcoming........I feel so much trapped in this shell........When I'm in a group i so want to be a active part of it but i...
    maxspace10 maxspace10
    4 Responses Apr 3, 2011

    Its Not Necessarily A Bad Thing...

    i grew up in the isolation of the countryside, i never had strong cultural identification, few friends, not a brilliant family situation, was sent to a boys school, came out the other side pretty weird. ive had friends down the line but often been abused by people as ive been...
    dereksmalls dereksmalls
    Nov 5, 2011

    I Am Who I Am

    they are always telling me how great i am..nothing to worry about...but why do i battle to connect with them then...i consider myself pretty nice...quite a treat actually *hugs self* n am always open to criticism in order to improve myself....so wtf!!  why is it that noone...
    confusedcindy confusedcindy
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2010

    Out Of Place

    I'm not ever looking for attention its just all the other girls have no problem with life. My life Is so different no one knows and I will never be normal
    maddywaddy maddywaddy
    16-17, F
    Aug 14, 2013

    I Feel Dissociative..

    every time im in a group.. i come up with nothing to talk about. and slowly i become dissociative.
    greenspirit greenspirit
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2010

    Am A Misfit

    I dont like what they like, i dont dress how they dress, i have my own thoughts my own opinion, which they dont agree with, they laugh at me alot and say im strange, weird, Im mostly alone but i like it better that way, no one to judge me. If they ever say your not beautiful...
    CranksAndMisfits CranksAndMisfits
    1 Response Jan 5, 2013

    My Heritage (& Upbringing) Is Forged In & From War/strife, Internecine Too.

    My Father was born ΒΌ (Ankenazi) Jew in BudaPest, Hungary in 1936, two years later Hitler marched. Didn't flee until after the Soviet tanks came in to crush their 'Spring' 1956 so he didn't have too great a childhood. My Mother was born in Greenwich in Dec. 1941 (amid the...
    SquarestPeg SquarestPeg
    46-50, M
    Jan 31, 2012

    So Yeah I'm A Little Different...

    I was born different. People find it hard to assign me to a category because I'm just free like that. I assign myself to the category of Free-ness but,I still have boundaries. Conformity is an inborn mechanism design to help us to survive. I conform to being a misfit, therefore I...
    mizzyfitty11 mizzyfitty11
    Aug 10, 2012

    Misfit Me

    I am not like other people, I have som friends who are really like acquaintances. I dont even hang out with them but maybe once a year outside of school. They always think I am mad at them because I don't talk to them or walk with them much. I also don't really like people in...
    TheMisFiTChild TheMisFiTChild
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2013

    Cannot Connect

    I seem to be missing a line of communication that most other people are sharing.  It's like everyone is somehow connected in understanding and emotion, but I'm not plugged in.  I thought about how to explain it.  It's like how a blind or deaf person might feel...
    misfitme misfitme
    51-55, M
    14 Responses Dec 9, 2009

    Yep. Can't seem to fit in.

    I moved to a new country over a year ago and have no social life to show for it. Trying and failing often has left me a bit depressed and lonely.
    pkoe pkoe
    26-30, F
    May 24, 2014

    I'M Tired

    Today I'm tired of living. Not planning on doing away with myself, but a wreck or a wild animal attack would almost be a relief. I'm tired of being a cipher. So tired....of the pain and loneliness.......
    misfitme misfitme
    51-55, M
    Oct 27, 2013


    I feel uncomfortable in groups of people, especially women.  I much rather talk with women one on one.  When I'm in a group of females, I feel I have absolutely nothing in common with them at all! I don't know why I feel this way, maybe I compare myself and don't...
    Tumblindice Tumblindice
    36-40, F
    18 Responses Mar 25, 2009

    Where Are The Misfits?

    Not much going on here. I know you guys are out there. If us misfits can't even talk to each other, we're really in trouble. I've been the invisible boy/man most of my life. My way of dealing with it is I'm a good listener. Not the snooping kind trying to get dirt on someone...
    misfitme misfitme
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2013

    One Of Those Days

    Today is one of those days when being a misfit and being invisible hurts. Being a guy, it's not easy to say that. But, since no one will read this I guess it's kinda like personal therapy. I just deactivated my Facebook account. I posted a hilarious video and not one response...
    misfitme misfitme
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2013

    Still Looking For Other Misfits

    I know you're out there. I read your stories and so many times I could have written them. I hope to get a group of us together here at EP. We may not understand the population at large, but we do understand each other. Let me hear from you. Let's get together here where we can...
    misfitme misfitme
    51-55, M
    Sep 24, 2013


    I feel maladjusted to society... trying hard to function in a system that I don't understand, that does not make sense. I always identify with the social misfits... lately I saw the film Hannah, and I completely identified with her character - not the assassin skills, but her...
    DancingFox DancingFox
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2011

    I Am A Weirdo, N I Admitt To It. Who's Gonna Want Me?

    I dont have a pic up but if you saw me you'd know right away that I'm going down fast. I have a hard time liking people n allowing myself to like them. I scared of them I want them to like me, but im nor sure if they'll like me when they really get to know me:( I'm going Thru the...
    bunnyslipperz82 bunnyslipperz82
    3 Responses Aug 28, 2010

    Square Peg

    Everywhere I go I see people who dress the same , only associate with people like themselves and who appear to be hostile to anyone who they do not understand or who they cannot catagorise. Most of these people enjoy social respectability and they are not called to account for...
    NotYouAgain NotYouAgain
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 15, 2012


    i feel that my thinking is really different from others, and i'm a girl. Girls like shopping and stuff, and i like nature, going to muesuems and stuff like that . I have a clique and they are all vain and stuff, except for me. I'm nice to everyone but people in class and outside...
    misfitted misfitted
    1 Response Jun 23, 2013

    Misfitted Here, Misfitted There....

    I have always felt like a misfit but it hasn't always been a bad thing...most funny people, incredibly intelligent people, creative people are misfits to a degree and we never really know whats going on with other people so maybe more people than we think feel like this. I have...
    dereksmalls dereksmalls
    Sep 22, 2012

    Schizophrenic Butterfly

    ...that's what I am. Sometimes I love the comfort of other humans. Other times, I just want to curl up beside my kitty cat, and listen to his purring make time with the clock that's ticking on the wall. My tendency to engage and then retreat frightens people, and makes them feel...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 1, 2011

    Ever since I was very young,

    I felt like I just didn't fit in with any crowd. I've been through some extremely tough things throughout my life that I think effected my development throughout life. It's really got me down.
    cerndrew cerndrew
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 21, 2014

    I just feel I don't have any deep connections

    with anyone. It's so hard for me to relate to 99% of the people I come in contact with. What's wrong with me? I'm trying to be open, but something is missing. Will I ever find it? Will I ever feel complete?
    DevilDollie DevilDollie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2014

    Social Reject

    I have felt unwanted my whole life. I was adopted at 1 by a couple who had 5 natural children already. At the age of 6 I developed Encephalitis, which lead to Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, which caused a significant emotional imbalance. This made me grow up as a kid who thought was a...
    JohnC72 JohnC72
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2013
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