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I Feel Like An Outsider

For anyone who doesn't feel like they belong. 1,050 People

    Almost Always

    Even in my family I am the outsider, as I don't have the same dad as my two brothers and my step-dad probably wishes I wasn't around. I don't see my dad anymore so I'm definitely not part of his family, and the family I knew as I was growing up was with my mum and grandparents...
    Kwozimodo Kwozimodo 18-21 1 Response Feb 24, 2010

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    Only When I Get Around Certain People

    They invite me out and then I get treated differently. They forget to introduce me to their other friends and they dont talk to me. I feel "used" in a way. Strangely enough I could handle that if I was told up front that I was just around for this reason or that reason. I can't...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    An Outsider On The Inside

    Everyone, I think, feels like an outsider when they're at school because your hormones are going wild and your body's changing and you have your first crush on a guy and you're going through all this stuff that you think no one else is when really everyone else is. But I'm...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F Jan 27, 2010

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    In Many Senses Of The Word.

    In my family, I feel like an outsider because I'm the only one who will have gone to a 4-year college, am more liberal, and am more intelligent than the rest of my family. I find myself arguing with them about things that I know would be pointless to argue about if they knew what...
    Polymathica20 Polymathica20 18-21, M Jul 20, 2011

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    Just different.

    Theres something about me which makes me different, and always stick out. Even as a child it's something people would always comment on, or look me up and down, and make me feel like a freak. I would get stared at when I'm out. People always treat everyone else...
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    Unwanted.

    I feel that I am unaccepted. That I am annoying to everybody. Nobody wants to be my friend. Nobody wants to talk to me. Why?
    Supremeee Supremeee 18-21 2 Responses Sep 13, 2011

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    Before, Their Choice; Now, My Choice

        When I was a kid, my dad and uncle bought a catamaran, took us onto the boat, and we just took for for 1 1/2 years.  It is something that I will never regret or forget, but when we came back home, I had very low social skills and I did not like how kids my age at the time...
    ghostwriterkiera ghostwriterkiera 18-21 Apr 18, 2011

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    Surprisingly Problematic.

    I think I've noticed and can not deny that I'm fundamentally an antisocial person. I don't dislike people so much as I despise the politics of maintaining superficial relationships (such as in the workplace). I'd much prefer to just show up, work, then go home. Unfortunately, the...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    My Invisible Exile

    "I'm on the outside, looking inside. What do I see?" Nothing. It's hardly visible, but I am an outsider in a very significant way. I am almost completely incapable of relating to people. My emotions are vague, dull, and escape any attempts at categorization or communication. If...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2010

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    It Sounds Unbearably Cliche, But I Really Don't Feel Like Other Girls.

    I've never really dated. It's just been here and there every five years, some guy that will take me out. I don't really know them that well. I don't really have crushes and I don't feel the urge to date. My sister in law on the other hand, thinks I'm some strange foreign...
    Kathisofy Kathisofy 22-25, F Aug 20, 2013

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    Group Avatar Is Adorable :)

     ok, yes I do think that in many things I am an outsider. But the main reason I joined this group is b/c that picture is awesome!!!
    4Daereen 4Daereen 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    Standing On The Outside, Looking In...

    in elementary school, a teacher sent a note home to my parents describing me as sullen and withdrawn. she recommended i see a shrink. my mom says she took me to one; i don't remember. what i do remember is always feeling like i didn't belong. to anything. like i was looking at...
    cigarettegirl cigarettegirl 51-55, F Sep 9, 2011

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    Yep

    I think I`ve always been. I don`t think it`s something you CHOOSE to be, it`s simply something that you just are.We as people are different between each other, but I have always felt like I really don`t belong anywhere. Like I am in a group of my own. Which is cool sometimes, I...
    gia99 gia99 18-21, F Mar 28, 2012

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    Bah Bah, Black Sheep...

    Everywhere I go, I am the black sheep. No one wants me around. No one appreciates me talents. No one cares about what I am capable of. You would think that after 24 years of this, it would get easier, or you would at least get used to it. But really, it never gets easier. It just...
    lovebugcampbell lovebugcampbell 22-25 1 Response Jan 28, 2011

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    Stranger In My Family

    I feel like an outsider with in my immediate family, I come from a family of 6 which consists of 2 parents (father is deceased) 2 brothers and 1 sister. I never felt like I belong.  I do not get along with my siblings still.  Even though we are all...
    fruitopia fruitopia 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    Odd

    I guess I've always been the oddball, I bonded better with those who were emotionally or psychologically disturbed that with any normal people and attempts to fit in tend to meet with dismal failure. Facebook itself a nightmare as I am often reminded of how much I don't have a...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Jun 26, 2012

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    I Just Want To Go Home

    I'm locked in this human skin that is entirely alien to me... We're not of the same species. I belong nowhere on this pitiful ball of mud and rock hurtling towards it's doom. Oh there is beauty here, don't get me wrong. But it is not meant for my eyes to see, my ears to hear or...
    swordsaint swordsaint 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2011

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    I Feel Like I Don't Belong!

    I go to TAFE with my friends, at least I think they are my friends. I just feel like I don't belong anywhere, like I am an outsider looking in. That's how my whole life has been though, I am on the edge of everything and I don't quite fit into anything.
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    On the Outside Looking In

    Haha, how perfect is Avril Lavigne's song "Nobody's Home" playing as I t ype this? Anyway, my whole life, I've felt like I've never fit in.  Everyone else makes friends so easily, yet no one seems like they want to be friends with me.  In university, I sit...
    NostalgicLies NostalgicLies 22-25, F 1 Response May 1, 2008

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    I Am An Outsider

    I feel like an outsider probably because i am I feel like an alien on this planet we call Earth i stand alone and that's why the only people in my life is God my dog candy and me and that is the way I like it it is me against the world and that's the way it was and is since I was...
    topdog1109 topdog1109 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    Stupid Little Virgin

    I am in the 9th grade this year, but I am so behind my friend in the sex department. She's had sex with so many guys so many times, and I'm a virgin. She even had sex with my latest ex a week before he and I started dating, of which I didn't find out until today, three days...
    emfire911 emfire911 16-17, F 8 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    I Am.

    I feel like I don't fit in, I'm so different from the people I know...I don't see any of my similarities in anyone...No one understands me, I don't even fit in with my own brothers and sisters. I'm like the oddest one of my family...my half sister says that I'm a darkie...that I...
    PunizhedZoul PunizhedZoul 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    Secrets

    I've always felt that life was just something that happened all around me and not something I could ever fully be part of. there is so much I've had to keep hidden and these secrets somehow made me different, unacceptable, unloveable
    yasmundi yasmundi 31-35, F Mar 17, 2012

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    I don't have many friends,

    I'm pretty reserved and shy. I don't know why people don't flock to me like other people.. i'm not a creep or anything ? I'm weird, but a good weird. I'm a caring person and if I care about you.. I care a lot. I'm a loving person, i love with all my heart . Why doesn't anyone...
    xViccay xViccay 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm An Outsider?

    When I looked around me and saw the people who were "cool" who "belong" and who "fit in", I used to feel dismayed, because as much as I wanted to belong, I couldn't. Even when I learned the "right" things to do and the "in"...
    orangetoeshoes orangetoeshoes 56-60 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    I've never been a mean person,

    but it's like I just repel people.
    sam3294 sam3294 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    The Outsider

    sometimes i just feel like a complete outsider in the world. especially with my family. im very active and everyone else just seems to be a bump on a log. my friends always tell me that im so mean and too blunt and i say whats on my mind too much. i guess maybe thats a problem. i...
    kayleigh0009 kayleigh0009 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2010

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    The Outsider

    Ever sense I was a little boy people wanted me to be what they wanted me to be. The kids at school would pick on me for not liking hip hop, rap, smoking, drinking and not getting laid on a daily bases. I had no friends no allies I couldn't even rely on my family to be there for...
    ITW95 ITW95 18-21, M Sep 6, 2013

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    I Just Feel Out Of Place In This Small Town.

    I've always been different. I'm short, and look way younger than I am. People have always made fun of me for different reasons. I used to be a "nerd". Quiet and secretly crushing on the popular guys and blah blah blah. I've been the "emo". The "cutter". The "goth". The...
    Zeeba13 Zeeba13 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2011

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    Why? I Don't Know.......

    I just feel like the person that everyone talks about until they enter a room, then there is awkward silence.... Then when I ask, "What's wrong?", I get the classic line........ "Nothin"   I don't know.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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