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I Feel Like An Outsider

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    I Don't Act My Age

    I am not like many other teenagers.  I am more responsible and disciplined.  I am tuned in to the world and know what the world is about.  I think about the future unlike other teenagers.  I am completely more mature than all other teenagers.  I swear I...
    cranbudz cranbudz 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2009

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    It's like I'm looking in on everyone else in

    their little groups where they belong. I wander from group to group, looking in, wondering where I'll fit in. Every group, though, isn't looking for a new addition. Once you're an outsider, it's incredibly hard to find your own group
    BoredNerd BoredNerd 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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    in elementary school, a teacher sent a note home to my parents describing me as sullen and withdrawn.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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    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 4 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    I feel very alien in my values

    and tendencies to most of the people I'm surrounded by. I feel no affinity to my family, my regional area, most of my peers at school. I feel very disconnected from this life I'm existing in right now. I feel that if I keep continuing like this, I'll never really start living my...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't know why and really it shouldn't,

    but this happened to me years ago and still it stays with me. It is not like this is a one time thing, but rather an ongoing theme, but that one time sticks in my mind. Years ago we had to shut down the office for a couple of hours for a termite issue. We have a small office...
    chadjunk chadjunk 46-50, M Aug 12

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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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    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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    Never once have I felt welcome at Ep,

    even a year ago at my lowest. hmm, no more Ep for me. I'm done logging in and hoping perhaps someone read some of my stories.. so very done in fact, I'm deleting this "awfulness" now. Certainly seems like a trend, because the people I've met here all have deleted their accounts...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 18

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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 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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    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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    Not A Regular Outsider...

    I am not only rejected from the "cool" group, I also have no friends at all at school (not even one) . And during the entire day I'm thinking "Hey, I'm nice, creative, a good singer, a good actor and much more... that should be enough to get at least ONE friend, right?" Now I'm...
    george8921 george8921 18-21, T Apr 20, 2011

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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 3 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 27, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    DiscoNight1970s DiscoNight1970s 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I don't even know HOW I feel. I am having a very horrible week....maybe 2 weeks. Maybe more....I had an awful day today and I'm on the verge of a mental breakdown. I want to share...
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    I'm just really really disappointed. I told my mom that this woman (I have a story of how I distrusted this adult who happens to be my moms close friend and how she is now bluntly...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F Aug 28

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    For the past two weeks, I don’t think I’ve dreamed once-or if I have, I don’t remember it. That probably doesn’t seem all that significant… Except for me. It’s made...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 31

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    Sometime I think I should just give up on the possibility of me and him. I met him a month or more ago. What started out as something that made me so hopeful has turned into more...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Hi. My I like to go by Snow. Well I'll keep the story shorter than what it truly is. Well I currently do no live with my mother, she lives in another town nearby with my grandma...
    SnowKittyRosa SnowKittyRosa 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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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 a week ago

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    There you go, I feel like a failure sometimes no matter how hard I try not to quit. My whole life I feel like I been going in circles. Like no matter what I do to try to succeed in...
    MrKool82 MrKool82 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I feel like somethings about to happen, but it doesn't. I feel miserable, despair. I have no reason to (read my last 'experience'), but somethings got to give sometime. Even death...
    LeeHart1 LeeHart1 31-35, F Aug 24

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    cross country was brutal but shorter today, but my body feels like total crap. my legs feel like cinderblocks when I move them, and i feel bloated all over. At dinner, I felt...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Aug 27

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F Aug 28

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    okay, im thirteen and in about 5th to 7th grade ive had really bad pimples and right now, their gone but i have black spots. my friends say they make me look cute but i cant help...
    swavvy123 swavvy123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    No matter who it is I can never make a significant connection with them. My father, and mother both care for me I can tell, and I respect them but to be perfectly honest I feel as...
    aimlessglitch aimlessglitch 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I posted about a similar problem last night, and like most people the night is a very emotional time for me so I feel the need to post this again but from a slightly different...
    KayJayHoeBum KayJayHoeBum 16-17, M Sep 5

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