I Feel Like An Outsider

For anyone who doesn't feel like they belong. 1,077 People

    I always had a good relationship with all of my

    class mates. I was actually pretty popular back then and I never let other people decide for me who i should hangout with and with whom i shouldn't. Everyone liked me because of my niceness - at least they said they do. But since sophomore year I feel like an outsider. Now I'm a...
    XbulletproofX XbulletproofX
    16-17, F
    Aug 23, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

    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

    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

    From childhood,everyday i feel like i am not

    their son,not their brother.Now i am 31 and i felt, why i don't belong to this cruel,selfish,mean world.If God gave me heart like this why he giving me so much pain.Everybody used me and i still love all :'( **** this is a gay feeling,too kind,too dumb,deep **** whatever.Life is...
    sidhubrar84 sidhubrar84
    31-35, M
    Jan 11

    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

    I'm not human to the people around me.

    I'm faking being like them. I care about them but not enough to connect I'm always in another place not quite here. I don't want to hurt them but I wouldn't much care if they left. I want connection but I can't find it with these people. I'm not like them
    lpph lpph
    18-21, T
    Feb 22, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    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, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    Aug 12, 2014

    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

    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

    I feel like a trapped animal.

    I hate the city. It is like an artificial desert. They take away the water and the trees and grasses and shrubs and replace it with something that has never been alive or dead, like the sand in a desert. I want to be outside all the time, but not in the barren concrete. Barren...
    autismalanimal autismalanimal
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    I've never been a mean person,

    but it's like I just repel people.
    sam3294 sam3294
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014

    I feel as though the only way

    for me to be happy is to leave everyone and everything I have ever known behind. I have a loving family, good friends, a girlfriend who loves me, and a promising future, but I can't stay happy. There's a little dark pit in the bottom of my soul, hard and round, that never lets...
    ofasgard ofasgard
    18-21, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2014

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jan 22, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Feb 5, 2010

    It feels like everyone around me is

    either getting drunk or high. I'm not into to that. Kinda makes me feel isolated
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I feel scared of people my own age,

    which leaves me feeling isolated. I guess some people won't understand why rejection hurts me to the point where i'll just hide away from everything to avoid it. But if you were that kid in class that everyone loved to hurt, emotionally and/or physically, just for a "joke" then...
    BlueWraith BlueWraith
    22-25, F
    Nov 10, 2015

    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

    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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