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I Feel Like I Don't Belong

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    IN My Own World

    I get along with most people,have a good personality,a sense of humor,I like to help and listen,I am honest in my beliefs,no phoney.Yet I feel alone,like I don't belong.I hate parties,and large groups of people.I am better off in small groups.
    notjustme notjustme 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F May 18

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    As long as I can remember I've never felt like

    I was a part of anything, always on the outside looking in. When I try to fit in it just stresses me out. I've gotten used to living on the outskirts of society but it still gets lonely sometimes.
    justaguy66 justaguy66 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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    I don't know how it is

    but everywhere I go I feel like is the wrong place.. I feel like I shouldn't be there cause that's not the place for me. Even when I'm with my family I feel like I don't stick with them. I feel like I don't even belong with my friends, school, places or anywhere. It just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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    I am a disappointment.

    I am nothingness in the sense of the word. I don't belong here. I've known this for a very long time. life and love are not deserved here. not then not now. I want to end it all. I'm tired of trying to be happy around all this negativity. nobody wants me and I am learning that i...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm currently staying with my dad

    for a few days because I needed to get away from my mum and her new family, I feel like I don't fit in to her family, but I realised today that I don't fit into my dads new family either, I feel really lost
    Hollie9 Hollie9 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    I'm not sure what category I belong.

    I feel like 2 different people . The responsible woman .. Wife , mother, daughter, friend.. ( you now the woman they will describe at my eulogy when I'm dead) and the strongly sexual adventurous woman that I only reveal online .. Anonymously with an alias. She hides .. She...
    lillyclaire lillyclaire 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    I often feel like I don't fit in with people

    or groups. I'm definitely an introvert & people don't always seem to understand that. They just tell me to get over it & be more outgoing. When I'm in a crowd or group, I feel out of place.
    CakeGirl13 CakeGirl13 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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    I just started college this week,

    4 days have passed and I already feel like i don't belong. I'm considered a foreigner in my country due to dual citizenship. Not only in that aspect but I've always felt foreign. My classmates have no sense of maturity and are very childish. I'm trying to cope up with the...
    Jessicasumaria Jessicasumaria 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    The Standard

    I observed people from a distance, because I was shy. I noticed how different they were from me. Of course, no people are the same. I did, however, notice that there was a basic way that most of them have. The "standard". I am separated from that standard. I don't belong to the...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    I Don't Belong

    There are many places I don't belong. In church is one of those places. The circus is another; although, when I was a child, I really wanted to be that beautiful little girl in a pretty pink tutu,  who rode around the left hand ring standing on a bare back horse.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2012

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    And In the end, we were all just humans.

    .drunk on the idea that love ,only love, can heal our broken hearts and pieces.
    fallenangellivethislife fallenangellivethislife 16-17, F Dec 29, 2014

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    This World Is Simply Oblivious

    I don't belong in my family. They're all Christian and have picked a single view on life. I don't belong in this world. Almost everybody embraces consumerism and the "norm". I hate what capitalism has done to our society. It has even affected our holidays. Christmas is all about...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 23, 2010

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    No one wants me to be happy,

    they're happy but my happiness is comprised so they can build off that.. I can't mention something positive about my relationship to my best friend without him saying a rude remark, but if it's something positive he thrives off of it.. I brush them off in front of him but it...
    GodlessWorld GodlessWorld 22-25, M May 16

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    I always feel like the odd one out.

    like I wasn't meant to be in this world. like I somehow ended up in the wrong place. it's painful and exhausting.
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    Solo Journey

    “Suddenly he saw himself as others in the crowd must surely see him; a silent, solitary figure, standing apart from the rest. He looked out at the hoardes of singing, laughing people and felt more alone than he'd ever felt in his life. Was this how it was going to be then? Was...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    i don't know anymore

    if it's all worth it. everyday day find something else to tease me , and everyday it gets worse. nobody helps me and to be honest i'm done fighting it and pretend like i'm fine because i'm so not!!!
    secretwriterx secretwriterx 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    I feel like I don't belong in this society,

    my beliefs are different than them, and I'm forced to believe in whatever they want me to! I wish to find a place where I belong..... I feel like I'm an alien I hate that feeling!
    Kittyxfreak Kittyxfreak 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    I'm Just Waiting To Wake Up

    It's not that I don't belong here at this place I am or these people I'm with. It's beyond that. I fee like I don't belong here... in this life. Not just a suicidal thought process, but I just feel like I woke up in the wrong universe, with the wrong rules and laws of physics...
    cybolosis cybolosis 22-25, M 8 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    I've never felt like I belong anywhere.

    In school, that's all I ever wanted. I didn't think I was good enough to be liked for just being me, so I said and did things to try and fit in with the other kids. I went through all kinds of phases: goth, grunge, hippy, raver... you name it. I lied about what I did at the...
    Chaosforthefly Chaosforthefly 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I avoid people and situations just

    because I don't feel accepted, its nerve racking to feel like you never belong any where with any one.
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    “When you're different,

    sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.” ~ Jodi Picoult
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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    I don't feel like I belong,

    I always feel like the odd one out and when I do feel like I belong it's short-lived and then the pain is so much worse than before. Eventually you think that there's no point to try to fit in; its too painful but you get sucked back in by hope and the basic human need to...
    BriarRose96 BriarRose96 18-21, F Jun 30

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    I've never felt like I really fit in.

    I have no connection to anything in this world. I feel like I don't even belong in 'my'body, I don't recognise my appearance or my traits. I am a floating ball of negative energy.
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse 26-30, F Mar 31

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    It is just that, I am like a ghost.

    Going about with no aims nor reason, I could not belong but with another 'ghost'. When I look at the gaggle of girls chattering about, I could only draw my lips into a thin line and envy the smiles on their faces, wishing that it was the same with me every day.
    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower 13-15, F Mar 22

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    i am a 17 year old boy from London,

    UK. i have been battling depression and suicidal thoughts since year 7 in high school, i feel like i do not belong anywhere other than off the end of a noose of bleeding on my bathroom floor. I'm scared too get help because last time it only made every situation so much worse, my...
    Phelanshadowpaw Phelanshadowpaw 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    “When you're different,

    sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.”― Jodi Picoult
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Kst97 Kst97 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I feel like I don't compare to anyone else in

    this world. I compare all my flaws to everybody else and it makes me realize how ugly I truly am:( I don't wanna be me anymore.
    Superunknownx Superunknownx 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    I Dont Feel Like A "man"

    In this strange new age we are all in, i find myself having reached the end of my teenager years legally and now verging into my twenties, that i have yet to become a man or feel "masculine"I grew up in the 90s and in my country around that time there was something rising up...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    I don't know where I fit in.

    ...I do not know where my place really is.I am lost, just wondering through life, searching for a place where maybe I may just belong, but never finding it, like a gypsy moving across the land.I am deeper minded than most, in thought, emotions, feelings. No one understands "Me" I...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    I feel so alone, maybe I'm too soft

    or loving on the inside.. maybe i can't find the strength i need to claim and find what I'm seeking but circumstances and life is beating me down and i can't get a break.. then i come to the question why is everything this ****** up and messed up.. I believe love exists but why...
    lion320 lion320 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Nah, I don't. I'm too.

    ..too...I think too much...gosh, I mean, I just...my head, is filled with nonsensical and contradictory ideas...but somehow THEY ALL MAKE SENSE I think life and man itself is just one big contradiction...nothing is true, everything is just...part of something..
    Justjonathan Justjonathan 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    I'm not interested in the unnecessary gossip

    people around me always seem to be talking about, or in the constant criticism that goes around. I prefer to stay away from everyone. Even though I get lonely sometimes, I think it's better than to listen to conversations that don't contribute anything positive. Lately, I've...
    YeuxNoirs YeuxNoirs 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    there are times i find myself in a melodically

    mood one that is hard to shack but i find this mood some what in lighting i see some for the first time as this wonderful creature that fells so much for so little thins in life they care to the point it's sicking they hate to the point it saddening and they love to the point...
    hiaru hiaru 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I have dayshavoo all the time.

    I witness death and the end of the world. I see people I love die in front of me . I feel so far away from the world but living in it. I go to church and don't feel any better. I feel like I'm living a fake life but don't know how to wake up. I'm working so hard in this life to...
    Bustedox219 Bustedox219 26-30 Jul 6

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    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F Mar 6

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    I was born in the wrong body.

    I have always wanted to be a girl and have told all my friends and they all support me but i cant seem to tell my parents
    Mistressharley Mistressharley 18-21 Nov 7, 2014

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    I honestly don't know what to do .

    i tried everything expect moving in other country ,I changed my friends group ,church,school ...but the same feeling comes up everywhere ... What is wrong with me ? Because I have to admit that there is a problem with me
    damianananana damianananana 18-21, F Feb 28

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    I live in a place full of violence Where

    protestants hate catholics And there are fights over countries I live in a place where everyone wears tracksuit bottoms and get drunk and have sex every weekend /: who get kicked out of school and are able to be popular because the "scored" at the weekend. But I'm just a...
    sawahdwaine sawahdwaine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    I've never felt like I truly fit in,

    I've always felt like the outsider when around people. Even when I had actual friends and a good social life. Being the age I'm at, I don't hold out much hope I'll ever feel differently.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31

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    I sometimes get that feeling

    even though I am surrounded by my friends and family. Realising what a big, bottomless abyss lies between me and them is just scary; too scary too bear. And the age difference between me and my parents doesn't make it any better. Ever since I can remember, I have always been...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I Am Anti-human

    Warning: This content is inappropriate for everyone. I don't fit with other people. I have never met anyone who runs so contrary to everyone as much as I do. Losers have losers, nerds have nerds, monsters have monsters. They all have their groups, sharing experiences and...
    Antitype Antitype 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    how easy I'm forgotten by those

    who have claimed allegiance to me.... how empty the words "im here if you need me are" when you never return my texts or calls, you all are watching a metamorphosis within me, and yet you observe me like an ant in a magnifying glass..... I've been hurt and heart broken and...
    ddmagnum ddmagnum 22-25, M 2 Responses May 8

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    Today I was sitting on my bed

    as usual and I heard the nut cracker's song and it hit me hard like what I'm a doing, is this all that life can give me, I am lost and don't belong I'm alone and sad ad empty I don't know what to do anymore. Its not like I'm a depressive person no I have my hobbies and friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 21

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    From being a little kid to

    where I am now I've always felt left out. I never fit in a group with other kids and everyone else just seemed normal and that I was the weird one, same scenario growing up with 2 older sisters. I was always the odd one out and felt more by myself.
    kaylinrae kaylinrae 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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