I Feel So Different From Everyone Else

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    It just sucks being different.

    My school has seating arrangements, and almost everyone around my seat are the popular kids, and what's worse? every time their group hangs out, they'd just grab my seat, mutter a few words, and sit on it. They can't even talk to me. And another issue, my hair. I keep it longer...
    BloomingRaine BloomingRaine
    16-17, F
    Jan 3, 2016

    As a Balkan immigrant girl I feel

    so different when I talk with people because I grew up with bits of the culture from there and I accidentally use different stuff. I got so obsessed with going back to Balkan because I feel disconnected simply I wanna go back to my home!
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    Aug 13, 2015

    Talk About Being Different...

    I think I'm different from everyone else because I am an emotional man. I can cry over a tv commercial. If the mood hits me, I get very emotional. I'm 52 (next week), and I get extremely emotional. My feelings get hurt easily and I take offense when people say mean things. Even...
    rainbowbright123 rainbowbright123
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    I am transgender and not many people know at

    school. School is hell lately I feel so alone and like people are treating me like a girl. I can't transition yet All I want is to be male already
    FtmTroy FtmTroy
    16-17, T
    Dec 27, 2015


    "I think a psychologist would have a field day with me." I've had that thought more times than I can count... or remember. I feel and have felt so completely unconnected, so dissimilar from every person I've come to know as more than an acquaintance, every experience I've ever...
    StuckSilent StuckSilent
    4 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    I thought i was alone,

    being the odd one around here. I think differntly, I catalogue my thoughts, like a computer. I like science and math cos it makes sense. The theories and formulas just make sense to me. And when it comes to my social life, im exactly like all of you. Im always the one to come to...
    nadiahimran2000 nadiahimran2000
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    I never knew how to explain it.

    In fact, I never think I'll ever be able to fully express it. It's just that I feel like I'm completely on my own. Don't get me wrong; it's not as if I loath humanity--it's just that they're all the same to me. First off, I don't look like anyone else. I'm unique. I love being...
    DayFawn DayFawn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2014


    I can't describe it. I just feel different. I'm not depressed, I love my family, friends, and everyone thats around me. My parents were immigrants from Peru and I was born in California, I grew up with a noble family that went through hard times. Sometimes I wonder if thats the...
    1 Response Jan 18, 2013

    I Feel Different.

    I guess it just me. I feel different from the people that surround me even my friends. I'm not the type of girl that demands a whole lot on clothing,boys or money. I'm just more of the casual type, more down to earth I guess. I rely on myself, because of the condition of my...
    Tisel Tisel
    Nov 29, 2013

    I Think Differently Than Most People

    I am told that I am weird sometimes and quiet. I think differently than most people. I don't feel like I meet people like myself. I have just a couple friends who I can be truly myself around. At work I stifle my personality a little bit or I will get strange looks from...
    Saphirediamonds Saphirediamonds
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Dec 29, 2012

    I've always felt different.

    When I was younger, I never understood how people managed to be so alike. Actually, I still don't. They wear the same clothes, they listen the same music and they have the same hobbies. They talk the same and they like and dislike the same things. Am I the only one who thinks it...
    AnotherBrickInTheWall1 AnotherBrickInTheWall1
    18-21, F
    Feb 22, 2014

    This Alienation!

    Some people are endowed with eccentric character defects that perfuse a-sociality in them. This pathology of character brings an inability to relate to people in a normal every day manner, leaving them helpless in interpersonal situations and mass interactions. They...
    beyondrepair beyondrepair
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 9, 2011

    I feel so different from people.

    I am set apart from the society because of my intelligence. Please don't get me wrong. I am down-to-earth, yet wise enough to know that I am not belong to the crowd. I love talking about ideas. I enjoy in-depth conversation. I am actually very talkative, yet I often mute while...
    alienchenlein alienchenlein
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 25, 2014

    Long Lasting Limbo

    When I was younger around 14-17 I was quite a sad kid. I wasn't popular at all but had a couple of true friends. I also found out I was most possibly gay back then. I was quite ok with it. Going a bit back in the past my parents worked all the time and I used to have nannys all...
    Starman20 Starman20
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2011

    This Is Why...

    At least when you know why you're different, you begin to understand things more. I've always thought I was just shy. But that didn't explain why as a kid I could be a loudmouth with my friends and then only spoke in a little voice when called on by a teacher to answer...
    FateCantDecide FateCantDecide
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 15, 2009

    Just like no one understands me.

    I never had a real friend. I'm always alone and people who say they care and understand seem to not care or not understand. I'm so very different from everyone else, I wish I wasn't. I try to change but it doesn't work, I'm so scared of being alone forever, and I'm so scared of...
    MiniZachary MiniZachary
    16-17, M
    7 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    Exactly. I feel numb,

    can't laugh I can cry if I force it out. everywhere theres ppl laughing living it up blah blah blah and I'm stuck in this hole I can't dig myself out of. I'm not saying everyone us happy , just hard living like this. I hope withtime it will get better.
    Ang012685 Ang012685
    31-35, F
    Apr 8, 2015

    Usually in a crowd, I'm the one sitting in the

    corner, tight lipped while everyone is mingling and laughing. I think I enjoy people watching than being in the crowd. I'm not a social butterfly...I'm not overtly feminine or girly so it's hard to relate to other women, I kind of despise being lumped into that group. People...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 8, 2015

    I always felt different,

    witch is not a bad thing, because being different is not always something bad. But it feels good feel that there's somebody who understands our side. Sometimes to Feel that everything that surround you doesnt make any sense can be very complicated.
    mosbyy mosbyy
    22-25, F
    Sep 22, 2014

    I don't think I'll ever be able to describe

    exactly how I feel without feeling insane. But I can start I guess. I feel like my energy is just so different than the people around me. I feel things so much deeper than I would ever care to. I pull from other people. I'm super super sensitive to whether someone is a positive...
    buffalobilll buffalobilll
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    I have always felt different,

    but I have moved from being different from " the rest", to being different from you, and you, and you, who are different too.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 9, 2014

    Socializing, laughing,

    hugging..it all looks like it comes so naturally to people. Not me. I always feel like I am on the outside looking in..
    myblumoon myblumoon
    36-40, F
    6 Responses May 18, 2014

    The way I think,the things I dream,

    how I see the world, the way I dress, the way I smile, the way I laugh, I can't find anyone who I have any of these things in common with. It's so isolating.
    arirose43 arirose43
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 13, 2015


    I don't understand people. I don't understand the world. Sometimes it feels like there is some kind of obvious rule that everyone knows but me. I feel like a five-year-old trying to read a unviversity text-book.
    Cracked Cracked
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2010

    What is with sheeple following trends

    especially these dances the nae nae, the Quan & now the dab what the hell? Lol people be doing the most like it's not too many people just being themselves. It wasn't until they made the nwa movie that now everybody is rocking "straight outta......." gear now. Not too many...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild
    26-30, F
    Mar 30, 2016

    I observed this throughout my life

    since childhood. People tell lie so easily that it's just simply joke,including adult and children. Being bully and fraud is very common thing in today's world and people can name it like they made him fool. They will be well dressed, very descent, sweet and soft talking, like...
    esteem29 esteem29
    31-35, M
    Apr 24, 2014

    Feeling Completely Different From Those Around Me.

    I'm 16. I feel so different from everyone else. I have many point of views that others don't. I'm a straight guy, but majority of my friends are girls. I find most other guys my age ignorant and immature. An example would be like in gym class, they'll be fooling around doing the...
    forehandwinner7711 forehandwinner7711
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    I Think To Much

    Ever since I was a little girl I felt kind of different... My thoughts was always so much deeper, then the other folks at my age. I always have something to worry about, and it sucks. It sometimes feels like my mind is going to explode. One of the things I think to much about is...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

    I feel different from everyone else

    and that's not a good thing it's like c'mon who the heck wanna be different I always try to hide that but sometimes it doesn't work out I'm feeling all alone I'm feeling some kinda of a freak
    frost103 frost103
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    I can't deal with people

    nor my coworkers I'm feeling bad don't know how even to break in I'm criticized and I feel so different than everyone else but I swear I don't wanna be different it's like who the **** wants to be different I don't know what to do
    frost103 frost103
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    And I Love It

    I am me ~ I flow like a leaf on a breeze ~ Gentle, wandering and never lost. I love you, and that person, and that person over there. I love that tree, that fence and of course the magnificent stars. I am life, I am choice, I am change, and I am justice. If they hurt you...
    slow4speed slow4speed
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2012

    My whole life I've always felt different from

    everyone else. I'm not judgmental, I let people be who they are without trying to change them. I tend to see things in a different way then other people, I try to make it so that everyone's happy and point my views in a way that I feel will make the most people possible happy. I...
    snowballcupcake snowballcupcake
    16-17, F
    Dec 27, 2015


    No one wants to help me...no one wants to care for me or show the affection I need...the need to know that im not alone...I used to think this was because I brought negative energy to people...but now i realize that it could just be that I am different from everyone else...
    ConLocura ConLocura
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

    I've always been the square peg in a round hole.

    All of my friends were/are into sports and proving to the world how manly they are, while I am a musician, writer, poet. I am very awkward in social situations as well and don't handle crowds well.
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    Starange And Complex

    For the duration of my life,18 years, I have undergone a myriad of terrible situations. Ive always felt that I was much different than anybody else...I think so much differently than what people think. One example of how I think differently is I can do any division problem in my...
    idkanyusername idkanyusername
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

    I'm Different... Want To Play With Me?

    I cut Barbie's head off and hummed to The Smiths when I was a kid. I ate dessert before dinner and loved black. Now I don't watch TV unless it's a rock show or something macabre and I despise the thought of a friend with benefits. Let's Be Friends.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    25 Responses Mar 30, 2010

    i just don't only feel.

    ....i am really different from others...life often teaches us many things...sometimes about others but sometimes ,...it could be just about yourself...all that i have been through in life ..it has taught me a lot..and i have came to realize that...i m a lot different from other...
    Ahaanaa Ahaanaa
    16-17, F
    Aug 18, 2015
    Malone670 Malone670
    22-25, F
    Jun 6, 2014

    When people talk to me they expect me to be

    older. I am a multilingual person at the age of 18. And people react like "it is impossible you to be that young. You are multilingual. You should be older" I am not. Maybe that is the way my brain works. I suck at finding geographic locations, maths, geometer, biology but I was...
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    I've always felt like an outsider,

    watching others play, laugh, smile, enjoy life. Those often don't seem permitted for me. I try to care about the day to day BS but I don't, I can't. what makes others happy has no meaning for me.
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2016

    I feel like no body really likes me.

    Like everyone likes everybody than me. I'm just an extra and I don't matter.
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 18, 2014

    Hi I live in the heart of the most beautiful

    Antwerp city from Belgium I am an apathetic suicidal global empath apathy is my weapon 2 make my weak empathetic being stronger global empath am I because I'm not only feel what humans feels or know when danger coming my way or people talking bad things behind my back but I...
    Egolikeme69 Egolikeme69
    46-50, M
    Nov 18, 2015
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