I I'm Not Good At Socializing

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    I've had this startling realization.

    I don't have a lot of friends in real life. I don't have a lot of friends online. My only conclusion is that I'm terrible at socializing. I know it seems like a pointless thing to wish, but I would love to have many friends. Not overwhelming amounts of them, but maybe like 8...
    Dereth Dereth
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 4
    Justaghost127 Justaghost127
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    Not The Social Bee I Wanna Be

    when i was a kid I was always shy...grew up in a family of abuse. I always looked up to the minglers who could take the girl to the prom or whatever. I was always too shy to ask anyone, fears of who it would be, what i would look like ..etc..etc..anyways it turns out I am just...
    Iamhmhy Iamhmhy
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 31, 2012

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    In my youth I could play the crowd and still it is a talent.  The crowd is different from the individuals.  It is not the sum of them.  It's another entity and it has a life of its own, independent from the lives of its members. Crowds can pretty easily be...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    8 Responses Apr 19, 2010

    I Like To Think I Am But Im Definately Not Good At Socializing

    I don't know why. Im good with understanding people. Sometimes Im over confident in social situations. But it has become apparent, now that Im almost 27, that the main reason Im not more successful despite my skills is because somewhere in my adolecent years learning how to be...
    AWierdGirl AWierdGirl
    26-30, F
    Jun 14, 2012

    At Mr B's parents. I want to be elsewhere.

    Never liked them. Never will. Another step at making ME happy. Saying no to visiting them next time. *sigh*
    Blanche08 Blanche08
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    Shy

    i have always been a little shy and awkward.i don't like dancing in front of people or jumping into group convos,i have insecurity's that hold me back from doing what i love and people don't understand, and its really hard to explain this to somebody who is perfectly fine with...
    mimilove76 mimilove76
    16-17
    1 Response Sep 1, 2011

    :(

    I struggle not to be jealous of people who easily speak up and get people attention. And I am living with one, actually. I just had a dinner with some friends at my place (I invited them) and I had to invite my housemate for dinner too just so I do not seem to try to exclude her...
    uggh uggh
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 15, 2012

    Im totally awkward. I fail at small talk.

    I have a mini panic atack right before weddings, baby showers, parties, and social gathering where there are a lot of people I dont know. And dear god if anyone asks me what Im doing with my life I just want to disapear at that point. Though some people I connect really with the...
    Smittensquirrel Smittensquirrel
    26-30, F
    Mar 19, 2015

    I am actually socially awkward,

    I got told that a million times too, it gets hard to come up with things to say sometimes... 0.0
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14
    13-15, F
    May 7, 2015

    Social.

    Yeah i am pretty shy and reserved around people i don't know. Always on gaurd, but it doesn't matter. If someone really wants to talk to me they will and i will talk back.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 22, 2010

    What Is Wrong With Me?

    I've been told I'm weird, I've been told I'm antisocial and I've been told I'm just trying to call for attention and the worst part is that those words came from the people I call friends everyday. I've tried so many times to changue the way I act in crowds or when I meet new...
    rick852 rick852
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2013

    It's really true... I can't

    even really start conversations. Pretty much all people that I know, both in real life and online have either talked to me first, or had to be introduced to me by someone else. So if you want to talk to me, you'll probably have to message me first. I'm sorry. But I'll try my...
    Shynerdwriter66 Shynerdwriter66
    13-15, M
    Apr 28, 2015

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