I 'm Not Good At Explaining Things

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    I am horrible at explaining things

    but if you don't understand something I say I would love to try and clarify any part you didn't get :) I'll help in any way I can :)
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    Oct 31, 2014
    Tawheed1994 Tawheed1994
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    I turn into a mess when trying to explain

    things. Both in English and Spanish. More so on English because it's my second language but I have notice that I have forgotten Spanish words that I used to know without thinking about them now it takes me a while. When I try to explain things in both English and Spanish it just...
    LunaSolTierra LunaSolTierra
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2014
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    I suck at explaining things,

    I usually just make them more complicated.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    My problem seems to be

    that I tend to digress, then disclaim, or pre qualify or justify before I even get to the damn issue or topic much less try to explain. #justlikeawoman
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2014

    Sometimes i struggle.

    ..especially under certain pressures like meeting people for the first time....or for the first time in months... i swear my brain is saying one thing and my mouth has ignored i...resulting in unrecognisable words and/or sentences...unbelievably fustrating
    deleted deleted
    Nov 16, 2014

    I am not good at explaining things properly,

    even though I try to. Sometimes when I am speaking I do not make much sense or when I am writing something that happend it does not all fit in. What annoys me is that I try to improve my communication but it just does not work. I read books and I look at other peoples work...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 23, 2013

    This is very frustrating thing one can have.

    You just cannot say what you want to. Every time I start explaining thing to someone I fumble a lot. I know what I want to say or sometimes not, but it just wont come out of my mouth. I have to think what I want to speak.This sometimes make me look dumb,as if I am just talking...
    Lovelybetrayal Lovelybetrayal
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2014
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Oct 21, 2014

    The thing is I'm alright at explaining things

    for the first time but then if someone says they didn't hear me or like they didn't hear a certain part in my mind like a switch flips and I start thinking "Why couldn't you just listen to me then!" And then the whole time i'm trying to explain it again i'm like kinda mad that I...
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    Apr 10, 2015

    Funny things happen to me all the time,

    but I have killed the funniest stories ever trying to retell them . . . :D
    deleted deleted
    Oct 21, 2014

    i have speaking problems

    where i cant enunciate my words properly so its tough trying to tell someone something without someone looking at me like what the hell you talking about or making me feel stupid. my memory is so messed up so if someone asks me what happened or what time i did such and such, i...
    zade95 zade95
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

    My thoughts move really fast .

    .. Hard to explain everything in a logical order ... That's something I need to improve if I want people to think I m smart
    thousandcuts thousandcuts
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I'm at my wits'end with self righteous ,

    passive aggressive people . The problem is instead of keeping it cool and collected and trying to formulate an articulate/coherent response I just come out with the most stupid / unintelligent crap ...somehow when I get home and get time to go through the conversation again I...
    ramona100 ramona100
    26-30, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    i just cant get the right words out.

    .the things that i want to explain would be crystal clear in my mind but cant express them through words.whether its a professional matter, or if i'm flirting with a beautiful girl, i'm the same.! i've very poor communication skills...especially verbal. i'm better when i chat...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 23, 2014

    I'm really good at explaining things my sister

    has a 100 in math cause of me
    deleted deleted
    Oct 20, 2014
    germany100 germany100
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2014

    Yeah, that's me. I really suck at it.

    you see I'm more of show but no tell kinda girl and let them figure out other things by themselves.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 12, 2015

    Totally me! Its like I.

    ... well... uh, I cant explain it!
    ThisGirlLovesNerds12 ThisGirlLovesNerds12
    18-21, F
    Dec 8, 2014

    I'm sometimes good at explaining things,

    like if you asked me "What is the definition of bipolar disorder?" Then I could tell you bipolar disorder is a mental disorder characterized by behavior that cycles either between depression and mania in the case of bipolar I or between depression and hypomania in the case of...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief
    18-21, T
    Sep 13, 2014

    Its like grab that thing

    that does this thing to that thing but can be used for doing this thing, and thats the thing I need it for. lol :D
    JimMorrisonsGhost JimMorrisonsGhost
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    So there's a tree and

    if you follow the cupcake it will take you straight to the alligator. But the bird swims away. The cupcake chases away the tree. And that's why I'm single :)
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    I have the idea, and I can go over it

    as many times as i want in my head- but when it comes to putting it into words...I'm a bit of a, slip-up
    deleted deleted
    Apr 12, 2015

    Especially how I feel.

    .. I usually find myself stuttering to explain subjects that I feel comfortable at in my head... Even though I know I should practice explaining things since I want to be a teacher, there are times when I guide people who ask me questions to someone who is good at explaining and...
    Sil833 Sil833
    18-21, F
    May 18, 2015

    My mind is too fast for my mouth sometimes

    and I try to explain but I end up sounding weird.
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2014

    Not Good At All!

    Everybody gets the wrong end of the stick... I don't know what it is! I think it might be to due to social life/social skills/my shyness... I known a lot of people been telling me I'm mysterious and apparently I'm difficult to work out as i keep a lot to myself and don't say...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 13, 2013

    Yes. I suck at it .. My brain thinks to fast

    and my words get jumbled it sucks!!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    I have a difficult time explaining myself to

    people. Even tho I can do it perfectly in my head when I open my mouth it never comes out the way I wanted it to.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    So, like, yeah, and she was like.

    These words and phrases are quite popular in my vocabulary. Most of the time my stories swirl together to make a incomprehensible plot. There are very few points of clear messages.
    lostfollower lostfollower
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2014

    When i try to explain something to someone more

    than likely they end up not understanding even more.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2016

    I don't understand why people feel the need to

    say things that make others feel so bad, watch your words! they hurt more than you think
    taintedr0se taintedr0se
    18-21, F
    Oct 3, 2015

    I can think of super eloquent

    or witty ways of explaining or reasoning certain things... either beforehand or after the situation has passed.
    paddfot paddfot
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2015

    It is very hard to explain what's going on at

    times, if I'm talking to more than one person. I lose my train of thought, because I know people are looking at me.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 12, 2015

    I get all confused and i can't get the words

    out of my mouth then i end up mumbling Hahaha
    sabrinabryn sabrinabryn
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    I am really bad explaining things,

    I have always had a hard time, putting what I am thinking and feeling into actual words for normal people to understand my thought process. I am kinda do it better writing, than I am at voicing, and speaking them.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel
    26-30, F
    Mar 2, 2014

    Sometimes I get caught up with my own thoughts,

    too optimistic to share them to anybody who wants to listen, that I catch myself realizing that my words doesn't clearly make sense. :P
    NanamiMomozono NanamiMomozono
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

    I Cannot Explain Well Even Things That I Created

    The thing is that I cannot explain the most simple thing well. I get people confused. When people think they understand I make it worst. I want to hear good advices. Do not tell me to go to a doctor or anything otherwise I would not be on an internet forum. Thank you!
    MSquareX MSquareX
    36-40, M
    Aug 27, 2013
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