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I Often Feel Like An Outsider

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    Well i am married to a great guy

    and he is a sweetheart and i couldnt be happier but there is one thing that holds me and him back from our friends and environment my friends hate him because he is 80% deaf what are your opinions on this?
    trina14020 trina14020 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I feel this way because nobody in my school

    wants to actually talk to me. And every time I want to talk to them, they ignore me. Every time they talk about something, I want to know too, but they say, "you're still a child" or "you're still young" or "you shouldn't get involved." It's f***ing annoying. I do have friends...
    bloodycrimson8 bloodycrimson8 16-17, F Jan 10

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    I'm still shy & quiet inside.

    All I want people is to be kind & respectful to me. On Namah Shivaya!
    studio54disco studio54disco 46-50, F Dec 2, 2014

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    I walk down the streets of my small town in

    Massachusetts, and can't help but tune into the conversations happening around me. It's always about who dated who, and why that girl isn't going anywhere in life, and why did she wear that? It exhausts me. I don't think I will ever understand why people worry so much about...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    There's keisha and naomi keisha used to be my

    roommate but she moved into a house with naomi cause rommmates aren't allowed anymore Sure they became close and sometimes they talk about things that I know nothing about. I know if I ask they'll ignore me or change the subject they really couldn't care less if I get third...
    Caty747 Caty747 18-21, F May 1

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    This is true actually.

    Mostly in my social group of friends which i have but probably because i am different to them. Sometimes i get irritates at my friends and society and how it controls the majority of peoples lives and are too caught up in everything to be free.
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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    I have never felt like I belonged.

    I have little in common with others my age, with others of my gender, with others in general. It's not that I can't make friends. It's not that I can't convince anyone to like me. It's that I'd rather spend my time on more important things than building fake relationships with...
    OldSoul246 OldSoul246 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2013

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    A while back I started a new job.

    This one woman seemed to want to befriend me. I went to lunch with her a few times, then she started acting snarky towards me or ignoring me. I start to notice that the other employees, who started out acting nice, start to shun me. They all eat lunch in a group together...
    GreatBlueHeronLover GreatBlueHeronLover 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    Being An Outsider In High School???

    feeling like an outsider is an everyday feeling to me. i think it goes along with being a loner as well. im more tuned out of the recent updates as in whats hot and whats not and etc. and not knowing these things is kind of hard to go around high school. i do have friends but...
    Merac Merac 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    The community walked past.

    Was smoking. Saw them. Longed to be part of. But am unstable. Could cry. Or bark. Or attack. Or run away. Thanks seroquel. And associated bassturds.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Cast Away

    i feel like noone wants me around lately....so i wanna know is there any1 else?.....
    Anastas17 Anastas17 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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    every time I walk into public I feel like I'm

    not supposed to be there, like everyone sees me and knows I don't belong there, even among like minded people I feel completely out of place and alien, I usually want to run from the crowd and just run till I can't run anymore, but I know that would confirm to everyone that I...
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M Jul 31

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    I decided to go out with an old friend to have

    some fun today. BIG MISTAKE. It was suppose to be just me and her but instead 6 more people ended up coming. I didn't even know them very well. I felt like an outsider. I just wanted to go home and snuggle up in bed. But I had to be with such loud and outgoing people. I was too...
    MissWallflower MissWallflower 18-21, F Mar 13

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    I Realized Lately I'm Not A "Third culture kid" Nor a product of my culture.

    I was never really accepted into the pack in my age group. I was always an outsider, a forgeiner in my own land. I mostly occupied myself with music, even obscure music and reading books and reading about ways in which I think our culture is worng. maybe that's why i love so...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Sep 9, 2012

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    By Choice

    In my real life I am not an outsider at all.  I think any woman can understand that a mom is never an outsider but instead the center of the family.  I'm definitely not an outsider with my extended family or among my friends.  I am and always have been too social to be on the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    i do not know how to put this.

    . basically i have no friends.. havent had any in years because my `true ` friends ****** me over.. long story short im pretty much on my own now all day everyday i live in a small town . my point is ive started to dress in a way that i like and not the way 'everyone else does...
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F May 13, 2014

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    There's laura and mindy laura used to be my

    roommate but she moved into a house with mindy cause rommmates aren't allowed anymore they became close and sometimes they talk about things that I know nothing about.. I feel like they just don't want me to know anything and they don't care if I get those third wheel vibes I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 1

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    No Common Ground

    I went to a small social gathering today. Some of the women I knew well, others I didn't. Now don't get me wrong, I have some wonderful, caring friends. It just seems to be that every time I go to a social event that's more than just a few people, I feel so awkward and left out...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F May 12, 2013

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    Partially My Own Fault

    I don't take much time to get to know people, and when they try to get to know me I break contact. There were people throughout my life and even nowadays who tried to be a friend, but at my most negative I find them intrusive. I think we're all like that sometimes; intrusive...
    itworkedintheory itworkedintheory 31-35 10 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    Carousel

    I feel like I'm in the middle of a carousel. The world around me is moving, but I'm standing still, and all I can do is watch it spin out of control... Like everyone is on track, but I'm just stumbling trying to make my way to the gold ring, or a seat, but it's all full, I'm too...
    Missing22Aquarius Missing22Aquarius 18-21, F Aug 27, 2013

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    Im The Outcast Among Outcast!

    Have you ever been surrounded by people whether at a party, club, school, church, etc and felt like your the only one there? All my life i've been the outsider, the outcast, the underdog, the peculiar oddball even among my family & friends i just never fit in with anyone... I...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Since Quite Sometime

    Since I was younger, I have always felt like I just never really fit in. When I was in school, I was always considered as the really "weird" one. I thought that college would be different, but nothing has really changed, I barely talk to anyone and I hardly know anyone...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    {Insert Stereotypical Heading}

    I'm not going to lie, I've had plenty of chances to have friends, to be social, to fit in, to be accepted. Yet everyday I begin to despise humanity more and more. Everyone around me feels fake. The pointless, shallow conversations, the small talk, I've never been so sick of...
    JacenS JacenS 16-17, M Apr 13, 2013

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    I too often find myself feeling like I don't

    fit in. At home,at work, pretty much anywhere. I feel like some people change or alter their personality or appereance just to fit in. I don't go with the flow and I don't believe in change myself just to fit in with a crowd.I'm far from perfect but I have learned to not let...
    YslcXO YslcXO 22-25, F Jul 20

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    friends who tell you the truth,

    love it but what happens when that truth hurts you...
    Caty747 Caty747 18-21, F May 7

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    Yes, I don't really have friends

    that I can connect too.
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    Oh No

    i always feel like people are judging me when im trying so hard to be myself.   it tears me up inside just to start a conversation, and it exhausts me to try and keep the conversation up.   my mouth prefers to remain closed and my ears open, but it is not...
    ForeverAlone ForeverAlone 22-25, F 1 Response May 23, 2008

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    Is Something Wrong With Me?

    I'm an 18 years old African American female and I just graduated from high school in May. My whole life I've been a pretty shy girl. I'm not very outgoing. I've always enjoyed learning new things, traveling to new places, being with family, and other things like that. But when I...
    Honeybrilove Honeybrilove 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    Yes I am a outsider. As I saw a story on EP

    that said I do fit in not fitting in. I am an original I have a style about myself that is attractive to others. I do not join a group of people or with a person just to shake an uneasy feeling. I tackle them head on master them and learn in the process.The other day someone...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jul 10

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    Am I Really That Different?

    its kinda strange whenever im on a froum i frequent and i post on an active thread everyone stops posting. also when i create a new thread for the most part people don't respond to it even if its completly legit. i really do feel like and outcast no matter where i go i allways...
    kurokineko kurokineko 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    I often feel like an outsider.

    I keep to myself and not much a talker. At work, at my friend's place or where ever I go. I'm too shy.
    studio54disco studio54disco 46-50, F Aug 20, 2014

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    On the Outer Fringe

    I've always been an outsider.. I'm sure it's because I'm a little on the crazy side, but I've learned to embrace my differences.. Who wants to be like everybody else? How boring is that..   Now we have a place to fit in with others who don't fit in.. Uh Oh.. might we...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 31 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    Out Of Towner

    High school: Not smart enough to fit in with the nerds. Not pretty/outgoing/cruel/vapid/you name it enough to fit in with the cool kids. Definitely not brave enough to fit in with the rebels, though that's where my heart was.  I was the new girl in a school...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    I Just Don't Get It - I always found it very

    difficult to interact with others because I fear they might not like me, they might find me to be strange or I might disagree with them, most people my age are into this new technology and new bands, but i'm kind of still stuck in the 80's.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Dec 11, 2014

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    Outsider

    All my life I have often felt like an outsider, isolated from everything and everyone But the weird part is that I have a close group of friends and I am afraid to be friendless in life that in my head I feel that I have to overcompensate for any of my flaws as a person by...
    siriusblue siriusblue 16-17 4 Responses Jul 15, 2010

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    *sigh*

    I didn't really realize how much I felt like an outsider, how much I might have acted like I felt that way, until I took a look at some old pics from high school... Pics of the speech and debate team, pics of the choir... Heck, even way back in third grade when I was a girlscout...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 7 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    Nothing is as it appears,

    as I move through my day I wonder why? Why do people act so indifferent to me, well today is the begining of a new day. Blessings to all
    snowman70 snowman70 41-45, M Feb 20, 2014

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    Home?

    I just want a place that I can call home.. A place where I feel safe and a place where I don't feel alone all the time. I want happiness, joy and laughter but every time I find a place I want to call home, I wake up and realize I was never meant to have a home of my own..
    nicolef01 nicolef01 18-21, F Sep 11, 2013

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    Being Jugded

    I feel like, when I meet others-they already have their "click" and i'm the outside loser. When I DO talk to othe people ,i really don't know what to say!
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    Maybe we feel like outsiders

    because the way it is supossed to be, the way we live... doesn't quite come naturally to what we really are : free spirits. ✌🏼️👽
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Aug 5

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    I Don'T Belong

    There are often times where i just feel like an outsider, like i don't belong to where i currently live. Where i just wanna move to another state or country. I have friends, yes, but still i have this weird feeling that i don't belong here. I don't feel like i'm fitting in or...
    KriziaShines KriziaShines 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2013

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    and this is bad in my specific case

    because I'm in this band and I really don't feel like I belong with them unless we are on stage
    Roxas3421 Roxas3421 18-21, M May 26

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    My Bubble

    I've always felt like an outsider because I've always been an outsider. Ever since I was a very young child, I've always been very aware that I'm different from others. I don't think, or interact the way most of the people on this planet interact with one another. My brain...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    I often feel like an outsider.

    Give you several reasons. I'm quiet, shy, I love cats, & I don't talk much. Avoid confrontations with insensitive angry people as possible. I'm a peaceful & harmony person. When they talked to me in a irrational behaviours. I ask them please lower your voices, I can not talk...
    studio54disco studio54disco 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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    So last night I was sitting on the couch with

    my best friend and we were talking about how this bbc star John barrowman got married and how him and his husband were adorable together. My stepdad turns to me and says "excuse me?? Did you just say two men were cute together?!?" And by that time I was livid. I told him "yes I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 31, 2013

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    🐾I have never really belonged.

    since birth I was different,while other children would cry,I would howl.whining was my whimpering,barking and growling were my anger later on in life.in the worlds eyes this is super abnormal.so naturally, my parents trained it out of me and I became a normal human being.or so...
    Insidewolf Insidewolf 13-15, F Dec 6, 2013 </