I Often Feel Like An Outsider

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    Even Among Outsiders

    Throughout school I was always an outsider, an outcast. Prior to high school, I attended a private school, so there weren't enough students for there to be anyone else for me to befriend. Once in high school, and back in the public school system, I found other outsiders and...
    mononoaware mononoaware
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

    I'm still shy & quiet inside.

    All I want people is to be kind & respectful to me. On Namah Shivaya!
    studio54disco studio54disco
    51-55, F
    Dec 2, 2014

    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
    46-50, M
    Feb 20, 2014

    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


    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
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2013


    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
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2010

    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, 2015

    friends who tell you the truth,

    love it but what happens when that truth hurts you...
    Caty747 Caty747
    22-25, F
    May 7, 2015

    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

    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

    these days i go out and i dont have nothing to

    say with other people.because nothing gets my interest . and i dont enjoy anything, anymore.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 7, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    Sometimes I Feel Like A Loser?

    People think im an easy target to blame which i am but why do they just blame it on me when they hardly know me. People dont want to work with me in groups and try to get out the group when i try to work with them they just tell me to shut up and say why do you need an eduacation...
    shermc shermc
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 30, 2012

    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
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2011

    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
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Mar 25, 2010

    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
    May 1, 2015

    Cast Away

    i feel like noone wants me around lately....so i wanna know is there any1 else?.....
    bloodynightmares97 bloodynightmares97
    22-25, T
    1 Response Apr 16, 2013

    🐾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
    16-17, F
    Dec 6, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2013

    I Feel Like An Outsider.

    Because of my weight.  I know I have to loose weight and the extra weight isn't healthy for me, but I'm a good person and I feel that no one sees it.  All they see is an overweight person and think that I'm sloppy or lazy.  I am a good person with a good heart...
    candles24 candles24
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2010

    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, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2014

    {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
    18-21, M
    Apr 13, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, M
    Sep 9, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    May 13, 2014

    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, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 10, 2015

    I just want things to be normal I wanna be

    straight not gay I never asked to be and don't say it's okay it's meant to happen cause it's not I am gonna turn myself straight cause I'm sick of feeling this way before I found out or thought I was gay. I was a lot happier now I'm sad as **** I just don't wanna do this **** no...
    richie161 richie161
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 22, 2016


    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
    7 Responses Aug 22, 2008

    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
    Dec 31, 2013


    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...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 27, 2013

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    51-55, F
    Aug 20, 2014

    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
    22-25, F
    May 1, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2012

    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...
    Zurea Zurea
    31-35, T
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015
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