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I Suck At Socializing

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    I'm envious of people

    who are socialable and charismatic - I have none of that. I'm naturally shy, quiet, and secretive, and hate to be noticed, yet I hate not being noticed. I hate attention yet I crave attention. I went to a party last night, and I hate parties. Rightly so, because I can't...
    LCBex LCBex 41-45, F Dec 22, 2013

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    you know its funny im an awesome person.

    . I know this cuz, mostly when anyone meets me they either want to have sex with me or totally can't stand me. Or think I talk too much and it may be annoying ... but when people are forced to speak and get to know me when your scheduled in a group setting or rehab or n/a or...
    sanlin2013 sanlin2013 41-45, F Jan 24, 2014

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    Touble Talking

    I have problems talking to people i can think of very very smart things to say but i can never get the courage to talk to people
    CamIssbell CamIssbell 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    Why I Hate Socializing

    Socializing is effing exhausting for me... To put on a happy face and be empathetic and understanding and actively listen to people's needs and concerns and stories. I try to be the best, try to quickly decide what is the best response to people in each conversation I have. It's...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    A Glass and a Half of Thoughtfulness

    I'm by nature a very quiet person, so it follows I'm gonna suck at socialising. I can't really keep a conversation flowing for too long, and god help me if you ask me to come up with subject matter. Usually I'll just sit or stand quietly staring at the floor, waiting for someone...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    Yeah, Mostly At Work.

    I have been studying my other coworkers when I worked with them (and my boss), and I notice how they make jokes, they act silly, and talk about their life events. However, when it comes to working with just me and my boss. It's dead silent. zip zilch nothing. It embarrassed me...
    analyzing analyzing 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    I don't mean to sound rude

    but I've noticed that when I'm around people for long periods of time I feel both physically and emotionally exhausted. I don't socialize much anyway but I don't understand why I always feel this way.
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    Even On The Internet?

    If you can't be social on the internet you might as well throw in the towel. I realize I am horrible at being active on here. I don't reply to PM's. I don't read my friends stories as much as I should. I don't say hi on whiteboards. I reap what I sow. I have three people that are...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Lost

    I feel so lost and confused with the way my life is going. I know what I want in life, but I don't think I have a chance in the world of getting any of it. Every attempt I make at improving myself just seems to go wrong somehow, someway no matter what I do. I want to have a...
    canttouchthis76 canttouchthis76 36-40, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Sometimes I Do, Sometimes I Don't

    it really depends on the mood I'm in, the amount of people there, if I know people or not, and what the scene is like. there's also random factors that come into play that I can't name (as there is in everything)
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    I suck at socializing/small talk.

    ... I seriously don't know how people can find something to talk about. While there's me looking for something amusing to say
    fluorescentadolescent11 fluorescentadolescent11 16-17, F 1 Response May 5

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    I am a very unsocial person

    if you know me in real life. Unless I know you fairly well or get some sort of a good vibe, I will be one of the most awkward people you would ever have met. Apparently I take things too literally too. My friends tell me that would be my downfall so I'm an unsocial literal...
    RunYouCleverBoyAndRememberMe RunYouCleverBoyAndRememberMe 13-15, F Nov 29, 2013

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    Even With Family

    At any family occation * I have a very big family * I always find myself sitting at a table alone with the kids even at my mums funeral
    isischylde isischylde 36-40 1 Response Jun 22, 2011

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    I think another thing

    that makes me say I suck at socializing, other than not having a presence and being all around forgettable and rather unlikable which I've mentioned before, is that I'm not witty. This is not a social requirement I know, but...perhaps it's not so much that I'm not witty is that...
    LCBex LCBex 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    Singapore is where I was born

    but none of them is up to my standard plus i never saw anybody who is interesting.. I am sure there is a Singaporean here in ep,if you saw this...then too bad...
    myraaxx myraaxx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    To everyone who's ever messaged me

    and everyone who ever plans to: I may come off as silly or serious, it depends on how capable I am of holding a conversation when you first messaged me. Some of you might have encountered a different version of me from what they have expected through my stories. Trust me, I do...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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    I can't keep a conversation.

    It all goes to **** because I can't think of a good enough thing to talk about :/
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response May 3, 2014

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    My 500th Experience! :)

    I saw the name of this group and I liked it and it describes me, so I wanted it to be a trophy winning experience :)
    shygirl14 shygirl14 26-30, F Sep 18, 2009

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    I Suck At Socializing

    i once felt like this but have been fortunate enough to find meds that help me i still get a bit nervious around ppl but i do much better now i control my problems with paxil and clonopin,for social anxiety,this also control,s my ocd,i feel much better aroundothers and do the...
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    Gets better once I've gotten comfortable

    but if I just met you expect some awkwardness
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 18-21, F Jan 2, 2014

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    I Am Anti-social

    When we were younger, my dad's sisters would visit us and we would visit them. But they passed away in 2002 and 2004 respectively.And many other relatives who visited us passed away too. :( So we hardly had any visitors. We rarely ourselves visited anyone, except my grandma and...
    newmsuv newmsuv 26-30, F 1 Response May 21, 2011

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    Me? Shy?

    Funny, no one expects I'm so shy, because once I'm comfortable, I can keep a conversation going. But until that point, I don't know what to say... And I feel silly... :-P
    2feetApart 2feetApart 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    Everyone Just Looks At Me Like I'm From Another Planet

    It would make sense if I was weird looking or something, but I'm not. I seem to be able to blend in when I want to. The thing is, it's those situations that really call for someone to be engaging; those are the situations where I'm at such a loss for something to say. I just want...
    Imzogelmo Imzogelmo 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2010

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    I Wish I Could Talk To People More..

    I am the most anti-social person ever..It's pathetic really, but it's something I've been trying to change for ages. And it has a bit. I am a tad more talkative then I used to be..But I'm just sooo shy and the worst at making conversation with anyone really..People push me so I...
    MollyxxEloise MollyxxEloise 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2009

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    Hannahcamers Hannahcamers 22-25, F Mar 20, 2014

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    I just realized that all my friends became my

    friends because they talked to me first. I never really talk to strangers unless they start the conversation. But, because of that, only the people who really care enough have become real friends. Exhibit A: one of my first friends in my freshman yearbook asked me what we were...
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 26

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    To Be Such By A Man

    I always wonder how it will be to get such or even **** by another man
    altydlus altydlus 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    I'm shy, quiet and socially awkward.

    I'm not good at making friends and well I don't have any.
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F Mar 1

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    I Majorly Suck At Socializing

    I always feel really akward around just about anybody. Except my mother and my two year old. ugh how sad lol. I worry about everything when Im around people. For example the way I look the way I am acting. I just always have the worry. My worries definateley doesn't help...
    heca heca 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    I hate being awkward

    but it always seems to happen to me!
    sourpatchkid578 sourpatchkid578 22-25, F Aug 15, 2014

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    I Suck At Socializing

    i do not social well without alcohal but would liketo do better at it i need to incorporate i will continue to work at this
    mycuzinvinni mycuzinvinni 46-50, M Mar 14, 2011

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    I'm Socially Awkward - A Few Examples

    I have never been good at speaking to anyone I don't know intimately well and especially if I'm alone with a group. My fiance jokes about it and says that I have less social skills than a potato! I have to agree with him. There are quite a few instances of social embarrassment...
    Meeoko Meeoko 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    Social Anxiety Is Keeping Me From Getting A Job

    I am such a negative person, I feel so incredibly hopeless. I see the cup half empty always. Right now I have been unemployed for almost 2 yrs now, except for a quick training as a waitress, which I could NOT do! One of my job problems is the interview. I am so unsocial able, I...
    redhdzx3 redhdzx3 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Social Anxiety

    Thats what I feel I often have when I meet someone new. I never know what to say and have a hard time even making small talk. I usually dont engage in conversation unless someone firsts says something to me. I wish I could come out of my shell and be more social. I probably...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 3 Responses May 5, 2010

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    I see everything as a social rule,

    and I get too nervous and I have no clue what to do. Am I supposed to wait for you or is that too clingy? Am I allowed to hang out with other friends, am I supposed to tell you first or does that make you seem dominating? It's weird, I don't know, I'm scared, I prefer being...
    unicornbombz unicornbombz 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2014

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    Suck At Socializing!!

    when people in my work and so on,make plans for a night out,especially at christmas time, and we have our christmas night out,i always make an effort to go,cos i dont want people to think im sad,but the truth is,that most of the time i just dont enjoy socialising,although...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    Socializing

    Socializing,So hard at times,If you're like me,Shy,It's a bugger!
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Jun 9, 2012

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