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    Ever since I was little I've been a complete

    perfectionist. I literally over think everything to the point where I can't control myself. I do diving and high jump in track. I have a really hard time with diving because I can't do half my skills because all I do is think about every single thing that could possibly happen...
    Savannahteter Savannahteter 16-17, F Jun 2

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    A Lifetime Of Difference

    I will be 52 in two weeks and I at least have learned to accept myself as I am. When I was alot younger I went thru periods of attempting to fit in with very limited success. My relationships have all failed and it is obvious that if I had a soulmate I may die without ever...
    sbayphilly sbayphilly 51-55 1 Response May 3, 2011

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    Me

    I am different. I don't have friends i might have social issues or i just can't control what people hate about me. I catch me talking to myself like someone else is there and i can't stop i'm sick of listening to what other people's opinion about me. I've changed myself through...
    meisme8 meisme8 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2013

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    Always Have Been Different..always Will Be...

    I don't know why I'm different from everyone else.  It used to really bother me alot.  But, I actually don't really care now.  I am happy with who I am for the most part.  I am a very eclectic person with many interests...I am a live and let live person...
    SmilingSueAnn SmilingSueAnn 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    Me

    I am different. I don't have friends i might have social issues or i just can't control what people hate about me. I catch me talking to myself like someone else is there and i can't stop.I'm sick of listening to what other people's opinion about me. I've changed myself through...
    meisme8 meisme8 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    The Eagle Who Cannot Fly...

    Always felt alone since young... am 33 yr old and coming to 34 now... I used to believe that I'm proud to be different... after a long while... the feeling of loneliness which hide itself in the dark corner finally appear... why are my thoughts so abstract and different?.... I...
    Franz79 Franz79 31-35, M Oct 1, 2012

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    Ailenated

    I don't know why. I've always felt ailenated from everyone. When I was a very small child I was very out going and made friends really easily. When I was about eight I was part of the "populars." We really hurt thise people. I felt so bad. I was a selfish person. My dad pulled me...
    Taylor22237 Taylor22237 13-15 1 Response Jun 20, 2012

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    The only thing different about us is

    that we do things differently :)
    LittleGirlCrissy LittleGirlCrissy 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    Born Strange

    Ever since i was a child, i was very different from others. I looked different, walked different, even played differently. I would walk on hot stones or the roads until my legs and feet were cut up. Dresses bored me to no end and i didnt want to learn how to be a proper lady. My...
    LovelessInViva LovelessInViva 16-17 2 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Being Different Is Not Always The Easiest

    When I see everyone else I start to think "What's wrong with me?".I'm 15 years old and I feel as if the world hates me.Ever since I was little,I've never really tried to be a good friend.To be honest looking back I was nice and quiet but I was an a**.I don't treat friends to...
    Earthbenderforlife Earthbenderforlife 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    I Need Help Can Someone Tell Me?

    I am 13 and I have almost no friends. My school is very partiular when it comes to friends. I can't make a single one. I try to be nice, not be annoying. I just can't do it. I am plenty smart and I haven't hit puberty yet so my voice is really high. Im in middle school. Is it...
    dugan8743 dugan8743 13-15 3 Responses Sep 16, 2010

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    The Vibrant Mind Of The Calloused Soul

    I've always been different but by no means special. After all no one is truly unique. Pretending to be someone I'm not has never come easy to me so I don't say much. In the first grade I took an iq test and was never told my score. However, this past year I took another one under...
    antisocialworker antisocialworker 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    I Need Help Can Someone Tell Me?

    I am 13 and I have almost no friends. My school is very partiular when it comes to friends. I can't make a single one. I try to be nice, not be annoying. I just can't do it. I am plenty smart and I haven't hit puberty yet so my voice is really high. Im in middle school. Is it...
    dugan8743 dugan8743 13-15 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    Nothing Ever Seems to Fit, Especially Me!!

     I'm a 33yr old single mum with 11 and 9yr old, adopted from Thailand, abused by my Australian family and taken out of home by authorities at 15. Was estranged frommy adopted parents, evil step mum, gay adoptive mother - 3 other adopted siblings, all never speak to me...
    yassyg yassyg 31-35 4 Responses Aug 9, 2009

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    I'm 18 and I don't think like everyone else.

    My mind is so into analyzing and figuring out why people and things are the way they are. I'm VERY mature for my age and I don't understand why. The way I process thoughts and actions are the way a 30-40 year old would. I can see things from so may different perspectives and it...
    Sami1210 Sami1210 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Hi my name I Logan and I am 13.

    I have no friend at my school and everyone is always teasing me in thee bad way. Everyone avoids me and I'm constantly getting yelled at by people. sometimes people even say I am not human or I'm some failed science experiment gone wrong. I found this site and after reading all...
    lrwhittaker lrwhittaker 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Too Old Too Young

    I've always been a bit different, lot's of people tend to like me, before I went to grade school I used to make lots of friends really easily, I would talk a lot, but things slowly changed. I found myself an oddball, my teachers would get annoyed with me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    Why?

    i am different. i feel alone also. i live in a world others cant see. and cant communicate good.
    impushingbuttons impushingbuttons 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    I always felt different, witch is not a bad thing, because being different is not always something bad. But it feels good feel that there's somebody who understands our side...
    monicafixe monicafixe 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I always felt different from the crowd but at the same time that could be a good thing or a bad thing its good one way cause its good to be different its boring if everyone was the...
    jon200547 jon200547 26-30, M Oct 4

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    *** note: I do not want pity or attention. I simply just want to get this out of my system. Feel free to judge me, I don't care. There's nothing you can say that I haven't told...
    justmebta justmebta 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I hate everyone else all I need is myself
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    I am close friends with a whole bunch of people they are all different to me and all have different problems going on in their life that I haven't gone through. Two of my close...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    Then again I am different from anyone 😔
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    I am very different from most women... I'm a guy...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Sep 29

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    Not i can be....but I am best friends with people who are totally different from myself...I have 3 best friends and people always wonder what we have in common or what has kept as...
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 3

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    yeah its real easy. its call don't be an A-hole to people different from you. I have a very accepting nature so I don't judge people for what they are. some people aren't...
    TGDOGG TGDOGG 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 7

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    Most of my friends are very different from me like we only have one thing in common if that
    mrloweco mrloweco 18-21, M Oct 11

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    Personally I think alone time is needed for everyone!!! I've found especially after a break up, you need time alone to find yourself again :)
    Chevy1973 Chevy1973 36-40, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    It's not that I don't like my family, but more of....I don't like who I am and who I've become since living with my family. Ever since I was 13, I was mostly living alone by myself...
    tanasiluv tanasiluv 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a great person. I can befriend any and everyone. Seems like once I start the friendship we can best friends til the end. As the relationship goes on, the time spent and...
    moeco moeco 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I don't want to sound selfish or narcissistic ,but I feel like Im surrounded by idiots.Everyone is out having a crush on someone or talking about boys,meanwhile I'm reading about...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F Sep 25

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    Accepting others as they are is key! I enjoy learning how other people see the world, so many different perspectives. If we are only stuck to liking one type of people then you...
    Moniqueismyname1 Moniqueismyname1 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 29

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    I accept people for who they are. Everyone is different and that makes the world an interesting place to live in.
    kickthewall kickthewall 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    Of course! That's why i love to get to know new people c: Different is great
    Smileprettyface Smileprettyface 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    ...for as long as I can remember. I guess I was always this way to an extent, but the depression and anxiety became much more manifest during college and are showing no signs of...
    Scribbler17 Scribbler17 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Women can be catty and rude. I try my best to be kind to everyone, though my shyness gets in the way of that sometimes. Sometimes I worry people mistake my shyness as being snobby...
    watermelonbliss watermelonbliss 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I don't know.. It just happened really. I don't talk at school, I don't have friends to go hangout with after school, I don't go out to different places to hangout around people. I...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I try my hardest to please everyone and i never end up making myself happy, cos I'm never doing what i actually want. And, what's worse, people take that for granted.
    TheKidInTheCorner TheKidInTheCorner 13-15, M Oct 2

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    Okay so my two best friends are both depressed and talk ALOT about it. I feel like sometimes they even kind of compete. For example "guys I'm sorry but I cut today" "same" "like a...
    marissalind marissalind 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I have strong opinions on a plethora of things. As I have gotten older, I am getting better at not trying to convince everyone, of the obvious correctness of my stated opinions. I...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 9 Responses Oct 9

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    Today I was at my kids field trip to the fire department and I always seemed to find myself alone, and I would just want to leave and not communicate with anyone even though I have...
    Tiffany772 Tiffany772 31-35 1 Response Sep 30

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    Its so strange. All my friends are a different ethnicity, religion, skin color, with different, different personalities and we all get along we grew up as sisters. We have a...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I don't even know why I put this one down... Obviously skin color, sexuality, religion, the works makes no difference to me. It's the people who are ******** that I have a problem...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    I Believe that having friends from all different backgrounds is what made me who I am today. Just listening to different stories, cultures, perspectives can truly change your own...
    TJF0119 TJF0119 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Me and my best friend are completely different in every single way. We are going on our 10th year of being stuck to each others side. Well kinda. She moved when we were in...
    CatySansom CatySansom 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Oh yeah he way different then me but still my friend!!
    FindingTheRealMe FindingTheRealMe 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    my friends is so different than me..they use to laugh but me??just quiet and getting out of their trips and I hate to be lonely ..I hope that someday they can understand my...
    khristinelopez khristinelopez 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    I actually rather prefer it. I am with me all day, I enjoy someone different. I get bored with myself sometimes.
    3Dogmatic 3Dogmatic 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago