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I never know how to talk to people and it makes me feel like I'm a rude person, because I don't really reply to people when they try to talk to me. I make little comments like "Yeah" "Sure" "Okay" and it drives people away... How do I get over that?
Member10 Member10 16-17, F 9 Answers Aug 19, 2012 in Struggles

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Oh yes, a rock does much better than I do.

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Yeah I know how that goes, no fun :/ Fight on though right? :)

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I am very bad at communication. I don't seem to get it right with everyone.

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You are not alone. I don't any friends to hang out with and no boyfriends for the past 5 years. I think I've pretty much isolated myself. It's hard esp. when I'm planning to have a job that requires good communication skills. I don't know what to do now......

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Oh, I'm very sorry, that's rough! I'm also looking to get a job that requires good communication :/ They should write a manual or something for all of us that aren't so good at speaking...

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Yeah definitely feel that way, but I always say the wrong things the wrong time if I do speak. At least a rock is quiet.

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That's a good point... I'm like that too, I find its better to stay quiet, and when I do say the wrong thing It's kinda like "Oh look at the time I have to go!" and run away. Good to know I'm not alone!

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A moldy rock, at that.

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Oh I understand :/ Good to know I'm not alone!

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i answer from work perspective:<br />
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Always. but then when i get to be in the workplace longer, interact with the same people more, especially the bosses, over time i relax and talk just a bit more. eventually i do not stress myself out too much by not being talkative and sociable like other people.<br />
that is, until a new boss or colleagues come along - and the cycle begins again :-)

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That tends to be how I am, when I'm around people more I'm more comfortable. The problem is getting there is really awkward, as I'm sure you know :) Thank you for your input!

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what do you want to say?

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Well the thing is I never know what I want to say... It's like my brain shuts down

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well... if you want to have more time to think of something to say, one idea is just to say, "Let me think about it for a minute, can you give me a moment?" And you can kinda practice it a little before hand. That way it will remove a little of the stress of having to respond right away. :)

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Hmm that sounds like it would help, I'll give it a go, Thank you!

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