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    Do You Feel Awkward?

    created by LukeM01 154 days 16 hours 46 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Do You Feel Awkward?

    I guess a better question would be to ask how awkward do you feel. Everyone feels awkward to a certain extent. Do you feel awkward around others?

    I definitely do feel awkward around others. But I feel like I'll talk about stuff whether either me or the other person I am talking to feels interested. I guess I realize the conversation is boring, but can't switch the topic even if I may want to. So I just end up having a conversation with someone as a formality or to make things less awkward.

    Have a great day!

    Re: Do You Feel Awkward?

    Hi Luke,

    Yes! I definitely feel awkward around others because as a shy person, it's always been hard for me to make friends. When i'm finally meeting someone new, i get really nervous and don't know what to say because i'm not so good at conversations lol. Even though i try so hard to keep a conversation going, the awkward silence is always popping up on me. Also, not being able to maintain eye contact is another awkward situation. Ugh, the struggles.

    Have a great evening!

    -Unique

    Re: Do You Feel Awkward?

    Hey Luke!

    Yep, I feel like I'm in a constant state of awkward. I get terribly anxious in social situations, especially if I don't know the people involved, and that just leads to either avoidance of everyone or rambling. It's not usually the typical awkward silence that gets me but the awkward conversations , which I am unfortunately good at creating.

    Hope y'all have a good evening!
    -Nya

    Re: Do You Feel Awkward?

    Hey Luke!
    I know what you mean. It almost makes you wonder if they were thinking the same thing and was just keeping up the formality with you as well. I’m bad about ending conversations, I think I’m too polite to do it nicely so I end up having to slowly back away.

    I feel awkward during small talk. I’m horrible at it. In my mind, usually whatever they said doesn’t justify a response so I can’t make up a decent question or response

    Them: “My uncle has a boat.”
    Me: “Cool.. I uh.. I’ve been on boats.. before.....”

    -Cory

    Re: Do You Feel Awkward?

    Hi Luke,

    I definitely feel awkward sometimes, especially with people my own age. I can talk to almost anyone, especially older people and its not awkward, but for some reason when I talk to people my own age I tend to make things awkward. It could be that I'm more self conscious around people my age and that I was raised in a more traditional home. I've also had a feeling that I don't fit in here because of my culture. I grew up in America with a Mexican mom. When I am here its hard for me to relate to football and following sports on T.V. Our culture values sports to a high degree, and even though I like sports I don't follow them as much as many Americans do and am out of the loop. To be honest I don't even care to watch the Superbowl! There's many more things in American culture I haven't experienced either especially pop culture and idioms. I learned most of my English from my stay-at-home mom who came to the U.S. knowing only basic English. Most of my American family lived way out of state as a kid so my mom's way of life and my shy demeanor kept me from experiencing childhood as most American children did. I have no regrets, but I can see how its shaped my life and interests.

    I also feel slightly awkward when I go to Mexico. Since I didn't grow up there my Spanish sounds a little formal, and there's many parts of the Mexican culture my American side of me doesn't feel quite connected to. I feel like I'm in a tug of war situation, a nomad with two homes. All this has fueled my awkwardness.

    For some reason my siblings are way less awkward than me. It could be that I'm the middle child and my mom was stricter on me. She often treated me as my older brother even though I was less mature. My mom was abused as a child and sort of took out her frustrations on me since I was an easier target. I still struggle with insecurities and as a result am an awkward person. I have forgiven my mom and love her so much though. She has really changed and no one who knows her now would believe me that she was harsh on me. I've kept this quiet because I don't want people to think any less of her and I don't want people to pity me. I can totally see how much hurt she went through and I feel compassion for her. She's one of my best friends today! I feel that since I have forgiven her I have grown out of being as awkward, not to say I'm not awkward by any means!

    Sorry if this post was super awkward! Thank you for reading this though!

    ~Jon

    Re: Do You Feel Awkward?

    Hey Hey!
    I feel awkward all the time. But its usually cause I am doing something either highly illegal or morally reprehensible at least. Kidding! (Or am I?)...Yes I am.