I appear socially awkward...but

<p>I'm not? The reason is, and this is gonna sound really weird, but many times in a conversation, someone will say something, usually like a joke or something, and I'm left there not knowing what to reply, so I just kinda smile and force a small laugh, which makes them look at me kind of weird. Also someone will say something, usually as a diss against me, in a jokingly playful way, which I totally get that their joking, but I don't find funny, and they repeatedly say "Just joking bro". </p>

<p>Also, I noticed that what most people (the popular people) at my school find funny, I absolutely don't. For instance, this really popular girl was asked a question about Japan, in AP History, I think it was along the lines of "How would you describe Japan as a nation", she replied "It's like an island...because ummm it's surrounded by water...and has lots of sand...and yeah, it has many ports...sooo....", and everyone laughed. There's a lot of people who find this type of humor funny, I call it "stuttering, bull*****ting around the tree" humor. She's also quite smart, mind you. </p>

<p>Anyway, my point is, to the people in my school I seem like a socially awkward outcast, but I'm actually more "normal" than most of them.</p>

<p>Oh my god.</p>

<p>^Haha, sorry, I just felt the need to rant.</p>

<p>Normal -
1. conforming to the standard or the common type</p>

<p>^Haha I guess I misused "normal" then :P
What I meant though is, I started talking to this really popular girl on MySpace who randomly added me, I had no idea who she was, we lived in different states, but I could tell she was popular by looking at her pics, and who was in them. Anyway, after about 2 hours of talking she started saying she loved me and that she wishes we could be together, after only 2 HOURS. Haha, I would never dream of saying that to anyone I haven't been close with for at least a few month, in person.</p>

<p>What is it with the people on this board? For gods sake this is not a therapy-forum for every person with a different kind of humor or even wit-reaction-style.</p>

<p>I'd rather b*tch my problems on here than to someone I know in real life and make myself seem even weirder :P</p>

<p>So, wait, isn't the story you described the definition of socially awkward?</p>

<p>Well, the average person is probably focused more on themselves than others. Meaning, if you're not reacting the way they wanted you to, to a joke or something--they're probably thinking there's something wrong with them, not you.</p>

<p>I'm guessing. </p>

<p>And if they are thinking that it's you, well you can rest easy because it's probably only a fleeting thought. Most people aren't going to waste to much energy puzzling over your inability to appreciate their bad jokes.</p>

<p>"what most people (the popular people) at my school find funny, I absolutely don't."</p>

<p>^True that. I'm amongst the popular group, but I still have no idea why they laugh over those jokes.</p>

<p>Maybe I'm just weird. :/</p>

<p>damn these potato chips are tasty</p>

<p>That's not socially awkward at all.</p>

<p>You may appear socially awkward, but i find you real :) You act like yourself, you don't try to be someone you're not. Like that smart girl you talked about. She probably tried to sound stupid so others won't think she's a nerd or w/e.</p>

<p>^ Budding CC romance.</p>

<p>^ Nooo! >.<</p>

<p>The first step is denial.</p>

<p>^^^ bow chica wow wow</p>

<p>I don't believe in online romances/relationships :P</p>

<p>True love conquers all adversities.</p>

<p>Then too bad it's not true love in this case. :)</p>