I’m sick of being seen as awkward & quietWatch
I get told I should “talk more” as if that would make any difference because in a certain extent talking exposes actually exposes your awkwardness even more when it comes to stuttering, missing social cues, running out of things to say etc. Also based on passed experiences every time I open my mouth I either get told to shut, get talked over or get mocked by the way I speak.
There’s a stigma towards young men on not only the way they should look but the way they just behave as if you’re awkward then you’re automatically seen as some creep, but if it’s girl she’d get seen as cute. For all you sceptics that feel uncomfortable and uneasy around awkward people, I don’t blame you but you need realise that’s just small fraction of we got through during unfamiliar and new situations, it doesn’t define us how worthy we are as people.