Often, I I distance myself from others who appear to be very much like myself. When I'm out in public and I recognize someone like myself, I try my best to avoid them because it is too painful and uncomfortable to see such a reflection of myself in someone else. I fear that others will think that I'm friends with that "weird socially awkward" person because I'm just like them. I hate being grouped into things, especially something like that. It's ironic though that I often have a much easier time becoming friends with awkward people, as that is one of the few times that I feel more confident than the other person and I'm able to actually communicate. However, I never truly make myself friends with such people because I would hate what others would think if I were to hang out with someone like that. Anyone else have a similar problem?