How We Really Feel About Trying to Fit In (As Told by the Cast of OITNB)

How We Really Feel About Trying to Fit In (As Told by the Cast of OITNB)


Ever since you were old enough to understand the concept of having friends, you’ve been trying to fit in. Of course, as you grow older, you have a better grasp of who you are and what you value. Fitting in is no longer as important as it used to be when you were trying to find someone to play with during recess.

But when you’re put into a group project, hanging out with new friends or going out to lunch with coworkers, sometimes you start to feel that need to fit in. Being the odd one out can make you feel inferior sometimes, and no one knows that feeling better than our favorite inmates and correctional officer from Orange is the New Black (OITNB).

Here are a few of the things you’ll experience when you’re trying to fit in:

Being approached for the first time by someone new:

Then realizing you need to make new friends some time:

Trying to go in with a compliment:

And totally coming off as creepy.

Forcing yourself to laugh at your new friend’s joke even though it isn’t even remotely funny:

When they ask for your username for social media accounts you don’t have:


Going to lunch together for bonding and trying food they swear is amazing (but isn’t):


Suggesting something a little more your taste for the next outing:


When they shoot your inner foodie down:

When a new person comes in and automatically clicks with everyone:

How dare you achieve something I’ve been working on for weeks in minutes?

Plotting to take out the new person:

Just kidding. Kind of.

Being jokingly sassy to make your friends laugh, and someone takes you a little too seriously:

Showing off your things in an attempt to impress them:

Love it.

That feeling when you feel like you’re finally in with the group:

You made it!


Finding yourself at another new place and having to start the process all over again:

Realizing people are going to love you no matter what you do because you’re perfect anyway:

Have you ever found yourself somewhere new and feeling the need to fit in? Tell us about your experience with the hashtag #CampusCropChat on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and remember to follow us on Snapchat @asicpp.

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