one who is not accepted by any of the clicks in society. Signs of a social drifter are constantly opening his/her cell phone acting like he/she is texting though they really aren't, moves from click to click listening in on the conversations even when he/she is unwanted. Tries to make a joke that no one understands.Every city has one though out of all the types of people in the world these are the easiest to spot.
Look at Tyrone he keeps trying to talk to me and everyone else, he is kind of like a social drifter and acts like he has friends.
A social drifter is generally someone who travels between different social groups from year to year, never growing attatched to one person or group of people. Every person has their own reason for being a social drifter; some do it because they like to avoid problems, others because they have attatchment issues.
Social drifters never seem to have the same friends for more than a year, nor do they stay within a stereotype for very long either. These people are often confused for a bottom feeder
or social climber
, but for the most part are nothing close to those. They simply drift in and out of people's lives so that for at least a while they can find friends, however temporary they might be.
Every year I see that kid with a different group of friends. He must be a social drifter, always changing his surroundings.