For those of you who are wondering, the answer is yes, I feel just as socially inadequate, if not more, as a graduate student as I did when I was an undergraduate student.
The reason I say if not more is that as an undergraduate I don’t think I was fully aware of my social inadequacies. From ages 18 to 22, I thought of my muddled words / quietness / inability to connect as more of a phase.
“Once I graduate and become a cop, I’ll be super outgoing,” I told my girlfriend at the time.
“I doubt it,” she replied.