a square peg in a round hole

a square peg in a round hole

A person who does not fit in or is not comfortable with others or in a particular situtation; someone who is unsuited to a certain task, position, situation, or group of people. It only took three months to realize I was a square peg in a round hole at the firm. I guess I just don't buy into the whole corporate hierarchy of modern business. John was a bit of a square peg in a round hole throughout high school, but when he went to college he found all sorts of people he could relate to.
See also: hole, peg, round, square