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I Act More Confident Than I Am

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    i act overly confident with everything i do. but in my head im thinking im going to fail i just know i will. i think i do this more to make myself believe i can do it more than i am for other people. i have low self confidence in myself. but i try to just brush it off.
    bigc420 bigc420 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    I Often Hear....

    ....that I am the bravest, strongest person that people know...how that can be true, when I am a quivering bowl full of jelly on the inside, I do not know... Yet, in true Gloria Gaynor fashion, I have survived all that life has thrown at me, and all that I have concocted out my...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    “You crave the deepest connections with

    others, but you don’t trust to let anyone in.”
    heymaia heymaia 16-17, F 1 Response May 16, 2014

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    I'm the most confident

    and insecure person at the same time, it's weird.
    143blondieee 143blondieee 18-21, F Feb 4, 2014

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    I Am Always Surprised By How Confident I Appear To Be!

    People always says things to me like "your so confident you could do anything" or "your the most confident I know".  I'm always surprised by such remarks, i just don't realise just how confident I appear to be.  I always come across as being really enthusiastic and...
    eelarc eelarc 26-30, F Mar 8, 2010

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    For me it Really depends on the subject,

    if I am interested in it or Have to know it for one reason or another, I get Deep into the subject matter and learn all I can and while I am learning "I fake it, 'til I make it" It is that way with a new job too, I go into the interview and/or the first day/week on the job and...
    NvBikeBoy NvBikeBoy 31-35, M Jan 7, 2014

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    Best Face Forward

    Call it pride nor predjudice I maintain the facade.  So weak, so flawed. Broken and bent, not quite spent. This whirlwind that changes the songs.   Not the snobbery of pretense, no that would be shallow To worship  the tangible things. Having...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 7, 2008

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    Sometimes I can pull it off sometimes I can't.

    I'm actually a decent actor in many situations though. i'll admit there were times in my past where my mentality was "act the role until you can own it or grow into it."
    greenrust greenrust 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 9, 2014

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    Great Lesson...

    A teacher of mine once said a rather insightful thing during a lecture. He said that confidence and self-esteem are two very different things. To be confident is to project a certain self-assurance to those around you. To have self-esteem is to actually believe in yourself and...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    Is it possible to have the most confidence in

    yourself but at the same time but not feel confident ... If that makes sense to anyone ?
    SpaceGhost24 SpaceGhost24 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    A Front!

    I act more confident than I am a lot! I guess I do it to protect myself. I feel that if people knew how I really felt and let then see my vunerability they would take advantage. Most people who know me think I'm so confident, in fact they would probably say I'm the most confident...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I've been reject by more girls than I can count. The ones I like "just want to be friends". It has made me very introverted and lonely.
    Benny412 Benny412 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    This is true. My dog is incredibly loyal. She is 9000 times more loyal than any human. I love my dog. She loves unconditionally back. The best.
    bluestarshine bluestarshine 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    The book. I dropped out of high school my first time around, so in my early 20's I returned, this time to an adult learning centre in Toronto. At that time I was writing a lot of...
    Debravity Debravity 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    Words are merely these sensory things gliding across our throats, released by the whip of our tongues to interrupt empty space between us. They don't 'mean' much to me. Say...
    yourtheocean yourtheocean 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Actions will always speak louder than words. People can say whatever they want, but if their actions don't show it then their words mean nothing really.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 30

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    I do believe this. You can apologize all you want. You can make promises and tell me you are gonna do something. But at the end of the day an action is what builds a relationship...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My parents always tell me that your actions are what matters, not your words. You may say, I love you. You may say, I'm sorry. You may say, I will. But will you? Will you show...
    ElyseRose ElyseRose 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Or sometimes the action of using words is the action in itself.
    Xalinder Xalinder 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    Yes I believe this is true and all the sweet talk means nothing to me. Actions well definitley tell you where u stand with a person.
    stupid28 stupid28 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Sometimes creating a little distance helps people recognize how much you actually mean to them.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 18

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    There are some who just say words to praise you but their actions are louder & opposite of what they tell you.
    hopefaithlove84 hopefaithlove84 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    If you are a person with sound character, you say what you mean and do what you say. It's too easy to assume others do the same and to fall for their empty words over and over. I...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    it seems like it. it seems like the more stories u write the more messages I get from perverts and ppl who are out of there minds
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F Jan 30

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    hi ...i still remember that wen i was around 6 years once i went with my nani to the clinic .i was having a sore throat. doc suggested me an injection. i started weeping more...
    inyeccion inyeccion 22-25, F Jan 31

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    Unlike the Tin Man, I wish I didn't have a heart. I wish I was a cold empty being with no emotions. Emotions would be a unknown spectrum to me. Never knowing warmth nor love not...
    VolcanicMermaid VolcanicMermaid 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Im so happy my mom goes to AA now. I missed the real her.
    m3gm0i m3gm0i 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Yesterday I saw my ex , He says he loves but we cant we together ... He says he doesn't want to hurt me....... Is that real love or just....
    yulime yulime 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Amen!!:D my ex (was a short relationship) told me he loved me, but he never took the time out and made a real effort to try to initiate a conversation. Sometimes even a little...
    mariya03 mariya03 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    They sure do... But words can cut like a knife and wound forever...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 25 Responses Feb 8

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    Sometimes you hold back from talking to someone...not because if your pride or because you fear rejection, but because you know deep down that if they wanted to be in your life...
    Lucca909 Lucca909 36-40, F 17 Responses Feb 8

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    Sometimes we have to lose something precious in order to gain something priceless.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I also believe that silence speaks VOLUMES.
    Awesomomster Awesomomster 46-50, F 14 Responses a week ago

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    Me and my broken heart. I suppose it will always be this way. This is the path I've chosen. I'm going to have to live with it. I will forever be broken.
    MeLBear133 MeLBear133 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Words are worthless crap. I learned my lesson.
    Majin1712 Majin1712 22-25, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    Love is true when it comes from the heart not from the mouth.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    yes but when you are so pisst that pot isn't helping grab a beer or 2.....or 3
    rmell1n rmell1n 16-17, M Jan 28

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    I can't get why everybody here just say they wanna change all the time. We have a great and rare personality, that a lot will wish to have. Those who can't seem to realize hiw...
    Jclafp92 Jclafp92 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Attitude and charisma is really good looking!!!
    Livyordreams Livyordreams 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    i think people who don't observe things have a problem. It's frustrating how could u not notice people around you
    flamedvelvet flamedvelvet 18-21, F Feb 3

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    He returned to my mouth and kissed my lips again. He hugged me to him and ran his fingers through my hair... i sagged into him and said, "I am having trouble standing up." He...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    This expresses me very well.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 18-21, F Feb 6

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    i love to wear panties and dresses and im a man
    elrine elrine 13-15, T 1 Response Feb 7

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    Everyday I go through life, same **** different day. I recently made an extreme change in my life using the help of Wiccan magic. I was going through a very indecisive and...
    Samxpresley Samxpresley 16-17 Feb 7

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    A beautiful appearance will only last a while but a beautiful personality will last a lifetime! “As if you were on fire from within.The moon lives in the lining of your skin...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Feb 8

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    Don't be fooled by appearance... Why would you want something that looks good but ugly in the inside? Looks doesn't last long anyway! Personality does it lasts forever! Which is...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    if you can make me laugh, smile and giggle, your good....
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