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I Act More Confident Than I Am

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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

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    Acting

    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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    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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    I'm the most confident

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

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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

    Seriously characters from high quality media (videogames, books, music, movies etc...) act and think more humanly than many people of today.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    especially when friend(s) that I care about talk to me in a condescending or sarcastic way. I almost always will interpret anything you say and take it literally. If I say Ok or...
    Chrissy1961 Chrissy1961 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    I'm not hot or gorgeous. I don't have a perfect figure or a fly stomach. I'm far from being considered a model, but, I'm me. I eat food, I have curves, I have more fat than I...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    Confidence can get you through a lot in life. I think that's why I'm having so much trouble as I change and get older. I am not confident. When it comes to being professional I can...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    It helped me to become good at something, I played in my first adult soccer team at 15 and I was completely overawed, but by the time I was 21 I was a very good player and was made...
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Why is it so hard? When I'm alone or around someone I know too well, I'm okay with myself and don't mind anything. But the moment I'm surrounded by others or have to interact with...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    An honest enemy is always better the a friend who lies. pay less attention to what people say and more attention to what they do .. thr actions will show u the truth !
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35, F 15 Responses Oct 12

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    This morning I had a heated argument with my parents. Now being in my 20's I no longer use filters when expressing how I feel. I addressed their bias treatment towards my sibling...
    SomeoneOneDay SomeoneOneDay 18-21 2 Responses Oct 2

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    To all the guys out there,it's really simple to catch a girls heart.All you need is a sense of humour,a true gentleman,honesty,respect the ladies,show that you cares and you trust...
    Fionalolita Fionalolita 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 3

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    Seldom do I do this but I enjoy acting like a hyperactive 10 year old. I don't purposely do it... It just happens.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 5

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    I don't care what the "motive" is for killing someone. Just stop doing it. I don't care why one is violent with another. Stop doing it. I don't care why one steals from another...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I act like I don't hear very well. It's amazing and appalling what people say when they think no one is listening.
    sanguinius74 sanguinius74 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    To be honest, i hate being around people my own age. They are such immature *** holes most of the time, i guess thats why i dont have many friends. My parents tell me im making it...
    kezzie10 kezzie10 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    By a lot... I think that having to act like something I not is making me doubt my wolf side.. I hate this feeling.. I want to be who I really am!! I want to be a wolf!!!
    naco26withcheese naco26withcheese 13-15, M a week ago

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    So lately me and this girl named Faith have started to lean more towards being in a relationship. Like a month ago she revealed to me how much she liked me, and ever since it's...
    Rexamillion Rexamillion 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Absolutely, although I do look for a pretty, cute and alluring woman of my age. However, I actually prefer a woman is friendly, warm and share the same interests as me. I do not...
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I have noticed that people who exaggerate their difficulties and blow things out of proportion-those we call drama queens- are the people who live boring lives. Their own lives are...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I just want to use this platform to vent out my inner thoughts.  I lived an excellent life with my wife and kids.  I was the only person in my family who was well settled...
    smarty75 smarty75 31-35, M Oct 7

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    I'm a dancer. It's all action! I pull myself up onto my pole, I spin, the music grasps me, it's hands spinning me like a baby on a spinner! I am captive of my Muse. The clients...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 21

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    Actions is what makes someone, not their words. I have always felt like this. I am one of those who practice what they preach; even though I don't preach lol I am always helping...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Showing gratitude and appreciation is one of the principles of making a man happy. If you are a man who is hardworking that puts his lady or kids first always providing and...
    Donnyboy1993 Donnyboy1993 18-21, M Sep 27

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    Exactly why I think a spanking is better than raising my voice or getting angry. So you better behave.
    strict4u strict4u 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    I know that you have more than one identity. the chameleon that u are. no one knows the truth from lies. sometimes i bet u dont even know whats truth or lies anymore. (or maybe...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    A day off work, another good day ruined when all I wanted to was to spend time with my wife, today I had it planned that we come back to our new home and organise everything to...
    Donnyboy1993 Donnyboy1993 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    The people in my life who were the quickest to jump to conclusions were also those so weakened by their own opinions they had no integrity left anyhow. 4th time in a year, thank...
    Yggdrasilian Yggdrasilian 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Really, a simple, pleasing talk with someone is a better relief than any medicine.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Oct 10

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    Just heard about the murder of Aniya Parker today. She has been the 8th TWoC murdered this year. She was a Trans Woman of Color who lived years past the life expectancy for that...
    Infinitebohemian Infinitebohemian 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Lead by example. Sign of good man or woman.
    lifelifeishard lifelifeishard 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I would love to create a black hole and throw my ex husband in it... Just saying...
    universalreveries universalreveries 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 25

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    I was so glad to add her in my whatsapp but she never spoke to me :( am i that bad
    sanaan777 sanaan777 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    You told me that you stopped doing all those things but I ended up gaining all the truth and evidence I needed in your phone without you knowing it
    mxnzyy mxnzyy 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    You can say I love you to someone for million times but if you don't prove it, then your words are nothing!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    Guys always tried so hard in the beginning to get the girl of their dream,but once they do,you tend to take things for granted. Why is this so.
    Fionalolita Fionalolita 22-25, F 12 Responses Oct 2

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    Too much hope and expectation leads to disappointments.
    Fionalolita Fionalolita 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    Don't say you want to kiss me. JUST KISS ME!
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 9 Responses Oct 2

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    If people say you can't do something, show them you can
    mattys1 mattys1 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Can't wait to go balloon shopping tomorrow I am stocking up and going to have a balloon room hopefully this week :D where I can go crazy popping all of my balloons sitting on them...
    Looner23 Looner23 22-25, M Oct 5

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