Post

I Act Older Than My Age

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,321 People

    I've been mistaken for 15 a lot

    and I'm only 12 they say its because I carry my self like I'm older and that I'm more mature then they expected.
    PeacandOtaku PeacandOtaku 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Going On 17

    I'm 16 about to be 17 and really about 20 mentally because I've had to grow up faster. I'm attracted to older guys because of this still get pushed away.
    had1224 had1224 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm still not entirely sure

    if it's simply this, or everyone around me is a complete juvenile. To me, it seems as if they have the minds of elementary school children.
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have always acted so much older

    than I am. I can remember even when I was around ten if I was on the phone discussing something with someone I hadn't met,then later meeting them and they'd say to my mom "She's only a kid? I felt like I was talking to a thirty year old businesswoman." o.O
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11 16-17, F 1 Response May 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    when i was a freshman,

    people in my electives (which all allowed for 9th -12th) all assumed i was a Sr. same thing last year in my art class. 2 of my best friends were Sr.s and both thought i was a Sr. i am currently a Jr, and still am meeting people who assume i am a Sr. i also tend to make friends...
    SacredLoaf SacredLoaf 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've had people tell me I act like I'm 18/19,

    or that I have the intelligence level of an 18/19 year old.
    SydneyGrace7 SydneyGrace7 13-15, F Jul 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Why do younger women looking

    for older men? Because they can! YoungerWomenLookingForOlderMen.org is a Ageless Dating Agency providing a simple and safe way for those Younger women want to meet a real mature partner. We have thousands of mature singles all over the world. You will be surprised at the sheer...
    SeekYounger SeekYounger 26-30, F Mar 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have only two friends

    that are either younger or the same age as me the rest are older like two years older.
    Paramoregirl123 Paramoregirl123 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't act it necessarily,

    it's just the way I've been brought up. Looking at different perceptions of life, have different understandings. I think it just depends on how you've been brought up.
    venetiaroses venetiaroses 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been told by a lot of older people

    that i act older than my age. I'd like to think it's because of some of the things i've gone through in my life. I also learn from my mistakes and other peoples mistakes . Sometimes it's better that way because it means you dont have to go through it and now you know something...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've been told so many times by

    so many people "there's no way you're 16! you seem mentally and physically older than that!". in fact, there are still people that refuse to believe it. well I'm here to put those statements to rest. I am 16. I will be 16 until December 18th, when I turn 17. I'm not some freak...
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    yeah sometimes i act

    and talk like a wise old man. I talk to myself too cause i need an expert advice XD
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Broke Up

    My boyfriend broke up with me.
    ginafun ginafun 13-15, F Oct 31, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Like A Phoenix I'm Immortal

    I have absolutely zero tolerance for people my age. It's not that they're not nice; they are. I just have no patience with them. I think about things that they would never dram of. I pass them in the halls, and hear them talking about things like who said what to whom at the...
    MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion MegaMonsterCheetahExplosion 13-15, F 1 Response May 23, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    At least, I think I do.

    I've had many people tell me I'm mature for my age.
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Well, I don't do it on purpose.

    But people are saying I act, think and talk older than my age.
    DreamerX01 DreamerX01 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Why Do I Hate My Age Group?

    I am 19 years old and I can't seem to get along with my age group, it has been like this my whole life. I have struggled with it but always understood older people better and even then I had a hard time with some of their logic. I started to observe people and why they react to...
    KandiGirl KandiGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 8, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Drink 'till She's Cute

    A man stopped at his favorite watering hole after a hard days work to relax. He noticed a man next to him ordered a shot and a beer. The man drank the shot, chased it with the beer and then looked into his shirt pocket. This continued several times before the man's curiosity got...
    vikasbhamre vikasbhamre 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 21, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Generally the youngest person in the room,

    but the one that people always look to for direction
    02jr 02jr 31-35, M Aug 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've had to grow up fast.

    I basically went from 12-20. My dad is an alcoholic and took all of his anger out from my mother on me. I ended up becoming suicidal. Sometimes I would lay in bed at night and think about who would miss me. Or the least painful way to go about it. I was in and out of placement...
    sarajacquelyn sarajacquelyn 16-17, F Jan 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm 16, but I act much older

    than most people my age. People my age think it's cool to start fights for the dumbest reasons or literally no reason or just for fun, steal from others, vandalize, do drugs like smoking cigarettes or marijuana, or drink, or skip school, etc. Then the morons who are horny over...
    SgtRecker06 SgtRecker06 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'll be honest, out of all my friends,

    I think the most mature one. I'm serious most of the time and a little aloof. However i still joke around on rare occasions. I never get into trouble and I never get into drama with others. In fact I always find myself being in the middle of this. When I have something I need to...
    XXXPOT XXXPOT 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Everyone tells me I am too mature

    and act way beyond my age. I don't see it but they do, I can't stand childish people so I guess this is where I come of to mature. I don't really tolerate bs and I find most people in my age group can be full of it. So I choose to keep to myself.
    lovingmeyousee lovingmeyousee 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    i get this a lot. when i talk

    for some reason because im in a black community they think because i use big words i act to grown when really im just getting a good education because i want to be something in life. it happens to often like when i dont want to go out because im doing homework or i happen to...
    ihaveaname99 ihaveaname99 13-15, F Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm more mature than most people I know.

    Which is a good thing at times but can be kinda frustrating when I'm trying to have fun.
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm pretty sure people find me strange

    because of the way I talk. I like to use "big" words and others can't seem to either comprehend what I'm saying or lack the basic vocabulary to hold an intelligent conversation. I suppose it's a piece of me that you can define as quirky but it really puts up walls when it comes...
    CarlWithAy CarlWithAy 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Most people think I'm 18-20 years old

    because I apparently don't act like I'm 17 at all.
    killyourhero killyourhero 16-17, F Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have to act older for my age cause my sisters

    and my brother, as well as my cousins don't have a person to look up to because we don't have parents that would.
    Aoinosora Aoinosora 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I don't intentionally do it

    but it appears that when I talk to people I get along better with older people more so than ones my age. I swear in the past week I've had about 4 people nearly die when I tell them my age and have had them tell me they thought I was at least 20 o.0 haha I find it very...
    Ultimatedorktroid Ultimatedorktroid 16-17, F Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I act older than my age.

    Life has brought me through many obstacles and taught me many things about myself and life. Each obstacle ive faced in my life makes me wiser, and everyday life throws me a new obstacle to get around. At a young age I learned things that some people wont learn in a lifetime...
    SilverReece SilverReece 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Mature For My Age.

    I've often been told I am mature for my age because of what I do and what I know. I am not like a typical teenage girl. I don't wear layers of make-up, I wear none. I don't follow fashion trends, I wear what is comfortable. I don't go "out" with friends every day, I prefer to...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    had1224 had1224 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I feel much older than I actually am.

    Hard to find Friends that way. :/
    SmileZ646 SmileZ646 13-15, M Jun 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Maturation :)

    Im 16 and people say I act quite mature for my age. I guess its understanding on my part because i can see different points to every picture. Yeah the immature teen part kicks in when I feel all 'hot hot' and feel like doing it already, but then thinking about the future, what I...
    amazongurll amazongurll 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So, I took this quiz tonight.

    And I was almost offended by the results. Real age: 23. Mental age: 44. 44?! 44 YEARS OLD?! Seriously? http://www.mbti123.com/mental/en/
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I would say this has applied to me

    since I was around 11, I grew up allot faster than I expected to and I never really forced it either. I will admit as kid I wanted to grow up but I lost that notion at 15 or so. I had my first relationship at 11 and I think that caused me to grow up in different ways. Then when...
    MisssValentine MisssValentine 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    College Letters

    A girl goes into the doctor's office for a checkup. As she takes off her blouse, he notices a red "H" on her chest. "How did you get that mark on your chest?" asks the doctor. "Oh, my boyfriend went to Harvard and he's so proud of it that he never takes off his Harvard sweatshirt...
    vikasbhamre vikasbhamre 18-21, M Sep 21, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I always have been and it's probably

    because life hasn't treated me well. I matured pretty quickly and I'm knowledgeable about a lot of things in life. People say I sound like an old lady but they usually come to me for advice and so many people say I'm sensible and wiser beyond my years. Sometimes people take the...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've always been told I 30.

    Idk if to take this in a good or bad way.
    Pukka4400 Pukka4400 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've always noticed that I tend to blend in

    more with older people. Not like 30 years older, but like a good few years older. Partially because I'm just in general an intelligent and mature person, but also, I have plenty of older friends that I'm friends with simply because we have the same taste in music.
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F Jul 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been forced to grow up too fast

    because my sister had a baby at 16. I've had to be there for her children and basically help raise them for the past 5 years. Everyone says that I seem wise for my age but that's because I am. I am almost a second mother to her kids, she has two. 4&5 years old. My parents went...
    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Feeling ****** again.

    Tonight is "Techno Tuesday" and I'm in my apartment trying to tell myself that I'm a normal college student and that there's others out there like me. My roommate and her friend just left and asked me to come but I said no, I always do. I just feel like such a square, but I don...
    sabrina62995 sabrina62995 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    My dads 65th birthday is today. My oldest brother is actually 42...they are the reason why I feel older than I am
    kaps105 kaps105 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had this relationship with a married man he is 47 and darn sexy! 13 years older than me, i wish i married an older sexy man!
    mymami mymami 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    35 is my limit. This cop I was with is 30. He's 10 years older than me and I loved it! Older men are very attractive.
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In my junior year of college I studied abroad and met this guy. We hit it off instantly but it never went farther than a night of dancing and drinking. When I went back home I...
    natmariesa natmariesa 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People say I look older than I really am so how old do you think I look ^.^
    goldenWish goldenWish 18-21, M Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have an older sister who's 23 and I am 16, everyone always asks if we're twins because I guess we look so much alike.. but when we tell them we're not that we're actually seven...
    Jewie Jewie 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What is Age?..a date of birth..nothing else. Age is a state of find and your attitude to life in geberal...cease the day and act as if day is your last.....you are a long time dead...
    thegaychef thegaychef 51-55, M 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In December 2013, I met this amazing and artistic person. I have never felt so strong feeling for anyone... But now I can say that I'm in love with this guy. The only problem is...
    asthas33 asthas33 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I never thought I could fall in love this fast or this hard... He acts like he likes me. But is sex all he wants?
    nata1013 nata1013 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Looking for Lovers who can elder than me 10-20 years <><><><><<><
    Jimmy365 Jimmy365 26-30, M Aug 1

    Your Response

    Cancel