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I Act Older Than My Age

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    ginafun ginafun 13-15, F Oct 31, 2013

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    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 5 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Ageless

    Haha, I just wanted to express this and I didn't know which group to jion. "I Feel Older Than I Am," nah, I don't feel 14 but I don't feel old either. It's weird, I feel like I don't have an age. I don't want to be older. I don't technecially act older, since I don't really do...
    Angelwings7 Angelwings7 13-15, F Jan 31, 2012

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    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

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    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

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

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    Real Age: 17 Mental Age: 36 took this

    stuff http:/ /www. mbti123.com /mental /en/ My real friends are older than me always in their twenties or thirties and a guy whos really wise hes 46. Since kid i never fitted I just had a few friends and sctually i fitted by not fitting in. The ones that knows me knows that...
    xLittleRed xLittleRed 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response Apr 10

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    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

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    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

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    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 5 hrs ago

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 13-15, F Jan 28

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    I feel much older than I actually am.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Understanding

    I'm currently 28. Anyone remotely near my age I just can't get along with. They all act so damn immature and spoiled. Think of someone other then your own self anytime? Anyways, the ones I do talk to and get along with are in thier 60's haha. Old women are so damn wise you know...
    Dyrnwyn Dyrnwyn 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    SeekYounger SeekYounger 22-25, F Mar 6

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    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

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    Seeing as my profile decides to list my age as 13-15, I would just like to take a moment to clear the air. I am in fact 15 years old! Frequently I’m told I appear older than I am...
    alecsgirl18 alecsgirl18 13-15, F Jul 4

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    I am a social anxious, extremely shy guy... I met a girl on a mental illness forum (First girl I ever talked to)... She is 5 years older than me... we talked (through private...
    awkwardguy23 awkwardguy23 18-21, M Jul 12

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    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 5 days ago

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    Well, I started highschool, I am much more mature than the rest of the high school. I just keep to myself and focus on the future, I've had an unbelievable past for someone of 15...
    DreamLurker DreamLurker 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    People say I look older than I really am so how old do you think I look ^.^
    goldenWish goldenWish 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    This is somewhat hard to explain, I mean if I act a certain way - It would seem that's who I am, but I don't know, a lot of what I do doesn't feel like I'm being true to myself...
    AltruisticApathy AltruisticApathy 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    women/girls my age tended to irritate me to no end with the drama and all around immaturity.
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M Jul 14

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    I hear that a lot, I'm only 16, aka a minor. So if you way older men could leave me alone thanks 👌
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I'm 15. I get told I look anywhere from 18-21 years old. Only older teen guys notice me / hit on me💩 they just wanna **** anyways 😅
    loladdicted loladdicted 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I think they're just awesome to be around because they know more people than I do, and they know a lot more things than I do!
    melanieOG melanieOG 13-15, F a week ago

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