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I Act Older Than My Age

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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.
    SydGrazo SydGrazo 13-15, F Jul 28

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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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    I'm really mature for being only 15 .

    I have common sense , respect , sympathy for others .
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    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 70+, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Am I he only one who despises how ever adult,

    even younger ones still fresh from the teen, look down on me due to my youth. They think that I'm stupid, immature, unable to tell right from wrong. I have an IQ of 153, something I don't like to bring up, because it makes me sound condescending, or whiny. It is, however...
    Quertal Quertal 13-15, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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

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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.
    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    Totally. And I hate it

    when people judge you by your age and "you can't understand this or that bcause you are that young"
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    People say I look 19 ,

    I act 18 , but I'm really 14 ..
    Iminlove1 Iminlove1 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    Broke Up

    My boyfriend broke up with me.
    ginafun ginafun 13-15, F Oct 31, 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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    I'm a ambivert and always have been!

    I think some ambiverts and most introverts are more prone to this (extroverts are to loud for me and are more immature from my point of view.
    SadLover1456 SadLover1456 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Everyone says I have an old soul,

    and I'm very in touch with my spirit so I happen to know it's quite old so I think that's why.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    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 Aug 14

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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 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Hi guys I'm new in this group ,

    but I've been struggling most of my life because of my maturity . And what do I exactly mean?? Well I'm 15 years old mostly mistaken for 19-20 years old ,probably because of the fact that I look and act and feel more mature . I've seen lot , I've been through a lot and all these...
    singingthestoryofmylife singingthestoryofmylife 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I feel much older than I actually am.

    Hard to find Friends that way. :/
    SmileZ646 SmileZ646 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 17

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

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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 16-17, F Jan 28

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    I've always been more mature

    than others my age I was done with barbies at 6 and I was into being a great person a 7 and now I'm into sharing gods word and almost everybody I know my age only care about texting and friends oh how about clothes and shoes I don't care that much about that stuff I'm more...
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Pretty fair to say, that is.

    ... From quite an early age I grew out of playing with dolls and childhood stuff, preferring to read and watch movies..... Then, from the age of 15 I experimented with makeup, clothes and hair dye..... I always wanted to look about 18; to get into clubs etc.... So it's...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    People think I'm 21 and I'm only 15

    and I act like I'm 18 people
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 6 days ago

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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 Apr 10

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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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    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'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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    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'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 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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    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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    It's kinda annoying, sometimes

    when I'm with my friends of my age I don't laugh or smile because I don't find funny what they say, I would want to know people a little bit more older than me to make a... Click? Maybe that's the word, maybe not... Does anyone here like me ( 16-17) feel the same?
    elisasama elisasama 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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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    They call me an old soul

    because of my maturity level being severally higher than a lot of people my age,which also means i hate immaturity :/ i mean sometimes its ok but if its mean or bothers others then i don't tolerate it
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 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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    Generally the youngest person in the room,

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

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    I've been told by several people of different

    professions and random acquaintances that I thinking way beyond my years. That's awesome!
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    When I been self reflecting on myself.

    I realise I been told I am born in the wrong era. I don't do parties, Social Networking sites on internet, go to clubs or like a lot of things in the modern society. I tend to hold very strong views about things. I have been told that I seem to be much older. I am very strict...
    Vinnie01 Vinnie01 31-35, M 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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