I Am Afraid to Show My True Self

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    Would I Even Be Accepted?

    I never seem to show my entire true self to people. It may be little bits and pieces of me that are shown, or none at all. There is no single person I can share everything with. I guess I haven't even tried. I have certain friends for certain parts of me. From the friends I have...
    Twon Twon
    1 Response Aug 13, 2011

    I am soft, delicate and refined.

    .. no, I'm actually more coarse than that. I am scared of making people mad, upset, annoyed :( maybe I'm afraid to face reality..
    FallingWind FallingWind
    22-25, F
    Dec 31, 2014

    Attempting To Do It

    I have always been this way and want to change that. I am tired of putting on a show in front of other people hiding my inner self.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 21, 2013

    People Don't Care...

    That's why I don't show my true self.They don't want to know about your dark side, your troubles, what's been bothering you, what's hurting you...Am I the only person who actually doesn't care about what lies in people's closet?Whether it be depression, abuse, or whatever.I...
    RemnantAngel RemnantAngel
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2012

    Today, for the first time in many years i felt

    beautiful. I cant be my true self yet but im making progress. Today i looked in the mirror and called myself beautiful. Im so happy
    Stressed14 Stressed14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    Was Afraid

    Was afraid, No more, I'll show myself, My true self, Not what others, Want to see, Been there, Done that, Bugger it, I'll be, Who I like!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Mar 13, 2012

    Nothing But A Lie

    Im not gona lie. Here is the only place i can be me. I am hoping to make friends that i dont have to lie to.
    Nodoomi Nodoomi
    18-21, M
    Jun 16, 2012

    I only show people my shell,

    the real me is never going to be seen because of my trust issues...
    2b5h 2b5h
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 19, 2015

    Wont Accept Me

    im afraid to let people no the real me because im scared that theyre going to be judgemental of me. Im afraid that people arnt going to accept me and that if someone sees the real me then they are not going to like me and leave.
    lolajonson lolajonson
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2011

    Never In Public

    I would love to show my true self, but in today's society I know I never can. You see today's society frowns upon what I am. Until society can accept me for who I am, I will NEVER show my true self.
    happilymarriedguy happilymarriedguy
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 8, 2012

    People Judge

    I'm afraid to show who I really am because people judge.  I'm afraid they will laugh and make fun of me. They'll judge me because I'm shy and quiet. I'm afraid of what they will think of me. I'm afraid that everyone will think I'm weird. I'm scared that they will think I'm...
    WhiteSparrow WhiteSparrow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2010


      Whenever I do show the real me everyone around me says I'm doing too much. Really... Can you believe that? You'd think they would be happy just seeing me show some emotion. Why can't they just accept me for who I am? They're only happy when I'm doing what they want me to do...
    AmoreCalls4Help AmoreCalls4Help
    1 Response Jul 22, 2011

    But lately, I'm not exactly sure

    who my true self is. I've been through a lot of changes in the last few years and for better or worse, I'm different. Even a close buddy of mine says he can see less and less of the craziness that engulfed my life showing it's way through. I guess that's good, but I was fully...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 13, 2014

    I'm Sure People Will View Me Differently...

    Since probably towards the beginning of high school I started to hide my true colors. I started acting more of how the people I was around acted. I started to hide the real me under a mask of what I thought people would like better than the real me. And over time, that mask not...
    Ray1992 Ray1992
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2011

    It's Not Pretty...

    My true self isn't pretty at all. I am a recluse that seeks to undermine the rules and the way things are. I try to touch humanity with many failed attempts. I guess I'm too self-involved to ever have a unbreakable connection with anyone. And I notice that people only like me...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2011

    Deciding To Trust...Or Not.

    my new gf found my tablet logged into my ep account. she just started browsing round an now she got alot of questions bout my past an who i am. it really difficult stuff trying to explain all kinds of abuses to someone that never experienced it before. the last time i trusted...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 21, 2013

    To Scared To Be Me

    I am afraid to show my true self and even if I did i'm afraid my friends won't except me anymore for 'lying' to the about my personality. In truth I am very strange, shy, and keep to myself but at school I pretend to be happy when I am not. I never cry in front of anybody or show...
    ilayne17 ilayne17
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

    Who Am I?

    I live behind a mask of illusions. A sweet smile of deception. I am an enigma. No one knows me. They have never met me. If they see me they will be in disbelief. So, I lie. To everyone around me. I pretend to be something that is happy and content. If they see my pain they will...
    misery22 misery22
    36-40, F
    May 23, 2012
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    Aug 26, 2015

    I Am Afraid People Will Laugh

    It's really hard to tell people how I really feel because I have been hiding inside of myself for a year or two now, and I have tried to tell my dad but he laughs. My Own DAD!!! How horrible is that, if he won't suppot who will, who wouldn't laugh?
    Littledove Littledove
    18-21, F
    May 29, 2009

    My Myspace Friends

    I'll admit it I have a myspace. I use it alot. Problem is I use it for my friends and family in real life. There are things that I can not share with them. For example my wife being bisexual and the encounters she has had with one of our friends. I know my neighbor...
    Karalas Karalas
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2007

    I'm Afraid

    I am afraid to show my true self, I think I'm bisexual but I am not sure at all. I want to tell my family but they are Jehovah witnesses. I hate religion and there view on liking the same gender. If I told my family this I would get smacked in the face with the bible basically. I...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 9, 2012

    I feel like no one knows the real me.

    Like I won't let anyone know the real me. I'm afraid they won't understand me or want to be my friend anymore. It's pathetic but I've lost so many ppl I cannot loose anyone else.
    SexyAngelBitches SexyAngelBitches
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    I Don't Have Good Reasons to Keep Things From People, But I Do It Anyway

    For some reason, I have a hard time really telling the truth. I don't tell lies, and what I say is technically true, but it always seems like there is something missing in my relationships with people. Like they don't really know me deep down. It seems like there is someone...
    blackberryface blackberryface
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2007

    I'm Afraid To Be Destroyed

    I am afraid to show my true self because i'm afraid i will be destroyed (especially by my father), that's why i hide all signs of my self-expression, when he is arround (thank God it's only once or twice a year, during Easter and Christmas). However it takes a while after that to...
    popsurrealism popsurrealism
    Dec 27, 2012

    But Not On Ep

    Here at EP, I am my total real self- all the emotion, the insecurities, the depression, the hope, the desires, etc. I have no secrets on EP. What you read (in my stories) is what you get.But in the real world, hardly anyone knows the real me. I don't let a lot of people get close...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2011

    I act like I'm full of confidence by saying I'm

    so perfect but I'm really a two year old lost in the grocery store, again. "Fake it till you make it." Thats my motto. If I lie to myself by saying I'm all these perfect, stellar things I'll start believeing them. Right?
    Arkiex Arkiex
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015
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