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I Am Always Misunderstood

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    I'm Always Misunderstood Even By My Mother

    I dunno why I'm always like that I need to explain what i meant over and over to everyone i know to get what i feel my mom too always telling me that i'm treating my friends better than her while she never know what I feel because she never understand me ... I'm always taking...
    Annan1 Annan1 22-25, F May 31, 2012

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    Technique to Try: Softened Startups

    I'm super literal, and as such, I don't say a lot of nonsense that I tend to consider unnecessary, I just speak. Unless of course I need to give someone some sort of a criticism, then I do try to soften things, so I don't hurt anyone's feelings; or I try to bring up another...
    penname penname 41-45, F 1 Response May 14, 2009

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    Misunderstood...

    i am misunderstood a lot.. maybe because im too silent and  too shy to mingle with other people.. some people think that im a snob even though im not..
    songrii songrii 21-25, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    The Real Me.

    I have been misunderstood here so many times.  I am a very passionate person.  I use expressive language when I am excited or angry.  Not everyone can appreciate this about me, I understand that.  I speak exactly what is on my mind, which...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Many Believe I'm Happy

    Because of my mask, everyone I know believes I'm happy. That's what my fake side thinks what I should be but my real side comes when I'm alone.
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F Dec 28, 2010

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    I'm A Kid?

    I'm a kid... So, you're an adult. Saying I'm a kid and i don't know much about this world. Damn, I probably know more than you'll know...ever. Why, why are people like this? People, adults, everyone whats your problem. I just want to share my opinion. Though, whatever I've...
    ttylor ttylor 16-17 1 Response Dec 24, 2012

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    I say one thing knowing exactly what I mean by

    it but then after the other person responds and says ?, how, what. I get sad because I feel like I upset someone. Like right now I can even explain it in a way that could make sense to anyone unless they know me extremely well.
    Sesshomaru031 Sesshomaru031 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I Am Always Misunderstood

    Sad to say I am always misunderstood in my family and friends (I think I can only count those who know or those who understand me).In any conversation that I have I usually deal with it in a manner that I think it is the proper way which means I will say what is in my mind...
    htebil htebil 36-40 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    I Am Not Fit to Interact With Society

    My entire life my mom has told me that it isn't "what you say, it's how you say it." I have spent my whole life insecure and paranoid that people are talking about me or don't like me. Most of the time I am right. People always have an opinion of me and very seldom am I...
    acisse acisse 36-40 6 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    I Have Always Been Misunderstood

    People always have looked at me and treated me as if I am stupid.  This never happens on the internet- which is sort of a curse- because if it did happen on the internet maybe other people on the internet would begin to understand what is going on with me.  I think it...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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    Even By My Mom

    I don't know what's so hard about talking. It's like, I'm upset, and for the first time in AGES I decide to talk to my mom. I just wanted to talk. But what does she do? Offers to take me to Wal-Mart. Not to go shopping. Just because she thought I might want to get out of...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F Mar 16, 2008

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    ...

    This should be considered as nothing more than a rant - Non-sensicle ravings of a burdened mind who wants to share but has no real opportunity, much less need...... I'm the odd kind. The kind who talks to oneself and mouths the words to their favorite songs and movies. The kind...
    jess12011 jess12011 18-21 Aug 17, 2013

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    Sick Of It

    It's really starting to **** me off that the people I'm around on a daily bases misunderstand my words, actions, and intentions and think I'm something I'm not. I'm to the point where I no longer want to open up to anybody I know, because they almost always let me down. I'd...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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    Emotions

    My family never understands anything I do. Just because I am quiet doesn't mean I'm upset so you don't have to ask every three seconds if okay. just because I'm not with you doesn't mean I don't love you and just because I'm not hungry doesn't mean thy I am starving myself. just...
    Moonchild96 Moonchild96 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    No One Knows

    No matter how i say something it is always taken the wrong way. I do not understand why people seem to have this idea that im a *****. Why doesn't anybody try to get to know me? They just assume im a *****. No one knows that i go home to a house of struggle.No one knows that my...
    ohthatscray ohthatscray 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    I Am Just Very Misunderstood And I Can't Stand It!

    I feel like no one understands what I am trying to say or anything I want to do most of the time. When I say I feel like no one understands me, I literally feel like they don't understand me. For example: I would be having a conversation about a certain topic...like nature or the...
    FreeSpiritAngel01 FreeSpiritAngel01 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    Misunderstood By Many People But Not Friends

    i have bein miss understood by many people but i learned that it's not theyre fault it's my fault by not being open to them
    fax4ever fax4ever 13-15, F Dec 4, 2011

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    Nobody Gets Me, So I'm Alone In The Night Where There's Nobody But Me Myself & I

    hello all, another "creepy" guy here [what many women really mean when they say "nice"], submitted for your approval.  i am harmless but this world sorely tests my patience.  i would live anywhere else in the western world but for lack of fundage, i have long thought...
    auntblabby auntblabby 46-50 3 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    The Curse

    Having read a lot about what you guys have said already, I must admit, Im almost in the same boat as a lot of you here. I really cant seem to figure it out if its people seeking some hidden meaning in what Im saying, my body language or just the fact that Im not from this country...
    Winewind Winewind 22-25 Dec 19, 2012

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    Why Bother?

    Why bother trying to explain yourself when you will not be given the opportunity to?Why seek to be understood when you will be misunderstood before you are done? Some times i just wish i would be given the patience to explain myself....Since the world has lost its patience, i...
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2013

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    Many Wont Understand, Unfortuantely

    I'm only 15, and in highschool. I know teenagers say they are "misunderstood", but I'm actually misunderstood, mostly my my friends and classmates. I feel like a weirdo, an alien from some other freaking planet, when I talk to others. I say something and they are so quick to...
    Whatevernevermind1797 Whatevernevermind1797 16-17, F Nov 7, 2012

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    Misunderstood One

    people do not see the real me.   I do not know what they want out of me. I am a great person with a big heart.  sometimes I act weird. sometimes I do not talk. I want to be loved and to know someone cares for me. the real me. Brian
    bripash bripash 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    The Joys of Being Misunderstood

    "We think direct written and verbal communication is clear and accurate and efficient. It is none of those... Yes, there's a huge amount of information communicated via your affect, your style and your confidence, but no, I don't think humans are so good at getting all the...
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M Oct 27, 2011

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    Being Misunderstood Is A Way Of Life For Me

    I have finally begun to understand, at this late stage in life, where the source of this persecution is rooted. I believe each of us that share this fate have been given the gift of insightfulness, vision, creativity, interpretation, and foresight. We mean well and seek to...
    SelahTC SelahTC 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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    I am one of those unlucky people who is more often terribly misunderstood. I know I am not an angel, but it is just not me who is meaning to create mess every time. " What did I do...
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    Yeah, I'm misunderstood literally and I so ******* hate it. During a conversation, I have the habit of shortening my sentence, assuming the person I'm talking about would get the...
    misscheyenne misscheyenne 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I love my family, I want to say that first, with all my heart. But do you ever feel misunderstood. Time and time again I feel I am. I understand the fact that as a teenager this is...
    RMgunning RMgunning 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Never wanted to really pull a lot of people in my life to sort out my problems when they have their own so I usually don't spill out too much of something.. I got misunderstood for...
    HighHopes811 HighHopes811 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Don't we all!!? I don't really pander to people or compete for attention so I get misunderstood all the time. People think I don't like them or am cold etc but I just don't like to...
    ordminnet ordminnet 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    Today we're going to clear up some misunderstandings. I've observed that people get confused, and as always I'm ready to help. For your convenience I have compiled this list of don...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M Jan 18

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    And that's why I'm always paranoid. I always want to be in control and I can't stand the things I can't control in life. Screw the world. It's every man for himself :)
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    at least I always try to be. everything I do I try not only to get it done, but also to do so in a way that doesn't impede anybody else. I look around to make sure I'm not in...
    realbeerad realbeerad 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    Hi there! Right now, I'm currently 18 turning 19 in July. I'm also attending my first year of college of right now. I have a perfect family (two parents is what you'd call a...
    musicbox809 musicbox809 18-21 Jan 17

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    I am still try to reach that goal. My parents were divorced when I was 8 years old. My mother took me of course and my brother ended up with my brother. I had already discovered I...
    marcycd12 marcycd12 41-45 9 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Honestly, I have no idea how to begin my story or why I'm writing this. Let's just say that it's about time that I vent all my loneliness onto something, even on an empty space on...
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    its true. we will all always be okay. thats how we got to the top of the food chain. we adapt. to adapt we must not accept what appears to be a fatal situation as a fatal situation...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    so this special person has been on my mind for along time now. she was a friend of my family and she lived next door to us. I don't really like talking about it, but she was 14...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F Jan 2

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    My Beliefs: Once Saved Always Saved (UPDATED) I am what some people would say to be a, Once Saved Always Saved Christian. Usually when you hear that term its written by someone...
    Stigmata1 Stigmata1 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 4

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    I will always be here for you and will always care for you. You are just another amazing woman. You still make me smile even though your not on. I am glad that you have found...
    Uoaman Uoaman 36-40, M Jan 5

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    You're always going to be a part of me. If I ever start to break, you'll fix me. I thought I needed you completely out of my life. All I really needed? I needed you. I know that no...
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    from a very young age I've always felt so sad and alone. every thing I do always caused someone else trouble. no matter how hard I would try to make people happy It only seemed to...
    lilcaddy127 lilcaddy127 16-17, F Jan 18

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    I'm sure many people feel this way, too many. However, I don't base this on an idea of self pity, or attention seeking. I never speak these feelings to other people, I never talk...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    This happens all the time. If I don't want to or want to do something, why do people always have to question it? If I want to go watch a movie with the little friends I have, why...
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F Jan 9

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    There's a family friend named Derek*. He's 30 and I've known him for 10+ years. However, I haven't seen him in almost a year. He moved to Georgia after a job transfer but he comes...
    Hfms99 Hfms99 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I always think people are around because they want me for something and not because they genuinely like me as a person because I think I'm so quiet, boring, ugly and retarded. I'm...
    Feliciajake Feliciajake 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I always feel that i am more mature than people of my age, im 13 years old, i sometimes have to clean the dishes and make diner or lunch, i always worry about my studies and they...
    TheRealFenix TheRealFenix 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I always try to remember to give everyday my best effort. Especially with school work and tasks, my mom always told me to do the best I can--remembering that "best" is plastic: the...
    littlylulu littlylulu 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Whatever you did to me was very painful.I loved you more than anything else in the world... i spent chatting with you till late night...did not study even for exam.All this things...
    misstensed misstensed 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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