I Am Always Misunderstood

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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
    7 Responses Apr 17, 2009

    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

    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
    7 Responses Nov 27, 2009


    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
    Aug 17, 2013

    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.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015

    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

    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


    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

    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

    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
    Dec 19, 2012

    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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

    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
    56-60, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2011

    And about our problems,

    mom? Did you ever think we would feel ashamed if you told about our mental state? "Kcuf" you >:(
    deleted deleted
    Oct 7, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2010

    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

    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
    6 Responses Apr 14, 2009

    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
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2007


    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2012

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 24, 2012

    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
    kathyorihara kathyorihara
    16-17, F
    Dec 4, 2011

    I seem to have a tone of voice

    that confuses people. It makes them think I'm angry when I'm actually not. For example, they might ask, "Did you put in that stores order?", to which I reply, "No, not yet". Their response indicates they think I'm angry. "Oh OK. I was only asking!" My reply to them was fairly...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 22, 2015

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