I Am An Observer

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    What's funny is that the many people

    that decidedly checked "I Am An Observer" and then posted a story here became participants, not observers.
    SomeGuyNamedBlue SomeGuyNamedBlue
    18-21, M
    Mar 1, 2015

    Too many people here pretending to be different

    instead of working to try to be it really.
    Arkimede Arkimede
    46-50, M
    Dec 1, 2015

    the fact that i can't speak makes me an

    observer. I like to listen and watch other people. yesterday, i saw a proposal and a breakup.I have a vision of life as a theater, some people are the actors, those who stand out and dear to be themselves. Then there is the people behind the scene, would like to call them the...
    Sarah248 Sarah248
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 28, 2014

    Especially Of An Audience

    Our audience on Friday night was among being small and private, unique, in that most of them (there were thirty in all, eight of whom were women) hadn't seen or heard us before. We are growing our following, and got this booking through Jean-Michel, our number one groupie. It was...
    LaHuitreTare LaHuitreTare
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2012

    Watcher. That's what my mom always called

    people like us. Those who could meet you for a 10 minute conversation, and tell you intimate details about your personality and life you thought no one could see or you didn't realize you had. Watchers have always made good psychics or mediums because of their natural ability...
    IamMimic IamMimic
    70+, M
    1 Response Jan 31, 2014

    i can tell a~lot by an individuals disposition,

    no communication needed and never get destrected by ones attire
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    Oct 6, 2015

    People Watching

    I love watching people and seeing how they act in order to know them better as people. Watching is just an interesting way to pass the time.
    subject2811 subject2811
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2012

    I think this goes with photography

    and writing -- you have to watch and understand the processes of the world if you are to capture them in your art.
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Oct 6, 2015

    It is always the simple

    that produces the marvelous.
    rcv2629 rcv2629
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    There is a lot you can learn

    when you observe things around you.
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    I never knew I will be an observer

    for the rest of my life. Before, I was just a normal person who never knew I was always being observed by the people around but see, novels are powerful. Books are. Since I've read novels it changed the way I think and see people around. I am very empathic. It just came to me.
    gabfreak gabfreak
    16-17, F
    Oct 5, 2015

    I Can See Through You

    Four years ago, my husband and I were at the petrol station in Singapore. While waiting in the car for my husband to finish pumping petrol into his vehicle, I noticed a bluetaxi parked at the side of the petrol station. Next to the taxi, I saw a Caucasian man speaking on his...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright
    14 Responses Apr 7, 2012

    I observe humans more

    than people think. I don't understand coffee drinkers (especially from Starbucks, etc). Coffee is mainstream and it's not even delicious. I don't understand why people started smoking and drink alcohol. I don't understand why society salutes drinking alcohol but spits on smoking...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    Mar 1, 2015
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    Nov 20, 2015

    Observe, fellow observers!

    Observe this observation I've made about observers. Something something observing.
    SomeGuyNamedBlue SomeGuyNamedBlue
    18-21, M
    Mar 20, 2016

    I always prefer observing

    or just listening to other people's behavior. I feel like I learn so much more that way. Some people are so centered in themselves that they're oblivious to the action of acknowledging others. In my cause, I'm love acknowledging others perhaps too much.
    Realitea Realitea
    22-25, F
    Apr 19, 2015

    Rat Race

    The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
    sweat0wet sweat0wet
    51-55, M
    Jun 13, 2012

    My Biggest Secret, Mia

      As many others here on EP did, I would like to share my story. It all started in the summer holidays when I was 15. I wasn't really happy about myself then, there were some problems at home, but besides that I've never really been happy about myself. About the way I look...
    BlackHeartWhiteWings BlackHeartWhiteWings
    1 Response Jun 18, 2012

    I'm Watching You..............

    When I meet people or go into a new place for the 1st time, I don't really talk much unless I am spoken to. It looks like I'm just shy, but really, I'm observing the whole place. I can listen to 2 or 3 different conversations at once. And I listen to everything. You might think I...
    moonrose81 moonrose81
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2012

    I don't know what to say,

    but I want to say something. I wish it was meaningful... But that's the closest thing to meaningful this specific writing will be about
    Rabbittarius Rabbittarius
    26-30, M
    Apr 21, 2016

    In social groups like at school I guess I'm

    popular, I mean I almost always have people to back me up with anything. But a lot of the time I just sit back and watch, or just play on my computer listening to their conversations, I'l add a comment here or there but mostly I'll observe. I mainly use Facebook to see what...
    Joeyop Joeyop
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2014

    I observe people. to see how they.

    ....work. To know how they act. sometimes its even funny watching them. I observe people because if I met them,sometimes I know much about them by observing that I have a less chance of maybe getting hurt. I see the flaws even when they try to act perfect. flaw #1: trying to act...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 14, 2015

    I love to observe, I learn

    so much from observing others
    Alexasuyli Alexasuyli
    16-17, F
    Nov 21, 2015

    some people on EP are

    so f#@king rude... and other just have their head in their a##....would it really kill yall or take that much from yall to say hi to someone that says hi to u... it's funny..
    tongue101 tongue101
    26-30, M
    Dec 2, 2015

    Observer or voyeur. That's

    yet to be determined.
    StrawBracelet StrawBracelet
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2015

    Many people claim to want to meet friends

    and to have deep conversations yet they simply just want to say what they want to say. How can they expect to achieve those things if they aren't even interested in what the other has to say or think? Communication is a two way street, isn't it?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    People on EP can be so f4cking depressing!

    I know you may come here when you're down, for support and encouragement, but try to post nice things too! No one wants to look through someone's profile if it's problem after problem after problem.. it's depressing! People want to help you up, not be dragged down trying...
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew
    5 Responses Oct 10, 2014

    There are favors so large

    that it becomes impossible to repay. After the initial gratitude, takes over the embarrassment and discomfort to road meeting their own benefactor. The most common way to get rid of his own inadequacy is to hate those who did the favor, denying in his own subconscious and...
    Arkimede Arkimede
    46-50, M
    Nov 21, 2015

    I'm that friend who sits

    and watches. One who observes. I don't exactly like confrontation, unless I really need to. That comes not so useful as a hair stylist, since as far as I know, MUST be loud and have a large conversation about God knows what. That is not me. I like to instead watch people on how...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    In this life there will be pain

    and sorrow. There is also joy and happiness in the big and little things. Love in it's many forms is the greatest thing we do. When I am in despair I always return to that thought and feel blessed.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 6, 2015

    I'm a little guy, I have to watch out

    and see what others do. It's a good way to be ready to defend myself.
    pardax pardax
    16-17, M
    Mar 8, 2016

    i can spot a lie easily When i spot a lie

    and told them that they were lying. They will say they were not, but they wouldn't admit that they are lying.
    V1rus V1rus
    16-17, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    everywhere you go, every move you make.

    . I'll be watching you..
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    I love to watch people

    and analyze them, maybe I like this so much because I have such a hard time understanding myself. Anyway, I think I generally can give a spot on review of a person after a first impression. I work in retail and I can generally tell if a new hire is going to make it or not...
    RobertE22 RobertE22
    1 Response Mar 7, 2015
    Yanebell Yanebell
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    Men who feel unloved

    because they are not getting their physical needs met? How many out there?
    Issima Issima
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Aug 28, 2015

    Observer. I used to think

    that this was my ultimate definition - on the sidelines watching the unraveling of society as it swirled and churned around me. Now I realize that a compulsion to observation is probably more of a symptom of a kind of introversion. Many great scientists are great observers, and...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2014

    Without it, how would we learn about others?

    I love to observe human interaction.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    I always look a people's shoes,

    you can tell volumes about a person by the shoes they wear!
    RobertE22 RobertE22
    1 Response Mar 7, 2015

    And I have observed that the men on EP are

    looking for online dating and weird **** like that while the ladies are more interested in chicken nuggets
    EatingCereal EatingCereal
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    You're not as good as you describe But

    continue on your diatribe You can't seem to prove your claim You swear upon your perfect aim If I had a penny for every poser interacted I'd have moved to Catalina where my mind is more distracted
    Rabbittarius Rabbittarius
    26-30, M
    Mar 14, 2016

    Do you ever feel empty inside ?

    Sometimes i feel as if i am just an empty shell. I cant feel my organs , how blood fills my veins, how it travels from my head to my fingertips , i cant hear my hearth pounding nor anything at all. I just sit there without feeling a slightest movement nor emotion in me. Except...
    Gelezinis Gelezinis
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2015

    I tend to observe people from afar,

    watch how they interact with others and listen to the things they say until I feel I have a good feel of their personality. It's hard for me to jump into conversation with people otherwise. I'm picky with the people I allow into my life and doing this helps weed out the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015
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