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I Am An Observer

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    The Quiet Ones Always Are The Most Unique (:

    Yep, that would be me ! I am shy when I first meet people. I'll sit in a chair, and stare... Watch everyone, and listen. If I'm doing something, you better believe I'm listening to everyone, so beware ! I love observing, and I can remember a lot. Like a mental snapshot in my mind...
    Punkie28 Punkie28 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    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

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    Sick Of Observing Life From Afar

    Everyone around me seems to have relationships pegged - I still have issues with the logistics of true friendships. All I want, is to be loved by someone; truly. Or perhaps love is too drastic - I want to be on someone's mind; to intrigue someone enough to pursue a relationship...
    peopleconfusemegrr peopleconfusemegrr 16-17, F Dec 27, 2012

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    Observer

    People think I don't have a good time usually at parties or with friends but that's not the point I usually observe people because that's what I do. But when I observe I notice things about the person on how they act and speak and is 90% right about their personality. But most...
    Xmidniteangel15X Xmidniteangel15X 18-21, F Sep 15, 2013

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    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

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    People Watcher

    After I get off work I like to go to the local car wash and just sit and watch the intersection and listen to the radio and just chill. It's one of those manual places where there's just stalls and brushes on hoses attached to the wall. And I don't think I've ever seen a customer...
    hairylady hairylady 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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    Headphones

    Does anyone else ever put headphones in and listen to people around you when they believe you cannot hear them. You really can hear some interesting things.
    Runner87 Runner87 16-17 2 Responses May 7, 2012

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    People Think I'm Weird Because I'm An Observer.

    I'm just a quiet teenager with A.D.D. Even when I was younger I'd always just take a step back from the world and watch. I learned from other peoples mistakes. I learned how to socialize. I watched the beauty of nature. I watched mankind take steps towards the future. But I guess...
    FrustratedCat FrustratedCat 13-15 Oct 16, 2013

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    This group fits me quite well.

    I've been told I'm "intimidating" because I notice everything or because you "can't slip anything by" me. I don't mean to intimidate. Haha, I just like to pick out all the minute details when I look around. People seem astonished when I ask them about cats that they've never...
    Kingdomscome Kingdomscome 18-21, M Jan 17

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    You See, I Observe.

    Being an observer is a blessing to me.  I see everything, I constantly analyze the world around me, and I never forget a single thing.  People, landscapes, anything - images are constantly being pumped into my brain where I can only think about them and let them...
    SemiCharmedLife SemiCharmedLife 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    Observer

    Observer,You've got it,That's me,Doin' what I do best,Observing.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 1 Response Sep 1, 2012

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    Whom Do We Really Observe ......!?

    It seems a NATURAL to observe things and people all around much of the time. and at the end of the day, when am ALONE, find OBSERVING myself ! The Nakedness in me is an expression of Exuberance. The act of observation is a TURN - ON at some level.
    sweat0wet sweat0wet 51-55, M Jun 4, 2012

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    Its My Hobby

    I love to stare and observe people at work or at school. I like to hear the conversations theyre having when they think theyre whispering and no ones listening. Body mannerisms, how they carry themselves when they think no ones looking. I especially do this with guys im attracted...
    XxDazzlexX XxDazzlexX 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    i see that tear of love in eye of old person

    for her wife..tear exist from his eye slowly move to cheek and finally absorbed in his clothes..a wonderful and beautiful..
    openly2 openly2 26-30 Mar 6

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    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F Dec 12, 2013

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    When They Stare Back...

    I like to observe people, their ways of acting, the way they talk and their interesting stories. I wonder about their potential to be a secret hero who saves the world. That may be weird, but it's what I do. I also like to observe their the details of their faces or hair when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 14, 2013

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    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 46-50 17 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    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 18-21 1 Response Jun 18, 2012

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    Choose My Words

    I don't speak much. When I have something to say I try to make sure it's important. Mostly I just watch: People, bugs, clouds, it doesn't really matter what. I watch to learn, and I learn more from watching things than from people, as I always...
    Jebb Jebb 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2009

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    Observer

    I am a shy person, and find it hard to just go into a room full of strangers and start talking. So instead I am the observer. I stand back, talk to the odd person, but usually sit back and just listen and observe the people. In a matter of minutes I am able to make out what kind...
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F Jan 28, 2010

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    Content To Watch

    I'm perfectly content to sit and watch people for a day, or watch the clouds, ants, you name it. It's the little things in life that keep me intruguied with this whole mystery called "life"
    ShyButterflyLover ShyButterflyLover 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    I like observing different people (discreetly)

    and seeing how we differ or if we have any similarities if i'm walking down the street or just in a shop i'll look around me and take in my surroundings i tend to make eye contact with everyone when i walk into a room if theres not many people
    Danika900 Danika900 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    When Did You (or Your Parents) First Realize That You Were An Observer? Im A Born Observer.

    I spend so much time absorbing my environment and those around me that sometimes i forget a conversation I am having with a person. Or I even get distracted from my own thoughts. When I was a teenager i confided to my mother about my obsession with getting lost in my current...
    renlarcyk renlarcyk 26-30, F Sep 2, 2012

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    Hey

    She is smiling hypocritically as if she like it, and the true she hates it She looks strong and cool but the truth she is very sensitive and lovely She has low confidence and she don't realize how great she is actually She look like a dumb but she can interpret situation and...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    The Observer

    Yeah im a observer on life, I just like to watch things, whether it may be people or just the clouds in the sky, it could be anything or everything. For instance, I may wake up early in the morning with a killer headache after a night of heavy drinking and open the curtains and...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Aug 27, 2012

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    I used to want to be in the thick of the crowd,

    the center of attention, the life of the party. Nowadays I'm definitely a sit back and watch observer.
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I Like To Sit In The Back...

    Where no one really turns around and notices the one weird kid sitting there. That weird kid would be me. I always make a point to stay quiet but sometimes when I hear questions being asked, I always answer it whether or not I was in the conversation in the first place or not...
    Emuhlee Emuhlee 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2010

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    I Wanna Know What Goes On Around Me

    Call me detail oriented or ocd, but I can't help but notice what goes on around me. I usually don't miss a beat and am very in tune to my surroundings. I generally watch people and don't let my guard down. I am suspicious of certain people at times and their intentions. Maybe it...
    Txsmom Txsmom 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Watching

    I like to talk, but I LOVE to observe the goings on around me, observing allows me to use my mind, my imagination, and my own insight. People are endlessly fascinating.
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 Jul 30, 2013

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    all things are present

    that appear on its time..
    openly2 openly2 26-30 Mar 6

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    It's What I Do

    I always prefered sitting back and watching things change, along with listening to people. I always hate being in the spotlight, I've always hated being included in group activites with people I dont know, especially in P.E when I was young they always moaned at me for not taking...
    DarkLoveLiesWithYou DarkLoveLiesWithYou 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2012

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    I'm surrounded by the world; look in,

    catch a peak, see what I see. The world is different in every way to the eye of the beholder. Take in every surrounding, breathe in every drop of reality, and venture into the unknown. Scan to every horizon, let not even the obscure escape the all seeing eye.
    SlightlySadistic SlightlySadistic 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    Ryan005 Ryan005 18-21, M Jan 3

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    Observing Is My Favorite Past Time

    Observing...personally i like to buy me a nice cup of coffee from a coffee shop, sit outside with my glasses on and observe other people. If someone sit's next to me, than we observe together. Sitting at the bar sipping on a Jack n' Coke is also a great time to observe and...
    mrpancho mrpancho 31-35, M Feb 19, 2012

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    Number Of Smileys, Inversely Proportional To The Depth Of The Relationship?

    I have been observing this for quite sometime now. At the start of every relationship , there comes a period when we exchange our phone numbers and start chatting with each other. All the initial chats contain hell lott of smileys even for the smallest and the minute gesture...
    theDrifterr theDrifterr 18-21, M Dec 8, 2012

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    The Things You See

    I can sit in a public place and just watch people for hours.  Sometimes it's better than TV.  You've got comedies, the people who can't seem to figure out which way to go. You've got dramas, the people who seem to be mad at the world. You've got your love stories...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    It Fascinates Me

    I love just sitting down on a bench somewhere and just watching the things going on about me human behavior never stops amazing me. The things people do I was watching this man the other day trying to make a call on his cell phone while all the time trying to eat his burger. he...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 11, 2012

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    One thing i have noticed about this site.

    The women on here, seem much much different to the one's in real life... In a good way. Why is this? Is it because this site is much different and you can be anonymous, so you can really let your feelings and experiences show, or what? I can't understand it. Most of the women on...
    Ryan005 Ryan005 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    A Watcher

    I love to go places and watch the things that people do. I'll go to a beach and just watch the people in the water, frolicking and enjoying themselves. A park is another good place to watch people. They bring their dogs and play and forget to be reserved; just cut loose and have...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 10, 2012

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    Unexpected Senior..

    I have a senior..She's in final year right now, but she already 29. Before I know her, I've heard a lot of bad things about her. People say she thinks she's fabulous and her mood always change unpredictably. Yup, I don't like her when first time I saw her. But as I get to know...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Public Parking Lots

    I could sit for hours in my own vehicle in a parking lot and watch the passer-bys. Wal-Mart is my favorite lot. Mostly because the nearest Wal-Mart to me is in a town that borders Missouri and Arkansas. Even though we are neighboring states, I can assure you, Missouri and...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 4 Responses May 4, 2010

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    few daz ago my closely relative has expired.

    i observe how much love her wife, so i observ what is important of wife. i observe that important of mother as well as father. i love that suitions when i felt that relative or relationship is more important any thing else.
    openly2 openly2 26-30 1 Response Mar 2

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    Observer Of People ...That Is

    Go to a mall, and airport, a park in the middle of the day....give yourself about an hour and do nothing but sit and observe people. Now I'm not saying be nosey and intrude on peoples conversations or anything like that. Take the time and observe peoples behavior, and how they...
    jackdaniels1967 jackdaniels1967 46-50, M 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    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 4 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    I Always Observe Before Participating

    I feel more comfortable doing it like that. Grab my environment, and people moving in it. Regularly for some. That atmosphere, the change of the light at the some moments, the smells. I need to get familiar to feel well. So, I have no choice but to be an observer. Now, I also can...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Oct 6, 2013

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    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

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    I'm an observer... that doesn't mean

    that I pay attention to every detail. I watch people to see what's acceptable in certain situations, because I've been told so many times that I overreact to stuff. So, since I don't have a licensed imagination of my own, I watch other people that have licensed imaginations...
    thejurg31 thejurg31 41-45, M Jan 3

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    I See What People Can't See

    I am a very observant person, I see things that other people don't see because they are either too busy to notice, or they don't care. I think there are some things, that have some details in them, and I can spot them out.   Or sometimes i look at things that see trival, and...
    captivityensured captivityensured 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    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 51-55, M Apr 13

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    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

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    Related Experiences

    ...she smiles then laughs, then cries then she curses. He retorts, much the same, careless and meaningless words exchanged between them A silent observer, he has always been...
    Silentasalways Silentasalways 31-35 46 mins ago

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    I've always felt more like an observer in life. I find I am very analytical too so I learn fast about what I observe. Just awesome. However if I witness people being intimate...
    themop themop 26-30, M Mar 25

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    I truly hate this . This feeling . It's like being trapped inside of four walls . Four walls made of glass , and a glass roof . You see the rain , the sun , the moon and the stars...
    SuicideBerry SuicideBerry 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    Medications help me to function the way I want in order to stay happy. Unfortunately, my psychiatrist and I are at odds. He's new, a replacement for my old psych, and he's very...
    Thisoneman Thisoneman 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Yes I love being the observer. I've shown more maturity then other guys my age and find myself analyzing them in conversations instead of participating. I like to say things...
    flexforchange flexforchange 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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