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I Am Good At Hiding My Feelings

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    I am a clam, a sponge.

    I absorb and I don't show how heavy I find it. I hide in the shadows in my mind, and twinkle in the moonlight. I step out into the sun, but always I have my sunglasses!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    People think ohh she's

    so happy everyday nope u wrong I keep my stuff in said nobody is to b trusted
    nikeler nikeler 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 5

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    It's crazy how good of a liar I've become.

    I'm like a pro. Even the police believed my smile and laugh saying I would never think of self harm or Suicide.... I'm getting too good at this... Now Im starting to lie to myself...
    aloneinsidehappyoutside aloneinsidehappyoutside 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    I smile on the outside

    and hide my depressed self within, walking round with cuts that only two people know about
    vicky282 vicky282 13-15, F Jun 19

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    It's easier to act stupid,

    crazy, and happy in front of friends and family than to show them that I actually slowly dying inside.
    DarlingItWillBeOkay DarlingItWillBeOkay 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I recently just got dumped

    and told that it was because I am ugly and annoying . we had been together for almost year , he bought me a ring and everything . he was the biggest sweetheart and when he left for college though he completely changed . I can barely eat , I don't want to talk to anyone at home...
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F Feb 12

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    My friends think I'm calm,

    put together, and just full of self confidence but what they don't know is sometimes I need reassurance and maybe just a hug.
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    My boyfriend broke up with me

    because my phone has a problem and he thinks it affects our relationship. Cause his friend said "if my boyfriend had a bad phone I would dump him" Mind you we have been together for a year I've never been emotionally abused as much as this before
    crazyminds crazyminds 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Whenever anyone asks,

    "How are you." I always reply with, "Fine."
    tm0801 tm0801 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    Hiding Hurt

    Hiding your hurt only intensifies it. Problems grow in the dark and only become bigger and bigger, but when exposed to the light of truth, they shrink. You are only as sick as your secrets. So take off your mask, stop pretending, you’re perfect, walk into freedom.--Purpose...
    Wings1969 Wings1969 41-45, F Mar 29, 2012

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    it is so easy to pretend; although,

    it is so difficult to hide them when you are not here. Your strength gives me a reason, your weakness makes me angry but your absence kill me. I wish you were here...
    Lhily Lhily 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I just want to be important to someone,

    you know, to matter to them, to feel needed. Not wanted, wanted is a desire. I want to know, to feel, that if I suddenly disappeared, you would not be okay. That my presence in your life matters. I bet that feeling is nice.
    parkerropes parkerropes 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Me Too

    I dont often like to talk about how i feel because i feel that people dont need to have to worry about my problems. Many people tell me about their problems and i help. i like to help others. but if i have something bothering me i dont feel the need to express it. and many...
    lovlife lovlife 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2010

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    Nuff' said. Except not.

    I can smile, and laugh, and be completely happy. From the outside atleast, I look content at the worst. However that girl you see, is not a direct reflection of who I actually am. I hate who I am. I hate who I pretend to be. I feel like I'm not even human sometimes. Like I'm...
    etraw2A368 etraw2A368 16-17, F Mar 30

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    Some people say I'm a strong person.

    I'm not, I just hide everything I'm feeling from the outside world.
    shortgirl4 shortgirl4 18-21, F Jan 28

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    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I'm So Good At It...

    ...that i could hide my feelings from myself. i don't like expressing my feelings and i don't like how i feel when i do express my feelings, so i hide them. i know it's not healthy, but i've been doing it all my life. it's hard to have a close romantic relationship if you can't...
    NaNeenah NaNeenah 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F Jun 19

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    My sister is so open about her feelings

    and I just keep mine to myself feeling like a burden in people's lives. If I try to tell someone how I feel I usually get cut off by someone else. So I'm reluctant to share feelings with people unless I think they're good friends.
    SianWendy SianWendy 16-17, F 3 Responses May 17

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    we kissed before you left,

    i pretended i didnt want more. i miss you already and i wanted to fall asleep in your arms.
    ohdeebomdia ohdeebomdia 13-15, F Nov 28

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    pinkylo7 pinkylo7 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Nov 23

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    The Feelings With In Me

    I am really at telling people how I feel because sometimes I just have no explanation for them. I always feel better when I help other people with their problems, I just have a heart more than anyone I know that lives around me as long as my friends, the pack, and my family are...
    brokenedspirit brokenedspirit 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    I'm not a happy girl,

    infact I'm a very sad one. I walk around with scars and cuts under my clothes that not many people have ever seen and when they do they're disgusted with me and that makes me feel so much worse
    Blueeyedprincesses Blueeyedprincesses 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Hard Exterior, Soft & Cushy Inside

    Maybe I'm too good at hiding my feelings. I think half the time it's hiding, and half the time I just don't know how to express them or am too shy to express them fully. Consequently, I think many people think I have no feelings. In fact, I'm talking to an ex, now a friend, about...
    blueberryoctopus blueberryoctopus 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    On the outside I am happy

    and cheerful and alway laughing, but on the inside I am insecure and depressed...
    HannahlovesHH HannahlovesHH 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    sometimes it is the best idea to hide your

    feeling, this is because they're people in this world that will be quick to grab an opportunity to take advantage of thoughts who are emotionally weak, because they will know what makes that person crack; some will even be manipulative enough to gain control over that person
    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I can hide almost anything,

    putting up a good front....as long as I don't let you look into my eyes for too long.
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Elizabeth1411 Elizabeth1411 18-21, F Jul 22

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    I would say that I have a manipulative

    personality in some cases. So, that kind of allows me to put on an act and it allows me to hide my feelings from people whom I think would judge me. I have had on this façade for so long I don't know who I truly am anymore. Some of my female friends say that I am sweet guy but...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M Apr 22

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    Some people will never know

    that behind all the laughter I am terrified and crying.
    AnomalousEarthling AnomalousEarthling 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    My husband away for work

    and I am here all alone with my puppy . It's hard for me to make friends I invite them out but they never invite me to go anywhere. I just feel very alone sometimes. Who can I speak to? who can I joke around with ? My husband alway working or I am always working and it's usually...
    salstar salstar 26-30, F Apr 22

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    You Don't Know Me

    We all have this jar, I like to think of it as. This jar can hold really anything. However, the jar isn't bottomless. Most people hide away secrets in the jar. Big secrets to little small secrets. Secrets are usually let go of or released. If not, usually it slips out on its own...
    anothersilhouette anothersilhouette 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2011

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    People say its not good to bottle up emotions

    but I don't care lol I do it anyway! When someone hurts me and I'm dying inside I still throw a smile on my face and no one knows if I'm hurting I call that a skill it's almost like a game of charades XD
    Fetish4life Fetish4life 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 1

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    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F Aug 17

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    I have scars. But most days,

    I have the courage to wear bright colors and seem happy. But others, I don't and people wonder what's wrong. I'm always gonna look like a prep. Even though I'm hurting deep inside and love the color black along with heavy metal. I'm just not cut out to be who I wanna be. I look...
    Kailenalovesyou Kailenalovesyou 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I dont think I have ever opened up

    for anyone.. for real! Not even my (now ex-) best friend. Not my parents. No one! If Im sad, I'll either put on a big smile or try to avoid people that day. Which is hard since Im the 'happy girl' in class. I just can't talk about stuff with anyone, though a lot of people have...
    Mulier Mulier 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    Not that I think this is a good thing.

    I guess because my parent used to hide her feelings all the time, I learned to do the same. Often, I'd rather hear the feelings of others and try to help them instead of saying my feelings. That and I've never really been very good at telling my feelings to others since they...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 4 Responses May 16

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    My longtime friend has really distanced herself

    from me and it makes me really sad and upset but all I do is go around acting like I'm okay with it
    hebr0 hebr0 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    I'm emotionally divorced from my body.

    I have benefited from this "skill" on multiple occasions; however, some people think I'm heartless because of this. Which is fine, everyone is entitled to their opinions. I just saw this topic and I wanted to contribute /share.
    RichardHertz RichardHertz 36-40, M Jun 19

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    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I do too, but why make a big fuss about it? If the U.S. government is hiding things from the public, it has good reason to anyways. Just think, if the things that our government is...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I joined Experience Project because - well for a whole swirling storm of reasons, but the common thread is - I have never really felt able to SHARE what's going on inside me. 1...
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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i have a friend tim and since meeting him i have had an array of changing feelings. it started off with me not caring about him either way and having no opinons about him, really...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    "People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing...
    ignorantpup ignorantpup 22-25 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Someone posted this earlier, but I wanted to put it in my stories so that I can look back on it and be reminded of how brave I was to not be afraid of the pain of love. How I didn...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I find that I am sometimes too kind and sensitive to people's feelings. I put myself in other people's shoes a lot and I do all I can to make everyone happy and it doesn't matter...
    Innocentgirl333 Innocentgirl333 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago