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I Am Introspective

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    So Aware

    I am so particular at observing my cause and effect on others.  I've very good at reading body language.  When I am engaged in conversation, etc. I am constantly evaluating my effect on others.  I really want to be a better person than I was 1 minute ago...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2008

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    If there's uncertainty,

    you go after certainty, some sort of security and safeness. You want things to fall in place fast, the uncertainty is uncomfortable and you want comfort. What would happen if you let things be, if you let uncertainty remain as it is, if you let things fall in place at their own...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    A University here is going to evaluate teachers

    based on the assessments of students.Now teachers have to be on their toes too.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    Very Much So. ...

    Very much so. I often think about my values and what I expect from people and life. I must adamit sometimes I am wrong and have to admit it. I am a very deep thinker and always have been.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 15, 2008

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    Wow...this is so true,

    i've always found this to be true... 
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M Sep 21, 2014

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    Who Am I?

    Who am I?  I spend the majority of my time trying to determine who I am and what I want from this life.  I have a difficult time trying to pick the words that will present a nice little tied up bundle labeled "redfroggle".  I am not sure I will ever be...
    redfroggle redfroggle 41-45 1 Response Aug 17, 2008

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    My automated self diagnostics tool: Patrick

    Systems Automated Self Diagnostics Program: C: run diagnostics: run ......loading ......loading ......loading *****diagnostics check complete*** ** Mood- Happy - Pass ** Health- Sensors have detected an increased level of adipose tissue. Please avoid Reese's this week...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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    Looks like I have navigated into an

    "introspective period" ... In the past, I have fallen through trap doors and have needed introspection to discover the secret combination for escape ... but this time it appears I arrived via train. These periods are marked by writing short stories for my own interest ... low...
    questionWeaver questionWeaver 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    Heart And Mind Blended

    Somethings I do with my mind learn, organize, and process information.  I do this well when I chose to.  Often I choose to let my mind wander.  Without the time to let things flow I lose my creativity.  When my mind is in control I have to be task oriented.  When my heart...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 61-65, F Mar 19, 2012

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    One doesnt need to be prepared

    for living life. Life is too simple and beautiful for that. But, when we go about living our lives that way many challenges in the form of negative situations and people are thrown in our way. It happened to me few years ago. I was unprepared for that and it rocked my world. I...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    Hey to everyone in this group.

    Have any of you experience smoking weed/pot and you would suddenly feel upset and have bad thoughts on your self 'introspection' as another word, i have anxiety and I was a weed user. Weed brought out bad thoughts within me, I felt sad as soon as I took a few drags of a joint...
    Agirlx Agirlx 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why Can't I Write At 5 Am?

    I lay awake in bed with so many thoughts running through my head. I can't sleep as each one brings me to a new dawning. How many mornings I wish I could get up and fasten these thoughts to paper.Well, why can't I? What do I have to be afraid of? I wonder when it stopped being my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 25, 2012

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    Still Inlove With My Abuser

      i had 8 yr relationship and 3 babies. not allowed any communication but he got out of jail and is in treatment. i emailed him and no one can know :(
    JunkLOvED JunkLOvED 26-30 1 Response Apr 17, 2010

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    When You Are of Little Use....

    Humans tend to look at everything from its utility point of view. Every single entity that we come across is attached a value. The value may not be monetary. In fact, it may not even be perceived as value. Most would use the term significance rather than value to describe it. If...
    jaykain jaykain 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    i'm Not Sure How I Feel...

    i'm not sure how i feel about this question.........hmmmmmm
    foxtrotoscar foxtrotoscar 36-40, M Jul 15, 2008

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    I'm here in this life to be myself.

    How can I do that without looking within constantly?
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F Apr 29, 2015

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    You might go where ever you want

    but your strings are tied to my mind. I try to heal but a harmless thought manages to refresh my wounds. My heart dismisses all my persuasions and rebels against me. I tried to uproot you from me but my heart threatens to tag along. My mistakes, standing at a corner, look at me...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M Aug 10, 2014

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    The Flashing Light The flashing light in this

    small town tonight, Reminds me of ancient days. Jagged memories, jolting image, A little broken boy lost to hope. I wonder these days about him, I recall seeing him from time to time, But never really got to know him well. We were just acquaintances. I often ignored his...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 7 Responses Dec 20, 2015

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    Self-expression Requires Self-exploration

    I don't believe that the outer world can solve my problems, but I do feel that it can provide me with additional resources. That being said, I'm an introvert.I don't enjoy parties and clubbing. Freshman year of college I took a dive into that and decided that it was just not for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 20, 2012

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    Safety is an illusion.

    And so is insecurity. What is inevitable is inevitable..
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

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    I need to get out of my way,

    it has always been my struggle.
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    The Football Game That May Have Explained It All...

    First off, let me just say that I like being introspective. I like looking back on certain things and wondering what was my state of mind like or why did I make that decision or etc. It helps me understand ME and I use a lot of that when I'm writing and finding things for...
    ItsJustZ ItsJustZ 18-21, M Oct 20, 2012

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    My Thoughts

    Well now 51, I look back over my life and say, what the hell happened.  This is not how I wanted it to go.  Now, I am learning to understand me.  Going back to square one before all the sh*t happened.  I am excited about my future, working hard at having a...
    Cassandra Cassandra 51-55, F 6 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    Sometimes I image what it would feel like to

    die, to not exist... but something comes to mind. It must feel like what happens before I was born. Nothing, nothing at all. Thinking is merely a by-product of thinking itself. What is without thinking? Come to think of it, it all originated from the isolated physical system...
    pizero pizero 22-25, M Jun 15, 2014

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    Helps Me Write + Be Creative.

    Being introspective has helped me immensely in writing and art. It has given me the chance to be really deep in my work. I don't have to *force* myself to be introspective, I simply am. Some people I've known I think have doubted that I am, or have thought me pretentious for...
    SylphNoir SylphNoir 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    When i listen, there's an unspeakable silence

    even amidst the chaos around.. When things are going at a fast pace, they become blurred.. What does it all matter anyways! Be the wind, when the wind blows.. Be the wave, when it rises and falls.. Nothing else matters anymore..
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 26-30, F Nov 9, 2015

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    After my 11 year first marriage ended, I wanted to finally find the woman of my dreams. This put me on a long journey of self-discovery, and the process of acquiring knowledge...
    tjw747 tjw747 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    Which is why I love EP so much. I can write about what the experience means to me and be a little introspective when I have a few moments. It's just another form of journaling...
    emmye emmye 46-50, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    So this may seem really obvious to a lot of people, but through very introspective experience that I can not properly relate to others, I have come to a strange conclusion. I think...
    flowdab flowdab 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really hate dishonesty of any kind. Mostly the sneaky insidious kind that comes from self deception, and the inability too many people have to be self introspective. It makes...
    Jackie69C Jackie69C 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I haven't been on this site since I used to vent about my depressing dramas but I'm a bit more mature now and am still very introspective and feel the most about everything but...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    GRAPHOLOGY.The photo I am sending is of what I write during a meeting and whole I was getting very bored and de motivated. (Something I am suffering greatly from now)As part of my...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Not sure of it's a typical EP break or if I'm just growing up at last. I haven't been very active on here for a while...which happens. I like EP and the interaction on this site...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 26-30, F a week ago

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    M Search For Enlightenment A friend and I were talking today about our dreams. I have asked many people in my life about what their biggest dreams are. Most say earn enough to...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 12 Responses a week ago

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    I see so many people who take themselves too seriously.....its annoying and depressing. Lighten up people with a bit of introspective humor.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 20

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