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I Am Misunderstood Alot

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    I've never really been understood by people.

    Family and friends think I'm a little odd. Of course I don't give up info on myself easily sometimes. Maybe it's because people tend to be afraid to approach me in person. I look unpleasant at times or intimidating. I'm not that bad once you get to know me, honestly.
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Dec 13, 2014

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    Its a Real Exp at EP

    I think some people mistake me by my approach towards them. I had an experience recently where everything was so smooth and then my ship ran into bad weather ....i would say nasty weather. So, I think i m misjudged and misunderstood very easily may be i need to work on my style...
    deleted deleted 22-25 Oct 6, 2012

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    Stop, Understand Me!

    "I ain't afraid of losing face. Stop, Understand Me. I ain't afraid of ever losing faith in you." - TBC "Jealous Again" When I say "I love you", people flee. I can't take it anymore...so here is a few practical examples of what I mean, all laid out...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    Wondering Weirdness.

    This is not necessarily a bad thing to me, since I do not particularly... mind being the strange wall flower of the group. Though it is curious the amount of times people are taken aback by what I say, completely misinterpreting it or not understanding it what so ever. It makes...
    deleted deleted 22-25 1 Response May 21, 2013

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    Misunderstood.

    I have been working as a nanny for over 4 years now on and off. I decided to just do Nanny work 2 years ago. I have worked at a lot of places, but each one was a customer service or retail job. Now part of the problem is I have very little social skills. I can make it work with...
    Dollbaby03 Dollbaby03 26-30, F Oct 1, 2013

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    ...puzzled :(

    I just can't understand why i am the way i am. I can't seem to make friends. Nobody likes me. People think i'm so full of myself, but i'm not. I have feelings for men, i think i'm an introvert, my parents seem to not care about what happens to me, i've been bullied and tossed...
    enzer enzer 16-17 Dec 7, 2011

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    What I Really Mean Is..................

    Me and my friends love to hang-out doing sleep overs etc.. Well I must say that I am happy being with them but sometimes I don't know why we argue about somethings that we have opposite outlook we totally have different outlook in life and sometimes he MISUNDERSTOOD what i really...
    kulit kulit 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2008

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    Creature Of Habit

    Mythological creatures. Death in one ear.Mythological creatures.Forgot how to swim.Mythological creatures.Living on dry land.Mythological creatures.Can't spell its name.Mythological creatures turn from equine to marmaid and back again.Mythological creatures.Are not nude but plan...
    lostentranslation lostentranslation 36-40 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    What Do I Want?

    Hey everyone. First time on so Ill be short and current...don't feel like digging. Lately i've noticed that even when i'm being 100% clear in expressing what I want or what I mean I am still misunderstood. It's like playing some type of sadistic guessing game with the people who...
    greymagik greymagik 18-21, M 13 Responses May 24, 2007

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    Deliberately Misunderstood By Abusers

    I am often misunderstood , and abusive people do this to me as their only way of trying to cover up their abuse on me.... they play mind games and deliberately abuse me or get other people to abuse me.... it has affected my self esteem deeply. I don't like people making...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 31-35, F Aug 4, 2011

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    I Am

    my problem is i get wods mixed up easily.and then people get the wroung idea.most who know me tell others that i am a good person who will do anything for my freinds.and i am.i am just not good with words.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 31-35 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    my friends ,my family,

    everyone misunderstood me when i try to explain something..i dont know why but i cant make myself clear to others..i m trying my best to change myself but still i fail alot...
    MysteriousLion MysteriousLion 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    Even By Me

    I think I am most misunderstood by myself... I don't know who I am or what I want or where I'm going... just don't know... I need to stop thinking today...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2008

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    Understood .

    i wish i was understood , but im not. it seems like the only person who ever understood me was my best friend . we live very far from eachother now . it seems like at home im always doing something wrong . im never proud of myself and im so insecure , i hate looking in the...
    giraffe12345 giraffe12345 13-15 1 Response Sep 29, 2012

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    Aggressiveness Doesn't Come Across Well

    I've had a tough guy mentality since the 6th grade. I had friends at that time, but when I became the butt of jokes, I didn't know how to handle it. So I became that people who basically dramatically changed their attitude and learned to make fun of myself before others could...
    Andrew8022 Andrew8022 18-21, M Oct 12, 2013

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    Misunderstood

    So last week just before half term I wanted to get my university application sent off so I told my teacher to write my reference. I was already annoyed by the fact it had take her 3 days to write it BUT when I saw what she wrote I got really angry. Bearing in mind that a...
    lildiamondintherough lildiamondintherough 16-17, F Oct 29, 2012

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    Yesterday I was approached by a male friend Of

    mine how I'm rude to him and he's not going to put up with me ignoring him for no reason. There's a reason I'm not speaking to him and he knows what it is because I've communicated this to him face to face. I told him I'm really upset and I'll need time and space because...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    I Bet They're Deaf

    I don't know if I'm mad already or do I just talk with mad people. I like making fun of some things from time to time but I don't think I'm being offensive. But then, my friend and my mother take my words as I said something extremely bad most often and they don't ever bother to...
    deleted deleted 22-25 Jan 1, 2010

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    No Matter What

    No matter how hard i try to make myself clear, no matter how hard i try to get  my point across, no matter how gentle i try to be, how diplomatic benign the topic, someone always sees it as something else. I can agree with them and still get my head bit off...
    tulick tulick 26-30, F 10 Responses Jun 9, 2008

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    Constantly Deliberately Misunderstood By People Who Take Me Down

    and I wish I knew why? I wish people could see what a mess of my life they have made I wish people would stop abusing me for no reason I wish people could feel my pain and drown in it !!!!! I don't know how it is that one person as I could be so misunderstood I don't...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2012

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    Only me out there? I explain

    and try my best, but something always end up wrong or in a negative way..
    lisachristensen lisachristensen 16-17, F Jun 13, 2014

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     Yes. ...

     Yes. People have such a tendency to group others into categories. Problem is, I don't fit into any of their categories. I'm Christian, but I'm not conservative. And I won't try to force my religion on you. I'm liberal, but I don't drink or use drugs. I hate America's...
    Manders Manders 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10, 2008

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    Many people just assume they know me

    which makes it harder to explain.
    DiamondLyfe DiamondLyfe 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    (Vent ) I'm the yellow rose among the red

    ones I don't fit in with the main crowd, with people my age because they find me hard to understand. I understand, its because they haven't experienced what I've been to. I used to be like everyone else back then I was someone nice, happy, soft, and confident back then But life...
    Seaspiritaria Seaspiritaria 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Misunderstood

    I am constantly misunderstood by my co-workers and bosses.  This has never happened to me before in any previous jobs.  I know I could just change jobs, but I do not want to.  I really want to work where I am at, but this is getting in the way.  It happens in...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2008

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    Misunderstood.

    I have been working as a nanny for over 4 years now on and off. I decided to just do Nanny work 2 years ago. I have worked at a lot of places, but each one was a customer service or retail job. Now part of the problem is I have very little social skills. I can make it work with...
    Dollbaby02 Dollbaby02 26-30 Aug 15, 2013

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    Solo

    I seem to have many stories..but the one that plays out the most at less this time around is my learning disability and the facted that I've been alone my whole life from childhood on its been an endless walk alone in the school house hullways standing in line bymyself on the job...
    lostentranslation lostentranslation 36-40 Jan 5, 2013

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    ...

    i think a lot of people perceive me as a *****. i dont intentionally try to be this way. but i'm very straight forward. i just dont believe in sugar coating anything to make someone more comfortable. this is life. it's the way it's going to be. why try to hide it? if you learn...
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2009

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    My Purpose

    I feel like i want to cry because of one ******* today. I know in this world we have to be strong, and confident but sometimes i just want to scream for help. Taking criticism and taking peoples hate, sometimes i want to share a peice of my mind with those jerks. The kindness in...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 Mar 26, 2013

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