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I Am Misunderstood

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    Stuck-up Snobby *#@&*

    I'm not sure if I'm misunderstood, or misjudged. Maybe it doesn't make a difference, but this is my story: I've been quiet and shy all of my life. Despite my shyness, I remained fairly active throughout my school years, including being a cheerleader. Crazy, I know, and to this...
    tranqilbreeze tranqilbreeze 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    People often tell you to be happy

    and they'll tell you what should make you happy. I hate the latter. Everyone will tell what's good for you. "Do this to get that." The problem is "that" never comes and you're only stuck with "this". You try to do something and get something, but everyone will stop you; they'll...
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    They Don't Know

    Many times people just do not understand me.  However, most people that know me like me.  I have very few enemies. I always walk around feeling guilty because most of my friends, family, and co-workers have no idea that I battle depression off and on.  When I even...
    GuyWhite GuyWhite 26-30, M 8 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    Most people automatically think I'm antisocial.

    But the truth is I'm just really shy so it's hard to try to reach out.
    Chloe8888 Chloe8888 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    Do You Think She Is Hot?

    I remember back in 8th grade that I was pretty oblivious to relationships... I asked a girl if she would 'go out' (literally) with me, and she thought we were going out. Her sister asked if I thought the girl was hot, and I said no.  I didn't mean it in that way, what I...
    TooSensitive TooSensitive 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 12, 2009

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    Let Me Be

    I dont want anyone to understand me.Really I don't ..let the enigma remain what is in my heart.How my mind is working. I allow others to think In their own way about me, No objections in anything.I know I have done wrong.No justification will prove it right but allow my heart too...
    trappedwings trappedwings 26-30, F Nov 13, 2013

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    Sometimes..

    Probably I'm not good at finding words and am therefore misunderstood. Anyway, sometimes I get really angry if somebody thinks he/she understands me and didn't at all. And then you get a lot of "great" tips you don't even need. Probably they just want the best for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30, 2008

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    All the Time

    A part of it is my fault. No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to find the right words most times. And because of that, what I say isn't what I wanted to say at all....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 7, 2008

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    I am being seen as a very calculative guy,

    as a guy who always wants to win an argument. As a guy who refuse to back down multiple times during arguments. While the fact is, during arguments I am mostly silent listening to what the other partner has to say, trying to understand her feelings. I don't say much in return...
    Resoner Resoner 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 13

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    People often think because im nice to them i

    want to sleep whit them. And sometimes i think about it, but i dosent mean that i will. Im the kind of person that will show you love cause i feel like im full whit love for almost everybody.. But then i hear that people are talking about that i want to f-ck him or her...
    Lickinglips Lickinglips 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I seem to always be misunderstood.

    Either by the way someone takes what I say the wrong way, or they read into it more then they should, or they already have premisconsumptions and automatically think of it differently then it should be taken. It's a sad and lonely feeling for people to not even have the...
    blackpantyaffair blackpantyaffair 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Sometimes people just look at me

    and just thinks that just bc im young, i dont need to experience love or focus on it yet. But its how i feel, you dont know me so why tell me what i need? My life is all about love, all i ever do is love, i just want someone to love. Yes im young but doesnt mean im immature or...
    LovingLesbian LovingLesbian 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    ..Can't Ever Express An Opinion???

    Ever express how you feel about something and the **** hits the fan? I had a friend post a Youtube video to her Livejournal. She never pre-empted the video by saying how she felt about it, so I saw maybe 20 seconds of it, and freely stated my thoughts. I didn't watch the whole...
    Misfitbrokentoy Misfitbrokentoy 46-50, F Aug 31, 2013

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    "Too young to understand" is the ultimate

    insult to me. Looks can be deceiving. Young body, mature mind. I'd prefer to be treated right rather than tore down because of a meaningless number.
    wonderinglover wonderinglover 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Sometimes.  They Judge, T...

    Sometimes.  They judge, they say things and they conclude but they wont get anything fom it cuz, honestly, I don't care...
    WandaFull27 WandaFull27 26-30, F Jan 22, 2007

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    The "Normal" Ones

    This is one of my finalized pieces for my poetry class. Don't strain yourself, there is no need. Don't rush away, you're full of greed. Your eyes...they glow! but not with color. Your eyes are so dull, a black and white blur. You find it so difficult to trust me. I find...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 18-21, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Strong personalities

    and pessimism...people have a tendency to think what I say is dark or cynical when in actual fact it's just the truth.
    Ashlaaay Ashlaaay 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    High school - a place filled with labels.

    I get misunderstood so much just because of my looks. Every so often, when I am walking alone, some guy would come up to me just because of my looks - thinking that I wanted some of "that". I swear I want to slap those people(and trust me, I am a very passive person)! I am...
    oog1129 oog1129 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    You will never understand me,

    and what goes on in my twisted little world. You will never be able to understand why I am what I am, a perfect blend of angel and demon, with no ability or desire to be rid of either side. Most of you won't even bother to try.
    IamMimic IamMimic 70+, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    chadrick45 chadrick45 18-21, M Mar 26

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    The Monster Inside Me...

    I wish I could be who I am, but I never get the chance. I die a little bit inside every time I shed a tear for a love that will never be mine. I want something that's beyond my reach. Oceandust is a song that screams out of the silence of my mind. "I don't want to pretend that I...
    Tragidy Tragidy 16-17, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Maybe I Misunderstand

    My brother-in-law asked me the other day how school was going, and I had to admit that I'm failing my current classes. "On purpose?" he asks. I wondered what the hell he meant by that. Who fails on purpose. Is this something to do with my track record for quitting? "No," I said...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

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    Being Goth In The Suburbs

    I live in a well-to-do white-bread suburb, filled with soccer moms and Abercrombie robots. In high school, it was so cliquey. So many preppies and "popular" people. I had a very hard time fitting in, until I found my little nerdy group of friends. Now, I'm sporting neon aqua...
    AnxiousAlibi AnxiousAlibi 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    We Are Dust And Shadows

    No matter what I do I cant shake it. The cold the depression... I keep wishing I could escape this life and be happy, but my imagination is one of the reasons I'm so depressed. If I could just stop thinking about how things will get better and I'll find happiness when I leave...
    Tragidy Tragidy 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    Very Much So

    Even if someone's known me for years, they misunderstand me. I'm too quiet? Oh, that means I'm cold, arrogant and stuck-up. I'm too talkative? I must be dumb and crazy. I'm just a little playful at times, but people take that seriously and get mad at me. I make fun of those I...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 21, 2011

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    i seem to always have to explain alot to prople

    it makes me frustrated i was always silenced by people now im kinda rude i have pt sd and post traumatic stress disorder my mind plays horrible memories feelings and im not able to rest.feedback welcomed
    djchefdan djchefdan 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    I Think All People Are Misunde...

    I think all people are misunderstood or at least consider themselves to be so.  We have so many thoughts, ideas, conceptions, predispositions, etc that are unique to ourselves.  No one else could ever understand our own way of viewing the world so we interpret that to...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2007

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    It's not fun being a misunderstood teen.

    People taking you for a f***ing joke. You ever told someone how you felt, poured your f***ing heart out to them and they just totally ignore you or laugh in your face?? It's even worst when it's your own siblings or parents. You try not to cry in front of them, but can't help it...
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    You touch me and my charred broken skin crawls.

    You speak to me and like broken glass your voice falls. Tender care to make me heal, But I look at you and hate is all I feel. Pain, torment and misery my constant steady friends, My grimace and wince and twitch are the get well cards they send. You come like clockwork and grin...
    PaleFox PaleFox 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    *sigh*

    I understand that I appear aloof at times. It's just part of my personality. There is always a piece of me that remains reserved, unattached... people don't seem to understand that. I like the company of others, sure, but I will always be a loner first and foremost. It's me, and...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 18-21, F 3 Responses May 27, 2010

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I'm Sit Here In Tears Hiding My True Feeling

    because I Fear Everyone Who's Around listens But It feels Like I'm Not Talking Loud. Enough . I'm Drowning In My Own Salty Wet Puddle Of Lost Hope & Dreams. One Thing Pulls Me To Safety and The Other To Misery. if Anyone Had Any Idea On How Much I Hate That No one Can understand...
    MbVG MbVG 16-17, F Mar 13

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    No One Understands Me

    As each day passes I only look at my life with more and more disdain.I get angry at my parents for bringing me into a world I didn't ask to exist in.I get angry that people believe us to be free when we didn't even make the minds that enable us to think we are free.I get angry...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2013

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    People try to understand you,

    but how can they say they understand you when you don't understand yourself?
    AngelaBelle AngelaBelle 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Constantly Called Conceited When I'm Not

    Ever since I was in college, I've been perceived as conceited or stuck up by people. In fact, I've been bullied for being that girl who think she's so hot or think she's so cute. I really think I'm average looking and I'm terribly shy. I think my shyness comes off as arrogance...
    CookiesNCupcakes CookiesNCupcakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Apologize..

    Sorry If I act like I don't care but swear I'm hurting inside If my smile deceived you , I need to hide my pains behind it If I'm not the best, but I'm trying for sleeping so late .my loneliness cripples me If you think I've never done anything good, My efforts are unappreciated...
    Daiyu Daiyu 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    Sacred Weakness Love is said to be your "home

    sweet home." A place where one shall never be alone. A sacred secret, secluded and sealed away never to be torn apart. But you see my friend, perhaps my enemy... your tear soaked vision of so-called "love" is false. Burn the idea to the bottom of the sea. Incinerate the image...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 18-21, F Dec 11, 2013

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    Isn't Everyone?...

    Isn't everyone?
    sondosia sondosia 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 22, 2007

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    Thanks to EP I had a pretty interesting

    experience. Today, I tried to connect with someone I thought was down to earth and full of life. Right after becoming friends on EP we exchanged a few messages. After joking around and saying I'd like to take over the world, the conversation took a negative turn. I was asked to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I try to give information to my family

    and thy don't even consider it, I don't even know them, it's like I'm not a part of the family. I feel like an outcast, so I'm going to move out of this house and be around people that can comprehend me, people that know what I'm saying and can keep up with my thoughts, feelings...
    Blackcheetah Blackcheetah 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Being Bulimic

    When I wrote my story it wasn't to encourage anyone to do it themselfes. I have be in and out of being bulimic for over 5 years and once you start it seems impossible to stop. I know this is a support site and obviously I needed to get out what I have been holding in for what...
    Halo Halo 18-21 2 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    I am a person who was

    and is very grateful for his friends on ep. Recently I had some things happen to me which didn't allow me to be in contact with these friends because I had zero access to the Internet. I didn't know what the ramifications of something that were out of my control would be. I...
    Raindancej Raindancej 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Misunderstood

    More than anyone would ever know.
    countrycutie101 countrycutie101 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    Let's Get This Straight

    Alright, first things first. I'm not some sniveling, fake, pathetic person who posts fake sob stories worthy to made into a movie starring Meryll Streep for attention. This is what happened to me. I'm not looking for sympathy; I just know I don't have to protect my rapist...
    ManicAttack ManicAttack 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    What's This Feeling?

    I got lost in the woods earlier today only for about an hour and a half before I finally gave up looking for the house and went to some random person's house to use their phone. Ever since I got back I've had this feeling similar to the one I had when I got home after I ran away...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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    A Poorly Written Question

    I wrote a question today, but I didn't get my point across. People read into my question things that weren't there and didn't read some things that WERE there. I hate when that happens, but clearly I didn't do an adequate job of explaining myself. :( Eventually I just deleted...
    Classicality7 Classicality7 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I Want To Unleash My Dark Side

    Im always playing shy Im always playing shy innoscent scared girl but i innoscent scared girl but i have a evil side and i want have a evil side and i want her out more i want to be her out more i want to someone to chanllange me make me stonger i want a raviel i want someone who...
    lostkittenaspet lostkittenaspet 18-21, F Oct 29, 2013

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