I Am Misunderstood

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    Totally. I just got shot down

    and honestly I think it's because of my experiences rather than me as a person.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 6, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2014
    TicToxic TicToxic
    36-40, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    By many and those who do cannot say

    so without my permission (and frankly I don't know if I should give it). Due to this, it makes me afraid to step out into the world giving me a sense of hopelessness. I am trying to overcome this feeling, but it lingers.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Oct 27, 2015

    A picture speaks a thousand words.

    Nevertheless, a picture can easily be misread and misunderstood. 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    I f*ckin hate it when people twist my words

    and take them out of context.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 29, 2014

    truly does anyone ever truly understand me.

    I say random things. they make sense or they get lost. if I am me and happy does it matter what I say to stay happy and share that with the world.
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld
    36-40, M
    Sep 20, 2015

    Most of the time all of my comments are

    misunderstood, that makes us have a arguments! And its really sad.
    savvyflores savvyflores
    36-40, F
    Aug 7, 2014

    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

    I'm trying to improve my life

    but for some reason people already have me pegged out. This is very defeating. Say for example the typical guy that looks like a nerd but really isn't has to prove to others who he really is... I know some may say just be you BUT as humans we feed off of each other. We have...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    I'm not holier than thou,

    just very opinionated.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk
    22-25, F
    May 2, 2014

    I'M Me Regardless

    All my life I was made to feel horrible about how sexual I was. I was always a ***** or a ****! I was always looked down on! I really don't care no more! I love sex! And always will!
    Jjsan89 Jjsan89
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2013

    ok so I create misunderstanding to be right

    Noone can truly hear me. so stupid for me to live with the memory of a two year old. if I think that you don't understand me then I will act just like that two year old. I am the root of all the misinterpretation in my life. I create it everywhere. in every relationship that I...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 24, 2015

    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...
    akkikitsune akkikitsune
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2013

    I really love nutella I mean it's something I

    can't live without. Anyways at home I was looking for it in the kitchen and I couldn't find it so I asked my helper if she knew where it was and she said she didn't and laughed about it. Anyways I went on Facebook cause I use my Facebook to make people laugh and stuff, I posted...
    CindereIIa CindereIIa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014
    kevinparker kevinparker
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 10

    All my life, i had done nothing else

    but to understand the thoughts and emotions of other people. I always want everyone to be happy. So i try to understand them as much as i can so i can make them happy. But after years and years of doing so, I had lost myself. I forgot to understand myself. Now i am lost and...
    ayamesan16 ayamesan16
    26-30, F
    Oct 25, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Mar 4, 2013

    sometimes i run away

    when i am hurting. its the only way i can deal with things. my heart and mind are too oerwhelmed. i have people i can talk to, but sometimes no one in the world can possibly understand me and it feels like im galaxies away from everyone. i despise the loneliness yet have no...
    xyourxonlyxstarx xyourxonlyxstarx
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2014

    Well I went to therapy today

    and after a year of working with my therapist I realized my therapist may never understand me or agree with me. Maybe because my thoughts may seem to be superficial but there have been studies to prove this to be true... Ok here goes the issue... I believe that some people...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    People don't have the capasity to understand

    certain things, or so it seems. I'm sure it also has a lot to do with being open and willing to listen. So many people are fast to reject things they don't understand. And they put themselves on their high horse and talk down to you, like you know nothing, and they have all the...
    maybemaybenotwhat maybemaybenotwhat
    36-40, F
    Mar 9

    I am trying to be happy

    but I'm not I am trying to be less nervous but I can't I want to work but I get anxious I have a hundred of these... That's hard to explain... Sometimes I wish I could put someone in my shoes.. I have image issues.. I wish literally I could give my mom or aunt or therapist a...
    toniyl toniyl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    I am mistaken as a quiet guy ,

    introvert by others . I actuallywant to be open but always got teased and suppressed by the bullies . Finally released the stress out thks ep for giving people like us this platform to voice out our inner demons
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96
    18-21, M
    Aug 23, 2014

    Others call me psychotic

    and unstable, but I prefer the terms creative and artistic.
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2015

    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, 2014
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    41-45
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    If you were this calm

    and collected person, very independent, thoroughly enjoying life, then you get hit by a physical illness that gets so bad that you struggle to breathe, you can't sleep, can't tolerate any food, you have restless leg syndrome to the extreme in your whole body, and you're starving...
    maybemaybenotwhat maybemaybenotwhat
    36-40, F
    Mar 9

    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
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2014

    Most see me as a young dumb kid,

    but what almost no one knows is how defined I am because of my past and the things I've done and seen. If you where to experience all my thoughts, my emotions, everything, then maybe you would be able to understand who I truly am, not just some random teen who complains about...
    TheMaskedPoet TheMaskedPoet
    16-17, M
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    Often. I am often misunderstood.

    I don't know why. I have always prided myself on being clear in my writing. I say what I mean. Unfortunately, there are those who choose to read a nasty tone of voice into a perfectly friendly paragraph. Such as Good for you. So glad you could get your life back on track...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2015

    People have never understood me.

    Also people have never really taken the time to understand me.
    anonymousgirl74 anonymousgirl74
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2015

    People always think the worse of me,

    I alway seem to be seen as the cliche school blonde. I was forced into cheerleading, which p!sses me off. All the girls that follow me about seem to think I am a b!tch like them,they pick on everyone who is not like them. I always try to stand up to them, sadly gets me into...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 20, 2015

    In so many ways by so many people.

    I am really a simple person who just wants to breathe-that's all. To my stepmother, I'm an evil, manipulative *****. To everyone else, I am sketchy (like a drug dealer or undercover agent); have a deep, dark secret; or something along that line....I guess I just give that vibe...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 23, 2015

    Submission is not about being used,

    submission is about being OF use submission is not about what is done to you, submission is about what you do for others. Strongmen simply need a strong submissive woman. This will never be understood by weak men, or women trying to men. A strong man needs a strong submissive...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    I have been standing in the center of

    misconception, my words have been nullified and thrown away along with hopes of a working relation. Yeah, this goes for friendship, I easily tend to get to bite the dust, as I am and always will be, misunderstood. I have, for a long time, dreamed of a brighter future, shaped...
    Voidspirit Voidspirit
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    I said derp to someone

    and they told me to **** off
    Lou0409 Lou0409
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 5

    Well, there's not much to explain.

    Everyone says I'm mean and stupid at school, but what they don't realize is I'm nice to people who are nice to me. I battle depression, and I sometimes have sucidal thoughts/actions but I realize things might get better if I keep living...
    rodrsie rodrsie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11
    26-30, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    When I am nice to people,

    they compare me to one of the nicest and sweetest people in school. They think I am being nice because I want to be like the nicest and sweetest girl and be popular like here which I do not want. I am nice because if I am not nice to people I would feel very guilty. The nicest...
    anonymouslysleeping anonymouslysleeping
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    Teenagers r d most misunrstood people.

    ....they r treated like children but expected to act like adults...who all agree? ;)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jul 23, 2014

    Im sorry to BritishCutie1993 i did not mean to

    be rude, i was just scared because you randomly started pm me that im gorgeous and beautiful and id never even talked to you before. Being called beautiful means more to me than just looks, and it seemed a little serious to tell someone you don't really know. Sorry i didn't mean...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 9

    Because i am an introvert,

    I've been misunderstood throughout my whole life. People automatically think I'm stuck up and lack social skills, that I'm a loner and that there's something wrong with me. When the truth is, in my personal life I'm just not open to many people, I'm very quiet and reserved. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 14, 2014

    I really feel like as long

    as I live, nobody will ever understand me.
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 8, 2015

    Best way to describe.

    People seem to think that I'm a heartless *****. I may be a ***** but I'm the kind of ***** that drops ammo for other players in a deathmatch on Grand Theft Auto if they have none. Now who else does that?
    BookOfShadows BookOfShadows
    18-21, F
    Mar 12

    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
    5 Responses Jul 7, 2012

    What do you usually do

    when you are misunderstood? Does it get rid of the problem or the relationship? What if we need that person in our lives?
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 7

    We all know that We need 3D glasses to watch

    the illusion of depth when viewing the film. We adjust settings of our receiver to tune in satellite channels we want. Do we really adjust personality settings like experience / location / gender orientation / culture / age ... to tune in the lives of others instead of...
    whyacinth whyacinth
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 11

    I'm tee total. Does that mean I don't want to

    go clubbing? I'm stubborn. Does that mean I'm boring? I have no friends. Does that make me a loser? I'm writing an experience. Does that mean I care?
    BookOfShadows BookOfShadows
    18-21, F
    Mar 15

    I know everyone means well.

    .. I just don't relate to any of you. I ask questions and post experiences but I'm left just as I was. I inquire and reply. I think I'm too traumatized to come back to reality. I consider if I am crazy... I consider wether or not I can know what you say. I'm tired of confusion...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 30

    Often my thoughts have to be explained over

    and over..I'm very patient but would be nice to partake in conversations with like minds. assumed to be one thing ..upset...etc...when really all I'm doing is using as many words as it may take to bring an understanding..sometimes it works but not usually....so .I digress....
    caramelpeace caramelpeace
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 10

    People try to understand you,

    but how can they say they understand you when you don't understand yourself?
    AngelaBelle AngelaBelle
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2014

    Being understood is a gift

    so when people do understand you be grateful! I've had frustration on numerous occasions as I've found people do not always look at things from my point of view and instead just see an upset or aggravated person and not stop and wonder why that is or how I'm feeling as from my...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 3, 2015
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire
    18-21, M
    Jun 17, 2014

    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
    Feb 11, 2014
    misunderstoodandmisled misunderstoodandmisled
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    i am a babygirl. A couple of days ago

    when i was fixing my room my mom told me that my room looks like a cross between a grown woman's room and a little girl. when she said that I laughed. Tonight my family and i finished dinner and we were all just doing our own thing. Well i dunno why but i decided to Google...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015

    By everyone to be honest.

    The only people I ever try and talk to are my family now. But they don't seem to understand. My mum never seems to understand what my issue is and ends up making me feel like an a-hole, while saying she knows me plentifully. But really, I think she would realise that the fact I...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 4
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