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I Am More Observant Than I Let On

Ever get called oblivious but have the secret pleasure that you know more than they think? 13,741 People

    I'm quiet and don't say much

    unless it's important and worthwhile. I despise speaking just to supplement an unnecessary conversation. I sit back and observe all the people in my life. I listen to how they speak and watch their actions. I never let on my conclusions, but I know who I can and cannot trust...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F Aug 10, 2014

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    i think people who don't observe things have a

    problem. It's frustrating how could u not notice people around you
    flamedvelvet flamedvelvet 18-21, F Feb 3

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    i am a very quite person.

    its surprising how often this angers and/or intimidates people. i am constantly asked why im so quite. you learn more from listening than talking. people will unintentionally tell you everything.
    ambular1006 ambular1006 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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    Some times I wish could stop cataloguing

    everyone I meet or know according to danger and how to react. And some times I wish I wouldn't pick up on their interesting habits. And often peculiar characteristics and start deducing and predicting what they will do. And no one ever seems to realise.
    AbyssalSilence AbyssalSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    My friends always say

    that I'm psychic because I can foresee when I relationship is ending but I just look at the signs, or through my observations predict outcomes . It's no magic but it good to observe
    marielyndia marielyndia 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2014

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    Miracles can happen. And

    when they do if itwere possible to still believe in them reasonwould find a way to hold them within reach.That's how terrifying. Our secured yearningbrings along our fear of it's departure. Whysometimes invitations to heaven got met withtrepidation. Sorrows felt when found...
    Actfactualaready Actfactualaready 56-60, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm an old cavalryman.

    It was my job to observe.
    BlueStateSaint BlueStateSaint 46-50, M Jun 15

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    I see everything. I remember everything.

    It drives me nuts. As well as observing everything, I remember everything. Not even the important stuff. The small minute details. Things people say to me. Things that happen to me. They haunt me and I don't know what to really do about it. No one else really understands that I...
    4EVRANDEVR 4EVRANDEVR 16-17, F Dec 9, 2014

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    sometimes I pretend I don't know

    or remember something to spare other people getting embarassed.
    melsn1320 melsn1320 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    sometimes I wonder how much can we observe

    and know about a person in just five minutes and can anyone do it with practice or its just some specific people
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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    I saw and... I just realized

    that those poor people who sell themselves to whoever demons of everynight. . . Who sells love and their pride and dignity to others for money. And in exchange some buy it for drugs... I think I understand why they buy drugs despite that It may kill them right before their very...
    CursedRaven CursedRaven 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I know I hve everything

    that you need, theoretically.. just not the things that you want...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    You’re scared of the way I make you feel

    because you don’t want to feel anything.
    heymaia heymaia 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    Another repeat. Wow.

    Yes hide when cautious words fail.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I pretend to be off in my own little world,

    & I pretend to not know what's going on & say "what" when people ask me questions. But the truth is I am observing. I am watching you & your little group. Finding your weaknesses. Learning how you do things, how you see the world. I am finding out your secrets & you don't even...
    spookyclair spookyclair 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    How many men does it take to screw in a light

    bulb? One … men will screw anything.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I can be very observant especially

    when I'm quiet. I kinda love to people watch anyway. Sometimes I'll just be super quiet and seem to be busy and listen in on conversations. I used to be in Girl Scouts and most of the girls were popular or just to me had interesting lives so when they would gossip and just...
    JKenagy JKenagy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I can tell you everything about yourself with

    just a picture or light conversation. Anyone want to test me?
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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    I seem to always catch a fleeting expression,

    a look in someone's eye... When having a conversation and we both look away but I glance back at the person I'm with and in that second I can see everything you're thinking. How you feel about me, how you're pretending that you're happy for me when you're actually jealous, how...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Indeed. One of the hardest things I (may

    ever) do, is to see right through someone, yet not say anything or make a judgment and still treat them with decorum. But at some point, perhaps we need to. Otherwise it feels false or like a false relationship. Most don't want pure raw honesty unless it is flattering to them.
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 25 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Yeah, a LOT. If I walk in a restaurant,

    I probably would know one or two license plates on cars outside and start counting the people and, of course, check for any visible weapons on any people I can see because I'm paranoid and I ain't dying.
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    It's Easier To Be Angry...

    ...than to admit you're hurt.
    lipbloss lipbloss 36-40, F 19 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    Talk To The Hand

    I am glad I never used the gesture "talk to the hand" randomly as I found out its true meaning. " Talk to the hand because the ear is not listening" "Talk to the hand because the face does not understand" It is in fact quite a sarcastic gesture!
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 7 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    Just before we fall asleep,

    I always experience this hormone release from the body. kind of like the sleep fairy has sprinkled its dust. It puts the body to asleep. As this hormone or whatever it is, spread across the body and the body slowly goes into sleep mode... more and more we are less and less...
    NobodyFrvr NobodyFrvr 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    A lot of people either think I'm naïve,

    or that I space out a lot. Sometimes, when I'm observing a scene, I get lost in it, and people will snap their fingers in my face, but it's not that my attention has lapsed or that I've spaced out or anything; it's just that the world is JUST THAT fascinating sometimes. I can't...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F Apr 10

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    He holds out his loving hands to all of us.

    Will you take his hand into eternal life or will you cast him away? Irriguardless of your beliefes he believes in us. Every last one of us have the power to change our ways we all have the power to gaze into the darkest abyss and still find his loving Guiding hands.
    damnson4884 damnson4884 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    thats right and I know more

    than u could ever fathom. ;)
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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    I Read People Really Well

    I guess you can say I'm not a trusting sort. I seem to be able to see things about people that others don't see. I try to warn people, but they never listen. No one wants to believe they are stupid.  I hate watching people get taken advantage of because they are too stubborn...
    Maddie99 Maddie99 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    Masticate

    So I was eating lunch with my family, and I said, 'mom do you mind if I watch you masticate?' She nearly choked on her food because she thought I said ********** lol but I told her that the dictionary meaning of masticate means to Chew!
    Nishanae Nishanae 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    The Real Heroes

    The strongest ppl are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about........
    cheeco cheeco 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2011

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    People who don't know me always assume I'm

    quiet. Truth is I like to take in my surroundings as much as possible before I make choices. If I'm not comfortable with you, then I'm always "quiet". But if I can tell you're a genuine person without a BS persona, then you'll get to know the real me. No more wasting my time...
    KellSee1 KellSee1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    Starbucks People

    My daughter convinced me, shortly after I left her Dad, to go have coffee with her at Starbuck's one morning. I was particularly stressed, crying, agitated, etc. I couldn't imagine just going and getting coffee and just sitting. I was busy. She said we would just sit for an hour...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    I have noticed that people

    who exaggerate their difficulties and blow things out of proportion-those we call drama queens- are the people who live boring lives. Their own lives are lackluster and so they try to act out to create some kind of movement in their monotone lives. I grew up with people like...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Oct 17, 2014

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    Watching The World Through Widened Eyes.

    To be underestimated is to gain an advantage.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 5 Responses May 31, 2010

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    I successfully assumed my cousin was pregnant

    before she told anyone. It was because of her change in appetite, her not drinking wine, and her feeling sick which she assumed to be just a bug, but nope. :P x
    ThatGirlSara2 ThatGirlSara2 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    It's Your Own Damn Fault

    ....for keeping me in the dark and never telling me anything. You say I'm nosy and sneaky. I prefer to think of it as having good investigative instincts. Information-gathering skills, if you will. You know....research. :-)
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    I don't act dumb around new people,

    I simply pretend I don't notice certain things to try and figure out what kind of person they are. That way I can decide to trust them or not. It is important to know what your friends are like when your back is turned. You'll be thankful for it in the long run.
    NotAPeoplesPerson NotAPeoplesPerson 16-17, F Feb 2, 2014

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    Sometimes Hood rats make you want to slice

    your throat when you're around them. Unfortunately, I ride the bus and have been for quite some time. People on there cannot help but blurt out their business and opinions. One day in the afternoon, I and other were getting on the bus. I sat next to the window and saw this guy...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    The Observer

    I like to watch people. I like detail. You can learn so much about somebody by looking at their body language. I like to assume things about them, but keep in mind that my assumptions are completely biased. I'll watch how you talk and behave. How you treat others and yourself...
    xxunspokenxx xxunspokenxx 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    So my dog is freaking out she usually sleeps

    near my room in her iglo which she likes. But today she went in and cried so I had to take her out she followed me everywhere and looked scared. She only wants to be around me if I go somewhere she comes after me and wants me to pick her up. I had a weird experience where I felt...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    And it's lonely sometimes.

    most times I have a blast. There is so much to see, to feel, to know. The synchronization of patterns and tones. The art of body language. The tell tale signs that we are not aware of.
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F Jun 16

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    I tend to people watch.

    ...When I'm at the store or at the state fair. Nothin else to do when you live in a small community. I've overheard things I probably shouldn't have heard to be honest with you all.
    BurnMyDread BurnMyDread 18-21, F Jan 15

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    The Senses

    The things I see, hear, feel tell me a lot about a person and a situation.  I love my job as a journalist.  While other reporters are running around trying to get a scoop and cover things and move on to the next "big" story, I watch and observe.  Some of my best stories have...
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    Sergjok Sergjok 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    And it's lonely sometimes.

    most times I have a blast. There is so much to see, to feel, to know. The synchronization of patterns and tones. The art of body language. The tell tale signs that we are not aware of.
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F Jun 16

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    Don't mistake my kindness

    for stupidity. :)
    QueenS0fia QueenS0fia 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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