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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? 13,513 People

    I think Mathew McConaughey & Lupita Nyong'o

    spoke most eloquently while accepting their Oscars. When Lupita said "when I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid" must have stirred many hearts, mine sure did. And when Mathew said...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 3, 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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    I see ,but I don't tell.

    I notice almost everything, but sometimes it's better not to talk.
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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.
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    My brain works really fast putting together all

    the pieces of the puzzle...or possible pieces configurating a different outcome each time.Of course,nothing that I let know.I believe dissapointment and sufferinh had made me this way...preventive.Even then,never is enough. And...how many times I have heard situations of friends...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    You’re scared of the way I make you feel

    because you don’t want to feel anything.
    heymaia heymaia 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    But Let's Talk About Some Easy-to-see Things On Ep, Shall We?

    Here are what I believe are very obvious things that I've learned these past couple weeks on EP- in other words, I didn't have to try very hard to notice these: 1. Watching kittens toy with their prey on confessions... well, I think it is very darn cute.  I named my favorite...
    gotsalsa gotsalsa 41-45, M 14 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    You're More To Me Than What They See...

    It's funny now that I look back a bit on my life. The fact that I almost went insane and got locked up in a mental institution due to the simple fact that I just see things more than most people do. I look deeply, feel deeply, experience deeply. I can see all the details around...
    Guinevere5290 Guinevere5290 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Dumb blond. That's my name.

    No one expects much, which makes life than much easier. People snicker at each comment I make, not realizing I know much more. I memorized everything they haven't and get A's without studying. Yet somehow I'm the idiot. It doesn't matter though. The less they know the better off...
    lostfollower lostfollower 16-17, F 22 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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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 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    thats right and I know more

    than u could ever fathom. ;)
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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    I EXPERIENCED A LOT OFF THINGS THAT YOU NOTICE

    ONCE YOU BECOME RE ABLE WITH DISABILITIES. LIKE FOR INSTANCE HOW THE REST ROOM IN SOME BUSINESSES SEEM SO SMALL AND HARDER TO GET BACK UP FROM A SITTING POSITION UNLESS THEIR IS A SAFETY BAR POSITIONED IN AN ANGLE NEAR YOUR HEAD WHEN YOU REACH TO GET UP WHICH HELPS YOU TO PULL...
    Diane2003 Diane2003 46-50, F Oct 26, 2014

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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.
    MysticIllusions MysticIllusions 18-21, F Jan 15

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    It Seems As If I'm Completely Oblivious But I

    Probably Pay More Attention Than I Should. >,.,<
    ThatOneGothKidxD ThatOneGothKidxD 13-15, M Aug 5, 2014

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    That one awkward moment

    when you observed/noticed something about someone, then pretend not to so you don't sound like a stalker.
    FriendlyCerealKiller FriendlyCerealKiller 18-21 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    It's pretty easy to be observant

    when everyone else is louder than you and it's pretty disappointing to hear how many people have numerous negative thoughts about people they call friends and how much they despise each other. It's also pretty easy to not notice me until I say anything to let people know I'm...
    RealisticSmile RealisticSmile 13-15, F Jul 14, 2014

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    Since ppl already assume

    that I'm a dumb blonde, I play the ditzy role to a t. Even so much as to constantly loose and misplace my stuff. If I appeared to not have a clue, I all the while analyzed what I needed to, and solved a very complicated puzzle. So, shame on you who "assume"
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011 22-25, F Aug 17, 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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    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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    Not all distance is absence.

    ..and not all silence is forgetting...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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 4 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    I act like I don't hear very well.

    It's amazing and appalling what people say when they think no one is listening.
    sanguinius74 sanguinius74 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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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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    Overdrive.

    **Requested by Affinity. :)I am extremely observant. Sometimes i am hyper qued to my surroundings and i am wrong in my calculations but for the most part i am very aware of what is going on, i just dont let anyone know.I gather facts about any given situation and store them so...
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa 70+ 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    I know that you have more

    than one identity. the chameleon that u are. no one knows the truth from lies. sometimes i bet u dont even know whats truth or lies anymore. (or maybe just sometimes.) less than a few know the real real you. beyond that everything is subject to what u want them to see. ;)
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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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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    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.
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 29 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Underestimated all the time

    because of my nice exterior and maybe my selfrealization due to my ADD
    trappedartistsoul trappedartistsoul 26-30, M Jul 14, 2014

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    I pretend I don't notice things people do

    and say, I love analysing behaviour and can read people pretty well straight away.
    redmidget redmidget 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It was really stupid of me to think

    that Marriage is all about stepping into the most hectic part of life until I realized it is one of the most beautiful phases of life.....
    hiddentears hiddentears 22-25, F Oct 26, 2014

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    I am so much more than I let on.

    ... But people that were around me did not want to See that, they only wanted to see what they wanted, no one was interested in the real me..or knowing who I really was. They wanted me to be what they wanted me to be, and not want the me inside, they thought they were...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 14, 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 come off as a really stupid person to some

    people. But I really just overthink everything, so whatever conclusion I come to seems irrational and stupid. :/
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F Jul 23, 2014

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

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    Sometimes I wish I wasn't!

    U know "Ignorance is bliss" lol
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    I am...I will read between lines.

    .. and be paying attention to what you say, how and why you say it... only way to know if you're true or not...at least it has served me good ....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 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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    I see everything, if your trying to hide

    something that's the first thing ill notice. I can tell your not being honest by your eyes and body language. I see your other I treat in women, how you stare at then with hungry eyes. I'd rather go blind than see all of this...maybe I wouldn't be so broken
    MermaidTripp MermaidTripp 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    BronieE BronieE 13-15, M Nov 6, 2014

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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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    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 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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    Very often I observe things

    that many others miss. Sometimes it's more about what is not said, than was is said. Many times I file things away in my mind rather than comment on them. I see things other overlook as they pay little notice to their surroundings. People in my profession are called...
    pakettle pakettle 66-70, M Sep 13, 2014

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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 5 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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