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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? 13,169 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

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    I see things very clearly right from the off.

    With people and situations, although I go along with most things and do not let people I know the reality I see through the niceties.
    lilliesmakemesmile lilliesmakemesmile 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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

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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

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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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    My wife freaks out when she thinks I am

    noticing other women, so I have to pretend I don't notice them, unless she brings it up. I have learned to just notice things and keep my mouth shut.
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 9

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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

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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

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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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    i can pick up on alot of things w/ people

    even in movies and real life i might just pick up the secret relationships in a plot/situation lol but when it comes to me i dont ever notice when someone likes me or anything, in my head its like where were the signs
    storylover6 storylover6 13-15, F May 5

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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

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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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    I Can Clearly See Your Behavioral Habits

    I am very observant concerning an individual's personality and motives. I have had extensive training in the criminal justice, legal, military, and mental health professions. I definitely know what others are thinking usually. That is why I am seldom surprised in their responses...
    happynpregnant happynpregnant 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    it isnt a bad thing. ive cut off people

    because i actually watched them and realized i dont need them. its pretty helpful in determining how people are like. i can pretend i dont care and that im not paying attention but i am. its always a good idea lol.
    kieshi kieshi 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I see you when I'm not looking,

    I hear you when I'm not paying attention. I take in as much as I can with each glance. Some say I'm nosy,I just say I'm curious.
    ptkrazy69 ptkrazy69 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 25

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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 1 Response Aug 10

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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

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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

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    yep...nothing better

    than trying to put all the puzzle altogether. Computers cannot do that.
    retrograding retrograding 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Don't mistake my kindness

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

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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 6 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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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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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 8

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    You might never be able to tell

    but I am always judging you.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 1

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    I love when im able to tell someone what they

    have recently been doing just by noticing the small details and changes in them since I last saw them much like how Sherlock was able to tell someone's life story just by looking at them.
    OscarMC OscarMC 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I'm a stepdad with 4 daughters.

    Their dad passed away almost 13 years ago. All have grown up except the youngest who is 17. We were close the first 6 years of out marriage. Then she got a computer and that is when she began to change. She hates me today mainly because I'm not her father. She doesn't respect me...
    bubley bubley 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm that guy who constantly evaluates,

    categorizes and summarizes everyone with whom I'm acquainted. You'll never know it's happening, and I'll hate myself, ideologically, for doing so, but it's a simple truth. Every decision we make is a value judgement, for better or worse. Who we spend our time with; what we...
    PoisonedQuill PoisonedQuill 41-45, M 1 Response May 27

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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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    Often catching many things

    before others, but avoids saying anything to avoid giving off a strange vibe, labeled a freak etc. How many of you have I described? Many, I bet. Why do we feel the need to hide? I mean, I know the reason why, but why does it matter?
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    I Pay Attention To Everthing.

    Sometimes what a person is not saying tells me as much as what they are trying to shovel my way. I have the ability to size a person up in the first 3 minutes of conversation....vocabulary and accents give away details. I pay attention to my surroundings as well. I have a uncanny...
    jatpack3 jatpack3 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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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 1 Response Jul 23

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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 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    you may not think it

    but i always understand situations and what is going on around me i just choose not to except what i have seen or heard if it is something i do not like :(
    Hemanwar Hemanwar 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Rocketraccoon Rocketraccoon 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 23

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    I can come across as absent-minded

    and disorganized, so people tend to treat me like I'm simple. I play along, I've learnt that it's better that way. If someone's acting dodgy I pretend I haven't noticed, but secretly I've taken in every detail of them, what they are doing and what they are wearing. That way if I...
    Th3DayDreamer Th3DayDreamer 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Yeah. Those little details

    and actions. I make molehills into mountains. Read into all the petty details. I blame studying literature and writing essay explaining significance. Well, partially blame it. I just have my quirks.
    magcracken13 magcracken13 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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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

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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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    Why is it always the underage kids asking to

    talk wtf where are the older ppl smh
    Rocketraccoon Rocketraccoon 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 18

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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

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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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    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...
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F Jul 14

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    Slilent Observer

    People assume because I don't say much in their presence, mainly because I don't know them, that I'm a quiet and shy person. However that's not the reason. I'm the kind of person who likes to sit back and observe my surroundings and study people/things so I can get a better...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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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

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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 13-15, F 24 Responses Jan 10

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    Many times I have to pretend I don't know

    something about someone so I don't look like a stalker.I don't purposely learn about people, I just notice things.
    forgiveyouforgetyoutheend forgiveyouforgetyoutheend 13-15, F Jun 27

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