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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? 13,969 People

    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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    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...
    Actactualaredy Actactualaredy 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2015

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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 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    I tend to think of social interactions on EP

    as likened to activities at a public market, where anonymity influences the value of the items being sold, and self-disclosure is the currency. Generally, when a buyer learns more about an item, the more he'll be interested in buying it. Buyers look for different things. Some...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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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 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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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 Jun 30, 2015

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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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    I tend to watch, observe,

    listen, understand and learn about people. I like to be anonymous. I love to blend, the best feeling that gives me a rush is when you know me or you have an idea of me and when I approach you and I want to learn more of you, I am completely forgotten about. As mysterious as I...
    UndisclosedInformation UndisclosedInformation 18-21, M Jan 16

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    Hahahaha i may not say anything

    but don't think i didn't see it or hear it.... not everything needs to be discussed or put out ni public for everyone to know. but i do
    1ddubya 1ddubya 46-50, M Oct 3, 2015

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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 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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    People tend to think I'm oblivious,

    I just pretend things aren't happening, even my parents think it sometimes. But they're all wrong, very wrong.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Jul 5, 2015

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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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    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+, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Sometimes I just pretend I didn't hear you

    or I don't understand. They have no idea how much I really know. Its a good thing too, they will underestimate me and one day.... they will understand.
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M Jul 26, 2015

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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 see all things, hidden

    or not, Sometimes I even open my eyes. Perhaps the flesh needs confirmation of what the heart and soul already knows.
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45 4 Responses Jul 5, 2015

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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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    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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    Sometimes I feel I'm too perceptive.

    For me it's almost tangible. I can see (sometimes even feel) the hidden feelings in the air as much as people see smog. I can watch the interaction between people and often I'm quick to pick on the emotions being played between to the two. Some people find it creepy. Meh. I don...
    js246 js246 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2015

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    There are too many creeps in this app,

    it's such a shame. But I know there are people that want to use this app for sharing experiences and find that bond with others. Please, do not message me if you are not that kind of people.
    sharestry sharestry 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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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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    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, 2015

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    I'm constantly watching things.

    but because of that I don't notice normal stuff. I watch people I hate the most because I fell that they plot against me. people that talk to me, I can almost predict what they are going to talk about or where the conversation is gonna end up.
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F Jul 5, 2015

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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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    This group describes me

    so well, people acting a certain way. Shoot I see right through that.
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117 18-21, M Jul 5, 2015

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    I sometimes play a little dumb in order to keep

    things between people more affable. I think I tend to do this so I can avoid taking sides when friends or classmates get a bit hot headed. It's a useful defence mechanism for a socially inept person like myself. I am very opinionated and over analyse nearly everything that I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 11, 2015

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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 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 1, 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2015

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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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    Behind my shy, quiet,

    and I dare say a little aloof, facade, is a very observant woman. I'm busy taking in all the information around me-assessing the situation for safety, threats, who is likely to be a friend, and who is worth getting to know. Sometimes it's downright exhausting.
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    "Sometimes you have to play the fool to fool

    the fool who thinks they're fooling you." Often times, I'm not even trying to come across as oblivious. I just naturally act like I lack an understanding of basic concepts. It's quite a boon; you gain more information from people when they don't think you'll take the time to...
    Inanis Inanis 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2015

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    I'm an old cavalryman.

    It was my job to observe.
    BlueStateSaint BlueStateSaint 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 15, 2015

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    Don't mistake my kindness

    for stupidity. :)
    QueenS0fia QueenS0fia 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 16, 2015

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    I was looking on Instagram at people/pages i

    was recommended to follow when I saw a picture of a woman in a bikini. I wanted to see if the person was someone i knew that was posting that kind of garbage, but it was just a Victoria's Secret page. I was also curious as to what people were saying about it, and as I looked...
    Countrybae Countrybae 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2015

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    So true if you see me at school im always

    sticking my nose in a book but what no one knows is that i listen to whats going on around me, i mean i DO read the book but i also stubble on peoples conversations im off and on. Its not nosy i only do it so i can "read" while the people who dont like me talk about me, its hard...
    pinkitten18 pinkitten18 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2015

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    I may be the quiet guy but,

    I am observing pretty much everyone within my range. People tend to be really surprised when I actually give them advice and it works their reply is mostly "how do you know? you don't even talk"
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M Jan 27

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    Most of the time, I don't say anything

    because I am waiting for the other person to have enough rope to hang himself. That, or its just fun seeing how many ways a person can lie about the same thing. It always amazes me how underestimated I am by others. Maybe they should be more observant.
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 14, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I pick up on literally everything.

    But what's the point? You can't do anything about it unless you are in a place of power to do so. If you pick up on other people's negative energy, micro-expressions, underhanded motives and actions and then point these things out, they just deny deny deny! And now they know...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

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    mm mysterious messages are becoming

    and an often event. i wonder if spiritual links are wakig up
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F Jan 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 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    So the other day I was sitting in the living

    room watching my brothers play bloodborn and they probably didn't realize I was right behind them, because they started talking about how bitchy my mom is (which is true) and the listed off all kinds of bs she's done/ said. Well about three minutes in I joined the conversation...
    nitroxy nitroxy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2015

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