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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? 13,439 People

    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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

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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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    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 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

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    Don't mistake my kindness

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

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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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    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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    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

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    Sometimes it is best to seem ignorant

    than let others think they have to be any number of steps ahead of me. Plus it's sometimes pretty neat surprising people! :-D
    LeaveITournes LeaveITournes 18-21 2 Responses Nov 8

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jun 8

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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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    Sometimes I wish I wasn't!

    U know "Ignorance is bliss" lol
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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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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    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 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

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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

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    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 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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    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 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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    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

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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

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    thats right and I know more

    than u could ever fathom. ;)
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jun 9

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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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    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

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    eman12345678 eman12345678 13-15, M Nov 6

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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

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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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