I Am Not What People Expect

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    Not shy by a long way.

    But I am quiet as I believe that if you've not got something key and significant to say, then don't. So this is what others think of me. What they are often surprised by is the distinct character that can rise from the smouldering ashes at times!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Jun 6, 2015

    Hi this I can really relate to people want me

    to be what they want my horrible family were like it but I want to be the person I want to be and I'm not what people expect but I am me and thats a good thing
    lor44 lor44
    18-21, F
    Oct 11, 2015

    People Judge Me All The Time

    I am judged constantly by the house I live in, the car I drive, the fact that my family is comfortable, I have two great kids and my life seems outwardly perfect. For that fact people judge me think that I am a snob and they cannot get past the superficial things. For that I have...
    Killmenow74 Killmenow74
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Nov 8, 2013
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2015

    Sometimes, I am not even what I myself expect.

    Change is good. Changing for the better, BETTER.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    46-50, F
    May 19, 2015

    People think i Look hispanic i am actually

    japanese people think im talkative im very shy they think im smart i am very idiotic people think im cool i think im very weird and boring.
    Izzy2002 Izzy2002
    13-15, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    More Than Meets The Eye

    For starters I am a 21-year-old African-American/Black female, 5'7, short hair, curvy body, and a bright smile. Unlike society's stereotypical belief: I am not a fan big of mainstream rap, I am smart, I am physically and emotionally strong. I have a loving family and great...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

    Truth From A Pathological Liar

    To the few friends who have met me this may or may not come as a surprise but I can be a very blunt, honest person. I'm honest about my reasons for being on the site and honest about my reasons for selecting my friends. I like to listen to people, offer up advice from my...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Jan 27, 2012

    Qualifications and Credentials.

    You look at my resume and you have no idea who I am. You talk to my friends, family, co-workers, former employers, and you have no idea who I am. You talk to my pastor, my doctor, my pizza delivery guy, and you have no idea who I am. You talk to me, you have no idea who I am...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl
    36-40, F
    6 Responses May 15, 2008

    As soon as they see the tattoos,

    most people think "jailbird", "punk" or god knows what else. I hate it, I'm not a bad person and I wish people would get out of that mindset. :/
    ireallylikebacon ireallylikebacon
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Dec 23, 2013

    People expect me to be this weird,

    shy,funny,and quiet girl.but in reality i'm just sad.And that's when they are shocked and they start looking at me differently so i just keep my mouth shut
    Psychoimagination14 Psychoimagination14
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2015


    I'm not HOT or GOREGOUS....I don't have an AMAZING FIGURE or a FLAT STOMACH ...I'm far from being considered a MODEL...but, I'm ME ! I eat FOOD... I have CURVES... I AM more VOLUPTUOUS than I should be... I have SCARS... I have a HISTORY....Some people LOVE ME...some LIKE ME...
    OsageAphrodite OsageAphrodite
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Jan 19, 2012

    This is so true about me!

    Right now I have purple/pinkish hair, a septum ring, 5/8 plugs in my ear lobs and well over 30 tattoos. I love to express myself with my appearance. Most people don't know that I am one of the most kind/caring person you will ever meet! I had a hard childhood being raised...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 19, 2015

    Well laugh my f *** off,

    I just joined yesterday, and well I just noticed that I had my Gender on TRANS!!! Wtf!!! πŸ˜πŸ˜œπŸ˜›πŸ˜› no offence to all the trannies out there, but I was wondering why my activity was a bit slowish . Humor me circle of friends, did you notice this 😳😁😝😝😝 too...
    Liberty21 Liberty21
    46-50, F
    5 Responses May 1, 2014

    Not At All

    I was a sexually abused child. I was a prostitute from 15-22 I was am a drug addict and alcoholic (I have been clean and sober for 24 years) I am lesbian I am an ER nurse I love cars I am rebuilding the engine for my Olds 442 I drive a Shelby Cobra I have tattoos and a piercing...
    TexasTerri TexasTerri
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jan 27, 2013
    Lelayla Lelayla
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 6, 2015

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    chavacc11 chavacc11
    26-30, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    It's ridiculous that men assume

    because I have short hair that I'm gay... At first it pissed me off but now I like it because I scare the homophobes... ;-)
    marladurden13 marladurden13
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    sadeccaa sadeccaa
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2015

    I may seem happy and wonderful on my outside

    but please dont judge me by that. It doesnt really tell you anything. It is so easy to put a cover over what we are truly.
    ninja5593 ninja5593
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2014

    Since I was born, I was tiny,

    squeaky voice, and I had an inocent face, everyone thinks I am a saint, but I am not, everyone thinks I never have a crush on a guy and that I am a responsible person, but I am not. I like heavy metal, I use to smoke, I go to concerts and go wild, I do sports, I am not feminine...
    remyphoenixitsme remyphoenixitsme
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    More often than not, a person's initial views

    of me change when they take the time to get to know me, and it's usually for the better.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 25, 2014

    Sin Of Presumption

    A dog was so faithful that the woman could leave her baby with it and go out to attend other matters. She always returned to find the child soundly asleep with the dog faithfully watching over him. One day something tragic happened. The woman as usual, left the baby in the...
    vewragid vewragid
    8 Responses Apr 6, 2013

    Recently, I've been queued in

    that I might be a psychopath/sociopath, whatever. Yes, I'm empathic and for the last couple years believed that maybe I was bipolar. A dear acquaintance has a hard time believing so but yesterday, indicated that it's possible I'm a psychopath (without judgement). She's three...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    it's too hard to get inside of my head

    and it drives people crazy. lol I'm not a stereotypical "black girl" i have natural hair yes, and i can get loud but i have class that i don't think most young women have and that's surprising to most guys. I'm into fashion and styles so I'm edgy with my clothing, i get called...
    taylercm taylercm
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2013

    Lets Get To The Point

    She followed behind him anxiously waiting for privacy. They closed the door and it was on. She grabbed his belt and pulled him quickly to her. His weight pushed her against the door. They kissed hungrily as hands traveled. She took hold of the belt again, this time sliding it out...
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Jul 8, 2013

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    coryleecc11 coryleecc11
    26-30, F
    Oct 11, 2015

    I don't know if I'm super sensitive

    but I know my face reads disinterested, awkward, funny looking or not too bright or something. I just always wish my outside would match my inside. I know I'm smart, sweet,intriguing, and I have so much potential. But people see the outside first and They are not really...
    toniyl toniyl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015

    People tend to think im a fun person.

    But im just insane. And once you get to know me, you get a little scared. Those who dont get scared typically end up being my good friends
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 4, 2015

    Dreams I Feel

    Sometimes light can give you nightmares. I live those nightmares in the dark. When I sleep the blood trickles through my brain, and my dark holding a light. These images I whole heartedly trust in, give me trouble. As if it were real enough to touch, feel, and taste. I breath...
    sunsetlimited sunsetlimited
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2013

    I surprise people big time

    when they hear about my past. This is because I've been fairly successful in my education/ career development so far in life. I have come a long ways from what I was born into. Many people don't know that I was raised in foster care from 6-18 years old. They don't know that I've...
    misskp misskp
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    I have no need to explain who

    and how I am...life is only one...yours! either you appreciate it or waste it!! whatever happens...you can learn from it, however painful, or you can let it destroy you...let it eat you up inside or let it go, accept it and move on and forge a life worth living...whatever doesn...
    Bfive Bfive
    26-30, M
    Sep 16, 2015
    Casanova777 Casanova777
    18-21, M
    Jun 3, 2015

    I'Ve Known This For Years But It'S Been Getting More In Depth

    People obviously use stereotypes to classify others by a first glance. It's kind of programmed into our brains to do this. But as time has passed, it's gone from just a basic impulse to something that is used to judge and degrade people sometimes. I'm not saying I'm innocent of...
    FreeSpirit2012 FreeSpirit2012
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 25, 2013

    I'm not the person everyone sees on the outside.

    I look to be a happy wife love my hubby and lookalike a perfect marriage. But I'm not happy with my marriage. I am bored with hubby and the lack of sex turned me off him. I am in love with another man. Head over heels over him. I am a very successful business woman and would...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2014

    Aurora Thunder

    I feel fear. That feels like heat in my neck and tightening of my scalp. I feel like I do when I watch scary B-grade SciFi movies. I love scary B-grade SciFi movies. I don’t fear fear. I am at peace with fear. I love peace. I embrace fear. I feel confused. It feels like my eyes...
    simplygirl simplygirl
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Apr 7, 2013

    I feel like I bother people just by being

    alive im sorry im not perfect the way you expect me to be im just being true to myself
    KrissiaGeramie KrissiaGeramie
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 21, 2015

    On the outside I look like every woman

    who lives next door or down your road. Mid thirties, long dark hair. Still fairly slim, attractive (in the right light!). Never short of admirers but all very normal, very average. Underneath I am different. My passion, my fantasies, whilst extreme, kinky, are not so very...
    mendmybrokenwings mendmybrokenwings
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2013

    This Is Who I Am... Don't Expect Too Much For Me!

    I'm not that smart enough person, I just wear glasses because my eye was damage because of the radiation i always hangout on my computer.... I'm not that quite person... I'm maybe bad girl, i drink liquor, I'm one of a party people... You might think that i only focused my study...
    hunnypooh102513 hunnypooh102513
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2013

    How I look, how I talk,

    and what I actually know are all totally different so don't judge first impressions
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 18, 2015

    Its more apparent in my personal taste.

    I love jazz and swing dancing. I believe I was born in the wrong era. I go to an event and I'm the only odd ball out. I see the "why is she here?" stares. As uncomfortable as it may be, I am not going to stop being me. Period.
    macabre00 macabre00
    26-30, F
    Aug 27, 2015
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2015

    When people first meet me I've been told

    that they didn't like me because they thought I was mean. On the other hand when we talked I turned out to be really chill. I'm not a complete ***** but I do act like it most of the time especially to around people I don't know because for some reason it makes me feel better. It...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 10, 2014

    There's a lot more to me

    than meets the eye. In school people often see me as quiet, shy, innocent even. The real me is insane, off-the-wall and disconcerts others with her humour. If you're fortunate enough for me to allow you to get to know me better, you're in for a real surprise ;)
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 29, 2014

    I have many tattoos and body modifications.

    But some days I really wish I didn't. Everyone ether looks at me like I'm crazy or like I'm just a punk. I wish people would get to know me cause I'm actually a really nice person. It's just hard for me to show emotions.
    someguy12345678901 someguy12345678901
    Jul 5, 2015

    they expect me to grow up ,

    to be strong all the time, they expect that i won't care
    linadabaghie linadabaghie
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    When people first meet me I'm a quit person

    untill I get to know you .. Alot of people took that as I was stuck up.. it was hard to get boyfriends when I was younger cause they said they were scared to approch me and it was hard to make good friends too at first.. But once they got to know me they realized they were wrong...
    lovelee83 lovelee83
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    Im A Guy Thats Not Into A Lot Of "guy things"

    i have no interest in sports of any kind. no interest in cars whatsoever. no interest in guns or hunting. in fact i am kind of an animal person. who says i cant like metal music and also think kittens are cute? i am not the type to make random sexual comments about "hot" women...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Apr 4, 2011

    I'm not at all what people expect.

    I look like the girl next door but when you close the doors, something changes......
    LindsayX10 LindsayX10
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Dec 20, 2013

    I Am A Dying Breed.

    I am a dying breed. I wake up early and work hard from the moment I wake up to the time my head hits the pillow. feel like a man out of my own time. I'm young and independent. I work two jobs, go to school, maintain my farm. I stand up for what I believe in and I never backed...
    Brenton8Sumters Brenton8Sumters
    22-25, M
    8 Responses Nov 5, 2012

    Hidden in the depths of the subconscious A

    woman was being breed She lay dormant for years Learning, watching, waiting, yearning to be free The darkness is the womb which she grew During the hard times she was able to get a glimpse of the reality outside the dark A taste of freedom was to much for the woman to bear Her...
    kaigeshadowwalker kaigeshadowwalker
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2014

    Being a 21-year old black male college football

    player comes with its fair share of stereotypes. The funny thing is that I don't fit about 99% percent of them, together or individually. Because of this, lots of people reject me because I don't "make sense" to them and I'm not what society has portrayed people who fit my...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    If people knew me, knew us.

    .. Yes, we're strict in our lives but I don't think people realize strictness doesn't mean you don't let your hair down with each other. Sometimes I laugh to think of some people's faces if they knew.
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    I think Mulan (Disney movie) says it better

    than I ever could: Look at me I will never pass for a perfect bride Or a perfect daughter Can it be I'm not meant to play this part? Now I see That if I were truly to be myself I would break my family's heart Who is that girl I see Staring straight Back at me? Why is my...
    teach82 teach82
    31-35, F
    May 2, 2014

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    !! You'll love me so go check out my videos. Hope you likeπŸ˜‹http://youtu.be/G--t2VKteho You could also just look me up---> theyloverichar1
    theyloverichar1 theyloverichar1
    16-17, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    I have realized that the person I appear to be

    based on my profile experiences is not an entirely accurate depiction of who I am (see also:i am multifaceted). EP is my confessional. Maybe that is ridiculous, but it doesn't matter. All of my posts are stream of consciousness which often makes me feel like an idiot afterwards...
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse
    31-35, F
    Feb 27, 2015

    I Pack A Wallop

    I try to warn people not to underestimate me. But I'm a little bit soft spoken, cheerful and helpful. I think before I speak and I wear a genuine smile for no apparent reason. (Seriously, strangers have stopped me in the street to ask what I'm smiling about.) So when I issue this...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday
    36-40, F
    15 Responses Feb 20, 2011
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