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I Am Not What People Expect

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    I know for a fact the people around me expect

    me to fail! Expect me to grow up and be on Goverment assistance to be a hoe to be an addict i know but im not i know what my parents do and have done doesnt mean im interested in being a **** up im really not i know where i live at its easy to lose hope and give up on me but im...
    XblueXroseX XblueXroseX 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 4

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    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 31-35, F 6 Responses May 15, 2008

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    I think I'm scare people away

    for strange questions I ask! I'm just a curious lady!
    wifey628 wifey628 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Ha! People call me calm

    and kinda cute when they first meet me, but nonononono. I have never been to a doctor to see, but I think I have ADHD, and I'm always loud and talkative.
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    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 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    When you look at me what do you see?

    I seem to mirror what people want to see but that's not the truth. Do you see a ditzy white girl princess ? Wrong. I lived most of my life in a war torn central american country and have been around a lot more tragedy and poverty that you might be surprised. Do you see a poor...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Whenever I get into a relationship I suddenly

    become totally uninterested in the guy. Every relationship I've had I always dump the guy. I don't know why this happens to me.
    lunamars lunamars 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    People think I'm this quite girl

    who never says a word until you get to know my perverted true self.
    Hisokara Hisokara 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    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 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Man's Got To Know His Limitations

    You expect me to be the nice guy, the one who will always be there. The stir fry BBQ specialist who will mince his soul into little pieces and sprinkle teriyaki sauce over it then BBQ my heart brisket and cut it like tenderloin for the masses to have something to eat. You think I...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 4 Responses May 28, 2011

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    Eyes And Ears Tell Different Stories

    Alot of people look at me and think I'm a dumb jock/all brawn and no brains. I've learned throughout the years that just because people look a certain way doesn't mean they think or act a certain way. I like surprising people for sure, but it does get annoying.
    akozyahoo akozyahoo 26-30, M 7 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    People see my husband

    and I as a happy and loving couple. I wonder what they would say if they knew the truth. After three years together, I stabbed him in the back with a small knife during a fight. He recovered without serious complications and fabricated a cover story to keep me out of prison or...
    SleepyBee SleepyBee 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    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 9 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    Yes I'm quiet I have always been

    that way I only talk when I have something to say I am very respectful to everyone I know I am kind good natured
    Gracie182 Gracie182 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Something I Like To Tell People...

    ...when they decide that they don't like me, or approve of me, or decide I'm a horrible person. "I AM a monster... I'm just not the monster YOU THINK I AM."
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    I've recently been told

    that some people's initial thought/perception of me was that I was confident, charismatic and that I seemed intimidating. I found this ironic as I have literally been known as the shy and quiet one my entire life, even when I was a child (apart from when I was about 2 and seemed...
    twiggy93 twiggy93 18-21, F Feb 13

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    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 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    As a young ********, not many people believe

    that I am a book worm paying for my degree in English Literature. I don't do any hard drugs or sell my body for money, but because of where I work people think you're trash. I'm actually a run of the mill university student hoping to get a head start when I am debt free at the...
    MistressLexus MistressLexus 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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    My ex's best friend keeps telling me I'm

    worthless and that I should go die and I should hang myself in his honor, maybe I should listen to him.. I already cut up my leg with a blade last night. My bathtub was filled with blood, my upper thigh is full of angry red cuts... Maybe he will be satisfied now..
    audralina09 audralina09 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I am not really sure what people expect.

    ..So I am always a little surprised when people tell me you are not at all what I expected. I hear that a lot.  It always bothers me.  What exactly did you think I was going to be, a stuck up snob, a *****, unkind, someone who would think less of you because of who your are...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    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

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    USe your smile to change the world BUT

    DONT LET THIS WORLD CHANGE YOUR SMILE............
    isabelarao isabelarao 18-21, F Feb 25

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    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 22-25, M 11 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    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 17 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    I'm A Girly-man

    That's what my wife says, and I agree. I'm not effeminate in mannerism, I don't dress well (unless I have to), I'm hairy, I burp/scratch at inappropriate times, I'm a football junkie, i'm not pretty, I don't dote on my appearance, I love to eat guy-food, 100% heterosexual, and I...
    BozoBuckets BozoBuckets 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    I'm A Psychopath

    Over the years I've gained a reputation for being the nicest guy, the one who will always help you with your homework, the one who takes time out of his day to help you with your problems or help you start a project. I've always been known as the greatest boyfriend. People don't...
    ridingthebullet ridingthebullet 18-21, M 29 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    One of the major changes I made in my life

    since I started dating my boyfriend was to never judge someone, because they might just surprise you. Not everything is what it seems. People have made judgments about me and sometimes it is hurtful, so I try my best not to do the same to others.
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Right now I'm a freshman in highschool

    and don't really make new friends because i am about 6' and am seclusive, so most people think I am intimidating, mean and/or not wanting anything to do with them. I have also been told that i look like a heavy stoner. When in reality, I'm a nice guy and want to be everyone's...
    MedivalJolk MedivalJolk 13-15, M Jan 3

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    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 26-30 9 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    Usually when people talk to me online,

    they assume that I'm a sociable and out-going, but if you were to meet me in person, you would see something else entirely different: A shy, insecure, and very soft spoken person. I get nervous around people I don't know or haven't met, sometimes even afraid (I have trouble...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Syzygy11 Syzygy11 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I am not an ordinary person,

    but I look like it. I'm a stay at home mom. Average looking. But I have amazing talent. When people find out about it, they say "YOU did this?" yea. ME. Me, okay?! I did. if I was a man I would be taken seriously.
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    The Opposite

    A lot of people believe that I'm really mean when they first meet me, or rather, before they get to know me. I can't pin point why that is, but I am not a mean person. I've been rude to a few before, but for a valid reason. I'm normally very nice and I try to sort out the...
    Sapphinja Sapphinja 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    People look at me and think I'm quiet

    and collected human being. Truth is I'm a green giraffe with purple spots ✌
    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M Feb 5

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    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...
    aprilsums aprilsums 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I am who I am I love hard I'm emotional I have

    a wild side and I'm determined to get what I want
    misskriss27 misskriss27 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    When people meet me they get the impression

    that I'm stuck up or a snob just because of my looks and I hate it. I am extremely chill haha
    Emilycatherine2 Emilycatherine2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    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

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    This is kind of awkward to talk about.

    .. Uh, well...I'm a pretty big guy with a frown plastered on my face 24/7 (It's my face, I can't help it). I'm not hideous or anything of the sort, but I suppose I can understand why people would want to keep their distance. Oh...and it doesn't help that I also have this large...
    LReid23 LReid23 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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    people tend to see me

    as shy and stupid but behind that i am crazy and loud and really don't give two poops about peoples opinions on me, also I only seem dumb coz I constantly daydream which is not stupidity, the shyness just comes from too lazy to talk to new people not shy from it
    Sumptous Sumptous 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    The relationships that I have been in this far,

    excluding one have been online. I was inexperienced in this kind of stuff. Guys thought I was beautiful and cute. Of I was beautiful on the inside on the outside I was obese and an outcast in my school but online I was thought of as beautiful and that was so baffling and so I...
    DomoNagron DomoNagron 22-25, M a week ago

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    When it comes to the type of music I listen to,

    some people expect me to be the type that would listen to R & B and hip hop/rap music, simply because I'm black. So you can imagine the look on people's faces when they realize that while I do listen to some hip hop and R & B, the majority of my music collection is heavy metal...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Mar 7

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    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 31-35 8 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    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 9 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    I know I sound okay..

    . But I'm devastated by this break up... I feel like I have no one to talk to ... And I really don't ... I know the pain is temporary but fudge mutha fudge... This **** hurts the heart.
    Luna77721 Luna77721 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Just A Scarlet Rip In The Arm Pit Of Time

    The rancid rain peels away the fleshy folds of a deep slumbering dream. Mental haze shape shifts into tokens of hope drifting on a chemtrail that magically illuminates the dust covered playground in the vision of a forgotten love letter dripping with shame, that sleeps in the...
    2nddaybliss 2nddaybliss 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Me

    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 16 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    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 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    "Don't Judge A Person At First Sight" - I have

    often been told that I look serious, quiet, aloof and at times, overly dispassionate (which is, rather true in a sense) but once they get to really know me, they find out that I'm talkative when I'm excited, like blurting out sarcastic and strange statements and I'm almost...
    jadetheloner jadetheloner 16-17, F Feb 15

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