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I Am Not What People Expect

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    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 6 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    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 26-30 Dec 25, 2014

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    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 6 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    Most people don't expect

    that this tshirt and shorts wearing, scruffy faced dude, has a master's degree and is somewhat successful. It throws people off, lol.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 11, 2014

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    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 41-45, F 7 Responses May 1, 2014

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    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

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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 this is true.

    ..... Most people tell me, at some point, I'm just not what they expected. Now I don't always know whether that's a good or a bad thing!!! For whatever reason, appearances seem to be deceiving where I am concerned. I won't lie, I enjoy that to some degree! Keeps things...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 7 Responses Apr 16

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    I appear to be college educated,

    skillful,and a career driven women. But really I am a depressed, regretful,anxious,scared,and lonely. Yes I've graduated from high school and have some college but nothing seemed to fall through as planned. I hate when someone wants to know what do I do. I avoid questions like...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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    His back was facing me imbued with sweet

    vulnerability. I got the chance to superimpose every cellular anatomy of his parts. The hardness of skull beyond my palms; the skin that covers it; and the hair planted among the pores natural of the skin. I thought, if I break his skull, it will be dysfunctional of its purpose...
    pursuitoftheblackwidow pursuitoftheblackwidow 31-35, F Nov 15, 2014

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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 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Lelayla Lelayla 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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    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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    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 3 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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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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    I always up on the boring girl act

    so pervs on here won't talk to me. and it has worked
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F Sep 21, 2014

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    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Mar 11

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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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    I laugh about a lot of things really,

    and it don't worry about emotional guards. What can a guy say to me that can hurt? I have three brothers and I have experienced all kinds of humour and ire with them. No, people expect you to be a defensive female, in the pattern of English girls who have been put upon for so...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Oct 20, 2014

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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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    Hey guys, young beauty guru here!

    !! 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 13-15, F Jul 20

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    they expect me to grow up ,

    to be strong all the time, they expect that i won't care
    linadabaghie linadabaghie 13-15, F 1 Response May 20

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    My friend though i was someone

    who is always cheerful,kind like to help despite not having any advantage and the type that can"t get mad or sad but it"s not true it was all nothing but an act actualy i get deperesed but for a while i was be able act act like i"m ok like i have no problem but this i time i can...
    nagaseiori nagaseiori 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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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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    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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    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...
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I may act like a b!tch on internet,

    but I really am very caring person and I think about others more than myself.
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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    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

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    AyuBDas AyuBDas 18-21, M Jun 3

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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 9 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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 15 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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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 10 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    Sometimes, I am not even what I myself expect.

    Change is good. Changing for the better, BETTER.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 2 Responses May 19

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    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 5 Responses May 21

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    I once had a close friend

    that didn't talk to me for the longest time before we had formally met and been introduced. We knew each other, went to the same school and had a class together, but we never talked or anything. Once we met and started talking, we got along great. She later (months later...
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    when people meet me they see the discipline of

    my raising. they get a firm handshake, a smile and a quiet person willing to listen and learn. sometimes i may be thought of as shy or reserved, possibly stuck up even. but i'm just cautious. most will never know what lies beneath the surface and those that do get to know me...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2014

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    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 2 days ago

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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 think because of my quiet demeanour,

    and because I don't often put too much effort in my looks, I leave the impression if having low confidence. I actually have a pretty good amount of self-confidence, if I do say so myself. And I look good anyway, so why bother with the extra effort?
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    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

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    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

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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 Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    kaigeshadowwalker kaigeshadowwalker 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2014

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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 8 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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