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I Am Not What People Expect

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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 married, but love to flirt with other women.

    My wife isn't into sex, so I gotta make sure I still got it. Flirting reassures me.
    Trojanmaster Trojanmaster 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2014

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    I've never been one to go with the flow,

    i tend to follow my own path through things. Aside from that most consider me odd, then the few who actually bother to get to know me are surprised by how caring and loyal i am to a true friend.
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M Sep 11, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M Dec 25, 2014

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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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    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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    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 11 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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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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    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 8 Responses Apr 16

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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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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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 14, 2014

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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 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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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 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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    Lelayla Lelayla 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 6

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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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    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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    Lol do people expect me to like being called

    "sexyy girl"? Because I don't. I like nice compliments, like "You're pretty" or "You're a good person". Being called "sexyy girl" sounds to sexual for me to like. This guy said it was a maturity issue for me not like being called that. How is it? It sounds so nasty to be...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2014

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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    How I look, how I talk,

    and what I actually know are all totally different so don't judge first impressions
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Almost Everyone gets me wrong

    when people first see me they think if they joke with me or do a little trick on me that I would do some ninja stuff on them (because martial arts is ninja stuff to them) and break every bone in their body. To be honest I'm way to nice to do that I actually got a really long...
    Random22s Random22s 16-17, M Aug 4, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Apparently I come off

    as someone that is perverted and into talking to people that are looking for sexual release. I can assure you that I am here to make friends and have a nice clean conversation with maybe some dirty jokes. I will not tell you what kind of shoes my mom wears and I will not show...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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
    GeramieKrissia GeramieKrissia 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 8 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10, 2014

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    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    On the surface, I'm a rugged 6'1",

    250lb monster with a 38" waist. I carry a lot of muscle and people get intimidated. On top of that, I've got a thick southern drawl which only magnifies the impression, "Neanderthal". Underneath, I'm a compassionate teddy bear with a Master's degree and an appreciation of art...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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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 4 days ago

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response May 25, 2013

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