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I Am Not What People Expect

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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 6 Responses Apr 16, 2015

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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 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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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 4 Responses May 21, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2014

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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, 2015

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    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 18-21 Jul 5, 2015

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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 36-40, F 6 Responses May 15, 2008

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2015

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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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    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 26-30, F Jul 19, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2015

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    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 16-17, F Oct 11, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2015

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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 Jul 28, 2015

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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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 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

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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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    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 22-25, M Sep 16, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2015

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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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    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

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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

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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 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 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2015

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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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    Lelayla Lelayla 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 6, 2015

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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 May 19, 2015

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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!!! 😝😜😛😛 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 6 Responses May 1, 2014

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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 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    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

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