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I Am Not What People Expect

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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

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    I am the type of person

    that is mysterious and doesn't seen like what I look
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 18

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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

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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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    A lot of people say i am intimidating

    because i can be loud and i always stick up for myself and friends but then they get to me and they see that im nothing to be scared of
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jun 21

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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'm never what people expect.

    When I was younger it bothered me. Now I revel in the fact that I'm completely unexpected and hard to pin down. Being average is definitely not my thing.
    sunny875 sunny875 36-40, F Jun 27

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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

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    I am not your average bear.

    I'm more your unconventional anomaly.
    Meagaroni18 Meagaroni18 22-25, F Jun 16

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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 Apr 19

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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 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

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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

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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 2 Responses Mar 31

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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

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    All my life, people what me to be someone else.

    My mom wants me to follow in my sister's footsteps since she got straight A's, everyone liked my sister, she's gorgeous, and so much more. Wait to have my first boyfriend sometime after my 10th birthday party. Be able to be outgoing and know how to hold a conversation. Seeing...
    troubledchild2 troubledchild2 18-21, F 4 Responses May 23

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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'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 5 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    How can I try to explain?

    When I do, he turns away again It's always been the same Same old story From the moment I could talk I was older to listen Now there's a way and I know That I have to go away I know, I have to grow Read more: Ronan Keating - Father And Son Lyrics | MetroLyrics
    itsboy itsboy 22-25, M May 21

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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 2 Responses Oct 25

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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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    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 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 2 Responses Sep 21

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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 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

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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 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 26

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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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    I doubt a lot of people think I'm on the girly

    side, I'm not very expressive, I'm more sensible than emotional, apparently I sound intellectual, and I tend to wear a lot of black, white, and grey. So my friends were really surprised when that walked into my room for the first time. The first things they said were "What the...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 1 Response May 20

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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

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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

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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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    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

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    First impressions dictate situations

    and how people view you, and unfortunately the first impression most people get of me is that I am quite a hard task-master. I work in a mostly male environment, working with building materials, and I have to manage a team of people. I have to be physically strong...
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 12 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 26

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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 9 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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

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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

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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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