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I Am Not What People Expect

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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...
    DarkGoddesss DarkGoddesss 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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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    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...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 4 Responses May 28, 2011

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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...
    OsageAphrodite OsageAphrodite 26-30, F 16 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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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...
    2nddaybliss 2nddaybliss 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 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...
    SleepyBee SleepyBee 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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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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    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...
    Luna77721 Luna77721 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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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...
    akozyahoo akozyahoo 26-30, M 7 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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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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    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...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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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...
    Sumptous Sumptous 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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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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    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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    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...
    Killmenow74 Killmenow74 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 8, 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...
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 9 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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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...
    WoobieTuesday WoobieTuesday 36-40, F 17 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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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...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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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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    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...
    Sapphinja Sapphinja 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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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...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M Mar 7

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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...
    mendmybrokenwings mendmybrokenwings 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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...
    BozoBuckets BozoBuckets 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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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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    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...
    XblueXroseX XblueXroseX 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 4

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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...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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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...
    sunsetlimited sunsetlimited 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    ...but almost no one ever gets to actually see it.
    Syzygy11 Syzygy11 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 15

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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...
    LReid23 LReid23 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 1

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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...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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

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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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    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...
    MistressLexus MistressLexus 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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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...
    ridingthebullet ridingthebullet 18-21, M 29 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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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...
    taylercm taylercm 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 15 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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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...
    Brenton8Sumters Brenton8Sumters 22-25, M 8 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    I am tall, very guy-ish, and loud around my friends. My best friend has told me that she can't see me acting girly, liking a guy, or getting nervous, anything like that, but I like...
    rochellejacobs18 rochellejacobs18 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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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...
    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...
    twiggy93 twiggy93 18-21, F Feb 13

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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...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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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...
    vewragid vewragid 31-35 8 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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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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    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...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 9 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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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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    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...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl 31-35, F 6 Responses May 15, 2008

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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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    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...
    audralina09 audralina09 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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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...
    MedivalJolk MedivalJolk 13-15, M Jan 3