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I Am Not Who They Think I Am

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    It's Hard to Break Their Image of You

    the way i dress, the way i speak and the way i treat others, it all contributes to a misinterpretation of me. obviously, different ppl have different angles of looking at me. some have me firmly cast as a shopaholic - which is only ONE part of "me", and others believe i...
    BowsAndBones BowsAndBones 16-18, F 3 Responses May 3, 2007

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    Tonight while I was I watering my wildflowers I

    had a realization that I am just like these wildflowers. A tangled mess but if someone dare to take the time to look beyond the weeds they just might see the beauty of the flowers.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I'm not who I thought I was,

    either... which really sucks... I'd like to enjoy some of the things that other people "get" to (basically just taking the bull by the horns... LOL)... I would like to dare, and win!
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Jun 22

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    No one in my life here will ever know the real

    me, they think they do but they have absolutely no idea about anything that goes on or how I'm really feeling, and sadly I don't think I'll ever be able to tell them either, even though I want to. It's how it always has been and how it always will be unless some sort of evidence...
    LombaxGirl LombaxGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    The Truth

    Potential employers always seem to see me as a confident, smart woman who can deal with responsibilities. They see a woman with two degrees who is articulate and smiles and has a firm handshake, and is keen to work. My family think I am so brave to take on any job that is offered...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 18 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    Friendship is Impossible on internet

    I always look for people who are kind and generous but on internet i think everybody acts like that however none of them should be actually the same as they are in real life... I wish to have a friend who would be there with me at all times and would let me become a part of his...
    Thatsmystyle77 Thatsmystyle77 18-21, M 8 Responses May 18, 2012

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    I'm the person that parents love to have around.

    The good girl. At work I work hard, I smile at everyone and I never complain. They think I'm naive and have no life experience. It works for me, I get away with more. I get promoted again and again. People that normally hate everyone, love me. I'm a sheep, a follower. I couldn't...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Could It Be That I'm Just Two-faced ?

    I’m so broken. It has become so obvious. I’m emotionally destroyed and there's nothing to do except watch me slowly fall apart. Each day it gets worse nothing ever gets better. I’m so alone in this world that it's starting to get at me. I never have to remind myself that it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    The Real Me

    As I get dressed for work this morning I slip on my panties and then my pants. How I wish I could dress completely as the woman I really feel like I am and not as the man people see on the outside:(
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I guess you could say this entry was prompted

    by a deep reflection upon the nature of identity itself. From my earliest childhood, I was never introduced to the idea of having one particular home. My home was determined by the time, place, and experience I gained from said place. That is why I could say I have many homes...
    Loveisalive Loveisalive 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    Them. How would I describe them?

    Oh yes. The mean, horrible people in my Grade. Those shallow people. This is for them.... I AM NOT gullible I AM NOT weak I DO NOT give in I DO NOT get my life controlled by another I CAN like someone if I want to like them I DON'T CARE what you think of me I AM ME. DON'T LIKE...
    MainMan1999 MainMan1999 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    People look at me and think they have me all

    figured out but nobody knows the real me. I let you see what you want to see in me. People think I'm so tough and that I never cry but little do they know I'm weak and every single night I cry myself to sleep. I just want to be loved in the way I give love. I'm so lonely and I...
    Opapiplease Opapiplease 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    i worry unnecessarily

    for my failures....which i should not be doing..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 28

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    No one but my boyfriend

    and a couple of my friends who have battled secret depression and self harm know about my true self and my struggles. I put a smile on for everyone else because I know they wouldn't approve. I don't need a therapist I don't need my whole family involved all I need is someone to...
    ImAWorkInProgress ImAWorkInProgress 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    No One Has Ever Seen The Real Me.

    It is 6:52 in the morning as I write this, I have had no sleep. I enjoy it, this is when I get into my somber state of mind and I feel the need to express myself. This Experience caught my eye and I knew I had to write. I am so much more than what meets the eyes, yes at first I...
    AreYouMadCool AreYouMadCool 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    No One Knows Me

    Sometimes I look in the mirror and wonder if I even know myself. Some people are clueless; they think they can see into your soul upon first glance. Everyone thinks I'm a calm, caring, kind, intelligent person. I guess you could say that I am, but they don't know what goes on in...
    Yikez Yikez 13-15, F 15 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Friends call me very sincere & good & bla bla

    blah. But i know get bitchy too. & i want it to be known by them too. Because most of the time, they keep me away from major talks. :'(
    adrinnasweet adrinnasweet 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I am very much attracted to my brother in law.

    I think we would have made a better couple than my husband and I though I would never leave my husband for any reason. I fantasize about kissing him slowly and passionately. Oh well a girl will always dream.
    bossvixen bossvixen 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I think we all have many different sides to

    ourselves for different people....be honest to yourself that's all that matters
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    All of my relatives think Im this sweet,

    perfect girl that does everything right, but they are so wrong. I've done things I am not proud of, and they don't know that.
    leonelarocks leonelarocks 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Wittytitty.

    Just spent a few hours chatting with a friend on here, well laughing for most of it, he was on excellent form. One of the subjects discussed was why I get some friends' requests from people who are extremely sexual (well going from their profile at least). Nothing wrong with that...
    pixelbest pixelbest 46-50, F 20 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    I hate that you thinks others don't judge you

    like I do. I hate how you think I will make you feel like crap for your mistakes. I'm sorry that the truth hurts you. I'm sorry that I had to be the one who recognizes your mistakes.
    SanityandInsanity SanityandInsanity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    No One Knows Me...

    I'm the one girl who people talk about but no one knows....the girl who people judge for the rumors they hear....the girl no one even tries to get to know....the girl that sits back and watches the world happen in front of her....the girl who wants so badly to be liked...the girl...
    Sydneyc97 Sydneyc97 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Just An Act

    everyone once thought i was so happy. everything in my life was great. i never had a struggle. never had to worry. nothing. anything. they either made fun of me or wanted to be my friend, a happy friend. then they came to know me, or came to my house. and got to know that i had a...
    monsterwithinme monsterwithinme 16-17, F 9 Responses Oct 29, 2011

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    I go to a Christian University

    and when people meet me they think I'm this sweet innocent girl. Little do they know I'm a sex freak and I like to do kinky things with boys and girls. They just see a nice smart girl in nursing school but they don't know what I do at night. I'm going to hell for sure
    skylar327 skylar327 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    It's clear to me that people are afraid of me.

    I'm not mean. Well at least not on purpose but I am honest, strong opinionated, smart and intimidating at times. I know that the qualities that I possess makes people uncomfortable to be around me. Only a certain people knows how to handle me. The truth that I bring into some...
    SecretCharm18 SecretCharm18 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Yeah. I'm Bi. ...

    Yeah. I'm bi. they don't know that yet... :/
    wycomper wycomper 22-25, M 15 Responses Jan 28, 2007

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    It's time to break the rules.

    I'm tired of being who they want me to be.
    whyfeelpain whyfeelpain 22-25 1 day ago

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    I am not here just to talk dirty to,

    so if you think thats all I want on this site, then don't message me. Im not interested in that!
    nata1013 nata1013 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I mw not the weak child I

    once was. I am older and stronger now. I can fight and am no longer afraid to fight for what I believe in. I am smart and no longer easily hurt but the words of others. I have boundaries and will no longer let anyone cross them when there is something I can do about it. And yes...
    kaylaes52 kaylaes52 18-21, F Jul 3

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    Don't you dare give me sh*t

    that I'm 'Society'. You're f*cking labelling me as your average b*tchy girl yet you don't even know my name. I'm not what makes society. I'm the d&mn person at the back of everyone. Never pointed out for starting drama, I never lie, I never sleep around. Nothing. Even if I did...
    InnerEgo InnerEgo 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I'M That Girl

    I'm the girl sitting next to you in class laughing and smiling. I'm the girl you just walked past in the mall that was walking with her head down. I'm the weirdo with my headphones in my ears blocking out the world by blaring Marilyn Manson. I'm the one with blood stained wrists...
    FeraOubre FeraOubre 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    My Darkest Secret of 12 Years

    bet th title caught ur attention. this will be difficult to, well, type, b/c i have told no one in the world. we moved when i was 5 years old. but b4 that my dad and mum were busy in th day, wot with jobs and such. and my new little sister. they sent me across th hall (we lived...
    wildlark wildlark 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 24, 2007

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    they think I'm an innocent 14 year old ,

    they think I don't smoke or drink, they think I don't cut myself or have suicidal thoughts, that I live a happy life despite losing my father a year ago. they think I'll live a long life when I only have 15 more years to live. they are wrong in every way
    MrFoe MrFoe 13-15, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    thelatintwist thelatintwist 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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    Being Nice

    I recently read something that alternately disturbed, intrigued, and scared me.  To risk sounding egotistical, I'm constantly told that I'm nice.  Isn't it nice how I think of everyone else, only putting myself in the number one position when it's absolutely necessary...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 67 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    they think I am a *****

    who goes around giving blow jobs all because my best friends are guys we'll I truly am just a sweet girl looking for everyone to be happy but this girl can be nice but she does have her own words And my words are **** EVERY SINGLE GIRL IN MY CLASS
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    Lost Soul..

    Not sure why I'm here on this site...I guess I'm searching for someone who can understand me and actually listen.  A life built on lies is what I have.  I'm a lost soul that is losing myself...I'm drowning each day.  Little by little I loose me.  But the...
    nikoriley nikoriley 41-45 50 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    You Are...

    It seems as though people enjoy defining who their peers are...especially high school students! My friends and classmates tell me who I am. This is not right, but what can I do about it? I am merely another student among 3,000 private school students. I tried to show the "real...
    KilieLove KilieLove 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    I do have a severe depression

    and a kind of struggle of cutting and also constantly think about have myself killed or can call it suicide. I try to write these stories for my own sake so if have something nice to say i don't mind. But if kept saying bad things and say to live it and all. I didn't ask for...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    Hi there, I am going to tell my story,

    it will probably take some time, BUT would appreciate some people out there to take some time to perhaps follow and comment if they have any advice. I am 40 and am not what I would like to be and have created myself into a being that has been developed over time and sadly is...
    lukeyp03 lukeyp03 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Years ago, as a teenager,

    I chased my dreams. I was a dancer, had been all my life ever since I was a little kid. Dancing was all I wanted to do and couldn't see myself doing anything else. And I got the chance to fulfill those dreams just before my 16th birthday when I won a scholarship to travel to...
    kowhaigirl kowhaigirl 31-35, F 14 Responses Feb 18

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    People say you need to grab the bull by the

    horns what if your the bull ?
    kentucky89 kentucky89 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    most people who meet me think i am a shy

    but well mannered girl. it might seem like i have an easy life and that everything is going great. but if you truly know me you would know that i am shy because i don't want people to know who i am. i have many disorders and i have had a very rough life. i hold everything in and...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    LAST CALL

    It was 2:30 am, i was sleeping. The call came in, single car mva (motor vehicle accident). Single car, roll over, 4 patients. We rolled and requested life flight be on stand by. On arrival we saw the car, rolled several times. Out of the squad and see 2 bodies ejected from the...
    mrmoose1947 mrmoose1947 66-70, M 22 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    I want to drown kittens

    and eat puppy's right now ... Life sucks so hard !!
    kentucky89 kentucky89 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    My family has no idea what kind of stuff I have

    done in my life on the road to adult hood. Big Christian family go to church every Sunday. I am the biggest freak in the closet haha
    pantiesandstockins pantiesandstockins 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    Im Not Who They Think I Am

    that's a lil misleading actually. I live my life being who "they" think I am. im an innocent small town good girl. that's how they see me and that's how I am. but if they were to ever look deeper... if they were to ever read my mind and see my inner thoughts, fantasies, desires...
    RUBYR0SE RUBYR0SE 18-21, F 21 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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    Just because i dress very girly

    and seem shy doesn't mean i listen to Justin Bieber bro. -_- Thanks for the first judgement...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Mrladyfingers Mrladyfingers 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 26

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    I've spent alot of my life being a typical male

    who simply suppresses their feelings and problems.. But recently since starting college I've gotten really into music, i play guitar now, and even joined this site to try and further my emotional range. I'm surprised cause its actually working lol I meant I've always been sorta...
    JMD62795 JMD62795 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Who Am I ?

    Don't be afraid by my profile on EP. I'm married with a gentle woman. Alas, she don't understand my 'particularity'. She love me only like a 'man'. My soul is so feminine but 'crashed' in a male envelope. It's the reason why I search friend (F) who can understand my feminity. I...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 27 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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