I Am Not Who They Think I Am

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    A neighbor from the old neighborhood had said

    very ugly words to my son about his mother many years ago, so this ugly old neighbor soon became the adulteress she once had accused me of being without any truth. Do I believe she is an adulteress? Yes, her husband has told the neighbors so. Karma is one bad *****. Do you not...
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    2 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    I am not. I know that my grandkids see me

    as this super strong woman who will step in and save them from all things scary. I am not. My kids see me as a weak woman who has had breakdowns because I couldn't face my losses. I am no longer that person. My neighbours see me as a person who is always happy because...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    I knew a really cute gay guy named Mikel once.

    . I had a crush on him but didn't know I did and never got the nerve to talk to him. So I'd just throw small pebbles at him in PE and smile to myself when he looked for me.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2015

    sometimes I regret showing a person my fears

    and vulnerabilities. sometimes I regret being too open. sometimes I think about not being too nice. sometimes I regret being so available for people. that's the thing, they'll contact me when they need me but when they don't, it's like I don't even exist in this world...
    coronaborealis coronaborealis
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2015

    I am who I think I am .

    I am not who you think I am
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow
    18-21, F
    Sep 19, 2015

    I've always used a brick wall to hide

    who I really am from my friends and family. As I grew older the wall began to crumble and fall, all from the weight of trying to hide the truth. Slowly I began to show the truth, but ultimately I had to pull back. The truth you see, caused pain, physical and mental. The true me...
    KanashiTamashi KanashiTamashi
    18-21, F
    Dec 11, 2015

    they might think I am

    that way ( whatever way they think ) but i am NOT WHO THEY SAY I AM. I AM WHO I SAY I AM .
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow
    18-21, F
    Sep 19, 2015

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2014
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat
    16-17, F
    Dec 7, 2015

    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
    25 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    I'm Nice, I'm Polite, I Listen Well...

    ...but I also count the number of people I really trust on single digits. It's not that I don't like people, I just like them in small doses.  I don't trust most people at all, though I've gotten quite good at concealing this fact from most everyone. The first thing I ask...
    Timebender Timebender
    78 Responses Jun 2, 2010

    No one, even my closest friends

    and family, really knows everything happening behind my eyes. I think that's a good thing. 😊
    BrokenViking BrokenViking
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Oct 28, 2013

    i am bi but i am also a christian,

    my friends don't know, i suppose i'm afraid of being judged
    Louisemich77 Louisemich77
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2014

    To a stranger I'd seem pretty chill

    and calm To my family and friends, they'd take me to the zoo and switch me for a orangutang and it'd still be calmer.
    illuminateh illuminateh
    16-17, F
    Mar 10, 2016

    people judge me on being blonde

    and a girl. few know that I'm almost a fully trained cosmetic surgeon
    linda linda
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 9, 2015
    coronaborealis coronaborealis
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    They judge me or stereotype me based on what I

    wear and how I look. They don't see me internally.
    Music4Us Music4Us
    16-17, F
    Nov 17, 2015

    I'm Not What You Think I Am...i Am What I Am

    I am on the outside looking in. Other times I am inside looking out...and sometimes I'm the sheet of glass seperating the two dimensions from ever crossing paths. As you see me here is not who I am. And as I am here is not how you will see me. Fantasy Illusion and Reality is all...
    lisaree13 lisaree13
    51-55, T
    1 Response Sep 16, 2012


    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
    23 Responses Nov 12, 2013

    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...
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    13 Responses Feb 10, 2013

    Who am I? I ask myself

    that each day for the past year. And each day I discover something new about myself. I wasn't the greatest student but each year I would set a Goal for myself and each year I would accomplish that goal. I went from struggling to keeping my grades up, and after three years of...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    When I am out and about,

    I have a mask on, it's a do not **** with me, mask. I do not like random people talking to me and I wish to make this clear as I enter any store. You are not my friend and I do not wish to get to know you. When you meet people face to face, they put on a facade about who they...
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    2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

    I have to keep up this facade.

    Walk correctly, sit correctly, read my Bible and Pray...but little do they know that it takes every fiber in my being to even get up and go to church. I dislike so many people in our congregation. They mistreated my family when my dad was living and now these same people try to...
    jjboo45 jjboo45
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    I think of the various people

    who know me .. And those who think they know me. Most of them know one facet of who I am, maybe even a few different facets. But does anyone really know the total of who I am? Is it possible to know all facets of anyone? I doubt it. Generally speaking, we all act a certain...
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    7 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    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
    13 Responses Jun 3, 2012
    Irish0124 Irish0124
    61-65, M
    Oct 9, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 15, 2013

    I think we all have many different sides to

    ourselves for different people....be honest to yourself that's all that matters
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    Dec 31, 2013

    "Sophisticated and smart,

    " my past love interest described to me what was his first impression of me. "An intimidated intelligent female," was my other male friend's response. "They think that you are a genius," my brother chirped. In reality, I have the IQ of an average person. My glasses, gait, and...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes
    Oct 11, 2015

    They see me as a weirdo.

    All of the people who have picked on me OL seem to think i'm this disgusting weirdo with a repulsive lack of hygiene who runs around thinking they're some kind of were-creature, which i'm not. I'm really a very nice person, it's just I don't tolerate people like that who...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    A lot of people get the impression

    that I am a chill and laid back person but in reality I hate people, I snap on people a lot, and I am a little more of a misanthrope. :P
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2016

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2014

    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...
    22-25, F
    15 Responses Apr 30, 2013

    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
    65 Responses Sep 18, 2008

    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
    46 Responses Apr 21, 2009

    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
    8 Responses Apr 24, 2007

    Hiding in a shell too afraid to come out,

    everyone at school thinks I'm just a weird goth girl (not goth) and I have few friends luckily for me they all support and love me. Everyday i walk into my classes want to be at home, not have to deal with all the worlds hate. Some people just think I'm crazy or scared well...
    xXxDyingInsidexXx xXxDyingInsidexXx
    13-15, F
    Feb 28, 2016

    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
    6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

    I am not me. If I was me then I would be really

    honest. But is it worth? I am me. If I was I then I would be dishonest. But is it worth? Duality is such a curse. When you want something that cannot be achieved without honesty, unless you're a strong willed person who hates brain impulses you would lie, cheat, steal. When...
    NickWarlok NickWarlok
    18-21, M
    Mar 8, 2016

    One of those men living

    and working in Africa on a two year contract, then expects an American woman to wait,let alone believe lies. Ian not ad man fool. Back off all your predators. As I just told the last idiot with the same story. Women talk. American women don't want someone across the planet...
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    Sep 15, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Sep 30, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2007


    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
    16 Responses Sep 20, 2012

    I've seen something in me

    that not many people see. it's the little kindness and will for peace I have. I just want to show the best of me to them
    Compoundgold Compoundgold
    16-17, M
    Feb 4, 2016

    I attended state secondary school in the mid to

    late 1960's in an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia where I still live today. It was mostly boys attending this school, it's main objective was to belt the rudiments of a trade into them before they reached the minimum school leaving age of fifteen. In my last few years at...
    will999 will999
    61-65, M
    Mar 18, 2016

    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
    thelatintwist thelatintwist
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    One time I introduced myself to a substitute

    teacher in high school as having come from "Joyceville", referring to the public school I attended. However, Joyceville also has a minimum-security correction facility, and it appears he interpreted me as having done time there. Rather than correct him, I went along with it...
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    Mar 6, 2016


    isolation and suicidal thoughts.Loss of senses,time,family,friends and meaning.I call this losing my will.The good news is that you can get it back just be patient and talk things out.
    Ronaldjgossett Ronaldjgossett
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

    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
    17 Responses Dec 13, 2012

    Whilst everyone cries

    for Paris yesterday, nobody mentions about ISIS bombing the Lebanon. I pray for both countries. #Peace4Paris #Peace4Lebanon #Peace4Syria #Peace4Palestine #Peace4Gaza #Peace4thetruth #Peace4China #Peace4Africa #Peace4Dubai #PeaceRohingya. Don't judge people by their religions...
    Pluviophilia Pluviophilia
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    I worry too much about others thoughts

    and feelings towards myself. Question is how can you change your state of mind when you've had that mentally for more than 13 years or so? Answer: give me 3 months to change my state of mind, give me 7 more months and I'll accomplish whatever goal I want to accomplish...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    I am not an extrovert.

    I can barely hold a conversation with a person for more than a few minutes. I dislike being around people or rather I dislike people for being near me. I prefer to be alone, which is the exact opposite of my internet alter-ego. I am not what people think I am. I am me, this...
    TheMisanthropeOtaku TheMisanthropeOtaku
    22-25, M
    Jan 12, 2015

    I'm married with a husband many states away at

    times so I found a boyfriend on the side .... Yet in another state . I don't want anything more than that . But the husband is never there the way he is ..,
    AliceButterfly AliceButterfly
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    Your head's like mine,

    like all our heads; big enough to contain every god and devil there ever was. Big enough to hold the weight of oceans and the turning stars. Whole universes fit in there! But what do we choose to keep in this miraculous cabinet? Little broken things, sad trinkets that we play...
    EndlessBummerz EndlessBummerz
    26-30, M
    Jan 13, 2016
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