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I Am Not Who They Think I Am

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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 Dec 31, 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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    People think I'm just a nice guy.

    Thing is that's just a front. It's there so I can hide the constant rage that builds. Simply so I don't hurt anyone. I'm scared that it will hurt those close to me. I haven't found a way to relieve it yet so I know it's just building. Any suggestions besides violence or drugs?
    shyguy38 shyguy38 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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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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    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 22-25, M 7 Responses May 18, 2012

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    I live a double life.

    One life I'm a saved baptist girl going to church everyday. The other I drink, and smoke. And it's a struggle to maintain both lives at once..
    smile44me smile44me 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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 6 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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

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    It's odd that the anonymity of EP allows me to

    express parts of myself that I keep hidden. I can never predict how family or friends will respond if I do show these sides, so I suppose that is what motivates me to keep stuff away from public view. I have a very understanding and supportive spouse who accepts me for who I am...
    mtndeano mtndeano 56-60, M Apr 2

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    Everyone seems to think they know me,

    whether it be those I work with or my family. I have been engaged for 4 years and I love my fiancee who will call Adam. But I have been talking to my brothers friend who will call William. Adam is 12 years my elder where as William is my age. I am 22 years old. Adam has shown...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 23

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    I appear to be easygoing

    and happy. Truly, I am quiet and shy. I value my time alone and always have. I feel like being alone makes me happier than being surrounded by people who don't understand who I really am underneath the mask that I wear.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Looking back all that matters is what we do

    together. It is not all we enjoy. We enjoy time to ourselves. But the times we had that we got to share our things if we couldn't talk about it, if others weren't involved it didn't matter. I have wasted a lot of my life. I did not enjoy the time with others that much, but it is...
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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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 26 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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    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 31-35 79 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    my friends and teachers keep on telling me

    that im Smart. Well, for me its not true!! i always fail!! i always ask God why things happened? i hate them all! for not understanding the sadness behind my smiles ..... plsss...somebody help me? i cant explain my sorrow... i think im useless......
    queebe queebe 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Who The **** Are You Then?

    Stop Being Pathetic And Make Something Of Yourself. Easier Said Than Done? Then What The **** Are You Supposed To Be Doing Right Now.
    Gabster27 Gabster27 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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 4 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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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 7 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    To many im strong, proud,

    and bold. The other 5% think im lame and a non socialist. To me i dont care what they think because i am my own vocalist. To me im a leader just ready to my plant seeds and leak right through the branches of the impossible tree. Enlighten all the people that never believed in...
    keyleeee keyleeee 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I act totally different to my friends here in

    Austria, but it's really not who I really am. It's just a cover because I'm very different to them and I think I would not fit in their lifestyle or friends circle of I acted like me. I think I wouldn't have any friends here at all hahah
    itsmekar itsmekar 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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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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    I'm not perfect. I don't see

    why everyone thinks of me as someone who is perfect. I pass almost every test but I sometimes do bad. It surprises me to how people think of me. I like the fact that they think of me as a good smart person but not perfect. I make mistakes, I struggle, I get in trouble, and I...
    MichaelEgitto MichaelEgitto 13-15, M Apr 22

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    When someone tells me "no,

    " it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I come off as a bad person,

    but in reality i may as well be the most selfless person you have ever met. Im not insolent, im not ignorant, and im most definitely not stupid.
    LordJashin LordJashin 13-15, M 1 Response May 5

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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 3 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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    While helping an internet friend with her math,

    her sister came over, and asked if I was a virgin. -.- I have no problems admitting I am a virgin, (in fact I'm slightly proud of it) but when I'm helping someone with, or doing math, asking that is one of my very few red buttons.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 29 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses May 3, 2007

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    I'm quiet and shy. I blend in

    and seem average. I'm actually a crazy random fangirl who has a dirty mind. People just don't seem to want to get to know the teal me.
    ShhhAnon ShhhAnon 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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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 17 Responses Apr 30, 2013

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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 19 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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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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    I come off as confident

    and outgoing, yet i am reserved and solitary.
    missrng missrng 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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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 4 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    Being single doesn't mean nobody likes you,

    it's just your "Soul mate" is out there searching for you too. If you can wait then there will be a better person that will be given to you because i know that everyone deserved to be loved. ❤❤❤
    chicxie chicxie 16-17 May 12

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    My brother's getting married soon,

    so that means all my siblings will be bringing their partners while I have something planned like..a fake date for the day. I know, sad but..it's hard to find someone for the position because I need to fill him with the 411 cos I know everyone will ask about "when we'll tie the...
    misyblue misyblue 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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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 4 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    It's hard when you have to hold onto secrets to

    stay safe...to stay alive. It's a daily battle that wears on the heart and soul. I dream of the day that I can truly be myself again and not live in a world of fear.
    stellaluna81 stellaluna81 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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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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    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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    They see a innocent kid try to learn

    as much as he can for a career, but really I'm just trying to figure out if the human race is worth conquering.
    InvaderVexis InvaderVexis 18-21, T May 7

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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 49 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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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 17 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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