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I Am Not Who They Think I Am

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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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    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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    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

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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 May 21

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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?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 26

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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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    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 28 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    Sober girls more than often are considered very

    listless personalities. No zeal, no passion for life. But it is actually not true. And when a sober girl is taken as a lollipop girl; it hurts.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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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    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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    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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    A smile on my face but a drowning girl inside.

    No im not okay, but I can sure make it seem so. yes I can physically cry. You dont know so, sometimes I dont want to believe so.but I can.. I might look like skin and bones to you but when I look at myself I see an unnexceptable figure. Might say Im quiet but very mean .but I...
    petramullins petramullins 16-17, F Jun 18

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    When you guys figure out the butthead

    who is a snake oil salesman ruining ep, let me know. I'll delete his file. Diecartman
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 28

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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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    ask me anything you want,

    public or personal... i will answer you deffinitely.
    nawtyzaky12 nawtyzaky12 18-21, M Jun 9

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    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses May 25

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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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    I want to cry. I want to let it all out

    but I cant...... I'm afraid of being weak but I have so much **** bottled inside of me that my mind is in a haze. once I cry I'll be crying for atleast 2 weeks over little things..... oh I dropped a pen? let me have a mental breakdown real quick....... depression is so hard to...
    SuicideIsntAnAnswer SuicideIsntAnAnswer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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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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    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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    people judge me on being blonde

    and a girl. few know that I'm almost a fully trained cosmetic surgeon
    linda linda 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 9

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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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    Under The Armor Lately I've been winning

    battles left and right But even winners can get wounded in the fight People say that I'm amazing Strong beyond my years But they don't see inside of me I'm hiding all the tears They don't know that I go running home when I fall down They don't know who picks me up when no one...
    SnowStorm00 SnowStorm00 18-21, F Jun 17

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    I'm at my lowest of all lows in this point of

    my life. I've battled this addiction for over 16 yrs now. I've kept it a secret unknowingly how? I've conquered this before not once but a few times. how could have I let myself get this far down? meth is no joke I haven't used a needle in 14 yrs, until last weekend I've had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 15

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    All of my partners are dead.

    They went to their graves knowing they had been ripped off. Kay Henry, Thad and Bev and I am crying my soul out currently for the loss of my best friend Randy Tippets. Oh Father in Heaven take him into your arms for his rest. Amen I promise RT, the story will be told. I will not...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F Jun 10

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    I am not happy like they think I am I hurt

    myself for all the bad things I feel I do and I hide all my pain with a fake smile I think I make my mom disappointed when all I wanna do is make her proud I don't know what to do to stop hurting my self
    pinkbluestar pinkbluestar 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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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 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 have close and best friends

    that I like to hang out with most of the time, and a family whom I make as an inspiration in life. But if you are going to ask me if I’m 100% of myself to them, the answer is a big NO, and never even close to being 50% as myself to them. They see me as a normal person, smart...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    This might be interesting,

    to share light on. I don't really know, what others think I am. Sometimes, I don't know. I don't think labels are good. I have different sides. We all do. Other's bring out the good, the bad, and we need to each figure out,who brings out the truest form,of our best self. I feel...
    Susiedisney Susiedisney 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 20

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 5

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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 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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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 3 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    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...
    Walkalone9000 Walkalone9000 51-55, F 13 Responses Apr 1

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Deep down I am a peaceful/quiet person.

    . I prefer to spend time on my own and I'm generally quite intelligent , but as soon as I'm with other people I feel the need to impress them and act stupid when I'm actually not? None of my friends can take me seriously? How do I start acting like the real me? And why do I turn...
    Alicolette Alicolette 13-15, F 6 Responses May 5

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    Been wounded so many times by not being

    understood. Times when I told myself it didn't matter, for I am brave and strong. Concerning me, however, is the fear I find when I close myself up. Preventing damage to my sensitive soul, I enclose myself in a blanket of silence. Feeling the comfort of reaching inside for the...
    jaymepopejoy jaymepopejoy 56-60, F Jun 16

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    They are not who I think they are either.

    Thinking is a wonderful exercise nevertheless, and so the bunny goes unto the horse for a pail of water. The wind has a better idea. To think or not to think, and at what times, if not generated by the wind, will be as a rope to a comedy duo, ruining the corduroy, and...
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M Jun 21

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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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    i play stupid a lot of the time

    for comedic reasons, but my friends think im serious. the only few who understands that are da bomb digity though.
    spulunky spulunky 13-15, M Jul 10