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I Am Not Who They Think I Am

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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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    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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    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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    there r things that can be told

    but my secrets shall never be answerd...
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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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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    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'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 80 Responses Jun 2, 2010

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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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    Dont forget that what you see isnt neccassarily

    all thats there. I dont take kindly to sight dependant morons.
    xxxCL4Yxxx xxxCL4Yxxx 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    It's time to break the rules.

    I'm tired of being who they want me to be.
    whyfeelpain whyfeelpain 22-25 Aug 20

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    thelatintwist thelatintwist 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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    My family think i am also like them.

    But I,m suffering from dipress for not getting my love.. Is My thought match with u??
    paulsneha paulsneha 18-21, F Aug 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Rainbowkissesxo Rainbowkissesxo 18-21, F Aug 31

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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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    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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    A lot of people think I'm this little sweet

    "innocent" girl, but I have my story. It's not a perfect one. Heart break, deppresion, back stabbing, and so on... Although, I learned to forget about all that. What's done is done. I'm not for everyone and have to accept it. Our lives are not perfect. You can't judge someone...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I dunno, I guess I just have a different

    personality if you know me as opposed to not knowing me. Don't judge a book by its cover I guess.
    sblp2017 sblp2017 18-21, M Aug 25

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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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    I've been searching for an exit,

    but I'm lost inside my head; Where I spend every waking moment wishing I was dead.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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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 8 Responses May 18, 2012

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    Lol soo all my friends (including myself) we

    are buff and we lift weight and go to the gym and ****. But they say that im weird (all in good fun, And not in a mean way) cause i still play "Pokemon Fire red" on my Game-Boy SP. Soo they love picking random girls from the club and me we i don't do that **** even thought my...
    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 24

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    I don't purposely change

    who I am when I go to work, it just naturally happens. Normally I am bitter when I am at home, coughing out all the things I hate about those who I had to 'serve' that day... but when I am actually there? I am the sweetest damn pumpkin you will ever come across. Yesterday, one...
    Emilys93 Emilys93 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 13 Responses Feb 18

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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 3 Responses Aug 15

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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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    they think i am a person

    who is gentle and is a persom who wouldnt hurt anybody ^.^ i have a murder mind :33
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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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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    The other day my mom

    and dad picked up my phone and saw a msg.. They looked at it.. And then read through all the msgs with that person... And they found out all about my self harm... Every bridge of trust that was still there has been burned to ash.. It is sooo annoying to have to deal with them...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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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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    Well, I don't understand

    why people force me like "do this" and "do that". I think each individual is born unique and they have been given, brains, hands, legs, etc, etc to create what they want and to live life how they wish. No matter how a person is born, they all have their own rights.....
    CrazyStar137 CrazyStar137 13-15 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 Aug 16

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    My class has no idea

    who I am. They think I'm stupid, quiet, and not brave. Oh don't **** me off I tell you. I am a lone wolf and a vicious one don't make me rip your throat out with my teeth. Be ready class because a storm is coming your way.
    AndrewFlewTheTardis AndrewFlewTheTardis 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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 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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    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 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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    everyone gets me wrong.

    ... huh!! GOOD FOR ME :-)
    indian3677 indian3677 22-25, M 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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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