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I Am Not Who They Think I Am

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    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

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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 8 Responses Apr 24, 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 14 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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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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    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

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 22, 2015

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    coronaborealis coronaborealis 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2015

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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 Jul 26, 2015

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    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 26-30 1 Response Oct 13, 2015

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    New girlfriend new expieriences .

    .. so my girl like spicy stuff ... I dont but ok cool whatever ...so for the first time in my life I find myself getting that sort of thing so I have it on hand for when she wants some . Like today for example .....she likes guacamole ... so ...imma get some ....simple right...
    fleahopper fleahopper 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 14, 2015

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    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 46-50, T 1 Response Sep 16, 2012

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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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 11 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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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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    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 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 2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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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 6 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F Dec 7, 2015

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    They judge me or stereotype me based on what I

    wear and how I look. They don't see me internally.
    Music4Us Music4Us 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 15, 2015

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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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    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

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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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    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

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    "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 18-21 Oct 11, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Jan 17

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    I am who I think I am .

    I am not who you think I am
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F Sep 19, 2015

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    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

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    "..how far have you walked

    for men who’ve never held your feet in their laps? how often have you bartered with bone, only to sell yourself short? why do you find the unavailable so alluring? where did it begin? what went wrong? and who made you feel so worthless? if they wanted you, wouldn’t they have...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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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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    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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    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...
    JeweledGypsy JeweledGypsy 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    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 16-17, F Sep 19, 2015

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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 26 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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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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    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

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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 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

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

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    Call me pathetic for wanting to get away.

    but once you get to the point where you've lost it all already, it doesn't even matter. I just want my escape. I just want to get out of this narrow jail cell I've been trapped in so long. I just need to get out, but I can't get out all alone. My solitaire is what caused all...
    ashlenamya66359 ashlenamya66359 22-25, F Feb 4

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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, 2015

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