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I Am Smarter Than I Look

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    I don't know what people think

    when they see me, but they must think I'm really ******* stupid. I tend to not mind it so much because it makes my life easier. People set insanely low expectations of me and are completely amazed when I do even relatively mundane things like fixing something or knowing the...
    JaxyBaine JaxyBaine 26-30 1 Response Jan 18, 2014

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    ;)

    this group reminds me of a song i've had stuck in my head for the past few days. billy joel, "she's always a woman to me". especially pertinent lines in bold, but i've included all of them for context. She can kill with a smile She can wound with her eyes She can...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2008

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    Someone Actually Said It to My Face!!

    So, here's the scenario. I was taking a class that met online twice a week for a few hours each session. In order to get credit for taking the class, you had to have a working microphone so the teacher and students could talk to eachother online. Well, I participated in class...a...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    A Goal

    People say to me "Wow you look so smart" I guess thats a good thing. Unfortunately i have gotten the "You're not as smart as you look" =|  Now that is an insult! lol Of course they were just judging me when i was being goofy, but still!   ...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    When people look at pictures of me online,

    they typically assume the most hilarious things about me. I am faking my age. I am immature. I do not know anything about politics. It is funny to know how much people can assume from a single profile picture. As if I didn't already know I have a baby face. Yes. I am 18, not...
    starfishheart starfishheart 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Really I Am...

    I have a 126 IQ I graduated with honors. I read Physics books and Astronomy books for fun. I enjoy museums... Especially Science and Art museums. I like deep discussion about life and the universe. Most of the TV shows I watch are intellectual in nature. I love music, but half...
    1nourmindseye 1nourmindseye 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Love to read people I might be shy

    but am a listener and watcher
    8tattoos 8tattoos 70+, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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    Ummm Hmmm...yea, Thats Right....but WRONG.

    how..... in the ****... what does looks gotta do with being "smart" in anyway or form? i could **** out a BILLION examples going against this....but whatever though. dont even care, just felt like being a typing *******. useless group. just like a million and one other groups on...
    Doxtah Doxtah 26-30, M 8 Responses Sep 6, 2011

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    Underestimation happens to me a lot! Which is annoying because I have to prove it... but at the same time i like proving people wrong! People seems to think you have to look...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Just a hunch. School is not a thing that I try very hard at, and then on any given day I only have about 10 minutes of homework max. Granted I don't take many honors of ap...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M Feb 19

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    I really believe in this to be honest. I think there has to be some kind of base-level attraction when you first see each other, but the personality is clearly what keeps solid...
    thenewboy87 thenewboy87 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Difference between looks and personality? You can feel warmth in personality :) I mean, it's not like your looks are so radiant that it can warm someone up..........can it?
    sweetcolors123 sweetcolors123 13-15 1 Response Feb 22

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    Beauty of looks fade away .. But a beautiful Personality never dies :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 11

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    Looks is a bonus but i will always fall for personality. Even though i have stumbled across physical attraction over personality before.
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I've had three girlfriends. The first one was the result of smoking during pregnancy, go ahead and picture that. But as "unattractive" as her looks were, her personality was the...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 13

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    looks with time changes .. personality stays
    tigerbloodbaby tigerbloodbaby 31-35, M Feb 22

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    yeah personality is more good than other thing though...:)
    alfhyraawal alfhyraawal 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Personality will last forever. Looks won't!
    kell177 kell177 36-40, M 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    People say I don't know what love is because I'm too young. Well I do, and you obviously don't know what it is yourself. Two people wether they are romantically involved...
    CheerleaderEm CheerleaderEm 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I was always the shy girl… But then I had to sing in front of the class. I sang and after I was finished everyone started clapping and cheering up. I couldn't believe it but they...
    21mbrammer 21mbrammer 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    what's there when you're old and no longer beautiful..?
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 6

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    I would never walk up to someone just because I thought they were attractive. I don't know how someone can have such sting feelings for someone they've never talked to before.
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    no matter how much it upsets me to see people love beautiful faces so much, I can't blame them. I know it's human nature and kind of inevitable.
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    It's true!!!.......I don't know why but I don't usually find them very attractive at first but once I get to know them and once I realize that I like their personality there's like...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    I would like to agree with this but I feel like it would be kinda hypocritical of me even though I do believe that if you fall in love with someone I wouldn't choose the super cute...
    DreamOnBeautiful DreamOnBeautiful 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I'm always being told that I look so much older than I am and it's rather scary. Personally I think I look my age rather than looking older. For example today, I was walking...
    Frankiehw Frankiehw 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    I never really feel completely alone, I feel fortunate to have so many amazing people in my life, both friends and family..but as for intimate relationships, that's a different...
    silvera73 silvera73 41-45, F 11 hrs ago

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    Looking for a Aussie girl for sex texing fun
    patto500 patto500 51-55, M 42 mins ago

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    I am a parent. I'm shocked at how most parents I know have no rules at the house or anyplace else. Their kids runaround and played 24/7 At my house playtime is earned, it's not...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I guess I would... feeling numb makes me feel like I'm less than human. At least with my pain, I'm something... Idk.
    sadvibes sadvibes 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Looking for a nice friend. i have been to many social sites then i came on EP, but still search is going on need a nice true friend. There are some nice people with whom i want to...
    abrarmalvat abrarmalvat 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I always feel like I'm sitting on the outside looking in. Can someone out there be that special person who can just pull me in and make me feel like I'm part of their world?
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm 18 and looking for a cougar
    curiousguy1996 curiousguy1996 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Looking to buy a slim fit blazer. Any good store suggestions?
    Youcanthandlemyusername Youcanthandlemyusername 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    It's kinda frustrating when you go out and look for younger girls. But, can't seem to find them or see signs that they are into older men. Any girls have some advice?
    gorillapants gorillapants 31-35, M 8 mins ago

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    Alright, let me start by saying that this may offend a few women out there, and I apologize in advance for that because it truly isn't meant to be taken that way, though I know it...
    TommyGM TommyGM 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    The book. I dropped out of high school my first time around, so in my early 20's I returned, this time to an adult learning centre in Toronto. At that time I was writing a lot of...
    Debravity Debravity 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    It was totally unexpected,and the most wonderful words followed. I asked what for. I had not done anything that I knew of. Nothing note worthy that I could think of. Her nexted...
    Leeza1964 Leeza1964 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is very true, even though I am a woman. I don't really like when people compliment a woman too much or just always focus and notice on the way that she looks. It's just...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My mom always taught me to show my confidence in my body language; sit up straight, look people right in the eye, " hold your head up Aijee, don't look on the ground." She would...
    Aijmeerah Aijmeerah 16-17, F Feb 3

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    As much as I would want to have a connection with my blood relatives, it just isn't there. They are too different from me, and they were too mean to me when I was younger. But...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 7

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    Personality vs Looks. Majority of us believe that personality is all what we look for; perhaps to sound more sensible, impressive, reasonable, logical among our social...
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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