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I Am Smarter Than I Look

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    8tattoos 8tattoos 70+, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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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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    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, F 1 Response Jan 18, 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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    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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    ;)

    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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    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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    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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    I realize that, in all reality, I am NOT smarter than you!! One can only make such statements after making some assumptions. Assumptions lead to conceit. Conceit then fosters...
    Virgo4Whore Virgo4Whore 46-50, M May 18

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    Yesss! I approve of this 100% I remember this one time when I confessed to my cousin that I was crushing on this guy she said "Eeeew! He's ugly!" I told her that his looks didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 15

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    "Been there, done that." How did it work? Failed. Yet, it wasn't love. It was, as one could imagine, attraction to their looks. Never doing that again. It was a huge waste of my...
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F 5 Responses May 15

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    Looks change, a person's personality can change somewhat. Even what they like to do and don't like to do, even their favorite things and hated things haha but what I rather fall in...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 1 Response May 8

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    What's the point of loving someone if you love them for how they look instead of how they act? You don't love them for them in that case. Looks are temporary. You never loved them...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 4 Responses May 3

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    True Story: There was this guy name Josh I went to school with, he was really quite, nobody liked him, everybody picked on him or bullied him. He was the nerd, the geek, the...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 13 Responses May 8

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    people spend so much time worried about looks that they forget to work on there inner beauty and it's sad because one day there looks will fade away with age and they will realize...
    broken8888 broken8888 26-30, M 6 Responses May 9

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    looks are nothing is they can't have a laugh and take everything serious that's just boring haha
    baggiee baggiee 26-30, M 1 Response May 9

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    My boyfriend has always said people call him ugly, even his family. His ex girlfriend even told him he wasn't good looking but had a great personality. I don't understand this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses May 17

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    At the end of the day- looks attract , but personality is what makes it last.
    Socalsunset Socalsunset 22-25, F 12 Responses May 17

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    On social websites, especially dating sites, I often make an initial judgment based on the picture. Appearance is much more than hair color and cup size though. At a short glance I...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    im not going to say looks don't matter, but for me personally is way more important
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 15 Responses 4 days ago

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    Beauty really is only skin deep. It's when you find out who they are on the inside, what really makes them tick, or even crack.
    michelley1999 michelley1999 16-17, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Appearance is just the baseline whereas a person's personality distinguishes that person from everyone else.
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    Have you ever, meet someone new and instantly feel an attraction towards them? Well I did, I currently am attracted to this guy. Physically, he's not attractive at all ( I don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses May 2

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    TBH I love people who have a great sense of humor, who are active with sports, and are also smart.
    randomart4lives randomart4lives 13-15, F 2 Responses May 8

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    agreed .
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 9

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    In my heart, I know that physical beauty is not what makes a girl beautiful, but rather her heart that makes her body beautiful. I really don't know where I get these thoughts with...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I like personality more than looks. :)
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve 26-30, F 4 Responses May 6

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    I'm almost 20 years old, but I know I look younger than that. Back in high school, adults would estimate that I looked 12. Now, I get around 15 but not older than that. I think it...
    junedew junedew 18-21, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I look better in person. I'm not a fan of getting any picture of myself done because I look weird in them. I have moments where I look at myself in the mirror thinking "damn, I'm...
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Still remember first look down a top to see breasts...been addicted ever since. It was in grade 5 and at coat rack in classroom. Crystal was a pretty girl I had crushed on...
    HotWife3000 HotWife3000 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    When your selfie looks ok, but you end up looking like sh*t in the group picture... :( P.S. No, my eyebrows are NOT on fleek, I don't even know what that is!
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I mean, how hard is it to just simply be polite to one another? Saying thank you with a smile is an incredibly easy way to spread positivity!!!
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I am not here to make new friends, not looking for a chat and surly not here looking for gay weirdo friend.
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I stare at my pictures,and wonder how in the hell my ugly face didn't break the camera.I look like a lard ***.I can't even look at the more recent pictures of myself...
    Nate2488 Nate2488 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Oh, my gosh it just ****** me off how I look in pictures. Like my whole family is photogenic and then I'm just their looking like a troll. On my last family picture I almost wasn't...
    litterall litterall 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I wouldn't say I'm "happy" alone but I'd definitely rather be by myself than with all of these overly cheery people.
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M 38 mins ago

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    I really want to thank all of you here on EP and EP. I came here only because I heard a few teen girls talking about it and how disgusting the guys were on her and how easy it was...
    peachstring peachstring 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    0.77. I remember that Google was mentioned on "60 minutes" 0.78. I am not afraid of dogs 1. "As good as it gets" - it was an interesting movie 2. Sometimes my keyboard-playing are...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Apr 29

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    I look younger than I am. And it's true. Sometimes, it's a good thing. I love to look young in your eyes. However, there may be problems with this. People associate young with...
    Lonely90s Lonely90s 22-25, M May 20

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    Hey hanging out this morning with some coffee looking for a conversation any ladies would like to chat ??
    drewman88 drewman88 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    Cuddle Dom looking for a little one to teach and love. Daddy will also discipline and, if you are good, be naughty
    Daddy2cuddleLG Daddy2cuddleLG 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    He may have looked normal on the outside but he was deliciously complicated on the inside...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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