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I Can Be Friends With People Totally Different From Me

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    My friends are totally different from me,

    I'm quite they're loud, I'm independent they're dependant on me, they are wild and in comparison I'm boring but it kinda makes sense for us because they need me and I need them to make me fun
    Rebeccaej Rebeccaej 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    I know it looks like I have to many friends to

    talk with or keep track of. I do keep track of most of you,follow what you are posting or asking questions. I may not respond to all. You all have welcomed me in some way into your life and value your friendship. Thank you to all my friends, xoxo Christy
    christy2u christy2u 56-60, T Sep 3

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    I can and I will because it helps me see other

    personalities and possibly could give me a chance to be someone's guide
    lovenlive5 lovenlive5 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I don't care if you are skinny,

    fat, ugly, tall, short, straight, gay, or bi. I will totally be friends with you and still love you for the way you are. You can always be yourself around me. I don't judge people for who they are and I never will. :)
    musicislife15 musicislife15 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    I guess I know how to adjust

    and understand people...? 😊
    itsveee itsveee 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm like classiest boy of my year

    and my friends are like: a metalhead, a normal girl, and very flirty, hot girl
    MonsterEye MonsterEye 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I am easy to get along with.

    I just love making friends and making everyone feel special. :)
    zrylism zrylism 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Times are changing.I think

    that we are in communities where it forces us to meet people from different backgrounds.I think that it is great to have 1 friend who is totally different from you.It helps you see life from a different point of view.
    sineadduff sineadduff 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm a woman and some of my best friends are men!

    I work with a crazy gang of guys who spend time on practical jokes!
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Smile3ee Smile3ee 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I didnt much like living a social stereotype.

    Friends take too much energy and people live day to day. I prefer people who struggle but accept themselves for who they are no apologies
    earlycrisis earlycrisis 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a very sociable person

    but I can't be friends with a drug addict or a womanizer.
    TheVase TheVase 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey my names Alisha :)

    so i can make friends with anybody because I'm totally un judgemental and accepting, I just love everybody! :) so message me if u wanna have a chat xx
    alishamariexo alishamariexo 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    MagicalKitty MagicalKitty 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    People different from me are some of the most

    AWESOMENESS people in the world!!!!!
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    lmtnmn lmtnmn 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Sometimes I like to talk with different kind of

    people. It's a good way to discover life
    aleph77 aleph77 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    I have a couple of friends,

    like 3 who i hang out te most, and they are like completly different from eachother al witha difrent lifephase and all come from a complete difrent backrounds and inviroment, with al other ideas about life, society and riligionbut i can al relate to them and they with the thing...
    Warrierworrier Warrierworrier 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    but finding that more people actually fared

    better socially when they stick around those who share common interests with them. nevertheless i believe this is the way forward to make myself a better human being.
    memuse memuse 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I received a message from someone

    who wanted to talk. We conversed and what this person was saying really didn't make sense. Long story short, i am a lovely person but this person's mind or mass think otherwise...?... How rude.
    LnlYw2kds LnlYw2kds 36-40, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    openmindedsmoker openmindedsmoker 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Let's be clear, I'm not meaning l can

    and will be friends with everyone, my arrogance and ignorance radar is well tuned and l have no respect or tolerance for rudeness either! With that said, I'm talking about conversing with people who have different life experiences, outlooks and opinions from me. I enjoy a good...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 21 Responses 5 days ago

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    Diversity of thought

    and opinion is stimulating.
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's so true. Like people

    that are completely opposite from me I can be friends with them(:
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I think the world would be a really boring place

    if we only sought out those who were exactly like us. The more different someone is from you, the more you have to talk to them about. I have had two pen pals. One was from another state, and the other was from another country. When I corresponded with both of them, we...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 1 Response May 26

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    I am not religious and I somewhat organized

    religion. best friend is a Jehovah's Witness. Kind of two extremes.
    chochoro chochoro 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    She's so different. We could not have been more

    opposite. Here I was, coming out of a morning workout, still in my gym stuff, perspiring, my hair all over the place. I knew I looked like a mess but I didn't care. No one messed with the only girl on the boys' wrestling team. Then I saw her at the locker beside mine. I had...
    lookingmybest lookingmybest 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 13

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    Who would want a crayon box

    that only has one color? Or a monotone world where all buildings are the same architecture? Not for me. The only lease breaker is a lack of respect for the other person. While I don't particularly seek out people who are different,I enjoy variety in most things. I'm constantly...
    mailcall mailcall 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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    I can be friend with anyone

    who has different personality traits and I love it.But if that person is like me it's better.I'm a serious person and I love serious people!!!!!!You????
    behnam11 behnam11 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just made friends with a scary sheep :D He

    head-butts everyone except for me :D I love that guy and he loves me lol
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 9

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    Sometimes! There are alot of people

    that think differently than I do and they think that their opinion is all that matters. I can not be friends with someone that is not willing to hear out the way someone else feels Im sorry but I can't
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't care who you are

    if you are nice to me I am nice to you.
    bamala bamala 18-21, F 12 Responses Aug 11

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    My best friend is very different from me,

    but somehow it all works out. I'm more masculine, he's feminine. He likes instrumental and classical music, I like punk and metal. He's the good kid, I have a nose for trouble. Despite our differences we get along great, like we have for the past nine years.
    Pandemonem Pandemonem 13-15, T 2 Responses Sep 7

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    samueltroyahoocom samueltroyahoocom 56-60, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Recognize differences

    and appreciate them. It adds to the friendship.
    Penny5 Penny5 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    I would even be friends with a.

    . a.. a mayo lover!
    ketchuplover24 ketchuplover24 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    I love Ross Matthews lol.

    He's the gay best friend I've always wanted.
    genuine94 genuine94 18-21, F Aug 27

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    LikeALullaby LikeALullaby 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    The thing I love the most is the different ways

    with which people cope with trauma and abuse and so on. The diversity is amazing. I love that just because someone behaves differently or perceives the world differently from myself I can still deeply connect with that person. All my strong bonds, although rare to find, are with...
    Lucienn Lucienn 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm young, they might be old.

    I'm educated, they might be dumb. I'm female, they might be male. I'm a biker, they have a car! It takes all sorts to make this world. I would hate to miss out on learning about something new because of differences.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm not a judgmental person: I like to see

    people appreciate who they are not what the world tells them to be.
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    Hello Stranger!

    Thanks to EP, I know that I can love a fervent Christian, an avowed Republican, people who are wealthy... EP has really granted me the opportunity to care for someone before ferreting out the ways that we differ. And it's a blessing because I've realized that you can be friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    I can be friends with people from a wide range

    of difference. It varies from oldschool nerds to contemporary ******* or even mixed! I'm the kind of in between these two, so maybe that's why. Most importantly, I don't judge. So maybe that's why!
    pnsrstw pnsrstw 18-21, F Aug 8

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    Heck, when it all boils down to it I am just a

    kid..... But I like to think that I can make friends with many and varied people, as I do on here.... Due to my job I meet young and old, white collar workers and blue collar workers.... industry men, sportsmen, family men..... Some have become kind of friends..... Proof...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't care if I'm with the nerds,

    popular, normal or isolated people. I want to friends with everyone. I want to get to know people more. I was a popular kid in my old school but then I transferred to a new school and I started being with different people. The normal ones, the weird ones and the popular ones...
    dreadedpast dreadedpast 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Usually way older than me.

    ..children love spending time with me...and for the most part I tend to get along with most people since I dislike judging or stereotyping...the world is full of beautiful people of all shapes,colors,and different ways of thinking :)
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    There are none so different to me

    than men! I'm friendly! I am really! I talk with strangers a lot!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    I have friend who is the complete opposite of

    me. By all means we should not be able to get along. We have even taken multiple personality tests together and every time our results say that we should be enemies. We have argued so much about stupid stuff I think I've lost track. The only thing we agree over is Ryan Gosling...
    alifeofcreativity alifeofcreativity 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    You can't get more different

    and psychologically diverse to a woman than a man. I have lots of men friends, here, guys I was at school with, guys at the same university, and guys I work with. Diversity aside, they are different to me in almost all things, so it is total difference, yes!
    Amipa91 Amipa91 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I enjoy people who are way different

    than me because they make things more interesting. You can learn about a different perspective of something or just cool new things. Is rather be friends with someone different than someone like me
    sassykayla sassykayla 16-17, F Jun 17

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    I think its great to develop friendships with

    people who don't think and act exactly like you .
    rlbguy89 rlbguy89 41-45, M Sep 6

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    Actually, I tend to get bored

    when I hang out with friends who are similar to me. Don´t get me wrong; I love these friends. Some of them I´ve known all my life. It´s just that their jobs and their lifes are so similar to mine , that they end up talking about the same old things: their jobs, their...
    lfcalzada lfcalzada 51-55, M 5 days ago

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