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I Dont Know Who I Am

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    I have lived all of my life wanting to be an actor and because of this everyday i must (for one reason or another) be a different person one day im a confident outgoing person and the next im depressed or quiet and this has been happening for years ever since i was 8 or 9 its...
    abrokenreaper abrokenreaper 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2009

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    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I just recently turned 20,

    but I have been in an existential crisis for a few years now. I know my sexuality for sure. I don't know my gender or who I want to be when I "grow up." I quit high school, I don't go to college, and feel like I don't belong no matter where I'm at. I'm confused and lost and I'm...
    infinitygrey infinitygrey 18-21, T Sep 29

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    But I'm Learning

    I was ready to end it all, I was ready to leave this hateful place. I knew who I was back then and I was a bad person who always made bad things happen. I knew there was no carrying on the way I was and it seems at that moment, at that point in my life, although I was stopped...
    ASortaFairytale ASortaFairytale 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2007

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    I haven't been on EP much over the last few

    weeks. Partially because of the holidays and partially because I was struggling to further identify myself. On Christmas Day (12/25/2013) I "came out" to my family about being an Androgynous Straight Male (although I am becoming more & more bicurious; baby steps first...
    GlamGasm GlamGasm 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I want to go to jail

    and dance like a unicorn.cx they will run
    rinbae rinbae 13-15, F May 1

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    I feel like I don't know

    who I am...or that there's really nothing about me to tell. If I were to meet this great guy (ha!) and he asked what type of person I was or what's so great about me, I would be looking really dumb in the face because I don't know. I don't have any particularly close friends, no...
    redpill2013 redpill2013 26-30 Jul 30

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    Its hard to find ourselves,

    its like a never ending maze in our helpless bodies, theres two exits the end and the beginning. You can choose either to start at the beginning again and go through everything once again, or go straight to the end. But theres a certain few, with the extra shoulder to stand on...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F Feb 5

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    I think I'm gay but at the same time I stay in

    a relationship where I'm not sexually attracted to them and honestly I can only make up so many excuses on why I don't want to do anything with her anymore and if I break up with her I feel like all of our friends wouldn't talk to me, I feel stuck
    everythingelseistaken2 everythingelseistaken2 16-17, M Nov 16

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    The Journey

    you could say that life is everbodys ongoing journey of self discovery.   some people are lucky enough to know what they want from life and have the ambition to persue their goals, perhaps more people than i know....   i have never had that grace however. ...
    ForeverAlone ForeverAlone 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    I took a stress management class back in college

    and I remember we were required to play a clip of a song that represented us at that point in our lives. Afterwards, a fellow student asked me "so what makes you, you?" That question always stuck with me. I was just speechless at the time. I don't know how to sum up who I am. I...
    branzymandias branzymandias 22-25, M Jul 27

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    I wake up every morning,

    rushing to go someplace...whether that be work, school, internship etc. All these places are supposed to give me some sort of identity, but the reality is that they don't. I've never felt so lost at the age of 29. people my age are most likely starting families, climbing the...
    mobetta84 mobetta84 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Who Am I?

    just cant seem to really know what i want in life...since i was a kid all i just thought to do is to study hard and education would lift us from poverty, I never thought exactly who and what I wanted to be...I know it sounds crap but cant seem to find myself.
    violetmallows violetmallows 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2012

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    I Don'T Know Who I Am....Right?

    It is my first time on this site. What follows is a story, a story of my experience in looking for who I am. This story is, hopefully, something you the reader can follow along with, an experience you can connect with your own. Sometimes issues don't have a way out. At least, we...
    oddfox oddfox 22-25, M Feb 20, 2013

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    I am dying for the day

    that I can finally find out my purpose for my life... I am trying to forget who I am "supposed to be" but it's hard because I have so many personalities and moods... how can I know who I am?
    ecress ecress 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I just don't know anymore.

    I don't think I ever knew...maybe back then..
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Oct 18

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    Who Am I

    I don't know who i am anymore ive changed into something horrible smoke drink and drugs if theres ever any i slit my wrists everyday im always depressed and think about killing myself my ex is with the guy she cheat on me with im losing all my friends, i went on a date it was...
    Ilosteverything Ilosteverything 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2012

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    One thing I have noticed about myself is

    that I say sorry a whole lot. Also I notice not many people say sorry to me and when the do, I feel extremely flattered. Needed to say that.
    Ctina21 Ctina21 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Suffering For No Reason

    I know how people percieve me. They assume Im reasonably happy, always got something to do and somewhere to go. They assume Im pretty confident hence the fact I can make friends easily and generally talk to anyone. Not many see me as a horrible person. A few of them suspect I...
    thermis thermis 16-17, F Feb 14, 2009

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    I'm living in a world I do not understand

    people say one thing but mean the opposite, I don't understand this world but I'm learning how to live in it, I may not get it right the first time around but it's ok because you learn from your mistakes, I may not do anything to change the world but I'll do something to change...
    Amnesia97 Amnesia97 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    All These Shattered Pieces Can They Make A Whole?

    I don't know who I am, I mean I think I've spent the majority of my life trying to find that out or finding out rather WHO I want to be. I just feel that I have shattered pieces of me and they just need to meld together to make this full/whole person. I'm the girl next door type...
    EnchantingMinx EnchantingMinx 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    My Death And The Future Holds The Answer

    I belive that when I die, I will find out who I really am. (which I belive is I am truly a wolf stuck in this damn human body)  When I am older, I plan to traverse Canada in search of the truth.  I have no idea who or what I am, but beliveing is the only key to knowing...
    TheArcticWolf TheArcticWolf 13-15, M 8 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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    I used to never cry. And I mean neverrrr.

    I guess it really clicked that I have no one in my life, while a portion of this is my fault not all of it is. Doesn't explain my "friends" are non existent. My family doesn't understand what I'm going through and I'm all alone. I cry all the time now, of course only when I'm...
    katelyn2222 katelyn2222 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    So if I was born on the sixth month

    and the sixth hour and I weighed six pounds?? That equals 666 EMRGERD IM SATAN EMERRRRGERD ILLIUMINATI ERRYWER RUN
    NinjaKitteh1999 NinjaKitteh1999 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Im aware that who you like,

    or who your with doesn't necessarily define you, but it is important in the whole self discovery process, and what if you don't even know who you like, or if you like anyone at all! I want to make the right choices, i don't want to be 30, married with kids and finally discover...
    Private21 Private21 18-21, F Jun 2

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    Nothing ruins your twenties like thinking your

    supposed to have your stuff together! Seen this somewhere and it's the truest thing yet I'm exactly 20 and feel like my life is crap. I know I'll eventually get through it but it's so hard to go up because I've been down for so freaking long. I'm just tiered.
    SophieBabe20 SophieBabe20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    How do you find out who you are?

    Are you even meant to? We as humans judge too much and overthink, why do we have to find ourselves? To give us self worth? You are yourself already! Living breathing YOU! You don't need to put words to explain yourself. You don't need to be a type of person and put yourself...
    Ohkay89 Ohkay89 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 7

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    Its All Just An Act

    who am i???that maybe the hardest question one can ask..no matter how i think thoroughly i still dont know the answer to that, i still dont know who i am and what i might become. who am i??i am just ordinary nothing unusual just someone you meet then later on you...
    Juanitadelacruz Juanitadelacruz 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Who Am I?

    I look in the mirror, and I see someone so familiar she is a stranger.  She thinks she's ugly but she feels she's beautiful... She thinks she's pretty, but she feels horrendous... She is simple to hang with, yet complex to live with... She is her worst enemy, but her...
    21butterfly 21butterfly 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    I am constantly struggling with

    who I am and who I should love, I like boys but my parents want me to love a certain kind of boy. I have grown up around another type of boy all my life and I have grown attracted to them. Now I am forced to change my views and love a type of guy I don't even find attractive...
    Ctina21 Ctina21 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Every time I look in the mirror,

    I see a different person.
    taylor7922 taylor7922 18-21, F Dec 15, 2013

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    I don't know who I am anymore.

    I am a really sweet and true friend, especially to my crush, but me and her have been in a LOT of fights and I've been the cause of every single one of them. Why the hell is it that I always mainly hurt the people that I love?
    samcoyour samcoyour 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    Who is that girl I see in the mirror?

    Does anyone else know? This strange girl who knows nothing about her life. That has no idea what to do. I wish I knew her. The doppelgänger who looks back at me with the same cloudy blue eyes. When will I meet her? Does she even exist? Does anyone wish to know her? Or is her...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    The Real Me?

    No one truly knows me. I do know a lot of people from all walks of life but none of them truly know me. For example i smoke in front of others and other people have no idea i smoke and would be shocked by that. my work people and my family think im a nice and well behaved guy so...
    Khagan Khagan 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    So much emptiness inside me.

    I can't explain why. What happened to the cheerful me? Now I hate everything, everyone and It seems like I do everything wrong! My friends... They aren't my friends.... My parents....it's like they hate me....I cry tears...but I can't explain them....Me...me is gone.... đź’”
    Emoheartbroken Emoheartbroken 13-15, F Nov 12

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    I don't know who I am I feel

    as if one minute I could be a happy go lucky smiley girl an the next I'm numb and empty and me inside changes I feel it and I can't remember what I was like..
    EmHeartsX EmHeartsX 13-15, F May 5

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    fightflight fightflight 22-25, F Jan 25

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    Who Am I?

    Its the question that goes round my head everyday. It always left me thinking. I don't know who i am. Who am i? I know I'm human but whats makes me, me? Right? I know I'm sounding so selfish and vain. But don't you ever think the same way? It keeps me, to think that maybe. Its...
    photogirl22 photogirl22 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    I guess that this is common.

    .. I always thought that I knew myself, but now I don´t even know how I´ll react to certain things... how I´ll behave with certain people... it´s like the picture I had of me has become blurry and ever-changing, I don´t like it...
    jsabina11 jsabina11 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    I don't know if I like guys

    or girls I am so confused
    kitty465 kitty465 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Here lately I have really been struggling with

    who "I am". For me it is easy to be an outgoing lovable person, to a stranger. To someone who knows me, well that is a different story. I have been with my fiancé, the father of my child, for some time now. The longer we are together the more I question who I am, what I like...
    Inmyheadarestoriesunread Inmyheadarestoriesunread 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I still day dream about seeing myself

    as different characters often those I made up in stories I wrote. I'm always envious of my characters since they live better lives than mine. Everyday I wake up believing I am just a product of my parents' failures. A mother who expects so much and a father that expects so...
    LostAlien LostAlien 18-21, M Jan 30

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    There is a saying that you should do what you

    love. I don’t know what I love, nor do I love my own self. Its like when my dad left, I began to lose myself and motivation. Each day my sister taunts me, My other sister hates me, my mom wants me to get out, and my dad never wanted me to be here. I have been miserable all my...
    WeirdOtaku WeirdOtaku 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I just want to be remembered. not by the whole world, but by a group of friends I'll know for the rest of my life. lately I've lost my sights and I've been spiraling out of control...
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    who am i? there comes a point in life where you don't even know who you are anymore, appearance wise you may be the same but not internally. every little thing about yourself...
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    I'm trying to figure out who I am who am I am I a nobody useless worthless I don't know who I am
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    My mom has always said my father was a man named Craig. I tracked him down and he told me he had known my mom in high school but that he had never been intimate with her. He seemed...
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    I think we need to know who we are. It's not enough, but it is a start. To know one's history. What have we been doing? If you always do what you have always done, you will always...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    Some people need to know who they are. Be honest with themselves and the people they have in their lives. Yea some of them may not approve of who you are or what your life style is...
    candacej1983 candacej1983 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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