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I Don't Like People To Know When I Am Upset

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    I Just Keep It Inside...

    As it pertains to people knowing who I truly am (see my other story), I've always tried to maintain a calm, reserved exterior even when my insides are bubbling furiously. I don't like when people know that I am worked up or not calm or otherwise stressed as I don't like the...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    It Causes Me More Pain

    to hold it in, but if I let it out then I know how they're going to feel and it scares me. but I'm angry, but I'm scared. It runs in my head all day. And I don't know how to release it. So I have learned to say " It upsets me when..." rather than "you upset me". And its changed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2012

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    weak and vulnerable. i dont want you to see me

    like this. i dont want your pity. dont feel bad for me. dont waste your breath... and no im not okay...but thanks for asking
    classylips classylips 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Upset

    I do my best to not let any emotion control my actions, and if it does i do my best for people not to notice.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2010

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    I Try To Hide It Mostly!

    I really don't like to show many emotions other than happiness. My personality is a bit addictive and reflective so I am charged with the task of staying as happy as I can always!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25, 2011

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    I believe I was put here to help people,

    and to lead people to help. I don't believe I can do that if they see my weakness. I would rather suffer in agony in silence knowing that externally I am helping someone. I tel myself that little lie over and over again; I can handle this when I know others can't.
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    The Truth Is...

    ...there is no hiding! I can't stand it! I hate being upset. Everyone knows it! More than often I'm being abused because I'm upset about something. It's an anxiety and psychotic hell with real live demons! Anyways happy new day to you. :) *Wants to shoot the smiley*.
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 Jun 3, 2012

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    The tears pour out I clean them

    before anyone realizes The smile soon fades I force another one for the new audience They hear my laugh and assume I'm okay Just another show for another crowd Each one i put on, hides my true feelings And the academy award goes to...me
    withpaincomesstrength withpaincomesstrength 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Misery Does Not Like Company....Or Does It?

    I tend to keep to myself when I'm upset. I so this for two reasons. 1. I love my friends. When they are upset, it upsets me. I tend to carry their pain with me somehow. I don't want them to feel my sadness. In this case, misery does not love company. I'd rather not drag anybody...
    asmith108 asmith108 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    "Never let them see you bleed.

    " Hurt and pain: it's all weakness. And people never know how to react. Sure they can offer a hand once in a while but in real truth they don't want to be dragged down by your pain all the time. And all of a sudden, people don't know when you're upset and when you're not because...
    lolznewaccountio lolznewaccountio 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I just don't know how to really express my

    feelings and I don't want to look weak, especially in front of people who look to me for help.
    Amd81491 Amd81491 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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