I Don't Like People to Think I'm Weak

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 397 People

    Don't Assume The Loud Extroverts Are The Strong Ones....

    And the emotional and sensitive ones are weaker. I am a kind, thoughtful person who loves deeply. All my life (except from in my work with children) I feel like people have taken advantage of it. It has made me realise that my personality doesn't work in the real world as there...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 12, 2011

    The irony is that when people believe you to be

    "weak", you attract predatory behavior. Then, you have so much more BS to deal with than someone people respect on sight, and so you are more likely to have all kinds of problems. I'd like to see how someone perceived to be strong and treated respectfully would handle being...
    SweetSpiritEnergy SweetSpiritEnergy
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    Depression Attacks!

    Today, me and my friend were just playing around, we always insult each other playfully. But today she really went out of the line, she put her hands around my neck, choke me basically, and I was just so surprised that I was taken aback. I was so mad, like I wanna ******* fight...
    randommgirl randommgirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2013

    they think just bc I'm sometimes

    or just my crazy laughing funny self that I'm weak just bc they are a little taller than me
    heartcoaster1 heartcoaster1
    13-15, F
    Aug 5, 2015

    I Am Finally Strong

    I can identify with many people as I have been in different places and different stages.A daughter, a mother a wife,seperated, divorced and then married for a second time.Some of these I expected others not so much but I have learned from them all.Right now I have the most...
    doneitagain doneitagain
    51-55, F
    Oct 15, 2012

    I wish I could prove

    that I wasn't weak. But I can't. I'd rather not be judged for my weakness. But people have seen it all. In games, sports, outdoor activities, life, I was always seen as the weakling. When I played tag as a little kid, people gave up on me and just told me not to be it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 2, 2014

    Close To You

    I don't want to be seen as an easy target, at all. I don't think I have been but I will never let myself be from now on. I will never cry in front of people, I want people to believe that I'm strong, no matter how badly I've been hurt.
    Keelie Keelie
    66-70, F
    Nov 19, 2009

    I Have Weak Moments

    But that does not make me a weak person. What is it about guys and their infinite inability to let people see them in a moment of realness without feeling uncomfortable about it?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 1, 2011

    Becoming Weak Day To Day

    I wasnt like that when i was a child.I was stronger.I was controlling my feelings. But in 3 years i've changed. Ive become a weak person.I know this but i dont want others to think like that.So i started to act like someone else,not me .If i be myself they will see my weakness:(
    cansu94 cansu94
    18-21, F
    Apr 2, 2011

    Wow- No One Else Has Shared a Story Yet

    Hmm. . . not really much to say on the subject, is there? The title of the group pretty much says it all. So. . . yeah.
    Bella19 Bella19
    16-17
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    What Weak Is

    I really, really don't.... I don't like other people seeing me as weak. I just don't like the fact I'm weak, period. Being physically strong is definitely important, but really isn't what I'm the most concerned with. My inner strength is almost non-existant. Mentally, I'm not...
    inhale123exhale inhale123exhale
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 12, 2011

    Hmm....

    I don't like people seeing my emotions... Whether i'm angry, upset,or nervous... I feel as if i'm burdening my friends if i let them worry about me, and if they do guess something is up i spend the next week apologising to them because i wasn't strong enough to keep it inside...
    IcyBlueSmile IcyBlueSmile
    18-21, F
    Apr 6, 2011

    I May Not Be Physically Strong...

    But I believe I'm strong mentally & in spirit/soul.I am a Taurus sun with an Aries Mars! >=D...But people sometimes perceive me as innocent, timid, quiet, & a doormat...Well...I have social anxiety, so i can be timid sometimes & shy...BUT NO!You can not step all over me! I do not...
    RemnantAngel RemnantAngel
    18-21, F
    Oct 15, 2012

    Don't Mistake My Kindness For Weakness.

    I have always been kind, caring and considerate, a highly empathic person. I now recognise and embrace this as the special gift i have been given, although most times it has felt more like a curse. I can usually work people's thought's and fears out very quickly, I can often see...
    teeny09 teeny09
    36-40, F
    11 Responses May 26, 2011

    Kindness Not Weakness

    Please Do Not Mistake MyKindness for Weakness.I'm nobody's doormat.I'm a soft spoken individual, I find itvery unnecessary to rise my voice.
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

    Its The Way I Am.

    I have always been a person who has had to stand up for myself as i am the oldest,i have always had to do most things myself and in doing so i had to grow up before my age,but i could never let things get to me as i have had so much drama in my life i have had to keep moving...
    nuttyrocker nuttyrocker
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2010

    I'm Not F***ing Weak!

    I believe I was in the 8th grade when this was at its worst in a private school in ny ny. I hope you can take away from my experiences. On a typical day I would go to school and get taunted a lot by three of my best friends. You could say that we were the jokesters of the class...
    2ar4u 2ar4u
    16-17, M
    Jul 27, 2012
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    13-15, M
    Oct 26, 2015

    Related Experiences

    One final post. I really want to say thank you to all the people I've met here. Like honestly I'm so greatful because I met so many people that are just so cool and genuinely care...
    TheMoonIsFallingDown TheMoonIsFallingDown
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    I like to fool myself into thinking I"m a kind person. I don't know but more often than not, I think maybe I am nice. But then I react harshly to another and remember I 'm not kind...
    WondrousLeafi WondrousLeafi
    18-21, F
    Apr 21
    I will miss EP. Thankfully I am lucky enough to have met a few people I will never forget and especially a special someone here. We are together today and having a wonderful time...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    about dating? God no. I think in terms of emotions their involuntary nature. Feels. in other words. I mean obviously i feel lucky sometimes to be with whoever i'm with but I don...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Apr 21
    Today i meet another doctor. What i thought would be another person saying there is nothing indicating that something is wrong. instead i get a doctor who tells me this is the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20
    Hate them! I've made so many good friends on here that it's going to take me ages to contact everyone individually to say good bye. But you all know who you are. Good bye and good...
    Mick672 Mick672
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    I just changed my reality to one I like a lot better. The opportunity came and I reached out and grabbed the proverbial brass ring. (Has anyone ever seen a merry-go-round with a...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Well if that's how you want to play it. I got in a fucktarded debate with somebody about how it's an injustice for political parties to expect tax payers to foot the bill for...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    We work together and it was awhile before he actually asked for my number. we're both the same age and we've gotten soo close..i like him a lot but we aren't rushing anything. I'm...
    A1Csladiie A1Csladiie
    22-25, F
    Apr 18
    That feeling when you hear, "Alright, I guess this is it." And then you hear everyone say "Yeah, I guess so, too. That's quite a journey, isn't it?" And i'm standing...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    I am more mature than I seemed. People think I can't do things. Thus, basically I'm still a "baby". I'm a grown up! I can do things on my own and I can do things better than...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I don't really get it. Things had been going fine and then it was like a shadow crept over me and suddenly I was caught up in tough times that were previously only going on around...
    DanceOfBlades DanceOfBlades
    18-21, F
    Apr 17
    I lost my voice. And the second it comes back it's gone. my mom thinks I'm faking it.
    JustLikeFirePink JustLikeFirePink
    13-15, F
    Apr 16
    Watching all these ghost videos and murders and urban legends and videos where people say in the future people will find out and I'm just over here rethinking my whole existence...
    Botdf1shutup Botdf1shutup
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    I think I'm learning not to get too comfortable with where you are in life...... Things change for better or worse, whether you agree or not. So now at this point I feel myself...
    HeartStrings3 HeartStrings3
    18-21, F
    Apr 16
    I'm seriously going to miss EP so before they decide to shut down EP indefinitely I just want to say thank you to the creat or's... you gave us all a place to vent, ask ridiculous...
    Notquitesurewhatimdoinghere Notquitesurewhatimdoinghere
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    Maybe I'm just weird like this, but my word means something so I just expect the same in return. Is that too much to ask of the world? Things happen sometimes, emergencies pop up...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    It's not the people, it's the decision(s) that bother me the most. Now don't get me wrong we all make stupid decisions in this life. That's how we progress right? As we get...
    flibsley flibsley
    31-35, M
    Apr 15
    Dear Beloved EP Friends, I know I will see many of you at R2T, or Exp2 in the near future, so this is not good-bye. But we are experiencing an eviction of sorts—a forced...
    WindSylph WindSylph
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 15
    I'm very sad and I really hate myself. Everyday I wake up and I don't have a purpose. I don't know what to do with myself. I don't really have friend's and even when I'm with...
    tlmboo tlmboo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    Yet, I sorta do. I try and ignore the orientation of who I'm talking with, but especially when gay people message me it can make me uncomfortable. They're all good people but it's...
    dabram71 dabram71
    16-17, M
    10 Responses Apr 14
    I've been through a blender, you could say. Age 2, I'm diagnosed with a genetic eye condition that eats away at my vision. Age 6, I'm diagnosed with mild Asperger's Syndrome. Age...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    6 Responses Apr 14
    Ask someone who knows me. They'll tell you I'm strong-willed, fiery, and immune to pain. Yeah, no. I'm either a brilliant actor, a chillingly-adept pathological liar, or a mixture...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    1 Response Apr 13
    How to tell my pastor parents that I don't really believe in God anymore? (with facts about the holes in the bible but with love)? My dad is the pastor and my mom is the co-pastor...
    DespicableTruth DespicableTruth
    22-25, F
    Apr 13
    Constant troll war after troll war. It was just so irritating and annoying as heck, to be made the butt of the joke by some obviously moronic internet trolls who tried to harass...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    For one, I was always bullied by people on here, mostly for my appearance or apparently I'm because I'm an a-hole. Which makes no sense when I haven't done anything anyone else has...
    SalvationArmy SalvationArmy
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Apr 12
    As long as I can remember, I've never had a passion, a dream. I've never had a driving force for anything I've done. I just go through all the motions of living, but all I really...
    thegreatmango thegreatmango
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 12
    I guess I'm single because I'm at a point in my life where I prefer something genuine. I don't want to settle and just be with anyone. I here that people say they're shocked I'm...
    gorjus1 gorjus1
    31-35, F
    Apr 12
    well I may have made a dumb mistake. my new man of 6 months has a Std and I let his body part touch mine with no protection. now I'm freaking out and the more I read the more i...
    mynewlife2016 mynewlife2016
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
    I was always good in everything. I was always an enthusiastic person with high range of positivity. On the other hand my mom is a sick manipulator and an abusive person. All...
    hatemom12 hatemom12
    16-17, F
    Apr 11
    Hey guys, you probably don't remember me, especially since this isn't my original account, but I've heard about EP shutting down and me and another friend that came from this site...
    Frostbitten09 Frostbitten09
    18-21, M
    Apr 11
    I know I should delete Facebook. I know this. It hurts having it rubbed in my face that nobody gives a crap that I exist. I guess I like to torture myself about how insignificant...
    Myzery Myzery
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Apr 11
    a lot of people don't think I'm 14 just because I'm tall. 5'8 or 5'9 and they say I looked like I'm 16 or 17 not 14. trust me, I'm only 14.
    14Itsme14 14Itsme14
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
    If you know me well, you would know that I'm very sensitive. I take things to the heart all the time and I don't know why. I'm just really loving, and I do cry a lot, but only when...
    giaglitz giaglitz
    16-17, F
    Apr 11
    People are thinking I'm in my early to mid twenties. I geuss because my face is boyish looking (I have no wrinkles around my eyes), I'm very thin, have a soft voice, ect. I geuss...
    Slim79 Slim79
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 11
    It seems like that is all that there is out in the world, people with the wrong intentions. Just be honest and don't hold anything in. Maybe it'll hurt, but I'm a strong person, I...
    NothingGoodIsLeft NothingGoodIsLeft
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    Sometimes, yeah, I do. My partner has bpd and has a lot of paranoia about things like whether I really love them or not. Sometimes I feel like it's a reflection of myself, like...
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    Apr 11
    I am always there to lean on, to help and give advise, lend a shoulder to cry on and and an ear to listen.. People think im a strong person for what I have been through past few...
    SDH16 SDH16
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 11
    People here don't think I'm 15. People in person think I'm in college. Me. I feel old on the inside. But on the outside. I act younger than my age. It goes way back from age 1-9...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    10 Responses Apr 10
    LOVE IT WHEN... I wrote this 3 years ago... I thought it might be fun, and even appropriate to bring it back before the lights go out here on EP for good. Love it when you come...
    WindSylph WindSylph
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 10
    This girl is so mean to me at school but when I'm with her at her house, she's really nice
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 10
    It may seem like I'm dwelling on the past a little too much... This occurred to me, yes. But I think it's because I haven't sorted it out in my mind yet. If I don't understand...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 10
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