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

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    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

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    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 13 Responses May 26, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    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

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    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

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    I Think Everybody Knows

    I am weak.  I just don't like to think I'm weak.  I fight to overcome my obstacles.  But there are times when I get exhausted and want to lay down and take my beating for not being strong enough to get up. I regret sometimes ever knowing how a man could make me feel.  I...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F Jan 22, 2012

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2013

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    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

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    KarmaLove12 KarmaLove12 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I don't bet people think I'm weird, I KNOW people think on weird, Honestly, Sometimes I think I'm weird, But, I laugh at myself so it's okay and besides, you don't needa be normal...
    StayingSaneWithoutYou StayingSaneWithoutYou 13-15, F Jul 11

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    I KNOW people think I'm weird. But I'm not going to apologize for my weirdness. When I was in middle school and elementary school my weirdness was the only thing I had. I know...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    why do people equate having no sexual experience to innocence? Though it's true I am inexperienced in a lot of things but I have also gone through a lot as well. It's just so funny...
    reezaheartdogs reezaheartdogs 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I myself don't think I'm weird but hey everyone's a little weird
    Answeringyou35 Answeringyou35 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I mean I think I'm interesting. My boyfriend says in interesting. My friends say I'm interesting I don't know I just feel unoriginal most of the time.
    redlovely redlovely 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
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    Sadly no. Haha people think I'm the straight A student that tries her hardest and respects everyone. Which I am don't get me wrong. I also love to sneak out, I lie a lot, and I...
    weyheyitstori weyheyitstori 13-15, F Jul 3

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    Every time I meet someone new...whether it be someone I'm interested in or just a guy meet, they think I'm married. Even when I tell them I'm not they don't believe me. I don't...
    Beautysedge420 Beautysedge420 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't even know if I'm depressed. I don't know what I feel. I just feel.... Nothing. It's like I don't feel what I should be feeling, I feel less than what everyone else does...
    project46 project46 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm reading For One More Day by Mitch Albom. I really like his books. I am really just beginning this one. It's open in front of me and I'm on page six. This book explores the...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My marriage counselor said I was strong to have dealt with my childhood by keeping secrets for more than a decade and not turning to drugs or alcohol. I internalize a lot of things...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    I want to point out that I'm not saying or posting this for attention. I genuinely feel ugly. I am very fat, I have short hair and honestly people just don't find that attractive...
    JudeLeDude JudeLeDude 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To me, it's awkward unless I'm close or comfortable with the person. Otherwise, I have to scramble to think of something to say. Most of the time the people I talk to on the phone...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I came to this realization today.. I do not like my job.. It's too random and you never know where your going with the task, you end up repeating it multiple times different ways...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm tired of people being judged and bullied it's just so unfair and aweful to see as well go through! I still hear gossip or rumours about me that are not true but people choose...
    Arwenlethena Arwenlethena 22-25, F Jul 14

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    Some people think I have had some traumatic experience when, in reality, I'm just ticklish. Everywhere. No one ever confronts me about it, though. Oh well, let them think what they...
    gimmeasec gimmeasec 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Have you encounter some people that so bossy? Like they give you some task to do and you ******* give your best shot and they still complain???? Gosh! I'm sick of this person... He...
    sexylorie sexylorie 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really don't care if people don't like me I'm still gonna be me and be doing me if people don't like you the way you are **** Them that's all I got to say
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 13

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    I really don't like it! so stop reminding me of it.. I wanna blow up my FB account right now. C'mon people it's just a month anyway. No it's not "the ultimate happiness" stop...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I don't like it when people demand on the Internet it's not that I hate you it's just I'm not comfortable!!! But in real life u can't take it!!! You demand for something I will say...
    FighterWolf FighterWolf 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I know this sinking feeling anywhere. It's happening again. I've been depressed most of my teenage years. I have plenty of ups, but there are always downs that follow close behind...
    LettersToTheSky LettersToTheSky 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I'm going to try to be vague because i don't really want to say it. But i also really do want to say it. Maybe i just can't. Maybe i don't know how. Or maybe i just don't know what...
    experiencedyetunprepared experiencedyetunprepared 16-17, F Jul 7

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    I don't know if I'm a lesbian. But I've always had crushes on girls. But only have been with guys even though I didn't really like any of them. Every time I think about the...
    Beingpositiveisgood Beingpositiveisgood 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I don't know what's going on with me . i think I'm having a manic episode or something idk I just am a wreck I don't get this
    idkhby idkhby 13-15, F Jun 30

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    I don't like being touched at all. I hate when people put their hands on my shoulder or try to hug me. In less I'm crushing on you or you're hot, then I guess it's okay. But nay...
    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I don't judge people I am No where near perfect I believe that everybody is Beautiful.... but what I don't like is people judging me, looking all into my life like it's for them...
    michaelaelise12 michaelaelise12 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I'm a recovering addict and I have two years clean from drugs and alcohol.. I lost my kids my house my career. I'm starting all over again I have my kids back in my life but from...
    Lotusgirlred Lotusgirlred 31-35, F Jul 13

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    I like my private space, my bubble. People around me all seem to like keeping close to each other, touching hands legs, arms, shoulders, whatever. I can't stand being touched. I...
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