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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    They are just so mean and need to use a more nicer choice of words. Like, can you not? I'm sure it's not that hard to have manners or keep some of your opinions to yourself. It...
    HaleyKun HaleyKun 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Just once I wish I was pretty enough to be accepted into today's society, accepted by people, accepted, by myself. I feel like I will never be pretty enough, for anything, for...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    if you don't like me for who I am (my look my race my religion my thoughts and all the things I have or do or think of) I wouldn't care cause I'm happy with who I am and I would...
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    I am not crying all day lying in my bed. I don't even know if this qualifies as depression. But there is something wrong with me. It has been a while since I feel excited about...
    willil willil 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    I dunno. I gotta say it, when people tell me I'm interesting, it's flattering for certain. But I don't agree because how? How am I interesting? Sure, on the Internet I might seem...
    548mitch 548mitch 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    yeah i really dont think i m cute idk what people see in me lol , i think they are crazy :P
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    girlinwhite girlinwhite 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've said that I will start a few confessions: My first rant - I met a 'really cool' guy here (yes, right here... amazing, isn't it?) and he claimed that he suffered from...
    Vabidemi00 Vabidemi00 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I used to think that I had social anxiety because I thought to myself everyone thinks I'm weird. Then I just realized I just have a really accurate intuition about others...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    On Saturday, a good friend of mine asked me to go to church with her. I didn't want to go, but I still went with her to make her happy. I don't normally go to church, so I thought...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm pretty young and most teenagers say they don't like their mom because they didn't buy them a new phone or any little reason like that. I don't like my mom because she is the...
    Oxidant Oxidant 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Him: I don't think it's gonna work out Me: you mean, "us"? Him: yep! Me: I'm not forcing you to talk to me. I'm fine if you don't. Is he talking about friendship or more? He...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    All of a sudden the app is able to successfully upload a cover photo to an experience post and there's "Do you think I'm attractive?" posts coming out of the woodwork. Honesty...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 27

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    Ever Since I Started Middle School I've Seen Girls Who Are WAYYY Prettier Than Me And We'll That Blew My Self-Confidence. Every Time Someone's Like "You're Very Pretty" I Don't...
    isabellamarie02 isabellamarie02 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Going to their house this weekend. If I come home still feeling good about the person I am it will be a win. I am not book smart. Math? Ha. Forget it. They are engineers. I...
    aquiver aquiver 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    Can I please just let this out? (it's pretty long O__O) It's summer break and my dad keeps on ordering everyone in the family around. He calls at least 3~4 times a day everyday...
    sweetcolors123 sweetcolors123 16-17 Jun 23

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    In real life I am viewed as sweet and innocent. Most people don't know the real me. Everyone thinks that I am this happy go lucky stay at home mom of two. They don't know I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I'm working with my uncle and he's always 1to 4 hr late and never calls and says he's going to b late neither does he pick up his phone when he's late and sometimes he just doesn...
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    You love me, and I thought I really loved you too. But the things you made me feel were lies, and you wouldn't let me go. I don't want to hurt you, but I don't think I love you...
    Cate97 Cate97 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19