I Don't Like to Appear Vulnerable

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    Because I Might Cry

    And little makes me feel more vulnerable than crying in front of people...unless I'm extremely close to you...then I cry easily...happy tears, frustrated tears, sad tears....many, many tears....and it feels damn good...natural and not vulnerable at all. I cry when I laugh and yes...
    frito414 frito414
    56-60, F
    21 Responses Jan 11, 2010

    but I do. my movements,

    my fears, my actions contribute to this appearance.
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    Feb 12, 2015

    Whenever I do, people try to take advantage of

    me. But seriously, **** those manipulative vultures. I am not putting up with that crap any longer.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Oct 30, 2015

    Mistakes Get Made, People Get Hurt...

    If I ever appear vulnerable, it's probably because I am trying to soften my look in any given circumstance. I assure you though, when people mistake me for one of the vulnerable or worse yet, as just another weak sheep in this an obviously wolf filled world, then they just...
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    1 Response Feb 27, 2011

    And That In Effect Is Why I Remain Myself Here...

    In reality, I remain very stoic, and retain my poker face and wide smile.  Here I can express my fears, my weaknesses and not fear that people will attack me from the side due to them or question any other aspect of my life.  I have had people criticise my intelligence...
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    Aug 6, 2008


    Shhh. I'm vulnerable. "I don't like to Appear vulnerable". I guess it's the face. I don't know.  
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2008

    Appearances Can Be Deceiving...

    I am vulnerable to kindness. This is such a critical case that I believe people without question when they claim to care.Much more often than not, my belief in them is pulverised. So now, I appear tougher and have more cynicism. My walls are malleable, eventually.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jan 10, 2010

    Never Let Them See That You Can Bleed

    I am extremely selective if not paranoid about whom I appear vulnerable to. That includes friends and lovers, very rarely will any lover of mine be lay claim to having seen me cry or truly upset. Only one person on EP has ever seen this and we have LONG since stopped talking. I...
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    2 Responses Jan 10, 2010

    Can't Touch This...

    It's so hard for me to let people see my vulnerable side.  Even right now, when I thought I had fallen in love with a man and I really believed I was able to let him in completely, I am finding myself putting up the walls to protect myself from looking too needy or perhaps...
    jennaporter jennaporter
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2008
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