I Dont Like to Show Emotions

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    Don'T Say Your Sorry!

    Ever since 6th grade I started feeling unwanted and I thought I show to much so I stop showing other emotions besides happiness I feel bad for putting myself before people but its other people before me but never me afterwards so I almost stopped all my emotions
    bunnygirl28 bunnygirl28
    18-21, F
    Apr 21, 2013

    I Know How They Think

    I have learned that this is very important. It is if you want to avoid a bunch of heart-aches, emotional roller coasters. Keep your composer! If you are a type that do not like to be controlled mentally. I suggest you seriously consider keeping your emotions in tack. People read...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy
    41-45, F
    Mar 25, 2013

    I bring people down

    I dont think its a weakness I just dont like to show that im angry or sad because I guess I bring people down I remember this one girl telling me that quote 'Your always sad and your making me depressed' I mean its not like I can control it. So I guess I only show partial...
    betweenloveandhate betweenloveandhate
    18-21, F
    Nov 6, 2012

    Being In Public..

    I imagine myself acting or singing in front ot people and I think it would be something impossible for me. In both cases at some point you have to show genuine happiness, saddness, flirtatious glances and smiles, surprise, excitement and I don't like that idea. It's as if the...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 13, 2012

    It's A Weakness...

    It may not be a weakness for everyone but for me it is and I just hate showing them. I used to wear my heart on my sleeve and that was a way for people to hurt me so now I shut them off whenever I'm sad...angry...even happy. I just don't want to feel anymore....
    Val3ntine Val3ntine
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2011

    Losing Control Over My Control?

    I've never been an outwardly emotional person, and I was only in middle school whenI began consciously suppressing my emotions. I began to think that showing emotion was a sign of weakness, so I struggled to overcome it. I considered this successful, in that I am...
    somethinkdifferent somethinkdifferent
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2009

    I Just Can't Do It.

    And you know, I'm not sure I want to anyway. I view it as huge sign of weakness, but you know.. that's just my personal opinion. I bottle up all the anger and sadness because its so personal and there isn't anyone I feel comfortable enough to share it all with. Not that I would...
    AmberRoth AmberRoth
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2009

    Some People Can't Handle It

    It's hard when people, some people can't understand how you feel and cannot handle your emotions. It's ahrd to put up a strong front the whole time. It could be comforting, but also tiring at the same time. But I guess, sometimes, strength could grow on you. And it becomes a part...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2009

    I Also Just Don't...

    It's not so much I don't LIKE to show emotions, it's just that I don't. My mom and both my sisters are emotionally unstable. They can't keep them in check. I've learned to never show my emotions, except for the safe ones. I rarely even cry, except when it gets to be too...
    pleasegivemeasmile21 pleasegivemeasmile21
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2009

    At Arms Length

    i do my best to keep everyone at arms length.  sometimes i screw up and cassually mention things about myself that i shouldn't which i always kick myself for later.  the most obvious reason is just that i know poeple will judge me.  that may sound overly...
    knine knine
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2009

    Not When I'm Playing Poker Anyway

    I do like to practice my poker face, even when I'm only online. I figure I'll need it if I ever find a live game somewhere.
    WildLife2008 WildLife2008
    70+, F
    10 Responses May 26, 2008

    Not Going After Attention

    Maybe I dont show my emotions because I dont want attention. Sometime it gets uncomfortable for me if i portray my true feelings and people start analyzing me like Sigmund Freud or something. But then again, I did hear that suppressed emotions are not good for one's health. I...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle
    18-21, F
    May 25, 2008

    NO Emotions

    IDK I Guess I'm just used to not showing anything to anyone else and its not that i don't want to its just that sometimes i don't even know what my emotions are i know there's something there i want to get out i just don't know what that emotion is i mean sometimes i cry and i...
    wtfihateppl wtfihateppl
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 19, 2008

    A Mystery

    I guess I just figure if I don't show emotion then people won't know what i'm thinking... and I don't want people to know what i'm thinking I prefere to remain a mystery. That way they will never know whats really going on... and I don't want them to know whats really...
    krazykay krazykay
    22-25, F
    Mar 26, 2008

    Cold As a Rock

    I dont like to show emotions, good or bad, happy or sad. I just like to stay cold... straight. No ups, no downs... Just plain
    MissMadz MissMadz
    18-21, F
    Mar 20, 2008

    And It's Weird

    because my family doesn't mind showing theirs in the sense of letting our loved ones know we love them and care for them but when it comes to the outside world I'd rather keep my emotions to myself as a defense mechanism, like it's the only way I can have the upper hand and...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2007

    Showing Anger

    my parents were older when they adopted my sister and I (late 40) so when we got to be teenagers they didn't understand that teenagers are moody and if I ever got mad about something my mom thought there was something wrong and sent me to a phychyatrist and if I cried about...
    boojagirl boojagirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2007

    Emotions Are Complex, and Some...

    Emotions are complex, and someone can easiy read surprised as unhappy. I always keep my face calm and clear, and only show joy or confusion. Most call me emotionless, but my emotions are so complex nobody can understand them. I practiced for years, and now my facial expressions...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122
    18-21, F
    Nov 10, 2007

    I Don't Like Showing Emotions Either But I Have

    no choice.  I am very transparent.  No matter what I do, I am better at being an open book than trying to cover it up.  Then I just wind up looking like a clown!  I heard this awhile back and I liked it "Be who you are, because the people who mind don't...
    FrogsBabygirl FrogsBabygirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2007

    That Sure Is a Negative Questi...

    that sure is a negative question.  i've been told i have a real poker face (when playing poker).  that is a good thing.  i'd say it's difficult for me to hide my feelings, but i still try to all the time anyway.
    mcgerstenslager mcgerstenslager
    51-55, F
    Nov 10, 2007

    That's Why I Love This Place..

    On here I can talk about all and everything.. It's so great.. You're not being judged like in "real" life..
    deleted deleted
    Nov 10, 2007


    I learned that emotions got used against you very early on. I don't like to show any kind of weakness. My first year teachnig I was completely stressed out and alone, mostly because of that. I ever showed how stressed out I was, never let anyone know how messed up I was on the...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2007


    someone cares enough to ask for the truth after i say "i`m fine" or "nothings wrong" etc. Then i`ll tell them what`s up. That usually doesn`t happen though.
    diztrbd diztrbd
    18-21, F
    Oct 13, 2007

    I Struggle

     I don't ever remember a time when I was good at showing my emotions.  I recall as a child being told to "stop" all the time.  It did not matter if it was crying or just being affectionate.  I can laugh, that's easy.  Crack a joke, say something...
    DarkPhoenix DarkPhoenix
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 30, 2007

    Makes Me Feel Weak

    i dont like to show my emotions,especially the bad ones, cos its makes me feel weak and as if i cant handle things that i should be able to handle. i dont like people to see that i'm upset or anything cos i dont want them to question it, so most of the time, its just easier...
    sezy sezy
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2007


    Emotions are dangerous. No good can come of them. Show emotion, and you'll definately end up getting clobered. Best to keep those pesky emotions inside, and keep yourself safe.
    TCat TCat
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 3, 2007

    I Keep Them Locked Inside.

    Not to say that emotional people are weak (I don't think that at all), but I personally feel that showing my emotions would make me  seem weak. I don't care much of what people think of me, it is more to do with feeling and being vulnerable. There are very few people who I...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2007

    Like a Bird

    [I watch too much animal planet, and discovery channel.... just getting that out of the way =P] Birds chose to hide whenever they are feeling sick, or bad for as long as possible, usually until their illness becomes too out of hand, and fatal. They don't show their illnesses...
    Kagit Kagit
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2007

    Never Have...

    I've never been big on showing emotion. One because I don't like to. The way I look at it I have to have complete control (I know that's dumb but it's what I think) I have to control how I feel and what people know about how I feel. But not only do I not like to show them to be...
    pepsi21addict pepsi21addict
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2007
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