I Dont Like to Show Emotions

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 842 People

    I Cant

    I have never been able to show noe handle my emotions at all and right now a kid i go to school has me ****** off and i WILL NOT TAKE IT ANY MORE!!! This is the last time i am going to let him get to me its time im going to show him that i am more then he thinks and i will stand...
    1LilLefty 1LilLefty
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2013

    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

    I was brought in a strong family.

    In fact I blame them for my lack of heart. I was taught that emotion is a sign of weakness. And I refused to be the weak link. I kept my head held high even when I was punished for it. If I was hurt I never showed it. My family is like a pack of wolves. Harsh. Hostile. Deadly...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    My Emotions.

    Simply put, I am losing my emotions, As a child I was extremely emotional. I never hid my emotions, they always made an appearance through out a portion of my childhood. I wasn't afraid to show who I was in the world. But as a child my emotions were powerful. I didn't know how...
    Anonamonstrosity Anonamonstrosity
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

    I always put my emotions behind a rock.

    When I'm with my friends, they never know I'm unhappy unless I show it. I can put a pretty good act on. The reason my feelings is because of judgement and I don't trust people easily.
    sashakimi3 sashakimi3
    22-25, F
    Feb 23, 2014
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    i just really think I'm not doing the right

    thing. today being one of those days. it makes me so sad to think about it. i just wish it was easier or i didn't always have so many questions.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Aug 25, 2015

    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

    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

    I've been called an emotionless robot

    but it's far from the truth I just chose who to share them with...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    I have trouble with certain emotions.

    It is easier for me to show anger than sadness. When I do not want to show anger, I am just extremely quiet. I have always had alot of problems with other people. I am overly defensive. I am not the smartest person, but I hate to be treated as though I am stupid. This...
    gazingupwards gazingupwards
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    All the girls at six form are jealous

    and think I have a perfect life, but sometimes I stay up all night unhappy with everyone and everything and I just want to hide away and never come out. Then as soon as I step into class I become a different person and no one would ever know how much I cry, wishing I could run...
    SavannahTristan SavannahTristan
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 23, 2014

    We'll one time everybody was sitting in the

    middle of the room except me and some other person. And I heard one of the popular people say " You know what I don't like about Taylor??? She doesn't care when people talk about her!" And I looked over at him, made eye contact, and looked away with a plain face. "See!!!" He...
    Prettylildyke Prettylildyke
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2014

    I don't like anyone seeing

    when I'm hurt. So I put on my b*tch face and pretend nothing bothers me
    lunamars lunamars
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2014

    I don't show emotions to nobody,

    fear, exciting, or being horny, I just take my pants of infront of a girl right away without flirting and say (you want some, you want some of this huh) and no feelings, NO FEELING ******* BECAUSE FEELINGS KILLS YOUUU. yall feel me? It just penetrates you like getting the D by...
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    Especially when I have strong emotions like

    sorrow sadness and anger because I hate crying near people so I always keep it insind until I'm alone . The last time I cried near someone was when my mom told me my dad died . It was 3 years ago and I've never cried near people again .
    6666alex 6666alex
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2014
    meandmythought meandmythought
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014

    Yes! Far too silly!..

    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    Emotions are horrible.

    Also very annoying.
    SaltyPaper SaltyPaper
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

    It's not that I don't feel emotions,

    it's that I feel them deeply and violently. If I am passionate about someone I will take her and make her mine. If I am angry I will be destructive to the cause of my anger. But no I keep these bottled up inside under the calm demeanor and facade.
    MisterGw MisterGw
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2015
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers
    18-21, M
    Jun 5, 2015

    i feel like it makes me seem weak.

    i don't like trusting people and showing them how they can hurt you is a big risk for me. i still talk about them just in a chilled out way with someone like my twin sister.
    Ali3579 Ali3579
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2015

    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

    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 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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I Don't Show Emotion

    The only emotion I show is anger I think I can't show any other emotion I think it's because I don't trust at all and I've always been a closed off person most people know very little about me because I've put a wall between me and the world and because of that I've been called...
    GotMyStripes GotMyStripes
    22-25, M
    Oct 24, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    All my life I've bottled up my emotions.

    Through everything I've been through I still act like I'm fine. Little do people know I consider suicide everyday, I want to talk to people but no one really cares and I can't speak to family because I don't want to worry them. No one will probably read this either. I feel like...
    brettjinx brettjinx
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2014

    Idk why but I hate showing my emotions

    but if you make me mad I won't hide it I will punch you in the face andele un putazo xD
    smilelover smilelover
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2014

    I don't like anyone to see me

    when I'm sad or in my mind, weak. I don't like people to see me cry or to know how I'm feeling. Thus, to the world I'm happy; to my room I'm an emotional reck and I cut non-stop. But, I cut because I never allow myself to cry. How have I come this low?
    punchbunny punchbunny
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2015

    So I walk around like this most of the time.

    .., when this picture was taken I was leaving my home to fly to Alberta, Canada. /: Turned out to be one of the worst decisions of my life.
    ToopeBy ToopeBy
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    I play the strong one in life,

    i play the courageous one, and if i want to help others i have to be stone, and not let my emotions interfere with my goal. i feel like if im helping someone and i begin to cry the attention they need is now aimed towards me, and its unfair.
    RougeOfHeart1 RougeOfHeart1
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2015

    I Think It's Better That I Don't.

    If I Do My Whole Life Falls Apart... I Don't Act Happy Or Show When I'm Scared I Don't Say That I'm Sad Because Nobody Cares I Don't Laugh Or Cry In font Of Many People And So On
    deleted deleted
    Aug 26, 2015

    If i ever show any emotion its

    because i've became over whelmed and lost control !! If i'm sad, i'll just excuse myself to a bathroom and cry and come back smiling in ur face. if i'm pissed off i'll just stay silent. if i like you i won't tell you. well unless you ask. idk. i'm weird. lol i hardly even make...
    SailorMarz SailorMarz
    22-25, F
    Feb 19, 2016

    I am not an emotions kind of person.

    I don't like emotions.In my opinion emotions r useless and painful.I am emotionally detached.I have been my whole life.But that doesn't mean I don't have interests and it also doesn't mean I don't want an emotional attachment.
    Shireene92 Shireene92
    18-21, F
    Aug 25, 2015

    I like showing emotions,

    just not the ones I'm feeling all the time.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    Aug 26, 2015

    My up bringing and the places I grew up in

    shaped me into a naturally reserved person, ready to show the perfect facial expression to make people happy, even if it's not how I truly feel.
    lightningelemental lightningelemental
    Oct 12, 2015
More Stories