I Don't Think Anybody Knows The Real Me

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    I feel like this had become a theme in my life.

    I genuinely want to be known and loved for who I am, but I often fear getting too close to people. I don't have many friends, and the ones I do have don't know me as well as I wish they did. I just want more open, honest relationships so I can **** up and actually have someone...
    firefly1991 firefly1991
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2014

    They think I'm just going through a phase

    when I so much as bring up a topic about my values, beliefs, likes and dislikes, etc. And don't even get started on gender and sexuality...
    getlucky13 getlucky13
    18-21, T
    Mar 20

    I don't think anyone knows what

    and who i am. Not even me and it feels bad i don't know why.
    lovemylifetooless lovemylifetooless
    18-21, M
    Sep 3, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015

    There are a lot of things

    that I don't/can't talk about in real life, so I had this realization today. Not many people really know me...
    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    No one really knows the real me.

    My closest friends, family and my girlfriend think they know everything about me, but they don't. I don't tell them everything, but you shouldn't tell everyone everything about yourself. Some things you should keep to yourself or you'll have nothing left to have for yourself...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 17, 2015

    I know that nobody knows the real me

    because i keep everything to myself. And everyone I was going to open up to, left. But, I'm used to it now.
    Cybergirl425 Cybergirl425
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    I don't think anyone knows what

    and who i am. Not even me and it feels bad i don't know why.
    lovemylifetooless lovemylifetooless
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    Got to agree but then again I'm bloody

    struggling to figure that out as well so I'll give them a break :)
    wanderingboy wanderingboy
    31-35, M
    Oct 29, 2014

    i know for a fact no one really knows me.

    i spend a lot of time on my own. people will assume things about you if they see you or know a little about you. but no one really knows anyone we just know ourselves and sometimes i guess we dont fully know ourselves when we learn something new about ourselves. (good or bad)
    screechowl83 screechowl83
    31-35, M
    Jul 12, 2015

    single hot boy looking

    for a girl) skype - mengak
    mengak mengak
    26-30, M
    Jul 12, 2015

    Even when I'm happy I'm miserable.

    I get so nervous and quite around others, but I like being in other peoples company. I'm weird, clumsy and totally myself when I'm alone, but being alone is lonely.
    FallingOutOfReality FallingOutOfReality
    16-17, F
    Mar 14

    Not All Of Me

    I think people have difficulty putting all the different bits of me together into one person there are so many contradictions. The dirty little pervert with a facination for ******** baiting, dating escorts, webcam fun, multiple **** buddies and drinking is actually...
    Ketsan Ketsan
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2010

    how i see it, is that

    when i get comfortable with them things juat change
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 13, 2015
    AlexBoost AlexBoost
    18-21, T
    Oct 27, 2015

    Changing, For Better Or For Worse.

    Nobody knows who I really am. I am in a constant state of metamorphoses, flitting from one personality to the next to please whomever I'm with at the moment. I'm done with it. I'm done with pleasing everyone else. I just want to be myself, and **** them if they don't like me. I'm...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 3, 2011

    Everyone brings out a different side of me.

    Whenever I try to tell someone about the real me, I tend to not mention somethings because they can only see that side. I don't know why I'm like that, it just happens.
    jellolia jellolia
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2015

    No they don't, most people think I'm the quiet

    one, but that's not true. Other people think I'm arrogant, but that's not true. Other people think I'm depressed, but that's not really true. Hell, I don't even know myself, so how can someone else claim to know me?
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 18

    I don't even know if I know myself.

    I keep discovering new "corners" in my mind that i never thought were there.. hmm might be a personality crisis xD
    Alegna93 Alegna93
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    The only people who knows the real me are my

    parents and relatives. I am full of surprises online. Yes, I am going to post something that some people might think WOW or hate it. Frankly I don't care.
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    I know no one knows the real me I guess is keep

    it that way I am very careful who I trust, but I would like that one person who knows the real me, and I think it's
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015

    Throughout my years on earth,

    I've worn so many masks sometimes I don't remember what my real personality is. Maybe all of them are me? Maybe none of them are me? I guess I'll never figure that out.
    TheBlazingRedAugust TheBlazingRedAugust
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 15, 2014

    Better than just thinking.

    ..I am positively sure, though I am always the same person (in real life or online) not everybody see just by looking... Most of the time people see what they want or prefer to see, they would especially see what suits them better...... Few people can say they get to know me...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    Actually I know that no ones knows the real me!

    ! I mean I am a 55 year old transgender woman, and on one has a clue. I think most people will be blown away, when I come out , and say this is the real me. It's going to be interesting to see how many friends o lose when I do come up. Or it'll be easier to count how many I...
    DawnR59 DawnR59
    56-60, T
    Jan 3, 2015

    Some Have Come Close...

    A few have gotten really close. Those who have been closest to Me have gotten the most broad look at who I am, what I'm about, and what I'm into. But, since life keeps changing, and so do I, I can't say that anyone really fully knows Me. I've not had anyone in My life long...
    aktor1970 aktor1970
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 21, 2013

    Do I know the real me?

    I have been told by at least two people that I don't know myself as well as I think I do. I'm not quite sure what to make of that. One person who knew the real me said goodbye to me recently and that sucked. But, the question lingers, is the real me that repulsive...
    CheezItz CheezItz
    46-50, M
    Sep 17, 2015

    Only friends I make online know the real me

    because they are accepting. I live in the south so I am shunned and hated for being bi and feeling female in a males body. If they got to know me they would realize I'm not that bad and maybe even understand me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015
    Caricature1 Caricature1
    70+, M
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    Everyone looks at me

    and see a football player,basketball player I'm a lot more then that I'm a lot more intelligent then people give me credit for ... I'm also not as mean as rumors are if you been through tough times you wouldn't trust easy or talk much either
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 20

    I just wish people open their mouth

    before they actually 100% sure about it and mean it too
    kalpanapatel kalpanapatel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    Nobody understands me,

    no matter how Many times someone says "just don't be scared to show them you." It just doesn't matter, I'm unexplainable, and people think I'm psycho...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    Who is the real me, I've been masked

    so long..I've become the disguise
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    No one knows, but I'm very insecure.

    Looking at me you wouldn't be able to tell, I'm a cheerleader, I'm usually surrounded by people but when I'm not I'm content with being alone, a lot of people know me.. But no one really knows me. I'm afraid.. I'm afraid of bring alone, not just standing by myself or going...
    avagrace03 avagrace03
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2014

    Because not even me knows !

    We are rivers flowing and our waters changes with everyday experiences.How many "me"s there is? I think just one...the present one.
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    Jul 9, 2014

    For 40 some odd years no one has known

    who I really am. I show bits and pieces to different people but no one has ever been shown the whole picture. I have been hurt by sharing parts of me and never ever thought I would entrust someone with all of me. . Till I met someone who in many respects is a mirror to myself...
    basttt basttt
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Jun 21, 2015

    Every time I try and be me everyone I know

    tells me I'm either sick or depressed. I'm so glad to be moving across the country so I can start all over with a new group of people. Here's my chance and I'm not letting it pass me by.
    biscuitstiq biscuitstiq
    26-30, T
    Jun 21, 2015

    Me But Not Me

    I am a very logical person, and also I can and want to be very random at times. I don't like politics or speaking about religion because its pointless to me. It starts arguments like no other topics. Music has a lot of control over my life and my emotions it helps me in many ways...
    dejin1 dejin1
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

    You cannot fake your personality.

    Everything you do reflects your personality for others to see. If you are "acting" like someone you're not, you are still being yourself. It's called being a deceiver.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2015
    KingMarcray37 KingMarcray37
    22-25, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    It bothers me. I have been through a lot.

    .. I mean a lot. I am young. So, when I meet new people they would never assume any of the things I've been through and I don't just randomly say things of course. So, people go a long time never knowing me, but thinking they do. All of the horrible things I've been through are a...
    let1the2wall3down4 let1the2wall3down4
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015
    alcheme36 alcheme36
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 19

    I think I'm a furry, I don't really know anyone

    else who is and would really like to, hoping that someone might want to chat:)
    southparkrocks southparkrocks
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    I think they would see how damaged I am instead

    of thinking how privileged I am because my family is wealthy. Money doesn't mean ****. I would spend all the money in the world to erase some of my memory's I have, just so I can live a normal life... Whatever that is.
    kristen1993 kristen1993
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    Even my closest friends dont know the REAL Me.

    ... I just wish I was able to express myself,
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    I'm thinking lots don't really want to know you,

    the real you, they just want the fun,ear,happy,enjoy you..I'm one to want to know someone fully..you know I've only been asked once what I really want in life..from a total stranger too..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle
    31-35, F
    Jul 14, 2015

    I keep so much of me- locked inside me -that I

    am the only person who really knows me. And I hate when people think they know me and tell me who I am.
    MysteryGirl2012 MysteryGirl2012
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    Find Me.

    There are so many masks I wear just to cover what I don't want you to know. I have a mask to tell you that I'm ok even when my heart is starting to freeze in pain. I have a mask to show laughter even when what you just said hurt me so bad that I feel like crying. I have a mask to...
    Ilikeclouds Ilikeclouds
    13-15, F
    Jul 31, 2011
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