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I Hide My Emotions Behind Humor

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    It'S True

    It's true when they say Comedy comes from pain. I use humor to hide my pain and put up a facade of happiness.
    CuDi CuDi 18-21, M May 28, 2013

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    Sarcasm

    Yup the title pretty much says it all. If im angry at someone I usually will just say a rude comment with sarcasm so I can let it out without hurting the others feelings. I always have a smile on my face so noone will ask me whats wrong. I hate pity attention. That is the one...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18, 2011

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    Hahahahawawawawahahahawawa

    This is one of the many gifts i inherited from my family. Every single one of us have this gift. And its not like we aren't emotional, on the contrary were more then most and embrace what were feeling. We know that sometime life is hard and whats the point of being sad all the...
    hopper130 hopper130 26-30, M May 7, 2011

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    Just How I Cope With Stuff.

    mostly sadness i cope with this by makeing a joke or doing something stupid to get a laugh if they laugh i will to though deep inside im eather pissed or sceard or crying thats just how i cope with stuff unti im alone.
    LoveISHateHateISLove LoveISHateHateISLove 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Well, Attempted Humour..

    in the past i've had my fair share of bad luck, life has thrown me a bad hand yet we all have to make it work for us, for me, finding humor in what has hurt me (emotionally) eases the pain suffered at these difficult moments!! is that weird?? is it normal, i joke quite...
    TheLonePhotographer TheLonePhotographer 18-21, M Mar 19, 2013

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    Take A Good Look At Me And You'll See My True Pain!

    Look into my eyes and you will see what you want to know. Observe my actions and it will show what it is that I am masking. My lips do not need to speak, for my eyes can tell you everything. This smile you see, I masquerade to shield me from the pain. Just take a good look at me...
    shiningstar0912 shiningstar0912 26-30, F Dec 15, 2012

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    I Actually Am Ok With This

    I use humour or sarcastic dry humour and it really helps me. Sometimes Im really mad and then I say somthing funny, and when someone starts laughing I feel a lil better..or I also find lots of stuff funny, so sometimes when someone is mad and ranting and it may be making me feel...
    hairtostay hairtostay 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    You Don't See The Pain Behind The Mask

    I usually hide my emotions behind a sarcastic / dark sense of humor. It's my 'mask'. Some people can't handle my sarcasm and think I'm mean. But hey - they will get over it...eventually ;) My intention is not usually to wound or inflict harm on others but to draw the eye away...
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    I think the saddest people always try the

    hardest to make people happy, because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless....and they don't want anyone else to feel like that.
    MattsShadow MattsShadow 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    It's Easier To Tell A Joke...

    I'd rather make a witty response or cut a joke, or do something silly when I'm upset, especially when there's a computer between me and the other people, it's easy to type like a happy person and keep going than reveal I'm hurting or angry. I'd rather not dwell on it.
    LEBsCreations LEBsCreations 22-25, M Nov 18, 2012

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    Doggy Paddle'

    My father was going to have me checked out to have me evaluated to see if I was mentally challenged, I simple wouldn’t take any participation in normal baby/tot’s activity’s. I figured out later why I behaved as I did. Anyway,(PTSD) in the womb even... later on I flew off...
    Chanistaya Chanistaya 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2012

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    Boy Is This One True!

    Yep...and I know I am going to hear some agreement from those who know me on here!  I am guilty as charged on this one!!!! While having a good sense of humor is a wonderful thing and I think that my humor is one of my endearing qualities, it is also a great mask to hide behind...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27, 2011

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    Sleep. Murder. Smile

    honestly there are many thing I would want to kill myself over...but the one thing I regret most of all is How I hurt people...But this story isn't about the mental pain. This is my past and how I was accused of murder I don't remember. So please have some respect. When I was...
    Francella4 Francella4 16-17 Nov 5, 2013

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    Me Too

    I do it to, esp after someone gives me a compliment.
    ann109 ann109 31-35 Dec 26, 2011

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    How Would You Feel? Or What Would You Do?

    Okay so Im new to this school, i made this friend. She said we'd be "best friends", she already had a bestfriend.. Later on i noticed she'd ask that to every one that was new and she liked or thought was cute. By being their best friend she would flirt cause she is a flirt. Now...
    AnAnonymousGirl8 AnAnonymousGirl8 13-15 Oct 3, 2012

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    Sometimes

    That's not to say that all of my humour is masking something, I'd be a pretty messed up person if it was, but when I am upset, or angry, I make light of the situation. I'm not sure if I'm masking it so others can't notice, or if I'm just trying to distract myself. I guess it...
    Writing4Life Writing4Life 16-17 Apr 22, 2011

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    Well...

    'The guy I like is dating another girl, again. And well **** him. I have like 5 bars of chocolate!' This is pretty much a big part of me summarized, even trough I say those things, I am really disappointed in myself, and depressed.
    Ugnee Ugnee 13-15, F Nov 20, 2013

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    Requiem For Innocence

    I had a challenging childhood which had gone beyond the ordinary. My mother is utterly stoic she never shows emotion always perfectly composed attitude with an unbelievably realistic poker face...except showing off to other rivals *coughs* people *coughs* she lacks of emotion and...
    loveisabitch loveisabitch 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    It All Started When I Was Six

    I had a rough childhood. When i was young people use to tell me to stop crying, bitching and moaning about my problems. they dont matter and just use something to hide it all. So i just chosed humour and sarcasm. And thats when i started running from my problems and hiding my...
    CreePride123 CreePride123 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2011

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    Sometimes my friends will say something to me

    that really hurts me inside. I have never had good friendships with me people as I was bullied all through school so I never really interacted with anyone. If my friends are meaning no harm in saying something to me such as 'your eating again?!' Or 'didn't have time to do your...
    polles135 polles135 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I Always Do This -___-

    Well i always do this when my friends make fun of me or they do something i hate so they dont see me like im mad or sad or whatever i laugh along or i just tell a joke so people dont see how i really feel or if im mad or something and then i just ask to leave the classroom or go...
    thens15 thens15 18-21, M Aug 17, 2011

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    Freud stated that there is no

    such thing as a joke. That we say things that are painful to us as a joke because it is easier to speak the truth that way. I find that to be true.
    midooosa midooosa 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I Always Have

    I always have and probably always will.Its just how i handle things.It also helps me cope with hiding my emotions from my friends,seeing as theyd worry.
    weezerluver2498 weezerluver2498 22-25, F Nov 24, 2011

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    I Actually Am Ok With This

    I use humour or sarcastic dry humour and it really helps me. Sometimes Im really mad and then I say somthing funny, and when someone starts laughing I feel a lil better..or I also find lots of stuff funny, so sometimes when someone is mad and ranting and it may be making me feel...
    hairtostay hairtostay 31-35, F Apr 14, 2012

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    Getting Rid Of Him.

    G00d M0RN my peeples! Listen don't have a story have a Q..H0W D0 I get someone off my 'circal page'  HE's got all his skankz on my page,I'm just s'not that into him!..I can not find an option to ger him/them off! lol...it is scary though huh? I will share sum'ore true story's...
    Chanistaya Chanistaya 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    I sure do...the sadder the louder my laughter

    is. Brief and hard and gone... as if trying to catch every single drop of such vanishable joy.Humor made me survive,seeing myself as a character of a tragic comic world. One thing I have learnt from life : you can't open up your emotions to others,they mostly busy with their own...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response May 2

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    A Very Good Way Too

    Humour allows us to let out steam, relieve stress and also allow us to use it as a cloak. When you are emotionally drained, it takes a lot to hid it. Humour makes it easier to laugh which in turn hides what we are truly feeling inside. The false smile and laugh that does not...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M Feb 5, 2013

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    Candy Penalty.

    My therapist said that I had to trust people and stop keeping them at a distance with humor. My friend reacted to this revelation by starting a game. We usually share a box of sweets during our conversations and devide them evenly. For every joke I use to deflect her from the...
    ReDariel ReDariel 18-21, F May 11, 2013

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    Life Will Be Lived, Life Will Be Loved Alone

    It seems like an eternity that I've had a 'friends night'. My sister is actually having one right now. Her friends showed up to our house. I really have a lot in common with them, more than her anyways. My sisters friend, Kara, kept asking me if I was going as if she wanted...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F May 17, 2013

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    In A Moment

    this whole blogging thing has never been something that i ever thought id do... maybe its what i need?so many thought and emotions. im so emotional, always... sometimes i know exactly why and sometimes i dont. weird right? okay so theres alot going through my mind right now...
    simplyrosie simplyrosie 16-17, F Dec 14, 2012

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    In real life, I'm a fun,

    outgoing person that's only ever either partying, working or out jogging. They wouldn't connect my experienceproject account with what the person they usually see. What they don't know is what I go home to, and how I spend my free time gardening or jogging alone. Any time I'm...
    emptyhouseemptylife emptyhouseemptylife 22-25, F Jan 26

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    Are You Alright?

    My favourite question to answer. "Are you all right?" And my responce? "No, I'm half left". Only I give the game away. When I'm really not fine the responce switches to "I'm Fine." I think we all know that the phrase "I'm Fine" is the BIGGEST. LIE. EVER. In my case, It usually...
    Sum1calledMe Sum1calledMe 22-25, F Nov 7, 2012

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    I Am Really Not As Happy As I Seem

    Ask any of my friends and they'll say that I am one of the happiest, hyper people they know. This isn't true. Behind my fake smile and my stupid jokes, there's an emotional, sensitive person screaming to get out. I suffer from major depression and anxiety but no-one except my...
    CrazyButSecretlyLonely CrazyButSecretlyLonely 13-15, F Nov 14, 2011

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    Anger Is one Less Letter Than Danger~

    Or is it DANGER is one MORE letter than ANGER? Anyway someone ask me this Q, here is my answer... D0 we need angry? Absolutely! Unequivocally with out a doubt! It's a great motivator if used in the right degree. All emotions are really not a separate thing.They are like the...
    Chanistaya Chanistaya 22-25, F Sep 3, 2012

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    I'm Not Hiding Sex, Read Why? I'm Sure You Will~;-)-,

    Seriously, I just read a users post, he wrote about sex and how him & wifey got turned on online w/each other, so I was going to leave this w/him but thought better of it--it seemed rude on my part, so I will share w/my newbie group_with you all...again, don't get me wrong...
    Chanistaya Chanistaya 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Smiling Is Not My Reality

    I  try to hide my pain with smile. But  that's not real. Not only pain,,,,i don't like to show any emotion infront of the whole world., so generally  i tried to hide it with jokes, making the situation " light " . I express my  feelings, emotions openly with very close person...
    richa12345678 richa12345678 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2011

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    All The Time.

    My friends hang out with me when they need cheering up; little do they know that underneath my joking and laughing I am crying and hurting inside.
    elliebear22 elliebear22 16-17, F Sep 11, 2011

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    Beaten Up.

    Since I Was Younger.I Was Always Bullied And Pushed Around.Girls Hated Me For No Reason.I Knew They Were Jealous Of The Attention I Got From Guys And Some Envied What I Had And They Didn't.I Was Never A Mean Girl,I Was Actually Quite Shy.Always Friendly And Chill To Be Around.But...
    BlackroseVsWhiterose BlackroseVsWhiterose 16-17, F 4 Responses May 21, 2012

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    My Own Box is basically where I hide my emotions and feelings...in my own box, that is locked to the outside world. Only the special select few have a key to what's inside it...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm sick and tired of opening up to people who just take me for granted. You think you can trust someone and then they use it as a weakness. This makes me tend to hide my emotions...
    eliam14 eliam14 18-21, M Jul 12

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    I hide my emotions by having a cold stare.
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    I like to laugh. I have a sense of humor and I really admire people that can laugh. It's so much fun to talk to someone that can make me smile or laugh even when I don't want to...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 7

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    Most situations either have an innuendo that I can pick out or I end up laughing or trying to hide my laughter at how serious the situation would be
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Life's tough if you're not open to a sense of humor. You'll become demoralized, humiliated, and uncomfortable, but one thing that can't be taken from you is your ability to laugh...
    rafa194162 rafa194162 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I always feel pain when go through emotions. That makes me weak. I am a emotional person. If I feel for some one can not able to detached my emotions away. People says should not...
    Smunai Smunai 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I laugh at random things, gross out things, goofy things, dark humor, and insults (not seriously offensive but still Comedy Central roast like humor)
    Dayzdreamer Dayzdreamer 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    If you have a good sense of humor you automatically make it to the top of my cool list! I almost would rather a guy have a good sense of humor than be super good looking!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can show emotions like anger or hapiness but thats about it, the other emotions are just too uncomfortable and awkward for me. My sister once called me heartless for not reacting...
    bloodstone98 bloodstone98 16-17, F Jul 5

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    They run us, they rule every fibre in us.... we hate them, we love them, we need them to make us human... We try to shut them out, close them out, turn them off or just push...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 15

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    "When troublesome days seem to make life empty, a lot of silly thoughts can help your mind remain fertile. Your sense of humor can also bring sunshine." — Dodinsky
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Jul 5

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    I laugh at the things most people don't, and I don't laugh at things that most people do. I love dry humor and extremely nerdy jokes like the one below:
    youthberry youthberry 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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