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I Hide My True Feelings

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    Why why why only me I am

    so sweet so innocent and I'm getting treated like this I really don't know how much longer I can take this but I'm holding on very strongly I live in hope every day hope it will get better
    JamOnly JamOnly 13-15, M Jan 8

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    Online and Outside

    I am very emotional. I have found it easy to just keep my feelings inside and release them when I am alonee. I hate people thinking I'm weak. I keep to myself in the outside world. Then I can come on here and I never feel like I'm being judged. So I find myself sharring my...
    hopeless101 hopeless101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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    Now You See Me Now You Don't

    You see me, maybe you introduce yourself to me. Your first impression, I am a happy person, smiling at you. I am loud, my voice carries. I am short, you look down at me, only five feet tall. I have bad vision, thick glasses. Maybe you see me as a leader, maybe you see me as a...
    Swanfirefly Swanfirefly 18-21, F Jan 6, 2013

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    Crying

    Why would I show my emotions now? What do I have to gain from letting stuff out? What benefit could come from showing when I hurt? His insults hurt from the first, but anger was all that hit me when he called me a pig. Then he said right before apologizing that he didn’t mean...
    Swanfirefly Swanfirefly 18-21, F Jan 19, 2013

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    I hide my true feelings I think

    because I'm afraid that people won't understand what I am. It's fine if they don't accept, but what I hate most is when you start explaining to them why you are the way you are like I mean "I don't owe you or anyone an explanation with my life so can't you just leave it like...
    hajelove19 hajelove19 18-21, F Jun 13, 2014

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    A Defense Mechanism Against Women

    I am an open book around my parents and family, and my male friends. So far none of them have betrayed that. I used to be more open with women, but now I just keep my feelings locked away from them, and try not to show too much emotion. My feelings and emotions have been used...
    SuperheroFanboy SuperheroFanboy 26-30, M 3 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Fake...

    I laugh to hide my shame, I smile because I am embarassed. I hide my feelings because it hurts too much to show them. When I open up I get ignored or put down. Sometimes I just need a hug but even thats more than people think I deserve.
    AloneInThisLife AloneInThisLife 22-25 Dec 28, 2012

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    I Keep It All Locked Up But It's Going Down

    I hardly ever show/tell my true feelings. I have always hid them. When I post stuff like that no one knows me on facebook my friend said "Why are you saying this? You are always happy at school! You're just trying to act all emo and scene!" I hate when people say that! Just...
    TopKitten TopKitten 13-15, F 2 Responses May 20, 2012

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    I Always Hide My Feelings

    Well I always hide my feelings. I told myself that I should just pretend to always be happy. I say it's for other people but I honestly think that it's just for me. I guess I just don't want to show everyone my depressing sad side. I usually say I don't want anyone to worry. That...
    Tili56427 Tili56427 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    I always have a smile on my face

    even if I'm broken inside. I only tell my feelings, people sometimes ask me: 'you are always happy how do you do that?' I don't answer that and run away.
    VanjaBraat VanjaBraat 13-15, F May 5, 2014

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    SCJohnny SCJohnny 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    This is mostly an acceptance issue I believe.

    I'm always scared of showing my feelings, let alone talk about them. I'm not sure i ever have really. Sometimes I wish I could just be honest and say how I truly feel or what I really want to, but I just can't. So I hide behind lies and fear, and end up regretting it later, or...
    blooop123 blooop123 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    Anonymous Coward

    But thank goodness that I can express my true feelings anonymously else I think I'd explode!!!!!!!!!! The boys who have hurt me will never know the extent of the pain they've caused me. My parents will never know how mad I am at them... My mom for never letting me have an...
    annathom annathom 26-30, F 10 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Now Guarded

    My feelings are foulable faulty and fraid There is no logic in their reason Leaving me hurt in my dismay Turning against me, committing treason That one time I let them free They ran rampant and uncontrollable Just to turn around and laugh at me That pain was completely...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 13 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    For quite a while a lot of bad things are

    happening around me and it hurts me a lot, but when I am around my family and friends and I see their problems I hide mine and try to help them, but as soon as I'm on my own I just get really sad.
    sweetxdreamsx sweetxdreamsx 18-21, F Jan 10

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    sologamer sologamer 13-15, F May 26, 2014

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    Emotionally Reserved

    it seems like people who were really afraid to talk about their "true feelings" wouldn't say anything here
    leptar leptar 18-21, M Apr 10, 2013

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    Ugh I Hate It!

    I have so many many things that I wish I had the guts to say... not bad things mostly... good things... really good things. But I just can't... I can't get up the courage to just say them! Why can't I just have a little more backbone... and courage. UGH!
    slightlyscrambled slightlyscrambled 18-21, F Sep 23, 2010

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    Somebody close to me always tells me

    that I need to tell her my feeling more and what I'm feeling. The problem is is that I don't know how to and it makes me uncomfortable.
    Mindofanintrovert Mindofanintrovert 16-17, F Jan 1

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    I Think I Know Why. . . ?

    Now dat I think bout diz. I think I no y. I'm always happy, smiling, in a good mood. & ppl think I'm 'perfect', dat I never have problems. But da truth is, i do. Don't we all? I guess I dnt want others to no bout my problems. I guess u can say I'm ashamed.but I wud like it, if...
    xMariaaax xMariaaax 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2010

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    I Keep It All Locked Up Inside

    I never talk about my feelings and I always keep them hidden away. I bottle up my problems until I explode. I wish I could show friends and family how I really feel.  My friends see me as "the happy one" with no problems because I try to be optimistic & help others with...
    lucii lucii 16-17 4 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    I Want Them To Understand

    My family is really kind and fun. But I really hate it when they don't understand. I have an older sister that they ALWAYS compare me to. I really hate it. I won't ever turn out like my older sister. I hate it when they compare me with other people. I wish they understood how I...
    Tili56427 Tili56427 13-15, F Dec 28, 2012

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    If some people knew how hurt I felt by them

    and by this world it would only hurt them more
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 2, 2014

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    I Never Talk About My Feelings

    This has become a real problem for me and it has been for a long time now i have had a lot of people tell me that it's okay for me to talk to them and that if i ever have a problem i can call them but most of the people who have said that to me i very rarely take them up on the...
    rmcrockett rmcrockett 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    Wish I Could Express My Feelings...

     I always hide my true feelings until i reach my exploding point.  Instead, I tend to appear happy on the surface...and the happier I seem and the more witty comments I make...the more I am hurting inside.  I use caffeine as an escape. When I don't want to think...
    xxWHATEVERxx xxWHATEVERxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    My True Feelings Are Bubbling At The Surface

    When everyone sees me, they only see my face. My smile, my blue eyes, my brown hair and my laughter. But there are things i never let my friends see.  those are the things underneath my skin. There are days i'll be depressed because im having dark thoughts and thinking about...
    BookFreak01 BookFreak01 13-15, F Dec 18, 2009

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    saniorita saniorita 22-25, F Jun 13, 2014

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    Protection Or Something Else?

    Sometimes when I am at my Saturday school I tend to get a little shy but not that much. One day this girl asked me if I liked her dress and I said sure but underneath I was just thinking it was too flashy. that same day I saw this kid bullying another kkid and I wanted to tell...
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, T Mar 2, 2012

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    Faking a smile, pretending to be happy,

    always acting as if being the tough character when I'm not, feels broken inside, alone, feels unloved... Always trying to stretch a smile on my friends' faces while I can't do so, acting to be happy and cheerful in front of everyone :/ Yet, who knows how much I'm broken from...
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F Dec 5, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    The way I see it is there are way too many of you in denial about your true feelings. If wearing masks works for you, then carry on. However, this behavior is not healthy.
    OneClassyLady OneClassyLady 70+, F 8 Responses Apr 28

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    I'm always rude in person to hide the pain. I don't trust anyone enough to let them see me vulnerable. At least over the screen, and through an angry facade, they can't see when it...
    DementedKarkat DementedKarkat 13-15, T May 6

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    How could you ask for “Feelings”!!! Stupid question.. Feelings ca not be requested
    KAREEM77 KAREEM77 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ah, the wonderful smile. The simplest way to put on that mask, that facade. People don't look at your eyes if your smiling. They just assume there's no deeper feelings.
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 4 Responses May 10

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    Only very few people know what's wrong I can't seem to tell everyone because I feel as when people see my real feelings I'll been seen as a weak person
    TimePrincess TimePrincess 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I think literature is more dedicated to ugly feelings than to the good ones.
    PercyAmor PercyAmor 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I'm trying my best to control myself around my children. I want them to see me as a strong woman, so they know they can always come to me if they need me. Lately I feel myself...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    I wish some people new what I feel on the inside, even though I have a smile on my face that doesn't mean I'm happy on the inside..... Wish my family could see how I feel
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    I'm always doing this but the worst part is my body language makes it clear when something is wrong damn! been trying to do this all week while it's been grandads birthday and 3rd...
    baggiee baggiee 26-30, M May 9

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    Everyone tells me to fake it until you make it. Well I have been faking it for a few years and this smile I put on every day is still fake. Has this actually worked for anyone or...
    CodeyL CodeyL 18-21, M 1 Response May 10

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    OMG yasss tell me everything!! I want to relate o.o
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    When someone is open and affectionate, fuckkkk. Like taking my panties off now.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 70+, F 6 Responses Apr 28

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    It's cute and inspirational when female lovers just do them and don't care about what others may think or approve of.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Apr 29

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    I love raw honesty . Always .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I love life. I see everything in different ways. I can be calm and the next minute be batshit crazy. I hug people if I can.
    thatjust thatjust 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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