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I Hide My True Feelings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    saniorita saniorita 18-21, F Jun 13

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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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    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

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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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    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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    John0406 John0406 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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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 4 Responses May 17, 2013

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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, F Mar 2, 2012

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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

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    sologamer sologamer 13-15, F May 26

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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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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 1 Response Jun 13

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    You'd be surprised how open I can be, come and talk to me! There's nothing to hide, we're all friends here (:
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    I am pretty good at it too. Ever since I can remember it was instilled in me to hide how I was feeling. I grew up with the fear to speak of how I felt or what I needed. When your...
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    We live in a society where people feel like they have to bottle up their feelings and it's not good. The lack of empathy is awful.
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    I never tell guys I like them anymore because I've always had to face the rejection of taking a chance out of the friend zone and basically get thrown back in. And the constant...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    My best friends say I seem happy all the time but people know I'm not.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    When I'm with people who say they are my friends I try to act like I'm happy when I'm not should I keep myself like this ?
    babylovestar15 babylovestar15 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    On the outside he smiled,but In the inside,he's shattered...
    ScarsNeverHeal ScarsNeverHeal 13-15, M Jul 8

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    Does anyone have any advice to help me...Please don't judge me,but my problem is, is that I am like in love with this guy who is 29(I'm 15). He's my moms friends brother.. He's...
    FlipFlap98 FlipFlap98 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I hate expressing myself so I hold everythang in
    paradiseeeeee paradiseeeeee 16-17, F Jul 16

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    I miss u... and I feel like u miss me too...but at the same time I know u don't.... And some night I wonder if u ever tried to come back...but just couldn't......if u ever thought...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Mm I wonder if I should tell you or if it'll ruin our friendship .... Decisions decisions ..
    alreadyashley alreadyashley 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    People think I'm just a rebellious ungrateful ***** but what they don't know is that all the people I have actually cared about or cared about me has died so I don't even bother...
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F a week ago

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    I admire a lot of people. I especially admire most of the people I have seen and met here on Experience Project! You are all so confident!
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 6

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    Tell me how you really feel!!! I rather know how you really feel than what you think I want to hear. Honesty is fundamental to any relationship or friendship. If you don't want to...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F Jul 11

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    ... Lets talk about something
    zbabyy7 zbabyy7 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I do it's awesome and I admire knowing how people truly feel in there heart : )
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 19

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    For the past few months, I have been doing some thinking about my university choices I will have to make in about two years. I've always said America. America, America, America. I...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know why I try to convince everyone I am alright. Why can't I just be honest when someone asks me how I am doing without feeling like I have to hide my feelings. I'm scared...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21

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    It's easy to hide the feelings. It's the scars that are hard to hide.
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F Jul 4

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    True Joy! "I'll be happy once I've done this certain thing! We all say this often not realizing what it brings. We look only to the future for our happiness. Letting life slip...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I use music very often to describe my feelings. I am somewhat asocial and can't really communicate feelings in real life so i use music.The one i currently am listening to is...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Colossians 3:12-14: Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has...
    dfries63 dfries63 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    So most everyone will tell you that they have been in love at some time or another. But have you really been in love...true love? I have felt love before and I know many have so...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 10