Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Hide My True Feelings

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 656 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 16-17, T Mar 2, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    saniorita saniorita 22-25, F Jun 13, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    sologamer sologamer 13-15, F May 26, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    this website is amazing, i met this awesome person who opened up to me and stayed up most of the night with me just talking and sharing things. it was one of those conversations...
    roflmao786 roflmao786 18-21, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to have these feelings all the time... I tried a couple times but the blade was to dual to do anything except give me a cut so shallow that I didn't hardly bleed at all. I...
    witchgirl69 witchgirl69 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well it would be lie if I said I don't have suicidal feelings at all anymore but they are tremendously reduced. I used to have them much more. When I was 18 I thought about it...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    something bound to happen be bless =)
    neenee20 neenee20 22-25, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    they are the best people because im not a mind reader, i can fix the proble if i know what it is
    roflmao786 roflmao786 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm going through a rough time in life and this poem really speaks my heart. what despicable creature am I with broken heart and twisted lie take broken steps unto my doom the...
    Cabur Cabur 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love when people aren't afraid to tell you how they feel or what's on their mind. Nothing bothers me more when someone is upset and expects you to figure out why as if you have...
    Her08 Her08 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I sometimes fake smile to hide my sadness I feel like the sadness will not end due to a loss of the love of my life due to my own mental issues/demons I wish I could smile & mean...
    mechanicman96 mechanicman96 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Things you´ll never hear a man say: 1. Does this hunter´s outfit make me look fat? 2. Do you think he´s prettier than me? 3. My wife never listens to me. 4. I´ll have the...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well I must say EP has been an amazing and whirlwind and at times less than perfect experience for me. I met some really awesome people, who I am proud to call my friends. I met...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Since the day you've been gone i do fake a smile to hide my sadness... i don't want the people around me specially my loves ones to know that am still not doing fine since you've...
    realhappiness realhappiness 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    but I can't, it just doesn't feel right. I think of telling whoever what is really on my mind, but then I think they'll look at me different, so I hide behind these nonsensical...
    rejectedhighly rejectedhighly 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    when I sent pictures they are from us and not from the Internet so be nice and send us the real to
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My love for someone is superficial. I can't establish a true deep love.
    lanei000 lanei000 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just love them, they make me feel trustworthy
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel