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I Hide My True Feelings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    SCJohnny SCJohnny 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    saniorita saniorita 18-21, F Jun 13

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    sologamer sologamer 13-15, F May 26

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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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    Related Experiences

    Well of course I do. Whenever they're remotely visible I'm considered fragile or to be over reacting. So I keep them to myself, they're mine after all. Whatever feelings I have...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I am socially awkward, shy and quiet, but the worse thing is that when I'm not alone and I'm with people I tend to act all happy and excited over the littlest things. No one truly...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Why do I hold back so much.. If i were a dam I would be one drop of water from breaking, If I was a branch, one more storm and I could snap... Why do I hold back so much...
    darkhorsek darkhorsek 26-30, F Jul 30

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    It's still a problem I have. I like to have control over my emotions. I went years with someone always manipulating and abusing my feelings. And I never want that to happen. And I...
    hazy6 hazy6 16-17, F Jul 31

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    I'm really bad at expressing my feelings for anyone. When i want to express to my feelings towards anyone, i don't know what to say and thats why i always ruin the situation -__-
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    I didn't come equipped with a mind reader so it's usually helpful to have people be candid and truthful about their feelings. Sarcasm is lost on me in these instances so ya either...
    Dutchess68 Dutchess68 41-45 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Most people live in a shell of their own and do not express their feelings. Some feel it too odd to express in front of people. Guess some people are natural with it and some...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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 1 Response Jul 30

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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 Jul 30

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    I don't like it when people worry about me. It makes me feel weak. :/
    Ashlynnxx Ashlynnxx 13-15, F Aug 11

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    Apparently she feels that I am a gold digger. I am a stay at home mom that had a fulltime job making good money. I decided to stay home with my two wonderful boys when I was 6...
    brandiesel brandiesel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Not adore more like I find it a nice quality. But there are times when you ahould confess and shouldn't confess. (^~^)
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    My rules of engagement: 1. No obscenities; only wholesome exchange. 2. If you cannot relate, keep quiet. 3. Funny is good, Educational/informative: better, People...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    still trying to write a story for each experience i claim to have had, lol. i am one that will stay quiet when people are gossiping about this or that. it never fails, they'll...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Aug 17

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    So everyone that knows me understands that I am emotional. I use words of emotion, my music is full of feeling, everything. So when I encounter someone who shows no feeling to me...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M Aug 18

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    I really do - we are only strangers in life , when we keep to our selves - there are reasons some of us keep to our selves - due to bashing , bullying , gossip and i don't blame...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    Im almost 21 and my sister Anna is 18. Ever since we were little we have had a special bond. We have always been super close. but recently i've been looking at her differently. her...
    HannatheBanana93 HannatheBanana93 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I want more than anything! To fall in love like this. <3 I'd be the happiest girl on the planet if I found a man just like him.  He's Sweet, Caring, Protective, Supportive...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    People tell me I don't express my feelings well enough and that I take my anger out on them. This is true and I seen it happen. I don't have anyone I can talk to, and my so called...
    muhhryaa muhhryaa 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Title: The Totally True Story About Me By: Me This is the story how I became a twelve-year-old billionaire, bought an island, flew to Timbuktu, quit school, and brought the...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I guess I'm a pretty lucky person--I've got a close knit circle of friends. They mean the greatest, but sometimes their teases go too far. In this "circle" of five friends, I'm...
    ArtisteMe ArtisteMe 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    Basically I got into a huge fight with my best friend. We both said some mean things but I'm sure I said the meanest things. I brought up a guy she likes and said "that's why he...
    swimmer20166 swimmer20166 16-17, F Jul 29

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    One of my first few close friends on EP....and although our friendship is only 2 months old, I truly believed that this person is so genuine and felt a closeness that I never felt...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    hey Guys, when i sit free in my office i feels so alone in my cabin. i can spend some time to chat with strangers on social sites but it doesn't mean any thing just wasting time. i...
    bhanuhellowe bhanuhellowe 22-25, M Aug 14

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    Sometimes all of this is just to much. I want all of these feelings to stop... I'd give anything to just not feel, to just be numb.
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 4

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