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I Like Watching People

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    Eyes For Looking - Perhaps the worst thing one could do is sit and stare at a member of the opposite sex with no real reason. Unfortunately, I happen to do such a thing quite often...
    LostFlight LostFlight 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    Thoughts During A Day On Trains. - School holidays, bored kids a stinking hot day and aimless train journeys that began with the bus breaking down changing all our well intentioned...
    Shadow7 Shadow7 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    Not Through Bedroom Windows :) - I have always watched people , in every situation I'm in . I find human behaviour fascinating and the things people do when they think no one is...
    certifiable certifiable 70+, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    People - People are very interesting when you watch them. They do some funny stuff especially when they are out having a few drinks in them.
    cowboy57 cowboy57 51-55 3 Responses May 4, 2009

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    It's Weird... - I just sit there and watch people without even realising it!!!   But it's quite funny. People do the funniest things when they don't know they're being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 17, 2008

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    Philadelphia - sometimes when i people watch i feel like a creep o.O but most of the time it makes me feel not so alone. because when you see a crowd of people no one is doing...
    myfeetwalkforward myfeetwalkforward 18-21, F May 18, 2010

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    Don't Know Why... - I like watching people, I like to see how they stand, or how they move, sometimes I like to listen conversations in the bus or in the streets. I always loved...
    Darat Darat 26-30, F Apr 18, 2009

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    In Cars - I always get a kick out of watching what other people are doing while driveing.  It's like they feel like there not ever going to be seen, just because there in s...
    TheReverendVortex TheReverendVortex 19-21, F Nov 18, 2007

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    Watching People - I love watching people.  I don't know why.  Doesn't matter where I am, usually there'll be someone that I find interesting and I will begin watching...
    tech327 tech327 36-40, F Mar 11, 2008

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    Funny - It amuses me greatly to watch others. You can usually tell who is self conscious, who is proud of themselves, etc. And people do the funniest things when they think no one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 14, 2008

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    I don't mean to stare, I just do - Sometimes as kid I couldn't stop staring at a certain person. I didn't know why, there was just something about them that made me feel interested...
    Ariella Ariella 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    Watch and Listen and You Will Learn -  I like watching people. I don't care who they are. Sometimes nothing is going through my head at the time when i am staring at them. I...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F May 17, 2008

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    You Never Know - I have always enjoyed watching other people.  Not in a nosy sort of way, but just curious.  It's not that I spend my days watching my neighbors, or...
    darknight darknight 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 17, 2008

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    It Can Be Very Entertaining - The best place to watch people IMO is at music festivals.  Just sitting on a blanket waiting for the next band to start playing.  There is...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    Ummmmm.... - I like to see people interect and just watch them i can go and sit quietly somewhere and watch people, we are interesting creatures, its funny though when someone...
    inquisitiveme inquisitiveme 26-30, F 14 Responses May 28, 2008

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    People Watcher, Not Stalker! - Apparently I have done it since I was really little - I used to observe the room and everyone in it, and have never really stopped.  I find...
    sapphiresky sapphiresky 16-18, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Yes, It Is Better Than Cable! - I get bored easily, and one way that I combat this is by watching people in the situation I'm in. It entertains me to try to guess what brought them...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2012

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    Observations On Society - Sometimes even at work i like to just sit and watch people behave unaware i'm watching them, town centres, roadside cafeterias, and wherever people...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    No Car - I don't own a car, so I get where I want by bus. I spend about 1 hour a day in the bus, so it gives me plenty of time to observe. I watch how people dress,  ...
    caritus caritus 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    I See All - I am not the type of person who is uncomfortable sitting alone. I can plop myself just about anywhere and find a comfy spot. My favorite hobby is to people watch. Maybe...
    emptyheart emptyheart 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    People Watching - is sometimes the most enjoyable part of an evening out. Especially when I'm the DD I sit back and enjoy the show. Someone will do an unclean act looking around...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2007

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    People Can Be So Funny - I love to sit in public places and watch people. lol  When my husband and I go out to eat I have a hard time eating sometimes because I am to busy...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2007

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    I like to watch people & how they behave probably more than watching t.v. I find their behaviours interesting & most times , their weird lil habits fascinating.. I like watching...
    namesLexy namesLexy 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 2

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    I Don't Know Why -  I'm deeply intrigued by people. I love watching people to see how they interact. I  just really enjoy sitting quietly some where and...
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04 26-30 May 21, 2008

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    Observer - You can learn so much about someone without every speaking a word to them. I find it to be a much better read on who they are as a person. Most people when they are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 21, 2010

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    Watching For Adventure - As a way of transforming my life once more, I'm going to spend time really watching people, for everything. I'm currently in the healthcare field and so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4, 2012

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    Sometimes It's Just a Glance, Sometimes... - it is a fascination.  What we do and why and where is sort of like being there yourself, in a way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 3, 2009

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    My Not-exatly-psychic Abilities - I used to work at the self checkout at a grocery store, which is a job that requires little to no concentration. so i'd spend all my time watching...
    garbanzobean garbanzobean 22-25, F Jan 26, 2008

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    People of All Colors. - I had sad many times that every one is beautiful in their own way. I love watching people and how they walk, act , and talk. I especially love watching...
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 4, 2008

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    I still trying to figure out people where I work , half doesn't talk and other half talks a lot all the time. It is so funny the half that talks will throw you under the bus right...
    Fred3000 Fred3000 51-55, M Feb 26

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    Fun to Do - I just moved off to college and I dont know anyone here, so I'll take bus rides just around and around, watching people. Its really fun, the kids here are all so...
    misaryeepo misaryeepo 19-21 Feb 9, 2008

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    It's Your Fault. - I love to just people watch sometimes. Mostly people I know, to find out more about them and not be completely creepy. It is quite amusing to watch people do...
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F Feb 5, 2008

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    It's Fun... - My favorite is to go to the mall and watch people for hours.  It's incredible what they'll do when they don't think anyone is watching.  Or when they know...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer 26-30, F Jun 12, 2008

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    'I like intelligent people'. Well. Yes. Well. Let me qualify and clarify. I don't like ALL people simply for being bright. However I DO like funny, feisty folk. And it strikes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 19

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    When I'm out and about I like to people watch, I'm sure anyone noticing me would think I'm some kind of nut me sat there with a big grin on my face for no apparent reason, I've...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I don't like fake people because they lie to me when i ask for their opinions. sometimes they don't even lie cause they just don't really know what their talkin about, but they're...
    jamesroundtable jamesroundtable 22-25, M Apr 5

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    Growing up i liked helping people mostly in high school i would help classmate and friends with social studies homework it felt good helping out plus they graduated :) helping...
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    I hate the sound of other people brushing their teeth. I absolutely can't stand it! If I'm watching a movie where someone's doing it, I have to cover my ears while singing to...
    Remingu Remingu 18-21, F Mar 26

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    We love watching and being watched by people.
    Haudwg Haudwg 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Its not just meeting weird people with weird doings but also getting out of your nutshell and coping and understanding their weirdness :)
    mslech mslech 26-30, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I like sitting outside and gazing at the beauty of stars.
    Hope70 Hope70 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    So basically what I have noticed at my time at uni is that people with similar aesthetics tend to group together. Like the attractive/confident band together and the quieter ones...
    captaindusk captaindusk 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Despite having a bit of social anxiety and have been negatively influenced by people around me, I like to help people who need it. Sometimes I've got to break down those barriers...
    Katami Katami 16-17, F Mar 24

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    It invokes a certain happiness deep in me knowing I brightened someone's day, it's just a wonderful feeling. I bought one of those unicorn masks and wore it to several different...
    Dragoniesse Dragoniesse 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    i do so much! i want you guys to know i wont judge you by your past, or your present id love to meet some genuine people who would actually like to talk (i message quite a bit so...
    AbdulRaheem123 AbdulRaheem123 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Weird people are fun. I remember I had this roommate back in college who would say things like "Don't you look at me in that tone of voice!" and "You shut your mouth when you...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    When I have time to actually sit and drink my coffee at the shop..I like to watch people coming in and out of the door. Its funny how oblivious they are of their surroundings...
    CaliLuz CaliLuz 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Abraham Lincoln “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” ― Abraham...
    OneEPGirl OneEPGirl 70+, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I'm british Very hard to judge, and there's good and bad in every nation of people, regardless of colour or creed. I find over here in england (South) the stereotype is everybody...
    bailey3434 bailey3434 36-40, M Mar 28

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    This has been going on for way too long that I don't even remember when it began anymore. It just seems that no matter who I'm speaking to, they all have one thing in common...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F Apr 6

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    Die hard movie lovers, and people who are just easy to talk to overall. Any serious film fans? Easy to talk to people? :P
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Weird people are the best types of people(: If you're not weird then you're just normal, and normal is boring.
    Rebecca12K Rebecca12K 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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