I Like Watching People

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 482 People

    I don't no what is the required time

    for looking someone in the eye when talking to them but I have a habiy of looking too much in their eyes when I talk to them. I don't know why. I have had some people blink loads or wipe their eyes and that. I feel that if you are telling the truth then you look them in the...
    scatmandave scatmandave
    31-35, M
    Jan 27, 2014

    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 people really interesting in their mannerisms, body language etc etc.... Though some people are so interesting that sometimes I end up...
    sapphiresky sapphiresky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

    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 so much going on around you-hundreds of different conversations, people playing games, juggling, hula hoops, and an endless variety...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    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 someone is.  I've seen some hysterically funny incidents.  Unfortunately, most of them don't translate...
    TwilightDreamer TwilightDreamer
    26-30, F
    Jun 12, 2008

    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 hoping no one saw then you turn to your left and see a couple in a heated argument then look to your right and see some...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2007

    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 different and crazy!
    misaryeepo misaryeepo
    Feb 9, 2008

    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 to the same place in life that I am, who they are, what the rest of their life is like, etc. I like trying to pick up on clues to...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian
    18-21, F
    Jan 31, 2012

    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 congregate, i love observing people. I wouldn't say i am a voyeur but then aren't we all in one way or another?
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    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 children. I really do enjoy their innocents.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy
    22-25, F
    Mar 4, 2008

    Not exactly watching,

    it's more like noticing people in a non creepy way so yea anyway I'm trying to start typing stories again in here and I wanted to type about those Chinese couple I seen here last night, they looked so cute and tiny compared to Egyptians or Syrians or that Libyan family I noticed...
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2015


    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
    2 Responses May 4, 2009

    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
    2 Responses May 3, 2009

    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 do try not to stare, some people hate it and I am much better now. But I used to be terrible, I used to be very quiet and so just watching...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit
    22-25, F
    May 17, 2008

    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,      which kind of people ride the bus in the different hours of the day, what they talk about...
    caritus caritus
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2007

    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 pshycology didn't get to study it and I regret not going to school and doing it...
    Darat Darat
    26-30, F
    Apr 18, 2009

    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. In all honesty however, what is wrong with admiring the human form before me? What is the problem with giving a...
    LostFlight LostFlight
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2008

    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. Sometimes they'd smile and I loved this, sometimes they'd ignore me and I would eventually realize that I was making them...
    Ariella Ariella
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2008

    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 things when they think that people aren't watching them. They do some fun things. IT IS THEIR FAULT THAT THEY AMUSE...
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2008

    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 plans. Long way to go for pies and overpriced milkshakes. First leg of the journey we sit in separate seats. Son and I sit opposite a...
    Shadow7 Shadow7
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2012

    Anyone else enjoy this.

    I love when a party is going on and I get a moment to just sit back and watch. I'm not talking to anyone but I can see everyone else is engaged in conversations, enjoying themselves and if they have worries or stress, letting them go if not briefly
    North1990 North1990
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014


    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 is looking. Pick there nose, dance in their car (i do this), give others dirty looks or lustful ones. I just...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 14, 2008

    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 watching waiting to see what will happen next. I could do this for hours.
    AmericanAngel04 AmericanAngel04
    May 21, 2008

    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 watching is very amusing .I do get a kick out of knowing that they have no idea they're being spied on .Also at social occasions I...
    certifiable certifiable
    70+, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2011

    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 anyone else.  But, if I see someone I tend to watch them and just observe. Sometimes I learn things by watching, but...
    darknight darknight
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2008

    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 watched! =P
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 17, 2008

    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 looking around.  I wonder what they do and who they are.  What their life is like.  People can be funny to watch...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2007

    We Are We Do and In Public, I See.

    Revel in your beauty, share your joy!  Be free to be!
    deleted deleted
    Feb 5, 2009

    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 closed space.... Ya a closed space with a **** load of windows surrounding them...One time I was watching a girl...
    TheReverendVortex TheReverendVortex
    18-21, F
    Nov 18, 2007

    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 them, what are they doing, what's there reaction to what is happening, what is their story.  Sometimes I don't...
    tech327 tech327
    36-40, F
    Mar 11, 2008

    Not in a creepy way! But sitting in a coffee

    shop for few hours, just watching them come & go.
    Kirjamo Kirjamo
    31-35, F
    Feb 27, 2016


    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 encountered in a social setting or actual conversation they tend to put up a front. I don't think that many people...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 21, 2010

    I specifically like watching some people eat .

    People misunderstood me though and thought I wanted their food .. That's how I got forced (by my idiot parent) to eat fish , that *******. One time my mom tried to make me eat pasta but I didn't want to , so my uncle was like here let me show you how , and he ate the entire...
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner
    18-21, F
    May 27, 2015


    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 anything terribly important, or so it seems. everyone blends together and you dont feel like anyone has  a...
    myfeetwalkforward myfeetwalkforward
    18-21, F
    May 18, 2010

    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 people, and imagining their life. and for some reason, whenever they would come through my line, i would talk to them, and find out...
    garbanzobean garbanzobean
    22-25, F
    Jan 26, 2008

    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 developing this strength and comfort of really watching people for more than just emotional reactions and mental states will be...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 4, 2012


    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 catches me watching im like la la la la...  i try not to seem obvious or make them uncomfortable, i cant help...
    inquisitiveme inquisitiveme
    26-30, F
    14 Responses May 28, 2008

    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 it's my curiosity of how everyone else lives. Could be I just like to try reading a person by their words...
    emptyheart emptyheart
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2007

    espl in train...its the best time pass

    for me...sometime i wonder if i could just read their mind. I love their expression, gesture and body language. sometime it tells you so many things which i am not sure if it could ever match with them but still i like to make random thoughts for them.....old couple holding...
    daphee daphee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2014
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