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I Observe People And Their Behavior

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    Although I can't really read people,

    I still observe, I understand human nature more than I understand humans. I observe people as one of my hobbies, just making notes in my head. It's all interesting.
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13 13-15, F Jan 4

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    "Most people are other people.

    Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde
    Howsheethappens Howsheethappens 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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    Sometimes I Have Wished That I Was Not Watching~

    I watch people. This is a most interesting hobby. I have found that sitting back and observing things around me makes me happy most times. I suppose it’s all about what one chooses to notice. One thing for sure, there is a lot of good and bad to be seen out there. Personally...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 6 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Stopping to smell the roses is fine,

    but people watching in a public area is awesome.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I like to observe people,

    see the way they act and draw themselves out. It's fun to observe these situations going on. It might seem strange, but you get to learn a lot about life that way.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M Nov 5, 2015

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    It is a great advantage not to drink among

    hard-drinking people. -Jordan Baker
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M Jul 6, 2015

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    Careful with our words.

    We each create our own happiness and the Universe is always listening. The answer you get may not be what you want but what you need instead. Speak love you create love. Speak hate you create your very own private hell. You know who you are ;))
    TesstheMess TesstheMess 31-35, F 8 Responses May 28, 2014

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    Lynlove Lynlove 22-25, F Jan 2

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    After years spent in elementary school,

    having no friends and no one to socialize with, I've started to become an observer. Now I observe people, and watche their actions and how their emotions work. My best friend, she is very private when it comes to how she feels about people in the inside. Before we really began...
    MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat MsFuzzWuzzOreoCat 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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    I shared a story about my boss behaving in

    little subtle ways like he's flirting with me. I can't tell if he is actually attracted to me or just being friendly. We are both married so he's not going to be overtly flirty but what small cues would tell me the difference between playfulness and genuine attraction in your...
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    A man kneeling in front of a woman,

    hugging her waist, tracing the sillouette of her body with his hands. Signifies...what?
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    I make observations by staying quite,

    listening and watching. Anything that seems positive i will learn anything negative i will avoid, it's a skill and not many people have it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 23, 2015

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    This is something I did a lot

    while working in the service industry, but there were a few exceptions. You really cannot observe people when you are a janitor unless you are working the day shift. It is also pretty difficult if you are working in a cubicle. Personally, I like to be among the people I am...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 56-60, M Sep 28, 2015

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    Who knew it would be

    as interesting and educative online as it is offline. Is this going to be considered stalking? Maybe. But do I give a damn? I don't think so. I am watching.
    SerendipityIAm SerendipityIAm 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    I have this habit of pretending to read

    or check my phone, while I am in fact listening to people's conversations and analyzing them. It's amazing how everyday life reveals so much about people.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 24, 2015

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    I like Starbucks and all

    but if you look like a lemur with withdrawal symptoms from crack cocaine in a stampede just to get some coffee, maybe you need to lay off the bean for awhile.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 9, 2015

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    If a guy comes around me a lot

    when I'm on my lunch break, stands behind my chair (holding the back of it sometimes shaking it with me in it). Chatting with me, dunking his half eaten burger into the sauce that I'm still eating too. Does that sound like flirting? Or just someone being comfortable around me?
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 27, 2015

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    alter my body,cut and paste things into it.

    .so others can find a way to appreciate my looks or pop sexual thoughts about my body we all need this...why?because they said so...i don't live for me i live for others because we are social beings living and trying our best to become something others prove of or find us normal...
    anotherclone anotherclone 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 10, 2015

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    Watcher

    I like to sit back and just watch the group to see how others act, the conversation they have and what types of things they do. From this information I can decide if I want to be a part of their conversation or if this person would be a good friend. I do not like to be in a group...
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    People and their behavior are impossible to

    ignore. I can't turn my ears off and the things that I can't say are killing me bc they're just stuck inside me, boiling and an explosion is imminent. I watch ppl I know lie to my face daily. they do it knowingly just to drive me crazy. I don't even know how it could possibly...
    shadyshadow shadyshadow 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2015

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    people get so offended

    when you disagree with their opinion and it's so funny
    CatastrophicArtist CatastrophicArtist 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    I can tell what their intentions are

    or if they're lying but I pretened to act like I don't know anything
    sofiahafirda sofiahafirda 16-17, F 6 Responses May 17, 2015

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    We Should All Have A Closer Look

    Everyone is so digitally wrapped up in their electronic world that most people don't have a clue about what's going on around them anymore, unless they read it on an RSS Feed. I think people started to behave ever more badly because less and less people are paying attention to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 15, 2010

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    I love watching people.

    It can be fascinating.....am I creepy?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I Watch And See And Sometimes I See The Changes Happening And They Make Me Sad

    I get to know people. I like to think I do.  Sometimes I'm disappointed and sometimes I get hurt. Not just here, but in RL. Most of the time, though, I am pretty content with my friends and my life. I know I've had times when I've said otherwise, but I've been through quite...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 20 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    In my observation, many seek

    for advice yet what they really want is validation.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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    The other day I was at the grocery store

    getting in line to pay for an item. In front of me was an interracial couple (black man and a white woman). When her significant other saw me, he looked completely petrified (we were the only black people in the entire store as far as I could tell). He looked as if he had just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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    It's 11:00 at night And he's in his room

    screaming his head off at my step-mom, she is such a sweet lady and works so hard around the house all the time (on top of two jobs) and he's yelling at her because she asked about his trip with a female colleague tomorrow. She is crying and I want to go in there and punch him...
    DegenerateCrow DegenerateCrow 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    Sometimes I hangout with my younger brother

    and his friends and I just stand around and Observe their actions. They say some really weird things and they laugh about things that make no sense. The kids nowadays and their weird phrases. Apparently most guys talk about woman in a disrespectful way.....
    Raptax231 Raptax231 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    common sense will tell me

    if I should be apart of that crowd or not
    heartcoaster1 heartcoaster1 13-15, F Aug 8, 2015

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    I stare at people all the time

    and I don't think they notice but I do it a lot
    panthrax00 panthrax00 18-21, M Aug 8, 2015

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    I don't know when I started doing this,

    but at some point I realized that rather than reacting to people, I was observing them, and only responding to them when I really needed to... some think I don't understand them, but I understand just fine that some people want to manipulate others, some others are zealots, and...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    I always subconsciously observe people,

    and I am fascinated by the way they speak, their expressions and actions. Everyone is so different and beautiful in their own unique way.
    Iamthecutegirl Iamthecutegirl 22-25, F 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    I like to study human psychology,

    the way in which people treat others. I believe in humanity and want to rise voice to the people to treat each other kindly. I need curious people to join me.
    malak87 malak87 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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    most men on dating sites must think all women

    are gullible. they post pics of themselves cliff hanging, snow boarding, on a beach sipping a mojito and even ******* sky diving. yeah, like they're doing all that stuff on a daily basis. most of the pics are from that one time a decade ago when they actually did something. then...
    shadyshadow shadyshadow 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 15, 2015

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    Some ppl call it being shy,

    I call it observing the ppl and the environment
    curiouskitty36 curiouskitty36 36-40, F Dec 6, 2015

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    Stroll.

    When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn't mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 22, 2013

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    Ability is what you're capable of doing.

    Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. An attitude is organization of beliefs, feelings, and behavioral tendencies towards socially significant objects, groups, events or circumstances. Your attitude determines how you'll be and how you will...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

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    Not in a weird way lol Okay,

    so what I've come to notice over the years, is that we know nothing about strangers and they know nothing about us. The wonderful thing about strangers is we don't know what their life is like, we don't know what their family life is like, we don't know anything about them, not...
    AngelAmongClouds AngelAmongClouds 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2015

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    My teacher told me which new school I am going

    to in January, and it was the school where my ex boyfriend goes.. After hearing that, I became worried because me and my ex have bad memories together aswell as a big falling out. I said 'I need to get it back with *name*' , what I meant was that I need to become friends with...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    Instead of actually interacting with people,

    I'd much rather just observe their behaviors and see how they act before I go rushing in to meet them. It's become a weird habit of mine nowadays.
    ApatheticSpark ApatheticSpark 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    The best predictor of a person's future actions

    is how they have acted in the past.
    JD0121 JD0121 31-35, F 14 Responses Sep 12, 2015

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    People-watching: Many Different Reasons

    I am a long-time watcher of people. I guess it could be called a hobby. Ever since I was very young, I have felt like I was not a part of the action, but merely an observer. There are so many different people, and different activities that they engage in. For every type of person...
    Imzogelmo Imzogelmo 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    so true.. I do! its more of a show

    for me everyday. just waiting for the fuunies to come along. I chime in from time to time to see what happens. sometimes instigating to see reactions or behaviour. its such a treat.
    converse6 converse6 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2015

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    i know its never fair to judge a book by its

    cover but then again what happens in life is sometimes not fair im one of those people if get a bad feeling about someone ill probably avoid them, no matter what you will encounter someone that you just wont like or agree with most of the time i always seem to attract the most...
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 30, 2015

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