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    I've become pretty good at predicting people's

    future practically just from watching their current behavior. If I could say one thing it'd be this: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. They do not lie. Pay attention. Make good choices. Lying to people is so easy. I don't do it often, and if it's ever done by me, it's a matter...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Clueless In Chicago

    I grew up in Chicago being being about people. I desperately needed to know why people behave the way they do.  I began reading Freud at age 14 and continued my formal and informal study of human behavior up to age 47 when I finally felt I had learned enough. One of the many...
    M65InThailand M65InThailand 61-65, M Jul 20, 2012

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    I Obsereve Everything.

    I Know That You Have Been Hurt. I Understand That You Don't Want To Rush. I Will Never Hurt You. I Lied About Just Saying I Like You. Maybe We Made A Connection. Maybe You Need To Slow Down. I Like You, I Know That If You Give Me A Chance. I Would Never Hurt You. I...
    DeeplyLoved43 DeeplyLoved43 16-17, F May 25

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    Some people will make fun of weak people

    instead of giving them strength, they laugh at their simple mistakes forgetting that they'll be in their place one day.
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I don't know if I have this sixth sense

    or something, but I can immediately perceive what others feel towards me. It's as if I could taste their dislike towards me, or I could visibly see the sparkle in their eyes when they look at me. 90% of the time I'm right. I think it's because I'm highly observant? I immediately...
    irispres irispres 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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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 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 10

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    Something broke within my titanium heart

    earlier, when I witnessed my God child get his first taste of unrequited love. He ran up to a little girl and offered her a plastic donut toy, but she just took one brief unimpressed look, and threw it on the ground. Ah, why is it that we can overcome all kinds of hardship...
    Neitherami Neitherami 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    ButterCupz64 ButterCupz64 16-17, M Mar 17

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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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    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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    More importantly - my own.

    I've noticed my face contorting in a most unbecoming fashion while on EP lately. Might be time for a little attitude adjustment...
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F Mar 30

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    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't think people realize "what's wrong with

    this world". I mean, wake up. We are "the world". We are "the society". I teach to kids from six to nine years old and today we had the task of getting to know the real world around us and interact with people. We did these really cute hand-made cones, which we filled with...
    iLatina iLatina 13-15, F May 17

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    Interesting to note the possessiveness of some

    women on EP....reminds me of a dog marking its territory.
    Intotheunknown Intotheunknown 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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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...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    *shrugs*

    today i heard two ppl talkin ,one maybe 35 yrs old-maybe ,idk- n other older man n they were sitting n talkin n there was a big glassthere n behind the glass we could see two other men.Because those men r black one guy said ''u see them,it wasn enough thatgod made them poor ,he...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 14 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    ...observe

    I love to observe people and to learn more about them. It's how I determine if I want to be friends with someone or not and etc. It is advantageous to observe people, because then you usually learn something.
    TerminaHero TerminaHero 18-21 2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    When go out in public like to the mall

    or a restaurant it is very interesting to watch what people are doing an think to myself why
    luvps luvps 31-35, M Jan 17

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    When I'm at school , I observe how people

    interact to each other . how one tries to fit into a group . Notice who the fakes are . Notice who the cynics are . observe the "popular " people . How people behave around certain people . Observe the attention seekers . hear random conversations from different people . notice...
    lonelybeast1346 lonelybeast1346 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    Sometimes I point out things about people in

    our surroundings to my friends and they're always fascinated. Especially when it comes to body language. But they still think I'm weird for that lol. But in all honesty I can't help it. I'm observant and I observe people and their behaviors.. Quite often.
    gm126 gm126 16-17, F Feb 18

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    Day-to-day Basis

    I've always contained this knack for detail. I concentrate on one's movements, words, tones, expressions -- especially the eyes. Even more so in situations where the subject could be deceiving. This isn't too difficult to practice around strangers, as most of the time I am in the...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F Oct 3, 2011

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    In my observation, many seek

    for advice yet what they really want is validation.
    MaudlinMe MaudlinMe 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    Stopping to smell the roses is fine,

    but people watching in a public area is awesome.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I was having lunch with my coworker

    and she asked what I thought about Bruce Jenner. I said China has been building military bases in international waters and hacked into the Pentagon's computer base. If a republican is elected president he will go to war. There are more soldiers in the Chinese military than...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 8

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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 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.
    TheKnower TheKnower 13-15 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Sometimes, like when I'm on the train

    and it stops to get more people, I like to look at everyone and analyze their postures and from there what they possibly could be thinking, how they're feeling, what their personalities could be and all that. I think about where I am, my place in this world. What am I doing... I...
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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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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    When I was young (like 6

    or so) and we went to a place like the ikea or mcDonalds where they have the playing field for kids I used to always stand on a high place and observe everyone quietly for about 5mins to see which kids I should and shouldn't hang out with. (I did the same thing the first day of...
    ortwin ortwin 16-17, M 3 Responses May 17

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    Stalker

    Maybe it's the fact I am interested in studying sociology but I can't help but watch people "be." If I go to a social event (a football game for example) I don't actually pay attention to the events unfolding but to the reactions of people put in such "environment." I sound...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25 4 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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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.
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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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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    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 don't make friends well

    because I observe them first and they always prove me right they drink or do drugs and they use me
    tinytinytoes53 tinytinytoes53 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 7

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    After watching too many Crminal shows,

    I try to profile every person I see. I feel like everyone is a Serial killer ...
    simsim01191 simsim01191 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    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

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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...
    alicornia alicornia 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 22

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    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses May 16

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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've always been fascinated by people

    and the way they think. I find myself trying to figure people out all the time. I think I spend more time on wondering what's going on inside someone else's head more than anything else.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    trying to take me for an idiot?

    .......looool I SEE YOU
    xshenx xshenx 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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