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I Observe People And Their Behavior

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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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    Your ex's mother should not be driving past

    your house when your on your way somewhere. I find it very weird after everything that's happened!
    kathleen627 kathleen627 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Puzzle Pieces

    Love is inevitable like death. It really isn't important or non important, it just happens...like death. How you perceive love and deal with it though, that's what shapes it into a definition, a very personal and flexible definition only to be described by your own self to...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2013

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    It's like a bad habit.

    I can literally sit for hours and just watch people. I like to watch behavior and reactions. It's actually a very interesting thing to me. In fact people are interesting all together. I like how different people have different body languages, different ways of responding...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I know it's weird, but there are people

    who can't be unnoticed!! It's easier observing them than others.
    Lozat Lozat 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    I used to be a psych major,

    so suffice to say I find people super interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if I've creeped people out by looking at them every now and then. I'm just always watching and analyzing without thinking about it.
    lilyjeanne lilyjeanne 26-30, F Dec 24, 2013

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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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    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 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    I love it. It helps me get a better

    understanding of people. I think I've watched to closely cuz my ability to read has been narrowed down to a minute fineness. Poor men. They can't get away with anything now...lol.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    My Study

    I consider watching how people behave and react a study of mine. I love seeing what kd of people there are, and how they react to certain situations. It is also how I determine who I will attempt to befriend. I prefer someone who reacts calmly in difficult situations, and who...
    BloodRedShadow BloodRedShadow 18-21 2 Responses Jul 16, 2012

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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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    Observe Their Behavior

    A few years ago, I found a few things and a few situation being odd and couldn't put my fingers on it.  Even though, I didn't put my fingers on it, I obeserved their behavior.  Some of them, were strange. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 12, 2011

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    It says "I observe people",

    but for me it's deeper than that. I can be around someone and just feel that they are sad, or distracted by inner thoughts, or faking a smile behind a mask. I can immediately sense when something's wrong without any words...just by them being behind me or close by. It's weird...
    newmoon7 newmoon7 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 12

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    People Watching

    I love watching people and their odd behaviours. I find it so interesting, and at times, funny. I went to the fair last week with my boyfriend and watching people on the rides was so much fun, the expressions on peoples faces when they think no-one else is looking...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    You Couldn't Be More Correct, LetsCollide.

    I spend much of my time doing exactly the same thing out in public. After fifty-three years of garbage relatives, starting with a cruel stepmother (my mom died of brain cancer when i was sixteen months old, may she rest in peace) and a father who enabled her after their own son...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    So my supposed to be best male friend of 7

    years has come to an end because he is so against the new start the love of my life and I are working towards. I've been knowing the love of my life for ten years... things between us has happened on both of our ends as to why things got so out of hand. Not cheating just life...
    JayeLove JayeLove 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    A Funny Incident At Applebees

    We all went out for dinner at Applebees about 6 months ago and there were these two adult male customers that were being a little overly friendly, but not sexually harassing, or anything like that. They were talking about their girlfriends and how wonderful they are. So far, so...
    ShondaiSam ShondaiSam 56-60 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    Eye Spy

    Observing began for me at such a young age. I grew up in a home where SNL was like going to the grocery store. Comedy existed in our home...every Saturday night. Id watch people at 5 or 6 years old and mimic their behavior, gestures or accents. Then my sibling and I would have...
    sing4evr sing4evr 41-45, F Jul 15, 2013

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    Observing people is the easiest way to know

    wether someone would make a good Friend or not . Wether they're more likely to betray someone they're close to or not
    MorbidPeaches MorbidPeaches 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    I like to come up with elaborate ideas about

    people and who they are. They usually end up being over-idealized dramatically... There's this one girl in one of my classes, who's very overweight, but she's really curvy and wears the weight well, and she has sweet, rosy lips, an infectious laugh, and long dark hair. I wish I...
    jjoben jjoben 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Think

    I'm watching this show brain games thats saying that colors are all in our heads. When I was little I would wonder if none of us see the same colors (or people with blue eyes see completely different colors than people with brown eyes.) And that we only learned based on how...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2013

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    Devotion & Desire.

    I've observed it all for some time... and tried to keep an open-mind, even open arms.Whether I should have kept such an open-heart, however, is something to be debated.
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    Being Observant

    It takes me a second to know if i will like someone or not. I also observe how people act and how they are different then everybody else.
    lionessheart lionessheart 18-21, F Jun 6, 2013

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    People Watching

    Lordy, can anything beat the simple pleasures of people watching? I used to do it with my Mum when she was alive. We'd rock up to some inner-city festival, scope out a great spot, and sit and enjoy the spectacle. Goths, Grunge, Punks, Skinheads, Bogans, and every other subgroup...
    associatedbears associatedbears 41-45 1 Response Jul 23, 2013

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    I been trying to be nice here.

    . But people will just send you something like 'hey what are you wearing' 'you wanna get wasted' 'lets do something hot' Seriously guys? Ewww! Thats not what im here for.. Maybe u just go somewhere like a **** site or something....!
    bengkat0928 bengkat0928 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I am one that like to observe people

    and see how they act around certain people.. This has lead to people thinking I'm stuck up or mean because I don't talk so much because I like to sit back and watch other people.. I find it interesting to see other peoples behaviour .. Especially in certain situations ..
    bcekkk bcekkk 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 14

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    I Like The Good Stuff

    I saw   a man help a woman with a broken down car. I saw a woman tell another that she dropped something & walked a ways to give it back. A man  helped me at the grocery..I was too short to reach the top shelf. He just came up & said, " need some help getting that...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 6 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    It interests me. I'm am no social butterfly

    so I watch and try to understand it, but I generally turn up clueless.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    Illusions

    Tick tock tick tock numbers rain secretly off of a stained clock streaming into air, no more 12 o' mock. The numbers only love and love a lot to play games with the sheep flock who only love and love much less their tricky useless game of chess. Stupid numbers a pointless test to...
    AkkiNeko AkkiNeko 18-21, F May 20, 2013

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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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    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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    Between The Lines

    I have always loved watching people and observing their behavior. Ever since I was little.. I always thought of it like reading between the lines. You know, hearing the unsaid..Lol Who knows if that's even a word..Although, there are times where I hate it when something seems so...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 18-21, F Mar 4, 2013

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    mollycm mollycm 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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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    Peoplewatching Is A Sport

    Taking time sitting down watching the hurly gurdy of human life, people rushing, walking, driving from one place to another, wondering what they are doing. Who they are, what they do, where they are going, what they're going to do, who they will talk with, who they're going to...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F Aug 23, 2013

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    I observe others and their behavior just to

    make sure it 's safe to talk to them and befriend them, because after I was raped I'm weary of everything, but at least I've healed from the emotional pain.
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I Am An Observer.

    Ever since I was little I noticed that I observed everything.Every little expression I could project in my mind.I sit back and watch my sorroundings.Anything out of order or that just doesn't fit in I question.It's a habit and based on that I can decide what I should do about...
    Jenna1225 Jenna1225 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    i just started observing people few weeks ago

    and i find them fascinating although i admit it was a wee bit creepy. i read David Navarro's book "What Every BODY Is Saying" as a guidance. And then i found this page to share about things we observe. Any advice on the know-how?
    ZaxterBou ZaxterBou 18-21, M Apr 2

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    Why I Do It..

    coz i want to learn...sometimes i see someone sayin a word many times n then i notice i ll reply to them with same word theyused,.like the word ''cool'' someone might say it n then i might say it too just like that.i observe ppl on tv , on pictures etc n then i wonder how should...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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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 13 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    does anyone actually NOT do this?

    i mean, other than those who are deaf and blind i suppose
    midgesterious midgesterious 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I tend to do this a lot.

    What people do, their actions, profiling them and observing. I'm so fascinated by what people do I'm actually in school majoring in Social and Behavioral Science. What I learn helps me understand people more and understand why they are the way they are.
    krorenae krorenae 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    What Do The Taliban And Abbot Have In Common?

    “In 2001 the world reacted with horror as it saw graphic film of the Taliban dynamiting the Buddhas of Bamiyan, two giant 6th-century statues of Buddha in central Afghanistan. Later the area's remaining archaeological treasures were included on the World Heritage List. In...
    BillyRo BillyRo 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    What Not To Say When You Are In An Argument.

    We should be careful about what we say .We should never say something that permanently damages our relationship with that person.We should talk about the wrong actions and not paint the person as wrong.Apology for wrong things spoken are in order, “When angry, count to...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2013

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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.
    FloatingCotton FloatingCotton 18-21 2 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    Starbucks

    So I am at my local Starbucks sitting in one of the nice leather chairs with an iced coffee. I notice the woman sitting next to me, no matter how hard I try not to look at her I do. She has been sitting slacked jawed and mumbling for a long time, she is drinking a soda from the...
    hopekline hopekline 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2012

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    Always Have..

    i have always been fascinated by human nature.  even as a child i remember wondering why people did and said particular things.  and it was deep stuff for a kid to be sitting around thinking.  i would watch faces for reactions, listen for voice inflection and knew...
    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 13, 2010

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    Observation Only

    Psychology and human behavior has always fascinated me. I read all my dad's psychology textbooks before entering high-school, and watching people was a personal hobby of mine. Sometimes I would even take notes and look for patterns. Despite my knowledge of human behavior, I never...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F May 22, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I learned recently that this space, this website which I considered a safe space, has backfired against me. I've written posts for about a year now about my emotions, venting...
    dannylivinlife dannylivinlife 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I am not a perfect person. I've made bad choices & displayed poor behavior in my past. I've paid the price for it & I've learned from it. What really gets to me though is, other...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I think I'm too old to realize that these negative people are toxic to positive people and things. I dealt with my partner's family for years. I never knew why I felt bad vibes...
    AprilBurden23 AprilBurden23 18-21, F Mar 30

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    I like to watch and observe people from afar. I don't trust so easily. I like to feel people out first.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I've always felt more like an observer in life. I find I am very analytical too so I learn fast about what I observe. Just awesome. However if I witness people being intimate...
    themop themop 26-30, M Mar 25

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