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I Observe People And Their Behavior

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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 5 Responses Jun 22

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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

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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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    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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    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response May 16

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Feb 10

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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 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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    I stare at people all the time

    and I don't think they notice but I do it a lot
    panthrax00 panthrax00 16-17, M Aug 8

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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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    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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    I've learned to observe people

    and their behavior. I notice the smallest things in them that they may not be aware of. I don't tell them what I see in them. I keep it to myself.
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 7

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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 5 Responses Jun 8

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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

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    I find myself staring at people most days

    when I am out. I am always fascinated with people and their daily lives. I listen in on conversations when I am near people in public. Then I analyse and have thoughts running through my head guessing why they say or behave the way they are. Sometimes, I see a mirror of myself...
    givingtree13 givingtree13 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    I met a man who is majored in psychology,

    I didnt know about that until later the evening.. Then I was like damn.. Have you.. Analyzed you he said. I said yes! He said from the moment I came, I was like ah haha thats not good.. I often feel violated when someone know too much too soon. So I told him, you only know what...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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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 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

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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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    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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    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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    In my observation, many seek

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

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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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    Does it bother anyone to see their

    girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/wife ever be on their phone all the time?
    PowerExtreme PowerExtreme 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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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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    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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    common sense will tell me

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

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

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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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