I Observe People And Their Behavior

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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


    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

    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...
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    3 Responses Nov 15, 2010
    newlife1122 newlife1122
    26-30, M
    Apr 3, 2016

    I have been watching

    and observing others and their different behaviors for about the past four years. I have learned a lot in watching others. I am very careful in selecting friends now because I have learned about people and their behavior.
    coedinbikini coedinbikini
    22-25, F
    Apr 3, 2016

    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

    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...
    TheFatOreoCat TheFatOreoCat
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    "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
    Lynlove Lynlove
    22-25, F
    Jan 2, 2016
    41-45, M
    Mar 18, 2016

    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

    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
    Jul 23, 2015


    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
    CaptainDragoness CaptainDragoness
    18-21, F
    Apr 5, 2016

    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
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    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

    The best predictor of a person's future actions

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

    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
    7 Responses May 28, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Apr 10, 2012

    In my observation, many seek

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

    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
    1 Response Jan 4, 2016

    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
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    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
    1 Response Feb 9, 2015

    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

    I do believe that all humans touch each others

    hearts in different ways. I do believe that we are all distend to meat somewhere in the cosmos of time. be it in you heart or on some brain plain. I do also believe, that if you are different that others in their life, you are personally treated different in return. If you...
    56-60, M
    Mar 1, 2016

    I used to be a subtle pair of sincere,

    healthy eyes instinctively watching and memorizing your simple movements that charm and amaze me. I used to secretly laugh at your contagious and carefree laugh. I used to secretly "aww" when I see your clumsy hands trying to wipe away a stain on your clothes, and then suppress...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2016

    people get so offended

    when you disagree with their opinion and it's so funny
    CatastrophicArtist CatastrophicArtist
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    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
    46-50, T
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    Nov 5, 2015

    It's just a bit sad that you see the way people

    you care about think and behave the wrong way, and refuses to hear why it's wrong. However, you'll realize that you are just like them, you have your own flaws and negative sides which do not appeal on the eyes of others. Then you don't understand why it's wrong and why they...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2016

    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

    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
    Aug 6, 2015

    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
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    Some ppl call it being shy,

    I call it observing the ppl and the environment
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    Dec 6, 2015


    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
    4 Responses Apr 19, 2010

    common sense will tell me

    if I should be apart of that crowd or not
    heartcoaster1 heartcoaster1
    16-17, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Heard one mother say

    such an intelligent thing yesterday. Children don't behave bad, they are just children. The bad behavior starts in the teens if the parents didn't teach their children to behave. Like this: a 5 year old boy who can't sit still during a meeting is only a child. And had nothing...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    6 Responses May 17, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    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

    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

    I love watching people.

    It can be fascinating.....am I creepy?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2016

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2015
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    Mar 20, 2015
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