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    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 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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    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...
    Ladybugprincess Ladybugprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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 2 Responses Feb 9

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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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    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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    Seeing the good in people is easier.

    I am not a fault finder but for me, though I don't mean to, the bad in people just surfaces more. When I meet new people, I see these things the fastest. Though I branded them as less than friends and we are more than just acquaintances, I have no intentions of leaving them yet...
    palouvega10 palouvega10 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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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, F 4 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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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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    trying to take me for an idiot?

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

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    I always watch the people around me act,

    what they are wearing and what there mood is. Usually I can pinpoint certain people who are having a hard time by observing there actions and tone of voice... I've noticed that my mood is afflicted by the moods of the people around me.
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F Oct 2, 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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    I watch and adapt to the people

    that surround me. I do this often and have found many personalities to which I never knew I could act. In JROTC I act like a quiet airhead, while i'm usually a loud and know-it-all "jerk" as some people like to tease. I pay close attention to the mood and act accordingly. If I...
    NyBrid NyBrid 13-15, F Jul 21, 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Feb 10

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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 7 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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

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    I stare everyone out unconsciously

    and is a bad point of me. I know, I already know about it, but I do it unconsciously. It's like the reaction by my brain. So I can't even fix it. Yea that seems a slight illness lol and I wouldn't able to fix this terrible illness because my brain controls and reacts that thing...
    Skutaro2 Skutaro2 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 21, 2014

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    And I am very disappointed with my results.

    Do people do anything fun anymore ? Do people go out side and hit each other with sticks?
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 2, 2014

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    I am a teacher so most of the time we do is

    observing students and here you learn some facts about yourself.. If you want to controll the mob. you have to control first yourself. Most of the new teacher face this situation..they feel they are the weakest person among the little children..and they feel this is really hard...
    booksworm booksworm 26-30, M Nov 22, 2014

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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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    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 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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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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    I have apparently been doing that

    since I was a baby in my crib. My mom says I would always just observe what everyone else was doing and I can see that because I do that today. I especially do that in school and in public settings where there are crowds because I have a hard time trusting people. But I also do...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19, 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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    When I am in a room with a lot of people I

    don't really know (if I met someone new and went to their house) I don't really like to jump in to a behaviour. I just watch how the people behaviour then do the same as them. I'm quite.
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    I'm not like the other people on here.

    I can't tell if someone's not okay. I can just identify if they say something out of place, etc. I always observe people's reactions and responses and analyze why they responded with such. I'm very observant about people's clothing as well. I usually can tell when someone has...
    extention extention 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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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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    This is probably the most creepiest way to

    title this experience, but having said that I do love to see how people react to certain situations or how they move throughout daily life. If you think about it, how we react towards a situation is what makes us who we are. Like the simple statement used daily "(persons name...
    Tiffersneeze Tiffersneeze 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    I am 'sensitive'-meaning I am a 'medium'

    for spirits who have gone. I have many dreams & thoughts. At the time, I do not think of it as much...a few weeks later, they occur....
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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    Think about what 'normal' behaviour is.

    The likelihood is is that this sort of behaviour comes naturally to you, you are 'normal.' Now think about the people that are not. For these people this behaviour is not natural, they are not themselves 'normal.' These people often have to hide this, and throughout history...
    MrOllie MrOllie 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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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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    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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    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 am very observant and like to study what they

    do and why.They always react with the expected outcome.When that does not happen I get surprised...I am barely surprised.
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Jul 19, 2014

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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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    I'm not the type of person

    that just sits there and states. I notice indirectly but It's almost like a hobby for me. I enjoy the study of a humans reaction, how they behave around what and when and all that fun stuff. I'm not a *********, i enjoy this study. Helps me learn more about people and I can...
    JadoK JadoK 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    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 9 Responses May 28, 2014

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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 1 Response Oct 3, 2014

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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