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I Pretend I'm Someone Else

For people who pretend to be someone different than themseleves, fictional or real. 1,181 People

    So at this school i go to its my first year of

    sixth (its post high school in England) no one really knows who I am. Its been 5 weeks. I've managed to keep low. But recently i've been questioning some decisions i've made regarding this girl i might like. I don't even know if i even like her. The personality that people...
    YamiKaze YamiKaze 18-21, M Oct 2, 2014

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    Okay so, i pretend to be someone else on social

    media. i've been doing this for years. about a year ago, as this fake person, i met this guy. i fell in love with him. he made me beyond happy. i felt as if he was the only guy on earth. heres the sad part. about 2 months ago, my heart crumbled. he broke up with me because he...
    courtneythepizzaqueen courtneythepizzaqueen 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

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    Ive posted fake pictures acting

    as a lesbian. Of course Im a male trying to feel a void in my life I dont know what to think. Ive been hurt real bad in my last 2 relationships so me acting out this new persona is helping me move past the breakups. On the other hand Ive started chatting with 2 women who Ive...
    confusedmale42 confusedmale42 41-45, M Feb 21

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    Life is sad...nothing in it is fun.

    ..so I create my own world in which I live... Everything exists in my imagination
    Ray1889 Ray1889 26-30, F 3 Responses May 13, 2014

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    Me to I have been doing it

    for years and I try to stop but I couldn't. I pretend to be characters from movies, TV shows and comics I it started when I was a little kid because I didn't leave my house much so play pretend and now I go in my room and close my blinds to stop people seeing.
    Thenorthdragon Thenorthdragon 18-21, M Sep 11, 2014

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    I Think I May Be Mentally Ill...please Help

    I've never told this to anyone.  Not even to the closest people in my life nor do I think I ever will.  This is probably the closest I think I could openly admit this to anyone.  I do pretend I'm someone else. All the time.  I've been doing it since I was a...
    me26 me26 26-30 155 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Pretending To Be A Girl...and Fell In Love. I've Learned My Lesson

    First of I'm so glad to have seen this page and knowing that others have gone through what I am going through right now. It gives me some comfort knowing I'm not alone. So a few years ago I started to pretend to be a girl online. Normally just for fun and just to flirt with...
    Lee0512 Lee0512 26-30, M 17 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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    I feel like such a ****** person.

    I was pretending to be someone else and met a really nice guy. I just blocked him on everything because I have to stop. It's like I'm addicted to doing this. I feel like no one else understands what I'm talking about.
    Knope77 Knope77 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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    I'm A Female Pretending To Be A Man Online

    OK, SO IVE NEVER TOLD ANYONE THIS BUT I JUST HAVE TO GET IT OUT................AT THE AGE OF ABOUT 13, MY PARENTS WERE SUPER STRICT AND ALL I DID WAS STAY AT HOME ALL DAY EVERY DAY. ONE DAY I PRETENDED TO BE A GUY ONLINE JUST FOR FUN, AND IT WAS EXCITING! I GOT TO BE SOMEONE ELSE...
    ivelostmyway ivelostmyway 18-21, F 137 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I Pretend I'm a Beautiful Girl...

    I have pretended to be someone else online and in real life for some time. I've created an entire other person, older, prettier, more successful than myself. I've been talking to this guy for years... I can't go a day without talking to him... I am in love with him. I don't...
    itsmeAoli itsmeAoli 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    I'm some kid that pretends he needs nobody else,

    and he knows everything about everything, and is super confident. He is always on top of life, and doesn't need the company of any lesser being than himself. He doesn't talk to you because he doesn't need to. He doesn't care about anything other than himself because he can only...
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I Hate Myself And Pretend To Be Someone Else

    Ive been very unhappy for the last few years. Im dealing with all the issues inside. I feel that nothing ever works out. I have so many issues and only one person to really talk to but I secretly wonder what he thinks about me inside even though he supports me and lets me know he...
    feelingmisplaced feelingmisplaced 22-25, T 23 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    yes. i like to pretend

    that I'm a responsible adult. i also like to pretend that i don't want to punch certain people in the throat.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Jun 3

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    So I'm a 17 year old guy

    who was pretending to be a girl that I know in real life. I really don't know why I did it, I guess I wanted attention, because she's really cute looking and cool. I changed her first name but kept her real true last name. Worst mistake of my life. I went out with a few guys on...
    GuyHOLLER GuyHOLLER 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2014

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    Life Lessons.

    About 3 years ago (it feels like such a long time ago) I was a fake. I'm not going to sugar coat it because it's true. I'm not going to tell you my tragic story, but I want to tell you what the affects of being a fake are and if you are going through this: I understand. I fully...
    wecanovercome wecanovercome 18-21, F Feb 21, 2013

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    I don't pretend to be people from movies

    or celebrities, I pretend that the characters from a movie, for example Thranduil, are real and live with me,(with me as my regular self). I think I'm going to try acting as a career, I have not told my family this as I am afraid they will not support me or my decision.
    LittleWren93 LittleWren93 22-25, F Apr 29

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    So You Want Help?

    So I've written my story on here (succinctly) and I've gotten numerous messages from females asking for help getting through their situation. I cannot stress enough that you need to be in a place where you are WILLING to listen. I am not a paid therapist-- took me a long while to...
    itsmeAoli itsmeAoli 22-25, F Jun 26, 2012

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    In My Mind

    I daydream a lot about being someone else and even make up little stories in my head, It used to keep me entertained for hours when I was little. I would even act out scenes from my mind like a emotional situation, or being scared when I was in my room alone. I think that...
    GeminiAngel GeminiAngel 26-30, F 56 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    I'm a doctor, a fashion designer

    and I'm untouchable.
    BluntedOnePointFive BluntedOnePointFive 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    This may sound weird

    but ever since I was 12 (I'm 15 now) when I'm alone I pretend to act like I'm someone else (usually a anime character or a character from a movie) when I watch something I end up acting like the person while watching it. I'll pretend I'm in their shoes and also I'll have...
    xxYukixx xxYukixx 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    I'm not gonna judge anyone of you,

    you have your reasons. I talked for a girl (or he/she/it) for a whole year before I found out that this person was fake. Found her on a gay site. I was, is completely in love with ms mysterious, but as soon as I confronted her, she removed everything. I knew, deep down that...
    Revelations90 Revelations90 22-25, F Sep 18, 2014

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    I do this thing sometimes

    where I act like a little kid when im at the store. By myself. Its actually quite werid.
    lindseygreypat3 lindseygreypat3 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    We all do this. Rarely do we really open up.

    Very few people in our lives are who they appear to be.
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M Jun 3

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    I Just Dont Know Why

    i scare myself sometimes. i dont seem to know how to tell the truth about myself. i feel like it wouldnt be enough for some people. and yes i know that if people dont like me for me, that shouldnt make me be someone else. but its like ive become addicted to lying to people about...
    bells19 bells19 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    Sometimes I Get Confused On The Real Me

    I hardly know where to begin. I have been pretending to be someone else ever since I was little. And I don't pretend to be just anyone, sometimes it is an actor, but usually it is a rock star that I "admire".  I believe the reason I do this is because I am the youngest of...
    cwh420 cwh420 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2010

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    Stop What You Are Doing...its Not Worth It.

    I posted weeks ago about my situation. I came on here looking for guidance and I found it. I had been planning on telling the person I was talking to (and fell in love with) for months but was scared shitless.....I regret not telling them sooner. I regret doing it in the first...
    dreameak dreameak 22-25 1 Response Nov 13, 2012

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    Pretend I'm A Guy Online

    So, I'm writing this to get this off of my chest and hopefully close a chapter of my life, and move on from it. Hopefully, in turn, this will help out others who have been in my situation or will help people who have been catfished understand more as to why the catfisher did the...
    sterek sterek 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    cottoncamarilla cottoncamarilla 13-15, F Jun 4

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    Im a 16 year old girl

    who pretends to be someone else in my mind. I started doing this when I was like 12 or 13. I pretend to be this really beautiful girl named Lily who has piercing grey eyes, she's light skinned, has jet black long hair that stops at the middle of her back, and has an amazing...
    ABB98 ABB98 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    I am 15 years old, and I hate to admit it,

    but pretending to be someone else online & hiding behind someone else's looks kind of comfort me. It sounds horrible, I know. But I'm so insecure, that I can't be comfortable making online accounts and putting my real face on them. People usually find out that I'm faking, & hate...
    bekoveranything bekoveranything 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    I pretended to be a guy online

    for 10 years... i am a girl in reality. this is hard for me to explain bc I've never told anyone my story ever... i was an obese kid growing up always getting bullied and never being the girl that any guy liked. anyways in 5th grade I went to summer camp and I met this guy there...
    dqtxx1 dqtxx1 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    My Experience was unintentional at first

    and grew into something bigger and then i don't know what happen. It all started the summer of 2010 I'd been dating this girl we were in a long distance relationship. There was this thing she liked to do when we'd text it was kind of like dirty role playing cause we were always...
    AustynMonroe AustynMonroe 18-21, M Mar 9

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    To Many Lies.

    Hello, My name is Amanda I'm 22 and I have been pretending since I was 14. I can remember every single boy I have done this to, and from time to time I will go and check up on them to see how their lives have turned out. I know that pretending has been a huge addiction of mine...
    mandatootsie mandatootsie 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    I Give A False Image

    I pretend to be poor because at least i know, i'll make friends for the right reasons. I don't like how people only like you because you have money. I want friends that are true to me, even if i don't have money. I aslo, pretend to be a tough because what has happend to me. I...
    hmorel67 hmorel67 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    im confessing this because ive been doing this

    for 8 years and today is the day that i finally got caught in 8 years. today marks the day i want to put a stop to this. it all started in the 5th grade , i was bullied and ridiculed for being a plus size girl. i had strict parents and not that many friends, i was lonely and...
    someoneunimportant03 someoneunimportant03 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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    I have the diagnosis.

    It's called vain imaginations. And I do it to. I need Jesus to help me to stop for it is not good in the eyes of the Lord. It fills my life with falsehood, I can barely pay attention when I pray or work, and I is in a way showing that I am ungrateful of my own life. Don't worry...
    emmy777 emmy777 16-17, F Feb 23, 2014

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    I pretended to be someone I'm not

    and I hurt someone. Feeling like a horrible person. Needing someone to talk to.
    someoneunimportant03 someoneunimportant03 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    Is it wrong that I kinda miss my other life?

    I wouldn't dream of starting it back up again, too much stress and guilt, but there's still apart of me that misses that life. It started out simple but the longer it went on the more they developed and the more attached I got. It's like I lost them as a friend too...
    beautifulotherness beautifulotherness 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I Loved To Dress Up As Pregnant Chav

    i am a 25 year old female and i loved to dress up pregnant,it started at a very early age when i used to stuff pillows up my top. when i was 18 i found this sight that sold realistic looking bellys u could even wear short tops with it if u wanted. i bought a chav outfit (grey...
    Kymmy2012 Kymmy2012 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    I'm like everyone else here then.

    . All started with an online game (ourWorld)and fb i just randomly create a dude account for fun.. Then girls started to talk to mi and love the attention of being wanted and how dude asking mi for advice.. In the real world I was lonely and getting bullied :c... So i never gave...
    Rekawa Rekawa 18-21, F 1 Response May 9

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    Ever since I was a little child,

    I've always had an overactive imagination. I loved to play pretend all the time and I always imagined myself as a celebrity who could sing and dance. I was always the best. Now I'm 18 years old, and I still can't get over that. When I was 13 I was diagnosed with anxiety, and I...
    selflessandsacrifice selflessandsacrifice 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    A Terrible Addiction

    It all started when I was around 13. I joined a game online ad made a boy account so other guys would leave me alone. I started talking to a girl on the game and I really didn't mean for it to go as far as this did. I didn't mean for this girl to develop feelings for me and I...
    ZeroTime ZeroTime 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    Pretending to Be Someone Online

    im 17 years old and i have a problem with pretending to be someone else online. i have problems with going on other screen names and pretending to be people and facebook and myspace and stuff like that and i really need some feed back on what i can do to stop this cause i dont...
    austin162 austin162 16-17 87 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    Are You Addicted To Internet Pretending?

    Once you start down this path of pretending, no one ever knows if you are telling the truth or not. You could be making up that you are pretending, too. But, call me a fool, I believe you. This is the Experience Project. We are anonymous. Why pretend? Then again, why not? Now...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 19 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    I've been pretending to be someone else

    for 8 years and I've finally gotten caught.
    someoneunimportant03 someoneunimportant03 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2

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    Pretending Online: My Story

    I am currently fourtee years old soon to turn fifteen. I am a freshman in highschool. I started faking around a year and a half ago. I started just as a game. I wanted to talk to people on a chatting website called chatango but for safety reasons i was scared to use my real name...
    012298f 012298f 13-15 3 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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