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I Pretend I'm Someone Else

For people who pretend to be someone different than themseleves, fictional or real. 1,040 People

    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 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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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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    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 26-30 130 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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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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    For a while now I've been pretending to be a

    girl on the internet whenever I play online games or just talking with people and it's come to the point where I feel kinda awkward not doing it. I feel more at ease talking to people and I'm beginning to notice that that personality that I have created for myself is starting to...
    Somerandomguy3636 Somerandomguy3636 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    What kind of mental disorder is this?

    I pretend that I am a celebrity re-acting their movie lines as them. I've been doing this since I was eight years old. It first started happening when I had a obsession with Brad Pitt. I would act out his scenes in his movies and pretend that I was actually him, re-acting his...
    Heaven360 Heaven360 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Well, pretty much I've been looking

    for somewhere to share my odd story, so I hope some people can relate in some way. So when I was in middle school the iPhone was all the rage and it was my first phone. I explored its typical functions of an mp3 and a camera like every other pre teen, but then I discovered the...
    imanoddone imanoddone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I almost forgot about this website

    so I went to go read up on my experiences and in all honesty I can't even recognize who I used to be. It's difficult to experience a past feeling since it is the present, after all. Anyways, I had posted the experience about Sally in this group, that was what, nearly two years...
    wiinterhorchatas wiinterhorchatas 16-17, F Jul 4

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    "Be yourself, unless it's being sad,

    because nobody wants to be around a sad person." "Fake it 'till you make it" I've been faking it for almost seven years, and for seven years I've built myself a dam that has held back all my anger, frustration, and sadness, that can no longer be released. What's worse is that...
    MichaelBayArea MichaelBayArea 22-25, M Aug 4

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    Just So You All Know....

    Sometimes people do accept you for who you are, even if you've lied. My boyfriend and I have now lived together 2 years in February. I Catfished him pretty bad with photos of someone else much more attractive than myself. I thought he was too good for me, too handsome, too smart...
    istandupforu2 istandupforu2 26-30 3 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    3 Years Later..

    About 3 years ago I was a sophomore in high school, and just recently had become homeschooled. I made an account as myself on a random site and never could get any notice from anyone so I deleted my profile. About 2 weeks later I came back to said site but as someone else. As...
    kclichee kclichee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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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    Hi guys this may be embarrassing

    but I pretend to be someone else in my mind creating a story in my mind but I'm the hero or the evil person but I'm always daydreams. Thank you for listening
    mehdiamiri mehdiamiri 16-17, M Jul 26

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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 22-25, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I Played Like I Was A Exotic Erotic Big Booty Girl.

    I did it for kicks basically to see how guys would lose their minds and go crazy over a half naked girl with boyshorts on....I got this girl's picture off of a website. I think she mite of been a video model not well known, I made up a name for her and everything. I played like I...
    Ice26 Ice26 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2011

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    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 a lot of the time. It all started around a year ago when I moved 2 hours away from where I used to...
    wanderingwriter01 wanderingwriter01 13-15, F Jun 11

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    Relapse And Recovery

    I have quite the knowledge and background when it comes to posing as someone else, primarily online for attention and such. So to any out there who live in the shadows of fake profiles and feel ashamed to say it or think you can't fix it, here's a guide. 1. The One Account to...
    emilyisalie emilyisalie 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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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 12 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Online Relationship Con: A View From The Other Side

    February 12, 2010 at 1:17:59am via Yahoo Messenger she wrote… “wait..why'd you say i'd changed user names?” Then she was gone. And with her went a somewhat tumultuous two year online “relationship” with Stacia. I had expected the end was near.  Our marathon online...
    ASVT ASVT 51-55 4 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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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 49 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    I Pretend To Be A Guy, one that went really far in faking

    Hi guys, I'm a 19 year old female who's pretending to be a guy online. It started out when i was about 13, i was playing this game where you can make your own character and play games and chat with other people. I decided to sign up as a guy just for fun at first..but then...
    soconfusedandlost soconfusedandlost 18-21, F 66 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    I think it pretty much started

    when my girlfriend died. I was driving and fell asleep at the wheel. A friend of mine, who I met online and have continued to talk with really helped me out. I've never met her in person, even though she has tried to coax me into it. Anyway, we are just friends but really good...
    JTC888 JTC888 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm almost 16 years old,

    and I've been pretending to be several people for over 5/6 years. I don't do it for fun, I don't do it to hurt others, I don't like that I do it. I've had over 50 fake accounts on this one website, and it just seems comforting to hide behind someone else's pictures, it's easier...
    everydayregret everydayregret 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Last night I dressed up

    as a male tramp just to see if I could get away with it . I had been preparing for a week by ripping jeans rubbing mud on them and peeing in them numerous times (to get tramp smell). I bought a male coat shirt trainners. I ripped coat all over, poured beer on it and rubbed mud...
    Kymmy2012 Kymmy2012 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I Spend More Time Being A Fake Than I Do Myself

    It started with me making an account of myself on a group chat app...it went downhill from there. I used to think I didn't care about my looks or anything, but that's just a mere facade when I'm around people in real life. On the internet, I get so much more insecure. Every time...
    wiinterhorchatas wiinterhorchatas 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    I pretend to be a guy online.

    I know, that's a terrible thing to do, and I'm so ashamed of myself! I've always had an issue, since childhood, with my exact identity. At first I was convinced I was lesbian or something, because I never felt right, and normally felt weird around other girls, but after last...
    Atmosive Atmosive 16-17 1 Response Apr 24

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    I do this alot and I like it too.

    But sometimes I go too far with it. Once I pretend to be a guy cause I had a crush on my school friend what a female. And I asked her out at a place. But instead of the guy she thought she was seeing I showed up instead. I pretend I was meeting someone. Cause I couldn't tell her...
    gedwkim gedwkim 36-40, F Feb 27

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    Hi I'm Nicole.

    My name is anonymous, but on this website I go by Elizabethamber, and when I go online on random chat sites I pretend... not really. I mean I have what I feel are the most meaningful conversations when I am online. And I do these under the name Nicole Amber. I've got it down so...
    Elizabethamber Elizabethamber 16-17, T 2 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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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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    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 pretend to be a guy online,

    I've done this for about 6 years or so. I hate it a lot and I feel so guilty for lying to everyone but I can't seem to come clean. It's became to be so natural and it's starting to get to my head. For the past 6 years, I have been pretending to be a guy on an online game. I can...
    bree16 bree16 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I am 19 years old. And I've been pretending to

    be other people online off and on since I was 14. I honestly feel like I can't stop. I'm so ashamed of doing it and ashamed of myself in general. I wish I could talk to someone who knew, or had done the same thing. I feel like I have honestly hurt the people I became close with...
    Knope77 Knope77 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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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 15 Responses Jul 3, 2011

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    I'm so glad that I actually know

    that I'm not alone, I have been dealing with this since I was 5 yrs old, I always pretend that I am portraying a different person that i wish I was or some celebrity I admire, mostly though its just the perfect version of "me". All the hopes, dreams, talents I desire comes true...
    Rickmachetti Rickmachetti 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Never Really Noticed How Much I Did This Throughout My Life.

    I pretend to be others in a number of different fashions, and have done so throughout my life. Though now I only pretend in my mind (at times) and through writing. Whereas before it was more "posing". For starters, I love to write stories, because then I can be whoever I want...
    cutemuffin524 cutemuffin524 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2013

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    Forgiveness, Relief.

    Tonight I got the courage to tell the guy I dated online as someone else I was sorry. He knew from a friend what'd I'd done but I myself never actually told him. But I finally did it and now I'm more than shocked at his response. In my head I thought he'd say "I hate you get out...
    kclichee kclichee 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    This could be and is a long story,

    but I'm going to condense it here. I pretended to be depressed to get a guy to like me. We would text for hours, and I would lie about stuff and text my phone from a free texting app saying mean things and show him the messages claiming they were from someone else. I told him I...
    candacemac24 candacemac24 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I was alone and bullied all the time

    but one of the things I know about me is that I'm afraid I reality and I choose to create a story in my head and I pretend to be someone else in my head.
    mehdiamiri mehdiamiri 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 13-15, F Feb 23

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    I usually prentend i'm someone else

    and i'm not sure if that's something normal. I'll explain my situation, since I was little I used to imagine different worlds in which I took part. I could be the protagonist or not, I even invented my own characters. But I took it very serious, when I created a character, I...
    thisisanerror thisisanerror 16-17, F 5 Responses May 16

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    The Sweet, Sweet Smell Of Freedom!

    Sooo, I've recently written a story called "The Great Pretender" (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Pretend-Im-Someone-Else/2736194) telling my tale on how I started to pretend on the internet. So tonight is the night I'm going to tell you how I told my closest friend...
    Meozzzy Meozzzy 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    I like to pretend I am a male online.

    It is probably due to the fact I have a yearning for attention and getting it is easy from girls (I can practically feel feminist thoughts attempting to perform acupuncture on me). It was always easy to seduce girls because, of course, I am one and I know what they like and what...
    Phantomhummingbird Phantomhummingbird 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Well, I just read a lot of stories.

    .. I have a few myself. Ive been waiting to share these guilty stories for years.. And now i finally can. I'm only 15, and i've made mistakes that I regret soooo much. I am a female, yet make fake accounts pretending im a male... I meet people and catch feelings for other girls...
    ihateusernames16 ihateusernames16 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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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'm here to share my story,

    please don't judge me. It all started around 5 years ago where I was playing a online virtual game called "Habbo". Around 5 years ago I was playing "Habbo" where I then realised that boys never really got rich easily, so I then pretended to be a girl, and I got kind of rich...
    Insecuritiesxo Insecuritiesxo 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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 1 Response Aug 16

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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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    I do this alot and I like it too.

    But sometimes I go too far with it. Once I pretend to be a guy cause I had a crush on my school friend what a female. And I asked her out at a place. But instead of the guy she thought she was seeing I showed up instead. I pretend I was meeting someone. Cause I couldn't tell her...
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F Mar 18

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    Hi, I'm a 16 years old boy living in Brazil.

    I'm quite the shy person, I don't really like talking and I think writing/typing is a better way to express myself. I'm a student on my second last year. I don't really have any friends in real life so the internet is my first stop when it comes to distracting myself. I keep...
    Cupcaky Cupcaky 16-17, M 1 Response May 2

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