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I Probably Don't Smile Enough

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 109 People

    Why Do People Tell Me I Need To Smile?

    why do people tell me i need to smile? fake smiling actually makes a person feel worse, smiling doesn't just magically make a person feel better, so i just never understand why people ask me that.
    BornWarrior87 BornWarrior87 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 18, 2011

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    I Know I Don't

    I'm told all the time that I don't smile enough. I know I don't smile enough but I just can't really fake a convincing smile (in my opinion). My natural disposition is a perpetual scowl, lol. I constanly squint due to having weak eyes and it's bright outside I squint without even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 6, 2011

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    I Grin.

    And I don't laugh. Sadly, I can only giggle.It's a trademark thing. ;)
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    I Hate Smiling

    i hate smiling because I suck at it I jut don't know bow to make it look natural so I don't do it and it's no fun doing something you suck at. There is only one time I really smile and that is when I see my girl friend Katie. To:Katie, I love...
    tyroo9 tyroo9 13-15, M May 1, 2011

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    Sarcastic Grin?

    I don't usually smile. Mostly somewhat of a sarcastic grin if u can call it that. I force a really convincing fake smile when I'm at work in front of customers though but i don't think that counts.
    LittleFerrett LittleFerrett 22-25, F Apr 28, 2011

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    Probably Not.

    I hate getting my picture taken. I guess I always have. Even when I was a kid it was hard for me to fake a smile. Like for professional/school pictures.. Always awkward. But yeah, I probably don't smile enough lol..
    AttackOfTheSara AttackOfTheSara 31-35, F Jul 24, 2011

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    But I Can't Help It...

    I'm not one of those people that can constantly smile and not feel like a total idiot. I usually have a pretty neutral expression on my face, which is probably why I seem so off-putting to people. Then if someone ever smiles at me and I smile back I feel like I make the weirdest...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F May 2, 2011

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    Every time someone pulls out their phone asking for a selfie, I'm just like. "Sh*t I have to smile now. Don't mess this up. You can do it."
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