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    Reading People

    Reading people really depends on what you mean. Physically I can tell what a person is feeling and thinking when I look at their face, but my perception goes deeper. I can also feel what they feel, which is a blessing and a curse at times. I often have to explain to other people...
    Sparklepaws Sparklepaws 18-21, M 1 Response May 13, 2008

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    Vibrations

    When a person first stands before me I read. I pick up on Body Language. They tell you what words won't.   Look within the Eyes, an open door to their soul.   Vibrations I do feel, very strongly. Based on NEED and EXPERIENCE I learned to trust those feelings.  ...
    RogueAlphaFemale RogueAlphaFemale 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I Choose Who I Want In My Life

    Sure, I can look at someone and feel their energy.  But there's 3 different body's of energy to read.  I'm not always in the mind set to feel any, so I do take into consideration their outward mood, body behavior, boundary lines. But that's all if I want to. ...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Feeling

    I can Feel things in people that are both Positive and Negative, without saying a word. Some people say that it is body language, but  I don;t think so.  Your Friend Always  Shorty
    countryboy52 countryboy52 26-30, M Aug 2, 2008

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    And Im Always Right

    i can always figure out how a person is just by lookin at them. Even tho i don't usually completely "judge" by 1st impressions BUT i do observe people..by the simple things they do
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    The "Creepy Vibe"

    It's something I've always been pretty good at - in particular, picking up what I call the 'creepy vibe'. It's something I pick up within the first few minutes of speaking to someone - the best way to describe it would be a 'slimy' feeling. It's that distinctly uneasy feeling...
    spektor spektor 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2008

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    Distrust

    I guess i never really trusted a lot of people so i have developed ways of understanding people better, i study their facial expressions, reactions how they express themselves, people give a lot away about themselves.Im not a judgemental person but i like to know more about...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    I Can Just Tell

    as a child, my mother always used to give me a hard time for being mean to a friend of hers. she would even punish me because i would tell her that her friend was no good and neither were her kids. 5 years later, her friend had an affair with my father and her last child may very...
    soconfused17 soconfused17 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2009

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    Do It All The Time....

    I like to watch when you talk..... I read your eye movements, hand gestures, etc... I like to watch when you lie and fabricate things, you never make eye contact.... When you're nervous you fidget in your chair.... When you're mad.... How you clench your jaw......Of course...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    I Can

    Depending on how I know you, I can usually read people rather well.  It makes most people uncomfortable when I do this.  It's a talent I keep most of the time to myself.  It helps me understand people better.  It also frustrates me as well.  Espeically...
    iwantlove iwantlove 46-50, F 5 Responses May 29, 2009

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    Everything Is Hidden Somewhere

    I am sensitive. I can read from faces, from gestures, from body-language, from eyes. Everything is hidden there. It's not easy to deceive me. Because i read wangles from the behavior. I appreciate those who are yourselves, even with their vices, because i know they don't lie to...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Can't Help It ..

     Through situations in my life i have learnt to read people very well. I never used to be a popular girl with anyone, not even my family and i would get bullied serverly in school. Until eventually i learnt to read people and also i found i was damn good at it and could...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 1, 2009

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    Only Thing I Can Say I Am Proud Of

    i've always been pretty good at it i guess. i don't know why but i've always had the ability to tell things about people, i've never really thought it was that great or anything. in fact you could say its kinda been a drag on my life, i've never been able to just truly enjoy...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M Feb 8, 2011

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    And it causes a lot of problems

    that never existed before. I can tell when someone is completely uninterested, bored, excited, lonely, and a vast variety of others. And in social situations, it creates problems for me. I read into people too much and scare them away, or push them away. I try to cover up my...
    stratos934 stratos934 22-25, M Aug 18, 2014

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    It's a Good Thing Too

    because it helps warn me away from the dangerous people out there!
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    If The Shoe Fits

    Working in retale all my life, i've gotten a knack of reading people.I don't know if it's a blessing or a curse.But after being on EP,i've found it to be a blessing.I can tell who's legit and who's not.Since i'm from the old school,I believe in plain talk.I'm not afraid to lay it...
    Waymor Waymor 46-50, M Mar 11, 2013

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    Reading People

    I do read people quite well.  95% of the time I can be right and 5%, I can be wrong.  I amaze myself everytime I am right, it is a good feeling.  I try not judging / reading a person from the first time we meet but just by the...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2010

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    In a Little Bit of Time...

    I can pretty much always read a person. If I can trust them, what motivates them, what is important to them and sadly what are their insecurities. I guess that is why I did so well as a door to door sales person.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    Teehee

    I can read people in the sense of both reactions and there personalities. I can know a lot about a person in a manner of minutes. I'm also very good a manipulation. It's a natural ability and half the time I don't know i'm doing it. Still even though I didn't chose to have these...
    Reow Reow 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2008

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    Social Situations

    I am good at spotting subtle changes in how others relate to me and to those around them even if I don't make them aware that I noticed.
    Shaylon Shaylon 26-30, F 5 Responses May 13, 2008

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    It's a curse and a gift.

    It has allowed me to survive things that no way I should have. But I have try to keep my mouth shut because I read people so well I can easily hit to close to home and even though people ask my thoughts I have to be careful because sometimes the truth really hurts people.
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    It Can Be Good Or A Scary Thing Too.

    Based on past experiences..I learned a big lesson. Bail..run or walk away when you see negative behavior. You can read dishonesty, anger or aggression. People with hurtful agendas.. Look listen and learn to read people. I'm not saying don't be open minded..be honest with...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 1 Response May 3, 2010

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    Pop Quiz Empaths!

    Alright.. so I gotta do it!Since you all are so good at reading.. take a shot at me. Just from my picture and sarcasm.:)Interested to see what we get.Don't worry.. I'll be reading you by responses.and don't worry. I won't cry myself to sleep if you don't want to be my friend.
    artisticallytuned artisticallytuned 22-25, F Aug 19, 2011

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    No Sympathy

    I understand pretty well how people work and what makes them tick. I pick up on emotions quickly. Unfortunately, I'm 100% empathy, 0% sympathy. I know what you're going through, how you're feeling, but have no ability to express it. I understand it, but have no ability to comfort...
    ForShame ForShame 22-25, M 7 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    READ & Feel

    i can read people very well too...i can tell if a person is good or bad, i can see peoples auras and i pick up on emotions...like i feel what the other person is feeling...especially my close friends...the worst emotion i've picked up so far was the death of my friends father...i...
    dignus101 dignus101 26-30, F Jul 30, 2008

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    I can relate to everyone here. I wouldn't consider myself jaded, but I have no complete trust in anyone. I wasn't always this way, and a younger more naive version took everyone at...
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    From Classy To Trashy-The mother of my three adult children was a Black woman who I resided with abroad in Italy,Greece,and Turkey for 12 years. We lived an affluent lifestyle...
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    I like to think I'm one in a million....but if that's true them that has its downside of finding like-minded people. Oh wells :(
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus 18-21, M Dec 30, 2014

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    My younger brother constantly asks questions about how it is like being a girl etc. At first, i thought it was just him being curious but it has been quite some time and he still...
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    I've got 11 more days of being 15 and then I turn 16, I feel like I'm getting older to fast, I also just am ready to give up, so many things are happening and It's hard to keep up...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Words and language in general define how you think about the world - tangible and intangible. They light the paths through which our mind travels, and so I wish people were more...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 55 mins ago

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    Tell me about it. One day they are all nice and happy with you. The next, they seem like they're ready to kill you...
    GlockBlocked GlockBlocked 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    The Kolkata book fair is here again.I can imagine the crowds and the people browsing through the stalls.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Man, the varieties of labels I'd be reading. It would be nice though. I would know who to stay away from and who to risk it with.
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    A tale that is true. When I was a boy my grandmother lived on a farm in the black-land prairies of central Texas. Now this farm was once part of a large ranching estate before the...
    paleryder paleryder 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Little "disclaimer" I've noticed quite often people add me to their circle, but apparently without any motivation, anything we could've in common, or even just the mere intention...
    mat4 mat4 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Well, hate is a strong word so I would say that I strongly dislike when people judge me based on the way I look. I do have social anxiety so I get anxious in crowds. I usually find...
    thunderkisses thunderkisses 13-15, F Jan 19

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    I was raised Mormon, left the church shortly after my little brother experienced a nervous breakdown whilst serving a mission. I had always had a fear of the mentally ill and...
    eviec7 eviec7 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Story Time: (Warning: This is kinda long) I will not be saying anyone's names in case anyone on here goes to my school. These are wonderful people, inspiring people, and I respect...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Just a few words about myself and why I joined... I have a lot of life changes happening at the moment. This means I am often stressed with not many a person to speak to about...
    HTreaty HTreaty 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    What you do, always comes with a consequence. Good or bad. ------------------------------- So here's a 100% true story, that is currently going on in my life. I won't say names...
    HannahMarieX HannahMarieX 18-21 Jan 13

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    so I took this job and left a job I loved because they made these promises for lots of over time and lots of hours to work. then I start and they cut our hours to 36 hours a week...
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