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I Tend to Hide My Emotions

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    On EP, I share all... my emotions are true and there here to see. But, in real life, I often keep them hidden. The reason why is my upbringing. My mother raised us to be soldiers, in a way. Crying was not allowed, even if we hurt ourselves. :-o We were to be tough and "...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 1, 2009

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    Scorpio trait: secretive.

    I've always kept most of my emotions to myself and it's really hard to open up about things.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 27, 2014

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    I always hide my emotions

    and my last eat in college this kid called me girl with no emotions. So basically when it's all built up inside and it crashes down I start to cry and I lie to my mom and tell her nothing when she asks me what's wrong
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2015

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    Crying is for the weak.

    .. Or so I have always believed it to be. I tend to let my anger (the only emotion I can convey properly) to get the best of me, I don't show happiness when I am happy, I tend to seclude myslef in fear that someone or something will take that feeling away. I don't do sad in...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M Nov 20, 2014

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    I'm alone right now so I can

    as I like. I was going thru old facebook msgs and it sends a pinch of pain every time i read my email exchanges with one of my old friends who was among my closest companions. We had a handful of misunderstandings back in high school and we stopped talking to each other. Came...
    itcheru itcheru 22-25, F Jul 13, 2015

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    Me hiding my emotions cost me my last

    girlfriend. She said I need to speak how I feel and express myself more freely.
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F Apr 8, 2014

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    Weak

    I hide my tears and sadness and anger. i feel i am weak to cry in public I feel Lost when i deal with anger i hide them because i don't understand how to use them or control them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 27, 2012

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    I don't express how I feel

    because whenever I do I get called an attention seeker. Thanks society.
    sighselly sighselly 13-15, F Apr 8, 2014

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    I'm a Taurus and I guess it's inborn

    that I don't like telling people about my emotions. I have NEVER in my life shared or shown obviously what's on my mind, my worries, or my personal issues that overwhelms me. It kills me sometimes but I'd rather take all the pain by myself than letting people see me weak and all...
    asfreeaswifi asfreeaswifi 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 24, 2015

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    I look angry most times

    when I'm really not. It's more a defense against people who usually don't notice me or disregard me if they do. No one cares if I'm happy, sad, etc, so why bother showing it?
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F Jul 25, 2015

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    Why I Love Fall

    Fall is my favorite time of year. Dark days reflect my soul Crisp leaves and brisk winds clear my mind The smell, the earth, the change of seasons Bring me to life
    bittersweetlullaby bittersweetlullaby 16-17, F Sep 19, 2012

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    It's Often Unintentional

    Although I occasionally try to hide my emotions, I usually have no idea that I'm hiding my emotions.  I guess I've just gotten so used to it that it's just become second nature to me.This drives my girlfriend insane.  She expresses her emotions to the utmost extreme.  She...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    I hide them from everyone,

    even my best friend, he says he understands me yet he can't tell when I'm wearing my mask or revealing my true face. Even when I talk to those I trust more than anyone else I put on a fake persona, yet I just want someone to see I'm hurting and need someone to listen to me.
    Kurlzz3Tears Kurlzz3Tears 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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    I hide my fears, my hurt,

    my pain, and my tears under a big bright smile, hoping that while I'm fooling everyone else...I'll be able to fool myself.
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 1 Response May 2, 2015

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    I feel lonely and sad at times.

    . Longing for someone that never gonna be mine again...
    shadowgRL shadowgRL 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I tend to hide my emotions

    and block people out. I also tend to put on a mask and act like nothings wrong. But honestly in reality im breaking. With my best friends and family im all happy and energetic but when im alone i break done but i dont cry. When i do cry, i cry until i cant breath and there's no...
    fabiola214 fabiola214 13-15, F Nov 3, 2014

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    I'm horrible at wording how I feel,

    I tend to hide my emotions, until I'm alone. I cry alone, and release anger and hurt alone. I only show when I'm 'happy
    Rangersfc3 Rangersfc3 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2014

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    My boyfriend has leukemia

    and he's leaving the country next week to cure his illness. I know I should be happy but why do I feel like ... sad. It's also for his own good but the thought that to never see him again for a long time saddens me to the bottom of the ocean. I love being with him. He makes me...
    InfiniteL InfiniteL 13-15, F Mar 20, 2015

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    I have 2 sisters one is 14

    and the other is 12 The 14 year old lost her best friend to suicide last nigh The 12 year old is best friends with the girls sister Both of my sisters want to go to the funeral, I keep telling them you're too young, you think you're gonna be fine but you won't be. I went to my...
    Lilred17 Lilred17 18-21, F 4 Responses May 14, 2015

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    I know my depression is coming back.

    I just can't seem to tell anybody, not again anyway. Over the last few weeks, I've quit work, dropped out of college, stopped socialising and my sleeping routine has gone down hill. My skin has gone extremely pale, I have heavy bags under my eyes. I tried to tell my mom but she...
    GrimMindControl GrimMindControl 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    What do I do after I have sex?

    Bring the girl flowers or something?
    14Barcafc 14Barcafc 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    I've always been open with my emotions

    but lately.. Well, as I mature, I understood that there are moments, plenty of them, that you might need to hide your emotions from certain people or person. It's not that you are lying or you opt to nor you're being a hypocrite but you just can't tell it or you just shouldn't...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F Dec 28, 2014

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    This holds true mostly

    for the negative ones. I don't hide them from myself, but from other people. Why should I let it be seen that I am angry, frustrated, sad or hopeless? It may only cause other people to feel the same way, which is not what they want. I know it is not very honest of me, but don't...
    Drastine Drastine 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2015

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    Anyone have any tips on expressing emotion?

    (Lol) It's an easy thing for me to cheer someone up or express how I feel through t e x t , but in reality it feels very awkward for me. It's ironic because I'm very much an empath, and I feel a lot but most people wouldn't know it . I don't really like to be vulnerable, but...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2015

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    You Dont See Me.

    You see me everyday. You see my face. You see my body. But you dont see ME. You see what i put there. You think im so out going, care free and crazy. But thats not it, not at all. Im shy, very shy actually. Im a worrier. Im battleing depression every second. I dont show it, i try...
    SilentlyLost SilentlyLost 18-21, F Oct 20, 2012

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    I still think about it a lot

    but its less & less as the weeks go by. Fortunately its a new year. Time to start over (:
    ChefJerfey ChefJerfey 18-21, M Jan 4, 2015

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    SPieterse SPieterse 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    I Want To Be An Emotional Being

    I have reached a point in my life where I need to decide who I want to be. I'm 38 years old and I have been blind to so many things about myself, and the primary victim is the person I have loved the most, my wife. We've been together for 10 years, and been blessed in so many...
    strugglingtochange strugglingtochange 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    I been abused in many ways multiple times

    so it resulted in me having trust issues. On top of never knowing if I can trust someone I also was taught to hide my emotions. Since I was a kid I been practicing on hiding how I feel and not being able to trust. I know its not good and I working on it but I tend to lose...
    bmarielove bmarielove 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2015

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    I lost a close family member 18 months ago.

    I cried at home when it first happened, but ever since the night I found out, and at the funeral, I haven't cried around my family since. But when I get to school, I let all of my emotions out. I cry most days, or get emotional and go all quiet. My friends think I'm weird how I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 13, 2015

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    I want to get injured

    and end up in a hospital with no memory.
    dannyboybmth dannyboybmth 22-25, M Apr 1, 2015

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    I'm learning to let myself feel

    and not to process the emotions but to acknowledge them. I focus on the sensation and let the wave run it's course. I'm learning to accept I'm entitled to all feelings not just the ones that are most convenient. I'm embracing myself and what's really going on. The false...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F Apr 20, 2015

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    I almost always have

    that 😶 face
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 25, 2015

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    I honestly believe it is due to my past

    experiences and childhood. I had come to that understanding over the years and Im trying to change this little by little.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 16-17, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    This is a really bad habit I have.

    I bottle up everything and then one day explode. It really sucks. I just want to share my emotions easier.
    NoxEstelle NoxEstelle 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    In the movie 'home', how the boov (?

    ) change colour to show how they are feeling. Do you think if humans did that everyone would be more considerate of what they say and do around everyone? Cause they'd know how they're feeling and how they just reacted to what was said and/or done. Cause if your answer is yes...
    ImBatmanShhh ImBatmanShhh 16-17, T Jul 26, 2015

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    I am here... laughing instead of crying.

    .. but I am mourning inside. My little dog Mike now is a little star. I was with him until his last breath and then I performed de necropsy. I found out my suspect was right and he had Lymphoma, extracted his lymph node to send to biopsy. I sutured him and then buried him. Then I...
    ElfawithaWolfHeart ElfawithaWolfHeart 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    It's just out of self defense I guess.

    And besides if I really wanted someone to know my feeling I would tell them.
    ThisIsMyFightSong ThisIsMyFightSong 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I don't mind if I do not walk around with a

    stereo on my shoulder serenading the world with each shift in my sensitive disposition but I do mind when I unplug the cord and sit in silence pretending everything is okay. I caught myself lying to myself and I was mad. I experienced a romantic rejection that hurt and I...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2015

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    Everyone has an invisible mask

    that shows their real selves. Some are bright, some are dark, some are blue,some are floral. But then there are a few that are just broken and cracked. There is a teenage girl she has been called a sunflower since a young age because She was always facing towards happiness and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19, 2015

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    Blood is oozing from my skin.

    All my pores are screaming. I can't go on like this. It's unbearable.
    FerysT FerysT 13-15, F Sep 21, 2015

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    The only emotion I can't hide very well is

    when I don't like a person. I try to not close my face but it is quite impossible.
    ElfawithaWolfHeart ElfawithaWolfHeart 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I Can't Control It

    i always hide my emotions i, hide every thing from every one and i hate it. it's just when i was a kid i used to hide my emotion from every one and now my emotion are locked inside and i can't get them out. Keeping all those emotions is horrorible i some times i feel like i am...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    Even From Myself...

    Sometimes I forget how to feel, then I find myself sitting down analyzing my feelings and I ask myself is this feeling justified? like a computer...who does that? I forget to allow myself to be sad or angry so it builds up and then BOOM! it explodes. I need to allow myself to...
    tiredoftryingg tiredoftryingg 26-30, F Sep 26, 2013

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