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I Tend to Hide My Emotions

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    MidNightSight MidNightSight 16-17, M 6 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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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

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    I have to be in control of myself

    and my emotions if I'm not I go blank and hide every emotion. Someone called it my 'shield', I guess I do that as a defense to protect myself but it happens.
    CriminalMinds14 CriminalMinds14 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    April 23

    It's been 6 months since my gramps passed away from lung cancer & I have no one to hug me. I know he's still around. I wish I still had someone to motivate me like he did. I need you gramps.
    trickkytwin trickkytwin 18-21, F Oct 23, 2013

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    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Jul 30, 2014

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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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    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 hate feeling anything in front of others,

    especially fear, sorrow and love. It makes me feel uncomfortable.
    mslainiegrace mslainiegrace 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2014

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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

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    I'm sick and tired of opening up to people

    who just take me for granted. You think you can trust someone and then they use it as a weakness. This makes me tend to hide my emotions nowadays
    eliam14 eliam14 18-21, M Jul 12, 2014

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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

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    It's a greater life when one does.

    Life is less stressful.
    AlexTheHun AlexTheHun 16-17, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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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...
    joyousgirlie joyousgirlie 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I don't express how I feel

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

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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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    I almost always have

    that 😶 face
    pyro7 pyro7 13-15, M Jan 25

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    I miss the old me so young

    so carefree never feared much now I fear the monster I have become when I think of you a price of me dies to now in just a shell of a man wasting away in this life into a vast nothingness that forever shall be my heart
    tatterdremains tatterdremains 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9, 2014

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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'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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    What do I do after I have sex?

    Bring the girl flowers or something?
    14Barcafc 14Barcafc 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2014

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    But yet I feel them so strongly.

    Everyone thinks I'm emotionless, but I rather like that. It stops me from having to explain myself to people and but also makes me quite distant.
    Andy12798 Andy12798 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    Allies And War

    WE NEED MORE ALLIES REPORT TO OUR ALPHA "JAZ1792" FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE WAR AND OUR PACK! ITS WAR!!!!!!!!!! CARIOWOLF
    ghost0310 ghost0310 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2011

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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'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

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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 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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    Often Times!

    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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    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 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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 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...
    Jurnee16 Jurnee16 16-17, F 4 Responses May 14

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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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    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 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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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 3 Responses Jan 24

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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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    when people say they have feelings

    for me i usually don't say anything till i notice they're serious about it i've been hurt in the past and i dont want to head back down that road anytime soon.
    ZaharaRlove ZaharaRlove 18-21, F Jun 2, 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

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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

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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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    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...
    DudeSalva DudeSalva 13-15, F Mar 20

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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

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    Especially after my family member took

    advantage of me when I was passed out from giving me drugs I thought I was dreaming and when I realised I was not I froze and freaked him out as he shuffled slyly away and ran out the door ... Ever since I see life different and I gain so much weight to make sure he's not...
    freakinda freakinda 26-30, F May 5, 2014

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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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    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 can't express my emotions.

    I am one of those who won't cry at funerals. I cry so hard later when I am not alone. I would pretend I am not upset about something when I am so made from the inside. I can never open up and tell a friend about a problem even I am a good listener to theirs. I always me problems...
    jjcairo jjcairo 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2014

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    I'm fine trust me. A face of stone,

    the prettiest fake smile that hides all. No one knows I'm slowly dying inside. Trust me I have a great poker face I've been practicing my whole life.
    halfbroke halfbroke 18-21, F Jan 26, 2014

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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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