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I Tend to Hide My Emotions

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    Truth

    Okay, so this post hits home a little, it's about my past situation that I just recently got out of. No, I wasn't abused at least not physically. Mentally, emotionally, yes. I was with a guy for over a year.. Three of those months we lived together. It was mostly sex he wanted...
    becausefishrule becausefishrule 18-21, F Nov 22, 2013

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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

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    The emotions I keep inside are hidden

    but questioned. Are they honest? Are they true? Then again… why keep them inside at all? Why should I hide my feelings because of your insecurity to love? If I hid them I wouldn’t be me…and you would never know me. The possibility of my heart being compromised to show you...
    Joselyn2 Joselyn2 22-25, F Feb 7

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    Hide My True Feelings.

    Hello, I tend to hide my true feelings and my pain levels, because I think noone will believe me or will care. So I appear alright but deep down I am hurting so bad I can't stand it, and I become so moody with people they think I am a regular witch. I really care about others...
    LadyAngel LadyAngel 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2007

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    I don't call it bottling up my emotions,

    my techniche is kinda different. I imagine my unwanted feelings (which are all of them) some kind of a color like i don't know, red. Then i imagine them as a mist kind-of anyway and then picture the mist leaving my body. Also another techniche is with an object but that's kinda...
    Catson Catson 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Emotionally Inhibited

    I have a hard time expressing my emotions. I'd like to think I always have, living with my parents who taught me not to express my anger. I grew up redirecting my anger into myself to avoid letting it out. But in truth, I was very expressive as a child, and I was pretty...
    Dani3Forsyth Dani3Forsyth 26-30 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    Hidden

    I bottle my emotions. I don't let them out. Some people I know would kill to be able to do what I do. I'd kill to be able to open up to people. If anyone out there wishes that the emotions could be stopped and you didn't have to cry or laugh or be angry... you should be ashamed...
    Wittyname1234 Wittyname1234 22-25, M Sep 15, 2010

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    People tell me I don't express my feelings well

    enough and that I take my anger out on them. This is true and I seen it happen. I don't have anyone I can talk to, and my so called friends don't give the best advice. I just want someone who can I always talk too, and help me cope but it's only getting worse. At this age makes...
    muhhryaa muhhryaa 16-17, F Aug 25

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    Sometimes it seems that people are more

    interested in telling their story instead of listening to you share yours. That is why I hide my emotions and life stories from people. I'm afraid they won't care.
    Lizz210 Lizz210 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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    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

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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

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    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F Apr 16

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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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    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 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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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 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 9

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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 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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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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    I keep my emotions so bottled up.

    As soon as my eyes open in the morning i put on a mask that keeps everything hidden from everyone else. i go to school and try to be as perfect as can be. I believe that if i can convince everyone else that i am fine then i will actually start feeling fine. it hasn't really...
    sadiexox sadiexox 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    I don't like people how I feel in school

    or in public I hate People worried at about me . Dx Just worried about you ! Not me
    NerdyCatFace64 NerdyCatFace64 16-17, M Jan 20

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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 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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    MidNightSight MidNightSight 16-17, M 6 Responses Mar 7

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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 always hide or mask my emotions.

    Makes me very awkward in social situations.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F Apr 16

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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.
    SadAliceSaid13 SadAliceSaid13 13-15, F Aug 27, 2012

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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

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    emotionally defective.

    ..? ok so, I'm not the type of person that gets emotional, I try to avoid emotional situations as much as I can and I come off as indifferent and inconsiderate or just unmoved when put in such situations. I just don't know how to take it, I don't know how to act or how to say...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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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 16-17, F Jan 26

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    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F Jul 30

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    Betrayal Of A Friend

    Who could blame me for expressing this aggravated feeling? I thought I had found a true friend but to my dismay, she was not sincere as she had projected to be.
    NiceAmie NiceAmie 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2013

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    I don't express how I feel

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

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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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