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I Trust My Instincts

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    I "go with my gut"; my first instinct. When I don't I usually regret it.
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F Jun 20, 2008

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    What A Nice Park Or Not

    This aint a very fresh experience its around a week old but still fresh lol It was around 1 and 20 pm that i was returning home after some work and around a block from where i live is a newly made park  with some benches where the grass is there some shady looking guys were...
    SadisticSkull SadisticSkull 18-21, M Dec 1, 2010

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    I'M Deaf To Mine Sometimes

    I could have spared myself a lot of pain and misery if I had just listened to my instincts. My instincts have saved my life at least 10 times but when it comes to other things I'll ignore it. I really need to stop doing that. I trust them it's just that I'm conveniently deaf to...
    JinxSilver JinxSilver 18-21, F Apr 27, 2013

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    Right Instincts

    I got inspired writting this little story since there's a question that was asked. Does instinct really exist? Asked By: ReignEx 4 hours ago, 3 days left to answer.   Rating (5) | Flag     Answer Question One of the answers to ReignEx question:   Posted by...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Apr 15, 2012

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    The Ex-bf

    I was involved with a guy and things were getting quite serious. He was 27 and I was 19. Despite the progression of the relationship he still hadn't told me a lot about his family or his beliefs and there seemed to be so many trivial little facts that he didn't share. After a...
    fresheyes fresheyes 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2009

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    Instincts

    There's a big percentage when it comes to me and my instinct.  Many times, I just don't pay enough attention to it.A few years ago, there was people in my house and I saw the way this person looked at the other.  My instinct told me something and I just let it be.Another time...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 10, 2011

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    The Truth

    My Mother never liked her. She was a customer in the bar my parents managed; attractive, well groomed, with good manners. Saturday nights usually included some kind of drunken fracas, but she was never involved – an exemplary patron. My Dad didn’t understand: “She’s no...
    gerardfsmith gerardfsmith 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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    They've Helped

    My instincts are, usually, right. I know when taking my tests, especially in French, my instincts really helped and I was able to keep near the top of the class by going with my instincts. They really do help when learning new languages. Well, they help me anyway!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    I feel lied to and I know I should trust my

    instincts. I hate feeling like I'm being played for a fool.
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601 31-35, F Apr 25, 2014

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    I open up to those I trust,

    but you can expect the same in return with me
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    I Knew As Soon As I Saw Her Look At Him

    I knew my ex was cheating on me as soon as I saw her look at my friend at a party. Then he looked back and I released hell. It was a sad lonely night in the cell for me but a painful night for my ex friend in the hospital. Violence isn't always the answer of course but...
    Mydarkrimes Mydarkrimes 26-30, M Apr 13, 2012

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    Early Warning System

    Better than anything any techno geek can come up with - your body has a multimillion dollar early warning system. It's called gut instinct and when it's tripped: that's how you get the fight or flight response. I didn't always trust me instinct the way I do now. I learned quickly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 28, 2009

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    THE Landlady and Her Brother.

    Generally it's not 100% full proof. Today however I was supposed to go and view a room in a houseshare. Before I decided to jump in with getting a flat, I was going to just get a room and take the safe financial option. I decided though that after having my own place and...
    woohoo1991 woohoo1991 26-30, F Aug 11, 2009

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    Your Inner Most Feelings Are Your Guide

    It's a communication to you on which path to take. Sometimes I look back on the person I use to be and I laugh. In those moments, I was trusting my instincts and following the signs. It took me on a long journey only to discover that what I was seeking was within my midst all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 14, 2012

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    Instinct

    Posted April 18th, 2011 at 6:56AM                                             I think I love you                               and i thiNk you loved me too                                           Similar feelings...
    friendlycat friendlycat 26-30, F Apr 19, 2011

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    I Trust Them About People

    We all are around people so much that we notice when someone is acting strange. We might not be able to articulate why, but they give us a weird feeling, we're usually a bit hesitant about them. Today I went to the gas station with my fiance to pick up some crackers and 7 up...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon 22-25, F Nov 26, 2010

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    They Are There For A Reason.

    Instincts to me are there to protect us. To help us give ourselves a warning before jumping into a bad idea, a dangerous situation, a risky event. I have always trusted my instincts. If I had wanted to take a class and decided that I would, but when I'm about to choose it...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    My Inner Voice

    Every single day I listen to my inner voice and I mind all my instincts. When I hold true to my own good heart I make my way in life so much better.
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Apr 27, 2013

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    I Have What I Like To Call My ''perv Radar''

    Ladies you might have a perv radar also. You know you can most of the time sense the guys who are just typical dirty minded but are just normal men. Then their are the ones that want one thing only from you, and only see you as a ''sexual object.'' Then their are the ones who...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F May 31, 2012

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    I think our fear and stress systems,

    amydalas, hearts our 'gut' instincts are our protective mechanisms, built up over time by life experiences. They say women have good gut instincts, I believe everyone is capable of it but women might me more in tune to it because we dont always have the physical strength to...
    R0GUE R0GUE 70+ 2 Responses a week ago

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    Strange But True

    What I'm most known for among friends and family is being logical, reasonable and level-headed so even to myself it sounds strange to say I trust my instincts above any train of reasoning but it's true. My past is rife with decisions made purely by instinct but to my knowledge...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2011

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    One of the most hurtful things is

    when a person lies to you and they don't realize that they're harming themselves not just to the other person... In addition to that they keep blaming the other person and don't recognize their own mistakes, it seems that they get their ego boost by blaming or judging the other...
    fabmara fabmara 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2014

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    Instinct ??

    There are 4 types of person in this world : 1. The person who knows, and knows that he knows. He is wise, so consult him. 2. The person who knows, but doesn't know that he knows. Help him not forget what he knows. 3. The person who knows not, and knows that he knows not. Teach...
    FallenCool FallenCool 26-30, M Apr 20, 2011

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    I Wish I Did More

    Fairly frequently I hear that little voice frantically warning me that my intended course of action will result in my being FUBAR. For whatever reason, I muzzle the bastard and carry on, only to experience that forehead-slapping, d'oh inducing moment of realization that had I...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    Trust your own instinct.

    Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. Billy Wilder
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2014

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    Meaning: I won't give out my name,

    address, my school name, my pics on an app like this. With anything I act on instinct, so if I block you don't be shocked why. "I just got blocked and idk why" Because I frankly don't have trust in anyone on EP and apps like it. I don't add old people and if I never had a...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    They Know

    Sometimes it's not what I want to hear, but they always know. Always right when something is amiss, or wrong, or off.  Always know when something will be okay and that things will work out for the better, too.  Always know a good thing when they feel it.  They...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    "Trust your instincts.

    Intuition doesn't lie." Oprah "Never apologize for trusting your intuition~your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right." Rachel Wolchin
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F Jul 24, 2014

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    I have trust issues. I trust easily but once lied to its hard for me to trust anymore. I hate lying so i expect others to be truthful with me. It seems lying is a part of every...
    happysha17 happysha17 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm 17 and I have I made mistakes? Yes I have but I changed my life around, I found what it's like to be able to not lie to your parents. But now my parents don't trust me and it...
    nattielover nattielover 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    When I over think a situation and consider all the possible outcomes and consequences I tend to make bad decisions. I'm better off when I simply trust my intuition.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M 13 hrs ago

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    I have trust issues with others not only professionally where they lie to me but here on the Internet too. It is a shame so many have to lie to get what they want in life. When...
    britishfemaleinusa britishfemaleinusa 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I probably only trust my boyfriend and my close family. Anyone else I do not trust. I do not make friends easily because of this but can you blame me. There is a shooting in the...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F Feb 3

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    When you gonna put your full-trust on someone you care about, you’ll ruin your healthy relationship by yourself very soon if it doesn’t trustworthy as you expected. Trust...
    Modyf Modyf 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 3

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    Basically, I don't trust anybody, outside of my mother and father. Even though I put up a relatively naive and silly facade, and usually act the role of the overly kind clown, I...
    Nix0 Nix0 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    It's hard for me to trust people enough to be myself around them. Once I can get to that point it's fine, but getting there is very much. This is stopping me from making new...
    ElaineLovesSmiles ElaineLovesSmiles 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Saying i have "trust issues", is probably a massive understatement. Because while i do in fact find it hard to trust people on the most basic level, it goes much deeper than that...
    DropsofJupiter1 DropsofJupiter1 18-21, F 17 Responses Feb 9

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    First, was 17 and there was just this one jerk. He hurt me, but not too bad. I didnt trust him much in the begining. Then my closest friend in one place used me for his own...
    ThinkingCat ThinkingCat 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is a story about 2 best friends that became One. Love is agape, unconditional. Imagine 2 straight guys falling in love. That's what happened to us. At our first meeting we...
    EmotionalPhilosopher EmotionalPhilosopher 26-30, M Feb 13

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    every single person in my life today has betrayed my trust and lied to me countless times. I cut off all my friends but I still talk to my parents out of pity, although I don't...
    everythingisfallingapart everythingisfallingapart 22-25, F Feb 19

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    I've been bawling for two days, I've had another panic attack, and I broke my knuckle again all because I can't trust someone. I feel like I'm suffocating. I want to stop being...
    jbnichole jbnichole 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    A German poet wrote a wise poem: "Einem trauen ist genug; Keinem trauen ist nicht klug; Doch ist's besser keinem trauen; Als auf gar zu viele bauen." "To trust one is enough; To...
    Brokenshadowwings Brokenshadowwings 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    I just got thru a rocky relationship with my ex who had been together for about a year and a half. Things ended terribly, she left and I was devastated. I've been alone for most of...
    jayc408 jayc408 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    My fiance of 2 years was texting other women while we were at the hospital saying our last goodbyes to our 2 day old premature daughter. If I cant trust you to be loyal at our...
    FixItJesus FixItJesus 22-25, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't trust anyone but myself and sometimes I don't even trust myself. usually if someone proves to me they want a good relationship with me then I'll give em that, but other...
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    My trust issues are so large I can't even trust myself. oh how the mental hospitals are beckoning me with their paddedwalls....
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 12 Responses Feb 5

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    Believe in yourself and your feeling. Trust yourself to do what your heart is guiding you to do. Your intuition is powerful. Trust it.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Feb 6

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    I'm honestly having a hard time trusting people on this site. I don't trust people in general usually but on here where its complete strangers.. idk. I feel a little wigged out.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I can't help it. My entire life, I was betrayed by my family and family friends. I guess you could say I'm a wounded dog, I bite at the hand that feeds, because well.. I can't...
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 9