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I Trust My Instincts

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    C.I.P

    I've discovered that my instincts are an early warning system when it comes to trouble, questionable characters or people I just don't want to associate with. When an EPer messaged me at random wanting a Skype friend, I did the appropriate research and felt a nagging cautionary...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Oct 24, 2013

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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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    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 feel lied to and I know I should trust my

    instincts. I hate feeling like I'm being played for a fool.
    sapphire601 sapphire601 31-35, F Apr 25, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Never Doubt The Power

    Never doubt the power of your instincts for the members of the Pryde have done that on numerous occasions and we've suffered attrition as the result of it. Your instincts are there for a reason: time and experience will hone them to a lethal edge, trust in the blanket of security...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 6 Responses May 1, 2011

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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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    The Best

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm getting better, my instincts are always there and switched on, the work even better when I choose to use them! If I could shut the flight or fight one off on occasion it would...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    when i say "anyone" i mean like it is pretty intense... i guess we can go back to my parents again and blame them but i don't feel like going down that route so this post i will...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 6

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    People always say: "Just trust me." And all I wanna do is scream that I can't just trust someone. Millions of questions and comments shoot through my mind. I always end up not...
    hxlils hxlils 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 13

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    I dont know if I should or not?..Im so guarded,I always over think everything and I do have a pretty negative view of people in general I always question peoples motives,I dont...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 17 Responses Jan 2

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    When I first started dating my boyfriend I really didn't trust him... My mind would have these wild thoughts of how he was cheating on me and I used to think I would never be able...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I do... and I don't... Like, I think my problem is that I trust people TO much. I put my complete trust into some people, tell them everything, and put faith into them, just for...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I have some pretty deep rooted trust issues that come from the fact that I was molested when I was 13 by a very close friend, Im not gonna go into a ton of detail there because i...
    Sulka19 Sulka19 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Sometimes I am all this to a fault. I place trust in people, some of whom I really shouldn't, however I want to believe the best in people. I want companionship. Someone who...
    MagickalFae MagickalFae 36-40, F Jan 14

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    My mother. My own bloody mother, who gave birth to me, brought me up and said she 'loved' me. She said she would protect me from everything. Oh she did. But I was merely being used...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I completely agree. I'm tired of trusting people, just to get let down and hurt. I'm tired of respecting people who don't deserve it or who disrespect me. I have a policy I made...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    it seems like everytime I try N be as trusting as i can be.. I get burned. I mean back before all the hate anf dislike I was one that trusted just bout everyone. I learned the...
    Lookingupalways Lookingupalways 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I told my friend I will likely never have a significant other anyway. Friend: why? Me:Because I have trouble enough with trusting friends. Friend: How come? Me: I don't know...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I trust people I've never met before. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt. The only exception is when people have violated my trust previously. If you've ever lied to me or...
    PhilosophicalCoder13 PhilosophicalCoder13 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    To all those who have trust issues. I understand how you feel. I have been betrayed and betrayed several of times by my own kind, the one who gave birth to me. I understand how...
    Supersoumya Supersoumya 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I had the worse year but its over and I can see the light more because of someone that I been talking to on this site he became my best friend helping me deal with my soon to be x...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F Jan 2

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    Honesty and trust go hand in hand. By being honest with the person your involved with, that is what builds the trust between the two. By always keeping the lines of communication...
    oldiron33 oldiron33 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I think everyone has a little bit of trust issues. I have trust issues because of my experience with people. It's very traumatizing. People lie and with lying comes power and...
    Ghostprojection Ghostprojection 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I do trust some. My dad, uncles, male family members. But I don't trust online men. They are creepy some times! I dont trust alot of men in general...
    juliettecf juliettecf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I know how you feel, even though I don't tell you. I know what you need, even when you aren't even sure yourself. I can be there for you, but you just need to let me. Let me in...
    Paperboyc Paperboyc 18-21, M Jan 15

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    It's hard for me to trust other women it really is.Most women and girls ive met havent been the nicest to me,so i usually trust men more easily.The only girl i trust to a certain...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20