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I Understand More Than Most People Think I Do

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    I Get It!!!!

    I'm on a LOT of medications and part of the side effects are that they can make me seem pretty foggy a lot of the time, so sometimes it can seem like I don't understand things when I do.  It can really hurt my feelings because people forget that I'm just as smart as I always...
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

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    Not Stupid...

    I'm not stupid. I just don't answer stupid questions. I'm just being stubborn! I refuse to answer stupid questions when in reality people KNOW they KNOW the answers to their dumb, witless and often pointless questions. Gosh. Why should I waste time answering their...
    xxbloodyfretboardxx xxbloodyfretboardxx 18-21, F May 30, 2009

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    They Think I'm Stupid Enough

    Some people tend to think that I was stupid and insensitive. They say I'm a bit slow.. but how is it that I can always lead my friends to say the truth whenever they wish not to say them? Indeed, I sometimes pretend not to feel what they are feeling... but only to see how'd...
    junemae junemae 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2008

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    It Is Not Fair

    I am a thinking person. I am a feeling person. I am an observant person. I see everything that happens and I understand why it all happens. You blame me. But it is you. It all happens because of you.
    Dahliamakestwo Dahliamakestwo 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    What This Boils Down to

    Is i hate phrases like "you are too young to understand" "until you actually give birth you don't know what it's like to be a mom" and so on and so forth. I don't say much about the things i know because i am sick of people discrediting me because i am too...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 1 Response May 14, 2008

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    Just Because I Don't Answer

    Doesn't mean I don't understand, although it's always nice to have a verbal response when asking a question and expecting an answer to confirm that I do understand.  I observe and analyze what I see and try and understand and interpret.  I notice more than most people...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2009

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    I Understand

    I understand,More than people realise,More than I let on,Thinking,On many levels,I understand.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Apr 22, 2012

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    "if Only They New".........

    I know that this and will always but it can sometimes be hard to hold on to the last thing that is keeping you from falling apart..... My parents there falling apart...but i am breaking...My parents keep on falling but i have already every bone shatters and each moment you are...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    Understand More Then Most

    I may pretend I don't but I understand more than most people think I do.  Do you understand?  LOL  ;P
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F May 16, 2011

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    Intuitive.

    i quickly understand a lot of complexities and implications that people assume i don't pick up on, just because i don't talk about the fact that i do. the things that speak the most to me i keep closest to my heart.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2007

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    It hurts to see other people have what you

    never had. Worse if they are your friends, or once were. I understand how your feeling. If you need me I will always be here for you. I promise I will not give up on you, grow tired of you. Block you. Hugs
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Just Listen

    Why? Because I listen. You can learn a lot just by listening. I'm not talking about eavesdropping either. Just listen to what other people say and you'll learn more than you think. Then if someone asks you a question you can answer thoughtfully.That's how I got my understanding.
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Way More...

    People don't think I can understand what others have gone through, but just because I haven't gone through certain things, doesn't mean I can't understand. I read about something tragic that has happened to someone, I can put myself in their situation, and really understand. Most...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 27, 2009

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    LOVE

    IT IS AN ENTITY. IT SLOWLY PENETRATES OUR INNER BEING UNTIL IT REACHES THE DEPTHS OF OUR VERY SOUL AND IT PLANTS ITS ROOTS FIRMLY, FOR IT WILL NOT BE MOVED, AT LEAST NOT EASILY. ONCE ITS THRESHOLD ESTABLISHED, IT GROWS EVER MORE POWERFUL WITH EACH MOMENTS PASSING. IT INFECTS OUR...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    Indeed.

    Most people in my life don't think of me as being a smart person, but in reality I have them fooled. They think that I'm incompitant and that I have no idea about half of the things I do. For example, my sarcastic humour is above anyone that I know. They think that it's me being...
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    Why Do I Understand?

         In high school I was voted most quiet by a few people. I moved around so much I developed the habit to sit and listen. My Dad also taught us children were to be seen and not heard. This habit has carried me into addulthood and some fellow workers do not...
    moonwalker moonwalker 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Sometimes people annoy the heck out of me.

    This week has been awful and I wish it was over
    RMCG RMCG 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I Understand More Than Most People Thank I Do

     but a whole lot less than I'd like to.
    onlinegrandpa onlinegrandpa 61-65 2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    I Don't Discuss All Subjects Openly

    ... but that doesn't mean I haven't any knowledge or understanding. There are topics I won't discuss, can't discuss, or give my personal experience from. I guess it's up to you to decide if I understand or not when I say, "trust me, I understand".
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    Do You Know How To Use A Microwave?

    I have Asperger's syndrome, which is one of the milder forms of autism (which, for those who don't know, is a massive spectrum of ability and disability). Whilst some with autism have significant intellectual impairments, I most certainly do not. Sometimes, especially when I am...
    cooliomccool cooliomccool 13-15 2 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    I'm a Bit Angry At People Here On Ep

    I'm tired of people judging me. I am not only here to "talk" but to listen. I am making the initiative, telling my ep circle, yes you can talk to me. You don't have to ignore me. I've been through quite a lot in my life, I'm tired of people underestimating me. That's...
    Readerblackchic Readerblackchic 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2009

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    I Like to Think...

    I'm quiet good at reading body language.and can sortof tell the difference between what people say and what they 'say'. sometimes i cant verballise what i want to say very well, but I'l be able to poke holes in your arguement! (there again sometimes its just nice to play dumb...
    bluebird45 bluebird45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2008

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    Bleh

    I actually do understand things that people tell me.. So i hate when they repeat it.. or when i say. "yes, i understand" they argue against it.. It's like they want to deny that i understand...for some reason. but i do..
    xScreamOfTheButterflyx xScreamOfTheButterflyx 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    Explanation Not Required

    I don't look like I'm all that smart and I don't know all that many big words either. I am usually a quiet type but once I get to really know a person they find out that I know and understand a lot more that what I had let one to believe.I don't need long explanations just quick...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2012

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    Listen

    I like to think I understand people but I suppose that's simply my own perception. I tend to be more of a listener than a talker. That's not to say I can't talk ... I can talk a lot! Usually though I find myself listening. Maybe I just have friends that talk a lot! lol Much can...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F Jul 13, 2010

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    Everything

    I see alot of things that everyone thinks I should just keep to my self. I am not a dummy. I didn't finish school due to I had to take care of my sick mother. I got to 11th grade. I really dont think a job should depend on if you have graduate or not...that really doesn't mean...
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2008

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    Say Less Than Necessary

    one of the laws of power and influence. never let anyone know anything they don't need to know, unless it will better your position. mystery is a powerful tool. people who think you are naive or stupid won't defend themselves the same way they would for others. this gives me...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Holden Caulfield Syndrome

    I grew up in a house completely controlled by emotional undercurrents. My father, who we've recently decided demonstrates borderline personality behavior, had made us all slaves to his moods. My mother, a people pleaser, taught us to be afraid of other people's disapproval...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F 7 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    It Gets Me So Mad.

    everyone who has met me thinks that because i have trouble speaking that i am dumb.infact most of the people who know me treat me like a small kid.it gets me mad.even my brothers do it.they act as though i need to be babysat or something.i know i have problems,but i do...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Sep 6, 2011

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    Faux Intelligence

    I just like to be underestimated, it gives me an advantage when people try to take advantage of my apparent lack of understanding.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Jun 5, 2010

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    I have recently got an English Bull Terrier puppy as a seizure-sensing support dog. He is a lot more friendlier and loving than most of the people I know. Fondue is one of the best...
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    Dear dog, Thank you for putting up with my mood swings, my impatience, my irritability. No matter how many times I ignore you for better plans you will always love me. No matter...
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    ok i'm a true dog lover.when my daughter was 13 ,her and my older son was home alone .our dog chopper a pit bull age 1 and a couple months was sleeping on my sons lap.we had him...
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    I love my dog so much. Like most of my friends don't really give to flipping fhucks about there dog, but I really do love mine. She's chill like me
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    I have thought if I could save Max (my dog) or certain people. Even some family members it would totally be Max
    Imsofancyy Imsofancyy 36-40, F Jun 30

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    Is it sad that if my dog doesn't like someone... Then neither do I?
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    He is my best friend and always will be😘
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    My duck toller is my best friend, still a puppy 😊 I love my girl
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    I lost my baby a few months ago. She was my best friend. She slept with me every night. She was my everything. I miss her so much.
    justmiabro justmiabro 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 6

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    I have 2 dachshunds! One who is my heart.. Gigi❤️
    heyliyaaaaah heyliyaaaaah 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Enough said. :) My chihuahua makes me happy.
    AriannaMariee AriannaMariee 16-17, F Jul 17

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    A lot of you guys who add me seem to only add me cause I said I liked older guys, but if you read the post and the post that explains it you will see why I said that. I'm not some...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    no one else licks my feet. sometimes I put syrup on my feet to get them to lick me more especially on a hot day. Put that in your experience project data base, ep!
    inadither inadither 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    I love animals more than most people
    KrissyBearRawr KrissyBearRawr 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Most people think I'm stuck up when they first meet me. Once they get to know me they see that I'm down to earth and a good person to have in their corner.
    lovinlife27 lovinlife27 26-30, F Jul 10

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    So in most peoples eyes, I am much to young for this lifestyle. Most of the time I can agree because I don't really know what I want yet and hey, maybe I'm just curious. But I've...
    Beckoned413 Beckoned413 16-17, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Maybe I'm just judgmental or maybe I just live in the south but I feel like I am surrounded by f*cking morons. I hate these people. I don't know if its like this everywhere, I know...
    Blake00048 Blake00048 18-21, M Jul 10

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    People think I'm weird . I do admit I can be weird sometimes . But it's mostly on my views on politics , gay marriage , legalizing marijuana , or homosexuals. I'll give anyone...
    MiaSnider MiaSnider 13-15, F a week ago

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