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I Understand More Than Most People Think I Do

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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've learned the psychological skills of how to

    converse with others and have them enjoy my company. I can simply target people who I want respect from, and usually succeed within a few interactions. Pretty cool if you ask me. I don't actually care how people think of me unless I'm at work or trying to get connections. Theres...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Oct 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    I understand most of people in the world

    as I am able to think and feel keeping myself into their shoes.. And when I do that I realize that whatever someone has gone through, it's hard but it's ok .. I always feel that there are nothing like right thing or wrong thing.. So whatever we have home through, we can always...
    xRohit xRohit 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    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 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 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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    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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    Whether I am young or not I understand thing

    most adults don't. Before I open my mouth and state my opinion I do my research, some of should consider doing the same.
    mstv1112 mstv1112 18-21, F Nov 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Today I went to the store to purchase an item and found myself short 50 cents. So I ask the owner who's Arabic could I pay him later. He was so angry then he went off about me...
    firstjewelofthenile firstjewelofthenile 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    this was a real eye opener for me. But in my office a long time ago somebody left me a San Carlos Chih. mug its been here for years its tiny and I was trying to clean up and it...
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    I am currently in love with more than one person. words cannot describe how much I feel for them.
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    So here I am the day after seeing you for the first time in a long time.. At first I thought it was a dream. You looked so wonderful happy even. The spark in your eyes. How I...
    lostinwoods83 lostinwoods83 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    It really doesn't get easier, does it? I haven't seen you in months, but my thoughts and dreams of you keep your memory alive and well within me. I mean, we talk a little...
    dwyli33 dwyli33 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My German Shepard is laying next to me dreaming. He is huffing and puffing and his leg keeps moving.
    oefveteran09 oefveteran09 26-30, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm on immigration process and am not allowed to work or get a driver's license until I'm authorized. My husband needs to take me places even though he is exhausted with hard work...
    VogueChloe VogueChloe 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    As a mother and grandmother I would like to give an advice to parents - Please, be open-minded to your children, especialy to teenagers. Forget about criticism. Criticizing the...
    Kindmama Kindmama 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    To start off, I am what some would call "a master of manipulation." I can make almost any person think a certain way about me, or see eye to eye with my perspective. All my life I...
    Mofojinkins Mofojinkins 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    It really sucks being in a different time zone than most of my EP friends
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M a week ago

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    ... and most people don't think I'm especially innocent. I'm just well-behaved in public. Actually, a coworker once told me that, every time she saw me, I was smiling like I'd...
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Not sure why I waste my time with the bullshit anymore and stress myself out cause I can't be myself with certain people, er most people. There's so much I want to do health...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 a week ago