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I Understand More Than Most People Think I Do

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    its true. I do love my dogs more than most people. but most people don't know my dogs, so how could they really love them? my neighbors know my dogs and they dont like them at all...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response May 2

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    Hey, I love a lot of things more than most people, but there's something about a cute, fuzzy little creature coming up to give you free cuddles. She's pretty much the only...
    Shinoyo Shinoyo 16-17, F May 6

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    this is so true.. if people were only as loyal to other people as a dog is, I'd have a lot more friends. I know my dog will never be mad at me, always be happy to see me, never...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 5

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    The only boy in my life who will never let me down, never lie to me, never ignore me and always love me unconditionally is my sweet shih tzu. I love him more than words :)
    Aussie1509 Aussie1509 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish people could have hearts like dogs and the unconditional love. my dogs are my babies!!!
    OklahomaBBW OklahomaBBW 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    my pets are the only thing that makes me smile most days
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 6

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    I'd rather hang out with my dog most of the time. He's always excited to see me, he never lies, and he always cuddles.
    amculater amculater 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    My sweet boy found the sunny spot. Makes my heart smile.
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 11 Responses May 2

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    My dog i thought my dog was racist, turns out she just hates everyone equally
    Maximumwell Maximumwell 18-21, M 1 Response May 5

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    The two puppies jumped into my Jeep as soon as I put it in park! Their big sister just looked at me like, I am too old to jump that high, haha! They make every day better no matter...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Happy Mother's Day to those of us that prefer fur-covered kids to snot nosed sticky human ones
    Silc Silc 26-30, F 3 Responses May 10

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    He'll never judge me, he just takes me for who I am. The love a dog can show a human is very pure and innocent.
    BadAppleBadSeed BadAppleBadSeed 22-25, M 1 Response May 13

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    I have always had a dog. my dogs have been my best friends. They are loyal kind generous affectionate and fun to be around. When I was a teenager my dog would sleep on my pillow...
    weadkeys weadkeys 46-50, M May 13