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I Understand More Than Most People Think I Do

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, F Nov 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have two dogs. I have an Australian Shepherd, Bruno, and I'll be honest, we didn't get along at first. As my mother put it, we had a lot of "come to Jesus meetings". I did not...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F Feb 10

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    dogs are a mans best friend is such a true statement. they are so loving & never let you down like most people do. i love my dog more then life
    Kaylawinter17 Kaylawinter17 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    My dog sleeps right next to me in my bed. When I bring food in bed, she will never touch them even if I'm not around. But when she really likes something, she'll place her head on...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F Feb 16

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    My dog is my best friend. I feel like he just understands me. Only real dog lovers will understand this feeling. Dogs just don't judge you like people do....
    KenziY KenziY 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    My pup is really my baby, he's a big, adorable, happy baby who can never get enough cuddling and love. He's always wagging his tail and licking around even the air with his tongue...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I love my honey so much! We have such a deep connection it's amazing! Tonight my fiancé and I were watching a movie where a dog got killed and I of course started crying. My honey...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F Feb 13

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    Advil My dog found advil today, and ate some. I was out, but came straight home, took her to a vet, who did everything she could. Now we're home, together in bed. My baby is...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 14

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    Dont Understand Why People Think Pitbulls Are Bad Dogs
    goodnites1011 goodnites1011 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I miss you baby. You are so far yet so close. I hate the fact that we are thousands of miles away from each other. I hate the fact that you have to keep yourself awake till 4 am in...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F Feb 13

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    Adults equally remember being teens and feeling like they knew more than adults think they do. Apply logic people.
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    My father left his family for another woman when I was 12. He lives somewhere in Oregon with his girlfriend (not the one he left my mother for.) My mother did her best to keep him...
    ChemicalMouse ChemicalMouse 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I also think adults know more than we think they do.
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F Feb 22

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    I hide it well I think most of the time but yeah I'm definitely not as innocent as people think
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 days ago

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