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I 've Been Told That I Look Sad All The Time

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    I read Viktor Frankl's book called Mans Search for Meaning which is a personal account of Viktors experiences at a few concentration camps during the Holocaust and how he found meaning in life and also in his suffering. In his book he mentions that after he was freed from his...
    MiniBryant MiniBryant 36-40, F Jun 17, 2013

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    That Doesn't Mean I Am.

    I look sad (I hear from people) when I'm feeling like normal. But when I'm happy I look neutral. Unless I'm really happy. When I'm sad I also look sad. But not more sad than normal. Unless I have a really bad day and I have a breakdown. So most of the time, I look sad. But that...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    I write a lot of Rap music

    and Poetry. so most of the time im in deep thought with my feeling to get some serious and feel in my music. and sometimes it makes my expressions sad. and ive been told I look sad a lot . the power of music huh?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18, 2014

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    It happened again today

    when I went in for work this morning. My boss looked at me and then asked if something was wrong since I looked sad to her. I told her I was fine and that's just how I look I guess. And then in a chemistry lab this evening, another student asked if I was alright. It's kind of...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    Perceived Sadness/depression

    I've always been told I look sad and am asked constantly whether I am or not.I've also been asked if I do drugs! I think people should leave me and my 'sad' expression alone.
    GavS GavS 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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    If Not Sad, Then Angry...

    People need to make up their minds on what emotion they want me to be because I know what I feel lol If I'm not looking angry or like I wanna "kill somebody" then I look sad. I don't understand what their talking about. It's just my look. I don't feel anything when I look this...
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F Aug 10, 2011

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    Perhaps because I ******* am.

    I hate people that state the ******* obvious
    romanalanski romanalanski 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    Apparently, I either look extremely sad,

    or really pissed off. I guess that's just my face.
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    Ugh...

    People started pointing this out to me when I was in middle school. "You never smile!" "You look sad." For a while I worked really hard at contiously trying to smile all the time. Recently I got a new coworker that has said something EVERY DAY for over a month like "Are you...
    darkerside16 darkerside16 22-25 2 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    it´s actually quite annoying ,

    having to explain that it´s just my face
    Hugo655 Hugo655 18-21, M 1 Response May 4, 2014

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    This is more from my family,

    when I go out in public I enjoy talking to people. Any chance I can laugh I will take it. I have had a few elderly gentleman say I looked sad and I immediately smiled to correct it.............yes I am sad on the inside but I'm trying very hard to become happy again, and I do my...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    Why Don't You Smile????????? You Look So Sad!

    I get this ALL of the time and have for YEARS!!! Even when I'm having a great time people will come up to me and say,"you need to smile!" I have noticed that the corners of my mouth naturally turns down. My mother's is exactly the same. When I am very relaxed and at ease my mouth...
    BehindBlueEyes00 BehindBlueEyes00 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2010

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    Gee. Maybe Its Because I Am?

    I can't help that I can't fake a ******* smile. . call me "emo" call me "depressed" call me ******* suicidal I honestly don't care. I'm not gonna hide my feelings for anyone's benefit. I may not voice my feelings but I won't cover them up. my face is my ******* business. leave me...
    jabber13 jabber13 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    Umm...yeah...

    Even when I'm not sad, people come up and ask me, "Hey, what's wrong? You look sad." -.-' It's just that I'm often in a contemplative mood. And I don't always think 'happy thoughts'. So, I tend to have a...brooding expression almost all the time, which makes people think that I...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    I Am Not Sad...

    People often ask me if I am upset or if I'm okay. I just have a sad looking face with sad looking features! It's so irritating! I have big downturned eyes which look sad, I hate them! I also have a sad shaped pouty mouth lol, thats basically all you need to people to think you...
    Callapink Callapink 22-25, F Sep 22, 2011

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    Im Not Though..

    I just have weak eyelids so they dont stay all the way open. It isnt because i am sad, tired, or stoned.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M Sep 11, 2010

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    A Few Guys Tell Me I Look So Very Sad A Lot

    on time in 1993  a stranger came into the train carriage an I don't know if it was a dare or not (I was looking to see the hidden camera like candid camera) but he asked each passenger to give him a hi five.  and as he got to me he said "you need to smile more" or guys will see...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Honestly, I never thought

    that I was sad until other people told me. I never knew that the things I felt were not typical. I never knew that I was "negative." Now that I know, it consumes me.
    rae7x rae7x 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I Dunno Why!

    i have been told this too when in fact i am an extremely happy person but when im not smiling or laughing, the turned-down corners of my eyes and mouth give the impression that i am upset or grieving about something. i cant help it haha this is just the way my face looks
    NeptuneMusic NeptuneMusic 16-17, F Nov 20, 2010

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    Isn't It Kind Of Rude?

    People are constantly asking me if I'm OK. Have been... kind of forever. I don't smile often, partially because I am self conscious about my teeth and partially because I prefer to keep my emotions to myself. Also, I have big puppy eyes and pouty lips, which can't help. Maybe it...
    andthelawwon andthelawwon 22-25, F Jan 17, 2011

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    Broken Smile

    My lips are turned into an almost permanent frown; I'd say 90% of the day. I do it when I'm bored (Always), I do it when I'm focused, or just actually sad.Of course, I'm not the only one to notice this, classmates throughout the years have mentioned this various times, and have...
    TheNobody TheNobody 16-17, F Sep 27, 2011

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    Apparently

    i do. i have been told i look like a little lost puppy who's scared and lost in the big world -__- BUT I AM NOT oh shut up
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2011

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    FutureVal FutureVal 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2014

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    One time was by a teacher.

    They actually said "Stop looking so angry all the time!" He was making a joke, but to be frank, I felt insulted.
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4, 2014

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    Not So Bad, But...

    It's a real ***** when you're feeling like a god on earth, you know... And when you try to smile at people. It looks a bit disturbing... I actually had to train in front of a mirror to develop a non-spooky smile, giving me the super-power of being able to bust out a wide variety...
    Cracked Cracked 18-21, M Nov 20, 2010

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    Genetics

    Days when I feel refreshed and happy. I think I'm smiling but sometimes some people would come up and ask if I'm ok and that I look sad or depressed. My face just seems like its unable to make happy expressions without having to try. When it's bright outside and I'm walking it...
    idreamdaily idreamdaily 18-21, F May 4, 2012

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    Get That A Lot

    I guess sad eyes never lie.
    howsab howsab 31-35, F Jun 16, 2011

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    I Just Don't Have A Very Expressive Face!

    There are alot of things that bore me and I don't like to fake emotions because that makes you even move apathetic on the inside, I hate apathy! My expression is quite serious most of the time but it doesn't mean I'm sad :)
    wawawawawa wawawawawa 18-21 Mar 15, 2012

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    This Is So True!!

    i always get people saying to me, "oh for god's sake *smile*" or "cheer up" lol!! i always just have a really serious looking face, and whenever i smile, its as if i really have to force it!! hehe, but i do admit myself though, that i do need to smile a lot more than usually do...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 15, 2010

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    Haunted By Sadness.

    I hear that all the time.. and that my mouth is smiling but my eyes are haunted by sadness.. Sure I've not had a happy life and I guess I almost always feels a little down, but "haunted by sadness" sounds so dramatic..
    Faraklin Faraklin 36-40, F Aug 23, 2010

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    It's my concentration face.

    I look dejected and I can't help it. After every test, somebody always goes "Are you okay" and that just makes me mad cause I WAS okay then you ask me and now I'm mad
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 18-21, F Oct 1, 2014

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