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

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    A curse of genetics. People tell me I look sad

    even after I tell them it's something I can't really help.
    trent128 trent128 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I'm constantly being reminded by family members

    and friends that sadness lurks and dwells in my eyes or facial expression. It used to make me upset how people would assume my state of being and seemed concerned when they truly weren't. I've learned to live with it. It's become a paradigm of my existence on past experiences...
    JMichelvi JMichelvi 26-30, M May 17

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    I'm constantly being asked "What's wrong?

    ", "Why are you sad?" and told "You look like you're going to cry." "You look sad.". After seeing the guidance counselor because a teacher thought something was wrong, she said nothing was wrong but, "She's just a sad girl.". I can pull off puppy eyes and pouting if I try, haha...
    KitsuneNinja KitsuneNinja 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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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    Or when they're like,

    "hey! smile!"
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F a week ago

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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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    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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    Usually people don't pay much attention to me,

    and when they do, it's usually just to stare from a distance. But I had a teacher in 8th grade (probably my favorite teacher of all time) who always seemed concerned about me. Every once in a while, he would just come up to me and ask if I was alright. I was already cutting...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F Jun 22

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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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    it´s actually quite annoying ,

    having to explain that it´s just my face
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 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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    I've always been told this.

    .. This is my normal expression! It would be sort of creepy to see a person smiling at all times, either way. ... When I look sad, I look mad- no joke... My face is weird, I guess..?
    Sil833 Sil833 18-21, F May 16

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

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    I guess because I don't get much sleep

    so my eyes look really black around it so and I'm also very serious at times its very rare if I talk around people or even laugh I've just always a really shy quiet person .
    liliovoxo liliovoxo 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    If I had a dollar for every time someone asked

    if I was okay.... everyday it's the same question. I once asked a coworker why he always asks if I'm okay and he told me that I have a sad smile and old eyes. I think most of them are confusing sadness with pensiveness. I'm a naturally reserved individual; I don't engage in...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F Jun 22

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    I have frowning lips,

    when I don't smile my lips actually look like an upside down smile. People seem to think I am frowning instead of realizing That's the way my face is. Also I used to think I was smiling during conversation when it was more of a frown being stretched downward lol A then so called...
    NaturesAnomaly NaturesAnomaly 22-25, F a week ago

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    Lots of people at school

    and I was actually blissful. I have a flat expression, though.
    Sherlyy Sherlyy 16-17, T Jun 21

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    my eyes always show concern

    or sadness. i am not always sad. its just the way my eyes look. i feel more than most people i think. im always worried for others and sometime myself. i just have eyes that portray something deep inside me.
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    its funny because if I'm not smiling,

    I look sad. My face just had the natural look of sadness I guess XD
    Tovar Tovar 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    Yes, I can very much relate to this.

    My friends, even people I don't know that well or people I just met would ask, "Are you okay ?" I find humor in it now. I was just born with a really sad looking face. Sometimes I am sad, other times I'm not. Sometimes I even look angry. I actually had problems with the sad...
    puddleoftears93 puddleoftears93 18-21, F Jun 22

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    I get this all the time!

    people will ask me what's wrong with me, but it turns out I just have a default expression of sadness on my face which now my friends call "resting sad face". the downside to this is, when I'm actually sad and I try to let it out through my expression, no one would actually...
    SanFransokyo SanFransokyo 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    it's just my face. get over it.

    and i find it rude when people do that. like, u dont have anything nice to say, better not say anything at all.
    asdfghjkl26 asdfghjkl26 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 22

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    I hate it when people

    or teachers stare at u and make a retarted sad face and ask why I'm sad when I'm not. It's just my face, get used to it! It's soooo embarrassing!
    Lolatux Lolatux 13-15, F Jun 22

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    people always think that I'm sad,

    tired or upset like if I go out to the local sandwich store in town the dude will be like "are you ok?" Or if I'm walking down the sidewalk, or teachers. Someone said that I have sad eyes, I guess it's kind of true.
    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    So what if I look sad,

    I'm not sad. I just a lot of thoughts in my mind and I'm trying to concentrate. And it's mostly how I appear but that's not always the case
    Kurokun Kurokun 18-21 Jun 21

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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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    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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