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

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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

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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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    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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    Photograph

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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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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    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 31-35, F Aug 23, 2010

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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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    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

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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

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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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    FutureVal FutureVal 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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

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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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    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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    Some people asked me

    if I'm sad or anything happened at the first time they see me, well the answer is nope. It's just my flat expression lol -_-
    CloversMoon CloversMoon 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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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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    Get That A Lot

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Been told this a couple of time ;)
    LonelyHolly LonelyHolly 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    To me, my voice sounds like any other....I have an English accent, deep voice, with more than a hint of Northern England. In my head, I've always thought there's not much...
    sowerbys sowerbys 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    "Something else" lol With good and bad connotations
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Cute, thick, annoying , smart, lol
    7lee7 7lee7 16-17, F Jul 8

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    Its the Texas country boy accent
    Josh1978 Josh1978 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    After the same duet, it was a nice compliment.
    SDPlay SDPlay 13-15, M Jul 10

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    So I supposively sound like an angel from heaven!
    mywhol3world mywhol3world 13-15, F Jul 12

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    Voice turns on lol :/- :)-
    Rifkyroshan Rifkyroshan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Those guys who pretend to be nice and try to get laid. So great. Respect. Not
    Loves1ckLullaby Loves1ckLullaby 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I think I've been told a few times even though I personally don't like my voice since my voice is a little deep and I have been called, "Sir" and "Bro" over the phone a few times...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 20 hrs ago

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    I've been told I look like Sammi "Sweetheart" from Jersey Shore and more recently Zoe Saldana lol. I don't see it!
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    I've been told I look like Lorde.. Don't know if that's a complainant 0.o
    Kdespite5 Kdespite5 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I've been told I look like Whitney when she was my age.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I've been told I look like Megan fox but I don't see it
    lifesimmer lifesimmer 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've been told that my voice sounds different depending on my moods and what device I'm using. But I've been told in general, that my voice fits my personality, and doesn't hurt...
    unknownfamiliar unknownfamiliar 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I don't see it but I've been told I resemble Layne Staley
    WelcomeToPlanetWeird WelcomeToPlanetWeird 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I've been told once that I resemble the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti. I was a little surprised when someone told me that, but I took it as a sweet compliment.The person thought I...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jun 30

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    Yup I've been told I have a nice voice, but I don't think those people are sane. I have one of those Jennifer Tilly voices. SMH
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am stronger because of all I've been through... I was 16 when everything happened. It all seemed to snowball honestly. I had been home sick with the flu. I was staying at my...
    Ginnty Ginnty 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I don't fight being sad all the time a lot of it has to do with dealing with my disease. But my older brother has a crush on my best fiend and she likes him and ever since had been...
    Megan2020 Megan2020 13-15, F Jul 14

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    If I was to write every single detail, I'd probably be typing all night. Plus I am too lazy :P But well me name is Emily, I'm 17 years old. I was raped when I was 12 by a...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    My eyes aren't even that cool looking but I've been getting compliments on them a lot the last few weeks! :-)
    klou24 klou24 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 26

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