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I Want People to Accept Me For Me

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    I have for years wanted people to accept me

    for me, but I have been afraid to show the real me, believing they wouldn't like the real me. It was safer to hide my thoughts and emotions and blend in with the crowd. I'm finally learning to let the real me out. It's hard. It's scary. I often don't even know how I feel or...
    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore 51-55, M 4 Responses May 15

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    I should really say see me

    for me. It is a difficult thing to reveal oneself and face rejection. I find it challenging to get people to see the real me.
    BlueCedarTree BlueCedarTree 46-50 Jan 19

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    Just The Way You Are! Always A Woman!

    These songs describe it perfectly! There are Lyrics Posted w/video! I want someone to sing this to me! ^_^ For being this kind of woman! ;-) SHES ALWAYS A WOMAN She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes. And she can ruin your faith with her casual lies. And she only...
    RetroRaven RetroRaven 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2011

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    I'm not like other girls

    and I don't wish to be. I was made this way for a reason. So you can love me or hate me but you sure as hell won't break me.ūü홂̧ԳŹ
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 19

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    I Deleted Facebook Because It Is A Popularity Contest.

    I am 40 years old and I feel like I'm still in a high school popularity contest. I had 300 fakebook friends and none of them like or comment on anything I post. I posted a picture of my beautiful kids just like everybody else on the first day of school. I got zero likes in...
    arabrabmy arabrabmy 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    There's Only One Problem

    The only problem with getting people to accept me for being me, is that I don't know who me is. I tried to find out who I am and who I want to become, I thought I figured it out but now I'm lost again. I wanted to be an architect, an engineer, an author, a therapist, a...
    realisticUnicorn realisticUnicorn 18-21, F Oct 7, 2013

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    And I Only Decide If I Approve You To Accept Me

    Now its my law for my own good, Only Accept that I am sometimes grumpy because when I'm sick or Alergies problems? yes I get really Grumpy and go off the walls. When I'm peacelly and easy going as an Adult, how I see to Imagine things of how I feel, see things my way, and I want...
    Cupcake2 Cupcake2 22-25, M May 6, 2011

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    I Am Pleased The Way I Am

    since  nothing  else  imaginary  can define  my  true  being  other than  me so  naturally  i  would  like  people  to  accept me  the  way  i  am   .  I   see no  other  way  more  realistic  than  this .
    shap36 shap36 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 6, 2011

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    Accept Me!!!

    All I want is for people to see whats inside. Thats me.....everything inside is the epitomy of me. To me the outside doesnt count....its whats on the inside. Thats how I want people to view me. I tend to look to the inside of people and get to know them that way. The outside is...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    KinkyKatieLouise KinkyKatieLouise 41-45 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Equality?

    What would it take?, How many suicides is it going to take for us to gain equality? This is the argument we are facing in the 21st centuary, this is the fight we are trying to win. I wonder if those who oppose us will ever understand what it takes. I wonder why? Why does it...
    KiaroXD KiaroXD 16-17, M Dec 14, 2011

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    I wish people would accept me

    for who I am, but sadly society hates teens who are. Morbidly obease (400 pounds)
    fatty2323 fatty2323 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 8

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    A lot of the time, people try to force me to be

    what they want me to be, or berate me because of my appearance/ music preferences. People just can't understand that I can't/won't change for them...
    YoungAndAwkward YoungAndAwkward 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I'm Me

    I'm not beautiful. I'm not super-smart. I'm not charming or witty or clever or successful. I'm overweight, I'm boring, I am vanilla, old-fashioned, and not very logical or technical. I have extreme body insecurities, and emotional issues. I have a hard time being intimate because...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 23 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    Told my best friend of 30 years

    that I am bi, this weekend. Her response.. "Why didn't you hit on me?" "Am I not attractive". Thanks for not making this awkward. ūüėā
    Sweetbutrfly Sweetbutrfly 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Everybody says they do

    but when my back is turn they talk
    jeannie031 jeannie031 36-40, F 23 Responses Apr 29

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    A Lot Of People..

    meet me and fall in love with that small portion of who I amYou're so nice! so articulate and well mannered!and then the one time I feel like cryingor revealing something about my painful pastor I disagree with them.it's like where's this coming from? I don't want this person, go...
    MrsRight MrsRight 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Im Not A Perfect Person,

    I Can Honestly Say Im Messed Up. Buut I Just Want People To Accept That And Help Me, No Matter How Ugly Or Weird They Think I Am And Etc Etc. Please <~ MAGICWORD
    Davonnaa Davonnaa 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    toiletwater toiletwater 16-17, M Jun 26

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    Awkward

    I'm overweight, strange, love horror movies and dark stories. My taste in music isn't like most peoples and I don't want to watch a lot of what other people watch. I don't always say the right thing and usually don't say much at all. I'm not going to talk about something I know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 16, 2011

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    Who We Are.

    My name Is Jeraldo, I am Hispanic and I love football and Soccer. Girls at my old school used to lie all the time, saying we hooked up or partied together. The boys at my old school were jealous because almost every girl wanted me, but what they didn't know, was who I really am...
    rezaaa2 rezaaa2 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Why judge someone before you get to know them?

    Be yourself and the rest will fall into place. I have always tried to be myself and people have appreciated that I didn't pretend to be someone I'm not. If people can't accept me for who I am then I'm not meant to be friends with them.
    SexyBellyButton80 SexyBellyButton80 31-35, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, my story is strange.

    .. my whole life has been a lie. Everything I thought I had and everything I thought I was has never been. I thought I had a big loving family, but I come to remember they all abused me when I was a child, and some of them are trying to repeat that abuse. I also have just come to...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 12

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    I don't care if you are green orange violet

    blue purple., tall short fat skinny lopsided or any other shape, you can still be my friend .
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T 2 Responses Mar 21

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    jobe123 jobe123 18-21, M 3 Responses May 30

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    Im Not You

    Im not that attractive, not that smart. I have bad habits. My hair isn't long, I don't have the perfect body I don't spend my days shopping, I rather be heard than seen Im not rich I don't have to be in a club every weekend. I don't like to judge, I don't look at what's on the...
    Gentlestar Gentlestar 22-25, F Nov 24, 2011

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    I am comfortable in my own skin.

    This is me. Take me for who I am, dont judge me for what I am not. Xcept my flaws for the beauty they hold. I am not ashamed to admit that I am not perfect. I hav no one to impress, always b myself( :
    MysteryBusiness MysteryBusiness 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    I have made many mistakes in my life.

    I've done things I'm not proud of, mostly just to be accepted. I'm tired of people acting like I have to be like everyone else in the world. Like being unique and being myself isn't good enough. I'm tired of being judged because I got pregnant twice at a young age and acting...
    tay1996 tay1996 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Mutual Respect...

    That's what it's all about in the end. What use is there for me to say you *must* accept me as I am? No-one must do anything. However, I would *like* you to accept me as I am. I don't *want* it, no, I'd *like* it. Okay, so, I'm always gonna be *me*. That's what you'll have to do...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 8 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    sashakimi3 sashakimi3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    Some Guys judge really hard on how they want a

    girl to be, but I really just want to find that one guy who has his standards set for ME.
    lovemattie lovemattie 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    I want a beautiful girl 18-23

    who has confidence about herself and interesting in being my friend and will accept me for me. Plz...
    YElRashidy YElRashidy 18-21, M Jul 10

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    This Is Me!!!

    My dad lost it...i was forever affected.There are different versions of the story; depending on my mother, or my father.The facts are this: when i was three months old, I was admitted to the hospital. I had severe hot water burns from my hips down. I spent the next 3 months in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    They Don'T

    Fun fact about me: I hide my true self. Here on EP, I show most of me. I show myself through these stories and experiences. There isn't one experience in my list that I'm not going to write a story about, because they all have a place. But when I go to school or even hang out...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Grow Up.

    I'm sick and tired of reading the most heart-breaking stories and some complete arsehole to sit there and comment "life's not that bad.." or "life will get better." or something like this "get a life." or maybe even "dude, this is depressing."Last time I checked this is called...
    BeingSara BeingSara 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    Yes I'm Not Normal I Know That !!

    why ?it always starts with why , why am i not enough for them? why is my dreams not enough ? everything i accomplished is simply not good enough . i'm not normal i know that . i don't want to be just another person who achieves other people's dreams , i have my own . i don't need...
    blackbutterfly17 blackbutterfly17 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    I am different. My wife will confirm that.

    But I'm a nice guy, mostly. I have unusual views of life, I'm a bohemian, atheist, free thinker. I'm a pretty big guy with a disability. People see me, they make judgments. They make judgments on things I say, whatever. Why is it so hard for people to step around or over...
    TedfromTexas TedfromTexas 56-60, M Feb 9

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    Accept Me For Who I Am

    Accept me for who I am and not what you see. Take time to understand the peices of me. What you see is not what you’re going to get. The perception you hold of me, I will soon make you forget. Beneath the surface, you will find so much more. I have locked myself away...
    gem1969 gem1969 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    But...It's Ok If They Don't ~

    So many revelations come as one ages. I look back on my life and I think of the people that have loved me unconditionally and I think about the ones that I have loved in the same all consuming thirsty way. Then, I have to think of the ones that did not enjoy me so much. The ones...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 3 Responses May 23, 2012

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    Accepting

    I am strongI am weakI am smartI am stupidI am youngI am wiseI have flawsMy imperfections show off my beautyI am uniqueAccept me or notMy life is whole with or without you.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 7 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    Rest In Peace, Little Brother.

    another brother losta stranger i never really knew.Trace is gone, as is a piece of me.Trace Gensmer, James zimmerman,whoever you are,you will always be apart of me.I never got to know you, but i'll see you one day.Our blood runs thick, and maybe you knew that.we saw each other...
    vegasgurl23 vegasgurl23 13-15, F May 27, 2011

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    Just Me

    I am who I am, if you don't like it then you don't have to speak to me, I won't change for anyone, been there, done that and lived unhappy so this is me!
    formieyesonly formieyesonly 41-45, F May 3, 2013

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    Why Is It So Difficult To Be Accepted?

    I have a lot of experience when it comes to not being accepted....every day of my life I get rejected. Some people accept some things and then not the other aspects of my personality. I don't trust, I've found it easier to just try to keep distance between myself and others. v.v...
    DiMaiosGirl DiMaiosGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2011

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    Well, I'm in British school in a pretty

    socially deprived area. To get straight to the point, I love learning. I love Maths in particular, but the problem is that there is never someone who likes it (at least with the school I go to). I have friends, but even they mock my love of learning and my love of Maths, and...
    nopenotreally nopenotreally 13-15, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Whats Wrong With Me..x

    why can't anyone accept me for who i am? why do i have to feel that i have to put on an act just so people will talk to me? i can't stand it anymore, i need to be myself at least with one person, i need a real friend...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 17 Responses Oct 26, 2007

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    Hey check out my new song Road House Blues tell

    me what you think ! ūüėä http://m.soundcloud.com/smokebreathindragon
    kashmirInthelight kashmirInthelight 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I'm kind of like a scene kid

    but no one wants to let me be one so it sux lol but whatever (not me that's Leda muir )
    FamousLastWordsMCR FamousLastWordsMCR 13-15, F Mar 8

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    I am reminded every day

    that all things are beautiful. We must learn to free ourselves from all things negative and embrace our surroundings. The air we breathe, the blood running through our veins, the thoughts we have are all connected to one thing...life. As part of the human race, we are so quick...
    supernovaChic supernovaChic 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    You're judging with your eyes,

    with your fake smile and you may say I'm your 'friend', but that means you shouldn't try to make me something I'm not. I'm okay with me. So just accept me as I am or don't accept me at all.
    ImxoxSurviving ImxoxSurviving 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Acceptance

    I truly wish there was a way to come out of my self-imposed shell and be the real me and to be accepted. Why is it that so many people can not accept the person within unless the outside wrapping "fits". Fits that is their preconceived notion of that person. I don't and...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 7 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Hey Look, It's Me!!

    There is no way for me to not be myself. I tried for years to be who I though society wanted to be. I found that to be miserable; I've since rediscovered myself and it started when I turned 30. I'm much happier now and with a woman who accepts me for me and encourages me to...
    PHSensei PHSensei 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 26, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Yes, really just want to be accepted for who and what I am. I am a transgendered woman. Something I am just coming to terms with myself. As I do I want and need someone to accept...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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