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I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve

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    The Origin Of This Saying - I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve...

    Wear your heart on your sleeve Meaning: Display one's emotions openly. Origin: This phrase may derive from the custom at middle ages jousting matches. Knights are said to have worn the colours of the lady they were supporting, in cloths or ribbons tied to their arms. The term...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2013

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    But Thats Not True

    One day you're going to miss me, you're going to Miss Me chasing you, you're going to miss me annoying you, & you're going to miss how much I cared for you.
    FromNowUntilForever FromNowUntilForever 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2013

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    And some men have used it to their advantage,

    but my detriment and heartache. I have a good heart and good intentions. I just want to help when i see that they need someone. I guess its again partly my own fault for acting as a "fixer", wanting to fix what shouldn't be fixed by anyone but that person themselves.
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F Aug 12

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    Skipbeat

    i've been really dazed lately, i feel numb like he took a part of me when he left . . . but that's impossible, i gave him nothing worthy of taking for fear that he would take all the good that is left of me . . . and surely enough, that's what he did. then one day i found someone...
    FromNowUntilForever FromNowUntilForever 18-21, F Feb 8, 2013

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    Leo's

    us leo's wear our heart on the sleeve and maybe we shouldn't keep doing this my heart keeps geting hurt all the time and then i don't want to get close to any body
    mad316 mad316 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Chrysanthemummarie Chrysanthemummarie 16-17 May 3

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    We Had a Big Fight. I Don't Know If I Can Let It Go Very (long Post)

    I need some advice.  Or, maybe I just need to vent.  I didn't even know which experience to post this under. This post is long, so you are being forewarned before reading.  Im frustrated, but I want to give a background so that explains the length.  ...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2009

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    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M Nov 25

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    I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve

    It sucks sometimes. It makes me feel vulnerable and often leads to heartbreak. I have come to accept that this is part of who I am. That maybe being honest with my feelings is a strength instead of a weakness. I don't know how else to be.
    somnambulist99 somnambulist99 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    And My Emotions On My Face

    I cannot hide. I've never been able to hide. I am really good at putting on a happy face in spite of what is going on in my heart, but I cannot fool anyone. They can see it anyway. I am heart centered, and I feel everything very deeply. My emotions do not scare me because I...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2011

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    I Can Fix You....

    Why do I do this to myself? Am I stupid or simply a glutton for punishment?? Someone catches my attention with a humorous or particularly intelligent question or answer and I  proceed over to their profile to learn more about them. I'll read any blogs they have posted...
    OnlyOneChiquita OnlyOneChiquita 41-45, F 15 Responses May 31, 2010

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    Hurt.

    You can't keep messing up someone's feelings just because your unsure of your own.
    FromNowUntilForever FromNowUntilForever 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    I Wore My Heart Out

    At one point you will realize that you have done too much for someone, that the only next possible step to do is stop. Leave them alone. Walk away. It's not like your giving up, & it's not like you shouldn't try. It's just that you have to draw the line of determination from...
    FromNowUntilForever FromNowUntilForever 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Except This Heart and a Chip on My Shoulder...

    I wear it on my sleeve, people see it and cling to me. I fall in love with people who literally are just falling and can't support me in return. I don't want to be the one falling in love anymore. Pursue me, damn it, convince me you adore me first. I am sorry, but love and...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 18, 2008

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    Stupid saying. Fokyn shyte.

    Too afraid to say caring. Or sensitive. Thank God i am not that afraid.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Oct 19

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    It keeps me away from people.

    It makes friends shut down, all the time, because they can't understand how I feel. They don't like it, they don't want to. Not wanting to understand it because it makes them feel sad too. And if people can't understand how I feel then nobody can see me.
    Lucienn Lucienn 22-25, T Aug 18

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    kbg1992 kbg1992 22-25, F Apr 16

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    Too Much Information

    I always say too much and then regret it latter. especially when it gets used against me. I'm learning not to do that as much. I do try.
    alicia2316 alicia2316 41-45, F Jan 18, 2012

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    Tell me girls PLEASE.

    .. It has been said and largely agreed amongst my female friends (which form the majority of my friendships) that, I quote, ' every girl should have a Karl' but it's bitter sweet, they all love me on multiple levels I can shop, cook, I'm domesticated (lol) having been a working...
    spiike65 spiike65 46-50, M Apr 10

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    Yes I Do

    Lyrics from song by Ringo Starr I WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE, I'M NOT AFRAID TO SAY WHAT I MEAN, MEAN WHAT I SAY. I SET MYSELF UP, LET MYSELF DOWN, I MAY BE A FOOL TO SPREAD IT AROUND. BUT I JUST WANNA LET YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES I FIND IT SO HARD NOT TO SHOW, SO I SIGH AND I...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    I offer my heart in my open hand.

    I am PoetryNEmotion. I am my words...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 9 Responses May 15

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    Luck CAN'T Be My Lady Tonight

    For a little over a year now, I've been single. I've dated but I haven't, exclusively, been with one person (not in a promiscuous manner). I actually ONLY have sex with women I REALLY like sooo that activity is "far and few between," I'm cool with that. Anyway, It seems my "bad...
    ActionMax ActionMax 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2013

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    I Care For People Too Fast

    I have said also on EP that I cannot fall in love.  But oh how I wish to...  I often see people who's beauty makes my heart melt.  And have many friends who I am uncomfortably fond of... Uncomfortable because: 1. I know in my head that I could make a...
    npc npc 26-30 6 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Sometimes people are just really ignorant

    when you talk about things that deeply effect your emotions. The greatest tragedy is the indifference of good people. Apathy is a horrible social injustice. But preaching to the choir right?
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Screw People Who Take Advantage Of It

    Im super sensitive, people take advantage of that, i care to much to the point where i end up getting hurt, i put my trust in everyone that i meet in hpes that they will learn to cherish it, but for most they lose my trust then wonder why they can never gain it back. once its...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    My Journey

    I'm on a journey to rediscover myself. It feels like I have lost some of who I was and who I am the last few years. One thing that I do know about myself is that I do wear my heart on my sleeve. Most people probably consider that a weakness but I would like to believe that for me...
    brokenspirit85 brokenspirit85 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    I can't help but fall hard

    and fast, it makes me feel so vulnerable and silly cos I get so caught up in my emotions and I worry I'm going to scare the guy away. I've just started seeing a new guy and we are both really into each other, I wanted to take things really slow cos I've been in some...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    The Littlest Things

    not hearing from someone that is on here that im crushing on......it is almost like getting hurt for real......i feel stupid and i know that this person has no idea and i just saw someone  that i didnt expect......im stupid for even worrying  im just afraid things are...
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    Beautiful You....

    Not my best work as I am a little bit tipsy.   Beautiful You I’ll give you warning that your heart I plan to steal, Because my love for you is true, powerful, and real.   Some people use small candy hearts to say, What I want to tell you today.  ...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    I Like Being Honest

    I don't see any problem with this. I'm a confident person and I feel like part of that comes from never apologizing for how something makes me feel. My face is easy to read and I wouldn't have it any other way.
    recklesswithin recklesswithin 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    Why Is That So Bad?????

    I get tolled by many people(especially my mother)  THAT I HAVE TO STOP CARING AND GIVING SO MUCH TO HUMANS I  get hurt because I care and love to much???????? WHAT!!! Honestly, I dont quite understand why I am this way....I have been brought up to be a...
    dianaspy5 dianaspy5 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    No Longer In Doubt ( He Never Did Love Me)

    I called to say hi, and asked that you call me back, when you get a little free time from work. Hmm........... You,responded to me like I were a lifelong enemy. You did eventually call back, you said what you had to say and hung up. Dear LORD my heart cries out, are you...
    Spparkle Spparkle 26-30, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Not My Typical Style.

    Do you want me to wear my heart on a sleeve day in and day out?  Is that what you want?  Do you think if you cut me I will not bleed?  Believe me my heart bleeds and it has deep wounds, some that will continue to bleed freely with every beat.  Do you think my...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses May 30, 2010

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    Sometimes

    Sometimes more than others.  I've been known to go overboard in my emotional response **yes, I'm male**, but I've conditioned myself to measure the response.  It does not always work, and people sometimes wonder "Is he for real?"
    mortal mortal 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    Wanna Go Sleeveless

    Some people say I wear my heart on my sleeve. Well from now on I think I will go sleeveless. I get tired of people using my emotions against me so just pass me a tank-top.  I am ready to go sleeveless. 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 7, 2011

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    And I never want to change

    that about myself. Literally... A long time ago I got a tattoo of this very literal image and while I may not have known then that I'd be so passionate about it now, I love that my younger self made that decision. Being open and emotional is part of who I am and it makes me feel...
    darksaber9999 darksaber9999 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Never Fails

    i always love too quickly, care too much and always end up getting hurt. I try so hard to change this about myself , think less with my heart and more with my head, but my heart usually wins. ughhh will i ever learn my lesson?
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 18-21, F 15 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    At Least I Have A Heart!!

    I have been told my whole life that I wear my heart on my sleeve. I really do not see why it is such a bad thing. I think it just means that I am sensitive, That it doesn't take much to  hurt my feelings. I think  people that are so bothered by it so much are just buttholes and...
    mommatrish mommatrish 41-45, F Aug 7, 2011

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    I Wouldn't Want To Be Any Other Way

    Everyday, i wake up face the world with my heart on my sleeve, i always speak how i feel. It opens up new possibilities. I believe that if i can do just one, one good deed it can start a chain reaction. Ive been learning to love my self, i found it hard for the longest time, due...
    codydreamer codydreamer 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2012

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    And It's Awfully Messy Sometimes

    i have been ridiculed for being over-emotional, I have been told i am crazy and to take my xanax.  well, i've met some pretty flat, emotionless people in my life, and i have to say that given the choice of being emo and not emo, i'd pick emo every time.  with me, people...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2008

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    personofmanymoods personofmanymoods 18-21, F May 3

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    My Star.

    You're a shining star babe, don't ever let anyone tell you different.
    FromNowUntilForever FromNowUntilForever 18-21, F Feb 10, 2013

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    I want to believe that this is a virtue

    but life keeps teaching me otherwise.
    WanderingWarrior WanderingWarrior 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    The Uncrushable Heart

    You know how a really, truly, awfully, horribly bad break-up has a weird way of making you feel invincible?  Like no pain life could offer would even register after what you've been through?  That's the way I felt after my very first breakup, and as the years have...
    Honir Honir 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2008

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    I Cried Some More Today

    How could you? I ask myself. The tears that I cry blind me as I write this, I try to make sense of this all, but I can't! Caught up in my thinking, the truth is hard to find. Everyone says I'll get over you, but they don't knòw how much it hurts, especially at night. I think...
    Spparkle Spparkle 26-30, F Oct 24, 2013

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    Very much so! Everybody

    who knows me would agree! It is good to show full understanding and have total empathy but people can take advantage and play those emotions which is hurtful...! So now I'm being careful with where and who I show these emotions so that I don't get hurt! It is about showing...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F May 3

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    Sleeve

    I have always woren my heart on my sleeve. It is something have always done. A lot of people think it is annoying because they are like you are too and too caring. I can tell from talking with someone for a couple minutes that they are a good person and hopefully we can be good...
    superherojustin superherojustin 22-25, M 13 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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