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I Wonder What People Really See

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    The Poetry of Perception

    You may find that person in life that is an exact replica to you, your alternate thumb print so to speak.  But the truth is, we are all individuals and as such our perceptions vary. I know what I see when I look at that plain wall, in the mirror, at 'him', etc.  But...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    Part of my insecurity is what do people really

    see when they look at me, I am sure that we are all like that, but it is also more. I wonder what people see in me, why have they made me captain, or chairman, why do they like me, why don't they like me? Do people see the real me or do they see what others have told them I am...
    pwis2648 pwis2648 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I often find people are watching me well at

    least I think they are lol I'm a tall bloke and I'm broad I get told that can be kind of scary what do people here think when they see me ?
    ENGLAND22 ENGLAND22 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 12

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    Am I Invisible?

    I feel like I notice everyone, but no one notices me. Who I am, what I've done, how I've helped, if I matter. I want to leave and travel far away, from the people who I usually pass by. Does anyone see past this facade? Am I succeeding with this mask on my face? Do they care...
    definedindisorder definedindisorder 16-17 1 Response Dec 11, 2011

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    The top pic is from a ur ago.

    I don't see any difference tbh do u?
    imamascaradeball imamascaradeball 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Do you see an opportunity

    or do you see a predicament? Do you see a chance for self-discovery or do you see the path for destruction? I honestly wonder what other people really see because there is no other mystery like the human mind.
    streetstylecrew streetstylecrew 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Ever since i was young i've tried looking the

    best playing the part after time i saw that people only thought of me as fake and a wanna be, after that people started pushing me away and rejecting me and people are nicer with me but i don't if really true cause i've heard what people say behind my back and some really...
    DarrenKasanga DarrenKasanga 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    You're Your Own Worst Critic!

    My sister (Quartet) asked why we are our own worst critics well here is your answer. When you look at someone you see something they don't, when they look at themselves they see something you don't. When they look at themselves they look deeper then what you do, they see light...
    SelenaLowell SelenaLowell 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    What do you see, when you look at me?

    Do you see me for who I am? Or do you see me through the tinted lenses of predetermined stereotypes? Do you see me as a unique individual, or do I seem like a cliche nobody? Who am I to you? Do I mean anything at all? Am I your friend? Or just a source of entertainment to you...
    JustAnotherConflictedSoul JustAnotherConflictedSoul 13-15, M 10 Responses Jun 19

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    I walk down the street

    and people stare and It shouldn't matter but I always wanna know why they stare so much
    francesca223 francesca223 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I had a pic of my face soon realized it was

    rare not many people have pix of there face so I felt out of place abnormal exposed maybe I shouldn't put a face on what I was sayin I don't discriminate what I look like or think I look bad or unattractive I saw a girl that had a pic of her stomach I decided to do the same so I...
    Redgirljanine Redgirljanine 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Scared Yet?

    What is it that catches your eye first? The closely-cropped top? The semi-hidden tattoos? Maybe it's the unfriendly look or maybe the thuggish physique. It amuses me when people avoid sitting next to me on the bus, it happens all the time. Would it change your perception of me...
    guiltybyassociation guiltybyassociation 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Hi my name is jamica I'm 14 i really want to be

    a singer and it's my passion and dream and I practice 24/7 everyday my boyfriend and family support me and say I'm really good I wonder do I have what it takes to reach my goal
    jamica123 jamica123 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    jeresey jeresey 56-60, F 2 Responses May 13

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    i wonder why everyone is just the buyer of looks

    why no one looks into ur soul..why there is no onw who can comletely understand u,if there is nothing like this existed in the world thn why we crave for it,why these desires are inside us?i m blessed with good looks but hey listen i m blessed with a soul inside too ,why no one...
    happyhuman1 happyhuman1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    inseng12 inseng12 22-25 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wish I could see myself the way other people

    saw me so then I wouldn't have so much self hatred. Maybe then I wouldn't compare myself to every pretty, skinny girl I see and put my myself down for not looking like that. I'm so tired of hating the way I look. Nobody understands how I feel when I talk about it. Sometimes they...
    BrightInspiriation BrightInspiriation 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    You See a Little Bit of This...a Little Bit of That

    My self perception...changes constantly...I'll feel really good about myself..and the person I am one minute...then the next, I think I'm the scum of the earth..the selfish b.i.t.c.h of the nation. I don't really want to know what people think of me...or what they see. I...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Will the Man With No Eyes See Darkness?

      In my younger years, which is not that long ago for me, I first wondered if people saw different colours…because if you see red as I see green how am I to know the difference, because we both call the different colours the same thing. Now days I think science has...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 14 Responses Jun 26, 2007

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    Curious

    I play sports, I have an awesome girlfriend, I'm in a fraternity, I'm nice to almost everyone and I care about people. That just sounds so cliched to me, it seems so superficial. In high school it was still pretty cliched, football, student council..dated the cheerleader. I feel...
    Flyingthecoop Flyingthecoop 18-21, M Mar 13, 2012

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    How Would I See Me

    If I could step outside myself, have a different face and shape and then meet me, how would I react to me? How would I see me as another person does? What things would I like or dislike about me, if I were to get to know me over a years time? Is this even possible to ponder, for...
    justbeit justbeit 51-55, M 6 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Watching People Watching People

    When you look at the people of the world walking by, do you wonder about the person they might be behind your initial impression of them? What makes them into the mask they try to be? I wonder who sees behind the facade? I wonder if I ever get it right? And when you catch me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    I feel awkward. I make awkward hand gestures

    when i talk but i just cant help it. I'm suddenly too conscious of my actions- how is the mouth shaped when one talks? My head shivers when people get too close-no im not on drugs!! D< Did they notice that? Are they embarrassed when talking to me? Should i even talk? I...
    LaceGrace LaceGrace 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 6

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    Oh the shores of you I see

    where he will go with poka dots in the field of her last breath.
    Okayurturn Okayurturn 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I Watch...just Watch.

    Most of the time I just wonder if they see what I see with my eyes... I wonder what it would be like to be in their shoes for a while and see this world with a new and different point of view...
    trappedinwonderland trappedinwonderland 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2011

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    I know that the only time we are truly

    ourselves is not when we look into the mirror or smile for photos, but I'm still curious as to who I am perceived as. Do people see me as I see myself, are their opinions higher or lower? I love to act, but I wonder if they still see me as me and not as the character I so...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    People Often Lack Introspection But...

    I have always kind of hoped I would meet a kindred spirit that views people as more than the mere sum of their parts. Someone who could delve into the very essence of my being. Someone that looks beyond the obvious and can discover the treasures that lie beneath the surface...
    ForgottenMuse ForgottenMuse 31-35, F 4 Responses May 3, 2012

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    I am a loner. But this one time,

    this dude sat at me with lunch every day with the intention of asking me out. He was really surprised to find out we had a lot in common, so eventually we became friends. But apparently, I come off as an average blonde stuck-up ***** (no offense to anyone) to everyone. No wonder...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Every morning I look at myself in the mirror

    and I think im ugly and that know one loves me
    nyla357 nyla357 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ever since I was young I wondered

    if a person's eye color made a difference in the way they see colors.
    Fireproof505 Fireproof505 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    Worlds Apart.

    Each of our visions are unique. As you read these words, you bring to them eyes that have seen so, so many things; you set these words amongst the many billions of phrases that swirl through your head; your past and your present are a lens that focus and then scatter these...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 7 Responses Jun 24, 2007

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    Just A Thought

    So I have a lot on my mind! So here goes.... I recently have struggled with many thoughts. The thought of love, passion, friendship, caring, kindness, and many more.. The thing that comes to mind first is do you have thoughts like mine or am I different. You know the ones like...
    inChange inChange 41-45, M 6 Responses Mar 5, 2013

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    damnyouchub damnyouchub 22-25 May 6

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    I can't stop my addiction to drugs

    and my family and girlfriend are completely clueless to it I feel like a different person I'm leading a double life and I can't seem to figure out which one is the real me I'm so good at hiding it and lying I'm manipulative and hate myself for it
    johnadam182 johnadam182 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    A psychologist walked around a room

    while teaching stress management to the audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the 'half empty or half full' question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: 'how heavy is this glass of water?' Answers ranged from 8 to 20 oz. she...
    anns07 anns07 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 17

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    What do people see when I walk.

    I know I am not that bright. It worries me. I don't want a repeat of what happened so many years ago
    saint0928 saint0928 18-21, M 1 Response May 13

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    lepore lepore 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    Catspause311 Catspause311 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    People seem to stare at me a lot.

    really makes me nervous and insecure. I wish I could read their thoughts or hear what they say about me to the people they are with
    Dereklynn Dereklynn 41-45, M Jun 12

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    I've always wondered what people see in me

    or what they think of when they look at me...If I knew what they see/think I could then show them if they're right/wrong whatever impression they made of me!Online i think people do really see who i am because they can't see me but they can read and hear me! Whereas in person...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I do wonder what people see in me.

    For what they often see is a mask/ a wall that hides me. All people wear masks though. We all have layers that peal off. My greatest fear and my greatest quest is to find friends and lovers who I can show my true self too. No masks just me. I want to be bare to them and I want...
    Shadow0501 Shadow0501 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    When I look in the mirror I see some sort of

    beauty, when I step outside my door I see nasty glances and I hear harsh words from family to strangers and it make my confidence go so low I just want to lock my door and hide.
    Fatimatam Fatimatam 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know that I am beautiful,

    it's just that I wonder what other people see☺️ the thought that we are all created to be loved and give love back, it makes me wonder wether people see me as a living person or just someone who takes and never gives😳or if they view me as a role model who is great with...
    Vickypearl Vickypearl 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Blue

    If someone really knew me they would say this too me I look at you And I can see it in your face You think you hide it But I see you I see the hurt The dark circle beneath your eyes And the quiet plea Dancing on your bottom lip Too afraid to be voiced Too afraid to be...
    bubblynng08 bubblynng08 22-25, F 5 Responses May 29, 2013

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    All the time i just hear people calling me

    talented and gorgeous and competent and special, but i don't know if it is because they actually think i am, or they feel sorry for me. Sometimes i think they are just plain lying. I don't trust anyone giving me either compliments or insults because i am always thinking that...
    ChlaraX ChlaraX 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    The Woman I Am

    I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I'm the one everybody comes to when they need comforting and encouragement. I'm your shoulder to cry on and you’re helping hand. Sometimes I feel like I'm the cook and maid. I'm the girl behind the counter I'll help you with...
    AlyAnonymous AlyAnonymous 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    Do they see me? Or do they see my scars?

    Do they see my memories aging me? Do they see the youth in my eyes? Do they see the love on my wrists? Or do they see the desire on my lips? Do they really see me at all? I wonder what people really see.
    MickeyRager MickeyRager 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    Related Experiences

    I often wonder what people say about me .. I try my best to ignore it all.. & when sum1 infos me about it I play the part as if i could give a crapp what any1 says my nephews dumb...
    missyluvsmissy4me missyluvsmissy4me 41-45, F Jul 13

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    It is a wonder of mine...more than anything for curiosity.Sometimes I wonder if I am giving the right message or maybe I am showing stuff people interpretates totally wrong.For...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I wonder what my first impression on people . If you were to actually meet me in person what would you think of me?? what would you do?? would you try and change me or would you...
    Jamaicankeke Jamaicankeke 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Sometimes I wonder if I died today who would be the most broken up about my death. Who wouldn't care? What would be said at my funeral? What things would people say about me now...
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I always second guess myself when I'm talking to someone I don't know that well . I wonder if they actually like me or if it's fake and I'm actually annoying them.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    People say I'm nice and funny, but somehow I don't think it's true considering I'm really rude and mean sometimes.
    ash5437 ash5437 16-17, F