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I Wonder What People Really See

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    1 year ago: I look at her.

    She stares right back at me. Who are you? I want to ask, but I already know the answer. Her skinny legs look like twigs as she struts towards me. Her arms are so tiny. Her ribs are almost popping out of her stomach. I look up into her eyes. They once sparkled but now were a dull...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 29

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    shymic shymic 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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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 5 Responses Jul 25

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    Judging by my appearance

    and my appearance only, what kind of person do you think I am? For example, likes, hobbies, music taste, favorite color, religion, etc. I'm just wondering what people assume from my appearance.
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am 41 well for 4 more days

    but I think I will tell people I'm 50. This way I look good for my age!
    cjjb55 cjjb55 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 29

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    When I look in the mirror,

    I see a young African American girl, with glasses and fancy hair. That always like to dress up and look nice, because she refuses to show the world anything less then her best. She's quite witty and intelligent, well read in many subjects, multi-talented, and has a nice voice...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    enriqu enriqu 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Sometime I wonder why some people very childish

    in relationship. I think you need to have this kind of understanding, maturity and honesty. This is how to keep the relationship last longer. I know there's more but why do you want to be a person that trying to dominate the entire relationship? I think isn't that hypocrite or...
    anasitianisah anasitianisah 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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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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    I decided this year to start wearing skirts to

    school and with my other clothes all the time. It has become a very popular style in some big cities. They are very comfortable and manly. But I've already gotten teased. I want to know what other people think.
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 27

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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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    I appear like a happy go lucky wild

    and care free smiley girl but open me up and you will see a messed up damaged girl it's sad really I wanna be what everyone sees but I can't seem to be her
    foreverbellaalone foreverbellaalone 22-25, F 10 Responses Aug 23

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    I wonder what people really see

    when they look at me. Do they see a depressed person just walking by. Do they see a monster in a hoodie, avoiding eye contact at any cost. Do they see my eyes full of pain or do they see my clothes that have been kind of worn to shreds. If they look at my hair, do they think i...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have meet a Disable children Bus Attendant.

    Speak no or a very little English. From Rural Village of Bangladesh. NO school. Married 2 children. Has a OCD and Bi POLAR husband. Taken care of Households during the day. That is what people see. Behind her MUSK.. She is a Mafia Qu!nn1. A MOB Mistress. And Supplies HO for her...
    BlueMah BlueMah 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    My aunt described who I am to her

    and she got it right on surprisingly. She's asking me to move in with her again. She's been asking me since 10th grade and my uncle was practically begging me last year to change to his sons school. My uncle is in the ICU and might pass but my aunt still wants me to move in. She...
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F Sep 5

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    i wonder what people see in me,

    wat i look like to my self is a girl who is not pretty, has thick horrable tangled hair, and fat but people look at me and say im pretty im not sure if there lying or telling the truth
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Sometimes I wonder what people perceive me as,

    I know it shouldn't really matter but I like to feel approachable but confident as an individual, struggled for a long time with allowing others to invade my space and cross boundaries, I wonder if it shows. My partner always says I wear my emotions on my face
    chamlav chamlav 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I believe that when you look in the mirror the

    person you isnt really you its a hallusination of someone else. Like really. even when you take a pic or even when someone else does. yeah thats weird but idgaf
    isoafklas isoafklas 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I live my life through other people's eyes,

    but I never see what they see. I sit in fear of what they see in me, because I constantly observe myself from their perspective, and it's only a matter of time before they see it, too, with a more selective point of view than mine could ever hope to be. Broken jaw clamped, I...
    medialahem medialahem 18-21 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I always wonder if people see colours the same

    way i do? Like if what i see as green, is what purple looks like to them? If you get me?
    James5946 James5946 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 23

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    Man I feel like everybody against me like I'm

    slow or dumb but I don't say nothing just look and ppl think I'm dumb for that everybody I hang with but I know I got to speak up or be lonely
    darksoul052 darksoul052 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 31

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    it would help with being able to tell

    if its really worth knowing someone and its just interesting in general.
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I also wonder what people think

    when they see me. What do you think?
    ollie27 ollie27 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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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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    I have bdd n my bdd is always telling me to thnk

    that my right side is weird n my ears are diffrent sizes n my ear is even more swollen loads than it actually is
    lukekentykent lukekentykent 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    stevymurray stevymurray 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 31

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    When friends and family tell you

    that your beautiful you just might believe them. When no one has shown any interest in you or took the time to get to know you or ever told you that they might have a crush on you. You would begin to question those who tell you your beautiful. They must not be right. The ones...
    zoee01 zoee01 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days 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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    LostInLife19 LostInLife19 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I always wonder if what I physically see in the

    mirror is the same as what others see when they see me & I always seem to ask whomever I'm hanging out with at the time to point out people with the same body image as myself... Does anybody else do this? Is there a way of conquering this? Its quite a struggle, a really...
    lostbmo lostbmo 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I wonder what people actually see in me.

    I don't know why so much people like me, I'm just funny and nice, is that really all you need to be for a good friend?? Ugh I don't know xxx
    Smexyshannonxo Smexyshannonxo 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just don't get why people turn to me

    and tell me they love me. I don't understand that four lettered word. Love. Does it really mean a thing anymore? Sure I think I've felt that feeling from time to time, but when a person is so empty that even in their mind they draw a blank...is it possible for them to still love...
    stuckinthislife97 stuckinthislife97 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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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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    " I see it as passionate

    and dominant.. a controlling man who found a love who would love him no matter what and no matter how difficult it was to know him....a love that is intense to the point of obsession." This is from a friend of mine. There are a few scary words here. Dominant and Controlling...
    NonchalantEros NonchalantEros 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Just wonder if people could see me

    as a decent person even if i've done some bad stuff in my past. I've changed, so i'm just qurious if people let you have a second chance at changing the first impressions you've made.
    Chess92 Chess92 18-21, M 6 Responses Sep 2

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    I'm really curious. People irl might think I'm

    a snob who's only interested in books and homework, while people on the internet might see me as a rude and stupid teenage girl. I have no idea, though I must confess I laugh a little in my self whenever somebody gets my personality mixed with a "normal" teenage girl, and cries...
    ParkerFewer ParkerFewer 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    Iam50 Iam50 46-50, F 15 Responses Jul 22

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    They see a very attractive young man.

    One that is a true gentleman, very thoughtful and kind
    Sancho52 Sancho52 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    I have no idea if I can get any support here.

    I suffer with body dysmorphic disorder. This has affected my life for over ten years. Right now I'm suffering badly and have barely left the house in 6 weeks because I feel so disgusting. I don't come across many people that truly understand and have suffered a lot of rejection...
    bec78 bec78 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    this really is a really big thing to wonder,

    and of course if we could see what people saw of us then it would be a terrible depressing thing. but I wonder it so much...
    brookel16 brookel16 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 7 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    I'm a very different person no one know me I

    hide in the shadows In school am a active person and social but I never let anyone into my life I never let them see who the real me is I'm a very emotional person that saw his parents divorce at the age 7 I never knew what it felt to have a family I never had someone who to...
    mattlopeza mattlopeza 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    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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    I wonder what people really see

    when they look at me. Do they see my beautiful smile that holds all my insecurities. Maybe they see my fear held deep with in my eyes. Can they see I sometimes have pain and even the happiest cry's. I have such a bubble personality but that just covers up the truth, I'm so...
    SusieBlu SusieBlu 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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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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    lovenlive5 lovenlive5 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    itsmenhiceee itsmenhiceee 18-21, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    Haven't you ever thought it would be very

    enlightening to see the world through another's eyes?
    Kano413 Kano413 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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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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