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What is one thing about you that might surprise people who know you?

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  1. missy
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    by missy » Mar 12, 2019
    We all (or most of us I would guess) have something that others might not realize about us.
    Please share if you dare...

    :kiss:


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  2. ringo865
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    by ringo865 » Mar 12, 2019
    People I know (some pretty well) think it’s surprising when they discover that I was adopted.
     
  3. StephanieLynn
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    by StephanieLynn » Mar 12, 2019
    That I keep a journal, nobody (except anyone who reads this now of course) not even DH knows about it. Not that it's an intentional secret, rather it's just never come up.
     
  4. JPie
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    I’m afraid of the dark. I think I got it from my mother. I can’t stand it when it’s pitch black, though the usual urban light pollution is bright enough if I’m going to bed.
     
  5. Laila619
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    That I speak Spanish
     
  6. AV_
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    by AV_ » Mar 12, 2019
    My life reads like a prank - I assume no one knows what to make of it...
     
  7. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Mar 12, 2019
    That I'm a very nice guy. :praise:
     
  8. mrs jam
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    by mrs jam » Mar 12, 2019
    That I am biracial.
     
  9. missy
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    by missy » Mar 12, 2019
    Aww no. Your life reads as a rewarding worthwhile one IMO and you are a wonderful person to boot.
     
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    by the_mother_thing » Mar 12, 2019
    That I absolutely love the tv show ‘Chrisley Knows Best’. :lol:
     
  11. violet3
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    by violet3 » Mar 12, 2019
    I have crippling anxiety, but people tend to read me as an extreme extrovert, because I am a teacher and very friendly. I think most people are shocked to find out that I am an emotional basket case at times and somewhat insecure in general.

    I do feel like I'm getting better with age and therapy (I hope!), but nowhere near where I'd like to end up eventually. Progress, not perfection!
     
  12. Weeivy73
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    by Weeivy73 » Mar 12, 2019
    I am quite the same, although wrapped up with complex-PTSD from a long term highly abusive first marriage. I have had alot of therapy to heal from this and the weird thing is I work in jewellery retail and no one in a million years would think I suffer from this at times. I'm introverted by nature, but my passion for jewellery overrides this!
     
  13. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Mar 12, 2019
    That’s I’m a bling addict lol. I am very pragmatic and Tom boyish in almost everything. I don’t carry a purse, I wear sneakers to work, and own many of the same dress in different colors cause I hate shopping for clothes. People are shocked when I disclose my jewelry knowledge.
     
  14. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Mar 12, 2019
    That I had cosmetic surgery in 1985.
     
  15. violet3
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    Hugs to you and thank you for sharing! I wish I worked in jewelry :love:
     
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  16. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Mar 12, 2019
    That I haven’t left my house alone for over 6 years. I believe I will faint if I do. I don’t even try. If I’m in a supermarket/shop/anywhere with my husband or daughter and they are out of sight I freak out. The dizziness begins immediately. I’m about to start a course of cognitive behaviour therapy.
     
  17. ZestfullyBling
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    by ZestfullyBling » Mar 12, 2019
    My age. People always assume I'm late 20's early 30's...then I tell them my sons age and they nearly flip there lid.:))
     
  18. Cozystitches
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    by Cozystitches » Mar 12, 2019
    I'm so with you! I remember walking with my friend through the building. I had to hold onto her while we walked through. I don't like the dark either. I have a REALLY hard time going to sleep when hubby isn't home.

    One more thing: I LOATHE scary movies. My family knows, and hubs makes fun of me....ugh...hate scary movies....liked them better when we had a real couch, then I could hide with dh...
     
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  19. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » Mar 12, 2019
    HI:

    That I have a huge appetite.

    cheers--Sharon
     
  20. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Mar 12, 2019
    I am afraid of heights. I think being stuck at the top of a Ferris wheel started it about 20 years ago.
    Towers, high cliffs, rickety railings, etc. make me very anxious.
     
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Mar 12, 2019
    I have one green eye and one blue. .. it's subtle and people don't often notice, until they DO.
     
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  22. Sandeek
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    by Sandeek » Mar 12, 2019
    Hmm..I think even though I am super friendly and get well along with everyone, I do not do well in large social situations. I just can’t seem to acclimate to that kind of surrounding. I don’t do public speaking either yet I teach (albeit tweens)! So I guess I hate attention because we also eloped! :silenced:

    Fun topic! I’ve enjoyed everyone’s responses.
     
  23. Laila619
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    by Laila619 » Mar 12, 2019
    Thought of another one: I am a huge "fraghead" as they say on the perfume forum of which I'm a member. I have a ton of perfumes and know all the various celeb/designer/niche offerings. I love to read and discuss all the notes that make up a scent. Probably own more bottles of perfume and samples than I could ever use up in my lifetime. :lol-2: I don't care much about make-up or purses or shoes. Give me ALL the perfumes!
     
  24. LaylaR
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    by LaylaR » Mar 12, 2019
    When I refer to myself as an introvert people who know me, but are not particularly closest to me, they are always surprised. They always say, "I would have thought you were an extrovert."

    But I'm not. I was just raised by extroverts that thought being an extrovert was 'normal' so I constantly pushed out of my comfort zone and I learned how to fake it well. It's a skill now that I use in social situations like a shield but it's not natural to me.
     
  25. lyra
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    by lyra » Mar 12, 2019
    People who know me would know everything. I am quite open and to the point. I think they might not know that my insomnia has been literally a lifelong issue for me, and that my light is always the last one to go out in any neighbourhood we've ever lived in. I have to take certain meds, or I go round the clock without sleeping, and I actually forget to take them several times every month and then I wonder why I'm not able to sleep!:eek2: My first memories of being the only one awake begin at around 4 years old.
     
  26. ccuheartnurse
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    by ccuheartnurse » Mar 12, 2019
    I have huge anxiety / fear of parking in underground parking garages. Not a great thing to have when having to park downtown where most of the lots are all underground. I stick to 1 or 2 that I'm familiar with.
     
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  27. Bron357
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    by Bron357 » Mar 12, 2019
    That I have been clinically dead for 5 minutes and have brain damage from an unfortunate drug interaction in my teens. I had an overactive thyroid misdiagnosed as Bulima and I was seeing a shrink who was using experimental treatment on me (and others) unbeknownst of course to my parents. My shrink was responsible for the deaths of 24 people and many others permanently damaged. He committed suicide rather than go to jail.
    I did not participate in the Royal Commission or seek any legal redress as it would have been further damaging to my then, extremely fragile mental health. It completely changed my life but I am one of the lucky ones.
     
  28. JPie
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    by JPie » Mar 12, 2019
    I’m so glad it’s not just my mother and me! I also have a terrible time trying to sleep when my husband’s away.

    I actually enjoy scary movies but just not immediately before bed.

    I know the feeling! I’m forced to be more extroverted by my job and I can fake it well enough from time to time, but some days it takes a lot of effort.
     
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    by GliderPoss » Mar 12, 2019
    HOLY CRAP! That is so utterly awful, I'm sorry you had to deal with such a psycho. :angryfire:
     
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    by GliderPoss » Mar 12, 2019
    Ummm a lot of people don't know I grew up poor as a church mouse, on a farm, as a total tomboy.

    I guess I'm quite girly now (love makeup, perfume & jewellery!) and have lived in cities most of my adult life but I can still hold a conversation about wool prices, ride a horse and whinge about lack of rain with the best of them... :lol:
     

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