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    I've had people ask me what's wrong when nothing was wrong at all. When this happens, it surprises me, and it makes me wonder if I just look really serious or sad all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddy View Post
    I think my default expression is pretty dispassionate. Those who don't spend a lot of time around me can mistake it for sadness. I get "what's wrong?" from a few people. Nothing's wrong, I'm actually thinking about clouds or sushi or something.
    This is me as well. I'm pretty much neutral all the time, just thinking about stuff, minding my own business. I just don't pay that much attention to my facial expressions when I'm in my thinking mode...hm...or any time really.

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    ppl sometimes think my infj friend is sad, i prefer to think of him as contemplative
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddy View Post
    I think my default expression is pretty dispassionate. Those who don't spend a lot of time around me can mistake it for sadness. I get "what's wrong?" from a few people. Nothing's wrong, I'm actually thinking about clouds or sushi or something.
    Haha, yes, ditto for me. I have that serious default expression so I've had "what's wrong" and "cheer up" from even perfect strangers many a time.

    It's fairly rare for people to actually think I'm depressed, though. There have been a few times in my life when I have started telling a friend that I was severely down and often they were quite shocked because apparently I had been hiding it fairly well, or at worst they thought I was a little bit low, not very low.

    Apparently I am giving off a pretty cheerful vibe these days, which is nice to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddy View Post
    I think my default expression is pretty dispassionate. Those who don't spend a lot of time around me can mistake it for sadness. I get "what's wrong?" from a few people. Nothing's wrong, I'm actually thinking about clouds or sushi or something.
    I wanted to add this as an edit, but the website wouldn't let me...have the edit rules changed? Anyway, here goes:

    EDIT: It's actually quite hilarious that you would mention sushi in your post. I got asked out by a guy recently when I was eating alone in a sushi bar (I don't eat out alone a lot, but occasionally.) I wasn't exactly sad that day but I had a lot on my mind and was certainly feeling pensive, serious, deep in thought etc. I noticed the guy looking at me across the room but thought nothing of it. Then a few minutes later he came over and said "you look like you're deep in thought...would you think about going out for a drink with someone some time?" I was actually rather flattered (he was very polite all round, too) but for various reasons said no (if certain life circumstances had been different I might actually have said yes.) I was just tickled by the fact that a man found my serious/spaced-out/deep in thought look intriguing or attractive, rather than weird, freaky or off-putting, which I might normally assume it to be
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    I am depressed 30% of the time. This question really doesn't work with me :/
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    My natural expression is very pensive and that can look troubled and sad.

    I am in a constant state of inner conflict- but actually I am overall very happy-
    I think I seem to feel everything more intensely- not that I actually do- just that it seems that way. When I am depressed you notice it- it is carved on my face and I cannot hide it- when I am happy the same is true. Perhaps that is a part of it- there is no holding back of emotions- everything is transparent.

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    This happens and then it feels awkward trying to explain it and then people think you're eccentric or anti-social or just plain rude. It's a no win situation!

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    Haha I had one friend go as far enough as to think I was going to kill myself... when I was like, umm I would never kill myself unless I was like bitten by a zombie, he felt like such a retard.

    My natural facial expression is quite emotionless that puts people off.
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    I've encountered this a lot you know, you shouldnt underestimate the capacity of anyone to project their states of mind on to others. Or perhaps they are hoping that others are going through the same things as them.

    I dont know but I do know that there's so much of the time I kind of wonder how others come to the conclusions they do and extent to which they dont simply say that someone is moody or gloomy or sad like they once did but go ahead and totally pathologise others without any kind of qualification or knowledge to permit them to do so. Its mad.

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