125+ Feeling Misunderstood quotes

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Do you sometimes feel different from others?

Do you often feel misunderstood?

If so, find out there’s actually nothing wrong with you.

In fact, you may even have special qualities.

If you have these 12 features, you are likely to fit the profile of the rarest personality in the world.

There is a system that classifies all personality traits identified in humans.

It’s called Myers and Briggs system, and it’s based on Carl Jung’s theories of psychoanalysis.

The system is divided into 4 different categories; extroversion / introversion, intuition / sensory perception, thinking / emotion, perception / judgment.

According to the MBTI, an INFJ personality contains all four categories. Read on to find out if you are among the INFJ typology.

Concerned about the future

People with the INFJ personality type do not waste their time and energy on unimportant things.

They always look for the big picture and focus on the really important things. 


They work tirelessly to achieve their goals, convinced that nothing is easy in life.

They are passionate about what they do and are completely dedicated to their work.

They listen to their intuition 

These people are extremely intuitive and can feel the danger.

Once they detect the sources of danger, they always act as their intuition dictates, whether they are right or not.

Truth seekers

Fascinated by the secrets of the universe and life, those with the INFJ personality type can spend nights in a row just watching and admiring the stars in the sky.

They love deep conversations and mystery. 

They choose their friends carefully

They feel uncomfortable inlarge groups of people.

An INFJ  prefers to stay at home, in peace, with a few close friends or alone. 

Sensitive and empathetic

INFJ people are very caring and generous, being ready at any time to help those in need.

What makes them so empathetic is that they have the ability to put themselves in the place of others in order to understand in depth the states they are going through.

They are loners

They often walk unaccompanied through parks, cafes and museums.

They deliberately isolate themselves from the world in order to clear their mind. 

They have an “all-or-nothing” mentality

They build their whole existence on the idea of quality and are convinced that if you are not able to dedicate yourself completely and become the best, it is better not to try at all.

They love to write

INFJs  prefer to write rather than speak.

Writing helps them to master and order their thoughts and ideas in a creative way.

They inspire others 

They are very creative, ingenious and intellectual.

They love to debate ideas, they are very convincing and direct, and they love the company of smart people.

They easily understand abstract concepts and always use logic in developing solutions.

Does this description sound familiar to you?

If you are not sure, you can always take the MBTI or read more about the personality traits on our blog! 

The following quotes about feeling misunderstood will inspire you and teach you that being different is not always as bad as you think. 

5 Feeling Misunderstood Quotes

  1. “People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
  1. “I’m a misunderstood genius.”

“What’s misunderstood?”

“Nobody thinks I’m a genius.” ― Bill Watterson

  1. “When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person.” ― Criss Jami
  1. “True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been saying and to do things that have not been done.” ― Criss Jami
  1. “When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.” ― Criss Jami

15 Feeling Misunderstood Quotes

  1. “Believe me, I know what it’s like to feel all alone…the worst kind of loneliness in the world is the isolation that comes from being misunderstood, It can make people lose their grasp on reality.” ― Dan Brown
  2. “Creative people are often found either disagreeable or intimidating by mediocrities.”― Criss Jami
  3. “Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.”― Criss Jami
  1. “The point was to learn what it was we feared more: being misunderstood or being betrayed.”― Adam Levin
  1. “When the person you love can’t see your love for them beneath the painful things you say when they reject you, remember this: Love is blind.”― Shannon L. Alder
  2. “Her complexity is a glorious fire that consumes, while her simplicity goes unapproachable. But if one takes time to understand her, there is something beautiful to find, something simple to be loved. But she goes unloved, for being misunderstood.” ― Anthony Liccione
  3. “The humble sinner will sometimes be interpreted as one of the filthiest in the eyes of man yet immersed in the eyes of God, and this is due to the volition of honesty regarding his own corruption.”― Criss Jami, Killosophy
  4. “When most of the greatest individuals in history were misunderstood and you’ve spent so much of your own adult life misunderstood, you can’t help but believe that the majority of people know very little worth knowing.”― Criss Jami
  5. “Until you have stood in another woman’s stilettos, you will never begin to know the year of pain she felt breaking them in.”― Shannon L. Alder
  6. “I’m often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush.” ― Criss Jami
  7. “Oftentimes, in reality, the genius is in the position of the antihero. Neither the good guys nor the bad guys really trust him because his truth is universal.” ― Criss Jami
  8. “Even if there are instances in which it can be mistaken by onlookers, never fool yourself into using misunderstood genius as an excuse to be a fool.”― Criss Jami
  9. “Easily mistaken, it is not about love for adversity, it is about knowing strength and faith so great that adversity, in all its adverse manifestations, hardly even exists.”― Criss Jami,
  10. “The theistic philosopher has a tendency to devalue insufficient worldviews, ideologies, and quite often common sense for the greater good, and in such cases, one should not be discouraged when seen as a bad guy. If he stresses over man’s perception of a righteous heart, then he has given his heart to a man.” ― Criss Jami
  11. “The first reaction is surely the most natural one, but not always the most correct one; thereupon, the invention of apologies.” ― Criss Jami

20 Feeling Misunderstood Quotes

  1. “After all, there was something rather pleasant in knowing that you were misunderstood. It made you feel different from everyone else.” ― Henry Handel Richardson
  2. “I prefer to be on the side of losers, the misunderstood or lonely people rather than writing about the strong and powerful.” ― Núria Añó
  3. “I’m just a soul whose intentions are good,’“ he sang to the crabs and the spiders and the palmetto beetles and the lizards and the night. ‘“Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.” ― Neil Gaiman
  4. “To the short-sighted, through the fog, God must be a monster.” ― Criss Jami
  5. “What’s simple is that everything good comes from God, and everything bad comes from man. Where it gets complicated is that everything seems good but ultimately bad comes from man, and everything seems bad but ultimately good comes from God.” ― Criss Jami
  6. “We would not say very much in company if we realized how often we misunderstand what others say.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  7. “I’ve learned my lesson. I know nothing.” ― Ljupka Cvetanova
  8. “Pirates are humans. Just misunderstood humans.” ― Kyleigh Williamson
  9. “Live your life with the will, to understand life.” ― Jonathan Anthony Burkett
  10. “She was a poetry book with the wrong dust jacket, shelved in the Reference section.” ― Joyce Rachelle
  11. “They could be wrong about me or they could be right, there’s only one way to find out.”― Tilicia Haridat
  12. “You’re not to blame, it’s them for not understanding” ― Maite
  13. “But now more often the old stale hopeless weariness overcame him: the black sickness which almost no one else, certainly not his nearest dearest friends, could understand at all. The idea of giving up the world, which had given him for a time so much life-energy, appeared now as a sort of fake suicide, a ghastly play-image of his death. This fatal falseness-of-heart was what perhaps Father Damien, on further acquaintance, had now seen in him.” ― Iris Murdoch
  14. “As beguiling as the church of Legend was, Tella, imagined it had Legend all wrong. Caraval might have been extreme in all of its splendour, but she didn’t think he was.” ― Stephanie Garber
  15. “If I’m asking what kind of ‘return’ I should be expecting on the sacrifices I’m making, I have in that question revealed the need to ‘return’ that question to wherever I found it and have the word ‘return’ edited out of it.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
  16. “Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly.” ― Alfred Russel Wallace
  17. “I’m so tired of it all. I’m tired of not fitting in; of being left out; of being hated. I’m tired of having everything I am ripped up and strewn around the room the way a puppy wrecks an abandoned toilet roll. I’m tired of never doing anything right; of constantly being humiliated; of feeling like I’m just not good enough, no matter what I do. I’m tired of feeling like this. And most of all, I’m tired of being a polar bear, wandering around the rainforest on my own.” ― Holly Smale
  1. “Anyone who wants to be understood will never know the delight of being

understood because this happens only to the complex and misunderstood; simple souls, the ones whom other people can understand, never feel a desire to be understood.”

Fernando Pessoa

  1. “They keep texting you wyd and wya — instead of how you feeling — what’s on your mind — and you wonder why you feel misunderstood” ― Jill Telford
  1. “Shyness can be interpreted as a kind of aggression.” ― Richard Ayoade


25 Feeling Misunderstood Quotes

  1.  “They have the unique ability to listen to one story and understand another.” — Unknown
  2. “No matter how carefully you choose your words, they’ll always end up being twisted by others.” — Unknown
  3. “Five minutes of communication can save a year’s worth of turmoil and misunderstanding.” — Joyce Meyer
  4. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw
  5. “Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, ‘What else could this mean?’” — Shannon L. Alder
  6. “Language is the source of misunderstandings.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  7. “There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.” — William James
  8. “Because we can’t communicate, there’s a lot of misunderstanding.” — Chen Shui Bian
  9. “Some misunderstandings are hard to cure.” — Barton Gellman
  10. “A lot of people misunderstand me. That’s because they don’t know me at all.” — Michael Jackson
  11. “We’re all born with selfish desires, so we can all relate to those feelings in others. But kindness is something made individually by each person… so it’s easy to misunderstand when others are trying to be kind to you.” — Natsuki Takaya
  12. “The text has disappeared under the interpretation.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. “Looking but not seeing is the hearing but not understanding of the eye.” — Mokokoma Mokhonoana
  14. “No adolescent ever wants to be understood, which is why they complain about being misunderstood all the time.” — Stephen Fry
  15. “Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.” — Chinese Proverbs
  16. “I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.” — Unknown
  17. “It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood.” — Kerl Popper
  18. “Being misunderstood doesn’t mean you’re the issue… sometimes it’s the people that misunderstand you with all the issues.” — Unknown
  19. “People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.” — Soren Kierkegaard
  20. “We feel understood by people who like us; misunderstood by people who don’t — and those feelings are probably realistic.” — Hugh Prather
  21. “Nowadays, saying what you really think can be a serious error since one risks being misunderstood.” — Oscar Wilde
  22.  “So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!” — Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
  23. “You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate.” — Edie Sedgwick
  24. “The ocean gets its saltiness from the tears of misunderstood sharks.” — Unknown
  25. “An order that can be misunderstood will be misunderstood.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

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30 Feeling Misunderstood Quotes

  1. “If all I cared about was me, I could make a million. And that’s what they will never understand.” ― Edie Sedgwick
  2. “Everything that happened to me has been a paradox for life. The very things that I should have done would have been the trap… I believed in something else. You have to work like mad to make people understand… Even if I don’t make it, you know, I really insist on believing, and then I fall off the edge because there’s nobody else to follow it.” ― Edie Sedgwick
  3. “Misunderstood! It is a right fool’s word. Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. “Take lightly what you hear about individuals. We need not distort trust for our paltry little political agendas. We tend to trust soulless, carried information more than we trust soulful human beings; but really most people aren’t so bad once you sit down and have an honest, one-on-one conversation with them, once, with an open heart, you listen to their explanations as to why they act the way they act, or say what they say, or do what they do.” ― Criss Jami
  5. “Communication is the one class no one graduates from. Even the wisest man’s words will be misinterpreted by a fool.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  6. “What a fool she was ever to have imagined that there might be some place in the world where she could sink to the earth with the knowledge that there were people round her who understood, who perhaps even admired and loved her! She was fated to carry loneliness about with her as a leper carries his scabs. ‘No one can do anything for me: no one can do anything against me.” ― François Mauriac
  7. “Those without an idea of who you are make you become what they think.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson
  8. “I’m a lion in a strange land.” ― Criss Jami
  9. “It is so easy at times for a lonely individual to begin fantasizing about what the people outside are saying about him and, in result, irrationally and fearfully, and sometimes angrily, fancy himself a villain.” ― Criss Jami
  10. “The best people are always the worst. They drive everyone mad by being so good at second-guessing everything bad.” ― Criss Jami
  11. “Forgiveness is a clean lotion that heals the wounds of misunderstandings! To iron out the differences; get the painful sores dressed up; Forgive and Forget!” ― Israelmore Ayivor
  12. “As for those who spite you, and seemingly just because, it’s only evident that they’re learning from you. Maybe you taste bad – kind of like medicine, kind of like truth – and to them, you’re thought unsafe. There is flattery in being chewed out and spit up. Humans have always had a hard time digesting foreign things.” ― Criss Jami
  13. “You know it never ceases to amaze me how people twist your words.I used to et it bother me that I was so misunderstood, but now I realise, I can tell a lot about people by what they CHOOSE to see in me” ― Karen McNair Gibbs
  14. “An anomaly has his own ambitions. You can try reasoning with him, but that’s like using money to bribe a beast.” ― Criss Jami 
  15.  “In considering what Tess was not, he overlooked that she was, and forgot that the defective can more than the entire.” ― Thomas Hardy
  16. “Kindness is a language more often misunderstood than taken at face value.” ― Joyce Rachelle
  17. “Just because something isn’t good doesn’t mean it’s bad.” ― Rebecca McNutt
  18. “I felt my eyes widen slightly, feeling like the kid of the group who didn’t understand anything and was a pain to have around.” ― Maya Bode
  19.  “Some people are good & smart at work. When something go wrong, the same people don’t have an explanation. That doesn’t mean they can’t handle situations… It’s simply because they don’t have words to express it. The situation shouldn’t be presumed & take that person for wrong. They work situationally; they are people’s people.” ― Stephen Manoharan
  20. “I realised early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job.” ― Sara Sheridan
  21. “Fame is an island, and right before the castaway, the getaway of being known without being known.” ― Criss Jami
  22. “To those who do not see, we are the enigma of society” ― Dara Reidyr
  23. “People make interesting assumptions about the profession. The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two.” ― Sara Sheridan
  24. “I think that most artists scorned would prefer to be known as the one with the genius brain risking no career over the one with the good brain and great career.” ― Criss Jami
  25. “They could be wrong about me or they could be right, there’s only one way to find out.”― Tilicia Haridat
  26. “You’re not to blame, it’s them for not understanding” ― Maite
  27. “But now more often the old stale hopeless weariness overcame him: the black sickness which almost no one else, certainly not his nearest dearest friends, could understand at all. The idea of giving up the world, which had given him for a time so much life-energy, appeared now as a sort of fake suicide, a ghastly play-image of his death. This fatal falseness-of-heart was what perhaps Father Damien, on further acquaintance, had now seen in him.” ― Iris Murdoch
  28. “As beguiling as the church of Legend was, Tella, imagined it had Legend all wrong. Caraval might have been extreme in all of its splendour, but she didn’t think he was.” ― Stephanie Garber
  29. “If I’m asking what kind of ‘return’ I should be expecting on the sacrifices I’m making, I have in that question revealed the need to ‘return’ that question to wherever I found it and have the word ‘return’ edited out of it.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
  30. “Truth is born into this world only with pangs and tribulations, and every fresh truth is received unwillingly.” ― Alfred Russel Wallace

50 Feeling Misunderstood Quotes

1. “Miscommunication leads to misunderstanding, which rarely leads to anything good.” — Charles F. Glassman

2. “Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.” — Dream Hampton

3. “If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks, then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.” — Zora Neale Hurston

4. “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” — Albert Schweitzer

5. “Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

6. “Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.” — Lionel Trilling

7. “In human intercourse, the tragedy begins, not when there is a misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.” — Henry David Thoreau

8. “We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.” — Rudyard Kipling

9. “The overall purpose of human communication is – or should be – reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another.” — M. Scott Peck

10. “Love is a misunderstanding between two fools.” — Oscar Wilde

11. “In the whole round of human affairs little is so fatal to peace as a misunderstanding.” — Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

12. “We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.” — Kevin Kelly

13. “It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.” — Charles Baudelaire

14. “A mistake is to commit a misunderstanding.” — Bob Dylan

15. “The world only goes round by misunderstanding.” — Charles Baudelaire

16. “The misunderstanding of passion and reason, as if the latter were an independent entity and not rather a system of relations between various passions and desires; and as if every passion did not possess its quantum of reason.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

17. “Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?” — Phillip Roth

18. “The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.” — Simone de Beauvoir

19. “I think there was a misunderstanding about what yesterday’s meeting was all about, and we had one idea of what we were coming for and they had another. And we got off on a bad foot, but we’re gonna continue to meet tomorrow and move forward.” — Jeff Friedman

20. “How often, you wonder, has the direction of your life been shaped by such misunderstandings? How many opportunities have you been denied–or, for that matter, awarded–because someone failed to see you properly? How many friends have you lost, how many have you gained, because they glimpsed some element of your personality that shone through for only an instant, and in circumstances, you could never reproduce? An illusion of water shimmering at the far bend of a highway.” — Kevin Brockmeier

21. “It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is, of course, an enjoyment.” — Samuel Alexander

22. “Friendship must never be buried under the weight of misunderstanding.” — Unknown

23. “But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War.” — Jim Bunning

24. “I know that when people pull apart, they usually employ misunderstanding as a weapon, deliberately getting hold of the stick’s wrong end, impaling themselves on its point in order to prove the perfidy of the other.” — Salman Rushdie

25. “Don’t make friends before understanding and don’t break friendship after misunderstanding.” — Unknown

26. “Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.” — Diane Arbus

27. “A beautiful relationship does not depend on how well we understand someone. But it depends on how well we avoid the misunderstanding.” — Unknown

28. “Never apologize to others for their misunderstanding of who you are.” — Unknown

29. “There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.” — Louis Kronenberger

30. “It’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other.” — L. M. Montgomery

31. “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” — John Lennon

32. “The right understanding of any matter and a misunderstanding of the same matter do not wholly exclude each other.” — Franz Kafka

33. “It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.” — Anatole France

34. “I do believe that simple things really matter because even a simple misunderstanding can ruin everything.” — Unknown

35. “Our problems, all come from nothing; they are all based on a misunderstanding that does not even exist.” — Sogyal Rinpoche

36. “Clear up any misunderstanding before it gets to that point.” — Joel Miller

37. “Much of aging comes from a misunderstanding of the effect of comfort.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

38. “If you don’t clear your misunderstanding in time they become the reason for distance forever.” — Unknown

39. “When nails grow long, we cut nails not fingers. Similarly when misunderstanding grows up, cut your ego, not your relationship.” — Unknown

40. “A single moment of misunderstanding is so poisonous that it makes us forget the hundreds of lovable moments we’ve spent together within a minute.” — Unknown

41. “The greatest distance between two people is a misunderstanding.” — Unknown

42. “When there’s a misunderstanding, one must make a compromise. This word is not a bad word.” — Nicolas Sarkozy

43. “The misunderstanding of truth does not destroy the truth.” — Vissarion Belinsky

44. “The notion of implied meaning is the root of misunderstanding.” — Eric Parslow

45. “Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.” — Andre Gide

46. “You always risk people misunderstanding you when you say anything.” — Phil Lord

47. “Change comes with both fear and some pain. Those two ingredients create mistrust, misunderstanding and misinformation. Such is the process of democracy.” — David Mixner

48. “I have been misunderstood perhaps more than anyone else ever, but it has not affected me, for the simple reason that there is no desire to be understood. It is their problem if they don’t understand, it is not my problem. If they misunderstand, it is their problem and their misery. I am not going to waste my sleep because millions of people are misunderstanding me.” — Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

49. “They ended as all great passions do end—by a misunderstanding.” — Honore de Balzac

50. “We can rarely see things from the point of view of another person because we look at the facts through the screen of an impression or an interest which distorts our view; and then there are accusations, quarrels and misunderstanding.” — Barry Long

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