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You are not as cheap as you appear to be.
It's not hard as you think it is.
He's the not the person who you should mess with.
You are not as what I pictured you.
It is not what I have imagined.

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    You are not as cheap as you appear to be.
    It's not as hard as you think it is.

    He's not the/a person (that) you should mess with.
    Even if you are talking about a specific person and think you should use "the", "a" is also acceptable. You technically shouldn't end sentences/clauses with prepositions, although it can sound awkward and elitist when you fix it.
    He's not a person with whom you should mess. <- awkward but grammatically better

    You are not how I pictured you.
    It is not what I (had) imagined.

    Corrections:

    It's not as hard as you think it is.

    He's not the person you should mess with.
    [or]
    He's not a person you should mess with. [It depends on context]

    You are not as I pictured you would be.

    1st sentence is grammatically correct but it might be more natural to say "You aren't as cheap as you seem to be".
    2nd sentence is fine
    3rd. it might be better to say "he's not the type of person you should mess with" or "he's not a person you should mess with"
    4th im not quite sure how to correct that one. you could maybe say "you're different from what I pictured you do be" or maybe just use a different sentence and say "you're different from what I expected"
    5th it might be better to say "It isn't what I had imagined"

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