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I Always Compare Myself to Other People

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    Not Good Enough - It recently began. The always trying to find something about someone else that I didnt have & I wanted.I can find anyone on the face of the earth and come up with...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Aug 1, 2012

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    Cant Help But Feel Lower - i cant help but feel lower down to some people, i mean some people just must be better than me, so if i ever look at a person, i will see how wrongly...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F Aug 17, 2007

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    It's Just Me! - I have had self confidence issues since I was little. I have always comapred myself with others. I find that I still do this to this day. I know I shouldn't thought...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    It's a Massive Fault of Mine - I've always compared myself to others.  It has served to comfort me and help my esteem (favorable comparisons) - at the same time it serves to...
    yukonpete yukonpete 36-40 1 Response Jun 7, 2009

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    And I Mean Always - In everything i do i compare myself to others. Whether it is in appearance, intelligence, financially, or in my career or even just everyday life. I am...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 14 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    I Don't Know How To Stop? - I’ve obsessively compared all aspects of myself to other people all my life. I suppose it was a part of the way that I was raised, having been raised...
    AspergersandMe AspergersandMe 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    One of My Faults - One of my faults and it's something that I wish I wouldn't do.  Especially when they are ricker, prettier etc.
    mysticmum mysticmum 36-40, F Aug 19, 2007

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    I Don't Know Why - I always compare myself to others. I never feel like I am good enough. I always have a preconceived notion that everyone else is looking at me, judging me, and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    My Grandmother... - sadly died on November 2. I was pretty tore up about it. However, even though she had 5 grandchildren, i think she liked to believe she only had one. My 16 year...
    MagicGirlfriend90 MagicGirlfriend90 16-18, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2007

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    My Boyfriend Looks Better Than Me... - Literally. he has it ALL. a cute face, nice toned 6 pack, broad ... thick muscles & hes VERY flexible. Me? I have a huge nose, stretch marks...
    lovelustandpixiedust lovelustandpixiedust 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2012

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    It's a Bad Habit - but sometimes I can't help feeling jealous and wish I was like the person I'm comparing myself to. So, I understand how you feel.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F Oct 4, 2009

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    Measuring Up? - It's interesting that I've been doing mostly negative comparisons rather than positive ones, even if the positive ones are there.  For this reason, comparing...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows 22-25 2 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    It Is Wrong And I Know It. Just Do Not Ever Do It, People!!! - There's just one thing I always compare myself to others about - looks and beauty. Yep, that's it. I am 15, female...
    xSapphire xSapphire 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2010

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    A Bad Habit - Yes... I often do this... I try not to. I should be happy with just being myself. I am unique and nerdy. :-D But every now and then, I'll see some girl with a cool...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 25, 2009

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    yes Sadly I Do But Then I K... - yes sadly I do but then I know it's better not to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 7, 2009

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    Worthless - I compare myself to almost everyone around me on a daily basis. I look at characteristics, abilities and talents that they have and wish that I had them. Despite this I...
    zebedee236 zebedee236 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    It's a Bad Habit - but sometimes I can't help feeling jealous and wish I was like the person I'm comparing myself to. So, I understand how you feel.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F Oct 4, 2009

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    When You Always Compare Yourself To Others...you Always Feel Like Everyones Better Than You. - I always compare myself to other people. I just started doing it this year. It's...
    madx1996 madx1996 13-15 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    And It Hurts. - I do this so often it's like my form of cutting.  Everyone I meet seems prettier, cooler, more successful, or whatever than me, and I walk away feeling like a...
    jansarin jansarin 31-35, T 1 Response Jun 14, 2010

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    Always Do -  I always compare myself with others. Mainly on how they are better looking then me and aren't as big as me I also do this with what kind of clothes they are...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F Jun 18, 2008

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    The "Other Woman" - My boyfriend and I had a horrible rough patch two years ago. He left me for someone else for a couple months. Before he left, he would always compare me to this...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2007

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    I see myself as weak and everyone is better than me. If I can do it anyone can, although I do know that it is realistic.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M Jan 11

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    I Always Compare Myself With Others - am a doctor.just finished ug.now onto my pg.since i was 12yrs old i have been comparing myself to others on almost everything.and i feel...
    feelontop feelontop 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    Oy Vey! - That's one of my vices, comparing myself to other people. It really gets in my way.  Instead of focusing on my own work, making my work better, I'll look around me...
    periola periola 22-25, F Mar 28, 2008

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    Unhappy With Myself - i'm always comparing myself to other people always saying "why cant i look like him" blablabla mostly famous people i know people say "oh you shouldn't...
    AbdulRaheem123 AbdulRaheem123 18-21, M 6 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    :/ - About once a month I will get on myspace and look at Chris's girlfriend's page. That is how I found out they were back together and that is how I found out they are living...
    FeistyRoadrunner FeistyRoadrunner 19-21, F 6 Responses Sep 4, 2007

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    On The Road - It's this inevitable and annoying part of me. I can't perform the simplest tasks sometimes, without being drowned in the sea of other people's opinions. And other...
    funereal1134 funereal1134 18-21, M Jan 28, 2012

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    It's natural. I look at that girls hair and wonder why mine doesn't look like it. I compare my thighs to the girl next to me. I do it all the time!
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    It's My True Downfall..... - I compare myself constantly to others and worry all the time if I see differences between me and someone of a similar age. I am almost 27 and...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I literally compare myself to this one person everyday. It's destroying my self confidence.
    foreveryoursj foreveryoursj 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    I Do It Too Much.. - i compare myself to everyone in a negative way. actually it gets me pretty depressed in conversation. my mind kind of goes blank, can't decide who to be. i...
    whereamigoing whereamigoing 18-21, M 4 Responses May 14, 2008

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    My Own Worst Enemy - I am my own worst enemy when it comes to this.  I surely don't get prideful when comparing myself to others.  I often turn the other way.  I...
    troubled28 troubled28 26-30, F Sep 18, 2007

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    The Best In Others and the Worst In Myself - I have always had at least somewhat of a difficult time with this problem of comparing myself to other people.  Whether it was in...
    collegeguy collegeguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    And Especially To My Sister. - My usual day:I wake up, dress, go downstairs. I have breakfast with my sister, because we're the only ones who have to leave earlier. I compare mines...
    Hoshii Hoshii 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2011

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    Negative Thinking -  i compare myself to so many people in so many ways ...  well what if i did this like they did ...  i look in the mirror at myself and im sooo...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Sep 23, 2007

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    You to Me Is As Pirate to ______ - This is just something I'm constantly doing in my head. What are they better at than me? How would I have done something differently? Are they...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2008

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    I see perfect guys everywhere. Blue eyes. Blonde hair. Perfect face. Then I see myself and think "why am i so ugly?" "Why can't i be them?" "i don't want to live being this ugly" I...
    LSFFx3 LSFFx3 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I am extremely insecure because I always compare myself to others. I never feel good enough.
    ashleeley ashleeley 16-17, F Feb 5

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    My Siblings Especially - My sister is beautiful. When people I know meet her, they ask "Are you two even related?" because we really look nothing alike. She had braces and now her...
    hutre hutre 22-25 Dec 14, 2010

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    I Compare Myself To Celebrities - I am the type of person who idolizes and obsesses over celebrities, and it makes me who I am, but I am always looking at them thinking how I will...
    retrogagafreak retrogagafreak 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    I Do - i always compare myself to other people at work .  my strength . my goals and there goals and vice versa.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 18, 2009

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    It Makes Me Feel Hopeless - I don't do it always, but once in a while is enough to get me hopeless and sad. It usually happens when I am missing very much something in my life...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    People Like Me But I Don't - random people always notice things about me that they like but i don't like myself all the time like i should i hate myself most of the time actually...
    Loganberry Loganberry 16-18, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2007

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    I Always Always Always Think I'M Fat, Ugly And Worthless. -   I'm sixteen years old. Junior in high school. Dancer, singer, actor and photographer. I have this little issue...
    ItsToriaMaroonHere ItsToriaMaroonHere 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    I almost always compare myself to other people. I always wonder if I am as good as someone else, as smart, as pretty, as sexy as someone else. Throughout my life, I have been put...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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