I Am Afraid Of Disappointing Others

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    Certain People

    I don't care what people I don't know well think of me. I care what the people important to me think of me. I am afraid to disappoint them, and afraid that if I did disappoint them they would care about me less.
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2013

    Yet I do. This time with out understanding how

    or why. I think that is the hardest. There is no way to fix something you don't know how you broke.
    JennaR JennaR
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 8, 2014

    This Ranks High..

     ..among my worst fears. It's funny how I only came to realize it now. It's almost my primary source of motivation to do what I'm supposed to do. Now I'm thinking about my current problems and voila, this is a constant obstacle. It's an absurd fear. "I don't know the...
    greencompass greencompass
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2010

    I am too afraid to do anything wholeheartedly.

    Sports, school, relationships. I can only dip in my toes, not jump into life
    thescruffofamoose thescruffofamoose
    18-21, F
    Mar 22, 2015

    Feels Bad Saying No

    I dont like disappointing others when they ask me to come along with something and I really dont want to go.. I might go out of my way just TO go so I won't let them down. I could be going to Florida to see an old childhood friend. He is going out of his way to make this possible...
    JenniferSH636 JenniferSH636
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

    So Sick Of Being Like This ...

    I've been always afraid of disapointing others. Sometimes I do something that I dont really want to but because I dont wanna let others down, I did. When I try clothes on and I dont wanna buy, I know that the seller wishes and wants me to buy, I did even though I didnt...
    DollyDiva DollyDiva
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    Fix It Girl

    It figures that I have 2 good days and the people closest to me become convinced that the world is crap and against them and that everything is going wrong. I am the ‘fix-it’ person. I HAVE to be the one to fix everything and make it all good again. Find the solution get to...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 15, 2013

    Very Much......

    When I was little, I always had dreams, and energy to do my best. And the older I got, the harder I tried, but the more I seemed to disappoint those around me. I don't know what I did wrong, I didn't know what I did to get treated like that. I have always worried and stressed...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 21, 2011

    Always A Disappointment

    Hey, I'm Alex. I'm a pretty normal guy. I am 19 years old, currently in my second year of college. I am an only child, and because of this I feel the pressure of having to exceed my parents expectations. I am an A and B student, and I play football. Every single day when I wake...
    alexszallar alexszallar
    22-25, M
    Nov 4, 2013

    Why can’t I just be me?

    Do I have to always measure myself against what others will think of me? Sometimes I just think on things too much, I guess we all do. But why do I worry about what others think? I feel like my goals are set ONLY if they will be approved by family and friends. Unfortunately I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 24, 2014

    No matter what I do, I'm constantly

    disappointing someone. I'm sorry that I'm not enough, and I'm sorry that mess up from time to time.
    jordins22 jordins22
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2014

    I Do

    And I constantly am a disappointment. I have disappointed everyone including my friends. I am such a loser.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 4, 2010

    I don't know where to start this off,

    but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to change that, but nothing I do is good enough. I'm slowly starting to rethink all of this. I'm starting lose hope. I'm not seeing a...
    torr62 torr62
    16-17, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    I Always Do

    I dont knwo if..If its something wrong with me or if..if its how i look or what i do but something about me drives people away. my entire life ive been a misfit..a target..a mistake. my parents think its juts a phase.. btu they dont s whats right in frount of them. Im not the...
    HelpMe333 HelpMe333
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

    The fear we feel of letting down others begins

    with the very people who puts you on a guilt trip when you make a mistake. Eventually that fear grows inside you and your thoughts are consumed with this unrealistic fear you have of letting others down. If you going to put me in a position where I cannot say no, well expect a...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch
    41-45, F
    Feb 5, 2014

    My parents mostly. I'm not following their

    religion and I'm not a promising rising star. But I love them!
    alexiadahl alexiadahl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2014


    You can hope for the best, even when you expect the worst...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 13, 2013

    Constant Disappointment..

    I think we all have done more for otheres than for ourselves to keep from disappointing them.. I hate disappointing people, most importantly my parents.  But since my mom isn't around anymore, everything comes down to making my dad proud of me.. But all he can do is...
    Amay408 Amay408
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 11, 2010


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    torr62 torr62
    16-17, F
    Dec 14, 2014
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