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I Am Tired of Being Compared to Other People

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    Not so much my parents

    as a lot of the others, but my friends and people I work with often try to compare me to other people. I prefer to think of myself and everyone else as unique beings, but they'd like to ***** people of their dimensions. I get compared to talk-show hosts by some, when I feel up...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 1 Response May 24

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    Yea

    I'm Tired of feeling like a noodle wearing a wiener custom. and watching other people eating ball park that was comparing to my wiener, and don't forget...about....the....German Sausage. no matter what they always get Lucky!!!!!!!
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    I am really starting to get tired of being

    compared to my more accomplished brother. it is annoying
    Chang94 Chang94 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Especially by myself.

    Can't seem to stop doing it, though :/
    jsualmtha jsualmtha 18-21, F Jun 15

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    My parents always compare me to a stranger

    that they are not fat and that they are skinny, I hate that my parents does that but I love them very much. Sometimes they embarrass me in front of people. But they are my parents, and I know that they love me a lot I am always going to be there when they them.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 1

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    ugh my entire family compares me to my cousin.

    let's say I got a bad grade on a math test and I text and tell my mom before the teacher has a chance to call her. by the time I get home, my entire family knows I got a D on a math test and I'm greeted with phrases like "Courtney would've aced that test" or "why can't you be...
    hikarusan hikarusan 16-17 1 Response Jul 8

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    Had a severe head injury

    and I'm constantly being compared to people with other injuries suck as bone breaks or stitches. Its not the same. It never will be. Bones and stitches heal, head injuries leave you scrambling for months, constantly on edge
    CapSR CapSR 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    My step dad compared me to my brother (his son)

    today. I looked him in the eye and I could feel the anger and rejection filling mine. Your son is a pedo*****! He molested me! He touched me! He was my first kiss! He took everything from me! How could you compare ME to THAT? How could he compare ME to THAT? My mother says that...
    Sarabell00 Sarabell00 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I'm tired of being compared to my siblings.

    All three of us are in band and my older brother and I are percussionist. My sister plays French Horn. He is a music performance major, and my sister and I both plan on music education (we're twins). I've always been compared to my brother and how great he is. I've always loved...
    MaryLEmmons MaryLEmmons 16-17, F Aug 2

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    I'm tired of being compared with my twin sister.

    We may look like the same but we aren't...it hurts to be the bad twin. Not a lot of people know how it feels like.
    sweetdisaster17 sweetdisaster17 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I usually get compared to my cousins.

    Not to my siblings because I don't have any. Now that i decided to do my own thing which my family said to do they still compare. And it is just really confusing! >o< It really sucks when it comes from somebody you are not related to like a boss or a teacher or something.
    IndecisiveDoeEyes IndecisiveDoeEyes 31-35, F Aug 4

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    I can't do anything without being compared to

    other people...but they have flaws too...I don't get it
    penguinbae penguinbae 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    ab4801 ab4801 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Being a twin, especially a fraternal twin,

    ******* SUCKS sometimes because of this reason. Like... my sister has ALWAYS been the "pretty twin" and I used to laugh it off but recently it makes me want to peel my face inside out and dive into a pool full of acid.
    TheyWereWrong TheyWereWrong 16-17, F 4 Responses May 18

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    I Am Me Not Her.

    For years I have been compared to my sister. We are not twins but oh they do think of us as twins. My parents as well as my entire family would make us look, act, and dress like twins. Everywhere we went we were forced to dress the same, have the same hair , eat the same meals...
    dreamer234 dreamer234 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    My mom always compares me to.

    .. Herself. That's right. My mother compares her daughter to herself. She always says that she knows best, she's always right, she knows how to do everything perfectly and other people don't know how to anything properly whatsoever. So she DID live a hard life on her own, because...
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    this is reason number 1

    why i didn't go to the school everyone else in my family went to. instead I went somewhere I have no family, no one in town knows no one in my family. basically no one new anything about this place. the best decision I ever made. I love it here, people know me for me, not...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    Im tired of this thing whom happens to live

    here, sit here and compare me to my older brother... really? Im not better then him and my brother is a sweetheart.. what do you have against him. I wish you werent in my life..
    MysticThornwolf MysticThornwolf 16-17, F May 27

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    See, God built everybody differently Everybody

    ain't got the same makeup We ain't all built alike.Only thing is when you put in that spot... You can ask yourself What are you built for?
    Bengin Bengin 31-35, M Aug 3

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    My mom always compares me to some of my

    classmates, and that's normal, but there's one person, that she would always compare me to, and I'll never be able to be like that person, ever. Why? Try to guess.... Respond, and I'll tell you tomkrrow.
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F 2 Responses May 23

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    One of the worst thing in the world is

    when your boyfriend compares you to his exes and assumes that you're going to be just like them...
    gospelsinger03 gospelsinger03 22-25, F 1 Response May 1

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    I get compared to my cousins all the time.

    Since I cannot end up "****** up and weak" like them I literally need to get 90s and over, if I don't, I'm "stupid" and "will end up just like them" . my parents are stupid.
    SxuccessfuI SxuccessfuI 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    I'm not tired of being compared to there

    as much as I'm tired of comparing myself to others.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Jun 9

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    When I was in 8th grade,

    I met this girl and she was like instantly my best friend, we were so close, we told each other everything. We would ignore our other friends and go off by ourselves to hangout and talk about everything. Nothing is awkward with her. We both speak exactly what is on our minds and...
    whydoifuckingexist whydoifuckingexist 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    Why do people have to be negative about

    everything?You may like different stuff but we dont tell you nothing.
    karlaacx28 karlaacx28 13-15, F Jun 12

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    I appreciate everything my parents do

    for me, but it sucks to be constantly compared to everyone else's daughter. My Dad will even compare me to girls on TV shows.
    setmeonfiree setmeonfiree 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    My family always compare me to other girls my

    age just because I'm a bit different from them. It's really annoying and frustrating.
    Hiromy Hiromy 16-17, F Jul 12

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    My parents always compared me to other people.

    It became so bad that I started comparing myself to other people. I would even start trying to fit other people's ideals... I want it to stop
    aarigel aarigel 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    My father always compares me to my older sister.

    He says that she was the perfect child, that she was the one who was actually successful, that she got married, that she can support her family, that she got good grades in school, that she was the ideal daughter that he always wanted. Meanwhile, he treats me, the middle...
    AspieMama22 AspieMama22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Your brother did this,

    oh your brother did that. Like I give a crap about what my brother did. Don't get me wrong, I love my parents and my older brother but they always compare me to him. I get it, he got into Harvard, good for him. He was and all star in sports, good for him. But I AM NOT HIM.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 9

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    My parents always find some way to compare me

    to my older brother. "Your brother passed this class with a 98%." "Your brother was the captain of the football team." "Your brother played a lot of sports." Okay, that's cool and all, but I'm not my brother. I don't like sports, I like art and music. My brother is 21 and he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I have always been compared to my sister.

    ... even though we are nothing alike. I prefer the peaceful serenity of the night, whereas she is the pretty pixie loving the daylight. I get things like "Your nothing like her." or "Why aren't you like your sister?". It's annoying. We react differently. I handle pain with a...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    Ok Like My Mother Started This Stupid Rumor

    That I Look Like A Girl Named Anna Which is My Brothers Ex Girlfriends Sister I Dont Like This Particular Ex And Her Family....
    BearHugs20 BearHugs20 13-15, F May 18

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    It is true. However, what do you do

    that everyday it is you comparing yourself to other people?
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Apr 30

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    people say they are better

    than me all the time, and I actually agree. the more people say this the worse I feel
    KittyDyson KittyDyson 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    EmotionJammer EmotionJammer 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I'm tired of being compared to my older sister.

    I'm my own person, I have my own talents and achievements, so why do they compare me to her? I personally believe that's not fair.
    Lunasnight Lunasnight 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I feel like I get compared to my brother a lot,

    especially when we have cousins or friends of my parents come over. They compliment my brother a lot on how GOOD he is at sports, how he did AMAZING in that game, how WONDERFUL his footwork is. And then there's me. They turn to me and I can feel them comparing me to my brother...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I hate being the bad one out of my family

    but it hurts to know that everyone is comparing me to my older brother...why wont people just get into their heads that I'm not him and I'm not perfect neither is he..no one is.
    gabii354 gabii354 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    My mom constantly compares me to my father.

    Any time I don't do something as good as she wants me to (not acing a test, not placing in a competition, not actually doing something right when I said I would) she always says "you're going to end up just like your father." News flash! My dad is a dead beat, dropped out of...
    browncoat93 browncoat93 22-25, M Jul 16

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    I hate being put in the box of all the negative

    black women in the media instead of the positive black woman based off my own character.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F May 19

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