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I Am Tired of Being Compared to Other People

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    Tired Of Being Your Shadow

    Ha this is funny I had really tried hard to stop being jealous because you and her compared to me are perfect. I'm really tired of being compared to you guys because your moms favorite ...and she's moms 2nd favorite because she smart. You say mom loves me ha that's one of my...
    D3L13 D3L13 16-17, F Sep 2, 2011

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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 1 Response Jan 31

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    Why Am I Not As Good?

    I hate being compared to my sister. Though i love her, i sometimes wish she didn't exist because im tired of being the black sheep of the family. I hate when everyone goes on and on about how great she is and then turn and ask why i can't be like her. It just really bothers...
    Lostsoul22 Lostsoul22 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Seriously

    I'm so tired of being compared to other people every freaking day."If she can do it, why can't you?""Look at your cousin, getting straight A's! What happened to you?""Why can't you be more like them?"I am ME. Stop molding me to be something I'm not! It's like they just love...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2011

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    I Am Me.

    Damnit!  I get so sick of people saying, "Well, this one did this" or "That one did that".  I don't give a flying ****!  I am me, Your Brand of Heroin (it is kinda funny that my initials are in there)!  I am going to do what I...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2009

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I told my friend I liked her

    and she said I wasn't like her last ex and that it wouldn't happen because I'm not great personality wise like others.
    NerdyGalacticCupcake NerdyGalacticCupcake 16-17, T Dec 12, 2014

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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 4 hrs ago

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    I'm my own complete person.

    I'm always being compared to my cousin by my family. How I never have my shoes clean (while hers shine) to how we dress. She has her style and I have my own. I think I'm entitled to dress how I want. Some friends (who never kept in touch after high school) would always tell me...
    Gracie94 Gracie94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I Am Nothing Like Them

    I am constantly being compared to my cousins! I fcking hate it! Whenever i want to go somewhere or do something i can't. And it's only because they think I'm going to do stupid **** like my cousins would. News Flash: I am NOTHING like them! I am my own person. I just wish it...
    freshfrika freshfrika 16-17, F Jun 4, 2009

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    Did I Go Too Far??

    I am so SICK of being compared to my sister. For years i've just been ......'s little sister. Everything i did was compared to exactly what she did. It was always "oh, well, your sister liked this" or "......... did better than that". It's really hard for me...
    Farmgirl1994 Farmgirl1994 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2009

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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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    So yeah, I'm 15,a guy,

    and I'm around 5'2. I'm tired of just being shorter than my classmates, and being compared to them. I'm thin too, but not too thin. I don't know if I'll grow, maybe I'm a late bloomer. I'm my mother's height and my dad is just a bit taller than me. I feel like I'm being crushed...
    S4G4R S4G4R 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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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 Dec 14, 2014

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    Kinda Bothers Me

    I look a lot like my boyfriends ex gf. I think he had some sort of separation issue with her when she broke up with him. It took him forever to tell me all the things he did, and I took a chance on him. I'm happy, but I feel like he's afraid to lose me. I tell him I'm nothing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 1, 2011

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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 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 3 Responses Feb 7

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    jessicabeth jessicabeth 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 20

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