I Am Tired of Being Compared to Other People

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    My experience is a little bit different.

    This is going to sound odd, but I have a very generic face. Where I work and at school, I have several people a week approach me to tell me, "You look just like..." Or ask "Do you know ____? Sorry, you look just like her." I used to find it flattering, but when I was telling it...
    cloudyjay cloudyjay
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    I'm tired of being compared to other classmates

    at school, like I'm not good enough, or even good. No one evens understand me
    CountryDonut CountryDonut
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    I'm know as my big brother's little brother,

    and my little sister's big brother. Like HELLO?! I'm a person too. My biggest fear is that I'll be living in one of their shadows forever.
    kijanarules2001 kijanarules2001
    13-15, M
    4 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    My favorite quote explains what I think about

    this: “The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” I live by this everyday.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    Hi guys, I am new here And I have absolutely no

    idea how I ended up over here.....but ya I did....and I don't think I am going to regret it.....but what I really want in my life is for people to stop comparing me to my sister.....I am sick of it....why can't people just face the fact that I am not her or not like her...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    I used to be constantly compared to other

    family members and that would annoy the hell outta me. I don't need to be like that other person. I need to be like myself. Ok yeah I should be a better person sometimes, but not like that other person. I'll do my personal best at things and that's all that should matter. My...
    HaliCali HaliCali
    18-21, F
    Dec 31, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2015

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 19, 2015

    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, 2015

    Mom, dad Can you please stop comparing me?

    I'm not asking a lot just you stop, because it hurts you have no idea how much it hurts!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    We're all different. So what

    if I'm not as smart or nice as that other kid? I bet they're not perfect either.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    I hate being compared to my older sister.

    She got amazing grades and when I come home with a C I get screamed it. I hate it.
    rexhuggles rexhuggles
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Feb 5
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    "I am not her. She is not me!

    then what are you comparing us for? I think you're better than that. and please, think better of me next time. " :/
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Feb 13
    EmotionJammer EmotionJammer
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    I hate my parents because they also compared me

    to other children at my school. They also say that I should be like them. IM ME AND I DONT HAVE TO BE LIKE ANYONE
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    My cousins are always the ones

    who get good praise. Grandma will go out of her way to see them when they live in another state, but if she does come over, its because I was in route to where was going. I was an afterthought.
    Tatiana163 Tatiana163
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 30

    Especially by myself.

    Can't seem to stop doing it, though :/
    jsualmtha jsualmtha
    18-21, F
    Jun 15, 2015
    BABA4801 BABA4801
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    I had fun modelling for Nathan Grisdale.

    New merchandise is now available, message me for the link.
    HalcyonPacific HalcyonPacific
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Especially being compared to people my age.

    I'm nothing like other people so just don't try comparing me to other people :/
    ThePiggycorn ThePiggycorn
    13-15, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    Dear Dad, I'm not perfect.

    You never wanted a daughter, but here I am... The only time you were nice to me was when I got awards and topped my class. I worked so hard to impress you, but you always said I wasn't good enough. You never loved me for who I am. You NEVER even ONCE told me that you loved me...
    niki0071 niki0071
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2015

    "Wow look at the weight difference" was the

    most common thing people used to compare. I had many eating disorders because of those comments.
    QueenxChance QueenxChance
    18-21, F
    Feb 12

    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
    18-21
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    It makes me feel less of a person

    because deep down I know I will never be like say person.
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel
    18-21, F
    Mar 23

    Yes, I am tired! I am my own person!

    STOP COMPARING ME! If only I could tell you straight on your face! I am a lesbian! Deal with it! I won't change! This is me!
    Mikey022 Mikey022
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    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
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Feb 7, 2015

    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
    Aug 3, 2015

    Were not the same!! and we will not ever be.

    Cause no one can be better being me. Cause you have your own life, live in it, not in mine. so we won't be compared. And people, pls stop comparing, it hurts.
    CharlenneDelaCruz CharlenneDelaCruz
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 14

    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, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    I don't like how people compare my intelligents

    with other people in school or compare my feelings with other people but im fine if they compare me with other people in sports.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    13-15, M
    Oct 9, 2015

    I wish it would stop,

    I wish they could all understand. Sure I am not perfect or the best daughter/niece but I am me. They just expect me to be this someone like my older sister or my older cousins. To have high standards and seem so prefect and I hate it all. I hate being compared to anyone because...
    Kristenw15 Kristenw15
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    im not them,those,yall crowd

    or company IM Mii!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 25, 2015

    I want to help people.

    .I am here to share my experience... I've struggled with weight loss my entire life.. over the past year I have dieted and exercised and lost 60 lbs... recently I found some all natural products that have helped me lose 6 lbs in 10 days!!! I have barely changed my diet, and with...
    deannitworks1128 deannitworks1128
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015
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