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I Am Tired of Being Compared to Other People

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 2 Responses Jan 31, 2015

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    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!
    lilacadventures lilacadventures 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19, 2015

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    I'm more tired of comparing myself to others

    though, but it's difficult when others have everything you want and more, and you're left with nothing at all.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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

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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, 2015

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18, 2015

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    Isn't this the truth!

    ! My wife still compares me to her ex even after being together for almost 9 years!! You would think she should know me by now!??!
    Lust4mee Lust4mee 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 25

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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, 2015

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    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

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    EmotionJammer EmotionJammer 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    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...
    Stargazer952 Stargazer952 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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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, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 1 Response Jul 16, 2015

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    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 2 Responses Jan 30

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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 1 Response Jul 12, 2015

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    BABA4801 BABA4801 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    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

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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, 2015

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    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

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    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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    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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    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.
    annabrown15 annabrown15 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2015

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    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

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    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

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2015

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    TheGirlInTheDark TheGirlInTheDark 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2015

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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 18-21 1 Response Jul 8, 2015

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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, 2015

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    im not them,those,yall crowd

    or company IM Mii!!
    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F Oct 25, 2015

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    Especially by myself.

    Can't seem to stop doing it, though :/
    jsualmtha jsualmtha 18-21, F Jun 15, 2015

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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...
    mordecaisgirl mordecaisgirl 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2015

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    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
    TheGirlInTheDark TheGirlInTheDark 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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