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I Care About What Others Think of Me

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    Don't We All?

    I mean, it would be nice to be one of those people that "claim" that they don't care about what others think of them, but taken to the extreme, wouldn't they just be sociopaths? I exaggerate of course, but it would be nice to have some kind ego-insulation against the rest of the...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M Dec 7, 2010

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    It Really Matters

    I am constantly being evaluated, but I constantly fail the test.
    meh3 meh3 18-21 Oct 12, 2012

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    Ha

    I'm one of those people who say "I don't care what people think about me" when in reality, a lot of things really kill my self esteem, which i'm already lacking. I put on a real tough front to avoid letting people know it's harmed me, because i will never give anyone...
    katrinaweinar katrinaweinar 18-21, F Jun 8, 2009

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    What You Think Of Me

    If I did; I would have committed suicide a long time ago.  By me still being here, proves something.  In other words, people can judge me, criticize me, bring me down, make fun of me...I know who I am and if you don't like it...then it is your problem.  I haven't done or said...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 9, 2011

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    I do care about what other people think about

    me... And I hate myself for that
    Harrley Harrley 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I Care What Others Think.

    Just writing this I have anxieties. What will people say? What are they going to think of it..better yet what will they think of me? But recently I was at my dads house and had NOTHING to do and since I came back I decided I wouldn't sit in the house. So i have tried to get out a...
    TheLilThings TheLilThings 16-18, F Mar 24, 2008

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    I just that I have always struggled with this.

    My hubby does care what others think and I totally admire him for it. My successes and failures really goes right to my heart. My husband can get all types of awards and not even give a **** and when he criticized he listens but it does not go to his heart. I get so depressed...
    isis360of7 isis360of7 36-40, F Mar 18

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    Too Much....

    I am obsessed with what people think of me. I worry all the time that they are saying negative things about me behind my back, that they think I am lazy,look abnormally young, too shy, standoffish or nervous. I worry that they would judge me if they knew that I am 25, the eternal...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F Jun 19, 2011

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    Far Too Much,

    I always have been and no doubt always will be very consicious of wat people think of me, be it my personality or my looks, sad i know i just cant seem to stop myself
    sammy120 sammy120 22-25, F 1 Response May 19, 2008

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    It Makes A Difference

    I care, most assuredly, about what impression I make on others. But at the same time, I'm not going to let anyone walk all over me like blacktop on a street. I had three replies to my Proud To Be An American posts. I was trying to point out to those who say they hate America...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 12, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I really don't care what others think about me. I'm a truly caring person who doesn't believe in being rude or spreading hatred. There is enough of it in the world so why would I...
    hugsandkisses26 hugsandkisses26 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 10

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    The majority of us spend most of our lives trying to satisfy other people. I don't think you should care what others think of you, because you don't live for them. If they don't...
    InLoveWithDarkness InLoveWithDarkness 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I just don't care any more, I am exhausted in caring what other people think if me.... I have spent calf my life pleasing people...they want me to be this way and not that way...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Liarrrs! everybody care about it
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 10

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    Yes, I may talk about the joys of being barefoot. Yes, I may have an attraction to women's bare feet and toes (EP Guidelines won't let me say what it is). BUT, I don't want to turn...
    countingtoesisfun countingtoesisfun 26-30, M Sep 12

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    I realize it's exhausting and draining and I'm preventing my self from living the life I truly want. I find it very hard to develop thick skin and not be so sensitive on others...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    For the first time today I really decided to gain weight. I've always wanted to do it myself but never had the confidence to do it. Instead I was a feeder and helped others gain...
    goofyg54 goofyg54 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Nope. Not anymore. I'm done with that
    daisymarie12 daisymarie12 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I`m just curious about what people think about me.
    cleocat1234 cleocat1234 13-15, F Sep 3

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    I care about others cuz I don't want them to hurt them-selfs like I did
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F Aug 26

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    Everyone has his own right to use his/her brain to think. No one has the right to tell me or force me to change my beliefs. I listen to other peoples beliefs and views and i...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am not a tree hugger. Plants and animals can sometimes make for nice scenery, but that is not why I care about the environment. I view the planet as a resource. If humanity is to...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Please, indulge me and read my profile, my stories, anything. And let me know what you think. Judge me if you will. Good or bad. I have a strong will for criticism. If you really...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really do believe nobody cares about me. If there's anyone that happens to, they're not speaking up about it.
    Born2Inspire Born2Inspire 18-21, M Sep 1

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    But I'm deciding to do so this "morning" because I can't sleep & won't be able to unless I get this off my chest. Long story short someone I deeply care about is finally going to...
    OBLiViOUS2YOU OBLiViOUS2YOU 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I only care about the gymnastics portion, haha.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Sep 10

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    I want to be loved, and cared about by someone genuinely. I just want to have someone there to help me pick up the pices
    emgg emgg 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have been told that it is none of my business what people think of me, but I have this burning desire to know how I am viewed by the people in my life. Positive or negative, I...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have had a great friend for many years, and a crush on them for nearly as long. Since meeting they came out as transgendered, and we continued to be great friends without any...
    Randomnomad Randomnomad 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    That's it! I've had it! I hate to be dramatic! I'm drawing the line before I become human soup! I'm cutting you lose pals! Look out below! Arrividerci! C'est la vie! Hope all goes...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    Anything leaves me by myself and I prefer to think about me than others.
    psycopower90 psycopower90 22-25, M Aug 25

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    I told some horrible things to my dad today. I feel so bad. Is that why I put in this life for? To hurt others? And be ungrateful? I wish I wasn't so mean but I'm just unhappy with...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Most girls my age want to fit in with everyone but I don't really care if I do. All of my friends say I'm neutral because I don't have a care if you like me or not.
    No1ne No1ne 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    im studying to become a profession, yet when i watch shows like No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain, i think about it all as... whats the point? I mean , in order to become a...
    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 22-25, M Aug 29

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    I have close friends and such but somehow at the end of the day i dont think any of them care that much. Probably just need to "man up" and forget about it.
    ZeTruth ZeTruth 26-30, M Sep 6

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    A lot of people are governed by feelings rather than reason. These ways bring radical movements. They become sensitive and make life harder for others. Their actions are not based...
    ThePhilanthropist ThePhilanthropist 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    "The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just got called a "weirdo" because the folks at my work started talking about the oscars and the VMA's, and I said I don't have cable and I don't care. I'll never understand...
    Jesssimae Jesssimae 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    she has said 'goodbye' . We meet when she sent Me a message here on EP, asking if I would be her Daddy. D/s . I agreed and we began talking often getting to know each other. she...
    sanmac sanmac 61-65, M Sep 3

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    Society really bothers me. Creating a perfect world, where everyone is happy, is impossible - close enough to impossible anyway that it'll never happen. Everyone strives to be...
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    So I have this Indian teacher who can bearly speak English and he's getting on my nerves. Ever since the first day he's been accusing me of something I didn't do. Today he...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    I want be loved by someone... I want someone to hold my hand, play with my hair and cuddle me whenever they feel like it. I try and act as though it doesn't bother me but the truth...
    InMybubble InMybubble 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 26

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    I want someone to care and understand and like me for me
    beth321123 beth321123 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 27

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    When they see me....I don't particularly care, just curious.
    MsInked511 MsInked511 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I almost crashed my car today. I tried to overtake a Mack truck on a u turn with a double lane, and floored it. I realized there was no way in hell I was gonna make it so I slammed...
    elleke elleke 31-35, F Sep 3

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    We dont have many homeless people in our country, but i know that they are in other countries. So while i cry here, how awful my life is, i feel like im a selfish peace of crap! I...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Sep 11

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    It's God's world, we should take care of it while we're here.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So effing stupid to obsess over them. I have a friend who's like that. They are no different than you and I- they fight, they ****, they live, they die, they eat, they buy homes...