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I Care Too Much What Others Think of Me

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    Yes, And

    what other's opinions are. I can firmly believe something (unless I deeply & strongly believe it and won't let anyone prove me wrong) then when someone else doesn't agree I doubt myself..... it's very annoying. I vote everyone should just agree with me.
    Kristin137 Kristin137 16-17, F Feb 6, 2010

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    Missing Out On A Good Guy

    One of the things I hate about myself is that I care too much what others think of me. This sick thought has driven many of my decisions, actions, feelings. The worst part is that it also drives my emotions and what I allow myself to feel. A year ago I met this really nice guy...
    andsand88 andsand88 22-25, F Feb 12, 2012

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    Caring Too Much Is Affecting My Relationships

    I have been dating a wonderful man for close to 1 year. We have had our ups and downs, but have really worked through things and are very happy. It has been a tough year for both of us with personal, health and family issues, and he is not as outgoing/social of a person as i am...
    sheeshee sheeshee 41-45, F Sep 1, 2010

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    Going Back In Forth On The Descion Of Divorce

    Been with my husband almost 8 years - and he has cheated and hurt me - However I believe he would change and he he started to then I felt it was too late and I filed for divorce I have all these friends Ive know since I was 13 years old telling me Im going right back to the...
    aimess aimess 26-30 Sep 7, 2012

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    Its Just Habit

    i'm used to wanting to know what people think of me. if people dont like something about me then i'll be paranoied about it, but as i said its just habit. people are always willing to tell me what i am and stuff so if thats what others think then i should think the same right? i...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2007

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    I Care Way Too Much. How Can I Stop

    I care so much about what others think of me it scares me. In fact I right now I am caring about what one person thinks of me so much it is driving me crazy. I feel like I have made her mad although i know in my head I have done nothing. But because of my anxiety/depression I...
    heavensbbw heavensbbw 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2010

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    No Friends....

    I always worry about waht others think of me, and because of this, I always come out as being too withdrawn, or not interested in talking to others. I know I should stop being so paranoid, but I can't help it.
    mizzy11 mizzy11 13-15, F Jan 9, 2010

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    What I like about drinking is that

    after a few drinks I don't care about the critics. They say I drink too much, I eat too much, beer has too many calories, I shouldn't wear this, I should wear that. They all get quieter and disappear to nothing: both those voices outside and those inside my head.
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Well Depends....

    It depends on who it is and what kind of relationship I have with them....For instance I care entirely too much what my teachers think of me and I do as much as I can to make them like me!however I don't care enough what my family thinks of me and I often disappoint them:(
    PrincessTutu PrincessTutu 18-21, F Jan 9, 2010

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    If This Could Help..

    I have this problem and here is what came to my mind. Maybe this could help. There are people who, I guess, find me a wierd/funny/stupid/anything person (mostly I think it works with people who laught at you and mock you etc, I met plenty of them at school), but at the same time...
    Memonster Memonster 22-25 2 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    I let it get to me. It controls what I post on

    social media (which i deleted) it makes me second guess on who to hang out with at school, the clothes I wear to school, what music is listen to, what I get involved in and what I don't. I really want to stop caring about what they think, but as for now I can't.
    matt6521 matt6521 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I Care Way Too Much What People Think

    I tend to say some pretty dumb things. Sometimes I tell people a little too much, or a little too little. And most of the reason I do this is because my social skills arent too good. I used to let this problem keep me from talking to people. Though these days...
    flyingdog2008 flyingdog2008 22-25 Apr 13, 2009

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    I Care...

     I care too much what others think of me and I'd sometimes do things I don't like just to please them in hope they will think good of me. It's because I hate being judged and criticised. Am getting nervous in simple social situations because am scared of making an idiot out...
    amlost amlost 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Don't Like Doing Stuff

    Even if it just me walking down the street, I will change the way I walk or which way I am looking if I think that the person who sees me thinks I'm weird. I don't do a lot of things because I am afraid of mass judgement. Not that anything's ever come of it...I am a judgemental...
    Shyguy28 Shyguy28 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    Been An Habit For Years

     ive always been this way since i was a little girl. i feel like ppl are starin at me(when their not) or tryin to figure me out by lookin at me. im scared of lookin the wrong way or sayin the wrong things. so i act differently wit diff ppl. even with family members. so if u...
    AceMoni18 AceMoni18 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    I think this is something a lot of people do.

    We expect too much from ourselves and need to please everyone. Even strangers I see on the subway, I care what they think of me. I realize this is unhealthy and I'd be happier if I could accept that not everyone will like me, but I don't know how to change my behavior and stop...
    nyc441010 nyc441010 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I don't know anymore. I find that there's always so much going on with me that I seem to neglect, all because I care more about others well-being than my own. "Are you okay?" seems...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Why Cate what others think, adapt to them and live the life those people want. When u can not Care, live your life and reach ur dreams.
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    i dont care what you say you dont know me that way i wont let you get me down hoping you will come around just open you eyes and realize what you see is the way god made me, i...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I get hurt a lot by my friends because I always expect them to care as much as I care for them but they're not. Are my expectations too high or are they just fake friends ?
    gneugna gneugna 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    I don't care much about how many friends I have.. In grade 9 I tried to make friends and I got talked about by these ******* but after 2 years I don't care at all.. I prefer to be...
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F Dec 16

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    A friend told me not to be so nice to others. He said nice guys always finish last. It doesn't feel good to be mean to others but it doesn't feel good to be trampled over either.
    hesitations hesitations 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Met a guy on here. And we have been talking for ages. He added me to skype as I'm not the best at logging in here till later in the night. We used to talk everyday, I've helped him...
    EnvyStar EnvyStar 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    This year Christmas will be harder than usual. After the divorce and moving into my grandparents house,we are struggling to make it through the holidays. Most of my family members...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    I will still throw my hands up in the air and walk tall and happy lighting up the world. Not a single **** was/will be given to haters.
    Aquarius1402 Aquarius1402 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Capitalism. This should picture should speak louder than words.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    I Cant Stop It, When Ever I Feel So Depressed an even Suicidal, And Then A Friend Is UpSet I Force My Feelings Away And Help My Friends, But While Im Helping I Just Feel Eveen...
    LoonyBinOffical LoonyBinOffical 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I'd love to be colder emotionally regarding people, but oh well...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 15

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    Seriously, there needs to be more open love around this world. There is way too much hate!
    NotSoNamefulNow NotSoNamefulNow 18-21, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Particularly people who think a "proper" adoption cost should be $50 at maximum. Wtf? To a drug dealer, or a better-off animal fighting person, that amount is like shopping at...
    DarkFireMoon DarkFireMoon 18-21, F Dec 3

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    I drink too much in the winter time. Days are short and very dark in the northwest. So I find myself getting home at 530 settling in and drinking. Come summer time I will be too...
    Lilmisshappymess Lilmisshappymess 26-30, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Ok after some hard thinking about this one I think I see this in a few ways, if your talking about EP then you can either put yourself out there without fear or prejudice and let...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel like the human mind is both a beautiful blessing and a chaotic curse. I believe it can be the most dangerous thing in the world. That's why solitary confinement is such a...
    lphan lphan 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 30

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    Damn it. I really do spend way too much time here. I'd been at a point where I was only on EP a few hours a day, now I seem to be here for most of my waking hours. I guess I just...
    Friability Friability 18-21 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    During the Christmas break yeah I felt like I ate too much :/
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I'm a Teen and I never go out because I'm always scared of what others might think of me. I'm embarrassed to go to the Shopping Centre with my Mum because people from my school are...
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Have you ever wondered if everything and everyone you knew were real? And I'm not talking about some matrix simulation kind of thing, I mean for example your friends. Do you ever...
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    This group is totally a lie.. No matter how much you say I Dont Care What People Think About Me, you still care what other people will think, not all the time but at some stages of...
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I think too much. I always worry about things I shouldn't. I never stop and think "why is this my problem again?". I over-analyze and over-think everything. When I make a decision...
    curiousitykills57 curiousitykills57 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 5

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    lol yeah, i literally don't give a damn what people think about me. I've always been just myself .. and if people don't like me for who i am then it's just simply not my problem...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M Dec 14

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    if i tell you i love you.... its not a meaningless phrase. its something that burns in every cell of my body, every corner of my mind, every beat of my heart. if i say i love you...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When someone pops up on here with a response that questions my faith, beliefs and way of thinking/seeing things... I really could not give a flying hoot what anyone thinks in all...
    MyHeartIsMyLight MyHeartIsMyLight 26-30, F Dec 7

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    I believe tht it is an eternal and sometimes reaaaaaaally hard effort 2 constantly remind urself tht u don't care abt wht other ppl think abt u regarding certain aspects of ur life...
    mynameisismyname mynameisismyname 16-17, F Dec 10

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    Every time when I'm in school, I get too many headaches when my teachers give me some hard question that I can't figure. Don't get me wrong, I'm a straight A student, but sometimes...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response Dec 13

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    My boyfriend is 57 years old, and I'm 35. I'm worried about missing out on life experiences because he's been there done that already. I also know I have no idea what the future...
    phoebe1163 phoebe1163 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 14

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    I think that we grown up people use a big part of our brain capacity much more than kids that's why we can't manage to control all that capacity and we ended up panicking and...
    Sparklecat Sparklecat 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 15

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    I think i think too much !
    Asemeto Asemeto 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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