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I Care Too Much What Others Think of Me

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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 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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    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, 2014

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    I feel like I care too much for the wrong people and for the wrong things. Every single ******* time i start to care for someone they take advantage of it and act like they don't...
    Photographybrat Photographybrat 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Whilst doing the school run I met a lovely old lady named Barbara. She was such a sweet person who had a warm smile and little dog that she walked daily. Now my family and...
    lozzenbee lozzenbee 22-25, F Mar 16

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    Not caring what others think is freedom
    grgbyce978 grgbyce978 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    i had to literally say goodbye and basically break the heart of someone i really care for out of fear. i wish i didnt care so much but I do. i wish i could be with her but i cant...
    TiME4kushbro TiME4kushbro 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've waited for her almost 2 hours, it was raining but still waiting and she never showed up and never told me a thing. the next day our presentation failed and she blamed me. I...
    Ikimoem0 Ikimoem0 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 10

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    Ever since my mom's passing, who was my best friend, I got to see who my real friends and family are, and not to mention how strong I can be when I bring my situation to Christ...
    GarnetRoses GarnetRoses 22-25, F Mar 2

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    Why do I do anything I do? Is it because it makes me happy? Is it because it makes me a better person? Is it because I want people to THINK that I'm happy and that I've got all my...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    it hurts when i care and the other one leaves me as i am nothing for him it hurts when someone cmes in ur life and makes ur life happy and then steal all happiness in a second it...
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    The caring works. But to cope comes. When tired. Helping others is great. But tired means try to sleep. And trying can bring your pains up. But sleep will come...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 13

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    I think all in life I want that certain someone I will love and love me back. I never worried about the amount of money I had, though it would be good. I think "all you need is...
    WholeLottaPam WholeLottaPam 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    I don't care about getting a job right now because for one, I wouldn't be paid enough for my service. $9 is not enough for 60 minutes of my time. I'll just stay in school right now...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Apparently. But that will change soon. Monsanto stole american farms. So food will be money soon. If a polar shift dont wreck much.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    I've seen people date someone just because of the money. Honestly, I don't care about the money. Don't buy me things or spend money on me. You worked hard and earned that for...
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't want to guard my heart but I'm tired of giving it to people. I think I can trust someone and then they hurt me. I was dating someone who I thought was perfect for me but...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Normally I think stuff through til im kissed then there are times I charge guns blazing
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M Mar 5

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    One mistake after the other giving to everyone but myself ... Allowing things that hurt me to slide rather than making waves.... But drowning myself so many hurting and so little...
    Livinglife42 Livinglife42 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I got too involved in my ex and know I'm hurt. How can you date someone while you're in love with someone else.
    BigandAsian BigandAsian 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 11

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    WTFFFF! Sooo many people I talk to, I never get a text form them first... What the actual fučk? Am I not good enough to talk to you? Okay.. Thanks for that.
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have my opinions. You have your own if they are not nice or funny please keep them to yourself.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 Mar 13

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    I just found out my ex girlfriend who lives a couple states away now is stripping to make money for college we fought for hours about it and she said she would quit I feel terrible...
    meleemonster meleemonster 22-25, M Mar 21

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    Money is important, but I would never ruin my wife and children's lives in my pursuit of money. It's not right that my father hides money and lies to his family because of money. I...
    meadowes meadowes 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My lott in life apparently. No off switch.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 4

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    coz sometimes the more genuine we help there are still people who are opportunistic not all but some of course
    aloneme79 aloneme79 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    all of my friends ask why im alone truth is i trust no one, and if i do the person hurts me in return i rage out and fire back. so the best way for me to help them is to just not...
    NomadxAngelx117 NomadxAngelx117 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    It ****** me off when I try to be nice but then my kindness gets shoved back in my face.
    TZPyrope TZPyrope 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    I feel like I try to be as nice as I can to people but the only thing I get in return is being walked all over by them. Maybe I should just start trying to be a *****...
    TZPyrope TZPyrope 22-25, F Mar 10

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    Thank you tomzgirl for helping me I feel better but it's still not easy and I still feel depressed
    BigandAsian BigandAsian 16-17, M Mar 12

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