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I Care Too Much What Others Think of Me

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 tear my heart open and then I sew myself shut. And my weakness is that I care too much, that's how I always get hurts.
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    Sometimes I need to chill the hell out at work. I'm always tensed out and serious . Sometimes even stressed! The bosses or superiors that overlook everyone are people too. I...
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    MUST STOP CARING AND THINKING WHAT OTHERS MAY THINK OF ME AND LIVE MY LIFE
    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I do care what people think of me. If people don't like my colored lipstick I remove it. Or eyeshadow look. I remove that off my face. I don't want to be talked about. I used to...
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    I think we all come to this point that we don't care about what other think and say about us. The important thing is that you know who you are and even if you are lost in a bunch...
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    I think I trust too much actually. I use to, if I just met you, give you my complete trust. Until you broke it, you had it. A lot of people break things when they didn't have to...
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    And now I seriously don't care coz I'm responsible for myself. If I don't look after me, who will? It's wrong to expect people to do the same and I cannot blame anyone but myself...
    NtshaK NtshaK 18-21, F Oct 2

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    My mind is always racing, I'm thinking of one thing then all of sudden I'm thinking of another thing. I work as a case manager and its draining cause you want to see your clients...
    slashy11 slashy11 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Why can't I just not care, I try so hard, but I just can't not care...
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    Over the last 2 days I have had a friends kids staying. In total I had 9 kids. She needed "me" time so I took them. I feel I did it as she is my only friend but she never takes my...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F Oct 5

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    Oh yes, it's a necessary evil and all that, a tool to acquire the things you want, but it dominates us. The environment would be cleaned up but for the fact they don't see the...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Ever loved someone so much, no matter what, you'll always be there for that person?
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Sep 27

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    Ever loved someone so much, no matter what, you'll always be there for that person?
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    Is it worth it? I'm beginning to think it isn't.
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    If you knew I cared about you..... :,(
    Emoheartbroken Emoheartbroken 13-15, F Sep 28

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    My boyfriend just broke up with me. He says he has a lot of things to do and he doesn't have the time for me. We live far away but I was the one who would drive to his house and...
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    So today i decided to throw my gf a surprise party.. The problem with that is, she never wants to do anything. Not even leave the ******* house.. I told her my friend was going to...
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    A 13 year old exited earth. My loving caring godmother defended the parents. Fok. Why. Fok that. Omfg.
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    13 years old. Wtf. Why. Parents. Peers. Society.
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    And the world will be as one. Really john. When. Nice hope john but doubtful.
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    I?ve shut the door on Yesterday, It's sorrows and mistakes. I?ve locked within its gloomy walls Past failures and heartaches. And now I'v thrown the key away, To seek another room...
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    I do and honestly it's done nothing but hurt me emotionally
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago