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I Care Too Much What Others Think of Me

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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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    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 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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    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    I always worry about waht others think of me, and because of this, I always come out as being too withdrawn, or not interested in talking to others.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 Mar 26

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    Why do i care so much i guess its just who i am. Some log off and do not give a second thought to those on line for me that has never ever been the case. I care too much for people...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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    Not caring what others think is freedom
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 26

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    I think I care too much about the people who couldn't give less than 2shits about me, and my existence and sometimes knowing that. I end up crying myself to sleep... Especially...
    QueenofIceandRoses QueenofIceandRoses 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Who is worse. Those who care too much. Or those who hurt the caring for profit.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh seriously I don't care about myself anymore I just wanna die, I donno why everyone one I meet will either ignore, reject or leave me it's just too much, I just...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    stuff them. stuff their words back down their throats. I only care about those I love and what they think. Other than that, I do not care what the rest thinks. I am happier that...
    meetmeinthepouringrain meetmeinthepouringrain 22-25, M Apr 5

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    I care way too much and take everything too seriously. And nothing can take the pain away that I feel from my let downs at least nothing I've found yet.
    ReneeTay ReneeTay 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Lol. Lmao. Too often. Lol. Have begged God to lessen it. Did drugs. Tried medications. And my caring grew. Plus rage grew. So many deluded critics...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 10

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    The more you care the more you get hurt and the more you have too lose
    Sw33love Sw33love 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I'm fed up of caring wish I could be like everyone else, just not give a **** and carry on as normal. Every person that walks into my life makes me feel worthless and not good...
    GhostGirl97 GhostGirl97 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Sometimes I think I met you for a reason.
    DrexelFloriene DrexelFloriene 36-40, F Apr 5

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    You know what I find funny? That there was a point in time where you had a best friend and told them everything and now they dont even text to see if you're okay or even text you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 7

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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 6 Responses Mar 29

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    And I'm one of those people but I'm not prepared to be poor .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    How ironic it is that you can enlighten someone's life by just talking to them but you can't do it to yourself. You can make other people laugh so hard wherein you are the one who...
    ShadesofWhite67 ShadesofWhite67 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was young I was brought up constantly being told that money was scarce and that we couldn't spare even a single dollar on "unnecessary" things. This has roots in the...
    BenignSoul BenignSoul 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    It is essential and certainly makes life easier, but ultimately it only leads half way down the road to happiness
    Procrastin8 Procrastin8 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Came on ep to find views. Found jerks. And bots. And sales. And peers. Youtube video says facebook is sad weed. Not sure. Facebook irked me. Made me mad...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 25

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    I was not the one you sought after, I was just the only one who was there...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Killed a bug. Shed it two times. Then killed it. And felt bad. Went to pick up glass. To make amends. But still feel horrid. And hate the people who caused it...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 4

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    You knew I'd be there for you, you knew I love you, you knew. You used me. I still love you.. And you're going to use me and abandon me, like everyone else does. You say you're...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16

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    I worry so much about my inner family circle. The past few years have been so hard on us and I am worried we won't succeed at the things we want to achieve. It weighs down on me so...
    BIGOZGOOD BIGOZGOOD 41-45 Apr 13

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    I always find myself thinking way too much or over thinking something. For example, throughout the day, my mind wonders everywhere from funny things, to ideas, to sexual thoughts...
    rockerstar rockerstar 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The greatest reward in my life would be to *finally* have the ability to be myself, regardless of what others think.
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The truth is, I am too demanding of others.. You know when we faced disappointments upon disappointments in life, we would reach a point where we wonder what the fvck is wrong...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 hr ago

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    As a child, I based my ideas of how friends and romantic partners should be on how they were in books. I still haven't quite managed to shake this idea yet...but yes, I do think we...
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    This is a personality test. Choose one and read your result below. Don't take too long in thinking and just choose whatever catches your attention.If you are drawn to 1, Deep Down...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago