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I Care Too Much What Others Think of Me

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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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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    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...

     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 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 6 days ago

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    I'm just beginning to think I cared too much... That's what just happened....
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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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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    I'm guilty of caring too much about people. They see me as a nice giving person but no one ever stops to give to me in return. Once people get what they want or need from you, they...
    FireQueen10 FireQueen10 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Today I was talking with one of my EP friends about how a guy on here ignored me for no apparent reason. No matter what I tried to say to him, he wouldn't respond.. I don't believe...
    Tazzu Tazzu 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    why do I care about you so much? you're just 1 in 7,000,000,000. no, you're my 1 in 7,000,000,000.
    thefandomthief thefandomthief 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Liarrrs! everybody care about it
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 6 days ago

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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 Sep 1

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    The positive side to this, is that when someone I know has walked almost the same path as me I'll try my hardest to make it easier for them. I go out of my way to remain their...
    DaFufinator DaFufinator 18-21, M Aug 30

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    Hmm. I thought I was mostly over that. Well, now I know my next step. I was originally supposed to have the weekend off, which is rare, since evidently I'm the only person they...
    Aikin2 Aikin2 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Is it wrong to expect some small gesture other than "I'm sorry" after a big fight?
    panikki panikki 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Am letting flies out the door. When calm or sad. Fok. Weird. Lmao.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 30

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    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Is it really too much to expect so much more from another person? I didn't use to think that expecting a spouse to love you, be there for you, or simply talk to you would be too...
    Lovinu0429 Lovinu0429 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Self esteem or a sense of worth is a very fragile thing for me. I am not competent to comment on others' feelings on the same matter, but some words (even if spoken in a different...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M Aug 20

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    I drink abit too much for my age but who cares ?! Who cares if one day i drink too much and don't wake up, no one would give a crap. It takes away memories and replace them with...
    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    People always ask me, why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F Aug 18

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    My mind is always going turning things around and around, trying to understand why i am alone again but head over heels in love with someone i can't have and may have already moved...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It's an INTJ thing I guess. It's too much to think about right now.
    blackstr8cuckold blackstr8cuckold 41-45, M Aug 18

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    I think I drink to much but when I do I feel happier & seem to be able to express myself better without so much worry about being misunderstood or rejected. I'm trying not to drink...
    xox0xox xox0xox 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I over think too much about everything .
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I think i think too much before i sleep!
    Fatemah97 Fatemah97 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I do and I worry too much aswell I know I shouldn't but I can't help it...
    xhumairax xhumairax 13-15, F Aug 29

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    You Are An ENTP.The VisionaryYou are charming, outgoing, friendly. You make a good first impression.(I'm definitely outgoing and friendly, and I hope I make a good first impression...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    It is one of the problems with my profession. I am a lawyer, so I spend way too much time during the day on my butt -- either at my desk, or in court, etc. I think I need to buy...
    aarontkdbball aarontkdbball 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Drank too much at the weekend and now I feel so depressed. I hate this feeling. I really need to stop drinking so much on a night out. I don't know if I do it because I'm exhausted...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M Aug 25

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    x.x one problem i have, that i notice is that i msg ppl... alot... idk, i guess i just like keeping in touch with ppl, and i like sharing experiences with things x.x. I always ask...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M Aug 20

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    I want to stop!:( I watch and read too much:( every fricken day:(
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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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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    Yea. I do get hurt often for caring too much. That's just my nature..
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 4 days 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 10 hrs 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 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