I Care Way Too Much About What People Think About Me

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    I can't be happy with myself.

    It has got to the point where I break down at the randomest times and I just feel so alone. I need help.
    gnokkv gnokkv
    18-21, F
    Nov 16, 2015

    Actually I don't care one bit

    unless they have significant value to me. Other than that, screw them we are all going to die one day so why bother caring what they think.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    tbh i don't, im 18 prolly older then you i got

    2 gfs a truck and already accepted to 3 collages. so keep talkin ****. i can bench 315 lbs 14 reps while your girl licks my sweaty taint. i also have a sensitive side. i read animal farm while death cab is playing in the background. i often change my religious beliefs. and girls...
    jasonBK1 jasonBK1
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 18

    I do i shouldn't but i do

    because i am quiet people tend to know how to even tho they know am not very confident twist the knife in and know how to emotionally get to me and know how to manipulate me i can't seem to be strong and not let it bother me
    fanofpll fanofpll
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    might as well call me Blurryface

    because I care what you think
    GayUkes GayUkes
    13-15, T
    2 Responses Jan 30

    I keep telling myself to stop caring anymore

    but still, every time someone says something that might be offensive about me, or someone tells me that I've been talked and gossiped about, I feel myself tear up. I care too much.
    The1996 The1996
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    I have an approval addiction in care what

    people think about me to the point that other's opinions can dictate my mood or how I feel about my own self.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 15

    More than I should, always said one shouldn't

    care about what others think of you and yet still I do. I am making progress however.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2015

    Why do we care so much about what others think

    about us? We are all imperfect creatures who are all beautiful. Why not just be original? The world is filled with so much wannabes and clones. Normal is boring. So be yourself!! Love yourself and respect other's judgments and opinions.
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    Usually, I Don't

    I'm usually selective. I don't generally let people get to know me. It takes a while. I warm up to people slowly (at least usually) If someone doesn't like me, that's cool. I'm not for everyone. It doesn't bother me. (not usually) What does bother me is when someone...
    NoLongerHere NoLongerHere
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 21, 2012

    I need a vacation. like seriously really need

    it. because I just feel like nothing in here. I feel empty. I need the meaning of life. I just hate to act like I'm not pay attention to what people say, but deep inside me I do care about anything what people say about me. and I just tired to act like that. I don't know what I...
    itzalice itzalice
    16-17, F
    Feb 26

    I wish I didn't care at all.

    I tell myself not to care because we are all one tiny little speck in this universe it **** like that just does not matter. But it is still always in the back of my mind. Like I want to delete my social media networks because I feel insecure when I don't get enough likes it if...
    simplycece simplycece
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 13, 2015

    I just want to be accepted

    and even of I am I still don't feel I am, its an issue
    MrLazyCloud MrLazyCloud
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    I wish I didn't. I can tell myself right now,

    in the comfort of my home, that it doesn't matter what people think. I'm right. And I know I'm right. As soon as I leave the house, though, I can't help but become self-conscious. I feel like I'm being judged by every person that I come across and, worse than this, I care what...
    ThomasYep ThomasYep
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    About me, about, what I do

    or don't do, and even about the guy I THINK I'd like to date...
    Naockey Naockey
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2015

    I am bothered about what may people think about

    me. I'm quiet when I think its my time to be. I'm playful, hyper, exagg sometimes, had attitudes, boring to be with, and I think people that surrounds me are disgusted about the way I am. It always pops in my head if I'm so annoying or boastful or so proud of myself that I can...
    ThisDame ThisDame
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2015

    I can't help it. Social anxiety prevents me

    from being able to not care
    ndfan97 ndfan97
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    Is my hair ok? Is my makeup ok?

    Are my leggings to thin? Am I bloated today? Do you think I am pretty?
    Kellishere Kellishere
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 17

    He wants to know why I'm

    so standoffish. I'm standing here alone while they are visiting. I think I detect anger at me coming from his sister but she could just be really busy and tired. I hate assuming and believing someone doesn't have a problem with me then find out later they did. I feel so stupid...
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    It dawned on me that I truly don't know

    who the real me is. I have changed and molded myself into things I think will gain the acceptance and approval of those around me. Just to feel accepted I am willing to change myself (without realizing it) just to suit a preference or a interest which is liked. Sitting in pure...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2015

    I constantly feel like I change myself

    or suppress a part of who I am when I'm around people because when I am myself entirely I get judged on something or many things about myself. I want to say **** it and be myself and not care what they think but every little dig hurts and some people have bigger shovels than...
    talenb24 talenb24
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    I always say I don't care

    but the truth is, its all I think about while meeting new people..
    MonkeyBuisness1 MonkeyBuisness1
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    I come on here to read the stories of those

    who are having any sort of problem and offer my support and advice to them; but in doing so I neglect myself and at the end of the day I'm still broken.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    my mum hates me i don't know anymore,

    but I'm not going to give up looking for my dad i miss him a lot
    Liamlovee Liamlovee
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Feb 18

    All my life I have tried to live up to people's

    expectation of who or what im supposed to be. I will change who I am just to fit in, I always felt like an outsider like i dont belong. I've often been told that I am stupid or that I lack common sense, that i'm weird or odd. Ive been told by people that there seems to be...
    jojobro23 jojobro23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2015
    TinaAlways TinaAlways
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    I need to shut off that part of me somehow.

    The part that takes everything to heart. I know it annoys people and I don't want to do that any longer.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    I always have to be honest.

    When I was 10 I went to a new school and I wanted everyone to like me. I was friends with a lot of people but I couldn't keep up with it. Then I got bullied and everything fell apart. It became even more important to be accepted. But it didn't matter how much I tried. I went to...
    Rozemarijn Rozemarijn
    18-21, F
    Feb 27

    I am in a situation where people don't believe

    me, and they don't believe in me, and alltough I try not to take it personal, it still gives me a crappy feeling. It doesn't help that I'm already weak from illness, but I still wish other people's negative views and lack of understanding could just roll off me like water on a...
    maybemaybenotwhat maybemaybenotwhat
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 10

    Before i say anything,

    i used to think of every possible reaction that could happen. It was very stressful for me. I came to a point where I rarely talked to anyone in the fear that i might mess up and what I've said may somehow affect me in the future. Later i realized that you can't impress everyone...
    Andrewsarchus Andrewsarchus
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 3

    Beauty is not your looks on the outside.

    Beauty is only the way others see you on the insides of their own minds. To be "beautiful" tells you nothing of yourself, only of the perceptions of the one giving the compliment, so don't let society's adopted representation of beautiful be yours as well. If you don't feel...
    Taynkbot Taynkbot
    18-21, M
    Jun 15, 2015

    I get anxiety the second I walk into school

    because I feel like everyone's eyes are on me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 1

    I've been struggling with this a lot lately.

    My first year of college wasn't so bad. People weren't exactly jumping at the opportunity to be my best friend or anything, but they didn't hate me. I feel like my band tshirts didn't go well with their pencil skirts... and that's fine, we just 'got along'. But this year one of...
    SplendidChai SplendidChai
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    I Was Like This...

    I was sad and worry what people would think about me, for a time I wanted to tell my story so they could understand me...to my friends I said: think about it, why should I leave the luxury and my kids back...to be with nothing???...then I decided I do not have to explain to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    8 Responses Apr 17, 2008

    I would like to know

    if anyone feels the same way Right now and for a while it has felt like I'm the only one who struggles so much with this Like to the point where it effects EVERYTHING You just want to give up all the time because the feelings are horrible. I know I'm not the only one. But I...
    Jordbaerbonnie Jordbaerbonnie
    31-35, F
    Jan 30

    I wish I didn't care what people think.

    I fully get the logic of it, I know you can't please everyone. But I can't quite force myself to quit trying. To quit caring. My head is filled with so many philosophical thoughts, that both contradict and support each other. I think I figure something out, about who I am or...
    glitched glitched
    26-30, F
    Jan 29, 2014

    I Don't Care

    I am 63 years old and I could give a %^$% about what people think.  I know some of you are young but realize that if someone thinks bad of you, they are just using that as a weapon.  For some reason they see you as a threat to their own little world of lies.  When...
    levin60kitty levin60kitty
    61-65
    7 Responses Nov 5, 2008

    This is quite true, especially back in

    highschool when I would constantly obsess over what people would think about the things I said or did.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight
    22-25
    Sep 11, 2015

    My boyfriend told something very interesting

    the other day. He said in order to be truly happy, you must'n care what people think of you because in the long run they don't define or shape what your happiness is.
    PrettyHurtsSince89 PrettyHurtsSince89
    26-30, F
    May 28, 2014

    I'm obsessed with being wanted.

    It's like I have two different people inside of me. One is logical and sees that I'm good enough but as soon as I'm out in a real life situation I only have one goal-I must be loved or I'm not important.
    Josiet42 Josiet42
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    Well...to a certain extent I do. I care alot about what my daughter will think of me when she gets older. I hope she sees me as a good role model. There are things in my life that I've done and would prefer she didn't find out about, but if she does I hope she realizes that they...
    Luci Luci
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 29, 2007

    gofundme.com/9h6mwpus please help

    if possible! Everyone's donations are appreciated!
    RandomGirl152025 RandomGirl152025
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    I think worrying about what everyone else would

    think if I was authentically me might have cost me my marriage. I don't think there's any going back now. Find people who love you for you, not what you bring into their lives. It's so very important.
    form409 form409
    31-35, M
    Feb 16

    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 there and their with their friends - even though I enjoy going out with my mum. I'm scared to go to the Gym by myself to lose...
    T055 T055
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2014

    i feel like i have the worst smile

    and the weirdest eyes the biggest pimples and the worst cheeks :'(
    greemn greemn
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    I always let my own thoughts get to me.

    I'm constantly worrying if I'm annoying someone or if they are pretending to like me. I don't act, dress, or talk the way I want to because I'm so worried about it. I keep everything bottled up because I don't want to burden others with my problems?
    CosmicPoison CosmicPoison
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    So for our yearbook in high school we have a

    section that's called "seniors best" there's category's such as best hair, best smile, most sarcastic and much more. Anyways I'm a natural flirt. I've only been with one guy and intimate with. I DO NOT hoe around. It's just natural flirting even when I don't mean it.. Anyways I...
    thatgirlvannesa thatgirlvannesa
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 12
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