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I Over Think and Over Analyze Everything

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    20 Steps Backwards..

    Today hit me with a ton of bricks.. I have no idea why I was so miserable and depressed all day.. I was crying at the drop of a hat and arguing with everyone in my life.. What I dont understand is that I was trying so hard to work my DBT. I was even sitting here on the couch with...
    MidniteAngel MidniteAngel 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2013

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    Just Look At My Username

    I do over think and over analyze everything, why? I wish I knew why but it tortures me so badly, it cause me so much pain because I assume the worst is gonna happen to me because of my luck in life. I haven't been lucky a lot in life. I got out of the mental hospital like 1...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 18, 2012

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    Too Much

    I try to rationalize everything to understand things and people. I want to understand things all the time, but tend to come up short. I don't want to assume things and justify myself as well as others in life. It is probably nothing but a hopeless dream as I will never understand...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    And Still Make the Wrong Decision!

    Maybe I should let it go, the more I analyze, the farther I am from truth. Not everybody can analyze, maybe I should resign.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......... I Wonder If Anyone Will Even Read This? ≫.≫

    Anywho, i overthink alot. Like even now i totally knew what i was going to write about for this story but i took the time to think about the title and boom lost the previous thought. Story of my life. So i overanalyze alot of things i wouldnt say everything, but i know most life...
    TerrifiedoftheUnknown TerrifiedoftheUnknown 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    It Can Be Annoying

    Whenever im not doing anything , im thinking of a certain subject , and how a discussion about this subject would go with a specific person , i think of every possible conversation between me and that person concerning that subject and then about another person or...
    InMyLife InMyLife 22-25, M Jun 26, 2009

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    Maybe Not Overly So

    Maybe not overly so, but I do think and analyze quite a bit. Mostly because it helps me plan and sort out my thoughts.
    xxbloodyfretboardxx xxbloodyfretboardxx 18-21, F 3 Responses May 27, 2009

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    So True

    It's the typical Libra in me; constantly seeking to balance the scales of my mind, my heart, and my life in general. Wanting desperately to have them tip them in my favor . . .
    KattG KattG 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Over Analyze So Much It Hurts

    I have always over analyzed everything in my life for as long as I can remember. Usually people get to a point in their life where they stop caring what others think of them. I feel like I constantly still try to please others and want to be liked by everyone. Many times I would...
    splittiger splittiger 22-25, F Oct 5, 2013

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    One Night Somehow...

    I convinced myself that my mother would be dead I the morning.... Due to my over analyzing! >-< Yes this is a true story It was about 1am and i was restless, so I played some music to drown out the silence. Eventually(I'm not sure when) I started thinking and analyzing my...
    ThinkBlissful ThinkBlissful 13-15, F Jan 30, 2013

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    Analysis Paralysis

    This is my Achilles heel.  Ever in fear of making the 'wrong' decision I analyze things to death.  I've come to understand where this thinking comes from--my childhood.  Funny how I always thought psychology was a crock of...uh...nonsense, but at the end...
    bioyah bioyah 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 16, 2008

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    A Spotless Mind Might Be Alright..

    I wish I could get over things easily.. even when I know that I shouldn't be bothered sometimes, certain things will eat away at me until I'm worn thin. Right now I wish I could turn off my mind.. I wish I could stop wandering and over thinking.. analyzing things beyond what's...
    wtfwolf wtfwolf 18-21, M 1 Response May 14, 2010

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    Serious Over Thinker

    Sometimes I wish I could turn off my brain. I am the absolute worst at over thinking things. I analyze everything ,but my own thoughts and actions get the most pondering. I like things to be neat and tidy and the same applies to my thoughts. I sit on the fence about very little...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Over Think And Over Analyze!!!

    I drive myself CRAZY !!! AHHHHH!!!! LOL
    quietbeauty quietbeauty 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    I over think everything,

    from a single word said to the way someone looks at me.. I think about words that I have said, actions I have taken, what would have happened if... I plan ahead for everything, just incase.. My plans have back up plans.. I get very stressed out if things don't go as...
    rustydiamond22 rustydiamond22 26-30, F May 13

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    I Worry About What People Think...

    I always wake up feeling anxious in the morning. There is no specific reason most of the time, I just do. I pick up my mobile concerned about what messages might be waiting for me; I look in the mirror worried about finding a new spot or something; I am self-conscious about my...
    Rich23 Rich23 21-25 3 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    Im The One To...

    I was watching TV with my mom. Im pretty sure the show was the X Factor. Anyways, it was near Christmas and so everyone was wearing christmas colors. I was watching the scream when something red caught my eye. I turned my attention to the back corner of the screen and saw Santa...
    Aliahxx Aliahxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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    Let’s Stop and Think About This…

    I spend a lot of time over thinking, over analyzing, and just stressing about it all. Why do I put my self through this emotional maze I wonder? Why can’t I just live in a bliss world and figure what I don’t know won’t heart me. I mean yes it’s true that...
    Orphic Orphic 21-25, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2008

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    Every time I step outside my house I count down

    the minutes hours until I return home and as I am on my way home I always tend to enjoy the wind as it touches my skin the warmth of the suns rays as they set even more so then when they rise the colors that change the sky as we wait for the moon to glisten sends me in a panic...
    someone926 someone926 22-25, M Jan 31

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    Don't Text Him!

    Don't text him. It will only lead to something bad. It would be a terrible idea to text him right now. Don't text him. But what if it went well? No! Don't text him! There's a much greater chance of it going wrong! Don't do it! DON'T TEXT HIM! Maybe I'll flip a coin. If it's...
    tautology tautology 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2010

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    This Can Be Dangerous

    I think, think and rethink a lot of the time. I have always done well in shcool, etc., but on tests - I would always answer the question, go back, second guess and answer it again.   When something small happens (he says he will call - he didn't call) my mind...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Well

    im already over analyzing who will comment on this
    benoticed benoticed 18-21, F Oct 12, 2012

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    I Guess This Is Who I Am

    Having a mind like this is so fustrating.. My mind is a ticking journal, its NEVER resting ever,thus im never relaxed. Crap, the worst bit about it is not being able to shut my mind down from these annoying thoughts are not even events that have any significance to me personally...
    EbonyAndIvoryy EbonyAndIvoryy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5, 2012

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    I Can't Help It

    I over analyse almost everything. The way a person breaths I even analyse. I did psychology and that only worsened my annoying habit. Sometimes it can be good and help me recognise stuff but most of the time it's bad, unnecessary and leaves me in a bad mood because it always...
    jheyjuneice jheyjuneice 18-21, F Aug 13, 2012

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    Personally,

    I would like to experience what its like to not to over think and analyze everything all day everyday. I believe i have been this way my entire life, but i havent noticed it until starting kindergarden back in 1992. It even effects my concentration. I'm afraid that I will be this...
    NDR1987 NDR1987 26-30, M Nov 12, 2012

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    Hhhhhmmm

    I have a huge habit of over analyzing just about everything. If someone says good morning in a different tone than normal it starts. Just with something as simple as that. This has gotten me into unnecessary arguments and has ruined friendships. But has also brought me clarity...
    wearyabin wearyabin 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2011

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    I always look for what I should have done

    differently, or what I did wrong, or how I could of done things better.. and that's when I do well with something. If I made a mistake, or did something I felt was wrong.. then I will go over and over in my head exactly what I did and why.. Sometimes It just runs through my...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    I Over Think And

    over analyze everything - or maybe not? ->  thats where it starts...    :..
    vince007 vince007 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2010

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    So I do this every time

    and I hate it... As soon as I hangout with a guy I think differently of them. I recently got asked to hangout with one of my guy friends from work. I always thought he was cute but never really thought of him in that way. All last week he text me like every day and then by the...
    NRF25 NRF25 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 31

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    Thinking....

    I think and analyze, and then think some more.... I make connections, I explain things to myself, and then I think about those things some more. For example, I will meet someone new and analyze their actions, their bodylanguage, and what they said. Then, the...
    chancesbreathe chancesbreathe 22-25, F 8 Responses May 26, 2009

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    Make It Stop, Please!! I Have Hw To Do

    I wish i can shut my head down. i think of the good, the bad, the present, the future. imagine fairy tails and tragedies. get depressed because fairy tails never come true and tragedies do. i think of the past, look at the present, and get especially hurt because i can't even cry...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2012

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    Why Be Normal?

    All my life people have been telling me that I "think too much". Of course I analyzed this and felt that maybe they were not't thinking enough. After a recent episode with a girl, however, I began wondering if maybe I DO think too much... what the hell does that even mean...
    machineman02 machineman02 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    Only Irratating When You Notice It?

    I'm 15 and lately i have realised my analysing. I always notice when other people analyse and observe them to see how often they do it. But of course this is just to try and justify my constant thoughts as 'normal'. I realised it after a ridiculous dependance on cannabis...
    sirnicholas sirnicholas 16-17, M Apr 22, 2010

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    Dimensions

    Then all becomes clearer. x p
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    Over Analyzing And Thinking Leads To Worry

    I over analyze and think pretty much everything especially small worthless things that dont need to be thought about. I think of what might happen and all of the possibilites, negative and positive but mainly negative. For example why a friend hasnt text back or someone i...
    kiz121 kiz121 18-21 1 Response Apr 18, 2010

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    I Have Over Thought The Meaning Of Life And Myself To Meaninglessness

    I have "how'd" and "why'd" myself and life for a long time. And I think I have took it to the extent it could go. Now I'm in a "nothingness" reality, and a "consciouslessness" self. This is beyond depersonalization, I'm actually comfortable in that, but this? At least when I'm...
    Suckedinmymind Suckedinmymind 31-35 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    Just Randomness

      Our lives are filled with epiphanies; moments of acute clarity and understanding about anything and everything. And they can result in little bursts of wonderment and joy or something akin to the dull ache Ifelt after a dream I had a few nights ago of a stranger behind...
    mikalbobikal mikalbobikal 46-50, M 8 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    It Annoys My Friends

    To me, everything is a puzzle. It is something to be solved. Anything that presents itself strongly to me then has to be figured out and made efficient, even social interaction or unsolvable topics in conversation. I really don't need to do this as much as I do but I find I can...
    MechanicalBunny MechanicalBunny 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    i think its a way for success,,when you think about everything you have a chance for get the key for all of those problems that may happen !
    CassieJess CassieJess 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I was paranoid for the past few months about this girl my boyfriend and I met during our beach vacation. They have the same "last minutes" online on Facebook and liking each other...
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Guilty as charged. Just like now. While I check out this app.
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M Jul 2

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    I constantly question whether or not love is real because it cannot be proven, it isn't finite, & you can't see, hear, or touch it.
    rangek rangek 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really can't stop thinking about everything, my mood is all over the place lately. I just want everything to return to how it was
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I daydream about who i want to be, who i'm becoming and i over analyze everything . I have lots of questions and think about life . I see the world from a mature deep perspective...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I like that I'm a thinker, but also don't like it either, cause then I tend to over think and analyze things too much to the point I put myself in a negative state. I try my...
    killabeez89 killabeez89 22-25, T 3 days ago

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    I left my husband about 2 and 1/2 years ago. We were together for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children together, but our marriage was toxic. He was extremely emotionally...
    Octoberbreeze Octoberbreeze 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i over think everything like I cant help but think the worst like when I text a special girl I always think im being clingy and stuff I hate how I am and m worried that shell hate...
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Whenever I start to like a guy I get extremely nervous and self conscious which causes me to over think everything they say or do. I've ruined some good opportunities by over...
    kaco00389 kaco00389 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Life...I think I'm doing it wrong. Bad decisions and stupid inaction. I push myself to try things, learn them, but I feel empty. I wish there was a manual on how to live. I keep...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21, M Jul 13

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    I literally overthink everything. I can't simplify anything. I would love to talk to someone that shares the over thinker quality.
    StemLyfe StemLyfe 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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