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I Overanalyze Everything

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 15

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    Ovrnlys

    Yep, sure do. I make big deals out of things that mean nothing to other people. That's not so bad.. but I do often get things mixed up a little - I don't notice the important things. I only look beneath the surface.. I forget to look ON the surface! =[
    bulletinmybutterflywing bulletinmybutterflywing 18-21, F May 20, 2008

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    Maybe What's Why I'm So Quiet

    Whatever i see, i try to figure out the question ..."Why?" Say I saw a dog tied to a parking peter outside a store, I wouldn't just see a dog tied to a pole and thats it. Instead I'd look at it and try to wonder why it's there?, where the owner went? why is...
    doink doink 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    Built Differently

    I look at people saying things and i'm not listening the way i should be. I'm sitting there analyzing them profusely. I think of the way they say something and how the things they've said previously connect or don't connect with the current message they are conveying. I wonder...
    MrsRadiohead MrsRadiohead 18-21 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    Wish I Could Stop

    but i have one of those brains that insists on going, going, going, long after i've had enough analytical thinking for one day. i feel like the energizer bunny is in there, banging his drum and driving me nuts!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    YES!!! ...

    YES!!! Constantly -- I think it is the root of all my problems honestly.
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy 46-50 1 Response Oct 23, 2007

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    If It's Not This, It's That.

    Everything can be interpreted differently.  So whenever someone says something, whether it's directed at me or not, i'll think about every possible thing that it could mean. I especially overanalyze things that my friends friends say as well as what guys say.  I know...
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    Both Sides

    I can take both sides of most any argument and sometimes do even when I am the only one talking...
    undescribable undescribable 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    Mulling

    When presented with "supposed" fact or assertion, I have the tendency to mull over these and think of scenarios where these can apply simply to validate whether they are true. At work, this tendency is very useful. However, in a relationship, I realize that over analyzing things...
    alexisalex alexisalex 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2011

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    When Faced With a Decision...

    When faced with a decision, even a simple one, I overanalyze the situation to death. This makes decision-making for me almost impossible. People constantly tell me that I'm the most indecisive person that they've ever met. When my avid use of overanalyzing deals with random...
    SjAnan SjAnan 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    I Don'T Trust People

    I have only a few friends I trust, and I've known them for 10+ years. I don't seem to trust new people anymore. I'm single because of this. It's as if I lost the desire to date because I can't imagine getting that close to someone! I hate that my brain is like this!!
    XjustbreatheX XjustbreatheX 31-35, F Aug 11, 2013

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    I admit I have been obsessing

    and over-analyzing. Over thinking to the point of tears, or panic. Its tearing me apart, and is getting to the point where my thinking isn't even rational or lining up with reality. Anyone else been here? Step one is admitting the problem...whats step two? I'll give some...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I Over Analyse Everything.

    These days its been drive'in me crazy. Esp before bed I tend to worry abt and overanalyze every single little thing, even the most important. I Feel like I need a break, a break from the constant over thinking. I need to find solutions and I need to find them now.
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Others

    I can pin mine down to insecurity, but I really can't figure out what it is I am insecure about. I have a feeling it has to do with seeking approval as I tend to overanalyze mostly others' actions or reactions. I'm doing it now. Heh!
    Mekk Mekk 19-21, M Oct 7, 2007

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    Internal Dialogue

    I've been told everything from "You have too much internal dialogue.  Just relax." to "You're the most neurotic person I know!"  I worry about EVERYTHING which in turn, leads me to overanalyze things that really don't require much thought at all...
    Crumble Crumble 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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    Could I Possibly Make Things Any Harder For Myself?

    I'm always analyzing everything that is happening around me. It's like I'm playing this huge match of chess on my mind, trying to predict everybody else's next move. It leads me usually to situations that I'm just constantly over-analyzing things instead of doing something about...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    Yup. I just can't shut my brain up.

    There is no way. Sometimes weed helps but other times it makes my mind that much more active. It's so annoying, sometimes I can't even walk down a street without analyzing the way the streets were built, how people interact when they walk past each other, where that behaviour is...
    starstruckruby starstruckruby 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I Think I'm..overthinking This One...

    If a teacher said, "Write a paper on Apes." I would then think, "MLA Format? Size? Font? Length? What specifically on Apes?Do I need this or that?" I can take the simplest assignment and turn it into the most difficult assignment I've had all...
    MissChii MissChii 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2009

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    I Think I Overanalyze When Nec...

    I think I overanalyze when necessary, and sometimes when unnecessary.  I don't overanalyze absolutely everything because that's impossible, but i do overanalyze a lot of things. 
    vanillavanity vanillavanity 16-17, F Oct 23, 2007

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    I Am An Intj, So the Answer Is...

    I am an INTJ, so the answer is yes.  I have been known to overanalyze my analyst.
    Mandragora Mandragora 46-50, F Oct 23, 2007

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    Overanalyse

    Overanalyse,I do indeed,Everything,It’s no wonder,I’m always left behind!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Jun 16, 2012

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    Why Not Act?

    I now I can deal with the consequences, but I still find myself weighing all the options until there are no options. To be fair to myself, I am improving. Instead of playing social games in my head, I'm playing them in real life.  Sometimes (oftentimes even) I feel like a...
    neumanandroid neumanandroid 21-25, M Jan 19, 2008

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    I Create More Problems When I Think

    As I've grown older and matured more I've realized the value of NOT putting so much thought into absolutely EVERYthing.  Good for me, *YAY, BRAVO!*  BUT ... this only gives me more time to think about the big stuff.  The stuff that does need to be thought about...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2007

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    Yup. I'm an overanalyzer!

    And I once read a very good blog about how it's more of a curse than a blessing and I can testify to this. It's like having your brain constantly active, you can barely do anything spontaneously which kills the fun of it, it's kind of like wanting to do everything the right way...
    khardia khardia 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    Overanalyzing Gets Me In Trouble

    I have always been told I overanalyze.  In my jobs and especially in raising children. From what they wear to who they hang around and who they talk to on the phone - I spend hours wondering if they are safe, if they are doing too much, if they are with the wrong friends...
    extremedad extremedad 41-45, M Dec 28, 2007

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    My Mind Just Wont Shut Up

    i hate it. i think too much and usually it goes the negative route.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    And....

    For the first time in 25 years I am thinking of things, things I have dared not think about, they have automatically come forward and rather than let them swim around and around trying to connect to the side of my mind, i try and connect them, try to think of how things I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 12, 2009

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    I Have Issues.

    I feel like I’ve had this issue for the longest time but I’ve only realized how crippling it is as of late. Even as I write this post I am very aware of every detail…I go as far as thinking how long this will take me to write, whether or not any of its content will...
    jungmi jungmi 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2011

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    I Hate It

    If someone says something to me, I think really hard about it and try to see if they're saying something horrible about me, or if they're calling me ugly or fat, and I know that I'm being ridiculous but I get so paranoid. I hate it!! Then when I say something to someone else, I...
    forgotten607 forgotten607 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2009

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    Yep. I Do.

    Let me take a step back, and THINK some more about how to chill out and relax. I went from horny to headache in about 2 minutes flat, and that is not a good thing. I'm going to reflect for a little while...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2011

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    I Feel Some Things I Call "little Shames" Which Happens To Thoughts With No Natural Reason To Feel Ashamed.

    This is a strange title. It's about a primary thing I felt since my childhood and I would like to find some other people with similar experiences because when I google for this thing, I don't know how other people that might have it would describe it. I have found most other...
    AllosEgw AllosEgw 26-30 Mar 23, 2012

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    Im Losing Friends And Family From This

    I think most people or after me, for the last 3 years i have been very depressed and isolated. i still think that its not ALL me, my biggest thing is my son had a child 4 1/2 years ago, i was a grandmother first 2 years of his life and then they broke up and the mother got full...
    lucycat1957 lucycat1957 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    Depends On What's Going On

    I'm a really bad person to over-analyze. I estimate I've taken about 4 years off the end of my life from the anxiety that over analyzing has provided me with in some cases. However, I will be clear that I over analyze most everything, but not everything (not to mention not all...
    LostFlight LostFlight 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2008

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    Yeah Drives Me Crazy!! ...

    yeah drives me crazy!! I blow everything out of proportion.
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F Oct 23, 2007

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    I overanalyze things. It is good that I make a living analyzing things. I have helped many people with this skill. I work with people with disabilities, so my gift for analysis has...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Well I believe that everything happens for a reason, but in a certain philosophical way. I'm not going to explain all my beliefs I've arrived at philosophically, but essentially I...
    Lateralus07 Lateralus07 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    Sometimes I hate everything . This means that I hate my life and everyone else and sometimes even myself. And ironically I hate hating. So then I repeat over and over to myself...
    MentalTravelor MentalTravelor 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I try to be anyway. And I do have lots of things to be thankful for. Never on Thanksgiving though. Never on the day that is so dedicated to giving thanks. I just can't. I don't...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Well I'd be a fool to believe "everything" wouldn't I? I've been lied to so much in my life and I'm still lied to to this day. So what would make me believe everything? I have a...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    I don't get why I have to sit and watch priests chant hymns that I don't understand. Why should I sit through all that smoke and fire? What's worse- people are all watching! Like...
    mridulaharihar mridulaharihar 22-25, F Nov 30

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    I think life is just to short if your happy with your life make sure you tell who ever is in your life that you love them so much because you could wake up and it will all be gone...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F Nov 30

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    Sorry if i post so much, i just need to get so many things out at the moment. I hate absolutely everything right now. I don't even see why i am still here. I have no reason to even...
    xxbangbangxx xxbangbangxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I don't know what it is but, I have a weird personality. but I think everybody got that inside of them. u can have a little bit of everything in race, type of music, activities...
    ThatOneBlackGurl ThatOneBlackGurl 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    He and my kids are my everything. Don't think that he realizes it. I wish I was someone's everything
    candacej1983 candacej1983 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    James2581uiu1 James2581uiu1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I definitely have a habit of overanalysing everything. I hate how I tend it overanalyse everything and end up messing with my head.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Dec 8

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    I just want someone I can tell everything to, someone who will really care about me and what I have to say. I hate keeping everything inside!
    courtalicious courtalicious 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 14

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    Googe! It has all the info you need, and amswer to everything
    ash99906 ash99906 22-25, M Nov 22

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    I overthink everything in attempts to make sense of things, or put my mind at ease. It tends to just give me more anxiety, or make my mind go in loops. But I can't help it. :/
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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