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I Overthink and Overanalyze Things

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    I Over-analyze My Feelings

    I constantly wonder if what I'm feeling is really what I'm feeling or if I'm just lying to myself. I have no idea how to fix that problem. At all. I tell myself not to over-analyze, but the question is already there, and I have no way of absolutely finding the answer as...
    SacchrineSmile SacchrineSmile 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2010

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    Never Ending Quest For Smiles!

    My whole life I'm unable to be exactly decisive because I constantly think about every possible outcome in all possible views and understand each one with so much excitement and am dying to share with others who ultimately tire of my never ending madness start to give that you...
    Learnfromyou Learnfromyou 26-30, F Mar 25, 2012

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    I currently have a "problem".

    I've already figured out a solution that is 100% foolproof but I keep rehashing it over and over in my head until it's all I'm thinking about. It's like it can't relax untilb it's done. I'll have a day (or 2 if I'm lucky) until the next problem comes along and I repeat the...
    HorseGirl21 HorseGirl21 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Ariela36 Ariela36 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Some might think that over thinking helps in

    finding various solutions to problems of great difficulty. Well, for me, over thinking is a problem. When a friend decides to act differently, I start to doubt that friend, even if they deny it. I'm scared that they'll find me annoying or worse. I'm scared that one day, they'll...
    Teleport98 Teleport98 16-17, M Feb 1, 2014

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    I Fight It Though

    If someone says a specific thing, i think and analyze it for hours and hours, without reaching any conclusion... >.> sometimes being like this is pretty bad. But some other times it's kinda good.
    rachelness rachelness 18-21, F Jan 8, 2011

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    I tend to overthink way too much.

    When i'm with the person i like (nobody knows), i overthink a smile, a hand gesture, a look which most of the time means nothing at all.
    coldplayx2 coldplayx2 18-21, M Dec 4, 2013

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    Too Much

    It's stressful, but it's a habit. I cant just not do it and still feel normal or okay. I think it has become like a compulsion.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2011

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    High Rpm

    I've improved over time but still think and analyze more than most. Analitical for sure, but time and burnout has forced me to slow down a bit for self preservation. Times of waking up with solutions to problems the night before. My mind racing to analyze peoples's true...
    paco35 paco35 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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    That is when I am bored

    and no plans for the whole day.
    Joeysixx Joeysixx 26-30, M Aug 30, 2014

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    I drive myself crazy overthinking

    and overanalyzing every situation and relationship in my life. If I don't hear back from people quickly, I immediately assume that I did something to make them angry or to screw something up. It keeps me up at night sometimes.
    waiting4mylife2begin waiting4mylife2begin 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2014

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    Recently and most enjoyably I went on a date

    with a rather short girl. She was small and full blooded Mexican her hands so tiny in mine when comparing. At first the date was as awkward as a date can get, I was nervous and didn't expect her to be as short as she was but It wasn't a bad thing because I just don't want to...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Youminevs Youminevs 18-21, F 1 Response 52 mins ago

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    My boyfriend has been acting different lately.

    .. first off, it seems like he doesn't want to spend that much time with me, or at least not as much time as we have been. Which I kind of understand (even though it makes me sad) because for the past 7 months since we started dating we've seen each other almost every day...
    ETph0neh0me ETph0neh0me 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    do you ever get in like a super emotional mood

    and you don't think anyone gives a **** which in reality they all do. yup that's me rn... 😫
    allie72465 allie72465 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I Worry

    I worry about things. A lot. Whenever something starts to go wrong for me, I always imagine the worst case scenario. When things start going bad, I imagine them worse. I'll take things, and blow them out of proportion. I'll imagine far off possibilities that will most likely...
    NoWayToGoOn NoWayToGoOn 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2012

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    I'm Not Sure Who I'm Meant To Be?

    Right now  life its self is at a stand still, on the brink of changing into something unrecognizable. I'm unsure if really its under my control? How am i meant to act towards different people in my life, i have so many characters. putting on a happy act is no longer...
    atashi atashi 16-17, F Jun 14, 2010

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    I over think every situation big

    or small. most times my thoughts all end up being negative. I would say more but I think I shouldn't
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 30

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    I need something to take my mind off my life.

    ..bc every conversation or look people give me I think about over and over for hours and it's exhausting
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Hi everyone. So I was best friends with these

    group of girls through middle school and sophomore year of high school. I stopped being friends with them because they were fake, they talked about each other and always wanted to put me down. They copied everything I did and used me. They were the type of girls that had to...
    sayskaef sayskaef 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2014

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    I Think Too Much

    I think way too much, I really need to change. I'm scared if I don't I may become depressed and also I will lose the few people I have around me due to my bad moods. I would never normally, but I had started reading a self help book, I really hope this works, I don't want to turn...
    Cappuccino123 Cappuccino123 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    All The Time!

    Absolutely anything that anybody says to me, I'll overanalyse it. Even comments on this site, actually. I can dwell on things for weeks when, in the end, there was really no need to have done.
    AKQJ AKQJ 18-21, F Jul 13, 2011

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    I always put meaning into the way people order

    email recipients in a work email. Do you think there's any significance to the order if it's not alphabetic?
    saintluci saintluci 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    Ever felt like you read the story of your life?

    I just did awhile ago, lol, looking at a summary of an illustrated story. It was a peculiar feeling, like someone narrating every major event that led to who I am at the moment. A sense of familiarity embraced me, a small comfort that made me feel a little less lonely. But... I...
    AB2WUS AB2WUS 22-25 Feb 22

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    Too Much For My Own Good

    I used to over think and over analyze as well; maybe not as much as many people do; but still too much for my own good. Now I just let things be; I have no power over anything in my life so my over analyzing always led to depression.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2010

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    1- my name is joelle 2- i've been bullied for 6 yrs 3- i have brown eyes 4- i'm super shy 5-i'm lebanese 6- i'm a gamer 7- i overthink way too much 8- i'm here to finally express...
    StayWithMeDontLeave StayWithMeDontLeave 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My biggest problem is overthinking. So I'm just gonna right out what I'm thinking rn. Just the other day I texted someone, and they wouldn't text back. They don't deserve me, and...
    kidLeftInTheDark kidLeftInTheDark 13-15, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    They're not even big things that have any real impact on anything. They're all really small things but when I think about them I feel horrible and wish I could go back and change...
    newcarsmell newcarsmell 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    help... i cant stop overthinking and it is driving me nuts... :'(
    Depressedgirlxxx Depressedgirlxxx 16-17, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm constantly overthinking about everything, m constantly thinking about how ive lost everything thats ever mattered to me... my friends, family, school is a mess right now, i...
    GabrielBois95 GabrielBois95 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Worried about my dads bday this weekend. The entire family (13 of us) are going boating and having a bbq on the lake and I'm stressing about them cornering me. (More info on that...
    Sewlovely Sewlovely 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    You gotta love triggers, the little things that set it all off and leave you thinking of a situation or person when you'd rather not be.I saw something this morning that made...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    1. I like meeting new and interesting people 2. I have 3 little brothers that are anoying, but I still love them. 3. I like working on cars and building things. 4. I have great...
    ThatOneSam ThatOneSam 18-21, M a week ago

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    I think we all have, i have posted a few on other threads, i dont feel like braggin' about the things i have done that im not proud of, right now. it seems as though trolls wanna...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 Responses Aug 18

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    it is hard sometimes...cuz if I could change the world, you would be the sunlight in my universe, n u wood think our love was really something good....eric clapton what happens...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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    So exhausted, went to bed over an hour ago, yet I'm laying here awake cause my brain is overthinking every little damn thing going on in my life right now.. Wish there was an off...
    Forevertired22 Forevertired22 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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    1. I'm 13 years old. 2. My name is Ada. 3. My full first name is Adrianna, but I hate it. 4. I live in Poland. 5. I'm a scout (most scouting organizations in Poland are co-ed). 6...
    AdaButterfly AdaButterfly 13-15, F Aug 17

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    I overthink a lot ..... :-(
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 13

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    Every little thought can be followed into headache... i used to do it for hobby, but now i don't know how to stop. It makes things way too complicated, even if it makes for good...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M Aug 11

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    I always over think at night and can't sleep i think about the past (things that emotionally scarred me) and i think about the future stuff that may or may not happen... its so...
    svnflowrrr svnflowrrr 18-21, F Aug 11

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    The smallest of things can mean the most... I enjoy the little things in life... I don't need much to be happy... I prefer for a man to spend time with me doing something or just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10

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    I hate when good things end, but we must remember, all things end- good and bad. Everything is temporary.
    lovxx lovxx 16-17, F Aug 10

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    As soon as the good things end, the bad things begin.
    Addy123x Addy123x 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 10

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