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I Overthink and Overanalyze Things

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    everyone who does this.

    i understand. i really wish i could live just a few hours not feeling the need to understand every aspect of every little thing, action, place, activity, or situation. its like i always need to know.
    glitternglamxo glitternglamxo 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2015

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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 just told a guy that might be playing me.

    .my heart, and I cannot be friends with benefits, and that I loved him, and I even if he don't it's kinda early..for all that, but I just can't be in and then not on... I probably scarred him away. I can't believe I did it but I felt like I had to get it off my chest in away...
    ticasuk12 ticasuk12 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    I do it so much that one of these days I think

    my head is going to explode. It could be about the smallest thing and next thing you know I'm in this giant web of thoughts and worries. At this rate ill die before I'm 30 if I keep stressing out.
    Overtherainbow66 Overtherainbow66 22-25, F Sep 4, 2015

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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, 2015

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    ugh I am still messing with

    that guy who has a gf. he came over with his friend so nothing happened... but I think the vibes are getting stronger and the longer this goes on the more he doesn't want to be tied down. I don't get interest in many people but for some reason I have a thing for him like so bad...
    allie72465 allie72465 18-21, F Jan 14

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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 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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 28, 2015

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    So I was thinking about how I hated how totally

    innocent words are being changed in meaning nowadays such as 'chill' or even how they're shortened like 'feels.' I mean, come on. Can we not shorten words and instead increase our use of them to express how we feel about something? Anyway, I reminded myself that I myself had...
    WritingDesk11 WritingDesk11 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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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    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 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, 2015

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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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    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 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, 2015

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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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    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 5 Responses Oct 27, 2010

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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, 2015

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 3

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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, 2015

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    Ariela36 Ariela36 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2015

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    I hate myself for it.

    I ruin everything, from friendships, to being so afraid to love, I push people away.
    LionessGrrr LionessGrrr 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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