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I Overthink and Overanalyze Things

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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

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    I met this guy in late November

    and we talk (as friends) every single day since the time we met , for HOURS . We would talk from 9am to 4am about everything under the sun . We have almost EVERYTHING IN COMMON. When we hang out it's never a dull moment ! Like I really considered him like a brother, he'll come...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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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 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 31-35, F Feb 23

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 dislike how I let the littlest things bother

    me. Like why do I have to make everything a big deal? I get upset about someone because of the tiniest things. Am I normal?.
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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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

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    That is when I am bored

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

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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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    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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    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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    Too much time on my hands.

    And too much damage found.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 12

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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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    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 can't stop overthinking. A word could simply mean what it means, but with a brain like mine there seems to be many implications. I can't stop overthinking. I don't feel good...
    pleadingsorry pleadingsorry 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 16

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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 3 days ago

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    I just have a higher threshold for what qualifies as overthinking. What you call over, I call thorough. 😌
    niklb niklb 41-45, F Nov 7

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    I'm no stranger with overthinking. We're practically husband and wife.
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    I wake up thinking about tomorrow. I go to bed thinking about yesterday. I'm stuck on my past and terrified of my future. I would rather be alone than with the wrong person but...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always overthink something one day then the next day I'm ok. I just need a chance to calm down sometimes. Like my post about the crush and my bf. I don't feel like it's as crazy...
    SacredMelody SacredMelody 22-25, F Nov 8

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    I cannot change my past, I can only work on forgiving myself for the mistakes I made, for people I may have hurt without knowing, and for not seeing the truth of someone else's...
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    1. I have Blue hair that I refuse to change 2. I love cats 3. I have 5 fish 4. I plan on getting quite a few tattoos 5. same with piercings 6. I'm a sophomore in college. 7. By...
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    1. I am from Guatemala 2. My name is Manuel 3. I have light brown skin 4. My height is 5'6" 5. I am 19 years old 6. I'm studying International Relations and Political Science...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    LorelaiSky LorelaiSky 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 1

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    1. If you could do one thing over in your life, what would it be? I don't know either a concert or a holiday 2. What makes you happy? Being understood, having people understand...
    LadyGiselle LadyGiselle 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    Big things had to happened for those little things be able to exist,like a flower blooming between the asfalt...or achieving inimagible dreams after radical changes.Those little...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    I want to change a lot of things. I want to be happy and I want to be pretty and desirable. You know, one of "those" girls. I'm tired of getting ignored. I want attention. I'm...
    Skollon Skollon 18-21, F Oct 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 30

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    To the person who stole my $110.00 North Face jacket, $20 Coach wristlet, small black change purse, and credit card/I.D... Guess what? Yes, you stole my jacket. Something I really...
    Emily26 Emily26 18-21, F Nov 5

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    Harvin Thedeolin Finsen breached my trust thus I'd lodged a police report against him report no. G/20140728/2155. It's a case of non-return of personal belongings that he loaned...
    rainbowsundae rainbowsundae 31-35, M Nov 8

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    1) I am 22. 2) I am part Italian 3) I am part Spanish 4) I am Part Indian 5) I am Part English ( Like I said I'm a mix of many things) 6) I get hay-fever from temperature changes...
    LadyGiselle LadyGiselle 22-25, F Nov 11

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    I love to wake up in the middle of the night and see your thoughts. I love when you say good morning and send me flowers. I love when you call me a gentle flower, because in your...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I like to talk about real things with people, I wanna know the interesting things… the deep facts about you that no one else knows, the things that make you happy, do the fun...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F Nov 12

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    This might be a strange thing to say, but I like and dislike a lot of things that seem to have nothing to do with each other. For instance, likes: woodworking, psychology, the s...
    disneyalltheway disneyalltheway 18-21, F Nov 13

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    I have a 3 year old and she never shuts up,alot of times she comes to my bed at 5 im the morning wakes me up and starts telling stories.Like seriously she talks alot for her age...
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    I always seem to mess things up no matter what I do. I always seem to stress people out and I can't fix a lot of things by myself people always fix things for me and I don't like...
    vrl1022 vrl1022 13-15, F Nov 13

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