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I Overthink and Overanalyze Things

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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 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 Think I Need Help :(

    It's such a tiring thing to have to do all the time but I can't help doing it :( Here's an example: today someone who was really nice to me yesterday was a bit cold today...my response was to immediately think that I had done something wrong, that he wasn't interested in me...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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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 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 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 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, M Feb 1

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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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    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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    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 overthink so much that I start picturing situations that never happened. Sometimes these situations make me really mad or cry. But that only happens when something makes me angry...
    Stayhopeful79 Stayhopeful79 18-21, F Jul 10

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    I hate overthinking, once I think of one mistake I've made then I overthink everything, I look back on people who have walked out of my life and thought every thing I've done wrong...
    Blueeyedprincesss Blueeyedprincesss 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I was overthinking about overthinking,and suddenly;BAM ! I was over,thinking...
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    I don't see my father as a caring and meaningful person to have in my life. He has been the basis of my depression since a very young age. It doesn't matter if he has money or if...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    There's this girl I know she's so beautiful her brown eyes her beautiful hair and she is soo gorgeous and I love her and she says she doesn't want anyone but me back but I feel so...
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Overthinking 😩 wish my mind would stop doing this to me
    kaaigee kaaigee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    You know that moment when you overthink so much, for days and days, continuously, until you just wake up one morning, depressed and brain dead, unable to master enough willpower to...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I can't stop overthinking.. What do I do?
    Makaila22 Makaila22 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** Im overthinking a situation that might not cen be real Jealousy Anger Sadnes Uncertainty...
    SingItForTheKids SingItForTheKids 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    1.) I am 16 going to be turning 17 in October. 2.) Junior in High School. 3.) Really short only 5 feet tall. 4.) favorite color is PINK 5.) I love love love shopping 6.) I love...
    Xguzman97 Xguzman97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Maybe it's the anxiety disorder, but i flip out over everything. I have crazy thoughts and process every possible or impossible way of things going terribly wrong at every moment...
    chemically99 chemically99 13-15, F Jul 13

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    In not very interesting unfortunately, but anyways, here goes.. 1) I'm 16 2) I'm a Libra 3) I'm half Algerian, born in the uk 4) I love the rain 5) I've been dancing since I...
    Azzyyy Azzyyy 16-17, F Jul 24

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    I keep thinking about everything that could've been.. About things I want to tell him.. Things I want to do.. Then I realize it's not a good idea and it's just an ongoing dilemma.
    Fani101 Fani101 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 6 days ago

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    Even the smallest little things, I've gone past the point when things are simple anyone else have this--disease?
    joshuaalc joshuaalc 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The WorstI am so spent. I cannot wait to enter the sanctuary of my dreams. I lie in the cool darkness concentrating on my breathing. It's serene. It's comforting. My bed is my...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    To be honest, it's actually the worst. Everything you do, every choice you make, will come with these negative thoughts that pollute your mind and keep you from wanting to do...
    supersofie supersofie 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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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...
    MalumGreal MalumGreal 18-21 Jul 13

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    Every tiny detail I pull apart and then put it back together and pull it apart again over and over my head hurts I sick of going over the same things again and again sick of being...
    milichja milichja 22-25, F Jul 20

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    Even the simple things bug the hell out of me. I think I got it from my mom. Oh genetics.
    szchwakovpf szchwakovpf 18-21, M Jul 21

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    I cannot stand it. People in my house touch and move my things all the time. Once, when I was 12, my sister was touching and going through my stuff right in front of me on the...
    Lifeofaboxbot Lifeofaboxbot 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Love Reading and Knowing Things
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    37. When people just want to save and to save and save and don't want to spend anything. 38. When people don't use any capital letters or full stops or commas in their work. 39...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    The best advice anyone has ever given me when my world was falling apart, I was so lost in my own pain. I knew I had to pull myself together I just didn't know how. My Mother said...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Jul 7

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    To Jenni and others: I have been an EP member for a long time now and have met so many ...some amazing, some not so amazing. Several have really come to mean a lot to me...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 9

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    When I pay attention to all of the good small things in life, I find that they far outweigh all of the negative, and it makes me feel much happier with a positive outlook. Most...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    It isn't the easiest thing to do, it's definitely a learning process. There's a lot of things i wish i could change, especially my past but...i can't and i need to accept that and...
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 16

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    Idk what to do anymore I honestly just give up **** it. I know posting this will probably bite me in the *** but I honestly don't care no more. Think I just messed things up with...
    SimplyAmazingx SimplyAmazingx 16-17, F Jul 18

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    1. I procrastinate like there's no tomorrow. You have no idea how long it's taken me to write this story. 2. I am a master at all things Pokemon. 3. I have the shortest attention...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 6 Responses Jul 19

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    Disclaimer : It's gonna be boring! 1. I have a very long name ( don't ask me, I would not reveal) 2. Shanaiya is part of my name 3. I'm mixed - Chinese(20%) Indian(20%) Turkish...
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hit things, throw things, attack things with hammers, stab things, occasionally shoot things..... Yeah.... I'm a bit of a violent person when I'm pissed off
    aDreamForgotten aDreamForgotten 13-15, F 23 hrs ago