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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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    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 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 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 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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    That is when I am bored

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    Related Experiences

    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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    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 Nov 21

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    Falling asleep is the easy part oddly. Throughout my day... In analyzing the words in a text, the phone call vs the text, the songs people share, the looks that last longer than...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I'm such a major overthinker! It'll seriously get me from 100 - 0 real quick. It's probably one of the biggest reasons for my unhappiness tbh
    daniebravo daniebravo 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 2

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    1-I'm a male,though that term has some connotations I don't share. 2-I was born in July 9th,1987. 3-I like overthinking about anything. 4-I have always been a very hard sleeper...
    theWolfUndertheMoon theWolfUndertheMoon 22-25 Dec 6

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    I've just started dating this guy (we've been going out for just over a month) and I overthink everything. I constantly think about our relationship, where we are, where we should...
    shadowgirl4 shadowgirl4 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    1. I am a woman 2. I am 24 years old 3. I live in the United States 4. I have one sibling – an older sister 5. I enjoy cooking 6. I like to eat healthy 7. I like making hemp...
    lovingleila329 lovingleila329 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    1. I overthink things. 2. I want to travel , I would like to go to Japan, New Zealand, and all over Europe. 3. I feel misunderstood mostly because I am sometimes too shy to...
    blackrabbit815 blackrabbit815 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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...
    Rainey14 Rainey14 61-65, F 8 Responses Nov 23

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    And by over thinking I mean I think about things for a long long time. It just stays on my mind. Especially when I was talking about it and didn't get to finish talking about it...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    What happens when u overthink
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Too much information at once. Too many things running in my head. It's like a stampede of elephants in my head, crashing and destroying my carefully crafted fortress. Why. Why. Why...
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M Dec 1

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    I think about the past way to much and play their words over and over in my head. Sometimes I won't think about it, but then later it comes right back again. I know I have bad self...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wanted to describe myself but I don't know how, so instead I used a hetalian paste up thing. I'll do more. The Allies America (Alfred F. Jones) You love hamburgers (x) You...
    AlabasterFrog AlabasterFrog 13-15 Nov 23

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    I am so tired of wasting my tears over things I know I have no control over. Ever since I was little, I'd cry at the tiniest things like accidentally hitting someone, which now...
    EmEn1125 EmEn1125 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend has been in jail since October 6th. Before he went away we had hit a rough patch in our relationship. I was feeling really distant and didn't really give him any...
    Fkinnon Fkinnon 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Hmm.. let's see how many things I can truly say I like about myself. 1) My caring nature towards others. 2) Being able to speak the truth to others, even if it hurts. 3) I can...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 6

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    “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily...
    ohglob ohglob 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    If only right? If only things were as simple as they are portrayed in movies. It's hard sometimes to keep going. I feel like I don't exist. I talk and no one listens, my boyfriend...
    asmit188 asmit188 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    1) I am sixteen. 2) I am from England. 3) I am female. 4) I love babies. 5) I know some pretty weird things. 6) I am very emotional. Damn hormones. 7) I dislike swearing. 8) I...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 22

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    I want him to come back:( I don't know why I say the things I do, just have this craziness that comes out and attacks him for no good reason. I don't blame him at all for wanting...
    GeeGeesWorld GeeGeesWorld 26-30, F Nov 23

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    I do not have one best friend. I had have friends. Good, Better or Best.. they all I have in life. Crazy things? Indeed. Many many things. Can't say what.. it will scare many...
    Cowsir66 Cowsir66 41-45, T 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I am bi but sometimes i think i might be a lesbian.. I dont really know.. i couldnt talk to any lgbt.. I guess im shy or im scared that talking to one,,i feel like learning...
    jetboyjetgirl jetboyjetgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    It's hard to accept things I can't change. It makes me feel powerless I always like to think that there is a way to change things, make things better but sometimes there isn't and...
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    0) If you understand why I started with zero, we will be instantly friends. 1) I truly believe that knowledge is power. 2) No one would guess that I was a nerd by looking at me...
    JadedUnicorn JadedUnicorn 26-30, F Dec 6

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    1. Sound of the waves. 2. Being at peace. 3. Music 4. Yoga 5. My dog approaching me when I come home. 6. The smell of candles burning. 7. Bubble baths 8. Buying surprise gifts...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 7

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    Who doesn't? I say dumb things, I do dumb things, I fight with people over dumb things everything is dumb.
    UnrulyPaperclip UnrulyPaperclip 18-21, M Dec 9

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    I'm going to start writing three things I am thankful at night. when you get into that pattern of pitty "why me" blah blah you aren't helping yourself by feeling sorry for yourself...
    extraordinarygirlll extraordinarygirlll 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    You appreciate the small things in life then you realize they were actually the big things
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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