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I Overthink and Overanalyze Things

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    Ariela36 Ariela36 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    I've ruined everything because of overthinking. I've pushed straight out of my life. God damnit.
    Cariebearie Cariebearie 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I love Horror, my mind is filled with useless thoughts, I tend to overthink things, I hope to be a writer and publish at least one book, I'm never what people expect of me.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    So my life has been crap. I had a terrible childhood left school at 14 got pregnant at 18 then going on to have 3 children each with abusive men.😔I look at people's lives on...
    uncontrollabledesire88 uncontrollabledesire88 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    And when they end, they take other good things with it. Let me explain....let's say you always loved something for a very long time: certain music, activities, etc. And you...
    cajuncocoa cajuncocoa 56-60, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I recently got out a long distance relationship. We lasted for a year or so and it was my first relationship and I could say it was pretty serious. Why long distance? I question...
    Tsundoki Tsundoki 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It is very hard ... to accept you exist in my work place. At this point of my life, I just wish God will just wipe you off and let you get lost. No I don't hate you but I hate...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    1) I am aware of my obsessive personality, to the point where it not only bothers people around me, but I wear myself out. I have to always have my planner on me, I have about 5...
    nycgirl19 nycgirl19 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I posted this on FB hoping to start a conversation or something but it didn't quite turn out that way (1 comment, 8 likes). It was sort of upsetting bc this was the first time I...
    rycbar10 rycbar10 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Money controls the world as well as the people in. It can make people thing do things that they never thought they do, things that are unspeakable. People let pieces of paper get...
    Alex288837359 Alex288837359 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Okay so when I was 13 I lost my virginity. I knew I wasn't ready at the time but when he asked me if I was sure I still said yes. I felt like I had to say yes. But I was so nervous...
    EarthLorde EarthLorde 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have done a few things I'm not proud of but I do not regret them. I have learned from my mistakes and I am very proud of that. I've done a lot of things that many people would...
    EarthLorde EarthLorde 13-15, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    hey people im bedro and im here to try and help. I know how it feels to be struggling, i was once in a situation where things where not going my way and I had problems mounting on...
    bedrohelps bedrohelps 31-35, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Lets see how many faults I can get shall we? 1. I hurt easily 2. I tend to get addicted to talking to someone I find interesting 3. I hate lies with a passion 4. You could replace...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M a week ago

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    I am an overthinking control freak when it comes to my life. I can give up power anywhere else except for myself. Some people don't see that as a bad thing, but I do. I just can't...
    AverageJane123 AverageJane123 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I did some really embarrassing things the night before and I am trying hard to push those things aside but I can't. I didn't know I was capable of the things I did, and I know I...
    BlueJayy BlueJayy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm probably too sensitive for my own good really. If you say something meant to hurt me, it does. If you call me names even if you may mean them as a joke, they still hurt. It may...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    1.i will buy the same pair of shoes several times in a row.This can be for a few years.Until the store stops selling that pair. 2.I never learned how to swim underwater.It always...
    usernameagain9 usernameagain9 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have come across girls in school who would rather fight me with their fists than talk things out when we have disagreements about things. I don't like to fight and I have never...
    iamabigtease iamabigtease 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I definitely have my own opinion about things and I am usually not afraid to let my feelings about things be known to other people. It's nice that I have friends who, even though...
    danielle1357 danielle1357 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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