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I Overthink and Overanalyze Things

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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 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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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 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 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 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 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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    Thinking, thinking and more thinking!I find myself overthinking when I'm sitting down or when I go to bed so a thought comes to my head and i think about it then  I go over it...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I overthink things way too much. I am learning how to just take it easy and relax. When you're not constantly worrying about stuff your day becomes easier, more enjoyable. Stop...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F Aug 12

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    I definitely overanalyze everything - it sometimes is a good thing ... But most of the times it leaves me feeling sad. I end up feeling as though there is no point in life, I'm...
    lulumonta lulumonta 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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 1 Response Jul 28

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    I've always prided myself on never being that girl who obsesses over that one person, and even now, I still don't think that I have become that girl, but I guess my defenses fall...
    bluturtle bluturtle 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I have results day tomorrow and my overthinking has caused me to breakdown in tears numerous times because I could have done this or done that and it is so frustrating.
    Kiolat Kiolat 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I overthink more than anyone I know. It sucks because it's never ending and prevent me from sleeping or keeps me worrying a lot.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 17

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    I told my friend that I overthink stuff and he tells me to return back to God and ask him for help. The only way to to regain calmness is through the submission to God. But, I...
    DaniyelHaazik DaniyelHaazik 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Overthinking will be the death of me. . .
    Spencaa92 Spencaa92 18-21, M Aug 19

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    I TRY TO GET MY BRAIN TO STOP. I DO MY BEST. IT NEVER WORKS. I TRY TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS. READ, PAINT, WORK ON THINGS. I CANT GET IT TO STOP. I WENT I SAW THE DOCTOR TOLD...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 4 Responses a week 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 Jul 29

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    1. My name is Hope 2. I live in Ohio (boring af) 3. I'm an upcoming Sophomore 4. My boyfriend is 2 and a half years older than me 5. I've had 9 boyfriends 6. I love Makeup...
    ThePrettyOnee ThePrettyOnee 13-15, F Aug 4

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    I allways overthink things which means i tend to see them differently than others.. Then i start worrying and stressing and then i walk away from that thing. For example if someone...
    ep1093 ep1093 13-15, F Aug 5

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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...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Always have done it and guess I always will . More so now I'm older as there is so much more things to worry about , and 8/10 are about money , we don't have enough money to have...
    Bowbow94 Bowbow94 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I hate those moments right before you go to sleep, when you're forced to think about all the things you tried so hard to forget.
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    1. I want to be a boy 2. Everyone has a dark secret. I know the filth we're all made of, and I don't judge you by it. 3. I was raised physically abused 4. I'm still happy 5. Faith...
    Spurtheblackdog Spurtheblackdog 18-21, T Aug 11

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    I'm sorry-I seem to be saying those two words a lot lately, mostly in my mind. I wish I could say them to the people who deserve to hear it. The ones I care about....I've hurt them...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F Aug 17

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    You don't notice much about me anymore. I'm your daughter. You should be the first to see what's wrong. But you don't. You don't see the despair in my eyes or the tears on my face...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I feel so alone. I know it seems cliched to say these words but its true. I'm surrounded by so many people that say they love me, so why can't I feel loved? It's not like I'm an...
    NeverTrulyWanted NeverTrulyWanted 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    I think more about what could go wrong than right. It has turned me into a nervous, anxious and shy person. I don't have any friends because I think about what could go wrong all...
    jm4life jm4life 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wanted to talk about the things we forget to do, in our lives. I am young, but I believe I have a unique view on the world. We sometimes forget, that we aren't alone. We can very...
    Asher14 Asher14 22-25, M Aug 12

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    1. I tend to not disclose intimate information about myself on this account, as I'm scared someone will find it, and learn many things I haven't told anyone in real life. 2. I am...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F Aug 17

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    Things You May Want To Know About Me.... Or Maybe Not...If Not...Why Are You Still Reading This? Anyway, Here Are Things You May/May Not Care To Know.... About Me. 1. as you can...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I allow the liquor to do the thinking, stupid/bad things sometimes happen: Like when I was camping 3 years ago. I decided to go chop some wood, after I had around 11 beers...
    DeathstalkerScorpion DeathstalkerScorpion 22-25, M Jul 28

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    I love the feeling of coming home after a shopping trip with all of the new things I bought. It's worth it to spend a little on the things that make you happy. Just wearing that...
    camryn00 camryn00 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 29

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          5 things I like1. Women of all shapes and sizes- I love women.2. Pizza3. Tending to my garden4. Good conversation5.Great sex- hey m a guy what do you expect...
    MasterGin MasterGin 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    Never really been the type that always wanted the lavish, extravagant, luxurious things in life. I'm more for the simple things like just having someone by my side and to spend...
    VivirLaVida VivirLaVida 16-17, F Jul 31

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    1. I lost someone to cancer when I was in fifth grade 2. I was a basically a loner, people were mean, and judgmental, but that phase in my life mostly ended when high school began...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I always like a tidy room so i do often tidy it and i organise my work so its all neat and carefully put together! I like to plan my days ahead as i dislike last minute planning...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    Special-ed student records bully and HE'S the one in trouble?!Imagine being tortured every day, shoved, called names and tripped. Then imagine no one helping you, and when you...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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