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I Read Too Much Into Things Friends Say to Me

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    I was not a very outgoing person through most of my high school career. I decided I was going to have an adventure during the summer and force myself to be less scared of people, so I got a sales job in a big city and moved there three days after graduation. While...
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    I Analyze Like Every Word People Say to Me..

    I even think about the way they said it.. And I'm even pretty good at it.., It's great but sometimes I'm afraid I might overanalyze
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 10, 2007

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    What Friends Say

    It's not just caring too much about what people say about me, it's more about my friends. Sometimes I find it hard to tell when they're being serious or messing around with me. Often I analyze what people have said to me too much and end up creating something huge in my mind...
    overthinker overthinker 21-25, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2007

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    I think that life is full of pros and cons with literally every aspect. With that, thinking too much can't be any different. Obviously, it is good to think things through, and do...
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    i think its wonderful if we could find someone who could actually listen to us and share their thoughts with us. i am a married lady who marry with the intention of sharing every...
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    I have started thinking too much about my relationship. He is not very romantic or he is not a person who would make feel special..he doesn't even talk to me much but all these...
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    I think too much to a point i cant sleep like right now...its 3.40am and i cant sleep...i think about the past alot and all the negative things ive done and what i couldve done...
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    So...I'm lying now on my bed with all the things I need to pack into my suitcase all over my room. I'm stressing out. I hate packing. And in the midst of my stressing-out, I manage...
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    I met this girl in 8th grade and we immediately hit it off and instantly became Best Friends and we were both touchy people but she had and boyfriend and made me a little jealous I...
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    I don't understand people...I don't understand myself...I try to make sense of things and then I only confuse myself more. I think more than I should and recall things I should not...
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    I think bout how I use to be and how I am now and I think I liked how I use to be more. But like I like how I am now to, sometimes I feel myself drifting back to my older was or...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F Jan 5

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    I worry too much, but I try to convince myself that I don't care what people think or the negative things but in reality I do. I overthink and I. Think about it all the time. Why...
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    Far too much. I should spend my time doing more productive things. Work, for example.
    lostluxray lostluxray 70+ 1 Response Jan 4

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    Maybe I should have let him take me. Should have let him fool me, take me away from here but I guess running away wouldn't solve it all. I think he knew that I would never choose...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Dont you sometimes think that you overthink things.If you dont get me let me give you an example how ridiculous it is to think about thinking too much right :) Well anyway i think...
    thehman731 thehman731 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    i think too much holy ****
    callmesavxo callmesavxo 18-21, F Jan 17

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    I think too much of nonsense things. I'm just wasting my time on that stuff. I just want to be motivated, but i don't know how to start with it.
    isahruth isahruth 18-21, F a week ago

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    Or maybe it's not enough. I forget. But is there really such a thing as thinking too much? Is that even possible? Is that anything like "asking too many questions" because I...
    browneyedgurl13 browneyedgurl13 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I wouldn't say too much....but a lot lol
    iridesca iridesca 22-25, F Jan 2

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    Well as you may know I sleep too much. I still sleep too much maybe not up to 14 hours any more yeah! But still much. So I'm going to try to set a goal to decrease my sleep...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    My friend and I went out to eat tonight. I ate way too much. I feel a little sick. I hurt. My belly is hard from eating so much food.
    tRueInSAnItY tRueInSAnItY 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    this is my problem right now and pretty much every night.. I have too much on my mind and I can't sleep and it sucks...
    Louder4life Louder4life 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I've found there to be two situations where this applies; the first is when I sit and think, analyse and evaluate situations and then work myself up to the point where I no longer...
    Reapixx Reapixx 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    I spent most of my life changing the way I am to suit others. I get labelled as emo. I will always care too much about what other people think of me. people in my class throw rocks...
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    I do as well, I feel like if I keep thinking too much at night, I can't fall asleep, but I don't want to think, I just want to sleep
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    I smoke way too much even more when I'm stressed . I smoke about 2 packs a day .
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    Way way too much! Often late at night. Often at my most tired. So frustrating:(
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 10

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    Sigh... I know why I think too much! Lol. It's because the once a month thing. (−_−;)
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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