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I Say I Don't, But Actually I Do Care What Others Think Of Me

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    I Do Seek Others Approval..

    No one wants to be hated or disliked. I do care about what others think of me, because I am sensitive.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Apr 29, 2013

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    Sometimes People’s Attitudes Get To Me

    I generally try to maintain an attitude of objectivity when it comes to EP and the questions and responses that I submit. I expect people to take ‘shots’ at me because the simple act of being visible can make me a target, and I realize that. However, every now and then...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2012

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    It Takes Practice

    I think it takes practice not to care. I'm getting better at it through the years. Some of it is slowly realizing that most people who think badly of me either don't know me and are making assumptions or they're idiots and I don't care what they think. I've also come to the...
    Tamytha Tamytha 36-40, F Feb 26, 2012

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    Very True

    i say i don't care what other people think of me. But the fact is i do care. I care if people think i am a monster and weak , pathonic ignorante *******. i try and act hard and not care but i do care and i have ended up crying myself to sleep silently becuase of people hating me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30, 2010

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    Patience

    There was a guy at the office, I knew him since he was a junior. One morning, early in his career, he stood up to say that he was here to reach the top. It was a strange thing to proclaim. He was not stupid and he continued to promote himself discreetly and in the old fashioned...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 6 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    So True

    Internally I can feel every eye on me as I stroll in public. So many times and experiences have passed were I should have enjoyed a moment, but couldn't because I was worried what others would think. Why should I care what a stranger that i'll never see again may possibly think...
    day2day46 day2day46 46-50, M Jul 29, 2013

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    When People Are Obnoxious

    I was raised to believe that I should never do or say anything to another person that I wouldn't want said or done to me. Of course, I've transgressed this upbringing many times... And I'm sure that there are many people on EP who would agree! As an MBA (Master of Business...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2012

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    Somewhere I Got Lost

    It's exactly what this group is. I say I don't care but in all reality, it is all I think about sometimes. I think it's just that I need to feel that acceptance from everyone. Because when no one is there I'm not good enough, I need to be better. So I try to better myself to be...
    Everviolet Everviolet 18-21, F Dec 5, 2011

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    ...

    I act like I don't care, hell I ever say, I don't care, but Deep down, I really do care.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    Well..

    I claim i dont care what people think of me, but i actually do care what people think of me weather its being emotional, unstable, crazy, a weirdo, or whatever it may be...i dont like being judged and some people judge me before even knowing and talking to me and it hurts...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F Mar 14, 2011

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    Wasn't Brave.

    I always say I don't  care what other people think. They don't feed me. They don't lead my life. etc. etc. But the truth is, I do care alot. I actually care more about what other people think of me than what I really think about myself. I act tough in front of everybody else...
    aliascinco aliascinco 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    It Couldn't Be More True.

    I have always acted differently around other people, like I've always wanted them to see me in a certain way. Cool with everyone and everything and nothing can affect me because I am solid as a rock, but truthfully on the inside I care a lot about what others think of me, and I...
    iamalexa iamalexa 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Guilty....

    I act like I don't care, hell I ever say, I don't care, but Deep down, I really do care.....
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx 18-21, F May 26, 2010

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    Unfortunately...

    I only realised this a few weeks ago. I had bought some new clothes, and with any new thing when you wear it out for the first time, it feels like they are betraying you behind your back. Anyway, for the first time, I consciously thought "Hmm, this makes me look quite...
    Subjugate Subjugate 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Spent the first half of my life trying to fit in with trends or music or other kid stuff like that. But then one day you wake up and say..."NO! I WILL NOT FOLLOW TRENDS AND PRETEND...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I'm not going to waste my energy caring what others think, though I don't really hear what other people say since I usually wear headphones after my shift/class is over.
    CloakedStranger CloakedStranger 22-25, M Jun 29

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    I spent all day in my room, distracting myself. It was only when I went to go take a shower that the water works started coming. It might seem weak to feel suicidal, but if it's...
    TheAnonymousINTP TheAnonymousINTP 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I know for a fact that we CANNOT please everybody... so why would I bother trying to please all people around?? I do what is right according to my beliefs and teachings.... those...
    meemo70 meemo70 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    The story of the donkey (why you can never please everyone) There once was a man with a donkey. He had to go to the market with his son, so he put his son to ride on the donkey...
    urbanwanderer urbanwanderer 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    This ep is the place i share my misery and happiness but mostly i throw my **** here to let it out. I dont expect any to read. Writing my thoughts help me
    spongechannie spongechannie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Alexa is miiiiiiiiiiineeeeee
    baseballuno baseballuno 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    ***** if u want a Burger🍔 have a Burger🍔 ***** if u want some French fries🍟 have some French fries 🍟 The ****
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    When people start talking **** to me I just start laughing and walk away
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M Jul 13

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    I never ever felt like the need to make fun of others to feel popular or to raise my self esteem. I used to be the one who been into a lot of making fun of. I knew it was cos they...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Jul 16

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    If you don't like them, don't read them. If something I say offends you to the point of getting you really worked up, and you try to argue/pick a fight with me, know that I'm...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I've had a really hard life, as many has had, I'm not asking for forgiveness for my actions I have taken at that time, as I've been trying to make good on many. But now knowing I...
    pieceofmind127 pieceofmind127 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    If don't like something you see then shut the **** up. No one cares about your opinion so why would I
    raul6 raul6 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    everyone has a story like everyone mine is mine and it's not funny or entertaining.I've done what I've had to do without any hidden agendas or criminal intent.I may not be wealthy...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I must confess there was a time when I enjoyed making fun of others...so mean.It was pure act of creativity how I would analize stuff others worn or behaviours I found odd.It...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 10

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    Hey there I'm new, I'm 18 and I've had a rollercoaster of a life up to now,I've been through family losses and bullying, I've grown stronger everyday, I've been called names and if...
    bethbabe321 bethbabe321 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    You know it's been a while since I've met more than a few people who know what I mean with this post. Everyone casts me as the emo girl looking for attention. Being goth and having...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    A lot of people call me pretty and i appreciate it but when i tell them my life sucks they get mad and say you have nothing to hate and it just upsets me. You have no idea what i...
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Seriously I hate when people do this . So much . You can't judge a book by its cover . It's all about what's inside .
    emoniemm emoniemm 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    No one can ever truly walk in your shoes but you shouldn't judge me until you know me... I'm a different person from what I may be perceived as
    TashaBbb TashaBbb 18-21, F Jul 16

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    A conversation that I have had with my children. I taught them from an early age to not just accept outward appearances. A person is more than what they look like. They are a sum...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    It's regular me, So get familiar.. Watup!
    SM1BLE SM1BLE 26-30, M Jul 16

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    it realy heart me i feel more bad and sad worried tense
    AKIDIRANY AKIDIRANY 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Oh my, I better prepare for a sh*tstorm when this has been posted. I just really don't give a crap. Heck, all of the girls in my class always wear makeup, crop tops and shorts...
    Revii Revii 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I'm sure most of us have been guilty in letting others here dictate our moods or how we feel about ourselves.. I soon learnt when I came here being over sensitive is a danger to...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Most people I met don't really know how to respect others & Also don't know How to Talk to others . Because of that I spent more time Alone than with other people . Everyone...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Jun 25

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    I am 31 years old and I have to say I had a decent upbringing . In everyone's eyes I'm should I say " on the right track"? I have a very financially stable job, have good friends...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    As a kid my parents were never the affectionate type, never said 'I love you', never hugged or kissed each other let alone us kids. I wouldn't say I had a bad childhood as we had a...
    megannicole1996 megannicole1996 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've never fit in. And I'm okay with that. I remember my best friend telling me that when she turns 18, she is going to get extremely drunk on her birthday. I begged her not to but...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes most energy drink you can buy in stores I don't like But I actually have found one that's not In stores but I love it and it is good for you and really teased yummy so if any...
    rosiebloom rosiebloom 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I love my family i really do, but at times i feel torn and angry. i have a twin sister, she's very funny and has a charismatic personality. but she also has extreme amounts...
    cobrabubbles cobrabubbles 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I don't hate kids as much as I hate their wuss parents for not doing anything about them acting up! This weekend I had a hair appointment. When I went into the salon, one woman's...
    binky85 binky85 36-40 Jun 29

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