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

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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


    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

    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
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2012

    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

    I'm not easily offended,

    but I can and I do get hurt sometimes. I pretend not to be hurt because it's the best I can do. I don't want to be a butthurt crybaby. I'm becoming tougher and tougher every day, which is good, I guess.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2015


    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
    5 Responses Jun 21, 2010

    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
    1 Response Apr 29, 2013


    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 5, 2011

    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
    56-60, F
    1 Response Sep 8, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jun 30, 2010

    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


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

    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
    26-30, T
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2012


    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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