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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    I don't care what people think of.I be myself all the time.You like me or you don't.Im not trying to be a suck up or *** kisser.I am who I am,deal with it!
    punkglampire punkglampire 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    i just don't have the time to entertain people who don't like me at all!! my middle finger salute you all!.
    ritztwain ritztwain 18-21, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    When I'm sober and alone with no distractions, somehow my thoughts always drift to her. I can't fight it no matter what I do. Maybe I loved her too much or maybe I'm just screwed...
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    My father used to be my hero years ago.Even though I grew up with my grandma, he would come to visit in a monthly basis, which meant the world to me. He would take us out to play...
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    Tbh he's a deadbeat and I don't appreciate that. He's been harrassing me for the past decade by calling and texting constantly. Yet i haven't seen him at all during that decade. He...
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    Some people don't seem to believe that or just go on about their day. But i care for everyone for some odd reason......
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    I can't ask people not to judge me because we all judge everyone it's human nature to try and seek out the people we are most compatible with, and avoid people who could cause us...
    rbambro rbambro 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a quirky way of finding out the truth and I always mean exactly what I say. Don't put words in my mouth. There are only a few things that like to have put in my mouth. Food...
    AbbieOMalley AbbieOMalley 46-50, T 5 days ago

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    I'm a regular 15 year old teen, I think. I have good friends. I've had my heart broken. I go to a good school and get great grades. I'm still a virgin. I've have two younger...
    AzarathRaven AzarathRaven 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I walk to the way of my own drum I like to say! I have my own style. I have a septum ring, my ears gauged to 5/8 and tattoos :-)
    princessalicia princessalicia 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    On Saturday, a good friend of mine asked me to go to church with her. I didn't want to go, but I still went with her to make her happy. I don't normally go to church, so I thought...
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    Many years ago now I went to an event and met someone there who I felt was pretty interesting. He was a poet and artist so we exchanged info and have kept in touch sort of through...
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    Talking back and forth with a guy on this site who seemed fine until we video message and then he starts acting weird saying when I should talk and when I shouldn't. Then he asks...
    kariz1234 kariz1234 22-25 6 days ago

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    I Love Being Lazy and Messy.
    Manekineko420 Manekineko420 70+, F 6 days ago

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    Honestly it's a GOOD thing to not trust anyone. This day and age no one is trustworthy. (Well barely anyone but there are still some rare gems) Everyone is out for themselves and...
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    People shouldn't judge each other until they understood what they went through that made them who they are. Usually there's an explanation for why people act the way they do, some...
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    Married for 5 years. Together for 7 years. We have two children (4 and 7). The seven year old is from my previous marriage. That previous marriage was abusive and he cheated on...
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