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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I'm Dutch and to stereotype some thing,yes,I still walk on wooden shoe's some times,they are very practical,warm in winter,cool in summer,easy to slip on/of and very natural.Not...
    kingkyrie kingkyrie 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    This is bs , societal paradigm requires that one cares what others think in order to fit in with others no matter where you are within the social strata , you need friends...
    missreeedy missreeedy 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    definitely don't judge the way I believe or the way my parents raised me unless you understand the beliefs yourselves. I get some ppl that accept how I believe on here and others...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really don't care what you think. I'm not here really to make friends. If we become friends great if not even better.
    themagijudal themagijudal 22-25, F Feb 8

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    I'm done taking **** seriously you wanna say something to me don't bother you will just get a comeback which requires an IQ higher than 22 to work out.
    garythewolf169 garythewolf169 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    A good friend of mine suggested that I do this to make my feelings known and clear. I am a bisexual woman. I currently have a long term boyfriend but I am currently looking for a...
    PRCgirl73 PRCgirl73 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 18

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    listen to this and you know what i mainly feel most of the time. btw i don`t care if you call me a attention horror or something. i am use to it. www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    WolfsParadice WolfsParadice 36-40 Feb 10

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    Don't ever be afraid to show who you really are, because as long as your happy with yourself, no one else's opinion matters :)
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    All the things that I chase after, all the things that I've done in the past..just by thinking that it could bring me happiness even for a short moment..even if it will damage me...
    shioshishio shioshishio 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    People who already know me don't judge me but strangers see me and don't see a 14 year old boy. They see a 10 year old. I get treated like a little kid by strangers and many times...
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 18

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    Ok before you start judging me, I want you to take a walk in my shoes. Most of you have no idea how much s**t I've been through, so don't go judging me because of my scars, or...
    BrokenCorpse BrokenCorpse 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 14

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    I kid asked when I last cried. Last week, depression got the best of me I replied. Another kid looked at me and said really that's your excuse. I was pissed cuz the dumbass doesn't...
    smittyjenson smittyjenson 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I wouldn't want to judge anyone even after walking in their shoes. Life is hard enough to navigate without trying to correct others. I know I am a mess at times. I certainly have...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    So many people judged me , but they dont even know my story , so heres to everyone who says im ugly , a loser , for those who tell me to "kill myself" , when i was 8 i never...
    iwanttodiesobad1212 iwanttodiesobad1212 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    ppl judge me all the time I wish they cld wlk in my shoes go thru the **** I been thru maybe theyd realize that myself n others like me are some pretty blunt ppl becuz we been thru...
    xxcpxx72 xxcpxx72 13-15, F Feb 16

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    I haven't got along with people since before even starting school lol. I've been a freak all my life. In fact I'm very loyal and caring. I'm just an outcast. I haven't had a real...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Feb 16

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    do not even go there with me...... people have passed their pathetic judgement on me...until you have walked in my shoes, know and feel what I have felt, and feeling....do not...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    We are who we are because of our experiences, they have shaped us into the people we are. Until you know what the other has been through, do not judge
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 31 Responses Feb 18

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    you can judge me all you want...but the witnesses will always know the truth.
    NotGonnaBeInYourTalentShow NotGonnaBeInYourTalentShow 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I've been with my husband for 4 years. Recently I cheated on him "a kiss" but we're still together. Anyway that's not the point. I feel like ever since I cheated on him, I...
    BossladySam BossladySam 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    the statement stated above is true
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F Feb 5

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    And sometimes that really ****** people off. LOL
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I take care of others before myself, so much that I don't know me anymore. It's not that I care what others think about me, I just like making others happy, I like to treat others...
    Sweetbeotch Sweetbeotch 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Sometimes I think I am an angel. or a demon?... Am I stunning or mediocre? I have no clear idea about what I think of myself, so it doesn't really matter what others think about me...
    SugarKaneFarrow SugarKaneFarrow 22-25, F Feb 2

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    I am a bisexual man I don't know if I can love a woman though like be in love. I can have sex with them but love I don't know. What I'm saying don't want women to just be sex...
    negrosan92 negrosan92 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    There's this girl and i really like her but i don't know what to think about her. She is straight, but told me that she likes a girl. When i asked her who she said she couldn't...
    HarleyHart HarleyHart 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Okay so I got to the gym everyday to work out, and every time I got in there the employees give me dirty looks. I went in yesterday morning and 2 of the employees were standing...
    DessyLove DessyLove 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I don't know what to make of you either. You are just sooo.....aargh! Confusing! You know this thing between us, you keep sending out mixed signals which confuse me, and then I...
    rabinafrost rabinafrost 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I am so lonely. I've always been lonely, but I don't think I've ever been as much as I am now. I love being alone, but it's because I can't be left alone that it makes me feel...
    BlueRio BlueRio 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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