I Take Things Too Personally

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 354 People

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    Most of the time; I'm learning not too. I get hurt verry easily, and it's not fun. I am learning that I am in control of my emotions and I am the one who lets people hurt me. I also shouldn't take things so personally because it's not all about me!
    TiPoupon TiPoupon
    18-21, F
    Jun 22, 2008

    Worse now than ever,

    so much so that people are starting to notice. I'm paranoid that everyone is against me and I take offense to everything anyone says. I think people are belittling me all the time, and I read into everything they say to make it something negative against me (I.e. oh they must...
    Fiftypercent Fiftypercent
    18-21
    Jun 16, 2015

    It Sure Wrecks Things

    I have been working on this. It's hard though when the old ghosts still visit and keep trying to convince me again that people should hate me.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 1, 2012

    Yucky Day

    today things just seemed to have gotten under my skin. small things that wouldn't usually phase me. and these things really hurt my feelings today. i still haven't shaken that yucky feeling. i just hate it when those tiny things bother me. and i immediately assume it is all my...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2008

    I have a horrible habbit of taking things to

    heart a lot of the time and feeling sorry for myself because of it. I often go through phases of feeling confident and happy to sad and lonely within the space of a day.. please say I'm not the only one who does this
    djps djps
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2014
    LegendBattles LegendBattles
    26-30, M
    Apr 3, 2014

    I have this habit of taking it personal

    when a friend doesn't take the time to try to talk to me (she's probably just busy with life, like me) or doesn't take the initiative to try to hang out. I try to remember that a friendship is a two-way street. I take it personal that she isn't the first to initiate something...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 15, 2014

    Part of Me!

    I have always been a person that takes things too personally. Whenever someone gives me constructive criticism....I take it the wrong way and get angry. I try to be more understanding and accept the fact that things arent a direct attack on me. But, with my make-up its so hard to...
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    Nov 23, 2007

    I'm Always Wondering...

    "What did I do wrong?" I have lived under that cloud my entire life.   I am learning not to take things personally.  I know that just because someone may react negatively to something, it doesn't mean I am the reason for that reaction.  When I assume I...
    Myonis108 Myonis108
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Oct 7, 2008

    I don't mean to but sometimes it's hard

    for me to tell when someone's joking or being serious and I end up either responding in a way that confuses or angers the person. It makes them uncomfortable too...
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout
    18-21, F
    Aug 11, 2014

    People Tell Me This All the Time

    But I really just can't help it. I take everything people tell me to heart, and I get hurt really easily by things. I try to block it all off and come off like it doesn't, but I think that's the one thing about me I can't trick people about. A lot of times, my mind seems to "...
    earth2bella earth2bella
    22-25, F
    Jan 26, 2008

    Okay are there any people here

    that have overcome taking things too personally or have made progress. I need help the wife is born or conditioned to take everything as criticism where things it causes extremely sweaty palms... I can never speak to her honestly and am always on eggshells or I have to argue...
    midlifeknot midlifeknot
    36-40, M
    Jun 23, 2015

    I take EVERYTHING too personally.

    It's terrible, it affects my job, my relationships, and my self esteem. I wish I could just "stop".
    meghandanielle meghandanielle
    18-21
    Jan 18, 2015

    Don'T Know If It'S Good Or Bad

    It's gotten worse instead of improving as I get older. Why do I start choking back tears when I sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" or even an inspirational song in church? Why do I feel the pain when a friend's pet dies? Why do I get mad when the upstairs tenant got nasty because...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Jun 6, 2013

    ...and Way Too Sensitive

    I work in retail which is probably the worse place for someone who takes things too personally and is sensitive to work due to the brutality of customers I have to deal with. Whether it be strangers or acquaintances, as soon as I feel like I've been talked down to or the smallest...
    Christine268 Christine268
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2013

    Sometimes

    I do sometimes take things too personally. I guess i will try to work on it and grow a little more.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2010

    Sometimes. But I am working on it

    and it´s getting better from year to year. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    Its something I've always done,

    Ive always taken things too personal. I think it might be because I'm a very caring person and when someone doesn't like me for no real reason i don't know how to handle that… Lately theres been one person who doesn't seem to like me for no reason at all, i haven't done...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014
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