I Take Things Too Personally

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 354 People

    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

    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
    LegendBattles LegendBattles
    26-30, M
    Apr 3, 2014

    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
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

    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
    Jan 18, 2015

    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

    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
    Jan 1, 2012

    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

    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
    Jul 15, 2014


    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

    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


    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

    ...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

    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

    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
    Jun 16, 2015

    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

    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'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
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