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I Think That Caring About Other People Is My Biggest Weakness

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    A Strength and a Weakness?

    I'm not sure about this one. I think caring is both my biggest strength and my biggest weakness at the same time. I've cared so intensely that it actually someone else's pain became my pain and then it got to the point where caring became painful. Then there's caring about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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    A Strength and a Weakness?

    I'm not sure about this one. I think caring is both my biggest strength and my biggest weakness at the same time. I've cared so intensely that it actually someone else's pain became my pain and then it got to the point where caring became painful. Then there's caring about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 16, 2009

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    I get attached to people

    so easily.. I guess that's my biggest weakness.. I care about all my friends and it sucks when I realize that I'm left all alone at times..
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    Caring For Others Besides My Wife Is Deadly!!!!!!!!

    I had 2 couples as friends and each couple stayed with me at different times  since they had housing problems. Damn it was annoying as hell. Being generous can cause heartache and stress at times.
    Snookybear Snookybear 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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    The Caretaker Needs To Take Some Care Of Herself Too...

    it has always been this way for me.other people before me.their needs,their wishes and my own would almost always take a backseat.the worth part-i never even felt that i was doing something selfless,i mean...it is just second nature...AND I ALWAYS FELT I AM NOT DOING ENOUGH...
    whosthatgal whosthatgal 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Care For Those Who Care For You First

    With every aspect of our being there will be a positive and negative. You have to find a balance in between. You have to care about those who care about you. And give respect to those who you don't know yet. When someone shows you they don't care then maybe step back and question...
    natnickeep natnickeep 26-30, F Sep 20, 2010

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    My dad tells me not be a hero

    and try to help everyone but I just can't help it I just care way to much for some reason does anyone know why?
    yhitoshi9 yhitoshi9 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2014

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    Once I did bother about others'opinions about me.Now I don't allow them to bother me as I know they are just opinions of someone and not a true reflection of who I am.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    You are not in this world to live up to expectations of others, nor should you feel that ithers are here to live up to yours. Pave your own unique path. What success means to each...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F Jan 31

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    based on the other day, I discovered two options about how people see me. Either they see me as someone to lie to about other peoples' opinions so they can call me things to my...
    tgf12 tgf12 18-21, M Feb 13

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    Why can't I just carry my own thoughts? ******* spare me other people's.
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm terrified of being around other people. I don't know when it started but even being on the street or transport with more than a handful people I don't know causes panic attacks...
    derpadur derpadur 26-30, T a week ago

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    I enjoy reading other people's experiences. Some of them are good, some are bad, it really depends on who you are, what you believe in, your opinions on something and more. :)
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M Feb 5

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    I realize that most people do not find fat attractive but I do. Growing fatter has made me feel much more confident and comfortable in my body, more so than when I was skinny and...
    coolsean1 coolsean1 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Does anyone have any advice on dealing with this irrational fear I have? I worry about how others see me based on how I act and what I wear. I don't act like I would with someone...
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Since i was a kid, my parents kept on discouraging me. Saying bad things about me that i am a "*****" even i wasnt doing any bitchy thing. I really love my parents. And i felt...
    blitzkrieg7 blitzkrieg7 22-25, F Feb 9

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    I'm a British Guy and since I've been on EP I've made some great American friends . I've started to get a real desire for American women too . I think the difference in our British...
    EnjoyMy9Inch EnjoyMy9Inch 31-35, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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    What I miss. What I need. What I am starved for. That moment between a man and a woman when logic and reason are displaced by pure, white hot, passion. A desire so strong...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I have been for years. I haven't really told many people, because they already think I'm crazy enough. The few adults that I've told did not believe me. I can see anything from...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 15 Responses Feb 16

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    I used to think that adults were born adults, and children were born children, and people change age but they do not age in appearance. I never drew the line, and always thought...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    All my life I have tried to live up to people's expectation of who or what im supposed to be. I will change who I am just to fit in, I always felt like an outsider like i dont...
    jojobro23 jojobro23 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    I'm my own complete person. I'm always being compared to my cousin by my family. How I never have my shoes clean (while hers shine) to how we dress. She has her style and I have my...
    Gracie94 Gracie94 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    It gives me crippling social anxiety, I can't leave the house without wondering what people will think
    creativecats creativecats 13-15, F Feb 1

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    I don't know exactly how to explain it, but there are times that I wonder if the way I look to myself, is the same as others see me...and wonder if physically, I look the same as...
    awoww41188 awoww41188 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I hate my family comparing me and my cousin because,were so different that the comparison doesn't even make sense. So all my life (since we are two months apart) I've been...
    xxangellynnxx xxangellynnxx 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I've become friends with this one person that has opened me up to so many things in life. I'm not going into specifics but they really have changed the way I think and see people...
    unseen3 unseen3 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Question, my girlfriend called me and tell me her douche bag ex is celebrating his anniversary with his new girlfriend and they are so happy. I say good for him that's good he's...
    Maxinvil34983 Maxinvil34983 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    Each day my opinion is different. Sometimes I feel like it made me stronger. Other days, like today, I'm broken.
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Makes me feel better about myself
    blugurl blugurl 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Posted a Valentine's Day tip video today! My friends told me I look like I'm on crack! XD what do you think? http://youtu.be/Q1T1OXeGUk8
    lostdream4 lostdream4 18-21, M Feb 14

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    Yes I have my issues. Please don't hold against me for a misunderstanding. My mind doesn't think or take as most. I'm more sensitive
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Thinking of doing rates. Subjective to repost
    looking4lust looking4lust 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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    i hate when people treat me like a child and expect me to act like an adult
    darkprinsus darkprinsus 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you. Some will use you. Some will love you and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly...
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I'm for sure we do. I met somebody last semester. Most beautiful person I've ever met. He had the purest, most beautiful aura. A simple text, call, or "hey" from this guy felt like...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I know I meet people for a reason and mostly to help them on a way. Either to listen or validate them. However every time I meet someone it's due to that. I help them then they...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F Jan 31

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    The big issue is not my intelligence. The big issue is how people and I are incompatible in terms of our behavioral inclinations, values, habits, attitudes, perspectives...
    wombat456 wombat456 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    If you keep getting in to fight with your partner you think it's a good idea to become friends and rebuild the relationship ?
    Maxinvil34983 Maxinvil34983 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 7

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    My step dad compared me to my brother (his son) today. I looked him in the eye and I could feel the anger and rejection filling mine. Your son is a pedo*****! He molested me! He...
    Sarabell00 Sarabell00 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    if only i could read those people's mind whom i deal with everyday, LIFE would be so much less-painful .....
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Feb 11

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    i really want to know how people see me as.. in my dress and nude
    goddesnadia goddesnadia 41-45, F 24 Responses Feb 11

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    How are there still homeless people in a rich country like Wales, UK? It's saddens me to see all these people living on the street, relying on kindness to help them. Why isn't the...
    TheCymruAmByth TheCymruAmByth 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Me too, when I take my daughter out and she is so well behaved compared to some others I just feel like grabbing them and disciplining them as well
    SarahSugdon SarahSugdon 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Did you know back in the day we were hunted by carnivores such as bears and wild cats? (and still are by some unfortunate hiking individuals). So does that entitle us to the word...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    If you go to Col. E. Brooke Lee MS, you should know what I mean. GTLD or not, everyone at Lee is insane. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a "What do you not understand about...
    marshababy33 marshababy33 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I'm tired of being compared with my twin sister. We may look like the same but we aren't...it hurts to be the bad twin. Not a lot of people know how it feels like.
    sweetdisaster17 sweetdisaster17 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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