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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 1 Response 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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    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 3 Responses Feb 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I stopped a long time ago, and now people look at me as selfish ;-)
    crazy4love crazy4love 22-25, F 1 Response May 11

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    I think my problem is caring what others think. I want to just let myself go but im too worried about what others will think. Idk why but i cant help it.
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M Apr 30

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    Why do you care what others think? Yes it hurts... It sucks so much People will always judge you Shame you Criticize you You maybe different But isn't that good? It makes you...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    Not so much my parents as a lot of the others, but my friends and people I work with often try to compare me to other people. I prefer to think of myself and everyone else as...
    SolaLuna SolaLuna 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When you have depression, you know how it feels when you are at your worst, and seeing other people feel like that, it hurts. So when I make others smile, I like to think that I'm...
    Calem545 Calem545 18-21 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Does anyone know how to fix this? I don't know what happened to me, but a lot of my thoughts are about what people think about me. If they like me or not? Do they find me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I can't do anything without being compared to other people...but they have flaws too...I don't get it
    penguinbae penguinbae 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    It is true. However, what do you do that everyday it is you comparing yourself to other people?
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Apr 30

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    I live with two other people. My wife and our room mate. Neither of them really cleans anything instead I tell them to until it gets to the point where I can't take it anymore and...
    ianbrewman ianbrewman 26-30, T May 16

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    I've tried it in the past, but it's very draining, living your life somebody else's way. These days, I'll live my life my way, if I want to make sacrifices, I'll do it for me, not...
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I LOOOOVE THIS SUBJECT! People should be happy exactly they way they want!!! Hi... my name is Joice, I am from Brazil and recently I started a company. I am developing a product...
    joi1982 joi1982 31-35, F 1 Response May 1

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    Today I was at a red light and I saw an old man standing on the side with a piece of card board that read "Please help" and I knew that he needed money so me and my sister found...
    DessyLove DessyLove 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

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    This is the funny thing about todays world i think!. Never have we been more about open floor plans (maybe changing or already changed). Kitchen, dining room and living room in 1...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Apr 29

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    I've always wondered this . I mean don't get me wrong I think I'm attractive but it's interesting to see how others see you . It's like your so used to how to look you don't even...
    FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul FlowerChildWithARockNRollSoul 18-21, F 19 Responses May 11

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    Today I made my long time crush laugh. Im done with her now but it just gave me something to think about all day. Feeling: Redeemed.
    TennisPlayer98 TennisPlayer98 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    So I have now entered the exam period, where basically I suffer a slow and untimely death from over thinking about Maths, English and all the necessities of life, like what I...
    driftingalone driftingalone 16-17, F May 12

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    People made fun out off my hair. My hair was reaching till like my elbows and I liked it but people started to call me hairy or gave me such nicknames as chubacca. I felt alone...
    jeednorrozec jeednorrozec 13-15, F 3 Responses May 16

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    The problem that I have is that I tend to keep the bad things people say in, and never let in the good things, despite the fact that I know that the good things said to me about me...
    jray16 jray16 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    It is a Story, or Testimony I just read here; someone wrote about his baby-mama. Please find attached below his story. I can relate to his Story. I too once Called by a Man and...
    kslilacs kslilacs 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I write from life experience hoping that it will help others. Some stuff is very serious and I have got a lot of messages from people who are going through the same things...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    This is true! I always do! I never think of myself before someone else! It's always their happiness before my own! And I never regret it.
    ijb2012 ijb2012 16-17, M 1 Response May 8

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    I didn't grow up in an affectionate family. Didn't have many friends growing up. Didn't experience love. Love seemed like a joke emotion. I thought it was ridiculous. I met two...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    it's always someone that i don't want to think of.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I v had experienced difficulties in my life that no one was there to help me with, so I d like to offer my help to anyone that needs it or just someone to talk about it with. PM me...
    Saint925 Saint925 22-25, M 1 Response May 16

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    Why don't people just lose weight! my legs butt, and stomach are only a tad bit big but it's something I can get rid of in like a month! I don't understand why fat people don't...
    DaughterOfAnAngel24 DaughterOfAnAngel24 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I feel that my purpose in life is to make others happy. Ive used this several times to keep myself from committing suicide by just simply telling myself "you cant help others if...
    flaminglaserchickens flaminglaserchickens 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think there's more to life than work, more to life than being a good employee
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    i want to be around people with realistic smiles
    alpharaphaelo alpharaphaelo 26-30, M Apr 29

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    My parents always compare me to a stranger that they are not fat and that they are skinny, I hate that my parents does that but I love them very much. Sometimes they embarrass me...
    tvdsandtoslover1001 tvdsandtoslover1001 13-15, F 3 Responses May 1

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    Knowing the truth tells me to keep most people at a distance;most people are talkers and there are very few doer's, I go by what you've done for me, not what you said you going to...
    renewed2015 renewed2015 26-30 1 Response May 3

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    Why do some people comment "Let me just get my bag of popcorn first" ?
    Jalen83 Jalen83 31-35, M 3 Responses May 6

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    They make me travel today..expediting work.. Looking at the address made me numb..2 hrs drive and it is 3 blocks from the place my ex fiancee used to work..or still working, idk...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 5 Responses May 7

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    Something about Hinduism speaks to me so vividly. It is rare for me to be so interested in religion because it was forced down my throat growing up in my family... Well with my...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 1 Response May 13

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    Can't even rely on my parents for the simplest things. It's so frustrating.
    uhtobehonest uhtobehonest 16-17, F Apr 27

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