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I Usually Get Paranoid About the Stupidest Things

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    My Looks!

    When people look at me,just normal,i automatically assume something is on my face,in my nose or my hair is fried or something. I usually end up giving them go to hell looks. It's really"stupid"
    pink1974 pink1974 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2007

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    Unfortunately!

    My lists of worries have no basis to it and I'm often wrong in my own paranoia. I often think that people secretly hate me, but is too kind to say so. And when I know that's untrue, of my best friends, I often think that I'm being annoying and taking up too much of their time. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    I used to have an irrational fear every time I

    showered. I thought there was a little person peeking through the break in the shower curtain at the corner closest to the faucet. I don't know why it scared me. If I had to close my eyes I could almost feel it watching me. At times I would get this feeling like it would jump at...
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Small Things

    these small things are your own insecurities. You must coquer them
    LostHope LostHope 16-18, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2007

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    A Day of Worries

    I hate being paranoid or scared about things, but I constantly find myself checking and re-checking things I've done or said in the day, wondering if I did the right things or said the right stuff.  It's aggravating at night, because then I can't sleep, worrying over what...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    "I Think I'm Paranoid"

    Thesedays I'm home alone in the house all day. It's nothing new for me to be on my own, but I used to live in the country for most of my life (or growing up, I should say). I live in town now (after my parents split up and I went with my mum), and I guess it has more to do with...
    FateCantDecide FateCantDecide 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    What Are They Saying?

    I'm at the nail salon... they're speaking Vietnamese, or Chinese, or something. And I just *KNOW* they're saying something about me. Really... they couldn't *possibly* be talking about what they're going to eat for dinner or how the traffic was on the way to work....
    nybabygirl nybabygirl 26-30, F Nov 12, 2012

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    Why Worry Everything Is F'd Up Already.

    I saw a news cast today and one of the stories was about unemployment extension cancellation in California. I am currently unemployed and recently received a letter informing me of an automatic extension. I have been looking for work but after months of no luck I started trying...
    moonspun moonspun 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    Occasionally Paranoid For No Reason...

    Maybe a few times a year, I get paranoid for little or no reason, especially at night. Sometimes it's because I hear a noise, but other times it's for no reason. I will get so paranoid that I won't be able to move. I start thinking that someone is going to sneak up and attack me...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F Apr 1, 2013

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    This morning… I went in to get my hair cut.

    It wasn’t my usual salon…it was a new business…and I felt adventuress today. I swept in, doorbell jingling, as I stomped my feet a little on the rug to brush off the snow. It appeared as though there was just me and a young lady who looked just out of college , dressed...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 25

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    Every Time The Phone Rings....

    my heart leaps into my throat for no reason. "what did i do this time?" or "what did they find out about me?" starts racing through my head. every time somebody knocks on the door it's the same thing. or if i'm outside driving or walking and there is nobody else outside i get...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    I Get Paranoid About Being Cheated On

    I have had 2 relationships in my life, the one I am currently in and a previous one. My previous one ended in my ex spending the last 2 months of our relationship cheating on me with one of his ex gfs , despite having been with my bf for a year and both being faithful, I still...
    littlemissefron littlemissefron 16-17, F Aug 13, 2013

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    I pulled an elf It was the furnace making the

    scary noises while the fam was at macys
    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F Jan 30

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    Poem #139 Paranoid. Who Me?

    Now, you all know I've never been the least bit paranoid, but there are people out there who get me quite annoyed. I never really see them, they're always out of sight. but they're there, oh yes, they are. I just know I'm right. I can feel them staring. I know they're right...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 5 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    My Bad Luck With Men Ruined Me.....

    so much that I wonder and worry where is my boyfriend when he doesn't text me back. He is not the type to cheat, lie, or hurt me in any way that others have. But I know he doesn't tell me everything to protect me. I know he doesn't like to be watched or babysat 24/7 either.So...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    Dumb Fears...

    For example, weird sounds at night. I HATE them. I always think it's a stupid burglar out to kill us :/ another thing is DOLLS.... it feels like they're staring into my soul O_o ...I always turn them around as if that will stop them from getting possessed or something and kill me...
    HellInTheMorning HellInTheMorning 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    I'm Really Loosing It

           I have OCD. Sometimes I can't sleep at night becasue I'm afraid someone is watching me, like a spirit or something. God I can't believe i'm writing this. But I'm afraid sometimes to be in my own house. I think something awful  is going to...
    joon joon 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    Stupidstupidstupid

    I have a tendency to worry and get paranoid about every little thing and I can't stand it. Not even just in my relationship but with friends and stuff too, I always end up losing people somehow, and my boyfriend is the last person I want it happening with and I just get so scared...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    I'm always paranoid. I constantly expect the

    worst of something and am always watching every movement around me to make sure I'm safe. About being paranoid over stupid things all depends on what you believe is stupid.
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Sweet, just told my 10 year old cousin

    that she's a pathetic stalker and that she should **** off...some other nasty stuff too before I blocked her..didn't even know it was her. Turns out she just got her first cell phone and decided to text me...yay.. I fell for it, she was saying she knows me and where I live and...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I Guess Everyone In This Group's Too Paranoid To Write

    Don't blame you.  If anyone knew how paranoid you were they wouldn't talk to you for fear of frightening you! Actually I really do have this problem - I always think people are thinking the most awful things about me.  But I've been proved wrong many times.  So...
    CrystalCat CrystalCat 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 18, 2006

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    When, In The Midst Of All Your Fears And Insanity

    A time comes in your life when you finally get it...when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out...ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying and blaming and struggling to hold on. Then, like a child...
    misscrabbyass misscrabbyass 41-45, F Aug 22, 2012

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    I was a the trump hotel in Las Vegas last year.

    Me and my mom were in the gift shop getting ice cream. I was reading the description of one of his books out loud and making fun of it when my mom pointed out the security camera in the corner. I was paranoid for the rest of the day Trump was gonna use his money to ruin my life...
    Brimmless Brimmless 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Paranoid Lady

    Car crashes. Shark attacks. Being mugged....you name it. I am a paranoid lady. I am afraid to answer my door if I don't know the person who is there. I will sit home at night instead of going out because I am afraid of being mugged. I am a terrible backseat driver because I am...
    impacteddiva impacteddiva 21-25, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    The Ever Growing List

    Paranoia seems contagious between people and most of all between yourself. Starts out with a simple thought, 'I wonder what that person is saying." "Why are they looking at me like that?" "Am I going to get in trouble for this?" The list just gives birth to more and more things...
    Linxer Linxer 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2010

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    My Sleep Paralysis Story

    i always have trouble sleeping. i either cant sleep, wake up all night long, or just feel too tired. A few nights ago, i was laying in my bed and i knew my body was asleep but my mind was awake. All i wanted to do was check the time but i couldnt move. I could hear the tv on and...
    sydneyyylalala sydneyyylalala 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2010

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    I Have Believed For A Long Time People Have Been Working In Secret Against Me

    but I do not really know why.???? if its me personally they don't like or if its over being abused and what I did as a child (I mean you can't equate the same as a child to an adult ... unless they are severely mentally ill adults with the mind of a 6 year old child)... which...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Aug 27, 2012

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    Here's Some

    Well, first one that comes to mind is whenever I hear a jet or something fly over the house, I freeze up. I just completely freeze and sit there and wait for it to crash through the roof. I don't breathe until I can't hear it anymore. Another one is when the washing machine is...
    Sprittany Sprittany 18-21, F Dec 31, 2012

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    When Somebody That I Talk to "Dissapeers"

    I have some friends that i talk to on a regular basis, or at the very least i can depend on for a reply when I'm feeling chitty or lonely or whatever and send out an email.  I know people have lives and all- but when they disappear from my life (e-mail OR RL) (temporary...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Cheating

    if my boyfriend gets a text message or something i start thinking about it being from another girl... he went to the hospital to see his ex the other day after she had a major surgery, and i KNOW he doesn't want to be with her but i still got all paranoid about him wanting to get...
    maeganapple maeganapple 19-21, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2007

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    Did I Lock The Door?

    Did I lock the front door? I thought I did but maybe I need to check again. Don't want any mad psychopaths getting in and murdering us in our beds now do we? I think I need to check again. *Checks* Maybe it wasn't locked but just stiff. Maybe I need to check again... I'll just...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    When people smile at me,

    I can't tell if its malicious or not. There's this girl at work who always smiles at me. Pretty good looking too. I can't help but think she wants me but on the other hand, I'm pretty delusional so maybe she's being friendly. I'm an OK looking guy. I just can't help thinking...
    Friendlee Friendlee 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    It's Not Parinoia

    The people who know me think I get parinoid about stupid things, but is it parinoid if you have had a horrible life and been around horrible people. I'm trying to live my life different but I still have a lot of fear. I put up with too much bullshit from people and don't trust my...
    2rustno1 2rustno1 36-40 Aug 13, 2012

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    Finally The Reason Why I Don’T Write Stories Here

    Because I don’t have anything worthwhile to say. I don’t understand all the expressive flowery words most people use. I don’t particularly follow all the poetry written here or how your mind flows. I am just plain simple and straightforward both in my speech and texting. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 27 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    I was watching one of those stupid monster

    hunting shows and I was home alone. I went outside to get something out of the shed and a shitload of birds flew off the shed when I opened the door. Holy chicken nuggets I almost screamed like a girl haha.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Oct 23

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    I Am Afraid Of Well...everything

    I have always been a slightly overly cautious person, but lately it has been getting worse and worse. I can't go outside and see a car drive by without thinking that the driver is going to harm me in some way. I can't go out with my friends without having the lingering fear that...
    RandallFlagg RandallFlagg 18-21 4 Responses Apr 28, 2011

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    Paranoia

    I have extreme paranoia occasionally. I used to be paranoid about getting on the Interstate at certain spots. I could only get ON the interstate at one specific on-ramp, and otherwise, I would take long routes. I am paranoid about the doors to my house and whether they are locked...
    OfADifferentColor OfADifferentColor 18-21, F Feb 23, 2013

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    Things Don't Add Up

    2+2=22? I think not. When people who "NEVER" lie to me start saying things that don't add up I tend to over annalyze. Well, you are contradicting yourself and trying to convince me I was mistaken, and successfully sometimes, about the first comment. I feel like people take...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    So Stupid...

    I get paranoid about the stupidest things...And I usually feel so stupid afterwards.I get paranoid when I text or email someone and they don't reply straight away. I start wondering if I said the wrong thing or if they read it wrong or something like that. Or if it's longer than...
    kes36 kes36 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I've never normally been this way; too much

    **** from ex's caused it. I care about being cheated on like anyone would, but I used to not care when a partner hung round with girls or went to a party, though I guess it's different if it's one on one with a girl at her house! What made me write this is what happened...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F Jan 6

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    I'm So Ridiculous Sometimes...

    (Ever done that stupid Bloody Mary legend thing where you stand in the pitch dark in front of a mirror and turn around in a circle 13 times and say her name?)Well...I did when I was a kid. And I had plenty of friends with lots of crazy horror stories. To this day...if I'm in the...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    Terrifying

    *being home alone at night...yet I can be outside at night, just not inside a house (I can run away outside) *sounds in the middle of the night...what? it could be a murderer *cockroaches...crickets: I catch them, spiders: I smash them, scorpions: I spray them; but cockroaches...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Dec 13, 2010

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    You Talk Too Much...You Worry Me To Death...

    I hate the following things - spiders, snakes, mice, rats, roaches and people who tease me about them. I am a grown woman now but I STILL get parnoid about these things. I was handicapped by my upbringing - Mom liked westerns but she would squeal "Ooohh-" and hide her head when...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 21, 2013

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    Paranoid That Someone Is Living In My Ceiling

    I swear I can smell cigarette smoke at night and I ask people and they say "yeh I can smell it " my dad is not smoking and I hear noises on the roof and wondered is someone like a vagrant or homeless druggy smug brat ...living in my ceiling living on dope and I get scared to go...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    Is This Being Paranoid?

    1-When I'm walking in a public place, I feel like everyone's looking at me. 2-When I'm talking to someone, I'm scared I have something on my face. 3-When I'm showering, I'm always afraid someone is looking at me from the other side, even though I lock the door. 4-When I'm in...
    LookWithinMe LookWithinMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    I'm freaking out. I saw a picture of a open

    sore on Facebook about three weeks ago. It was so disturbing that I haven't been able to stop seeing it and I've been very paranoid that I'm going to get it because they said it was caused by the same shampoo I use. I later found out that it was photo shopped but that hasn't...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 Jul 7

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    in my head

    for as far back as i can remember paranoia has been a part of my life. am always thinking that my friends dont really like me and that they are going to regect me at some point in the future. i know now through councling that is not the case and i have some lovely friends, but i...
    no1knows no1knows 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2007

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    I have did stupid things.

    Forget it, and move on
    Kevo2017 Kevo2017 16-17, M Jan 15

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    What's That Smell?

    One of my wierd paranoias is that I am always afraid I am going to stink. Literally smell bad. I shower daily, wear deodorant/antipersperant and light perfume, use foot powder in my shoes and wear clean clothes but for some reason I am always afraid that I stink. Bursh my teeth...
    peacelovinghippiegirl peacelovinghippiegirl 19-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2007

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    Omgsh

    My roommates, I mean she haves good eye sight in order paranoid.her Bathroom right, if I ever drop a piece hair on the ground? She'll turn into a Super Cow from Dragon Ball Z and Yells the living life out of me.
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    I am a paranoid person in general.

    Obsessive and all! I doubt everything and I always expect the worst or assume that something have gone wrong, may go wrong etc.... Now, the above description fits the normal me! So, how do you think I will be when I have a certain secret that I am hiding?!! Hiding it even...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7