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I Want to Stop Worrying About What People Think About Me

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    I'm Not Good Enough

    Obviously we all need a bit of this to stop us going off the rails and becoming sociopaths or Hitler/Stalin types. But with me it's not just a necessary corrective to rampant egotism but an all consuming preoccupation. My default position in life is worry/anxiety and...
    micario micario 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2009

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    Should I Stop Worrying And Regretting?

    I find that im worrying ways to much over problems that might even not exist...My husband knows about this...I think..Well i sure said it a few times, I am stressing out over this every day, Should I just let things happen by themselves lives and worry? And I really don;t need...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F Aug 26, 2011

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    I'm Scared To Leave The House Most Of The Time

    I'm always wondering what i look like and if i look okay or if i look to fat.Sometimes i hate to leave the house because i think i don't look okay.I hate walking into shops alone incase i get something on my face or incase i do something stupid.
    xxxunbrokenxxx xxxunbrokenxxx 16-17, F Feb 10, 2011

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    Not-So-Girly

    I am not really a girly type. I'm more of a nerd. No not the classic nerd but the nerd who wants to sit in front of her laptop studying programming languages. That's me. I just got my glasses yesterday which makes me look like a real nerd now. It so happens that at school...
    deadtired00 deadtired00 13-15, F Feb 17, 2013

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    I Do Not Care What People Think Of Me......

    I used to worry about that people think of me, it use to stress me right out, and then I would try and make them think better of me...finally one day it was just too much, I gave up caring what people think of me...love me or hate me...that is your choice and it does not...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses May 16, 2010

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    I'm so self conscious

    and can be really insecure at times! It doesn't help that I have low self esteem and lack of confident so I don't believe in myself or accept myself... I am obsess about what other people think of me which isn't good at all because I should accept who I am and of course there...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    Talk About a Curse From Hell !

     And exactly when did this happen to me ?   I used to not care who, why  or what !      Now, it's very hard on me.    A lot is hard for me in this....................  I want to be liked by everyone, and  I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Are They Thinking What I'm Thinking?

    My life is basically the same as it was ten years ago. I haven't advanced at all, haven't matured at all really. I'm not saying I'm immature, I'm just not living the life one would expect of a 33 year old. A few years ago, while I worried about what people would think of me...
    UndergroundMan UndergroundMan 31-35, M Aug 22, 2011

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    Trying

    I want to do it and I am getting better. I grew up mostly being the person who was always away from others (it lead to problems at school, but that's another story) and I am sick of being alone. I have been getting out, but still find myself worrying what is thought of me.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Dec 10, 2012

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    I realize it's exhausting and draining and I'm preventing my self from living the life I truly want. I find it very hard to develop thick skin and not be so sensitive on others...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I have been told that it is none of my business what people think of me, but I have this burning desire to know how I am viewed by the people in my life. Positive or negative, I...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't know why, but they've always interested me. Although there's little information on them, and most of the stuff I've seen for it are from people who have no idea how it...
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    I recently had a fight with a close friend and now she hates me and all the people I knew that knew here hate me now. I am often alone and now my friends who don't even know her...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 16-17 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Except who you are. Don't listen to people who tear you down or are mean to you. I will talk to any girls struggling
    hornyslutlove2 hornyslutlove2 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When they see me....I don't particularly care, just curious.
    MsInked511 MsInked511 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I`m just curious about what people think about me.
    cleocat1234 cleocat1234 13-15, F Sep 3

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    I just don't care any more, I am exhausted in caring what other people think if me.... I have spent calf my life pleasing people...they want me to be this way and not that way...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    ... being called names. I've stopped caring about what others might think of me. I haven't stopped caring about life and living though.
    ValR ValR 41-45, F Aug 22

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    1 year ago: I look at her. She stares right back at me. Who are you? I want to ask, but I already know the answer. Her skinny legs look like twigs as she struts towards me. Her...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 29

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    I don't care what people think i will be dead. I am so done this society is garbage and i don't belong anywhere let society have there drugs i am done i don't belong **** everyone...
    laserabe1 laserabe1 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    At school I know everyone sees me like the good innocent harmless girl. I thought I was that girl as well. I thought I had to be that girl, you know, just like the others from my...
    Claire212 Claire212 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    Hi, my name is tianna. Im 16 years old and i have this weird, i don't know "ability" if you call it. At least i think. Ever since i can remember i can "read" people thoughts...
    TiannaDesalvo621 TiannaDesalvo621 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    The trouble is I do get good grades but not because I'm clever, it's because I try. But the worst thing is people think I think that I am smart. I don't think I'm smart at all. I'm...
    Emzi001 Emzi001 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    i dont know ... all my life i have been alone ... i like being on my own ... crowds and people make me uncomfortable .. its not because i'm shy or i dont know how to stand up for...
    curiousmoi curiousmoi 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I decided this year to start wearing skirts to school and with my other clothes all the time. It has become a very popular style in some big cities. They are very comfortable and...
    Andwen Andwen 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 27

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    I was homeschooled, sure, but I didn't grow up in a barn. I know a LOT more about sex and/or taboo matters than most people think. The looks on peoples faces sometimes when I make...
    mhenson144 mhenson144 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    The majority of us spend most of our lives trying to satisfy other people. I don't think you should care what others think of you, because you don't live for them. If they don't...
    InLoveWithDarkness InLoveWithDarkness 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wonder what people really see when they look at me. Do they see a depressed person just walking by. Do they see a monster in a hoodie, avoiding eye contact at any cost. Do they...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 11

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    Judging by my appearance and my appearance only, what kind of person do you think I am? For example, likes, hobbies, music taste, favorite color, religion, etc. I'm just wondering...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really don't care what others think about me. I'm a truly caring person who doesn't believe in being rude or spreading hatred. There is enough of it in the world so why would I...
    hugsandkisses26 hugsandkisses26 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 10

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    Please, indulge me and read my profile, my stories, anything. And let me know what you think. Judge me if you will. Good or bad. I have a strong will for criticism. If you really...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i wonder what people see in me, wat i look like to my self is a girl who is not pretty, has thick horrable tangled hair, and fat but people look at me and say im pretty im not sure...
    TheColorfulDino TheColorfulDino 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    I wonder what people actually see in me. I don't know why so much people like me, I'm just funny and nice, is that really all you need to be for a good friend?? Ugh I don't know...
    Smexyshannonxo Smexyshannonxo 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    What people see is a perception! We see, hear of it throuh our natural senses. The understanding, throught process and then projecting an impression and/or a deception. The...
    intheair2nite intheair2nite 46-50, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    They probly see little shy me and scared of pepole but I'm actually sarcastic can be mean if you hurt my freind and I am confident I will talk to a boy if I want I will say what's...
    jeniffer200 jeniffer200 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I have meet a Disable children Bus Attendant. Speak no or a very little English. From Rural Village of Bangladesh. NO school. Married 2 children. Has a OCD and Bi POLAR husband...
    BlueMah BlueMah 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I wonder what people really see when they look at me. Do they see my beautiful smile that holds all my insecurities. Maybe they see my fear held deep with in my eyes. Can they see...
    SusieBlu SusieBlu 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 2

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    Sometimes I wonder what people perceive me as, I know it shouldn't really matter but I like to feel approachable but confident as an individual, struggled for a long time with...
    chamlav chamlav 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    this really is a really big thing to wonder, and of course if we could see what people saw of us then it would be a terrible depressing thing. but I wonder it so much...
    brookel16 brookel16 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have had a great friend for many years, and a crush on them for nearly as long. Since meeting they came out as transgendered, and we continued to be great friends without any...
    Randomnomad Randomnomad 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I don't know why but sometimes when something hurts in my body I get obsessed with it and I imagine the worst scenarios and I get really nervous about it. Or even when someone that...
    itsdiane itsdiane 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Right I need to rant. So you all have heard of the Ebola Outbreak at the moment? Right ofcourse you have anyway, What really really grinds my gears is that people are stupid...
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M Aug 25

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    Everyone has his own right to use his/her brain to think. No one has the right to tell me or force me to change my beliefs. I listen to other peoples beliefs and views and i...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I have no idea if I can get any support here. I suffer with body dysmorphic disorder. This has affected my life for over ten years. Right now I'm suffering badly and have barely...
    bec78 bec78 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Too many people say they have depression. But really they are just sad or lonely. If they had it a Dr. would prescribe them a treatment (like I am on. I have to take an...
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