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I Want to Stop Worrying About What People Think About Me

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 373 People

    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have always cared about what people thought about me. Even when I was a kid. I wanted to please everyone, be what everyone wanted me to be. It brought my self-esteem way down...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F Nov 23

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    I've never brought into the 'I don't care what people think of me', more often than not, I smell bullshit when people say it. There's nothing wrong with caring about it, just not...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    I care way too much about everything. I always wonder what someone thinks of me and if I made them mad or what have you. I need to stop. I've been told so many times that the key...
    taylormorgan2113 taylormorgan2113 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I'm a Teen and I never go out because I'm always scared of what others might think of me. I'm embarrassed to go to the Shopping Centre with my Mum because people from my school are...
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I keep telling myself to stop caring anymore but still, every time someone says something that might be offensive about me, or someone tells me that I've been talked and gossiped...
    The1996 The1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I want to know what people think when they see me, perhaps it may help me figure out why finding someone to love is eluding me. I'm 16, Five feet seven inches tall, I weigh about...
    wildmike1998 wildmike1998 16-17, M Nov 22

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    I know a lot of people say this and many say it for ego but I don't care what people think about me. I am just living a simple life that it am happy with. I enjoy it with those I...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    This group is totally a lie.. No matter how much you say I Dont Care What People Think About Me, you still care what other people will think, not all the time but at some stages of...
    iamjustbeingme iamjustbeingme 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    lol yeah, i literally don't give a damn what people think about me. I've always been just myself .. and if people don't like me for who i am then it's just simply not my problem...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    When someone pops up on here with a response that questions my faith, beliefs and way of thinking/seeing things... I really could not give a flying hoot what anyone thinks in all...
    MyHeartIsMyLight MyHeartIsMyLight 26-30, F Dec 7

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    For too long i've had people judging me. Idealists, I hate them. The Government cant suck my ****. I am who I am and its pretty freaky. I do and say what I want. If you ask me if I...
    Dave34S Dave34S 31-35, M Dec 8

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    I believe tht it is an eternal and sometimes reaaaaaaally hard effort 2 constantly remind urself tht u don't care abt wht other ppl think abt u regarding certain aspects of ur life...
    mynameisismyname mynameisismyname 16-17, F Dec 10

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    I really don't. And if you've got a problem with what I post you don't need to read it
    monty95 monty95 13-15, M Dec 7

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    I don't care you can call me whatever you'd like your opinion of me is irrelevant.
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    How come society makes us feel bad for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are...
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M Nov 28

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    based on my experiences because I'm too lazy to write a bunch. -1 point already lost...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 23

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    I wish i could read minds :3 *sigh*
    mialotta mialotta 16-17, F Nov 23

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    I care a lot about what people think about me and it hurts my feelings when people don't like me. Like it makes me want to cry and I wish I didn't care but I don't have friends I...
    dazedandconfused6666 dazedandconfused6666 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    You ask me how I am, I say I'm not feeling the best.. im not fine. it takes so much of me to answer that in honesty. But then you ask me why.. what happened... I smile my tears...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    I don't waste time worrying about what other people think of me. I am who I am and I'm happy. That's all that matters
    jenna6978 jenna6978 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I am quite a philosophical person, however, I constantly worry about what others think of me both in school and out of school.
    RyderSebastian RyderSebastian 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    Ask anybody who has suffered a serious disabling injury, and they'll tell you that they at one point or another have struggled with body image issues. Disability has a wide...
    petergavin69 petergavin69 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    I think I was around the age of seven when this happened. I remember two instances when I think I might have been molested by my god brother. In one memory I remember him pushing...
    CosmicBear01 CosmicBear01 13-15, F Dec 2

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    I'm not interested in talking about the death of a man who appeared to have attacked a cop shortly after committing a strong arm robbery of a convienience store. I feel like the...
    bagel54 bagel54 22-25, F Nov 25

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    This one just really chapped My ***! Id love to hear opinions from as many as possible.Ideas about what can be done. The Free Thought Project Matt Agorist July 25, 2014 The...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    One of my old crushes recently asked if I liked him and I don't know if I should just be honest or not. 3 scenarios on being honest: 1.) my friends think he likes me, so he ends...
    HungryHippoBruh HungryHippoBruh 16-17, F Dec 10

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    I don't understand. I can't even post a status online saying what I feel like without someone coming along and ask me what's wrong and if I want to talk about it. I've even had...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I met my ex in March. He was very affectionate, sweet, asking for me to not to leave. At first, I was full of doubts, insecurities, fears. I suffer from anxiety and depression...
    hanna1983 hanna1983 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 18

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    Actually I would love for people to take a look at my profile and then tell me their opinion of me. I think it would be pretty cool to see what random people think of me
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I want to know what is your point of view about it. Im uncircumcised and I'm thinking seriously about get circumcised just cause many woman prefer cut men. What you think about...
    Jardonx Jardonx 26-30, M 8 Responses Nov 21

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    I'm in high school. People think I'm smart, but I'm really not. I have trouble sometimes in class and when I don't understand something, I kind of want to cry. It kind of...
    Misssaye Misssaye 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Why Cate what others think, adapt to them and live the life those people want. When u can not Care, live your life and reach ur dreams.
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I keep seeing people posting/asking if others find them attractive, and it's mostly young teens. It doesn't matter what others think, it's sad that you're asking because if people...
    StarBerryAdi StarBerryAdi 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Sometimes it can hurt to find out what people really think of you, but I'm still curious. :)
    sophie3331 sophie3331 16-17, F Dec 2

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    And I also want to know what you think it is and why I chose it and what the choice tells you about me and your suggestions for improving my profile photo for next time! Be...
    HelenTarnation HelenTarnation 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I do, I have lots of stories, and lots of experiences. I would like to know what you think about me when you see it.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I am not sure what to think about this - The other day someone told me that they don't understand The Hunger Games movies. I said, "The minority run the world and the majority...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 22

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