I Was Told I Think Too Much

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 409 People

    People Get Annoyed By It

    They get frustrated & ask, "Why do you worry so much? Why do you DWELL on the past & the negative?" But they, themselves, give me something negative to obsess about. I have OCD, anxiety, depression, & Tourette's. I'm GONNA worry too much. It's the...
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2009

    I was told that I need to go out more be more

    social because being in my home too much makes me think which leaded to things I will not say.
    breakinghope breakinghope
    18-21, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    Sometimes Our Minds Can Hurt Us

    Our minds can literally drive us crazy, I know mine can.  Always thinking about what if?, should haves, could haves, why?  Questioning things that should not be questioned.  What is wrong with live life to the fullest, not that I don't try to do that of...
    chance1 chance1
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2009

    How Can Someone Think Too Much??

    I've been told this more times than I can count, but I still don't understand it.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2010

    All Day Every Day

    Even my coaches would tell me im thinking too much. The way I plan out what im going to do in my head. In softball I would think about which way im going to throw the ball when I catch it. I think about everything all the time. I zone out alot and daydream constantly. Especially...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2011

    What does this mean? He's noticed things about

    me I don't notice about myself. He is nice to me, and understanding, and his parents say that when texting, he texts me the most whereas others get only one word answers. When we are together he's often closer than he needs be, as well as often looking at me. Yet, he's never...
    frostwolfe frostwolfe
    16-17, F
    Jan 7, 2016

    Yes, and This Was From Peers of Competence.

    but one can over-analyze or underfeel something or even deny the obvious while looking for a thread of the opposite.   Sad to say that without a one-place focus, this world is not designed for singularity - regardless of the evidence.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 11, 2009

    Hmmm ...

    I was told this by a friend who has been called 'methinkstoomuch' .... That is NOT right. I guess I can't shut it off sometimes.
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2009

    This Is Odd

    I definitely do. And yet at the same time, I can switch off my brain when I want to. How does that work?
    FateCantDecide FateCantDecide
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2009

    I am always told this,

    but when i think to much i think ahead the COA, people don't think to much because they choose to believe nothing else will happen. But for me doing something will always lead to something else. Especially when it comes to bad things it better to brace yourself to assume the...
    NymNin NymNin
    18-21, F
    Mar 6, 2014

    It Makes It Nearly Impossible For Me To Sleep

    My sister is constantly telling me this...my classmates, even my brilliant mother..the few friends that I have...they all agree that I should think a bit less..that I should let things go....blablablaAs pissed off as it gets me I can't say it isn't true..I do think too much...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2009
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns
    Mar 2, 2014

    And I Would Rather Do That

    how can you think too much!, you can not think enough but to say someone thinks too much...what does that mean exactly. I would rather think than not think.
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    by my teacher and by my classmates.

    In a German lesson (the teacher just used the word "Germany" in my home language) I asked him about the original meaning of this word. My classmates started to laugh and my teacher said that I am thinking too much and that I am asking too many questions. But fact was: NOBODY...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    I grew up in a "Christian" home.

    But the problem was I was too open minded. I like seeing every point of view- every angle. I remember when I was about five asking my mother who wrote the Bible. "God did." "Yes, I know that. But who physically wrote it down?" "Christians did." "Then how do we know it's correct...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    Common Occurance

    Happens often. Usually it is my wife saying it. It could be about a situation at work, or project at home or something like buying a new car or appliance. Even something as simple as buying a gift for a birthday or Christmas or a card for Valentines Day. Nothing new though, my...
    outercalm outercalm
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 24, 2009

    Many Times

    and although it's true, i still like thinking and plan to keep it up. it's part of who i am, although i know that sometimes i need to back off and give my brain a chance to chill out!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2009

    Do You See My Userid??

    So, my userid should say it all, right?  I didn't give myself that name - a friend told me to stop analyzing everything - but each time I am told that, I find myself doing it more.  I'm scared not to analyze and think about something - that if I don't, I will miss...
    AnalyticalAly AnalyticalAly
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Feb 15, 2009

    A Constant Refrain

    I've heard this line  from my mother, my father, my best friends, my husband, my colleagues, some of my clients, and nearly every disgruntled professor I've ever argued with. My mind never stops. It is the little engine that could. Recently I've began to realize that not...
    celticscribe celticscribe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2009

    By a Shrink............

    Actually he was a student shrink. Fresh out of school & eager to "cure" me of all my woes. *Rolling eyes* Anyhoo........ He told me that my depressions weren't chemically induced, that in essense I was thinking myself into them. So the best solution he could come up...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 7, 2009

    I Can See For Miles

    I've been told i think too much by a few people. I don't mind it, I do think too much. I over analyze situations in my head and consequences. I think about everything all the time. I dont think its a bad thing. Sometimes Im sure its a pain to my friends. I'll be in a...
    abstractjunkie abstractjunkie
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 12, 2009
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