It Annoys My Friends

To me, everything is a puzzle. It is something to be solved. Anything that presents itself strongly to me then has to be figured out and made efficient, even social interaction or unsolvable topics in conversation. I really don't need to do this as much as I do but I find I can't help it, it's just how I see the world and how I work. If someone tells me a personal problem, I'll offer solutions. If I make a mistake, I'll look at it in every way possible, trying to figure out how I could have done better or to fix it now that I made it. While I don't find it particularly stressful (besides regret and social awkwardness) it can be annoying to others. Sometimes people don't want to hear logic or solutions. They just want you to listen. So I'm trying to let things go, at least on the surface. I sometimes think I have some sort of obessive thought syndrome, which wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination.

 

Unfortunately, even this post is part of the overthinking problem! I've been thinking about how I overthink for awhile now. A friend pointed it out to me months ago and since then I've realized how far-reaching this "problem" is. I always knew that I try to "solve" things, but I didn't realize how annoying it could be to myself or others. And now I'm obsessing over obsessing. I find it very silly but like I said, it's just how I function.

MechanicalBunny MechanicalBunny
22-25, F
1 Response Feb 23, 2010

Thanks for the comments! That sort of therapy sounds very interesting. I definitely have a hard time admitting to my feelings when I do have them. They aren't rational XP