Are you worried about what other people think of you?

@ANIME123 (2473)
United States
February 14, 2010 7:17pm CST
Well to me it doesn't really matter what other people think of me because I have decided to stop caring now. As long as I approve of myself that should be enough right. Some don't agree though because they are constantly worrying about what others think of them. Still I am happy with myself and no matter what others think I will continue to be myself. What I really wanted to know is if you are worried about what other people think about you ???
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@salonga (27842)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
It is always true that "We can't please everybody!" So I don't think I should be bothered with what others think of me. In a way it could be affecting but for as long as my conscience is clear and I know that I am not doing anything wrong, then why should I be worried. I am more concerned with what the Lord God thinks of me. I am here in this world to please the Lord and if I would be able to do that, I believe I would be able to please many people too.
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@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Very good it's always best to thing what God thinks about us because he is our savior. Being concerned about what other people think should not be a big issue. It's very true we can't please everybody.
@jbaunillo (258)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
When i was still in my teenage years, i always think about what others might think about me. I thought i was not myself before. I stopped caring about what they think when i was in college because i gained confidence. I thought why do i have to please other people that infact they're not the one who feeds me.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
15 Feb 10
You have a very good point there. Good to know you stopped caring and gained confidence when you entered college. That shows a sign that you are growing up.
• United States
15 Feb 10
i used to care all the time. It used to be pretty bad but then I realized that it really doesn't matter what people think. Sure it feels good to get people's approval, but ultimately you do everything for yourself. You can't go around trying to make everyone else happy. At the end of the day, you have to be able to live with the choices you made during the day.
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
15 Feb 10
It sounds like you used to care about what other people thought about you. Yes it may be nice to get peoples approval, but the best approval would be from yourself what you think about yourself is the one that really matters.
@kaylayoe (295)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Sadly I am. I don't like myself very much so I care what other people think of me. It's hard not too. I'm not very outgoing and I'm super shy so it's hard for people to not judge me and I guess I'm too self conscious and I have a bit of a low self esteem. I try not to care but at the moment there's nothing I can do!
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I'm sure that one day you will learn not to care. I am also very shy, but have been working on it and have actually gotten better at it and now I am not so self concious in time you will learn how to do this too.
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
I used to worry about it before but the way I see it, it doesn't bring me any good. It just limit myself from doing things that I wanted to do because I'm afraid of what they might say. Now I have learn to please myself and not them.
@olisaur (1931)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I have always been an extremely selfconcious person, and I've compulsively freaked out about having people NOT hate me. I understand rationally that its impossible to have veryone like you, but for some reason I just can't help myself from caring obsessively about it. w
15 Feb 10
I seem to have spent most of my adult life trying to be what other people want me to be and it never works. You cannot please everyone and I decided that it wasn't worth the effort and trouble of conforming to everyone elses ideals. I have stopped worrying about what people think of me now, just so long as I am true to myself
@hora_fugit (5415)
• India
15 Feb 10
I don't care much. From my experience, if you are affected by what they think, they tend to 'think' more. And rarely that's something good. On the other hand, I'm not happy about myself either but that goes off topic...
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
15 Feb 10
i so dont care what others think of me, in fact, that was my new years resolution a couple of years ago. when it all comes down to it, you are the only person that you need to make happy. i guess this is because i am pretty creative and would rather be a leader than a follower and also an idividualist.
@MrKennedy (1993)
15 Feb 10
I used to be really insecure about what other people thought about me, and was always trying my best to please everybody However, as I got older, I started to realise that I wasn't being true to myself, and that I was only being what other people wanted to see, so I thought screw it, I will be myself and if other people don't like it, then that's their prolem, not mine
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I think this is something you worry about more when you are young. As you age, I think you acquire more confidence in yourself and you are more willing to just be yourself, regardless of what other people might think about it. At least, that's how it is for me.
@monkeylong (3146)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Feb 10
As far as I am concerned, I think I worry about what the other people think of myself? I just want to be man who is skoken highly by people around me. I want to be a great man. I want to try my best to make people think me better. As we all know that we all do not want people speak ill of ourselves. If there is someone speak ill of me, I think I will be angry.
@ksmita (515)
• India
15 Feb 10
yes , it do care about what people think of me and frankly i take their views very personally. if they think positive about me , i befreind them. but if they have negative views, i go into depression. i try not to give importance to such people , but i fail. sometimes i feel my all actions are taken to make people happy and myself. happy mylotting.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Heheh, I seldom care what others think of me... People are often very judgemental based upon what we wear or our outer appearance alone... If people are going to judge me from this, rumor and speculation, without even trying to get to know me first, then they can believe whatever the hell that they like - because they don't deserve the chance to get to know me :)
• India
15 Feb 10
Oh never i take burden of it. I do what i think and looked good to me , what the other's have opinion about me and my thinking i don't care, but accept the think over the suggestion given by my friends and elders. I am confident on me but not over confident so i always take care of it. I feel free to have this thinking and it actually true how long you can go in life by thinking other's.
@lhadie (33)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
No man is an island. And we need every person around us. Before, yes I do think of others opinion about me, but then I realized, people will always have something to say even though you'll do good or bad things. For me, it's up to us if we will let there words be true in our lives or take it as a challenge to do more good and prove them wrong.=)
@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
I am not the type who really worries about what others may think of me. I do not need their opinions to live my life. But I have to admit I know a lot of people who tries to get other peoples sympathy or who wants to know what others think of them for the sole purpose of improving oneself. I have reiterated to them that life does not need to be that way. Oh well, so long for those people. But remember the only person any one should be worried about would be the person up above. His opinions are far more greater than people on earth.
@icesmile (7160)
• Romania
15 Feb 10
It depends, if someone who really matter to me, I am interested to know me as i am, do not judge me wrong .... but if a person who means nothing to me, even I am not interested to make him have think well of me, but he don t know me but want to judge me, just because he is jealous, mean nothing for me, don t have any value, i don t care what think about me, just because a person who don t know me, but judge me, is a stupid person.
• India
15 Feb 10
Hi.. i actually dont care about these people think of me.. i know what am doing and these ppl will always be waiting to stab us from the back.. so i simply don care thinking it fall on deaf ears and keep going.. i ll lead my life only according to what my heart and the mind says..
• India
15 Feb 10
There was a time in my growing years when yes, it mattered to me what others thought of me. I was brought up to always think of others before myself, I was told that you must always value others’ opinion, always keep in mind that people should not talk bad about you, always go out of your way to be polite blah blah blah…it was quite late before I realized how wrong such upbringing was. There’s absolutely no comparison between being polite and being a complete weakling! Yes, that’s what I think…people who are forever more concerned with what people will think are nothing but weaklings…unsure about their own intentions, insecure and abysmally low in self-esteem. They are forever wanting others to support them, to endorse them and to say how good they are.