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Do you always question and analyse what you say/think?

In the past 2 years I have developed a horrible habit of over analyzing my speech and thoughts, which I notice are typically negative. A realistic description of myself would be sensitive, a worrier and some friends would say I can't take a joke. I feel like all this is stopping me from expressing my thoughts and when I try I come off as confusing or I am not understood. Is there anybody who is/has gone through something similar and can relate? I don't often discuss these matters with anybody so I feel the world of my type of mind is a lonely one.
Category: Anxiety 8 years ago
Asked 8 years ago

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I think a lot of people with Anxiety do this. There's a fear of coming off the wrong way or saying the wrong thing. I over analyze most of the time but not as much as I used to. When I catch myself doing it I say the following things to myself: I am who I am. I should not have to change that. I should not have to walk on egg shells when it comes to my thoughts or feelings. If my friends love me for me, they will understand and they will stay. If they don't, it is not my fault they don't connect with what I say. etc, etc, etc. Just remind yourself that despite any faults you might have that you are lovable and likable, and anyone who doesn't think so is unimportant. Its unnecessary pressure to put on yourself, but it happens. Just try putting more of your true self out there, without analyzing anything first, and see where that goes. You might be surprised. People may respond differently than you're thinking.
Answered 8 years ago

Absolutely! Most ppl with anxiety issues, especially OCD! Over Annalise even the most pointless of thoughts ect.. I know I do!
Anxious Aussie
Answered 8 years ago
Anxious Aussie

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