Growing up I didn’t really pay too much attention to what people thought of me. I don’t really remember what happened in elementary school – I just hear random stories from parents, family and friends. As I have gotten older, what people think about me consumes my thoughts. I think about every little thing I do – how I walk, talk, anything I do that people can judge me for. It consumes a lot of my time and energy and is one of the things I dislike most about myself. I wish I was one of the people that could say, do or wear whatever they want and not think twice about it, but I am not. I overthink things way too much – to the point where I think that someone doesn’t like me or is mad at me when in reality, they probably didn’t think twice about the 30 second conversation we had three years ago. Overthinking things means I don’t really get in many arguments because I am too afraid I will hurt or offend someone. Overthinking causes me to consider multiple viewpoints and possible responses.