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7 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker

It's a sickness.

1. Decisions Are Your Kryptonite

Little or big they will consume you. And whatever you choose, you'll irrationally question yourself after the fact. "Whyyy did I return that dress? It was the best thing that ever happened to me!"

5 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker
5 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker

2. You Spend an Eternity Drafting an Email

5 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker

You agonize all the way down to the punctuation—a period looks too harsh, an exclamation mark is overly excited, maybe just put a smiley face?? Same goes for texting.


3. You Worry the Dressing Room Attendant

"Doing alright in there?" Yes, yes you are—but you need the proper amount of time to analyze every item and send a collection of photos to your bestie for evaluation. Is it too expensive? Where will you wear it? Do you already own something just like it? It takes an extreme amount of concentration. And don't even start with gift shopping.

5 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker

4. You're a Master of Overanalyzing Words

5 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker

Spoken and written. That text at the end of the date: He's either in love with you or never wants to see you again. That awkward hello: Something is wrong. Very wrong. Time to figure out what you did. That Facebook post: Clearly a passive aggressive message to you.

Speaking of FB...

5. Posting to Social Media Feels Like Jumping Off a Cliff

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram alike create the internal dialogue, "Is this weird? Am I funny? Will this offend someone? What will so-and-so think? What if no one likes it? Oh God, no one is liking it. Should I delete? Will it look more pathetic if I delete? Maybe it's best to just sweat this one out."

5 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker

6. Meditation Feels Like Torture

5 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker

It's supposed to fix all this insanity...but it's wasting precious thinking time people!

7. Your Worries Turn into Long Tales of Destruction

5 Symptoms of Being an Overthinker

When it comes to worrying, the possibilities are endless! You waste all your creative energy thinking of worst case scenarios. Fortunately, they rarely come true.

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