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Sometimes I worry I'm insane... - May 14th 2014, 12:27 PM

I almost don't even want to post this because I'm sort of REALLY embarrassed, but basically I feel like I sometimes still have the mentality of a kid and/or I'm crazy because I used to think like this as a kid and still do. That being said, what I'm referring to is like being paranoid. For example sometimes the thought will pop into my head that others can hear what I'm thinking so I start trying to alter my thoughts just in case. I know it's stupid and I try not to but I can't help it. Hell when I'm playing a game like say Bingo on Facebook, I truly believe that if I ask for a certain number too much or am thinking too rude of thoughts for not having gotten the number, that the game can somehow magically sense that and won't give it to me. I can rationalize in my head that that is not possible and the game is not some unusual sentient creation, but I still think it and still try to adjust my thoughts accordingly.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who does things like this. I seriously feel really stupid when I do but I can't help it and I try not to. Hell one time I had it stuck in my head in middle school that it was not my aunt picking me up after school that day but like an alien trying to see if I'd notice we were taking a weird route or see if I could take them to my home... God I feel really stupid mentioning all of this. I almost don't want to post but I also want some insight from you guys and I'm very seriously hoping I'm not the only person who does this unintentionally...

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Re: Sometimes I worry I'm insane... - May 14th 2014, 02:51 PM

I get things like that too! Sometimes before I go to bed, I think that if I touch my piano (which is next to my bed) accidentally, then a fire will start in my house. It's odd I know and it can make you feel so embarrassed and stupid but it's quite normal.

If it's really really bothering you, you could talk to someone, but I promise you that you aren't stupid and you shouldn't be embarrassed, it's amazing that you've managed to post it

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Re: Sometimes I worry I'm insane... - May 14th 2014, 04:56 PM

Sometimes I feel that way too. My mom always tells me that if I were I wouldn't be where I am, and the fact that I feel my behaviors or thoughts are odd proves that I'm not insane.
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Re: Sometimes I worry I'm insane... - May 14th 2014, 05:21 PM


It's mostly just that you have a very active imagination. Often, I've had a few things happen to me as well. It used to happen a whole lot before, but it has pretty much stopped now. My mum contests that it was probably because I was going through a really rough time, though I did tell her that I didn't feel I was, to which see said, maybe I didn't realise because of my imagination helping me escape, or provide an alternative or something. I don't know. Food for thought, I guess.

Either way, I really did have a lot of this happening, especially feeling that people could read my thoughts and I would try not thinking at all, and such. If it's starting to bother you greatly, then do talk to someone about it, as Emily said. There's nothing wrong in it, and there is no need for you to feel embarrassed about, at all. Even if it weren't "normal", there really is no need to feel ashamed.

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Re: Sometimes I worry I'm insane... - May 16th 2014, 08:07 PM

You are not insane. You just get worried about things but that is normal. If this is frequent than you can talk to a counselor or therapist and they can help you with how you can cope with these thoughts.

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Re: Sometimes I worry I'm insane... - May 17th 2014, 02:03 AM

It's like you know me so well! I worry people can feel and read my thoughts when certain things happen so I do the same as you. I like constantly feel worried about stupid things like that. I wish I understood it more but your not alone with the feelings.

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Re: Sometimes I worry I'm insane... - August 7th 2014, 09:03 PM

I do all this except the alien picking me up thing- it's someone who wants to kidnap me. I try to alter my thoughts all the time, like think about bubblegum or something totally boring or irrelevant And I'll get mad at chance games like bingo for not listening to my thoughts... I worried I was going insane for a while, but I don't think I am now. And I had more, for lack of a better word, "Symptoms" of insanity. Simple stuff like talking to myself, or the violent stuff. Honestly, I think it's a little strange but not really anything to worry about
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Re: Sometimes I worry I'm insane... - August 8th 2014, 11:25 PM

Same with me paranoia and people can read my thoughts. I feel as if I'm an open book and everyone knows everything about me. Don't worry you are just fine.

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