How do I stop being an oversensitive crybaby?
I get upset and cry really easily, over really stupid things. I feel disgusting whenever someone tries to comfort me because I'm a poor sad girl. It makes me feel like some kind of emotional whore. I feel like a little kid who can't function without constant reassurance. I beat myself up over it a lot but that just continues the negative cycle of thought. The only way to not be asking people to pity me is to stop being a baby who gets their feelings hurt so easily, but I don't know how to do that.
Aww, does wittle baby want a wittle help with a vewy sewious pwoblem? Yes you do! Yes you do!
If the issue is feelings being hurt, understand that's almost never the other person's intention; you're interpreting it that way - interpreting intents that aren't there. Their words mean nothing. Like you, they are flawed and imperfect people. Moreover, why would it matter what someone says to you? They're them, an atomized person, and you're you, your own atomized person.
My problem isn't that I think anyone is trying to hurt me, it's mostly that people's words can easily remind me of my insecurities and low self esteem, and then I feel bad about myself, and then I feel bad about feeling bad about myself and it never ends. I want to break out of this by I have no idea how to feel better about myself.
No enabling allowed, shitmeister!
Maybe you should do things that make you feel worthy of feeling good? Like write a book, or bake a cake, or climb Mount Everest? Or maybe you should hit yourself in the temple with a ball-peen hammer with the goal of developing an amnesia, which would save you completely from all insecurity and self-esteem? Then >>16666046 could come in wearing his shining armor, shower you with affection, and all would be well.
but anon I don't feel good about myself unless I have an over-sensitive crybaby in my life to... baby.
Think it's because I never got you know, reassurance or praise as a kid so it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside to give it to people that need it