14 Things All Over-Thinkers Will Understand

14 Things All Over-Thinkers Will Understand


Find out 14 things that all Over Thinkers will surely understand.

Thinking too much over a matter can put you in a vicious cycle. So you need to understand at first whether you are an overthinking person or not.

Are you an overthinker

Imagine this hypothetical situation: It’s quite late at night and your husband is still not home from the office. He is 2 hours late than his usual hours of reaching home. You start wondering why he might be so late. You try to reason yourself in every way possible.

Finally, you get so overcome with anxiety that you call him. You find his phone switched off. This gets you more panic-stricken and you start to engage in all sorts of negative thoughts about what could have happened to him.

At some point, we feel like your head is hurting with all the pessimistic thinking and it’s going to blast.

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Does this sound familiar?

When we overthink, we are actually putting pressure on our brain areas specialized for cognitive functions. Our logical reasoning capacity is clouded and our stress level is elevated. We apprehend all sorts of negativity around us and contemplate danger or threat.

In a world which caters us with several stressful events, thinking is not at the surface-level anymore. Most of us are so anxious that we end up overthinking even the trivial of things, of least importance.

If you are here, you must surely have struggled with overthinking at any given point of time.

14 Things All Over-Thinkers Will Understand

Here are the 14 things that you might be able to relate to as an over-thinker:

1. When you say “you’re sorry,” you mean you’re really sorry.

If you feel like you’ve hurt other’s feelings, what others don’t know about is the amount of time you have spent thinking about the minute details of the fight and have realized how much sorry you are for your part.

Stay rest assured knowing that whether others accept their apology or not, this will not soon be forgotten.

2. You’re not an insecure control freak, you just think

I mean you don’t have to call us back right away but just know that in our mind we have already played out a bunch of scenarios where you are cheating on us with someone else or you have died.

Yes it’s possible that if you sent us on voicemail, we might think you aren’t alive anymore.

3. Your critical thinking skills are pretty on point.

You have mastered the art of reading between the lines. You do not believe in the face value of your words. Instead, we just interpret the deeper meaning of your lines.

Thanks to their capacity to over-think.

4. But your friends don’t seem to appreciate your analytical ninja skills.

Your friends might just end up saying how your overthinking irks them. Others might just end up unable to appreciate how analytical over-thinkers are.

5. Sleep is probably the most difficult aspect of your life.

Lying into the solitude of dark without any distractions inevitably makes us sink into our endless thoughts.

Night seems to the best environment to spend some time with your train of thought.

6. God forbid someone unfollows you on Instagram or unfriends you on Facebook.

You won’t rest until you find out what the reason was and what our part of the contribution was in getting unfriended. If will try to establish contact with that person to know the exact reason.

7. You delete texts, hesitate over writing emails and Facebook messages, delete and re-write tweets.

We always believe that the text could be put more precisely and in a better way and that’s why it takes us forever to write an important message. Okay, basically any message.

51 thoughts on “14 Things All Over-Thinkers Will Understand”

  1. Avatar of jbecklett1

    I always tagged myself as an over thinker. Its nice to know there are a lot of people like me; all the points are on point. Huh, still overthinking

  2. Avatar of Cathy Fitzpatrick

    I would not be here by my choice that’s for sure ( always felt like it has a kid growing up .. I belong in the countryside which only springs to mind my world before this was I was a country person and not a townie. I love please with less people

  3. Avatar of Amme Akkoraw

    Faith… if you have faith and give your worries to the highest divine.. nobody will ever be over thinker. Life will be much much easier.. Alhamdulillah Thank God Namaste

  4. Avatar of sri baba

    start doing any kind of inner martial arts, qigong, bagua, zhang zhuang, kung fu and so on. solves the issue by giving choice about thinking or not. i thought 20 years. without pause. now its up to me to start or stop thinking. try! 🙂

  5. Avatar of Freeatlast

    I agree. Nice to once again find out who I am and that I am sensitive and also an over-thinker too.

  6. Avatar of Neil Roberts

    I overthink and I hate it. I was awake in bed until 4 am last night because my mind wouldn't shut up. Round and round and round and…… It's exhausting because it leads nowhere – it doesn't lead to clarity or peace or motivation. It leads to mental paralysis and anxiety. It makes me wish I was someone else 🙁

  7. Avatar of Jennifer Sebits

    Wow. That about covers it all. There's one point that really stood out in particular. Finding someone or something that helps me get out of my own head and just stop the constant analyzing, is like heaven on earth for me. Constantly looking inward so that I can figure out all the "why's" and "what for's" of every little situation takes it's toll, mentally and physically. Even the smallest things like writing a simple message or email can take forever because I'm trying to word everything "just so". I'm completely obsessed with accurately interpreting my thought process in a manner that is as easily understood as possible. Obviously, I fall short of that mark all too often. It's when I'm sitting quietly and seemingly doing nothing but stare at the same place (often without blinking), that all the action takes place. This is the time when my brain is in it's highest gear and I'm actually expending an amazing amount of mental energy thinking things through to the tiniest detail. I can come out of this introspective state totally amazed by how much time has gone by. I, literally, feel like it's only been a few moments. The whole thing can feel like I just ran a marathon. Getting a break from my own thinking process is vacation time that I use to recharge my mental energy levels. My mind hits autopilot by letting my subconscious take over and work things through for a while. If only I got paid overtime for all the the extra effort I put into overthinking things! Lol.

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