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In this world, there are far more people who won’t like you than there are who will, or so it seems. Just because you want someone to like you, doesn’t mean you can make that happen.

Whether you’re an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert doesn’t really matter. There will be people who like you and people who don’t like you regardless of how you are and where you fall in this manner. The main thing you need to keep in mind about all of this is that while you might want a lot of people to like you, not a lot of people matter. For the most part, only the opinions of very few should hold importance to you.

Just because someone is in your life does not mean the things they say or think hold power over you. You should only give power to a small number of people who you know will not do you harm. Making sure you’re placing your trust in the right individuals is important.

Whether you’re the kind of person who goes out every night or the person who stays at home and watches TV, you deserve to feel comfortable in your own body and life. Trying so hard to please others will get you nowhere. Below I am going to go over some of the signs that you’re placing too much value on the things other people think, don’t keep letting yourself down.

6 Signs You’re Putting Too Much Value On The Opinions Of Others:

1. You’re not chasing your dreams.

If you’re not chasing your dreams because of how you think others will view you, then you’re messing up big time. You should always chase your dreams. When everything is over and done with those who would have judged you for doing-so probably won’t be around still anyways.

2. You want to be the center of attention and try too hard to please others.

Being the center of attention is not all it’s cracked up to be. You cannot please everyone and at some point, you will realize that. Sure, you might be able to keep things up for a little while but eventually, you’ll become quite exhausted.

3. You are not being your authentic self.

Your authentic self deserves to come out if you’re hiding who you are and locking yourself away you’re messing up. Hiding away isn’t going to do you any good. If you’re uncomfortable showing someone your true self perhaps they don’t belong in your life, to begin with.

4. It seems like you’re constantly doing things you don’t want to do.

In this life, you don’t have to do things you do not want to do. Learning how to say ‘no’ is a valuable tool. Don’t let people take advantage of you.

5. You are afraid to express your own opinions.

You should never be afraid to express the way you feel or what you think about something. Everyone else gets to say what they want, why shouldn’t you? Don’t be the one to hold back to the point where speaking up becomes impossible.

6. Boundaries are not something you set or enforce properly.

While boundaries are extremely important you do not set or enforce them. This causes serious issues in your life. When we do not set boundaries we become taken advantage of much more often.