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How do you get over the feeling that people are laughing at you?

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Last Updated: 11/21/2020 at 9:38pm
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Top Rated Answers
Mike30400
December 14th, 2015 1:38am
It may be hard, I know, I've been there. Just forget about them and know that you are better, keep your head up.
Anonymous
December 25th, 2015 7:24pm
The way I got over the feeling of people laughing at me, is I realised that not everyone will always like you and you can always please everyone
Anonymous
December 24th, 2015 4:43pm
You have to remember you are not the things they say you are. what ever they are laughing at you for is not true you are so much better then what you think
ciaraorourke333
January 31st, 2016 11:06pm
You have to be confident in who you are, and show people that you are proud to be you. Don't focus on other people focus on yourself and it doesn't matter what they think
WaltzingRavens
January 1st, 2016 4:25pm
What I always do is think of a kinda annoying, yet catchy, song (Hey Mickey for example) and play it on repeat in my head. It drowns out the feeling pretty quickly, as all you can focus on is the mini concert in your head.
Anonymous
June 12th, 2016 5:25pm
It's hard to do so, but I had to think, that I'm not living my life for them, but for myself. I know that nothing lasts forever, and in the end they would mean nothing to mee. Why waste your time worrying about what they think of you? It's better to concentrate on the people who love you for who you are. As the famous quotiation says: "Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." So if anyone minds, they shouldn't matter to you, and you should get them out of your life, because they're not worth it. They don't care, and you shouldn't care either. It's YOUR life, and you can do WHATEVER you want to. :)
caringfireworks42
December 18th, 2014 7:14am
I take a deep breath,and try to take another look. Most of the time people aren't even looking at me. Sometimes, seeing if people are laughing, it might be something else, something that I can laugh at myself, or something else completely unrelated to what I did or didn't do.
Anonymous
January 8th, 2016 4:57pm
I laugh myself with them and try to make the best of it.It's important to stay positive, no matter what.You are worth much more than what they think you do.Besides, they don't know you enough.Such people should either be taught common sense or avoided.
Charvisioku
January 13th, 2016 9:56am
Work on your own self-confidence first and foremost - if you feel good about yourself you'll feel less like there's anything for people to laugh at. It's imperative that you value yourself and build on your self image wherever possible.
SweetasCandyMandy
February 11th, 2016 5:46am
9 times out of 10, I laugh right along with them.The feeling that people are laughing at you stems from the fear of being judged. If I know myself well enough, have judged myself fairly, then I know what they're probably laughing at, and yea - maybe that can be kind of funny.
Anonymous
June 15th, 2016 10:39pm
You may never fully get over it, but the idea that you must instill in yourself is that YOU are YOU! Disregard others definitions and ideas about you. If others want to laugh, let them laugh! Being you is the best thing you could possibly be, and if others can't respect that, it is their own issue.
Ksha97
January 10th, 2016 4:23pm
Just try to ignore them Just believe in yourself , everyone has its own beauty that is revealed in certain situation
Anonymous
January 30th, 2016 7:12pm
There is no way people are laughing at you , you feel small? You feel anxious and afraid of facing people ? You think its unfair ? Well if you start to believe in yourself as a strong , confident gorgeous , unique person u will find happiness , the true happiness you want just believe that u are the best in the way you are and there is someone out there who care about you and love you deeply because you are the amazing person he wants
Naabell17
November 9th, 2017 7:15am
I just ignore them because they are wasting their own time. I dont care why they're laughing because they miss an opportunity to know how great I am
Calitopiaa
December 1st, 2017 2:50am
You stand tall and proud, and avoid assuming the worst. Sometimes they laugh because a part of them feels envy toward you. Just keep your confidence high.
Anonymous
January 10th, 2016 9:58pm
I laugh along with them. I'm usually the one making the joke. If I think people are laughing at me I just smile and nod
Anonymous
June 8th, 2016 4:36pm
Keep your head high and act as if you don't notice them. If people are laughing at you they expect a reaction, don't give them one.
gabriellevasilieva
December 9th, 2015 12:45am
For me, I fake it till I make it. Sometimes I just laugh and pretend that I don't care, even though I do, deep down.
adoredYellow28
December 30th, 2015 10:07pm
I tell myself that the people who really matter will accept me for who I am, and that those who are laughing don't really matter. Plus, it's better to make people laugh than cry!
Anonymous
January 7th, 2016 2:23am
You learn to not care what others think of you. If you can be okay with who you are who cares what others think?
Anonymous
April 29th, 2015 3:12am
Learn to be more self-confident people get this feeling most of the time because they look down on themselves. As long as you have a few close people that you know love and care for you it shouldn't be difficult to learn how to appreciate yourself for who you are.
Anonymous
December 11th, 2015 8:48pm
I keep telling myself:"So what? They have no reason to laugh at me, and even if they're laughing at me, I don't care. Let them laugh,". Just keep convincing yourself that they aren't until you will stop thinking that they are laughing at you. Also, when you laugh with your friends, and it happens that someone walks by, you and your friends weren't laughinf at that person, so maybe it just happened that you walked by when they were laughing :-)
Anonymous
December 31st, 2015 4:35pm
Take some deep breaths. You may want to think about something you like, not that people are laughing at you, to take your mind off of the laughing.
Anonymous
January 9th, 2016 10:28pm
You ignore them and you think to yourself do they not have anything better to be doing with their lives,they'res nothing to laugh about you!
shesays11
January 16th, 2016 7:22pm
remember that you can not read minds and what you think people are thinking, may not be what they are thinking.
Anonymous
January 20th, 2016 3:00pm
I remember that even if they are, they can't hurt my life. They are just people and I control how I want to interpret things.
colorfulWhisper36
June 16th, 2016 2:44am
I hold my head high and don't let peoples biased judgements of me bring me down. Im a strong woman who won't down her self for anybody
Laks1
April 6th, 2017 4:16pm
Sometimes we think people are laughing at us when they haven't even thought about us. Also we end up being more concerned about people laughing at us because we feel there is something to laugh at or because we don't believe in ourselves. So if you want to get over that feeling, you need to feel good about yourself and have some self esteem. That way you would move about freely without thinking about anyone laughing at you
Anonymous
April 7th, 2018 5:28am
It happened to me couple days ago, I felt horrible and I still feel the pain inside me. Because I speak English with accent they judge me!!! What I did is just ignore them because they are reckless. I keep convincing myself that I should be proud of myself coming from a foreign country and get a higher education in different language. To tell you the truth it’s disappointing to see people like that exist
BrandonCares1074
May 4th, 2018 9:41pm
You can remember that no matter what people think about you, it doesn't change who you are. If people make assumptions about you, that shows that they are not the kind of people you would want to associate with anyway.