Wondering Why You Don’t Like People? 23 Reasons You Find People Irritating

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There’s an old “Peanuts” cartoon where Linus famously retorts to Lucy, “I love mankind…It’s people I can’t stand!!”

Can you relate?

Have you ever come home from a long day and thought to yourself: “Why don't I like people? Why do I find them so irritating? Is something wrong with me?”

If so, don't worry – you're not alone. 

Most of us feel the same way; we're just too afraid or shy to admit it.

And it's not necessarily because we are introverts or don't know how to socialize.

There could be various reasons you don't like people, some of which may not immediately be apparent. 

Let’s look at 23 possible explanations of why you find people irritating, what it means, and how to deal with it.

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How To Get Your Life Together

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Do you ever feel like your life is spiraling out of control — as though you’re running around in circles with no clue about what you’re supposed to be doing?

We’ve all been there at some point in our lives, and it’s an unsettling, painful place to be.

When you’re caught in this trap of confusion, it feels impossible to take the first step to extricate yourself.

But that’s the thing about life — it’s overwhelming and difficult, but at the same time it presents you with a unique opportunity to gain clarity as you grow and evolve.

If you’re feeling stuck and want to make some changes, these 25 strategies show you how to get your life together so you can feel confident and happy again.

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Great Philosophical Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves

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For those moments when you want to discuss life, the universe, and everything, we bring you this list of philosophical questions.

May they lead to countless deep, engaging, and enjoyable conversations.

Whether you’re feeling pensive, flirty, mischievous, or just bored with your daily routine, you’ll find philosophical questions in this list that are perfect for the occasion.

And once you start asking them and thoughtfully considering the answers you receive, your life will never be the same.

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15 Deeply Moving Poems About Letting Go

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Sometimes, poetry hits the spot.

It moves us verbally and emotionally and has the power to lay bare the complexities of life’s ups and downs from different vantage points.

Letting go of the past is a challenging charge, but poetry about moving on in life is a balm to help you navigate rough waters.

As such, today, we’re celebrating 15 moving poems about letting go and walking forward with confidence. 

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13 Science-Backed Reasons It’s Normal To Talk To Yourself

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Is it weird to talk to yourself? You’ve seen the looks. You’ve heard the whispers.

You know some of your coworkers have expressed concern (or annoyance). Are they right to? 

You’re not just saying random one-liners, after all.

You’re having conversations with yourself.

And folks are acting as though you’ve crossed the line from quirky to certifiable. 

The thing is, talking to yourself helps you in ways your critics clearly haven’t discovered yet.

So, how do you sell them on the virtues of “thinking out loud”? 

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7 Ways Your Choices Have Consequences

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How do bad decisions affect your life?

Do you look back to a time before a particular decision and wish you could go back and choose differently?

While not all of your choices have negatively impacted your life, you sometimes wonder why a single ill-advised choice should hold so much power. 

Some choices affect more of your life than others.

But every time you face two very different options, your choice is likely to impact one area of your life more than others. 

How does that work? Read on to find out. 

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14 Ways To Understand Yourself Better

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Just when you think you have a pretty good handle on what makes you tick, you catch yourself doing something freakishly out of character?

Or is it? Maybe you don’t know yourself as well as you thought?

Maybe the weirder part of you is still a mystery to the part of you that runs the show.

In any case, your inner weirdo keeps showing up.

And you don’t know whether to make peace with it or show it who’s boss.

(And what if the weirdo is actually the boss of you?)

So, what can you do to understand yourself better? Here are some thoughts.

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How To Be Your True Self In 11 Doable Steps

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“Just be yourself.” Have you heard that before?

It sounds so simple, yet it often seems unattainable. You'd love to just be yourself if you knew exactly who that is.

We get so caught up trying to be somebody else, somebody better, that we lose ourselves in the process. Or never find ourselves at all.

Sometimes, what we think is our real self is just a facade we use to show off to the world or to cover our flaws.

So, how do we become our true and authentic selves?

How do we regain our sense of being in a world so engrossed by false idols and insincere personalities?

Let's talk about simple yet effective things you can do to become yourself again.

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