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How often and how much do you compare yourself with others?

Asked by Hibernate (9019 points ) July 16th, 2011

Do you do it? Do you do it often or never?
Does it worth comparing yourself with others?

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TexasDude's avatar

Often.

Despite how I come across, I have the lowest self esteem ever, so it’s not unusual for me to compare myself with others who I perceive to be better than me, or what have you.

Sunny2's avatar

I wish I could be totally unselfconscious, but I’m not. I don’t think about it much, but I think I’m aware all the time and in some part of my mind I’m comparing and coming to conclusions. I’m generally content with the comparisons, but it’s taken a long time to get that comfortable with myself.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

It happens every day. I may be old, but there is no immunity to learning from others, unless one cuts off that desire.

abysmalbeauty's avatar

I cant say that I compare myself to others as much as others remind me of myself when I was happier about my appearance. So if that is comparing myself to others then I do it quite often.

woodcutter's avatar

I can’t even imagine doing that. I have nothing in common with….anyone.

poisonedantidote's avatar

I tend to compare my professional capability and fighting ability quite a bit, but other than that I have never compared my self to anyone. Some times I may compare my self to someone very different, just to try and get some insight in to what they are like.

MilkyWay's avatar

Eh, not much. To be honest, I couldn’t care less what other people think of me, and this means I don’t care about what we have in common and what we don’t.
The times I do compare though, are in the classroom, academically.

downtide's avatar

All the time, and I’m usually disappointed with the comparison. Pretty much everyone I meet is either better-looking, wealthier, smarter, taller or more talented than me.

LizzieBee's avatar

I always compare myself to others. It’s all about self improvement for me. It’s good for my ego to think that I look good compared to another girl but I also like to look at pictures of beautiful models and keep myself down to earth. (This sounds like boasting haha.) Also if I notice someone else being annoying, I’ll make a mental note not to do what they’re doing that’s making them annoying so I don’t annoy others. Anything else, I don’t really compare myself to others about.

CWOTUS's avatar

Not so much. I’m like Popeye the Sailor Man: I yam what I yam and that’s all what I yam.

Cruiser's avatar

Never ever…zip! Well once in the shower at the “Y” but he was a freak and I have since gotten over it!

blueiiznh's avatar

What is the sense of comparing? nope, nada, don’t do it.

Are you talking about sneaking peaks at the urinal or what?

Jude's avatar

Not anymore. I grew out of all of that.

Facade's avatar

Very often. I was taught at a young age that I needed to be better than everyone else at everything, and failing to do this resulted in disappointment from my parents. I have yet to shake that mentality.

pashley_108's avatar

A lot of the time, I know I shouldn’t half the time though, but it just happens.

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