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Do you think you're tough?

Asked by RealEyesRealizeRealLies (28349 points ) December 10th, 2013

I think I’m pretty tough, physically and emotionally.

This was not true for my younger years, teens and early twenties. I remember having fears of catching some rare disease, or being shocked by my own blood. Of course there were a few girls who broke my heart too.

Now I’m tough. Pretty thick skinned all around.

How about you?

EDIT: As tough as I think I am, there are times still, with my new born nephew, that I turn to mush.

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AshLeigh's avatar

Mostly, I like to pretend I think I’m tough.

DWW25921's avatar

No. I have no problem screaming like a little girl and running away at the first sign of peril. I don’t think of it as cowardice as much as self preservation.

filmfann's avatar

I am 57 years old, have a bad back, and have always been terribly sentimental.
On the flip, I am 6’2, very strong, and I have learned how to manage my pain.
I am tough enough.

Juels's avatar

Nope. Total weakling here. Bad thyroid, bad back, bad ovaries, bad sinuses, and I even cry during commercials. I could go on but don’t want to sound like my mother.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Physically yes, emotionally not so much. Old people, animals, children melt me. People I care about I really care about, too, you cry I cry kind of person. But I don’t take any crap either when it comes to seeing someone hurt or ridiculed in any way I will stand up to the biggest bada&& with no fear.

@DWW25921 I got your back – lol

DWW25921's avatar

@Juels If we got in to a fight which one of us would loose first?

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Chuck Norris II

Juels's avatar

@DWW25921 Tough call. If we had to watch scary movies, that would be an instant win for you.

DWW25921's avatar

@Juels Only if I can hold my blankie and teddy. Without them, I’m jello.

longgone's avatar

No. People think I am, sometimes, but that’s because I’m good at pretending.

janbb's avatar

I’m tough in the sense that I now know I can deal with what life throws at me but not tough in terms of hard and uncaring.

Blondesjon's avatar

I’m not tough. I just don’t give up.

KNOWITALL's avatar

It would be interesting to know if anyone here has ever gotten in a fight?! I have had a few confrontations but never actually had to throw a punch or slap or anything- lol

janbb's avatar

@KNOWITALL With my older brother, tooth and nails!

Blackberry's avatar

Nope, I’m just as afraid as everyone else.

Seek's avatar

I’m still alive. That’s gotta count for something.

Pachy's avatar

I bellow when I need to, but underneath I’m as meek as a lamb.

DWW25921's avatar

I’m a cat but I used to be a horse.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I don’t know. Others think I am.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Seek You fought back your oppressors, preserved your sanity & still have the capacity to love, that’s tough in my book.

WestRiverrat's avatar

Only when I’ve needed to be. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to turn it on or off when I want to.

hearkat's avatar

I’m not strong physically, but I am emotionally resilient.

jonsblond's avatar

I’m tough when I need to be.

YARNLADY's avatar

I am not the least bit tough and I never have been, so I’m used to it.

anniereborn's avatar

I grew up in an alcohol induced chaotic abusive mess. I am 45 now. I haven’t totally fallen over the edge yet. I’d say I’m tough.

Pooh54's avatar

I thought I was tough until my sister-in-law passed away recently. I realize I am a basket case hanging on by a thread. A frayed one. It is hard for me to think I will ever be tough again.

YARNLADY's avatar

@Pooh54 Awww, I’m sorry for your loss. I hope you find your way back quickly.

Pooh54's avatar

@YARNLADY I hope so too. I miss the old me. 10Q.

Valerie111's avatar

Nope, I’m a complete softie. I hate it.

jlk2525's avatar

Physically I’m pretty brave but stronger emotionally. I’m tougher than anyone I know. I just try to use it only when I have to but if they make the mistake of thinking they can bully me because I’m a smaller woman they soon find out they’ve underestimated me.

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